For the fourth consecutive year, Atlanta Motor Speedway will host the biggest Labor Day party in the USA with the running of the 53rd annual AdvoCare 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series night race on Sept. 2, 2012. The race will be a part of NASCAR's stop on Labor Day weekend.
Week two of Atlanta Motor Speedway's Winter Flurry saw intense racing on the quarter-mile "Thunder Ring" and drivers beginning to position themselves in the seven-week season's points standings.
The Atlanta chapter of Speedway Children's Charities held its annual Jingle Mingle awards ceremony on December 6 and awarded $117,615 to 24 different organizations throughout Georgia. The Atlanta chapter was formed in 1994.
Atlanta Motor Speedway will host the American Red Cross Holiday Blood Drive on Tuesday, Dec. 20 in the Tara Ball Room, located near the Atlanta Motor Speedway corporate offices. The blood drive is from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., and all presenting donors will receive a free American Red Cross Soup Bowl and will also be entered into a raffle for a pair of round trip airline tickets.
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Darian Grubb spoke for mere minutes at Thursday's NASCAR NMPA Myers Brothers Awards Luncheon, but the words that tumbled from the champion crew chief's mouth were a good two months in the making.
Tony Stewart's on a roll. And that's a good feeling when you're in Las Vegas. Stewart and teammate Ryan Newman won Wednesday's "This Ain't the Newlywed Game," a riff on the original hosted by Bob Eubanks. Stewart and Newman edged Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch.
Visit the area's newest and most affordable drive-through Christmas light park when Atlanta Motor Speedway opens the inaugural Gift of Lights this Friday, Nov. 18. The Gift of Lights will be a nightly drive-through event, with over one million LED lights.
The season opener for the 2011-2012 edition of Atlanta Motor Speedway's Winter Flurry was a chance for racers to shake off the dust and get back into the groove as the Legends and Bandolero racers readied to race for the winter championship on the quarter-mile "Thunder Ring."
AdvoCare, an award-winning premier health and wellness company, has entered into a partnership to be the primary sponsor of the No. 3 AdvoCare Chevrolet driven by Austin Dillon for 20 races in the 2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series season.
For the first time ever, Atlanta Motor Speedway will host to the 21st Annual Asphalt Nationals and the 13th Annual Thunder Car Nationals on Oct. 24-27, 2012. Over 200 Legend Cars and Thunder Roadsters from all over the country will be on hand.
The new U.S. Legends Dirt Modifieds division will debut in Georgia as the series visits Woodstock's historic Dixie Speedway on Saturday, Nov. 19. It will be only the second time that the series has ventured out of North Carolina.
Atlanta Motor Speedway will be lit up like never before this holiday season from Nov. 18 through Jan. 1 for the inaugural Gift of Lights Holiday Light Show, the most affordable light display in the metro Atlanta area.
With no points on the line, the Atlanta Motor Speedway hosted an off-season race leading up to the opening of the 2011-12 Winter Flurry season, beginning Nov. 12. The Buzz Car feature got underway with Timmy Bishop in the lead. Bishop led wire-to-wire to win the event
With crisp temperatures filling the air, drag racing for 2011 concluded with heated intensity Friday at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the second and final week of Friday Night Drags & MCR Safety Show-N-Shine “Fall Stampede.”
The Chevrolet Fireball Run Adventurally visited Atlanta Motor Speedway on Wednesday, Sept. 28 as part of its race to recover America's missing children.
As the fall temperatures cool things down, the pit road drag strip at Atlanta Motor Speedway heated up on Friday with the first week of Friday Night Drags & MCR Safety Show-N-Shine's Fall Stampede.
Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Friday Night Drags and MCR Safety Show-N-Shine announces the Fall Stampede on Sept. 23 and 30 with two additional nights of drag racing.
Jeff Gordon had the most dominant car during Tuesday's running of the 52nd annual AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, but teammate Jimmie Johnson made him work for the win in the closing laps.
The AdvoCare 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race has been postponed because of weather from Tropical Storm Lee. The race will be rescheduled for Tuesday, September 6 with a start time of 11:00 a.m. Existing tickets and credentials will be honored when the gates open at 8:30 a.m.
The backflip is back. Carl Edwards started on the pole, led 101 laps and fought back from an early stop-and-go penalty to win the Great Clips 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race Saturday at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Kasey Kahne won the pole for Sunday's AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway with a lap of 29.775 seconds (186.196 mph). It was his 22nd career pole and third at the speedway. "It was definitely not a perfect lap, but it was a little better than what everyone else did," Kahne said.
