For the first time in Atlanta Motor Speedway history, Sprint Car racing will take to the track as part of the speedway’s fifth-annual Labor Day weekend date on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule, Aug. 30-Sept. 1, 2013.The 54th-annual AdvoCare 500 on Sunday night, Sept. 1 will highlight the yearly stop at the 1.54-mile speedway for NASCAR’s top two series during the Labor Day weekend.
In less than nine months, NASCAR night racing will make its return to Atlanta Motor Speedway. During this time of year, however, one of the most important parts of race weekend is being ensured – that the racing surface at Atlanta Motor Speedway is in tip-top shape. Atlanta’s asphalt surface produces some of the most exciting racing in all of NASCAR. Its worn texture grinds up tires quickly and enables drivers to race two and at times, three-wide.
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The second week of the 2012-13 Winter Flurry racing season at Atlanta Motor Speedway provided several exciting races and a few repeat winners in both the Legends and Bandolero divisions that competed on Saturday afternoon as drivers looked to improve upon their positions in the standings.
Returning to Atlanta Motor Speedway for the second-straight year, the speedway’s Gift of Lights holiday LED light show will open to the public this week on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 6:00 p.m.Gift of Lights is metro Atlanta’s newest and most affordable holiday LED light show.
If you grew up watching racing during the early to middle 1990s, you likely remember multiple championship chases involving Dale Earnhardt Sr.’s No. 3 and Rusty Wallace’s No. 2 car. It was hard to go close to many racetracks without seeing t-shirts, hats or flags in favor of the two drivers.
Although it’s a few months time before the 2013 NASCAR season rolls around, one of its features will be drivers within the NASCAR Nationwide Series who will be hungrier than ever for victories and a series championship.
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The 2012-13 Winter Flurry season at Atlanta Motor Speedway kicked off on Friday night with an all-Georgia field of Legends and Bandolero cars in action under the lights on the slick, quarter-mile “Thunder Ring.” The opening night of racing in the seven-week winter season gave drivers a chance to get back into the groove and prepare for the battle for the winter championship.
The metro Atlanta area’s newest and most affordable holiday LED light show will return when Atlanta Motor Speedway hosts the Gift of Lights, Nov. 18-Jan. 6, 2013.Last year, over 50,000 people from all over the metro Atlanta area took in the over one million LED lights and hundreds of festive displays.
The 21st Annual Legends Asphalt Nationals main feature races were held on Atlanta Motor Speedway’s quarter-mile “Thunder Ring” on Saturday, Oct. 27. The final day of the three-day format showcased Bandolero heat races, B-Main features, Bandolero feature races in two divisions with the grand finale of four 40-lap A-main feature events for the Young Lions, Semi-Pro, Masters and Pro divisions to see who the best of the best is.
Legends competitors from across the nation and Canada took to the quarter-mile “Thunder Ring” at Atlanta Motor Speedway for the second day of racing in the three-day format for the 21st Annual Legends Asphalt Nationals.Friday’s activities began with two sets of heat races, which were lined up by Thursday’s qualifying results.
More than 100 Legends cars from across 25 U.S. states and Canada descended upon Atlanta Motor Speedway for the 21st Annual Legends Asphalt Nationals, Oct. 25-27. The event showcases the nation’s top Legends competitors in four different classes facing off to see who the best of the best is and claim the title of Legends Asphalt Nationals Champion.
With racers coming from all over the United States and as far away as Canada, a couple of emerging storylines involve head-to-head competition between drivers from the North and the South, as well as drivers from the East and the West.These drivers will be racing for an overall points championship during the Legends Asphalt Nationals.
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There’s a crisp in the air right now at Atlanta Motor Speedway, with the temperatures cooling off. But the on-track action heats up this weekend when Legends racers roll into town seeking a big prize in the Legends Nationals!
For the first time in its memorable history, the Georgia State Fair will take place at Atlanta Motor Speedway this year with 10 days of fun for the whole family, Oct. 26-Nov. 4.Over 50 midway rides, a petting zoo with animal displays, an aerialist act, a motorcycle stunt show, the Lady Houdini Escape Artist and comedian and juggler Alex Zerbe will all be part of the activities and shows for attendees to take in during the fair’s stay at AMS.
With the Oct. 26-27national championship for Legends and Thunder Roadster racers quickly approaching, there is no better time to take a look at the weekend schedule and gain a grasp of what fans can expect during the two extensive days of competition among the nation’s best Legends drivers at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Racers took to the track in the final on-track event prior to the Legends Nationals in offseason racing among Bandolero and Legends racers at Atlanta Motor Speedway’s ¼-mile ‘Thunder Ring’ on Saturday.The Speedway saw an influx of out of state competitors looking to prepare for the Legends Nationals, which will be held Oct. 26-27 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Returning for the fifth-consecutive season, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will head to Atlanta Motor Speedway during the 2013 Labor Day weekend, as the speedway hosts the biggest Labor Day party in the USA. The event will be the second-to-last event prior to the cutoff for the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
With the 2012 Legends Asphalt Nationals only one month away, entries are beginning to roll in from competitors across the nation, and even other countries, as they look to battle for a national championship in Legends car and Thunder Roadster competition.
