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One of the perks to being a member of the AMS Insiders Club? A chance to win once in a lifetime experiences during NASCAR race weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway!

Congrats to our winners so far! We will update this list as winners are selected with each Inside Line Newsletter!

  • March 4: Brian Phillips (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • March 4: Robert Bosarge (Saturday pace car ride).
  • March 5: Robert Buchanan (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • March 5:  Edward Webster (Wave the green flag during NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying).
  • March 6: Stephen Ingram (Access to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver autograph session.
  • March 6: David B. Justin (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • March 7: Jim Griswold (Cold garage passes).
  • March 7: Rick Wolf (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • March 8: Dennis Hartenberger (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • March 8: John Cashman (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • March 11: Edward Hull (Access to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver autograph session).
  • March 11: Mark Weling (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • March 12: Mike Lauret (Saturday pace car ride)
  • March 12: Michael J. Seymour (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • March 13: Katherine Noll (Access to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver autograph session).
  • March 13: David Wesley (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • March 14: David Bryant (Access to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver autograph session).
  • March 14: Don Culbreth (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • March 15: Howard Ray (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • March 15: Nancy Franks (Sunday pace car ride)
  • March 18: Lynn Smith (Access to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver autograph session).
  • March 18: Ron Nance (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • March 19: Fred Aleschus (Access to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver autograph session). 
  • March 19: Brenda Stone (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • March 20: Connie Ferrell (Wave the green flag during NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying).
  • March 20: Karen Pannell (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith). 
  • March 21: Jennifer White (Saturday pace car ride)
  • March 21: Cary Norwood (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith). 
  • March 22: Larry Spell (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith). 
  • March 22: Donald Davenport (Cold garage passes).
  • March 25: William Knapp (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).  
  • March 25: Jeff D. Lloyd (Access to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver autograph session).
  • March 26: Carl Beck (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).  
  • March 26: Lee & Judi Page (Access to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver autograph session).
  • March 27: Dale Rainbolt (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).  
  • March 27: Cathy Arrington (Access to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver autograph session).
  • March 28: Kevin Pelfrey (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).  
  • March 28: Mark Kyle (Access to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver autograph session).
  • March 29: Jerry Barrows (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith). 
  • March 29: Rhonda McKinney (Cold garage passes).
  • April 1: Brent Bivens (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith). 
  • April 1: Steve Green (Access to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver autograph session).
  • April 2: Danny Wilkerson (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith). 
  • April 2: Bobbie Smallwood (Victory lane access following the Advocare 500).
  • April 3: Gordon Winchester (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • April 3: Jody Miller (Access to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver autograph session).
  • April 4: Dianne Roberts (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith). 
  • April 4: Jim Brewer   (Cold garage passes).
  • April 5: Al Timmerman (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith). 
  • April 5: Ricky Hayes (Access to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver autograph session).
  • April 8: Jimmy Harris (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith). 
  • April 8: Mark Townsend (Saturday pace car ride).
  • April 9: David Anders  (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith). 
  • April 9: Derrick Warren (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith). 
  • April 10: Michael Littleton (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith). 
  • April 10: Joni Norman (Access to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver autograph session).
  • April 11: Jason Colombo (Victory lane access following the Advocare 500).
  • April 11: Deke Smith (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith). 
  • April 12: Pam Brooks (Access to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver autograph session).
  • April 12: Robert Hasinbiller (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).    
  • April 15: Debra Belifore: (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • April 15: Jerry Shipman (Saturday Pace Car Ride).
  • April 16: Jeffrey Gilley (Access to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver autograph session).
  • April 16: Joe Sledge (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • April 17: Terri Norton (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • April 17: Billy Crump (Wave the green flag during NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying).
  • April 18: Kelly Patton (Access to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver autograph session).
  • April 18: Chad Henderson (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • April 19: Natalie Beck (Access to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver autograph session).
  • April 19: David Kalmbach (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • April 22: Ronald Gross (Cold garage passes).
  • April 22: Ray Sikes (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • April 23: Barbara Harper: (Access to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver autograph session).
  • April 23: Sean Lewis (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • April 24: Don Vance (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • April 24: Christina McGinley (Saturday Pace Car Ride).
  • April 25: Karl Haase (Access to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver autograph session).
  • April 25: Joe Crowley (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • April 26: Tina Morningstar (Access to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver autograph session).
  • April 26: Brad Hertzing (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • April 29: Ronald Mahan (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • April 29: Tim Pugh (Sunday Pace Car Ride).
  • April 30: Ronald Parks (Access to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver autograph session).
  • April 30: David Castile Jr. (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • May 1: Shaun Presley (Access to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver autograph session).
  • May 1: Rocky Stuckey (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • May 2: Cheryl Linski (Access to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver autograph session).
  • May 2: Pam Hendrickson (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • May 3: Harold Eichholtz (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • May 3: Leslie Brock (Two cold garage passes)
  • May 6: Janet Coleman (Access to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver autograph session).
  • May 6: David Peppers (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • May 7: Russell and Tracy Tully (Access to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver autograph session).
  • May 7: Carl Norris (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • May 8: Ralph Livingston (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • May 8: Charles Cook (Access to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver autograph session).
  • May 9: Steven Meggs (Saturday Pace Car Ride)
  • May 9: Walter Jackson (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • May 10: Clint Musselwhite (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • May 10: Robbie McBride (Victory Lane access following the AdvoCare 500)
  • May 13: Timothy Moss (Access to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver autograph session).
  • May 13: John Evans III  (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • May 14: Charles Carlan (Access to Victory Lane following the NASCAR Nationwide Series race).
  • May 14: Theodore Reitano (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • May 15: Randy Taft (Access to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver autograph session).
