Talladega Superspeedway will undergo a $50 million renovation project that will include new Cup garages and a new fan area, track officials announced Thursday.
The project will begin after the Oct. 14 Cup race there. The project is expected to be completed in 2019 in time for the October Cup weekend.
Among the changes:
# 44 new enclosed Cup garage stalls
# Four 25-person suites with views into the Cup garage
# Existing Cup garage becomes the Xfinity garage
# Walkway inside the garages allows fans to see the cars being prepared.
In the fan area:
# Nearly 35,000-square foot open air club with a bar area, view into the Cup garage and video board on one end.
# Two new concession stands
# Two new restrooms
# First aid facility
# New Gatorade Victory Lane
# WiFi coverage throughout the area
The track also will have a Paddock Club that will have seating for about 600. The track is adding about 300 premium RV Camping sites along the Alabama Gang Superstretch and frontstretch near the start/finish line. Each space will have power and water hookups and be inside a gated community.
The track will build a new media center. It also will have a new drivers meeting room. There will be a new two-lane oversized vehicle tunnel under Turn 3 that will be large enough for team haulers and RVs.