The final night of drag racing on the eighth-mile pit lane drag strip brought many fans out to enjoy the last night of Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine for the 2012 season in very fall-like temperatures. 2012 points champions for each division, as well as many of the top finishers in each division’s points standings, were honored.
Atlanta Motor Speedway’s always-popular Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine series wraps up its 2012 season this Friday night with the season-ending Fall Stampede. The eighth-mile pit lane drag strip feature intense and exciting head-to-head matchups all night, heating up the cool fall air.
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The Legends and Bandolero cars took to the quarter-mile “Thunder Ring” at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday to tune up for the 2012-13 Winter Flurry season with off-season racing. The two series also ran the 2012 Legends and Bandolero Invitational events, featuring the best of the best from the 2012 racing season.
With the regular season of Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine in the books, the series took to the track on Friday night for the first of two Fall Stampede events. With points off the table for the two nights of Fall Stampede racing, the cool air heated up the racing action.
With the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekend past, Atlanta Motor Speedway charges into fall with a full schedule of racing, highlighted by the speedway’s Friday Night Drags series and the 2012 Legends Asphalt Nationals.The always-popular Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine will return for two nights of Fall Stampede action on Sept. 14 and Sept. 21.
Denny Hamlin held off a charging Jeff Gordon on the final corner to win the AdvoCare 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway. With five laps to go, Hamlin was third and Martin Truex Jr. had a commanding lead on the field when Jamie McMurray brought out the caution
After 195 laps, eight caution flags, and six different leaders, it all came down to … a water bottle?Ricky Stenhouse Jr. won the NRA American Warrior 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race Saturday at Atlanta Motor Speedway by battling past the night’s dominant driver, Kevin Harvick, and a charging Brad Keselowski, who had fresh tires.
From a distance, the scene on the infield grass in Atlanta Motor Speedway’s turn four ballfield looked like any ordinary game of kickball. But get a little closer, and it was easier to tell that this group of NASCAR drivers, wives, media and young kids -- many wearing kerchiefs over bald heads, a universal badge of honor for cancer warriors – weren’t assembled for a carefree sporting event.
Rookie Ty Dillon made anything but a rookie move to pass veteran Atlanta Motor Speedway ace Kyle Busch for his first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win Friday in the Jeff Foxworthy’s Grit Chips 200.
Fresh off his helmet-throwing performance last weekend, Tony Stewart won the pole for Sunday’s AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway with a lap of 29.787 seconds (186.121 mph).“That pole is 100 percent due to Ryan Newman,” Stewart said of his teammate, who had qualified earlier in the evening and was able to tell Newman exactly how to set his car up.
Tony Stewart has a heck of an arm, and he proved it last weekend at Bristol when he heaved his helmet at the hood of Matt Kenseth’s car. That arm did not go unnoticed, and Friday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, he received a small token of appreciation.
With the start of the race weekend only one day away, many fans got their start to the biggest Labor Day party in the USA today. Infield camping opened at 2:00 p.m. this afternoon, allowing those fans to get their campsites set up in advance of the on-track action tomorrow. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series haulers will enter the speedway this evening at 6:00 p.m.
At the link below is a current list of driver and show car appearances in the area for the upcoming AdvoCare 500 race weekend. For the most up-to-date weekend schedule involving the AdvoCare 500, visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com
For the young drivers that do battle in the Atlanta Motor Speedway’s weekly summer Thursday Thunder racing series, often the dream is to one day return to the speedway in the NASCAR ranks and battle on the full 1.54-mile speedway.This weekend, two more graduates of the Legends racing series will return to AMS to compete
Following the announcement of the special Tony Stewart vs. Matt Kenseth ticket promotion on Monday, fans have jumped at the opportunity to choose their side in the disagreement, while saving a substantial sum on fronstretch tickets at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
The NRA American Warrior 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series Race on Saturday, Sept. 1, will honor those who work to protect the freedoms of citizens of the United States. In addition to naming a race for those who serve, the National Rifle Association will host several American heroes, their families and special guests during the race weekend.
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This past weekend’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway shook up the points standings in a big way, with several drivers in the top-10 and wild-card positions suffering misfortune. Tony Stewart was involved in an accident with Matt Kenseth, dropping Stewart to 10th in the points standings. Stewart is in desperate need of a good run this weekend at Atlanta.
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Following Saturday night’s Tony Stewart and Matt Kenseth crash and Stewart’s subsequent helmet toss at Kenseth’s car, Atlanta Motor Speedway has created a promotion giving fans the opportunity to take advantage of a special post-incident ticket price while choosing side in who was at fault in the tangle.
