The Atlanta chapter of Speedway Children's Charities distributed $140,000 in grants to 29 metro Atlanta non-profit and children's charitable organizations on Tuesday, Dec. 3. Throughout the year, The Atlanta Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities collects donations from area businesses, individuals and through fundraising efforts.
The Holiday Light Spectacular Gift of Lights at Atlanta Motor Speedway is now open. In its third year at the Speedway, the drive-through holiday light show will allow fans to drive on a route that will, for the first time, include a portion of Atlanta Motor Speedway's legendary racing surface.
As a result of Jimmie Johnson's 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship, Atlanta Motor Speedway is offering pre-race pit passes for Sunday of the 2014 weekend of NASCAR night racing for $48 - a savings of more than 50 percent.
The 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion will earn fans more than 50-percent off a Sunday Pre-Race Pit Pass for the Aug. 31, 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Race at Atlanta Motor Speedway with the purchase of an infield or grandstand ticket.
Hello there, race fans! This is Atlanta Motor Speedway President and GM Ed Clark! At the beginning of this year, you may recall that I made a handful of predictions about what would happen this season in NASCAR. If there's one thing about racing, it is that you just never know what will happen. One of the greatest things about this sport is that sometimes, the unexpected occurs.
The popular AdvoBar® Holiday is a convenient, delicious gingerbread-flavored snack that is high in vitamins and minerals and has 11 grams of protein. Get in the holiday spirit anywhere you go!
Atlanta Motor Speedway President and GM Ed Clark has promoted Dustin Bixby to the position of Director of Marketing & Promotion.Bixby replaces Marcy Scott, the long-time Director of Marketing & Promotion at Atlanta Motor Speedway who passed away earlier this month following a courageous battle with cancer.
The Gift of Lights holiday light spectacular returns to Atlanta Motor Speedway Nov. 22 - Jan. 4 and features a new route, more light displays and a plethora of special promotional nights.The all new Gift of Lights route takes visitors through the infield of Atlanta Motor Speedway and onto a portion of the famed 1.54-mile oval.
It is my sad duty to inform you that our dear friend and colleague Marcy Scott has lost her courageous battle with cancer. Marcy died this morning at her parent's home in Lilburn, GA. Marcy's contributions to Atlanta Motor Speedway as our Promotion and Marketing Director were numerous.
The 2013-2014 Winter Flurry season at Atlanta Motor Speedway opened Friday night with Legends and Bandolero cars in action under the lights on the quarter-mile Thunder Ring. The opening night of racing in the eight-week winter season gave drivers a chance to get back behind the wheel as they battle for the winter championship.
Summit Racing Equipment, the world's largest direct marketer of automotive performance equipment, will serve as the title sponsor of the first annual Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama at Atlanta Motor Speedway April 26-27.
The Georgia State Fair returns to Atlanta Motor Speedway with fun for the whole family Oct. 25 - Nov. 3 with more than 100 midway rides, entertaining acts and musical performances. Among the entertaining acts that will perform at the Georgia State Fair include: Marvelous Mutts dog show, Rhinestone Roper cowboy, The Banana Derby, Georgia Yo-Yo Contest and more.
The schedule has been set for the 2013-2014 Winter Flurry series of Legends and Bandolero racing on the quarter-mile Thunder Ring at Atlanta Motor Speedway.The Winter Flurry schedule has been expanded to include one additional race in the 2013-2014 season, increasing from seven races to eight races.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Schedule was released and the Labor Day weekend race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Aug. 31 remains the second-to-last race before the Chase for the Sprint Cup begins. As the second-to-last race before the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship, Atlanta Motor Speedway figures to play a pivotal role.
Atlanta Motor Speedway hosted 2013 Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award Finalist Duncan Dobie on Oct. 10 with an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the facility capped with a ride in the official AMS pace car around the famed 1.54 mile track. Dobie is vying for a $100,000 donation from the NASCAR Foundation on his behalf to Camp Sunshine.
