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Race fans ready for Talladega weekend

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Race fans tailgaiting at Talladega Friday. (abc3340.com) Race fans tailgaiting at Talladega Friday. (abc3340.com)

More than 100,000 fans are expected at the Talladega Superspeedway this weekend.

Although officials said attendance has dropped over the years, the number of camping fans has risen.

"I call it my vacation," said race fan Jessica Clemons. "Some people go to the beach and some people go to the mountains. I come here."

The threat of wet weather isn't dampening the mood of many, and officials said they have a new system in place to ensure a faster drying time on the track.

"It's a different system than the jet dryers that our race fans are used to," said Talladega Superspeedway Chairman Grant Lynch.

Click here for James Spann's weather forecast for the Talladega race weekend.

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