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With the annual visit of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Atlanta Motor Speedway coming up next weekend, activities for fans are coming together each day for race weekend. Fans can stay in tune with everything Atlanta Motor Speedway with the launch of its new mobile app to enhance the fan experience at AMS.
On Thursday, Aug. 23, four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon and defending winner of the AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, visited the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta to host a dolphin race between two of the aquarium’s resident dolphins.
The AdvoCare 500 is speeding closer. Watch these AdvoCare endorsers in Atlanta this weekend. And, look for the AdvoCare tent in the Fan Zone throughout the weekend to try a sample of AdvoCare Spark® Energy Drink Mix!
While the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500 weekend is still eight days away, eager campers have already started to line up for campsites in the unreserved campgrounds. The speedway’s unreserved campgrounds will open on Saturday, Aug. 25 at 8:00 a.m.
Fans will have several opportunities to meet the brand new Atlanta Motor Speedway “Rev It Up Crew” during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500 weekend, Aug. 31-Sept. 2.The Rev It Up Crew will visit various areas in the midway on Sunday, Sept. 2 prior to the AdvoCare 500.Fans are encouraged to stop by and visit with the girls, get autographs and take photos with the team.
In support of the American Cancer Society® and breast cancer awareness, Chevrolet, together with partner Atlanta Motor Speedway, is holding a special event to give breast cancer survivors the thrill of a ride around the track in specially-themed pink pace cars with Team Chevy NASCAR drivers.
Fans planning to attend this year’s AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway can enhance their race day experience with pre-race pit access for each day of race weekend, or a Pre-Race Party Pass for Sunday.Weekend pit passes are available for $125, giving fans access to the pits prior to green flag competition each day throughout race weekend.
Atlanta Motor Speedway’s three nights of racing for this Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31-Sept. 2 kicks off in less than two weeks, and while the racing excitement will be the highlight of each day’s activities at the track, there will be much more than just the cars speeding around the track for fans to enjoy while at AMS.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series moved another step closer to the AdvoCare 500 weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway as Greg Biffle claimed his second victory of 2012 by winning the Pure Michigan 500 at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday.Biffle survived a late race restart and held of Michigan-native Brad Keselowski and a charging Kasey Kahne to claim the checkered flag.
With several points races still up for grabs entering week 16 of Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine, the drag racing promised to be intense and dramatic all night long. The build-up did not disappoint, as each pass down the pit lane drag strip helped determine the overall points champion for the season.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing will return to Atlanta Motor Speedway once again this Labor Day weekend, and while there are many reasons that you should be in attendance for the biggest Labor Day party in the USA, we’ve focused on five major reasons why you can’t afford to miss this year’s night racing triple-header at AMS:Wild-Card Battle Will Run Through Atlanta
NASCAR driver Danica Patrick recently discussed her upcoming visit to Atlanta Motor Speedway, where she’ll make her first-career start at the 1.54-mile facility in both the NASCAR Nationwide Series and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Patrick will compete in the NRA American Warrior 300 on Sept. 1 as well as the AdvoCare 500 on Sept. 2.
Three nights of NASCAR night racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway can be a family event at an affordable price this Labor Day weekend with special offers for students and youths under the age of 12.While adult tickets start at just $39, students can gain access to the Elliott Grandstand for just $19 for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500.
With the final regular-season Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine on tap this week at Atlanta Motor Speedway, points champions in each division will be crowned at the conclusion of racing this Friday night.Many divisions feature close battles for the championship, which was only enhanced with double points awarded to winners last week.
Due to an overwhelming response by fans, drivers and members of the media, Atlanta Motor Speedway will offer the full lineup of food items made with Coca-Cola® products at the Taste of Coca-Cola® concession stand during the Labor Day Weekend of NASCAR Night Racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
As the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series moves towards the second-to-last race prior to the Chase for the Sprint Cup cutoff at Atlanta Motor Speedway, the series saw one of the wildest finishes of 2012. The Finger Lakes 355 at The Glen produced another new winner and jumbled the battle for the Chase.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jeff Gordon will visit the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta on Thursday, Aug. 23 to promote the upcoming AdvoCare 500 weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Aug. 31-Sept. 2.While at the aquarium, Gordon will take part in a question-and-answer session with fans.
With double points on the line for drag racers on Friday night, the racing was intense and impactful throughout the evening at Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine. Each race went a long way in determining battles for an overall points championships on Aug. 17.
The LACS, a Georgia-based music group, will join the music lineup on Sunday, Sept. 2 at Atlanta Motor Speedway prior to the AdvoCare 500, adding to the festive atmosphere of the biggest Labor Day party in the USA.
Jeff Foxworthy’s Grit Chips, a new product to debut in stores beginning mid-September, will serve as the title sponsor of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday, Aug. 31, with the event named the Jeff Foxworthy’s Grit Chips 200.