It's not uncommon for fans to ask us, "so what do you guys do at the track the other 11 months of the year?" The answer to that question? Quite a lot!Throughout all twelve months of each year, Atlanta Motor Speedway remains a busy place!
The Performance Elite line is one of four product lines AdvoCare offers. You don't have to be a professional athlete to experience the benefits of incorporating Performance Elite products into your supplement routine.
Tickets for Atlanta Motor Speedway's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Labor Day weekend race Aug. 29 - 31 go on sale Friday, Oct. 4 at 9 a.m.The weekend schedule includes NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying on Friday, Aug. 29 and the 300-mile NASCAR Nationwide Series race on Saturday, Aug. 30.
Champions were determined on the final points night of the 2013 drag racing season at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Week 2 of the Fall Stampede of Friday Night Drags and Show-N-Shine. The final race in multiple divisions was needed to determine a champion.
Atlanta Motor Speedway's Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine Fall Stampede concludes Sept. 20 and champions will be crowned during the final night of drag racing for 2013 on the pit lane drag strip. The Super Pro class and the Pro class will come down to the final night of drag racing to decide champions. Mike Ramsey of Canton edged out Bobby Daniel of Stockbridge on Sept. 13.
The points race for the 2013 championship came into focus in multiple divisions in Week 1 of the Fall Stampede of Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine at Atlanta Motor Speedway.In the Super Pro Class, Mike Ramsey of Canton is now deadlocked with Bobby Daniel of Stockbridge with 27 points each.
Racing returns to the pit lane drag strip at Atlanta Motor Speedway this Friday, Sept. 13 for the Fall Stampede and the return of Friday Night Drags and Show-N-Shine. The Fall Stampede comprises the final two points races of the 2013 drag racing schedule with champions crowned on Friday, Sept. 20.Over 200 drag competitors are expected to take to the track as the season points battles come down to the wire.
Atlanta Motor Speedway officials have announced that all grandstand and suite seating areas at the facility will be smoke free for events beginning in 2014, including the annual NASCAR Labor Day race weekend.Smoking will still be permitted in designated areas on the concourse levels in each grandstand and within the outdoor areas including the infield and fan zone.
Kyle Busch outlasted the competition Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway to win the AdvoCare 500, his second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win at the speedway. Busch held off a charging Joey Logano, who led the most laps but lamented not having a longer green-flag stretch at the end to try to catch Busch.
Fans coming to Sunday's AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway have multiple ways to enhance their experience for NASCAR night racing's return to AMS.There are plenty of unique opportunities for fans to get up close to the action before the green flag falls, making the Biggest Labor Day Party in the USA even bigger.
Kevin Harvick tasted sweet redemption Saturday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, earning the win in the Great Clips/Grit Chips 300 one year after dominating the race only to end up third.There was no such late-race heartbreak this year, as Harvick's crew executed a nearly flawless pit stop during the final yellow-flag pit stops.
As dusk fell Friday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. snuck in the fastest lap of the day at the end of the qualifying round, putting him out front for the start of Sunday's AdvoCare 500.It was Stenhouse's first career NASCAR Sprint Cup pole position, and he earned it with a lap of 189.688 mph (29.227 seconds).
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stops at the Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend for the AdvoCare 500 and the Great Clips / Grit Chips 300. Activities continue to be added to the events schedule to enhance the fan experience.
JoJo Helberg took advantage of lapped traffic to pass Brian Gingras with three laps remaining to capture the win the Tim Smith's CLIMAX Moonshine Sprint Car Shootout Friday at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
The AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend will play a pivotal role in determining who qualifies for the Chase for the Sprint Cup with numerous drivers in striking distance as they search for wins and points.
Preparations for next week's AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway are in full swing as painting crews descend on the property to transform the grass into works of art.The track will start to take on a familiar look as painting will begin along the front stretch of Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday.
