NASCAR’s most-popular driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be making his final start at Talladega Superspeedway this Sunday. It’s at this track where Earnhardt Jr. has accumulated six career victories and it probably gives Dale Jr. his best chance at capturing one last win before he retires after the season. However, this news might only be the second most important thing happening at the track this weekend.
While Talladega Superspeedway has long been considered by fans as one of NASCAR’s most exciting tracks thanks to its high speeds and close racing, there’s always been one element missing — until now.
Earlier this year, citizens voted yes to pass a law allowing Sunday alcohol sales in the city of Lincoln, Alabama, which happens to be the city that Talladega Superspeedway calls home. Fans previously had to purchase their alcohol earlier in the week and then bring it with them to the track in coolers.
Needless to say, there are some NASCAR fans who are very excited about the new law.
“Talladega is supposed to be the party central of NASCAR,” said NASCAR fan Cara Cartwight, according to ABC 33/40 News. “That’s all you hear is party, party, party, but if you have to bring your own alcohol, it’s a little annoying at times.”
The party taking place at Talladega this Sunday is scheduled to reach its climax at 2pm ET when the green flag waves for the Alabama 500.