Richard Petty's Talladega

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Richard Petty's Talladega
Richard Petty's Talladega
Designer(s)Robert T. Bonifacio[1]
Platform(s)Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64
Release1984: Atari
1985: C64

Richard Petty's Talladega (later reissued simply as Talladega)[1] is an arcade-style racing game featuring Richard Petty and Talladega Superspeedway. It was published by Cosmi in 1984 for the Atari 8-bit family;[1] a Commodore 64 port followed in 1985.[2] It is the first home video game to feature NASCAR racers.[citation needed]


This driver is going the maximum speed possible without a turbo boost.

The player races against "The King" and eighteen other professional drivers. The player must maintain his automobile through strategic pit stops after qualifying.[3] Vehicles in the game have the capability of going 250 miles per hour (402.3 kilometres per hour) without turbo boost and 294 miles per hour (473.2 kilometres per hour) with a turbo boost.[4]

Players that do not qualify are not entitled to race in that particular race. However, they can receive the results of that race, and are given a chance to qualify for the next race. The race automatically ends when the player crashes the vehicle, runs out of gasoline, blows a tire or completes the race.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "Richard Petty's Talladega". Atari Mania.
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  3. ^ "Basic analysis". MobyGames. Retrieved 2008-10-08.
  4. ^ "Advanced summary". Zzap64. Retrieved 2008-10-08.
  5. ^ "Racing information". Project 64. Retrieved 2008-10-09.