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AdvoCare recently launched three new products during its National Success School at AT&T Stadium: Cran500™, a cranberry pomegranate chew dietary supplement, VO2 Prime™, a performance nutrition bar, and BioCharge®,an existing amino acid, vitamin and herbal supplement that has been updated with a new flavor and is now INFORMED-CHOICE Certified.
The first winged sprint car race in Atlanta Motor Speedway history will take place Friday night, August 30th and be sponsored by Tim Smith's Climax Moonshine.Winged sprint cars and the United Sprint Car Series will take to the quarter mile "Thunder Ring" on the front stretch of the Speedway at 9 p.m. on Friday night with a 50-lap shootout that will follow NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying.
Three nights of exciting night racing highlight the AdvoCare 500 Labor Day race weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, but there are more activities and events leading up to the race for fans to experience as part of the Biggest Labor Day Party in the USA.
With the AdvoCare 500 weekend still over a week away, campers will begin emerging this week in preparation for this Saturday's campground openings at Atlanta Motor Speedway which begin at 8 a.m. Unreserved RV camping spots located off Speedway Boulevard are $60 and can be purchased at the entrance to the campgrounds on a first-come-first-served basis.
To better server customers purchasing event tickets and camping spaces, the Atlanta Motor Speedway ticket office has extended ticket office hours through the AdvoCare 500 on Sunday, September 1.
Week 16 of Friday Night Drags and Show-N-Shine at Atlanta Motor Speedway was cancelled due to weather. Season points champions will be determined during the Fall Stampede of Atlanta Motor Speedway's Friday Night Drags and Show-N-Shine on Sept. 13 and Sept. 20.
Many of the 18 street drag racing divisions feature close championship races. Drivers are tied for the lead in four divisions with two others seeing first two places separated by only one point. The Friday Night Drags points system awards four points for a final-round win, three for a runner-up finish, two for drivers losing in their division's semifinal round and a point to all other drivers making a pass down the track during eliminations.
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal opened the activities and events surrounding the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500 Labor Day race weekend with a pair of ceremonial laps around Atlanta Motor Speedway today following a breakfast to benefit Speedway Children's Charities.Prior to speeding around the track, the Governor spoke at the breakfast about the economic impact of Atlanta Motor Speedway's NASCAR Sprint Cup race.
SYLVANIA Silverstar zXe Global Rallycross Atlanta debuted GRC Lites and GRC SuperCars this afternoon at Atlanta Motor Speedway.Toomas Heikkinen won his fifth consecutive GRC SuperCar race and extended his points lead for the GRC championship. Tanner Foust finished in second place after he lost a tire late in the race.
Saturday's SYLVANIA Silverstar® zXe Global Rallycross Atlanta won't be the first time in the spotlight for Steve Arpin.The Canadian driver has raced in the NASCAR Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series, ARCA, USAC Silvercrown in addition to winning seven snowmobile racing championships.
Fresh off his victory in the Los Angeles X-Games, Toomas Heikkinen will be looking for his fifth win in a row Saturday in the SYLVANIA Silverstar® zXe Global Rallycross Atlanta at Atlanta Motor Speedway.Heikkinen successfully navigated an intense opening sequence as Sunday's event began before pulling away to win.
Super pro competitor Michael Ramsey of Canton has contended for final-round victories on multiple occasions throughout the season. Last Friday, however, he earned his first final-round points win of the summer, topping Stockbridge's Bobby Daniel.
A total of 13 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams took part in a Goodyear tire test on Tuesday at Atlanta Motor Speedway in preparation for the AdvoCare 500 NASCAR night race weekend August 30th to September 1st.
Fans have until Monday, August 5th to take advantage of ticket specials for the AdvoCare 500 NASCAR night race weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Offers include a free Sunday pre-race pit pass in addition to being able to purchase two front stretch tickets for $99.
