Talladega Superspeedway

These photos of the things left behind by NASCAR fans on the Talladega infield are worth far more than 1,000 words. 

By Dan Gartland
April 30, 2019

These photos are worth far more than 1,000 words

Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama is the party capital of NASCAR. Fans show up on Wednesday to start camping on the track’s infield before the race on Sunday and spend all weekend doing depraved things like wrestling in barbecue sauce.

When it’s all done, though, somebody has to clean up the mess left by tens of thousands of booze-soaked race fans. In the cold light of morning, the remnants of the weekend’s festivities look a lot less whimsical and much more like the aftermath of an Alabama apocolypse. 

In recent years, the track’s Twitter account has taken to documenting the consequences (see the April 2018 edition here and the October 2018 edition here) and this year may be the best yet.

The track posted 24 tweets with photos of knee braces, stripper poles and many other things that had been set on fire. I’m going to embed them all here because it would be a crime to leave any of them out. 

I think the massive amounts of empty Busch Light cans do a good job of explaining what happened here. 

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This angle is by far the most damning, and it’s utterly hilarious. 

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