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IMHOF Remembers Stanley Smith

IMHOF Remembers Stanley Smith

Alabama racer Stanley Smith passed away on December 9, 2020 due to complications from interstitial pneumonia. He was 71. Inducted into the Alabama Racing Pioneers Hall of Fame in 2012, which is housed inside the IMHOF, Smith began his racing career in 1972. In 1989,...

Lyn St James

Lyn St James

  Families traveling during the holiday season now have a special treat just off I-20 in Alabama. The Ford Thunderbird that made history with a record speed of 212.577 mph around Talladega Superspeedway in 1988 with driver Lyn St. James behind the wheel, is now...

David Pearson Passing

David Pearson Passing

“All of us at Talladega Superspeedway have the family and friends of our good friend David Pearson in our thoughts. Not only was he one of the greatest our sport of NASCAR has ever seen behind the wheel, but he was a character like no other with his mischievous...

Dan Gurney Passing

Dan Gurney Passing

   Talladega, AL -​Dan Gurney, a member of the inaugural 1990 class of the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, passed away January 14, 2018. He was 86 years old. Gurney did just about everything. He won Grand Prix races, he won NASCAR races, he won Indy...

Bud Moore Passing

Bud Moore Passing

TALLADEGA, AL - Five-time Talladega Superspeedway winning team owner and International Motorsports Hall of Famer Walter "Bud" Moore Jr., has died at age 92. Moore, a Spartanburg, S.C., native who won the NASCAR premier series title in 1957 as crew chief for Buck Baker...

Bill Moss Passing

Bill Moss Passing

  TALLADEGA, AL – William (Bill) W. Moss, whose engineering and construction company (Moss-Thornton Company) was instrumental in assisting William H.G. France in the creation of Talladega Superspeedway in 1969, passed away this past...

Miss Motorsports

Miss Motorsports

Talladega, Al – The International Motorsports Hall of Fame’s 2015-16 Miss Motorsports - Baylee Smith – was recently crowned the 2017 Miss Alabama USA during the annual Miss Alabama USA competition in Montgomery. Smith, who represented Pike County,...

Jim Freeman Passes

Jim Freeman Passes

TALLADEGA, AL (March 7, 2016) – The staff of the International Motorsports Hall of Fame (IMHOF), along with many friends throughout the local, as well as the motorsports community, are mourning the loss of Jim Freeman, former Executive Director of the renowned...

Laps for Life

Laps for Life

TALLADEGA, AL – The 10th annual American Red Cross-Talladega Superspeedway “Laps for Life” blood drive returns to Talladega Superspeedway on Friday, September 11, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. This event will provide those who donate with a once in a...