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Wide Open Spaces Does Talladega: Photos from the GEICO 500

Wide Open Spaces took off for Alabama to take in the GEICO 500 at Talladega, and here are the photos to prove it.

When the fine folks at Busch Beer invited us to Talladega for the 2016 GEICO 500, we’d heard stories, but didn’t quite know what we were in store for.

Some behind-the-scenes access, an absolutely wild race, and even a fish-themed car proved to us that the Talladega Superspeedway is taking its best stab at producing the heartland’s utopia.

We had a fantastic time, which any NASCAR fan could have predicted, and think you’ll get a kick out of the photos we came back with.

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Saturday night featured a Big & Rich concert.
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Fans had, um, alternative methods of getting around the infield.
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American pride flew high at the GEICO 500 at Talladega.
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Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Chevy.
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Harvick’s Busch car had a fish theme, with a largemouth bass and cutthroat trout on each side.
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A version of the Busch Trophy Can fish car for fans to see.
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Kevin Harvick and Kevin VanDam make a public appearance and talk about the Busch Trophy Can fish car.
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A view from atop an RV of the infield.

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The field of the 2016 GEICO 500.
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A view from the tower above Harvick’s pit crew.
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Early laps of a wreck-filled GEICO 500.
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The pit crew for Kevin Harvick’s No. 4 car springs into action.
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Another perspective, from above the grandstands.

Special thanks go out to the team at Busch and Zeno for taking great care of us and showing us a fantastic time. You can follow along with their fish can promotion on Twitter, and by purchasing na labeled pack of Busch Beer this season.

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Wide Open Spaces Does Talladega: Photos from the GEICO 500