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Ron Hornaday didn't have the best truck Friday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, but he had the best fuel strategy. And in the end, that's all that mattered. Hornaday led the final 17 laps – the only laps he led all night – to win the Good Sam Club 200 NASCAR Camping World 200.
Carl Edwards will run a special paint scheme for Sunday's AdvoCare 500 race at Atlanta Motor Speedway featuring duck feathers inscribed with the names of those who support children and families battling cancer campaign.
Experience isn't turning out to be a requisite for going fast at Atlanta Motor Speedway as drivers ready for tonight's Good Sam 200. Of the top five fastest drivers in the final practice, three are rookies with at least one, Joey Coulter, competing for the first time at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
It's one of the best deals in all of NASCAR, and it's happening this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Children age 12 and under are FREE for both tonight's Good Sam Club 200 Camping World Truck Series race and Saturday's Great Clips 300 Nationwide Series.
While fans from many local areas and across the state of Georgia will head to Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend for the AdvoCare 500 weekend, some of the fans attending races at the speedway will traverse many miles on their way to the biggest Labor Day party in the USA.
Good Sam Club, the world's largest RV owners' community, and Atlanta Motor Speedway today announced the sponsorship of the NASCAR Camping World Trucks Series race at AMS.
As the Atlanta Motor Speedway pavement has worn and aged, many drivers in the garage have described racing at AMS as driving on a big dirt track.
In keeping with the tradition of thrilling finishes at Atlanta Motor Speedway, AMS has announced that this weekend's Nationwide and Sprint Cup series will have a special tag line for the last three laps if it ends under an extended distance due to a caution -- Big Green Egg, White, Checker!
Below is a list of driver and show car appearances in the area for the upcoming AdvoCare 500 race weekend.
This weekend's AdvoCare 500 weekend will feature several drivers and teams with local ties to the area or the state of Georgia. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race features a tribute to a local driver, as Ryan Newman will pilot the No. 08 Chevrolet to honor Macon-native Beau Slocumb.
Labor Day Weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway is filled with a high amount of fun activities for fans, some of which enable them to give back to local charities. One of them is the Reed Sorenson Charity Golf Classic benefiting Speedway Children's Charities on Sept. 1.
The Chase for the Sprint Cup picture is shaping up to go down to the wire at Richmond. With the series making their annual Labor Day weekend stop at Atlanta Motor Speedway, the AdvoCare 500 will play a major role in deciding who is in and who is out come playoff time.
With up to five spots available for the Sprint Summer Showdown, Brad Keselowski's win at Bristol on Saturday night locks in four drivers that could win a total of $3,000,000 if any of the four can take the checkered flag at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Here are some of the latest happenings at Atlanta Motor Speedway as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500 weekend is one week from ignition.
Everything fans need to know for an amazing Labor Day weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway can be found here:
Brian Vickers visited the Georgia Aquarium on Thursday to promote the upcoming AdvoCare 500 night race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sept. 4. While at the aquarium, Vickers dove with the aquarium's Whale Sharks, Groupers and other aquatic life.
As the AdvoCare 500 NASCAR night racing weekend quickly approaches, fans are encouraged to act fast to secure the limited number of $39 tickets that remain for the Sunday, Sept. 4 event.
As the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500 weekend moves closer, fans have already started lining up for campsites in the unreserved campgrounds which open this Saturday, Aug. 27 at 8:00 a.m. Anxious fans began lining up outside the speedway ticket office on Monday.
Aside from the great racing action at Atlanta Motor Speedway during the AdvoCare 500 Labor Day Weekend, the Coca-Cola Fan Stage outside the speedway will bring a variety of entertainment.
In a season that is on pace to set records in the parity department, perhaps the best way to figure out who may be the drivers to watch at this year's AdvoCare 500 is to hit the record books and examine the stats for night racing at AMS.
Kyle Busch's win at Michigan International Speedway was a big achievement, and for several reasons. Busch not only clinched his place in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, but it also made him eligible for the Sprint Summer Showdown.
Championship night at Atlanta Motor Speedway's Friday Night Drags & MCR Safety Show-N-Shine saw several drag racing divisions take their season points championships down to the wire in the championship match races following week 16 final round elimination races.
This year's AdvoCare 500 night race at Atlanta Motor Speedway promises to be one of the marquee events on the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule. Here are five major reasons why you should be at the biggest Labor Day party in the USA.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series veteran Kyle Busch visited Atlanta Motor Speedway on Tuesday, Aug. 16 to promote the upcoming AdvoCare 500 night race on Sunday, Sept. 4. While at AMS, Busch provided ride-alongs to five fans.