  • May 15: Robin Woodall (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • May 16: James Burns (Access to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver autograph session).
  • May 16: Kenny Smart (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).   
  • May 17: Chris Collins (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).   
  • May 17: Justin Castelberry (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).   
  • May 20: Stacy Jones (Two cold garage passes)
  • May 20: John Savage (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).   
  • May 21: Jeff Lydon (Access to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver autograph session).
  • May 21: Nina Story (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).   
  • May 22: Emmett Miller (Saturday Pace Car Ride)
  • May 22: David Davis (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).   
  • May 23: Steve Shaver (Access to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver autograph session).
  • May 23: David Keske (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).   
  • May 24: Michael Peterson (Access to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver autograph session).
  • May 24: Nelda Edwards (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith). 
  • May 27: Cindy Johannigman (Saturday Pace Car Ride)
  • May 27: Kim Bruner (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith). 
  • May 28: Debbie Medert (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith). 
  • May 28: James Scott (Victory Lane access following the NASCAR Nationwide Series night race on Aug. 31).
  • May 29: Tim Lusk (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith). 
  • May 29: Paula Smith (Access to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver autograph session).
  • May 30: Tommy Cummings (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith). 
  • May 30: Lisa Riddle (Access to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver autograph session).
  • May 31: Alan Pennington (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith). 
  • May 31: Scott Carter (Access to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver autograph session).
  • June 3: Michael Banks (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith). 
  • June 3: Ken Webb  (Access to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver autograph session).
  • June 4: Jamie C. Morgan (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith). 
  • June 4: Lori Martin (Access to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver autograph session).
  • June 5: Steve Winstead (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith). 
  • June 5: Justin Spencer (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith). 
  • June 6: Ricky Moore (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith). 
  • June 6: Beth Veit (Two cold garage passes)
  • June 7: John L. Davis (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith). 
  • June 7: Jimmy Brooks  (Access to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver autograph session).
  • June 10: Renee Rodgers (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • June 10: Matthew Tompkins Victory Lane access following the NASCAR Nationwide Series race on Aug. 31).
  • June 11: Jerry Hurt (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • June 11: Brooke Vanormer (Access to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver autograph session).
  • June 12: Patrick Marano (Saturday Pace Car ride)
  • June 12: Leah Pettis (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • June 13: Saundra Schmitt (Access to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver autograph session).
  • June 13: Steve Ray (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • June 14: Marty Lawson (Access to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver autograph session).
  • June 14: Tony Ennis (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • June 17: Fred Keller (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • June 17: Jerry Garland (Access to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver autograph session).
  • June 18: Tom Roberts (Sunday pace car ride)
  • June 18: Robert Jarrett (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • June 19: Robert C. McKenzie (Access to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver autograph session).
  • June 19: James Jordan (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • June 20: Randy Boyette (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • June 20: Tara Ridarick (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • June 21: Darrell Brown (Access to victory lane following the AdvoCare 500)
  • June 21: Wesley Rice (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • June 24: Henry Choate (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • June 25: Katie Westerfield (Saturday pace car ride)
  • June 25: Rick Reed (Access to victory lane on Saturday, Aug. 31)
  • June 26: Jerry Katz (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • June 26: John Griffeth (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • June 27: Donnie Hicks, Jr. (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • June 27: James Douglas (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • June 28: Marvin Hollis (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • June 28: Ron Zebedee (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • July 1: Diane Rogers (Two cold garage passes)
  • July 1: Alan Grossman (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • July 2: Ronald Denney (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • July 2: Mary Gerdes (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • July 3: Ron Schwarz (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • July 3: Lori Kern (Access to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver autograph session).
  • July 4: Malcolm Ford (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • July 4: Darryl Gumz (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • July 5: David Johnson (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • July 5: John Deal (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • July 8: Karen Letterman (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).
  • July 8: Tony Campbell (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith). 
  • July 9: Matthew Adams (Saturday pace car ride).
  • July 9: Larry Shumate (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith). 
  • July 10: Jonathan Shaffer (Wave green flag during NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying) 
  • July 10: David Jones (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith). 
  • July 11: Michael Hurt (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith). 
  • July 11: Robin Pate (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith). 
  • July 12: Dennis Myers (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith). 
  • July 12: Jeffrey Duncan (Access to victory lane on Saturday, Aug. 31)
  • July 15: Blake Kreeger (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith). 
  • July 15: Robert Sears (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith). 
  • July 16: Lori Kern (Access to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver autograph session).
  • July 16: Brayton Kingsley (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith).  
  • July 17: David Friar (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith)
  • July 17: Sikes McCord (Saturday pace car ride)
  • July 18: Gordon Phillips (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith)
  • July 18: Michael A. Walker (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith)
  • July 19: Hank Jarrard (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith)
  • July 19: Terry Austin (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith)
  • July 22: Stewart Owens (Access to victory lane following the AdvoCare 500)
  • July 22: Laurie Kennedy (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith) 
  • July 23: Shannon Teem (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith) 
  • July 23: William Brinkley (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith) 
  • July 24: Gary Hunter (Saturday pace car ride)
  • July 24: Frank Stewart (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith) 
  • July 25: Kriystal Harness (Access to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver autograph session).
  • July 25: Earl Hoover (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith) 
  • July 26: Beverly Lynn (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith) 
  • July 26: Herbert Bigbee (Access to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver autograph session).
  • July 29: Chris Herman (Two cold garage passes)
  • July 29: Jennifer Farringer (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith) 
  • July 30: Thomas Nichols (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith) 
  • July 30: Ralph Bilbrey (Saturday pace car ride)
  • July 31: John Mull (Access to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver autograph session)
  • July 31: Larry Geiger (Wave green flag during NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying) 
  • Aug. 1: Joe Tribble (Saturday Q&A with Ed Clark and Bruton Smith) 
  • Aug. 1: Joanne Segars (Access to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver autograph session)
  • Aug. 2: Stephen Colosimo (Access to pre-race drivers meeting)
  • Aug. 2: Travis Barrett (Meet & greet with Billy Currington).

