Originally written on Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News  |  Last updated 1/16/15
The new Talladega Superspeedway tradition of the Coca-Cola Zero™ Tailgate Championship on the world famous Talladega Boulevard will continue during the Aaron’s Dream Weekend (May 2-4), and NASCAR driver Danica Patrick will again present the coveted winner’s trophy. Just a year ago Patrick, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver of the No. 10 GoDaddy Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing, walked Talladega Boulevard – the infamous strip of land in Talladega’s infield known as NASCAR’s “Party Capital” – and handed out the first ever Coca-Cola Zero Tailgate Champion trophy to the best decorated campsite. On Saturday, May 3, Patrick will once again take to The Boulevard to check out the campsites, meet fans and make the 2014 trophy presentation. “There’s no place on the NASCAR circuit quite like Talladega Boulevard,” says Patrick, who will be a favorite to win the pole and the race for the Aaron’s 499. “It has a fun, party atmosphere, and it’s easy to see the passion these fans have for NASCAR and Talladega when you take a walk down The Boulevard. “Getting to pick my favorite tailgate at Talladega last year, thanks to Coca-Cola Zero, was pretty cool, and I’m looking forward to seeing what the fans can come up with this year to impress me. There’s an abundance of creativity out there. And for me, it’s fun spending time with the fans and getting to check out where they party. I’m ready for the second annual Coca-Cola Zero Tailgate Championship at Talladega Superspeedway. I hope the fans are, too.” The most notorious strip of real estate in the sport, Talladega Boulevard, has been a mainstay in NASCAR circles since the track was built in 1969. Its Mardi Gras-type atmosphere, complete with beads and shenanigans, is a NASCAR tradition that separates Talladega from other venues. The colorful creativity on display in all the tents, RVs, trucks and trailers on Talladega Boulevard is a sight to behold every race weekend. “We love the passion Danica has for our fans on Talladega Boulevard,” says Talladega Chairman Grant Lynch. “She continues to take a tremendous liking to what the Boulevard is all about, and we can’t thank her enough. We encourage our fans to really dress up their area and get ready for a party. The Coca-Cola Zero Tailgate Champion trophy presentation is now a tradition and part of the lure of Talladega.” The naming of the Coca-Cola Zero Tailgate Champion is not the only thing happening on Saturday of the Aaron’s Dream Weekend. The day will kick off at 10 am with the ARCA Racing Series International Motorsports Hall of Fame 200, followed by “Knockout” group qualifying for the Aaron’s 499 NASCAR Sprint Cup race, and the Aaron’s 312 NASCAR Nationwide Series event. The day will end with Talladega’s legendary infield concert, featuring country star Randy Houser, which fans can attend with a Sunday grandstand ticket. TSS PR
PLAYERS: Danica Patrick
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Colts working on 'blockbuster' extension for Luck

Report: Lane Kiffin the 'front-runner' for 49ers OC job

John Elway trying to force Peyton Manning out?

Report: Trent Richardson dealing with 'legit family issue'

Kobe Bryant admits he has thought about retirement

Bill Belichick is a win away from being legendary

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Golfer Robert Allenby allegedly kidnapped, robbed, beaten

Cardale Jones has not been able to enjoy championship

Marlins reportedly intensify interest in Ichiro Suzuki

Stephon Marbury admits he was depressed, suicidal

Vikings new stadium could be 'death trap' for birds

Sergio Brown looking for payback on Rob Gronkowski

Richard Sherman angry Aaron Rodgers avoided him

Justin Tuck: Giants kept Brady from being greatest of all time

Ranking the NFL's starting quarterback situations

UFC fines Jon Jones $25K for positive cocaine test

WATCH: Utah State G falls hard after huge dunk

WATCH: Zetterberg scores on bank shot off goalie's head

Trent Richardson missed team walk through

PHOTOS: Yasiel Puig buys new L.A. mansion

Packers were freaking out about noise at CenturyLink Field in Week 1

WATCH: Opponents not happy with goalie's celebration

Texas RB trolls Oklahoma with helmet at Shrine Game

Cristiano Ronaldo, Irina Shayk reportedly call it quits

NASCAR News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Sherman angry Rodgers avoided him

Elway trying to force Manning out?

Report: Richardson has 'family issue'

Kobe has thought about retiring

Ranking the NFL's starting QB situations

UFC fines Jones for cocaine

Cardale hasn't enjoyed OSU's title

Richardson missed team walk through

Marbury opens up about depression

Vikings new stadium a bird hazard?

Ronald, Irina Shayk call it quits?

Recruit decommits during campus visit

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.