The first Race to End COVID was held at Talladega Superspeedway in May 2021. Hundreds of participants came from as far away as Vermont to feel the rush of steering their own cars around the 33-degree banked turns of the iconic track — a special incentive for getting themselves vaccinated and tested for COVID-19.
With help from partners including NASCAR, the Alabama National Guard, the Alabama Department of Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), CDC Foundation, and the Increasing Community Access to Testing program of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, race fans got a once-in-a-lifetime driving experience and protected their health for the good of themselves and their friends, families and loved ones.
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– May 16, 2021
It’s being called the "Race to End COVID-19." On Saturday, May 15, the Talladega Superspeedway offered free COVID-19 testing and vaccinations, but organizers took a creative approach to get people tested and ... Read the Article »
– May 15, 2021
Anyone looking to be tested for COVID or receive a vaccination could come out to the Superspeedway and earn two laps on one of the biggest race tracks. Read the Article »
Get COVID-19 Tested or Vaccinated for FREE at Talladega Superspeedway This Saturday, and Get Two Laps Around Iconic Track
– May 11, 2021
This Saturday, May 15, families can join the race to end COVID-19 by getting a FREE COVID-19 test and/or vaccine, and enjoy an exclusive opportunity to drive around the greatest race track in the world - Talladega ... Read the Article »
Coronavirus: Talladega Superspeedway opening track to people who participate in testing, vaccination
– May 10, 2021
Health officials in Alabama are inviting people to “join the race to end COVID-19,” offering those who get vaccinated or tested at an upcoming event the chance to drive two laps on the Talladega Superspeedway. Read the Article »