Hello again, race fans! This is Atlanta Motor Speedway President and GM Ed Clark with the latest installment of the Inside Line, the exclusive newsletter for you, the members of the Atlanta Motor Speedway Insiders Club!

Let’s talk some racing!

During the offseason, one thing I expected to happen once the season began was for Kyle Busch to bounce back from not making the Chase last year. It hasn’t taken him long to do that, that’s for sure!

Through seven NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races, he has twice. That’s the most number of wins for Busch this early in a season since 2009, when he won a pair of races within the first five events in the NASCAR’s top division.

If you’re a fan who loves to cheer against Kyle Busch, things are pretty interesting right now. Here’s a driver coming off what could be termed a down season last year.

Now that Busch is getting back into victory lane more than he did last year, it gives fans someone to root against, even if their favorite driver isn’t running well during a particular race.

Any time a driver is winning that is liked and disliked by a large number of fans, it makes this sport a lot of fun for everyone!

Ask The GM

I’m psyched to hear about Billy Currington playing the pre-race concert! I’ve already bought my Cup tickets in the Elliott Grandstand, but want to see the concert. What’s the best way to see it?

We’re excited too! The good news is that no matter where your seats are in the grandstand, you can upgrade your seats for the Fast Cars & Guitars Pre-Race Concert featuring Billy Currington with a pre-race party pass!

This gets you stagefront for the concert, which will be on the frontstretch for not only the concert, but for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver introductions as well! It’ll probably be a good idea to have a camera of some type, as you’ll probably be able to take some great pictures of Billy Currington and some of your favorite drivers!

You can add a pre-race party pass to your tickets by calling our ticket office at 877-9-AMS-TIX, and they will be very happy to assist you! You can also get information at www.atlantamotorspeedway.com!

We look forward to seeing you at the track!

Have a question about Atlanta Motor Speedway?

E-mail it to insiders@atlantamotorspeedway.com and you will have a chance to have your question answered in a future Inside Line newsletter!

Thanks for reading, and we look forward to seeing you on Labor Day Weekend!