Talladega NASCAR track letting fans drive laps after COVID-19 vaccine

Those who went to Talledega Superspeedway on Saturday to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or test were allowed to drive their two laps on the famed Alabama race track in their personal cars.

Sponsored by the track, the Alabama National Guard, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the CDC Foundation and the Alabama Department of Public Health, the event was announced earlier in the week. The release said that attendees would take two laps behind a pace car at “highway speed.”

The track opened in 1969 and is the longestĀ oval in NASCAR.

Things got underway on Saturday morning, with fans eager to test out the 2.66-mile track.