Talladega Superspeedway Chairman Grant Lynch spoke today on planned safety initiatives at the Alabama speed plant.
“Following an extensive track review with International Speedway Corporation, NASCAR and ARCA, Talladega Superspeedway will add SAFER Barrier to its existing barrier system in advance of the May 1-3 NASCAR weekend,” said Lynch in a written statement. “The new SAFER barrier will be placed in three locations along the inside wall at entrances to pit road, Turn One and Turn Three. Talladega Superspeedway will continue to review its safety initiatives and provide updates as circumstances warrant.
“We are committed to making Talladega Superspeedway a safe environment for drivers as well as our fans. Safety is our top priority and we will continue to collaborate with ISC, NASCAR and ARCA on any future safety enhancements.”
NASCAR return to Talladega May 1-3 for the GEICO 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race and Winn-Dixie 300 NASCAR XFINITY event.