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Camping World Truck Series Night Racing Is Back!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

During the past few years, night racing has become woven into the fabric of Atlanta Motor Speedway with the Labor Day Weekend of NASCAR Night Racing. After all, who doesn’t love some night racing? But there’s been one thing missing the past two Labor Day Weekends in Atlanta, something adored by a sizeable number of fans – racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series under the lights. But this year, after a brief hiatus, truck racing is back under the lights at Atlanta Motor Speedway, giving fans the opportunity to see three NASCAR night races in a single weekend!

The truck series raced on Friday night of race weekend for four years in a row, from 2005 to 2008. During that stretch, four different drivers celebrated victories, with Ron Hornaday Jr., Mike Bliss, Todd Bodine and Kyle Busch winning.

Hornaday, the first truck series driver to win under the lights, kicked off the series’ night racing history at Atlanta with a bang in 2005, winning in yet another razor-thin Atlanta finish that so many fans have come to love seeing at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Hornaday edged Bobby Labonte by .008 seconds at the start/finish line and celebrated in style – doing a burnout in victory lane.

The door-banging, spark-flying action of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns to Atlanta Motor Speedway under the lights on Labor Day Weekend! Tickets start at $25 in general admission sections and are $5 less if you purchase a Sprint Cup Series ticket! Also, kids 12 and under get in free when accompanied by an adult general admission ticket.  

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