Ride Along with Johnson, Truex, Earnhardt and Edwards at Talladega on DIRECTV
Event: Aaron’s 499
Previous Winner: Jimmie Johnson (beat Clint Bowyer by .002 of a second on April 17, 2011)
Date / Time: Sunday, May 6, at 1 p.m. EDT
Track: Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway
Configuration: 2.66-mile oval (188 laps = 500 miles)
Banking in Turns: 33 degrees
Banking on Frontstretch: 16.5 degrees
Banking on Backstretch: 2 degrees
Frontstretch: 4,300 feet
Backstretch: 4,000 feet
First Sprint Cup Series Race: September 14, 1969 – Talladega 500 (Winner – Richard Brickhouse)
Grandstand Seating Capacity: 143,231
NASCAR HOTPASS on DIRECTV is back, and it’s FREE to all DIRECTV customers. Four dedicated driver channels offering viewers multiple camera angles, real-time statistics and audio of the network broadcast augmented by live communication between the drivers and their pit crews are available for all 36 points-paying races during the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.
The NASCAR HOTPASS lineup for the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway is as follows:
DIRECTV Channel 795: Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet team of Hendrick Motorsports.
DIRECTV Channel 796: Martin Truex Jr., and the No. 56 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota team of Michael Waltrip Racing.
DIRECTV Channel 797: Dale Earnhardt Jr., and the No. 88 National Guard/Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet team of Hendrick Motorsports.
DIRECTV Channel 798: Carl Edwards and the No. 99 Fastenal Ford team of Roush Fenway Racing.
About NASCAR HOTPASS on DIRECTV:
NASCAR HOTPASS is available free to all DIRECTV customers. More information is available at www.directv.com/hotpass.
- TrueSpeed Communications Press Release