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Talladega moves spring race to May in 2012

September 06, 2011, Track Release,

TALLADEGA, Ala. -- Talladega Superspeedway announced Tuesday the spring Sprint Cup Series race weekend returns to a traditional place on the calendar: May 4-6. The fall Cup Series weekend also moves up on the calendar to Oct. 5-7.

Talladega historically held a race in May from 1971 through 1994. The shift in dates should bring a favorable change in the weather that has affected the past two spring weekends at Talladega. May historically is a drier and less stormy month than April in Alabama.

"We approached NASCAR about changing the date and have been extremely pleased with their cooperation and flexibility," Talladega Superspeedway chairman Grant Lynch said. "May is a great month to visit Alabama and we look forward to welcoming all our race fans. As one of the most historical tracks in NASCAR, it's great to see another tradition return to Talladega."