Atlanta Motor Speedway is proud to announce that Miller Industries has been named the Official Towing and Recovery Equipment of Atlanta Motor Speedway.
The points championship races take center stage this week as Atlanta Motor Speedway's Friday Night Drags & MCR Safety Show-N-Shine enters its final week of 2011 competition. Several divisions feature tight races to determine the second-half points champions.
This year's AdvoCare 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Atlanta Motor Speedway marks the 15th anniversary of a historic day for both NASCAR and one of the sport's greatest brother duos to ever compete.
The Sprint Summer Showdown was introduced earlier this summer as a way to up the level of competition for the five NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events leading up to Atlanta Motor Speedway's Sept. 4 AdvoCare 500. So far it is working.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series veteran Ryan Newman will be behind the wheel of a special edition NASCAR Camping World Truck Series ride at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sept. 2.
In the penultimate event for the 2011 edition of Friday Night Drags and MCR Safety Show-N-Shine at Atlanta Motor Speedway, double points were awarded to drag racers competing on the pit lane drag strip.
Grammy-nominated and award-winning Ernie Haase & Signature Sound will return to Atlanta Motor Speedway for the second consecutive year to perform the National Anthem prior to the AdvoCare 500.
With only two weeks left in the 2011 edition of Friday Night Drags & MCR Safety Show-N-Shine at Atlanta Motor Speedway, the attention will now heavily focus on the point standings. Drivers in each division will be looking for good runs as they race down the pit lane drag strip.
The AdvoCare 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, Sept. 4 is the culmination of what once again promises to be the biggest Labor Day party in the USA. But for eager race fans, there is so much more to the weekend's festivities than just the AdvoCare 500.
Atlanta Motor Speedway's Sept. 2-4 AdvoCare 500 weekend will feature three nights of racing on the 1.54-mile high banks. NASCAR veteran Kyle Busch will enter all of them in an attempt for his second career three-race sweep at one track.
NASCAR veteran Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 18 M&M's Toyota, will be in Atlanta on August 16 to promote the upcoming NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
With only three weeks left in the 2011 Friday Night Drags & MCR Safety Show-N-Shine season, second half points become ever more critical with each run down the pit lane drag strip at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
For this year's AdvoCare 500 race weekend, Atlanta Motor Speedway is offering value that can't be beat. A family of four, with children 12 and under, could take a four-day vacation to AMS which includes three nights of racing for as low as $254.
The feature races of the final night of the 10-week Thursday Thunder season showcased several tight point battles, a first-time winner, three first-time champions being crowned and a driver making history by claiming the most Thursday Thunder titles ever.
A trio of Turner Motorsports drivers visited Zoo Atlanta on Thursday to promote the upcoming Great Clips 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The drivers painted with Kelly, a resident elephant at the zoo.
With only three weeks left in the Friday Night Drags racing action for 2011, it is go time for drivers looking to claim a second-half points championship, which would earn them a spot in the Championship Night race on August 19.
Thursday Thunder's Thunder Roadster division will have a special guest this week. Former NASCAR driver and Brooks native Joey Clanton will take the wheel of a Thunder Roadster.
Being one of the oldest tracks on the NASCAR circuit, there is always a great amount of prestige in taming the 1.54-mile lightning-fast Atlanta Motor Speedway. Now with how the Labor Day Weekend date falls on the schedule, the pressure to capture the checkered flag is even higher.
A mix of new and old faces made their way to victory lane during Atlanta Motor Speedway's thirteenth week of Friday Night Drags and MCR Safety Show-N-Shine. In the competitive Sportsman division, a first-time winner found his way to victory.
NASCAR Nationwide Series stars Justin Allgaier, Jason Leffler and Reed Sorenson will hold a kids autograph session on Thursday, August 4 at Zoo Atlanta in advance of the Sept. 3 Great Clips 300.
The penultimate round of Atlanta Motor Speedway's short-track racing program, Thursday Thunder featured drivers clamoring for every position as competitors are battling to determine who will be the 2011 Thursday Thunder champion in their respective classes.
With the second half of the points season at Friday Night Drags beginning to take shape, the Sportsman division continues to be one of the more exciting racing divisions on Friday nights at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
As the Thursday Thunder series heads into its next to last week of competition for the 2011 season, each lap on the Thunder Ring could have a major impact on the points races in several divisions. The Masters division features the tightest of points races.
