Part of the experience of a NASCAR weekend at Talladega Superspeedway, NASCAR’s biggest track happens away from the 2.66 mile racing surface. It actually happens inside the huge infield of the Alabama track and at night. Thousands of fans, drivers and media let loose Friday night as Talladega Superspeedway held its one-of-a-kind Mardi Gras-style party the “Big One on the Blvd”.
What was once an unsanctioned gathering of partying fans along the main boulevard of the Talladega infield has become a, somewhat, moderated affair that lasts long into the night; Friday was no exception. Jeff Gordon, Danica Patrick, Brad Keselowski, Clint Bowyer, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Austin Dillon, Kyle Larson, Greg Biffle, Denny Hamlin, Brendan Gaughan, Michael Waltrip and Kenny Wallace all showed up to oversee, and participate in original fan games such as “Angry Wieners” – a competitive eating plus athletic prowess featuring hot dogs, baked beans, and memories – and “Body Pong” – an individual game of skill, luck, and taste in fashion featuring balloons filled with liquids.
The boisterous, and highly inebriated, audience, as well as the drivers, judged the events. MORE>>>