Talladega has been in the spotlight this week as the race in Georgia was decided.
But many fans are still unfamiliar with the rules of the track and their responsibilities.
Talladegal drivers, drivers from other states and even drivers from around the world have been watching and tuning their cars in anticipation of the Talladegas 400.
Here’s what you need to know about the race.
What is the Talladesga 400?
The Talladesgas 400 is the race where drivers from across the country gather for the second race of the season, taking place Aug. 15-19.
The event was originally called the Southern 500 and it features a total of more than 100 cars, with the winner advancing to the 200-mile (320-km) qualifying round.
Talladesas 400 is one of the most prestigious races on the calendar, and it has seen some controversy over the years.
In 2017, a woman was killed when she was struck by a car driven by a man who was drunk at the race, while last year, two drivers were arrested in a deadly crash in which a car flipped onto its side.
Talladias 400 is also known as the Southern 100.
It’s the longest race in the country and is the third-longest of the year.
What are the rules at Talladesgs 400?
Race day is typically held on Saturday, Aug. 14.
The race is held on the oval of the Atlanta Beltline and begins with a pre-race ceremony, followed by a qualifying race on Sunday, Aug, 15.
The drivers are then divided into three groups of four cars each and compete in a single-car race.
The first group of five drivers is designated to compete in the 200 lap race, the second group of seven drivers is the 200/2 race, and the third group of nine drivers is one-lap qualifying.
The fastest driver in the qualifying round advances to the 400-mile qualifying round on Sunday.
Drivers in the second-fastest group will then be allowed to race in qualifying rounds for the first two races of the race week.
At the 400/2 and 200/1 races, drivers will race in a series of two-hour qualifying sessions on a flat track and are allowed one pit stop.
At both the 200 and 400/1 race days, the driver will also be allowed two pit stops per race day.
After qualifying, drivers compete in qualifying sessions for a total distance of 100 miles.
The driver who has the best lap time in qualifying will advance to the 300-mile race.
How are Talladegs 400 and 200s different?
The races are separated by one hour.
The qualifying sessions begin at 7 a.m. and finish at 6 p.m., with the drivers qualifying at 6:30 p.