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Fans enjoy festivities before Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway

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One of the new jumbo video boards set up for fans to enjoy the race. Source: Vanessa Araiza/WBRC One of the new jumbo video boards set up for fans to enjoy the race. Source: Vanessa Araiza/WBRC
Fans have been at the superspeedway for days already. Source: Vanessa Araiza/WBRC Fans have been at the superspeedway for days already. Source: Vanessa Araiza/WBRC
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TALLADEGA, AL (WBRC) -

The big race may not have started yet but the festivities have been underway for days at the Talladega Superspeedway.

April Mashburn and Patrick Moates drove all the way from Missouri to experience what the Talladega Superspeedway has to offer.

"There's nowhere in the country where you can have a party and friendship with people," said Moates.

This is their sixth year but for Tim Landrum he's been coming for twenty years.

"It's fun. It's enjoyable. We love it, its family," said Landrum.

Whether you've been to Talladega Superspeedway for two decades or you're a newcomer like Andrew Rosenbohm, there's plenty to see.

"Just to get the experience of the whole Nascar fan crowd and see everybody and experience what it is," said Rosenbohm.

And there's a little something new this year.

"We took down the Alison Grand Stand on the back and we've moved everybody over to the front. We've got everybody on the right side we've got all brand new seating in Talladega that we've put in the past few four and a half years," said Talladega Super Speedway Chairman, Grant Lynch.

Lynch said fans can plan to see wider seats. In the past seats were 18 inches wide now people can relax in 21 inch wide seats. Add to that jumbo monitors that give fans another view point of the race.

"With the things we're doing, with the new video boards and the things we're doing for the atmosphere you know letting the folks come here, let their hair down have a good time we expect our attendance to start the other direction," Lynch said.

Fans will also see a multitude of officers, deputies and EMTs. The staff continues to take a proactive measure to keep people safe this weekend.

"Anytime you have this many people camping you know we make carbon monoxide poisoning announcements throughout the day and we have a system to alert people of severe weather," said Lynch.

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