NASCAR fans are known throughout the country for their devout loyalty and enthusiasm in planning and attending the event weekend. On September 2-4, Atlanta Motor Speedway will again play host to some of those same die-hard fans.
A lengthy winning streak came to an end Friday at Atlanta Motor Speedway as straight-line racing excitement returned to the track in Week 12 of Friday Night Drags and MCR Safety Show-N-Shine on the track's pit lane drag strip.
Men's Health Network and Takeda have partnered to launch the "Gout Pit Stop," an educational campaign to raise awareness about gout, a type of arthritis that affects approximately 8.3 million people in the U.S.
Fans will be treated to a lineup of up and coming bands as well as southern rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd as part of the Fast Cars and Guitars concert prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500 on Sept. 4.
Week eight of Atlanta Motor Speedway's Thursday Thunder saw several hot streaks continued by some drivers, while some new faces found their way to victory lane, with one winner qualifying for the Labor Day Legends Invitational.
Atlanta Motor Speedway is once again hosting the largest Labor Day party in the USA, and fans can be a part of all the excitement for only $78. Fans can purchase tickets to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500 for $39.
With the second half of the season opening last week at Friday Night Drags, the CB Insulation racing team took full advantage of the points reset to make a strong statement.
In the Morley Company Outlaws division, dominance has been the story of 2011. Roswell's Parker Barnes went into week seven with an unblemished record: six starts, six wins. But last week proved to be different, as Meansville native Madeline Crane used her pole position to catapult herself to victory lane.
There will be more than fighting for points positioning and the winner's trophy up for grabs when the stars of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series battle under the lights on Labor Day Weekend in the AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
For the first time ever, Atlanta Motor Speedway is providing fans the opportunity to win an autograph session with select NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers with a ticket purchase to the AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sept. 4.
The second half kickoff of Friday Night Drags & MCR Safety Show-N-Shine at Atlanta Motor Speedway offered a fresh start to every driver in the field, and many racers took the opportunity to get a leg up in the standings with a win.
Week 7 of Atlanta Motor Speedway's short –track racing series, Thursday Thunder, showcased two legends and bandolero drivers winning for the first time this season, one which snapped a another competitor's dominant streak of six consecutive wins.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series veterans Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 18 M&M's Toyota and Mark Martin, driver of the No. 5 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet will highlight a weekend of NASCAR driver visits to Club One.
With mid-season champions being honored last week, this week becomes a new opportunity for each and every competitor at Friday Night Drags. With the second half racing is expected to be just as intense as the first half.
This week's Thursday Thunder will have a uniquely southern feel, as the Atlanta Motor Speedway pays homage to the long-running television show, The Dukes of Hazzard. Fans are encouraged to dress up like their favorite character and compete in a look-a-like contest.
Atlanta Motor Speedway has partnered with several companies to offer one-stop purchasing for fans looking for hotels, tickets and transportation for the AdvoCare 500 NASCAR weekend, Sept. 2-4.
Midseason points champions were crowned during Week 10 of Friday Night Drags and MCR Safety Show-N-Shine at Atlanta Motor Speedway, with one division title not being decided until the final round of drag racing eliminations on the track's pit road drag strip.
Week six launched the second half of the 2011 Thursday Thunder season at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The on-track action featured two drivers qualifying for the Labor Day Weekend Legends Invitational and one driver logging a perfect season to date.
This week, mid-season Friday Night Drags championships will be awarded to points leaders at the conclusion of the evening's racing. The mid-season champions will race the second half champions on August 19 to determine the overall 2011 champion in each division.
Kids Bicycle, Tricycle and Power Wheels races will be the featured intermission entertainment during this week's Legends and Bandolero racing action at Thursday Thunder on Atlanta Motor Speedway's ¼-mile "Thunder Ring."
For years, family and NASCAR have been synonymous with one another. This year, children can do more than watch the cars from the grandstands, they can get close enough to touch them. Prior to the AdvoCare 500 children of all ages have access to the pits.
A festive crowd was on hand Friday to see drag racers compete for double points in addition to America's Birthday Celebration at Atlanta Motor Speedway for Week Nine of Friday Night Drags and MCR Safety Show-N-Shine.
The fifth week of competition of Atlanta Motor Speedway's Thursday Thunder featured eight classes of short track racing showcasing a driver posting his first win, another remaining undefeated and a veteran continuing to set records.
After trying his hand at professional soccer and riding a bull, Cincinnati Bengals Wide Receiver Chad Ochocinco came to Atlanta Motor Speedway on Thursday to get a taste of NASCAR racing. Jeff Burton and crew were on hand to provide Ochocinco with a high speed tutorial.