The points race tightened up in multiple divisions during Week 14 of Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine at Atlanta Motor Speedway.Mike Ramsey of Canton, driving a 2010 Dragster tightened the gap in the super pro division with a final round victory over Bobby Daniel.
Fans attending SYLVANIA Silverstar® zXe Global Rallycross Atlanta can gain garage access and an up close view of GRC cars and team pit areas by upgrading any grandstand ticket to include paddock access for just $5 per person.A paddock pass grants access to the GRC garage and fan zone.
Drag racers will face one of the most critical steps to winning a season points championship on Friday during double points night at the speedway's grassroots drag racing series.Only three points races remain in the 2013 season. This Friday's double points opportunity will create some of the season's most competitive racing on the pit lane drag strip.
A full menu of Coca-Cola® inspired food items returns for the AdvoCare 500 NASCAR night race weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Hundreds of professional athletes and coaches and thousands of people across the nation are fueled by AdvoCare products, including No. 3 Driver Austin Dillon, and AdvoCare National Spokesperson and New Orleans Quarterback Drew Brees.
With just four weeks of drag racing remaining to determine season points champions, multiple drivers followed up recent victories by returning to victory lane during week 13 of Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Season 16 of Thursday Thunder ended with a bang Thursday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, as a new group of champions were crowned under the canopy of brilliant fireworks on the track's quarter-mile Thunder Ring.Longtime racer Skip Nichols earned his fifth win of the season en route to the Masters championship, his seventh Thursday Thunder championship and 48th career feature win.
Scott Speed, whose racing experience includes all three NASCAR national series and Formula One, was in the Atlanta area Wednesday to promote SYLVANIA Silverstar ® zXe Global Rallycross Atlanta, which will be held Aug. 10 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Grantville's Tony Morse has been a mainstay among drag racing competitors at Atlanta Motor Speedway's Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine. He has competed in the super pro division, won a pro division championship and been a final round winner this season in the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Division.Now, another member of the family is getting behind the wheel and finding success in the process.
The excitement of heart-pounding short track racing and thrill of a spectacular fireworks display will take center stage this Thursday on the quarter-mile "Thunder Ring" with the final round of racing for the season. After racing concludes, the speedway will celebrate a successful season of racing with one of Atlanta's largest fireworks shows of the summer.
New faces made their way to victory lane in multiple drag racing divisions Friday in week 12 of Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine at Atlanta Motor Speedway. With an influx of different race winners on the pit lane drag strip, the points standings in many divisions continue to tighten as the season moves towards double points night on Aug. 2 and the season points finale on Aug. 16.
Legends and bandolero drivers took major steps toward season points championships during week seven of Thursday Thunder at Atlanta Motor Speedway. With double features giving drivers twice the opportunity to gain points, numerous races featured door-to-door action and drivers racing two and three-wide for positions.
Atlanta Motor Speedway will host the inaugural Atlanta Motorama, Georgia's Motoring Festival, on April 26-27, 2014.Entry into the Atlanta Motorama will be open to anything with an engine, ranging from muscle cars, imports and trucks to big rigs, motorcycles and even boats and vintage RVs.
SYLVANIA Silverstar® zXe, a brand of high-performance halogen headlights, will sponsor the inaugural Global Rallycross Championship race on Aug. 10 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The event will be titled SYLVANIA Silverstar® zXe Global Rallycross Atlanta.
Georgia native David Ragan, a two-time winner in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, was in Macon Tuesday to promote the upcoming AdvoCare 500 NASCAR night race weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Ragan's day also included a round of media availability with local news outlets.
The debut of the extreme Global Rallycross Championship racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway is less than two months away with just two events until Global Rallycross Atlanta on Aug. 10.Described as "action sports with a roll cage," Global Rallycross racing combines the competition of motorsports with the intensity of action sports.
The fastest two-wheel racers at Atlanta Motor Speedway's Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine will take center stage this week on the pit lane drag strip with the Super Bike Shootout and the drivers in the Cycle Nation Super Bike division.The Cycle Nation Super bike division boasts the highest speeds out of all 5 motorcycle divisions.
