The 1000Bulbs.com 500, previously Alabama 500, is a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series stock car race held at Talladega Superspeedway in Lincoln, Alabama. The race is one of four NASCAR Cup Series races currently run with restrictor plates, the others being the GEICO 500 in May, the Coke Zero 400, and the Daytona 500.
Through 1996, this race was normally held in early August or late July. In 1997, it was moved to early October due to the uncomfortably hot summer temperatures, and sometimes unpredictable summertime thunderstorms in the Alabama area. In 2009, the race moved again, this time to November 1 as part of a realignment agreement with Atlanta and Fontana (where Fontana earned a race in the Chase and Atlanta gained the Labor Day weekend race).
Alabama 500 Previous names
- Talladega 500 (1969-1987)
- Talladega DieHard 500 (1988-1989)
- DieHard 500 (1990-1997)
- Winston 500 (1998-2000)
- EA Sports 500 (2001-2004)
- UAW-Ford 500 (2005- 2007)
- AMP Energy 500 (2008-2009)
- AMP Energy Juice 500 (2010)
- Good Sam Club 500 (2011)
- Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 (2012)
- Camping World RV Sales 500 (2013)
- GEICO 500 (2014)
- CampingWorld.com 500 - Talladega (2015)
- Hellmann's 500 (2016)
- Alabama 500 (2017)
- 1000Bulbs.com 500 (2018)
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2018 1000Bulbs.com 500 Winner: Aric Almirolai
2017 Alabama's 500 Winner: Brad Keselowski
2016 Hellmann's 500 Winner: Joey Logano
2015 CampingWorld.com 500 Winner: Joey Logano
2014 GEICO 500 Winner: Brad Keselowski
2013 Camping World RV Sales 500 Winner
Jamie McMurray wins 2013 Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 at Talladega. Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 car took the lead of the Sprint Cup Championship standings over Matt Kenseth by four points with just four races left in the season.
2012 Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 Winner
Matt Kenseth survives final-lap crash to win 2012 Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 at Talladega. Kenseth escaped a massive pileup in Turn 4 on Lap 189 and won the fourth race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
2011 Good Sam Club 500 Winner
Clint Bowyer and Jeff Burton battled side-by-side for the win in the final few yards with Clint Bowyer claiming the victory in a very impressive finish as seven of the Chase drivers finished in the bottom half of the field.
2010 Amp Energy 500 Winner
After review of the replays by NASCAR, Clint Bowyer was awarded the win of the 2010 Amp Energy 500. The call NASCAR had to make was between Bowyer and teammate Kevin Harvick, who finished second. Pole sitter Juan Pablo Montoya finished third, David Reutimann fourth and Joey Logano fifth. The victory was Bowyer's fourth win in his 178 career Cup races, and the 11th victory at Talladega Superspeedway for Richard Childress Racing.