Fans attending this week's Friday Night Drags and MCR Safety Show-N-Shine will be treated to one of the area's earliest and largest fireworks displays with the Papa John's Pizza Fireworks Extravaganza in addition to an evening of competitive drag racing.
This week's intermission entertainment will be the Kids Candy Scramble, an annual event for Thursday Thunder at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The best way to describe the Candy Scramble is imagining a Halloween Trick-or-Treating in roughly 90 seconds.
Atlanta Motor Speedway is giving area fans an opportunity to celebrate America's Independence with one of the Atlanta area's earliest and largest fireworks display with the Papa John's Pizza Fireworks Extravaganza on July 1 at Friday Night Drags and MCR Safety Show-N-Shine.
Minneapolis-based Great Clips, Inc. has a long, storied history in the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS). Celebrating their 10th year as a primary sponsor this season, the world's largest salon brand with more than 3,000 salons, is proud to be the longest-running sponsor in the series.
If you've tailgated for any length of time, you likely have a favorite tailgating recipe. Now, you can share it with scores of fans while also supporting Speedway Children's Charities! For a donation of $10 to Speedway Children's Charities, your recipe will be included in a cookbook featuring recipes from numerous race fans!
he drag racing segment of week eight of Atlanta Motor Speedway's Friday Night Drags & MCR Safety Show-N-Shine has been cancelled due to inclement weather. Spectators who purchased tickets this week may return next Friday and show their ticket stub for entrance.
Week four of Thursday Thunder, featured two-first time winners, two brothers celebrating in Victory Lane and one surprising race finish. The annual Faster Pastor race was the featured intermission entertainment with local church leaders on a "Mission to Race."
With 19 racing divisions at Friday Night Drags and MCR Safety Show-N-Shine, there is straight-line racing excitement for many sizes and speeds of vehicles. But of all the divisions racing on Friday nights, Street Outlaw is one the drag racing series' most intense and exciting divisions.
Atlanta Motor Speedway officials announced the three-day NASCAR weekend will be extended, offering activities on Monday morning following the AdvoCare 500. Breakfast on Bruton will be served from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 5
When the regular Thursday Thunder competitors will be taking a break, this week there will still be racing on the Thunder Ring. This week's intermission entertainment is the Faster Pastor race. Local area pastors will race against each other with their congregations cheering them on.
Fans who purchase tickets to the AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, have the opportunity to not only be in the stands on Labor Day weekend, but also experience driving on the famed 1.54-mile oval in addition to receiving a ticket to Friday Night Drags on July 1.
Friday's running of Atlanta Motor Speedway's Friday Night Drags and MCR Safety Show-N-Shine has been cancelled due to inclement weather. Atlanta Motor Speedway's Friday Night Drags will return on June 24th.
Atlanta Motor Speedway's Thursday Thunder featured a trio of racers who after the third week of short-track racing action are undefeated in their respective classes - Parker Barnes, Joshua Hicks and Skip Nichols.
With parity being evident throughout the Friday Night Drags field at Atlanta Motor Speedway, the Street Outlaws Division is no different. Four main competitors consistently find themselves competing for feature wins on the speedway's pit lane.
Albany native Skip Nichols is no stranger to Thursday Thunder on the quarter-mile Thunder Ring at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Having competed at Thursday Thunder since 1998, Nichols races in both the Masters and Thunder Roadsters Divisions and is among one of the most successful racers in the history of Thursday Thunder.
Fans attending the Sept. 4 AdvoCare 500 can personally experience the lightning-fast racing surface of Atlanta Motor Speedway at speeds over 165 mph for a significantly discounted price through a promotion being offered by the Richard Petty Driving Experience.
Some new faces found their way to Victory Lane on Friday during the sixth week of Friday Night Drags and MCR Safety Show-N-Shine at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Grantville's Tony Morse broke Mark White's five-week winning streak in the Super Pro Division.
Atlanta Motor Speedway's short-track racing series, Thursday Thunder, featured two back-to-back winners and one driver continuing to make history with the most series wins during week two of competition on the quarter-mile "Thunder Ring."
Whether he's driving straight or turning left, Eddie Chapman knows plenty about what it takes to successfully maneuver around Atlanta Motor Speedway's weekly racing divisions. Chapman has raced in both Thursday Thunder and Friday Night Drags at the Speedway.