Families or friends looking to save money while enjoying quality time together can do just that this Labor Day weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500 on Sunday, Sept. 2 with the FANtastic Four Pack.
Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine returns to the eighth-mile pit-lane drag strip this Friday night, Aug. 10. Double points will be on the line for drag racers as the regular season enters its second-to-last week.
With only three races remaining before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series arrives in Atlanta for the AdvoCare 500 Labor Day weekend, the battle for the final two wild-card positions in the Chase for the Sprint Cup was turned upside down on Sunday with Jeff Gordon’s win at Pocono.Gordon, the defending winner of last season’s AdvoCare 500, successfully defended his Pocono victory from 2011 with a pass on the race’s final restart.
Entering its fourth season of being the next-to-last event prior to the start of the Chase for the Sprint Cup, Atlanta Motor Speedway will once again play host to one of the NASCAR season’s most dramatic events with the AdvoCare 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, Sept. 2.
The drag racing segment of week 14 at Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Friday Night Drags & 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 to week 15 of Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine on Aug. 10.
NASCAR racing brothers Austin and Ty Dillon, both coming off of top-five finishes in the NASCAR Nationwide Series event at Indianapolis last weekend, will be in Atlanta on Tuesday, Aug. 7 for two appearances to promote the upcoming Labor Day night racing weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Aug. 31-Sept. 2.
NASCAR’s most popular driver used Sunday’s Brickyard 400 to climb to a location that he’s not been able to reach since late in the 2004 season: the top of the points standings in NASCAR Sprint Cup competition.For Earnhardt Jr., Sunday’s fourth-place finish at Indianapolis was the culmination of a season full of strong runs and consistent finishes.
Three weeks of points racing remain in Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine, which signifies “must-win” situations for many in the points standings. Factor in double points on the line for drag racers this week, coupled with the intense racing action from week 12, and the competition should light up the pit lane drag strip this Friday night.
Under the lights on Labor Day Weekend, NASCAR’s rising stars will confront Atlanta Motor Speedway’s fast high banks in the Nationwide Series NRA American Warrior 300. That event, which’ll feature the likes of Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Austin Dillon locking horns with NASCAR veterans Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano, will cap off an action packed Saturday at Atlanta Motor Speedway during Labor Day Weekend.
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The week 13 edition of Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine has been cancelled due to inclement weather.Friday Night Drags will return on Aug. 3 for week 14 of the 16-week season, with double points on the line for drag racers. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and nightly drag race eliminations start after 9:09 p.m.
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The final night of the 2012 summer short-track racing season on Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Thunder Ring showcased the crowning of all the division champions including three first- time Thursday Thunder champions. In addition to all the exciting points battles, fans were treated to the first ever Henry County High School Principal race.
The Atlanta Motor Speedway ticket office will extend its hours, including opening on weekends, beginning on July 28. With ticket demand growing as the Atlanta race date nears on the NASCAR schedule, the AMS ticket office will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays and 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Sundays.
Race fans looking to take advantage of Atlanta Motor Speedway’s discounted ticket rates for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500 weekend have until Aug. 6 to purchase their seats at ticket special rates. Many of the speedway’s ticket specials for the biggest Labor Day party in the USA will go away beginning at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 6.
Four weeks of points racing remain in Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine, which signifies “must-win” situations for many in the points standings. Factor in double points on the line for drag racers this week, coupled with last week’s intense racing action, and the competition should light up the pit lane drag strip this Friday.
The final week of Thursday Thunder short track racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway will determine the overall season points champions this Thursday. Among the points races yet to be determined, one division features an ultra-competitive race with a familiar face in the midst of the battle.In Masters division competition, four drivers sit within a scant six points of each other.
With double points looming next week at Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine, the racing action in week 12 was billed to be as intense as it had been at any point in the season, and it did not disappoint. New winners, repeat victors and some family competition highlighted the evening’s action on the eighth-mile pit lane drag strip at AMS.
Fans were treated to an action-packed night of racing on Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Thunder Ring. Thursday Thunder competitors drove in two feature races during the night’s event in the only double points night of the season.The racing was close as only two competitors were able to win both of their feature races. The evening also featured two racers who scored their first wins of the summer.
For a young driver looking to cut their teeth in NASCAR, travel is usually a basic requirement. And with so much time spent on the road, it becomes a family affair as the whole clan will travel to and from each local short track during the race season.The family of Racing Radios Bandits driver Chandler Smith is no stranger to travel for sports.
Fans looking to take their viewing experience of this year’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500 to a new level have a new choice at Atlanta Motor Speedway.New for 2012 is the Elliott Suite, offering a view from high above turn three’s Elliott Grandstand. The Elliott Suite offers fans the race day environment from the comfort of a climate-controlled, individual seat.
