Mammoth track has seen speed records fall, legendary Earnhardt showing.
It’s a myth, a legend, a race track and an enigma all rolled into one.
Here are the top 10 moments at Talladega Superspeedway.
10. Bouchard’s stunner, August 1981
Talladega has hatched its share of surprise winners over the years — just look at David Ragan earlier this season, or Brad Keselowski back in his Phoenix Racing days — but none stand out more than Ron Bouchard, who shocked NASCAR’s greats in just his 11th start on the sport’s premier circuit. Entering the tri-oval for the final time, Darrell Waltrip and Terry Labonte were side-by-side. Labonte went high to pass, and Waltrip went high to squeeze him toward the wall. Neither of them noticed the No. 47 Buick charging along the bottom, making it three-wide. By the time they did, it was too late. Bouchard won in a photo finish to claim what would be the lone victory of his Cup Series career.