For many Thursday Thunder competitors, the season points championship isn't the only thing at stake this summer at Atlanta Motor Speedway during the track's summer short track series. Racers are also vying for spots in the Labor Day Legends Invitational.
Think about the top major sporting events each year. When things like the Super Bowl or Final Four come to mind, the competition within the sporting arena is the main focus. But when it comes to the event, the attraction is so much more than the contest itself.
With points on the line for the first time in 2011, racers took to Atlanta Motor Speedway's pit lane drag strip for the season points opener of Friday Night Drags and MCR Safety Show-N-Shine on Friday night at the Speedway.
The 14th season launched with eight classes of feature racing, first time winners and one competitor continuing to set Thursday Thunder history. In addition to the action-packed racing, fans were also treated to the Jersey Thunder Jet Car.
Points will be on the line for the first time in 2011 on Friday in the season points opener of Friday Night Drags and MCR Safety Show-N-Shine at Atlanta Motor Speedway. With the championship season getting underway, an influx of competitors is expected on Friday.
Eric Norris, who has raced in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and Nationwide Series, is among the list of entrants in the Thursday Thunder season opener on June 2. Norris is the son of martial arts icon and renowned actor Chuck Norris.
The pavement-pounding and sound barrier rattling sensations of speed and power will take center stage this week at Atlanta Motor Speedway with an appearance by the Jersey Thunder Jet Car at both Thursday Thunder and Friday Night Drags and MCR Safety Show-N-Shine.
AdvoCare International, LP, an award-winning, premier health and wellness company headquartered in Plano, TX., will be the title sponsor for Atlanta Motor Speedway's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series night race on Sept. 4, 2011.
Each summer, short tracks are filled with local racers, many of which hope to earn their way to victory lane. But when it comes to Legends and Bandolero racing, Atlanta Motor Speedway's quarter-mile "Thunder Ring" is among the toughest tracks to win on.
In the final night of racing before the series points opener, a number of drivers harnessed valuable momentum in the fourth week of action at Friday Night Drags & MCR Safety Show-N-Shine on Friday at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Since its inception, Thursday Thunder at Atlanta Motor Speedway has treated local racing fans to the rare privilege of seeing the future stars of NASCAR during the early stages of their racing careers. The 2011 season kicks off June 2.
Atlanta Motor Speedway is pleased to announce Papa John's as both the official and exclusive pizza of Atlanta Motor Speedway. Papa John's Pizza will have a presence at the Speedway during the Labor Day NASCAR Night Race Weekend on Sept. 2-4 in addition to other events.
The thrilling excitement of drag racing on Friday Nights returns to Atlanta Motor Speedway this summer as Friday Night Drags & MCR Safety Show-N-Shine powers its way into its fifth season. Featuring straight-line speed in the form of street drag racing on Atlanta Motor Speedway's pit road drag strip, Friday Night Drags is racing on the grassroots level, allowing both the hard-core and casual racer to compete in front of thousands of fans.
Each presenting blood donor will receive a commemorative t-shirt, a ticket to an upcoming Thursday Thunder race (except for the June 30 event) and a pace car ride around Atlanta Motor Speedway. Pace car rides will be given until sundown.
Friday Night Drags and MCR Safety Show-N-Shine continued its season Friday, with fans being treated to a wide cross-section of drivers finishing the night in Victory Lane. Friday night's exciting action saw three drivers win their third race in a row to begin the season.
The 2011 Thursday Thunder season at Atlanta Motor Speedway will feature a number of young, up and coming drivers with aspirations of one day racing in NASCAR. This summer, a driver considered to be one of racing's top future stars will be on the AMS "Thunder Ring."
With the interest in camping on the increase as Labor Day Weekend's NASCAR Night Race Weekend quickly approaches, fans are encouraged to reserve their campsite spaces for night racing's return to Atlanta Motor Speedway Sept. 2-4.
Racers took to Atlanta Motor Speedway's quarter-mile "Thunder Ring" for the last off-season INEX-sanctioned race on May 11 to prepare for the 14th season of Thursday Thunder, launching on June 2. The race also served as a qualifier for the Labor Day Invitational race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sept. 2, 2011.
Just two weeks into the 2011 season of Friday Night Drags and MCR Safety Show-N-Shine at Atlanta Motor Speedway, numerous drag racing classes are already showing signs that a highly competitive summer of straight-line drag racing is on the horizon.
If you're in the Atlanta area and love racing and family fun at an affordable price, join us on Thursday nights during the summer! Thursday Thunder, the Speedway's weekly summer racing series on its ¼-mile track located on the AMS frontstretch, begins June 2.