Atlanta Motor Speedway will have a feel of the holiday season this week as the speedway celebrates Christmas in July as part of Thursday Thunder, the grassroots short track racing series.Featuring an appearance by Santa Claus, Christmas in July will include holiday decorations throughout the grandstand concourse and gift giveaways, which will be certain to get fans into the Christmas spirit.
Thrilling drag racing action took center stage on Atlanta Motor Speedway's pit lane drag strip Friday as the 2013 season of Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine reached its halfway point.Drivers seized the opportunity throughout the night to gain valuable points in their pursuit of a season championship with multiple races being decided close to the finish line.
With double feature racing raising the stakes for all drivers, intense action was on full display during Weeks Five and Six of Thursday Thunder on the quarter-mile "Thunder Ring" at Atlanta Motor Speedway. During the course of the night, multiple feature races saw side-by-side racing and photo finishes as drivers went for the checkered flag.
Atlanta Motor Speedway is encouraging fans to take advantage of a very limited number of reserved camping spaces and secure their camp sites for the AdvoCare 500 weekend Aug. 30- Sept. 1.Spaces are still available in several campgrounds on Speedway property for Labor Day Weekend for RV, tent and pop-up units, including a small quantity of spots in the Speedway's infield.
Thanks to the points system at Atlanta Motor Speedway's Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine, multiple divisions may see increased chances for new faces in victory lane. The rulebook at the Speedway's summer drag racing series calls for drivers in three different divisions to be moved up to faster divisions with tougher competition after three final elimination victories.
Only three weeks remain in the 2013 Thursday Thunder season at Atlanta Motor Speedway, with the next two weeks consisting of double feature racing at the Speedway's grassroots summer short track racing series. As a result, the next two weeks will truly be make or break races for the championship hopes of virtually all drivers racing on the quarter-mile "Thunder Ring."
As part of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500 on Sunday, Sept. 1, Atlanta Motor Speedway is providing select fans with the opportunity to gain access to an autograph session with five NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers at the track during race weekend. Fans who purchase tickets to the AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway before Monday, July 8 will be entered to be selected to attend.
Friday's running of week ten of Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine at Atlanta Motor Speedway has been cancelled as a result of inclement weather.Atlanta Motor Speedway's Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine returns July 12 with week 11 of the drag racing season as drivers will be looking to make big steps towards a championship on the pit lane drag strip.
Atlanta Motor Speedway has postponed its July 4th Papa John's Pizza Fireworks Extravaganza to July 25th as a result of inclement weather.The fireworks display, the largest on Atlanta's south side, will now take place as part of championship night at Thursday Thunder, Atlanta Motor Speedway's grassroots short track series.
he adrenaline-rushing excitement of drag racing and the bright glare of fireworks will be on full display at Atlanta Motor Speedway Friday for the July 5th Fireworks Sparktacular at Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine.The largest fireworks display on Atlanta's south side will continue the celebration of Independence Day.
Atlanta Motor Speedway, through a partnership with local hotels, reminds fans of the Speedway's fan friendly hotels for race fans seeking lodging options for the AdvoCare 500 NASCAR night race weekend Aug. 30 - Sept. 1, 2013 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
AdvoCare Asks "What's In Your Gym Bag?!" AdvoCare Endorser Austin Dillon races in the No. 3 AdvoCare Chevrolet Camaro. He told us: "My gym bag always has running shoes, gym shorts, a Richard Childress Racing t-shirt, my AdvoCare Rehydrate water bottle, a packet of fruit punch Rehydrate, pink lemonade AdvoCare Spark® and some Rehydrate Gel."
Drag racers took to the eighth-mile pit lane drag strip at Atlanta Motor Speedway for the final time in the month of June as the ninth week of Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine had points on the line for the fourth time in 2013.
