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Track Facts

Location 20 miles south of Atlanta on Highways 19 & 41
Constructed 1959-60; reconfiguration completed Nov. 1997
Property 887 acres
Track 1.54-mile quad-oval
Racing Surface 55-60 feet wide
Turns Approximately one-quarter mile, banked 24 degrees
Straightaways Banked 5 degrees
Length of Frontstretch 2,332 feet (including dogleg)
Length of Backstretch 1,800 feet 
Pit Road 1320 feet
Infield Approximately 120 acres
First Race July 31, 1960 (Dixie 200)
Winner - Fireball Roberts
Pole - Fireball Roberts (133.870 - four-lap average)
One-lap Qualifying Record NASCAR Sprint Cup - Geoffrey Bodine - 197.478 mph, 28.074 seconds (Nov. 15, 1997)
  Indy Racing League - Billy Boat - 224.145 mph, 24.734 seconds (Aug. 28, 1998)
500-mile Race Record
(1.54-mile configuration)
159.904 mph (3 hours, 7 minutes, 48 seconds) set by Bobby Labonte (11/16/97)
500-mile Race Record
(1.55-mile configuration)
163.633 mph (3 hours, 3 minutes, 3 seconds) set by Dale Earnhardt (11/12/95)
Owner Bruton Smith purchased Atlanta Motor Speedway on Oct. 23, 1990; Speedway Motorsports, Inc. - a public corporation - was formed in 1995.