The winner of Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway will take home the incredible Vulcan Trophy, introduced last fall as the track’s depiction of the Roman god of fire and forge from the famous cast-iron statue that overlooks nearby Birmingham. And now, the Vulcan’s hammer & anvil that he used to make weapons and armor for all the gods as part of Ancient Roman myth, will be featured on a new trophy - the Hammer & Anvil Trophy - that will be awarded to the winner of both the General Tire 200 race Friday and Sparks Energy 300 Saturday.
Thousands of race fans from across the globe – including five continents, 21 countries and all 50 states in the U.S. - are headed to Talladega Superspeedway this weekend, turning the area into the capital of the NASCAR circuit and one of the largest cities in the fine state of Alabama.
Brad Keselowski celebrates after his 2016 GEICO 500 victory. Keselowski and Team Penske teammate Joey Logano have won the past three consecutive races at Talladega Superspeedway and four out of the last five. They are both vying for another win in the GEICO 500 on Sunday, May 7.