With five weeks remaining in drag racing competition at Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine, the points racing portion of the 2012 slate is half-way completed. Drag racers now head into the final stretch of the season with many points battles being hotly-contested on the drag strip each week.
With three events remaining and two weeks to complete them, Thursday Thunder at Atlanta Motor Speedway will play host to double feature races once again this week on the quarter-mile “Thunder Ring.” With the points championships battles coming down to the wire, double features will up the ante.
Fireworks highlighted a wild night of drag racing under Friday the 13th skies during week 11 of Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine. The event saw several different types of action, as the speedway’s annual patriotic display of fireworks for the Independence Day holiday was held.
Double feature races were scheduled to highlight the seventh and eighth weeks of Thursday Thunder short track racing on the “Thunder Ring” at Atlanta Motor Speedway, but persistent rains shortened the event, allowing only one set of feature races to be completed.
Fans attending the AdvoCare 500 on Sunday, Sept. 2 can gain their own race experience at over 160 mph, just hours before the stars of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series hit the track with a special promotion from Richard Petty Driving Experience.
In addition to the Mid-Season Points Championship and a new division of competition this week at Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine, AMS will host fireworks prior to drag racing eliminations.Fireworks will commence just after 9:00 p.m., moments prior to drag racing eliminations.
Fans can join Atlanta Motor Speedway for the biggest Labor Day party in the USA on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500 weekend and enjoy four days of events for only $78.Tickets for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500 on Sunday, Sept. 2 are available for $39 in the Elliott Grandstand.
Week 11 at Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine will bring several new wrinkles to the competition this week with the addition of a new division of drag racing, as well as the crowning of mid-season points champions. The new Street Modified division will become the 17th different division of drag race competition.
With championship points battles coming down to the wire, week eight of Thursday Thunder racing on the “Thunder Ring” will have even more on the line this week as most divisions will have double feature races at Atlanta Motor Speedway. All divisions except for the Pro division will hold two feature races this week.
For many years, Friday qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series was a staple at Atlanta Motor Speedway. This year, evening qualifying makes a return to AMS with AdvoCare 500 pole qualifying taking place on Friday, Aug. 31.
The drag racing segment of week 10 at Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Friday Night Drags & 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 to week 11 of Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine on July 13.
Week seven of Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Thursday Thunder showcased only one feature race before heavy rains cancelled the remainder of the evening’s activities. In the Pro feature, Taylor Hull held off Mason Massey to claim the victory.
The 2012 season of Thursday Thunder featured a special Fourth of July night of racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway. In addition to the full slate of Bandolero, Legends and Buzz Car racing, fans were treated to the Papa John’s Pizza Fireworks Extravaganza as the finale to the evening’s activities.
To celebrate America’s birthday, Atlanta Motor Speedway will offer fans two nights of fireworks to highlight the Fourth of July holiday, both Wednesday, July 4 and Friday, July 6.Atlanta Motor Speedway will host a special Wednesday night edition of Thursday Thunder on July 4, which will be highlighted by the Papa John’s Pizza Fireworks Extravaganza.
Bad Boy Buggies has teamed up with Atlanta Motor Speedway to sponsor the speedway’s pre-race concert. Now known as the Fast Cars & Guitars Pre-Race Concert featuring Montgomery Gentry, presented by Bad Boy Buggies is slated for Sunday, Sept. 2, prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500.
Before the night heats up with street-style drag racing on Friday July 6, fans at Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine will continue the Fourth of July holiday celebration with a fireworks display.
Area racing fans will be offered a double-dose of grassroots racing on one of the toughest short tracks around this week with two consecutive nights of Thursday Thunder at the quarter-mile “Thunder Ring” at Atlanta Motor Speedway. In addition to Thursday Thunder on its regularly scheduled night, Speedway is also hosting a full program on Wednesday.
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The National Rifle Association, America's oldest civil rights and sportsmen's group, and its NRA American Warrior magazine, will serve as title sponsor of the NASCAR Nationwide Series event at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 1, with the event being called the NRA American Warrior 300.
With a majority of the 2012 edition of Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine now in the books, week nine at the weekly drag racing series had both new and old faces making it to victory lane. Both of these groups played a part in reshaping the points standings as the series heads into week 10 and the annual Fourth of July fireworks display next Friday night.
The fifth event in the 2012 Thursday Thunder season featured the annual fan-favorite Faster Pastor race along with a couple of first-time winners on the quarter-mile “Thunder Ring.”The Semi-Pro feature launched with Myatt Snider on the pole.
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Week nine at Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine marks the fifth week of points racing with always-changing standings, as well the always popular Kids’ Candy and Coin Scramble that is always sure to excite. Last week’s theme was new faces finding their way victory lane.
As the 2012 Thursday Thunder season hits the half-way mark this week, both Legends and Bandolero racers in each division will look to lay down good runs to propel themselves ahead for the season’s second half.
Last week’s double feature events brought a ton of exciting racing to the “Thunder Ring."
