TALLADEGA, Ala. – Blasts from the past! Talladega Superspeedway is taking a stroll down memory lane for the South’s biggest party on Friday, April 24 – the “Big One on the Blvd.” – and bringing back four of the most memorable fan competitions from the past.
Scheduled for a 7 p.m. CDT start, the “Big One on the Blvd” that has been a staple at the track since 2014, will showcase some of NASCAR’s biggest stars atop a Mardi-Gras style float, parading down Talladega Blvd. in the legendary infield. When the float reaches the Miller Lite Pavilion, fans will participate in four oldie but goodie, original “fan challenges” – all overseen by NASCAR drivers and personalities.
The four classic games from the “Big One on the Blvd.” vault include:
No need to cry! The onion eating contest returns from 2017! Four contestants will devour three tasty delicacies in a three-round elimination race – a cup of yummy buttermilk, tender sardines topped off with olive oil, and a whole, tear-dropping onion. Winner gets $150!
Remember that time grandmamma yanked someone through the Jell-O and into next week? We do! Pulling this ’Dega style tire tug-o-war competition back from 2018, there will be two rounds of battle and a championship finale for both guys and gals to see who can get their tire across the finish line first! Each winner gets $150!
SAME GAME, NEW NAME! We all sang OH SIT as the famous youth game of musical chairs approached a new level of competition! Revived from 2018, six males will battle in elimination rounds to claim the final throne and win $200!
DIRTY GIRL DELUXE WASH
We might have dirtied up our window just to see this competition from 2018 again! Suds and bubbles, dirt and dust. In order to win, cleaning’s a must! Using their bodies as sponges, ladies will relay through the ’Dega car wash collecting as much water and soap as possible to clean their dirty windows first without using their hands. Winner receives $300!
Fans can sign up here for a chance to participate in one of the competitions and go down in “Big One on the Blvd.” history!
A host of some of the biggest names in NASCAR are expected to partake in this year’s festivities. Noted personalities who have participated in the past include NASCAR Cup Series drivers Clint Bowyer, Austin Dillon, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ryan Blaney, Chase Elliott, Bubba Wallace, Brad Keselowski, Erik Jones, Kyle Larson, Denny Hamlin, Daniel Suárez, Kevin Harvick, William Byron, Alex Bowman, Ty Dillon, Matt DiBenedetto, Corey LaJoie, Brendan Gaughan, Daniel Hemric, Tyler Reddick, Cole Custer, Noah Gragson, and Chase Briscoe, along with media types from NBC Sports (Jeff Burton, Rick Allen, Rutledge Wood, and Steve Letarte), FOX Sports (Jeff Gordon and Michael Waltrip) and Motor Racing Network (Dave Moody, Jeff Striegle and Kim Coon).
All Renewal Guest ticket holders, infield camping guests and fans who purchased an infield wristband can join in on the festivities. Be sure to bring your ticket for access. For information on the “Big One on the Blvd.” or general ticket information, call 855-518-RACE (7223) or visit www.talladegasuperspeedway.com.
*Signing up for a competition does not guarantee a spot as a competitor. Talladega Superspeedway staff will select the final list of game participants.
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