Week 13 of O'Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags hit the pit lane drag strip at Atlanta Motor Speedway Friday night. While several familiar drivers piloted their vehicles to victories yet again, there were also new faces in Victory Lane who aren't backing down as the season enters its final weeks.
Ken Ragan has been named director of the U.S. Legends racing program at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Ragan returns to the Speedway after serving as the Legends director from the program's inception in 1997 through 2001. He replaces Dwight Pilgram, who has retired after four years at the post.
Championship night did not disappoint the enthusiastic crowd at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the final week of the 2015 Thursday Thunder season. Tina Johnson of Senoia overcame some late race adversity to earn her first career Masters Division points championship at the "Thunder Ring". Full Story
Perhaps the most hotly contended racing class at O'Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags is the Zaxby's Street Outlaw Division. It's one of just a handful of divisions that allows the use of nitrous oxide or "nitrous," which enables engines to burn more fuel by providing more oxygen than the air alone. Full Story
Atlanta Motor Speedway today unveiled "Quik Savings with QuikTrip," a major money-saving ticket offer, presented by the QuikTrip Corporation for the 2016 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at AMS. Full Story
There was a charge in the air as Week 12 of O'Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags hit the pit lane drag strip at Atlanta Motor Speedway Friday night. Well into the second half of the 18-week season, drivers began to jockey for the lead in their respective division standings and set themselves up for a stretch run. Full Story
During his career, Buddy Baker cemented his legendary NASCAR career with strong performances on the sport's larger tracks. That legacy was strengthened in 1979, as Baker joined a select list of drivers to win at Atlanta from the pole.