Week eight of Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine, which also stood as the fourth week of points racing on the eighth-mile pit lane drag strip, delivered some new faces to victory lane, which only tightened up the battle for each division’s season points championship.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series veterans Matt Kenseth, Greg Biffle, Marcos Ambrose and television personality Rutledge Wood will all make visits to Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Club One, the speedway’s luxury fan suite, during the AdvoCare 500 weekend, Aug. 31-Sept. 2.
Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Thursday Thunder hosted double feature racing on Thursday, June 21, with competitors scoring points for weeks three and four. The series will complete the 10-event season over eight consecutive weeks with racing every Thursday night plus the double features night and a special Wednesday night Fourth of July event featuring the Papa John’s Pizza Fireworks Extravaganza.
Being one of the most successful weekly summer racing programs in the country, Thursday Thunder boasts a long list of alumni who have tackled the “Thunder Ring” and moved on to higher levels of motorsports competition. On any given summer Thursday night, fans can find local youth and adults mixing it up with those who aspire to make racing a career.
Atlanta Motor Speedway is offering fans the option to enjoy the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500 from the comfort of climate-controlled, individual seating with the Elliott Suite, a new option for 2012.The Elliott Suite, located high above turn three and the Elliott Grandstand, offers a full view of the speedway.
With three weeks of points racing in the books at Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Friday Night Drags, the season standings have begun to take shape and tell the story of what racers will be the top competition in each respective division in the remaining events for 2012.
Week three of Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Thursday Thunder offers race fans double the action for the ultra-affordable admission price this week as double feature races will be held on the quarter-mile “Thunder Ring” for the only time in 2012.For the regular low price at the gate, spectators will be treated to two full racing programs this Thursday.
With points on the line for the third week at Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Friday Night Drags, drivers that had enjoyed good runs prior to week seven looked to add to their good fortunes, while those that had not achieved the results desired hit the eighth-mile pit lane drag strip to shake loose a strong finish and close up ground in the points standings.
Fans looking to be a part of the biggest Labor Day party in the USA at Atlanta Motor Speedway by camping out at the historic 1.54-mile speedway are encouraged to act fast while limited amounts of prime camping spots remain. A small number of High Speed Infield Tent camping spots are still available.
Week two of Atlanta Motor Speedway’s short track racing on the “Thunder Ring” showcased a first-time winner, a plethora of crashes and tight racing all night long.Christopher Clanton was the pole sitter for the Outlaws feature. On the first lap, a multi-car crash broke out in turns three and four, causing the field to be reset.
For the Dad that enjoys the high-speed thrills and excitement that only NASCAR racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway can offer, AMS brings families a deep discount for Dad this Father’s Day. Fans can purchase an Upper Champions grandstand ticket to both the NASCAR Nationwide Series event on Saturday, Sept. 1 and the AdvoCare 500 on Sunday, Sept. 2 for just $149,
Two weeks into points racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Friday Night Drags and the cream has begun to rise to the top of the drag racing divisions. With week seven bringing the third week of points being up for grabs, each division will feature drivers looking to put space between themselves and their competition or racers working towards closing the gap they find themselves a part of in the season standings.
Week one of the 2012 Thursday Thunder racing series at Atlanta Motor Speedway got off to a rousing start last week, with two first-time winners making their way to victory lane. Drivers from nine different states traveled to AMS to take part in the season opener for the 15th season of Thursday Thunder racing.
Numerous drag racers seized the opportunity to build up early points leads during week six of Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine at Atlanta Motor Speedway.Buddy Patrick, driving the crowd-pleasing 1948 Willis Panel Wagon, was among them, winning the Truck division final round for the second week in a row.
Family members looking to get Dad a high-octane experience for Father’s Day this year have lucked out with a special offer from Atlanta Motor Speedway and Richard Petty Driving Experience that he won’t forget anytime soon.
The opening night of the 15th season of Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Thursday Thunder short-track racing series featured two first-time winners and one competitor who continues to make history in the record books.The race action was closer than ever with the addition of a new double-file start rule where competitors got to choose which lane they wanted to restart in, allowing for tighter racing.
With one week of points racing in the books, racers at Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Friday Night Drags will now look ahead to week two and many will find themselves in one of two situations.For some drivers, a successful run in week one has propelled them into solid footing in the points standings, as drivers chase an overall points championship to be awarded on Aug. 17.
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One of the most successful weekly racing programs in the country returns this Thursday, June 7 as Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Thursday Thunder returns to the quarter-mile “Thunder Ring” for eight weeks of short-track racing this summer.Seven divisions of racing machines will compete for race wins and the overall points championship that will be awarded at the end of the season during nine events in eight weeks.
