Whiskey Riff says Eric Church’s hit song “Talladega” was originally written about Daytona It has become an anthem for NASCAR fans, especially twice a year when the sport rolls into Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama. But according to Eric, the song isn’t even really about NASCAR – and it was originally supposed to be about another track, but the words just didn’t line up right.
Eric said, “Ironically, when I wrote that song, I was on the bus at a festival on July 4th in Daytona. The Daytona July 4th race was happening, and we were watching it.” “I was with a songwriter of mine. And we were watching the race, and they showed the infield, and you had all the people in their campers, they had the flags…I was like man, that’s just so cool – it was just like a music festival. It was like Woodstock.”