Racing at Talladega is like a lot of things. It evolved to what it is. It didn’t happen overnight. It’s like watching a baby grow. When you’re with it every day, you don’t notice that it’s grown, but if you come back and see it a year later, you think, “Oh my God, that kid has grown a ton.”
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Longtime NASCAR driver Kyle Petty has had numerous close-up views of Talladega.