Atlanta Motor Speedway and Southwest Airlines Vacations are teaming up to offer fans a super discount on one-stop shopping for flight, hotel and AdvoCare 500 tickets to the biggest Labor Day party in the USA.In all-inclusive shopping, customers can book their flight, reserve a hotel and purchase AdvoCare 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series tickets and save $75 per reservation on three or more nights to any Southwest Airlines Vacations property in Atlanta.
For the first time this season, points went on the line at Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine, adding to the already intense competition seen thus far in 2012. Drivers chasing a season points championship were looking to get the quest for the big prize off to a good start, while all racers were looking to take home a trophy on that particular night
As part of the AdvoCare 500 weekend, Atlanta Motor Speedway is providing fans the opportunity to gain access to an autograph session with four premier NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 1.
After four weeks of intense competition on the eighth-mile drag strip at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Friday Night Drags returns this week with added emphasis on the racing action. With points being up for grabs for the first time this season, week five will serve as the true “season opener” for many competitors. The sixth season of Friday Night Drags at AMS has seen some of the most heated racing action in the history of the series.
Atlanta Motor Speedway’s family-friendly Thursday Thunder racing series returns to the quarter-mile “Thunder Ring” for the 15th season, bringing affordable entertainment to local race fans.The 2012 campaign of Thursday Thunder will kick-off on June 7 and will run each Thursday through July 26. Included in this year’s nine-week schedule is a special Wednesday night program on July 4, which features the Papa John’s Pizza Fireworks Extravaganza.
Atlanta Motor Speedway will debut a novel Taste of Coca-Cola® concession stand featuring popular food items made with Coca-Cola® products during the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500 weekend, Aug. 31-Sept. 2.
In the final race before the upcoming points opener, the on-track action didn’t disappoint in week four of Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Racers took to the pit lane drag strip in the final race before victories will count towards points. There will be no event on Friday, May 25.
Three weeks into the sixth season of Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine at Atlanta Motor Speedway, the best has been brought out in the competition thus far in 2012.Close battles and a variety of winners have both been witnessed by fans on the 1/8-mile pit lane drag strip
Each person that comes out to Friday Night Drags at Atlanta Motor Speedway to race or watch does so for their own personal reasons. Some enjoy the speed, others the smell of the burning fuel and rubber. And many find it a way to hang out with family and fellow gearheads.
Mother’s Day is a time when many focus on the important women in their lives. For the past and present careers of a handful of female drivers, Atlanta Motor Speedway commands a high level of importance, with some of the more significant moments of their careers coming at AMS.
On May 12, Legends and Bandolero racers got one final chance to compete and dial in their cars before points start being tallied for the 15th season of Thursday Thunder, which kicks off on June 7.
Week three of Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine saw an evening of close racing deliver both new and old faces to victory lane. Fans in attendance were treated to competitive drag racing as the intense start to the 2012 campaign.
After two weeks of intense competition, Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine is off to a fast start. In what has become one of the country’s most popular weekly drag racing programs, each person that comes out to race or watch does so for their own personal reasons.
More entertainment and prizes have been added to the Atlanta Motor Speedway open house on Saturday, May 12 that is free to the public. Driving their own vehicles on the track and an all-access NASCAR package are just part of the fun that fans in attendance on Saturday can be a part of.
The Georgia Lottery has the key to even more fun for racing fans, adding its instant game Cadillac Riches to the excitement of Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Friday Night Drags and Show-N-Shine series.
The action continued at Atlanta Motor Speedway as racers attacked the track’s pit-lane drag strip in the second week of Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine. Fans saw repeat winners in addition to prominent competitors winning in different vehicles.
This Mother’s Day, Atlanta Motor Speedway has the perfect gift for the female racing fan in your family. Bring Mom out to AMS on Labor Day weekend with the “Danica Deal” to see Danica Patrick make her debut at the famed 1.54-mile speedway.
After the winter hiatus, the first week of Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine at Atlanta Motor Speedway kicked off in rousing fashion, delivering the heated racing action fans and competitors anticipated.
Fans and members of the local community are invited to enjoy a free open house at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday, May 12 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The day’s activities will include free giveaways and the opportunity to drive their car on the speedway’s racing surface.
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The sixth full season of drag racing on the 1/8-mile pit lane drag strip at Atlanta Motor Speedway got underway with a stellar car count, large crowd and competitive racing as the speedway’s Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine began in earnest.
One of the country’s most popular and successful drag racing programs cranks back up this week as Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine resumes in its sixth full season of action this Friday night, April 27.
The lights were back on for off-Season Legends racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway, and the series saw a balanced mix of dominating performances and close battles, with one finish going down as one of the closest in the history of Legends racing on the ¼-mile “Thunder Ring” at AMS.
Grammy-nominated and Grand Ole Opry members Montgomery Gentry will headline the Fast Cars & Guitars pre-race concert prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500 night race on Sunday, Sept. 2 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine kicks off its fifth full season of drag racing with opening night on April 27. The 2012 season will feature 18 nights of racing on the 1/8-mile pit lane drag strip at AMS.
