Talladega Confirms ARCA Menards Series Date

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TALLADEGA, Ala. – ARCA and Talladega Superspeedway officials announced Wednesday that for the 59th time in series history, the ARCA Menards Series will compete at the 2.66-mile speedway on Saturday, April 24.

The event will be a part of a Saturday doubleheader with the NASCAR Xfinity Series and will take place the day before the Sunday, April 25, GEICO 500 where Ryan Blaney will seek to defend his victory earlier this year.

Kids 12 and younger will be admitted free to Saturday’s ARCA Menards Series & NASCAR Xfinity Series races.

The ARCA Menards Series first competed at the 2.66-mile venue during the track’s inaugural season in 1969 in the Vulcan 500, where Jim Vandiver took the checkered flag. Except for a four-year stretch (1971-74), the ARCA Menards Series has been a staple at the track.

Drew Dollar became the 18th driver to earn his first victory in the ARCA Menards Series event on Talladega’s 33-degree banking this past summer while 2020 series champion Bret Holmes, from nearby Munford, Ala., had his best finish at his home track with a third-place result.

Justin Haley, a former ARCA winner at Talladega, swept both of the Talladega Xfinity Series races held this past season, cementing his place in the NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs. He wound up being a playoff contender for the title in the Championship four.

NASCAR Hall of Famers Red Farmer, Davey Allison and Mark Martin won ARCA Menards Series races at Talladega while noted current motorsports competitors Ty Dillon, Justin Allgaier and Michael Annett have also gone to Gatorade Victory Lane at Talladega.