More exciting racing and fan-friendly activities took place this week at Thursday Thunder as both new and old drivers competed on Atlanta Motor Speedway's quarter-mile "Thunder Ring."
The July 5th Fireworks Sparktacular at the Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine at Atlanta Motor Speedway is only a week and a half away and points are becoming more critical for drivers competing for division championships as part of the Speedway's weekly summer drag racing series.
As a proud partner of Atlanta Motor Speedway, Shane's Rib Shack is excited to announce their support of Atlanta's Speedway Children's Charities at this year's Advocare 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.
In the recent NBA playoffs, the subject of "flopping," the act of players deliberately falling down to draw a foul, garnered a good amount of attention from fans and media. At Atlanta Motor Speedway's Thursday Thunder, however, drivers have no interest in laying back in order to finish a few positions further towards the back of the field.
Drag racers took to Atlanta Motor Speedway's pit lane drag strip on Friday night with hopes of building on strong early season starts during week eight of Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine, the Speedway's weekly summer drag racing series.With a large number of cars on hand, racing was intense as multiple drag racers kept up early season momentum in the third points event of the season at Friday Night Drags.
Fan favorites in addition to a first-time winner made their way to victory lane on Thursday during week three of Thursday Thunder at Atlanta Motor Speedway as fans were treated to exciting Legends and Bandolero racing on the quarter-mile "Thunder Ring."
Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Marcos Ambrose and Trevor Bayne were the drivers taking part in the second and final day of a Goodyear Tire Test on Wednesday at Atlanta Motor Speedway as Goodyear works to develop the tire compound that will be provided to race teams during the AdvoCare 500 NASCAR night race weekend.
Atlanta Motor Speedway's summer drag racing series, Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine, returns this Friday as drivers look to either establish or strengthen their positions within their respective divisions.In the Domestic Advanced Division, Terry Bates will be looking to make his way back into victory lane.
The first of two days of a Goodyear tire test is underway at Atlanta Motor Speedway, with Kasey Kahne, Marcos Ambrose, Denny Hamlin and Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. taking part in Tuesday's portion of the test session.The tire test comes less than 80 days prior to the AdvoCare 500 NASCAR night race weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Great Clips, the world's largest salon brand, along with Jeff Foxworthy's™ Grit Chips, one of the world's most innovative "corn chip" brands on the market, will jointly sponsor the NASCAR Nationwide Series race on Aug. 31 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The night race event will be named the Great Clips / Grit Chips 300.
Atlanta-based Jake's Ice Cream has been named the official ice cream of Atlanta Motor Speedway. The agreement is for three years.Jake's Ice Cream will be sold at Atlanta Motor Speedway during the AdvoCare 500 NASCAR night race weekend Aug. 30 - Sept. 1. It will also be sold during the Thursday Thunder summer racing series and the Speedway's drag racing series, Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine.
In racing, nicks and bangs do happen from time to time. At the NASCAR level, there is a long history of drivers racing hurt, with legendary tales involving some of the greatest drivers in the history of the sport.Thursday Thunder drivers are no exception, and for those chasing a points championship, sometimes driving hurt has to happen to stay in the running for the title.
As a way to say thank you to the residents in its home county, Atlanta Motor Speedway will celebrate "Henry County Week" June 17-23, allowing county residents and businesses to purchase NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500 tickets for 25 percent off.
With the points season still in its infancy, a host of drag racers across all divisions of competition came out to the pit lane drag strip at Atlanta Motor Speedway's Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine to chase after points that would go towards a coveted points championship.A large car count brought intense racing.
Exciting racing continued on Thursday during week two of Atlanta Motor Speedway's Thursday Thunder, as fans were treated to thrilling side-by-side racing action on the quarter-mile "Thunder Ring." Alex Coffey was among the winners, claiming the win in the Fun Junction Young Lions feature.
Atlanta Motor Speedway's Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine returns to the eighth-mile pit lane drag strip this Friday night, as points for the overall season championship are on the line for the second time in 2013.
