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Throughout our track's history, some of the best drivers in the history of NASCAR have earned their way into Victory Lane here at Atlanta Motor Speedway, a strong testament to the skill and driving ability required to win at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Names like Allison, Petty, Earnhardt, Johnson (both Jimmie and Junior) and Gordon are but some of the drivers that have created fond memories by winning here at Atlanta. As the Chase for the Championship moves forward, the 12 drivers in NASCAR's 10-race playoff are not short on success at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Overall, seven of the 12 drivers in the Chase have an Atlanta win on their resume.

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On behalf of the entire staff of Atlanta Motor Speedway, we would like to thank you, the best fans in NASCAR, for a fantastic Labor Day weekend of night racing! It truly was the Biggest Labor Day Party in the USA! We had it all - great fans, great music and great racing! It was a pleasure to see so many fans here this weekend, from the ones who have been coming for many years to the first-timers choosing to spend their time with us! And just think - Labor Day 2011 will be he here before you know it, and it'll be time for another big Labor Day bash under the lights at AMS!

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With the finish of each race, we are always anxious to hear from our fans. You are a tremendous asset to us in letting us know what we are doing well in addition to what we can do to improve your experience at future events at Atlanta Motor Speedway. With the Emory Healthcare 500 now in the books, one thing we have heard many rave reviews of is the National Anthem prior to Sunday's Emory Healthcare 500, performed by Ernie Haas and Signature Sound. Within minutes of the stirring rendition of the National Anthem, we began receiving messages praising the performance, and we are still hearing from fans expressing their approval.

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If today feels a lot like Christmas for race fans, that's because it may as well be! Finally, it's time for Sprint Cup Series night racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway with the Emory Healthcare 500! That's right - 500 miles of night racing, an event you just cannot pass up! The atmosphere, fun at-track activities for all ages and finally – racing under the lights at NASCAR's fastest track! And you know what's even better – there are still ticket available for tonight's race! We've brought in extra help in the ticket office for one reason only – to meet the needs of all of our face to help you enjoy the magic that is night racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

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There are a few givens at Atlanta Motor Speedway: It's going to be fast, it's going to have a lot of racing lines, and there's a good chance for a photo finish. But Jeff Burton said Saturday that Atlanta Motor Speedway also has a couple of factors that are always changing. "This race track has a bigger split personality from qualifying to racing of anywhere we go," Burton said. "Qualifying is so fast, crazy fast. And then you get 20 laps into the race and you're like 'my God, you cannot believe how slow it gets.' To me, that's what's fun about it. Because the track is so slick, small changes make a big difference in how the car drives."

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An overwhelming serving of racing awaits fans purchasing tickets to Saturday's Great Clips 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race under the lights at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The race not only features multiple attention-grabbing storylines, but also a day filled with NASCAR track activity for one affordable price that will be capped off by that night's Nationwide Series race. Tickets for the Great Clips 300, available for as low as $30, not only allow fans to see the Great Clips 300, but also two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice sessions, Nationwide Series qualifying and Sprint Cup qualifying. Also, all kids 12 and under are admitted free if accompanied by an adult general admission ticket.

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After months of waiting, the time has finally arrived! You've planned for this. You've made your list of what to bring and mapped out your weekend of racing under the lights at NASCAR's fastest track. Well, you have to wait no longer - Labor Day Night Racing is back at Atlanta Motor Speedway. There's just something special about a race track as a race weekend begins - the air is filled with the smoke of grills and cookers in the early morning, and fans are already enjoying being here at the track!  We've dubbed this weekend the Biggest Labor Day Party in the USA, and we'll be starting it out with a bang tonight with the Friday Fan Fest Presented by Your Georgia Best Chevy Dealers!

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After nearly of year of waiting, the time has finally arrived! It's race week at Atlanta Motor Speedway! And not just any race week – it's time for NASCAR Night Racing's return to Atlanta Motor Speedway on Labor Day weekend! On behalf of our entire staff, it is my honor to welcome each and every one of you to Atlanta Motor Speedway for the Largest Labor Day Celebration the USA! Whether you're young or old, come from just a few miles from the Speedway or from as far away as Australia, we're very excited that you have chosen to  or are at the moment making plans to join us for a weekend of night racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway!

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We already know that the racing will be great this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend with three nights of racing, capped off by the Emory Healthcare 500. We already know that the atmosphere will be great this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway with all the fun, tailgating and activities at the Coca-Cola Fan Stage that'll include concerts by Drivin' N Cryin' and Colt Ford. And now, it appears that the weather this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway will be nothing short of fantastic. One look at this weekend's weather forecast indicates that the weather will be nothing short of great, with partly cloudy or sunny skies and little chance of rain.

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