If you ain’t first, you’re last.
Those who got vaccinated against coronavirus Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway were first up for a new perk: getting to drive two laps on the 2.66-mile Alabama track in their personal cars, USA Today Sports reports.
The Race to End COVID: Talladega perk also applied to those who got tested for COVID-19 and ended at 5:00 p.m. local time, according to the event’s release.
The event, announced earlier this week, was sponsored by multiple bodies, including the Alabama National Guard and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, according to USA Today Sports.
Those taking part had several eligibility requirements, including being 19 or older and having a valid driver’s license, while certain vehicles, including motorcycles and tractor trailers were not eligible, according to the release.
People who took advantage of the event were able to drive at “highway speed” behind a pace car, the outlet read.
The track, which is the longest oval in NASCAR, also features in the 2006 Will Ferrell comedy “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.”