The Talladega Superspeedway, formerly named Alabama International Motor Speedway, is a motorsports track located in Lincoln, Alabama. International Speedway Corporation, owned by the France family, completed construction on the track in 1969 at a cost of $4 million to build. The Talladega Superspeedway is the largest NASCAR oval track with a length of 2.66 miles. Bill France intended for the Talladega Speedway to be faster and longer than Daytona International Speedway, and the track's inaugural race was boycotted by many of NASCAR's top drivers due to safety concerns in regard to the speed. The track was named the Alabama International Motor Speedway for twenty years until 1989, when the name was changed to Talladega Superspeedway.