No matter how hard we try, there's no escaping the excitement of everything that we're working on for our fans when NASCAR night racing returns to Atlanta Motor Speedway on Labor Day Weekend! Earlier this week, for example, while watching a sporting event on TV, I noticed a fan on the front row wearing a Lynyrd Skynyrd t-shirt. That, of course, instantly reminded me of the Fast Cars and Guitars Pre-Race Concert on Sept. 4 before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Night Race! Think about it, before the best drivers in NASCAR take on one of racing's fastest tracks, the most legendary Southern rock and roll band of all-time will be playing a pre-race concert!
It's already a big enough party with three nights of NASCAR night racing in addition to the food, people and it being Labor Day Weekend. When you throw in a band that can rock like Lynyrd Skynyrd can, then you have a recipe for something that you'll likely regret missing!
Plus, you can be stagefront for both the concert and Sprint Cup driver introductions with a stagefront pass! These are limited in number and are $59, so be sure and get one before it's gone by visiting the Atlanta Motor Speedway Web site or by calling 877-9-AMS-TIX.
For most of us, there are moments when we’re younger which play a big part in shaping who we are later in life. One of those times for me came when I was about 11 years old. On my first visit to a NASCAR track, I received a fast and rousing introduction to stock car racing. When I entered the grandstand, the first stop was not to our seats to watch final practice – it was right next to the catch fence, where I received a rather vivid idea of how fast and loud stock cars are.
But as loud as it was that day, that moment helped birth a passion for racing that’s still burning pretty strong today. That’s exactly what we have in mind at AMS with our NASCAR Fans of Tomorrow promotion for Labor Day Weekend!
After each race weekend, part of my job combing through all of the photos from race weekend. Among those are shots of young kids simply having fun at the track – kind of like many of us here did the first time we went to a race.
With our Fans of Tomorrow ticket special, all kids ages 12 and under get in free to both the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Friday of Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2., as well as the Great Clips 300 Nationwide Series race on Saturday. Sept. 3. An adult general admission ticket must accompany all kids 12 and under.
And there’s no limit to the number of kids you may bring, so if you’ve got a youth sports team, scouting group or any other gathering of kids 12 and under, bring them all to Atlanta Motor Speedway on race weekend! It’s a great way to either have a great time with the young race fan in your family or build race fans of the future!
We have a very exciting schedule of activities planned for Labor Day Weekend when NASCAR Night Racing makes its return to Atlanta Motor Speedway, and the events at the track on Friday and Saturday are a significant part of it!
You can get your tickets for Labor Day Weekend by calling our ticket office at 877-9-AMS-TIX or going to www.atlantamotorspeedway.com! You can attend all three nights of racing for a combined cost of as low as $84!
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.
When you come to an event like race weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, there's far more involved than the race itself. There's the fans, fun atmosphere, good food, awesome music and just flat-out good times! And when you're at Atlanta Motor Speedway, few things say good food and good times with friends more than tailgating with your friends!
Whether it's a secret family recipe, a long-time friendship which began during a race weekend or a funny story, we all likely have a favorite story from race weekend. And we'd like to hear yours! Just send your favorite stories or memories from tailgating at Atlanta Motor Speedway to this e-mail address.
So whether it has to do with food, friends, racing or something else, we look forward to hearing about your favorite times had at Atlanta Motor Speedway!
Needless to say, there’s no shortage of speed when it comes to Atlanta Motor Speedway. With a NASCAR qualifying record of more than 197 mph and with average speeds approaching the 190 mph mark with NASCAR drivers on the racetrack, going fast is critical for any driver to have a chance to win at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Labor Day Weekend when NASCAR night racing makes its return to Atlanta.
But of all the parts of Atlanta’s fast surface which allows thrilling racing in multiple grooves, the end of the backstretch entering turn three may be the fastest.
Traveling at such high a rate of speed, guiding a stock car around Atlanta’s 1.54-mile surface and its 24-degree banked turns is not a task for the weak-willed. And to do so while preventing a car’s handling from being upset, drivers often lift their foot off the gas pedal or tap their brakes in the turn.
But as drivers near the end of the backstretch, speed is built up entering turn three, with many cars topping out at around 200 mph.
And fans can get a great view of this speed in the Elliott Grandstand for a very affordable price! Placed in turn three, the Elliott Grandstand offers some of the best value in racing. For as low as $39, or $19 with a valid student ID, fans can sit in the Elliott Grandstand for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Night Race and get a prime view of drivers as they thunder down the backstretch toward turn three, into the fourth turn and make their way toward the frontstretch.
If you want to get an overload of the speed of Atlanta Motor Speedway, this may be just the place for you on Labor Day Weekend!
Call 877-9-AMS-TIX or visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com for information on all of the ticket options at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Labor Day Weekend!