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As part of my job of handling the social media efforts at Atlanta Motor Speedway, one of the best things about race weekend for me is getting to know some of the many race fans that spend Labor Day weekend with us here at the track! While a good number of fans I encounter are on our Facebook and Twitter pages, there are others in the grandstands and in what is the second home for some fans – the campgrounds at AMS.

Whether you are camping in an RV, tent or pop-up camper or residing at your infield spot or are in one of our many campgrounds outside the racetrack, there are few experiences in racing as fun or enjoyable as camping at AMS!

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There’s an old racing superstition about the color green in NASCAR, that if your racecar is green, it’s certain to bring you or your race team bad luck. So as it usually is during this time of year, the color green is more visible with it being close to St. Patrick’s Day.

But when it came to Bobby Labonte, even an old racing tale couldn’t stop him and his green-colored car, the No. 18 Interstate Batteries machine out of the Joe Gibbs Racing stable, from dominating at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Labonte, the 2000 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion, has won six times at Atlanta Motor Speedway, the most of any active driver.

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Here at Atlanta Motor Speedway, it's our goal to make Labor Day weekend one of the top events on the NASCAR schedule. With the announcement that we will have Lynyrd Skynyrd at the pre-race Fast Cars & Guitars concert before the Sprint Cup Series night race on Sept. 4, well let's just say that the Biggest Labor Day Party in the USA is even bigger!

As one of the most iconic southern rock and roll bands of all time, Lynyrd Skynyrd puts on a fantastic show, one that will fit right in on Labor Day weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway before 500 miles of NASCAR Sprint Cup Night Racing!

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Each NASCAR race weekend, it takes an army to put on the show for the fans. We grow from a staff of around 60 full-time employees to 5,000 during Labor Day weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway. At our sister SMI tracks, it is no different. I work in the Promotions department at AMS and each race weekend, we bring in one of our sister tracks full-time personnel to help out on our race weekend. Well, during the first weekend of March, it was my turn to be the exchange worker, as I was scheduled to help out on the NASCAR weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

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The temperatures of slowly warming. A few animals can he heard chirping in the distance. Trees are starting to bloom. Yes, springtime, ushered in by the arrival of the month of March is approaching. We're also springing to life at Atlanta Motor Speedway, as the next week promises to be an exciting one for our fans!

On March 9, the date many of our fans likely have been waiting for will arrive - tickets will officially go on sale for the Labor Day Weekend of NASCAR Night Racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway! Three NASCAR night races in one weekend, starting with the Camping World Truck Series on Friday!

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