With another strong crowd of fans and racers present, excitement was aplenty Friday in the second week of Friday Night Drags and MCR Safety Show-N-Shine at Atlanta Motor Speedway. A total of four drivers won their respective divisions for the second week in a row.
Following a record opening night, the thrilling excitement of straight-line speed returns to Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday, May 6 with the second week of Friday Night Drags and MCR Safety Show-N-Shine. Week one featured record-breaking opening night numbers.
The Buzz Cars, the newest racing division on Atlanta Motor Speedway's ¼-mile "Thunder Ring," will be part of the event lineup when the Speedway hosts an INEX points event on May 11. Legends, Bandolero and Thunder Roadsters will also race.
The 2011 season of Friday Night Drags kicked off Friday with a cross-section of repeat and first-time winners in Atlanta Motor Speedway's summer drag racing series. AMS will donate a dollar from each grandstand ticket sold Friday to assist Red Cross relief efforts toward tornado victims.
Atlanta Motor Speedway is giving fans an opportunity to assist the American Red Cross relief efforts while also enjoying the season opener of Friday Night Drags and MCR Safety Show-N-Shine on April 29. AMS will donate one dollar from each grandstand ticket sold.
The 2011 edition of Friday Night Drags commences Friday at Atlanta Motor Speedway with street-style drag racing, show cars and Friday-night fun returning for a full summer of local racing. Featured will be 19 classes of street-style drag racing on the pit road drag strip.
With the 2011 Friday Night Drags season beginning in just over a week at Atlanta Motor Speedway, fans of motorcycle drag racing can expect to see a larger motorcycle presence in 2011 with five motorcycle classes to be featured in the weekly drag racing series.
Atlanta Motor Speedway has added a Junior Dragster division for the 2011 Friday Night Drags season, giving drag racing's youngest fans their own class in Atlanta's summer drag racing series. The division will allow racers under the age of 16 to compete at Friday Night Drags.
The StuntFest 2011 Car & Bike Show returns to Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday, May 1 with car shows and street-style drag racing. The StuntFest 2011 Car & Bike Show is a single-day festival featuring car shows and drag racing with awards for top finishers, music and entertainment, and children's activities.
What began five years ago as simple means to encourage racing away from public streets has exploded into one of the summer's top sporting events in the Atlanta area. Friday Night Drags and MCR Safety Show-N-Shine kicks off its fifth season April 29.
If you've been waiting for your chance to purchase tickets to the Labor Day Weekend of NASCAR Night Racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway, your wait is now over! Tickets are on sale for NASCAR Night Racing's return to AMS on Labor Day weekend of three NASCAR night races!
Atlanta Motor Speedway's newest short-track racing class, Buzz Cars, made it's exhibition debut following an INEX-sanctioned short-track race on the track's quarter-mile "Thunder Ring" on Sunday. The debut featured a group of Buzz Cars, minimally-modified, four-cylinder stock cars.
Dwight Pilgram has been named Legends of Georgia director at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Pilgram will oversee the day-to-day management of the Legends program including car and part sales, competitor communications and event operations.
MCR Safety will serve as the title sponsor of the Show-N-Shine car shows at Atlanta Motor Speedway's 2011 Friday Night Drags season. The MCR Safety Show-N-Shine car show will feature nine classes of show cars and entrants can participate in parade laps on each week.
Ginger Moats has been named Speedway Children's Charities' Atlanta chapter director at Atlanta Motor Speedway. As the director of the Atlanta chapter, Moats will spearhead the chapter's fundraising and marketing efforts and work with partner organizations.
Atlanta Motor Speedway will host an information meeting for parties interested in competing in the Speedway's newest short-track racing division, Buzz Cars, on Monday night, April 4 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will include specific details on the new affordable racing division and guidance on vehicle modifications.
Atlanta Motor Speedway's newest short-track racing division, Buzz Cars, will make its debut with an exhibition race during the track's April 10 INEX points race. The exhibition Buzz Cars race will provide competitors with their first opportunity to test and tune their stock cars on Atlanta's quarter-mile "Thunder Ring" track.
Laura Stansell of Macon has won a prize package including a meet-n-greet with Lynyrd Skynyrd during Atlanta Motor Speedway's Labor Day NASCAR night racing weekend. The prize package includes a meet-n-greet with Lynyrd Skynyrd and a guitar signed by the band.
Atlanta Motor Speedway officials have announced that Lynyrd Skynyrd, the most-celebrated Southern rock band in history, will headline the Fast Cars & Guitars pre-race concert prior to the track's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series night race on Sunday, Sept. 4.
