With Category 4 Hurricane Ian set to hit the Gulf Coast, Talladega Superspeedway is providing refuge at three of its campgrounds for those escaping the looming danger.

Talladega is allowing families free, temporary refuge ahead of hosting the NASCAR Playoffs Tripleheader weekend, which features the YellaWood 500 for the NASCAR Cup Series on Sunday.

According to a release, the superspeedway opened its GEICO South Park, West C and North Park campgrounds free of charge on Wednesday morning for families needing a place to park their campers, trailers and vehicles. Showers and restrooms are located near the GEICO South Park.

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“We at Talladega Superspeedway are committed to helping our friends in Florida, Alabama, and the surrounding states during this time of need,” Talladega Superspeedway president Brian Crichton said in a statement. “We hope to provide a sense of relief by offering a place to stay for no charge for evacuees during this time of adversity. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in the path of the storm.”

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