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Risk of wildfires prompts burn ban at Talladega Superspeedway

TALLADEGA, AL - MAY 01: (EDITOR'S NOTE: Image was processed using digital filters.)  Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, takes the checkered flag to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 1, 2016 in Talladega, Alabama.  (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

TALLADEGA, AL - MAY 01: (EDITOR'S NOTE: Image was processed using digital filters.) Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, takes the checkered flag to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 1, 2016 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

TALLADEGA, Ala. – The ongoing drought and continued risk of wildfires has prompted Talladega Superspeedway Officials to issue a stern warning ahead of the race later this month.

Due to the current Fire Alert in effect for 46 Alabama Counties, Talladega Superspeedway has issued a burn ban for the duration of its NASCAR event week. The burn ban was announced in a Facebook post Wednesday.

“For the safety of all attendees and property, absolutely no campfires, pit fires, bonfires, fireworks, flying lanterns, etc. of any kind will be allowed on Talladega Superspeedway Property from now through Monday, October 24, 2016,” the post reads.