The four challenges will be determined by a “Pick them from the Fans” for the popular Talladega event overseen by NASCAR drivers and motorsports personalities
TALLADEGA, Ala. (March 24, 2022) – After a two-year hiatus, the popular Talladega Superspeedway The big one on the boulevard is back this spring, but with a twist. Through an online “Pick ‘Em Fan Vote” at /bigoneblvd/, fans will be able to choose the four quirky and outlandish “Fan Competitions” that will award cash prizes to fans and will be overseen by NASCAR drivers. and motorsport personalities.
NASCAR’s Party Capital is taking it back to the old school for the can’t-miss event on Friday, April 22, as part of the GEICO 500 NASCAR Cup Series weekend. Scheduled for a 7 p.m. CDT start, The Big One on the Blvd will feature a host of NASCAR’s biggest stars atop a Mardi-Gras-style float, parading down Talladega Blvd into the track’s legendary infield before the start of fan competitions.
Online voting begins today (March 24) and entries can be submitted until 3:00 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, April 6. Fans will be able to choose four of the six legendary games that have been part of The Big One on the Blvd’s history. . They understand:
- BBQ Sauce Wrestling: Grab the opponent’s flag from the sauce ring and place it back in your designated bucket!
- Jell-O Crawl: Crawl on your hands and knees through a Jell-O pit while racing!
- Oh sit down: Musical chairs, minus the chairs, and replaced by balls!
- Rubber Traction: Another pit from Jell-O, but with a tug-of-war tire!
- Slopfest: Three “tasty” delights, with each round “tastier” than the last!
- Talladega Knights: The ultimate pillow fight (and flour and glitter), atop a balance beam!
Some of NASCAR’s biggest names are expected to take part in the festivities this spring. Noted personalities who have participated in past The Big One on the Blvd events include current NASCAR drivers: Austin Dillon, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ryan Blaney, Ty Dillon, Bubba Wallace, Brad Keselowski, Erik Jones, Kyle Larson, Denny Hamlin , Chase Elliott, William Byron, Kurt Busch, Alex Bowman, Tyler Reddick, Kevin Harvick, Chase Briscoe, Daniel Suarez, Corey Lajoie, Cole Custer, Daniel Hemric, Noah Gragson, and Jeffrey Earnhardt; media types: Clint Bowyer, Michael Waltrip, Kim Coon, Dave Moody and Jeff Striegle; and team executive Jeff Gordon.
All Renewal Guest ticket holders, camping guests on the grounds and fans who have purchased a wristband on the ground can participate in the festivities and must bring their ticket/wristband for access. For more information on The Big One on the Blvd, click here, or for all weekend admission opportunities, visit www.talladegasuperspeedway.com or call 1-877-Go2-DEGA.
Saturday, April 23 action on the 33-degree incline of Talladega Superspeedway will feature a dual race with the General Tire 200 (12:00 p.m. CDT) for the ARCA Menards Series and the Ag-Pro 300 (3:00 p.m. CDT) for the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Sunday’s GEICO 500 NASCAR Cup Series event is scheduled for a 2 p.m. CDT start.
Saturday night, the traditional Infield Concert will take place at the intersection of Eastaboga and Talladega Boulevards, featuring country music artist and Alabama native Riley Green. Admission to the Saturday night concert on the pitch is FREE for all guests on the pitch and for anyone who purchases a grandstand ticket for the GEICO 500.
NASCAR’s new “Next Gen” car will see its first action on Talladega’s 33 degree tilt in the GEICO 500. Debuting at the season opener DAYTONA 500, the Next Gen car is a collaboration of the brightest minds geniuses of racing engineering and the automotive industry. . It is designed to give drivers greater control and will emphasize racing strategies, team personnel and vehicle setup while bringing back the “stock car” look to NASCAR. So far this season, racing cars that look more like street vehicles have put on amazing races for fans.
Fans are encouraged to follow all the happenings at the biggest and baddest race track on the planet by following Talladega Superspeedway on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.
About Talladega Superspeedway
Talladega Superspeedway is the most competitive race track in the NASCAR program (record 88 lead changes in 188 laps), steepest (33 degrees) and longest (2.66 miles), as well as the most fun and more fan-friendly. Three- and four-wide races at 200 mph are a norm at Talladega Superspeedway, along with biting photo finishes. For more information, visit www.talladegasuperspeedway.com or call 1-877-Go2-DEGA.