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Ed Clark Welcomes You To Race Week at Atlanta!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Well race fans, it’s finally here! After almost a year of waiting, it’s finally time for the return of NASCAR Night Racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway! I tell people all the time that for our staff, this weekend is like our Super Bowl. Pretty much all that we do year-round is centered around this race weekend.


The work of which we put in is focused on making this weekend the best of the season for drivers and of course, you the race fans! We look forward to putting our best foot forward to provide you with a winning experience here on Labor Day Weekend!

Needless to say, we’ve got an incredible weekend planned here at The Biggest Labor Day Party in the USA!

For some fans, the fun is already underway. Our first campers have been here for more than week. Talk about hard-core dedication! With each day that goes by, our facility slowly transforms into what amounts to a small city as campers, vendor displays and many other pieces take their place here at our facility in Hampton.

We’re excited of offer all of you three nights of NASCAR Night Racing this weekend!

We’ll start Friday night with the Jeff Foxworthy’s Grit Chips 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. On Saturday night, we’ll have the NRA American Warrior 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series event. Then on Sunday, we’ll cap it off with the best drivers in all of NASCAR in the AdvoCare 500.

But there is much more to Labor Day Weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway than three races. If you have tickets to either Friday or Saturday, it includes additional on-track action earlier in the day. On Friday, get here early for Sprint Cup qualifying and practice. On Saturday, you can see two Sprint Cup practice sessions. One thing is certain – you’ll see plenty of cars on the track during those two days!

Even before you get into the grandstand gates, there are plenty of ways to have a great time while you are with us! In the Fan Zone, you’ll find numerous interactive displays in addition to the Coca-Cola Fan Stage. Whether you enjoy live music, fun games, live broadcasts from the SPEED Stage or appearances by some of racing’s biggest names, you won’t be disappointed when you’re in the Fan Zone, which is located behind the Earnhardt Grandstand, between Gates 14 and 15.

And speaking of music, don’t miss our pre-race activities! We’ll get everyone cranked up for racing with the Fast Cars & Guitars Pre-Race Concert featuring Montgomery Gentry Presented by Bad Boy Buggies before the AdvoCare 500!  Also, a Georgia-based group, the LACS, will open up the pre-race concert before Montgomery Gentry! There’s still time to ensure that you are stagefront for the concert and Sprint Cup driver intros with a pre-race party pass, which is $49!

And who doesn’t enjoy good food? This weekend, we’re debuting the Taste of Coca-Cola® Concession Stand, located near section 123, where you can purchase incredibly delicious foods made with Coca-Cola® which is headquartered here in Atlanta!

Whether this is your first time with us or you have been many times, welcome to Atlanta Motor Speedway. We are honored to have you with us! And if you’re unable to be with us this year, we hope you’ll be able to join us in the very near future!

See you at the track!

Ed Clark

President and General Manager

Atlanta Motor Speedway


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