The final round of the 2010-2011 Winter Flurry season was showcased during Atlanta Motor Speedway's Spring Kick Off Open House. Fans were treated to free Winter Flurry racing as part of the day's activities. Six classes competed to not only battle for the win, but to claim the championship title.
Atlanta Motor Speedway has added two live radio broadcasts, a pair of show cars and the Coca-Cola racing simulator to the free Open House event scheduled for Saturday, March 12 from 11:00 a.m. through 3:00 pm. Other entertainment includes short-track racing action and exclusive discounts.
Tickets for Atlanta Motor Speedway's Labor Day NASCAR night racing weekend will go on sale on Wednesday, March 9, the same day as the announcement of the pre-race concert artist for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series night race on Sunday, Sept. 4 at AMS.
The INEX points race at Atlanta Motor Speedway scheduled for Saturday, March 5 has been cancelled due to anticipated inclement weather. Short-track racing will return to AMS on Saturday, March 12 for the championship round of the 2010-11 Winter Flurry season.
Great Clips will again serve as the title sponsor of the Labor Day weekend NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 3, the Great Clips 300. The event will showcase Great Clips, as the title sponsor and official hair care provider of AMS.
New Holland dealers from across the Southeast completed a two-day sales training event at Atlanta Motor Speedway last week, providing sales members with first-hand experience with the company's new PowerStar™ T4 Series tractors entering the Spring season.
Atlanta Motor Speedway will play host to the one of the largest-ever Sweet Repeats Consignment Sales this Thursday, March 3 through Saturday, March 5, in addition to the first INEX points race of the 2011 season on Saturday, March 5.
AMS will host a free Open House for race fans and the surrounding community from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 12, including short-track racing, the opportunity to drive their car on the Speedway's 1.54-mile track and a chance to win a Big Green Egg.
It seems as if it was only yesterday when Atlanta Motor Speedway celebrated its 50th year of racing with a weekend of night racing on Labor Day weekend culminated by the Emory Healthcare 500. Now, work is underway to begin another 50 years of great racing.
Atlanta Motor Speedway's fifth date of the Winter Flurry season saw points races tighten in multiple divisions as competitors battle for critical championship points with just one event remaining on the 2010-11 Winter Flurry Season.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing action takes to the track this week to kick off the 2011 season, a year many fans and pundits anticipate may be the most-compelling season in recent history with it poised to feature multiple storylines.
Atlanta Motor Speedway officials have added an INEX-sanctioned national short-track points race on Saturday, March 5 to the Speedway's winter racing schedule. The event will feature Legends, Bandolero and Thunder Roadsters competing on the quarter-mile "Thunder Ring."
Fans, circle your calendars for March 12! On that day, we're inviting all fans to a FREE open house event at Atlanta Motor Speedway from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the Spring KIck-Off Open House! We'll start the day with some Winter Flurry Bandolero and Legends car racing on the Thunder Ring.
One of the more special times in racing comes each February, with the start of the season. There's a refreshed sense of optimism. Every team feels as if it can contend for a title. Most fans feel that their driver is poised for a great season. Here at Atlanta Motor Speedway, we're sharing that optimism.
NASCAR has announced competition changes for the 2011 racing season. Among the changes are restructuring the current points system and modifying the method of qualifying the final two drivers for the Chase for the Championship.
The fourth date of the 2010-11 Winter Flurry short-track racing season featured hot action in cold temperatures at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday, as competitors banged cars on the "Thunder Ring" for needed points entering the second half of the season.
Aspiring race car drivers now have another affordable option for competing at Atlanta Motor Speedway with the introduction of a new Buzz Cars division to the Speedway's 2011 summer racing series, Thursday Thunder. The class will feature three and four-cylinder street vehicles.
Shopping and short-track racing action return to AMS this weekend as the track plays host to a two-day gun show and Winter Flurry racing on and Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 22 and 23. Legends Series racing resumes on Saturday while the GunRunner Shows gun show will also take place.
Moving from the road course to the short track for the third race of the 2010-11 Winter Flurry series, four drivers claimed their first wins of the season on Atlanta Motor Speedway's quarter-mile short track. Two competitors posted their third-straight win to start the Winter Flurry season.
Atlanta Motor Speedway officials are infusing new energy into their popular Friday Night Drags series by updating the championship structure and adjusting series rules for the upcoming 2011 season. Changes feature five new racing classes and a unique championship points structure.