NASCAR's Talladega Superspeedway is so big, you could fit all 14 SEC football stadiums inside

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  • It is often difficult to truly appreciate the speed and size of NASCAR on television.
  • NASCAR’s biggest track is Talladega Superspeedway, a 2.66-mile tri-oval.
  • A graphic created by the track shows that all 14 SEC football stadiums could fit inside the track, with plenty of room to spare.
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One thing NASCAR has struggled with at times is that it can be difficult for casual fans to appreciate the sport on television fully. That is especially true for the speed of the cars but is also the case for the sheer size of the events.

This weekend, NASCAR returns to its largest venue, Talladega Superspeedway.

Just how big is Talladega? It is so big, you can fit all 14 SEC football stadiums inside, with plenty of room to spare. The racetrack recently put together this graphic to show the comparison.

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According to Google Maps, the infield alone at the 2.66-mile, tri-oval track covers approximately 270 acres. Bryant-Denny Stadium, home of the Alabama Crimson Tide and one of the largest stadiums in the SEC, covers fewer than 13 acres.

NASCAR is faster than most realise. It is also a lot bigger.

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