Motocross and rally car champion Travis Pastrana enters 2012 with a new challenge on his plate. Never one to shy away from an opportunity to quench his thirst for competition, Pastrana is making his NASCAR debut in 2012 on multiple series platforms.
Determination and innovation, two qualities existing in abundance in the men and women who built NASCAR, characterize the 25 nominees for the 2013 NASCAR Hall of Fame class. NASCAR has announced the 25 nominees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s fourth induction class.
Fans looking to spend their entire Labor Day weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway can do so with multiple camping options for the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500 weekend, Aug. 31-Sept. 2.
The Atlanta chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities will host the inaugural “Race to the Finish Line” event on Saturday, May 12 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The event will feature a 5K, 10K, one-mile fun run and a 30/63 mile bike ride.
When it comes to an appetite for thrills and action, Travis Pastrana has an intense hunger for both. Famous for his daring moves in the realm of extreme motorsports, the internationally renowned icon is speeding toward his next challenge - NASCAR, which includes taking on Atlanta Motor Speedway on Labor Day Weekend.
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For spectators looking to enjoy a great racing event experience at a favorable cost, Atlanta Motor Speedway is rolling out new ticket specials for the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500 weekend, Aug. 31-Sept. 2.
The 2012 AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway will feature drivers battling for Chase for the Sprint Cup positions, the anniversary of one of NASCAR's greatest races and the celebration of a career of one of the sport's most successful drivers.
Atlanta Motor Speedway is offering several new individual seat suite-level options for fans looking to elevate their race day experience during the track's 2012 Labor Day night racing weekend, capped off by the AdvoCare 500 on Sept. 2.
So much has changed in the past 20 years within NASCAR, and Atlanta Motor Speedway has played a vital role in the sport's rapid growth. Oddly enough, 2012 is also Atlanta Motor Speedway President Ed Clark's 20th year on the job at the track.
The 2011-12 Winter Flurry season-finale at AMS saw several points races come down to the final lap of competition. Both repeat and first-time winners brought home checkered flags on the ¼-mile "Thunder Ring" as another season of Winter Flurry racing came to a close.
For only $20 down, fans can reserve seats for the AdvoCare 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekend. Tickets are now on sale and start at just $39 and AMS is offering a number of money-saving ticket specials.
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For the third consecutive year, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound will return to Atlanta Motor Speedway to perform the National Anthem prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500 night race on Sunday, Sept. 2.
With only two weeks remaining in the Winter Flurry season, week six on the ¼-mile signaled it was go time on the "Thunder Ring." It was the last opportunity for drivers to position themselves in the standings.
Due to the forecast for inclement weather, week six of the 2011-12 Winter Flurry season will be rescheduled. The event, originally scheduled for Saturday, March 3, will now take place on Sunday, March 4. Heat races will begin at 11:40 a.m.
Making his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut in 2012, motocross and rally car racer Travis Pastrana will visit Atlanta Motor Speedway for the first time on Saturday, Sept. 1 for 300 miles under the lights at AMS.
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Undoubtedly, Jimmie Johnson would like to forget that the 2011 season ever happened. Apparently, voters in NASCARMedia.com's annual preseason poll already have. Members of NASCARMedia.com picked Johnson to reign supreme once again.
Look out Atlanta race fans! Here comes Danica Mania! Danica Patrick is moving to NASCAR full-time for the 2012 season, and her schedule will include competing in two races on Labor Day Weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway - capped by the AdvoCare 500!
Week five of Atlanta Motor Speedway's Winter Flurry saw the racing ramp up in intensity on the quarter-mile "Thunder Ring" as the season approaches the final stages.
The No. 3 is returning to the NASCAR® Nationwide Series on Feb. 25 this time, AdvoCare is along for the ride. Richard Childress Racing owns the No. 3, and AdvoCare has partnered with RCR as the title sponsor of the No. 3 car for 20 races. Driving the car is Richard Childress's grandson and AdvoCare Endorser Austin Dillon.
Can you believe it? The start of the 2012 NASCAR season is almost here! It seems as if it was only yesterday when Tony Stewart edged Carl Edwards for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship in Homestead to cap off one of the most exciting title chases in NASCAR history.
With the Winter Flurry season crossing the midpoint of the seven-week season, each division featured drivers looking to add or gain ground in the season points standings during the fourth race of the series.
Atlanta Motor Speedway invites fans to visit its display at Saturday's NASCAR Preview 2012, Presented by Sprint, which is part of NASCAR Acceleration Weekend in Charlotte, NC. Fans visiting the display will have the opportunity to register for prizes.
Week three of the 2011-12 Winter Flurry season on the Atlanta Motor Speedway quarter-mile saw a mix of new and familiar faces find their way to victory lane as the series draws near the season's mid-point. Drivers were jockeying for positioning in the points in pursuit of a season championship.
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