After one week of Thursday Thunder action on the speedway's quarter-mile "Thunder Ring," the cream has already started to move to the top in some of the divisions of racing.In one particular division, last week's double feature races gave competitors and spectators alike a preview of what the championship points battle could look like during the 2013 season.
Atlanta Motor Speedway is giving fans a chance to enjoy the ultimate race experience during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500 race weekend, Aug. 30-Sept. 1.Any customer who purchases AdvoCare 500 tickets prior to Tuesday, June 18 will be eligible to be randomly selected for an upgrade to receive a garage tour during race weekend.
Friday's running of week six of Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine at Atlanta Motor Speedway has been cancelled as a result of inclement weather.All drag racing wristbands and grandstand tickets from week six will be honored at week seven of Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine on Friday, June 14.
Atlanta Motor Speedway officials planned something special for fans attending the opening night of the 16th season of Thursday Thunder. For their single admission ticket price, fans were treated to double the amount of racing as each class ran double features.
The Atlanta Motor Speedway chapter of Speedway Children's Charities has teamed up with Smithfield Foods to donate 320,000 hot dogs. The donation was hosted by Helping In His Name Food Pantry of Henry County.
What a better way to kick off week six of Atlanta Motor Speedway's Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine than with a battle between two trucks that race in different divisions, but have a linked past.Dwayne Bethune, driver of a 2006 Dodge 2500 in the Diesel Truck division, has challenged Buddy Patrick and his father Bill to a grudge match.
With the calendar turning to June and the summer temperatures rising, it's a signal that Atlanta Motor Speedway's Thursday Thunder racing series is back for another season of short-track racing on the quarter-mile "Thunder Ring."
With points on the line for the first time this season, a large number of drag racers took to the eighth-mile pit lane drag strip during week five of Atlanta Motor Speedway's Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine with hopes of taking a big step toward an overall points championship in their respective division.
Fans looking to get out of the grandstands and truly experience the raw speed and power of a 600-horsepower NASCAR race car on Atlanta Motor Speedway's 1.54-mile surface can do so this summer with a special offer from Richard Petty Driving Experience (RPDE).
AdvoCare recently wrapped up its '20 in 20' donation campaign to celebrate the company's 20th anniversary and give back to the communities it serves. AdvoCare employees and Distributors worked together to donate their time and efforts to local charities across the nation.
Cycle Nation of McDonough is proud to announce its involvement with Atlanta Motor Speedway's Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine as sponsor of the series' Super Bike division.Named the Cycle Nation Super Bike Division, Cycle Nation will award a $25 gift card to the winner of that division during each Friday Night Drags.
Four weeks of preparation and tune-up has come to an end. This week, the competitors at Atlanta Motor Speedway's Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine will tighten the belts and prepare to make their passes down the pit-lane drag strip with championship points on the line for the first time in 2013.
Atlanta Motor Speedway's family-friendly Thursday Thunder racing series returns to the quarter-mile "Thunder Ring" for the 16th season, bringing affordable entertainment to local race fans.The 2013 season kicks-off June 6.
Drag racers took advantage of the final night of non-points competition to tune-up their vehicles and work out any last kinks during the fourth week of Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
With 18 different divisions of competition at Friday Night Drags, there are many more vehicles than your typical high-power drag racers prowling the drag strip. Racing is open to the public, and as long as a machine has an engine and a seat belt, there's a place for it to compete.
The competition proved fierce during the third installment of Atlanta Motor Speedway's seventh full season of Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine. In the 16 classes that drag-raced the evening of May 10, 13 competitors went to Victory Lane for the first time in the 2013 season.
For one week only, Atlanta Motor Speedway is making an unbelievable discount offer available to fans for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500 on Sunday, Sept. 1.Starting Sunday, May 5 at 6:00 p.m., race fans can purchase buy one, get one Lower Champions Grandstand seats located at the start/finish line.
Two weeks of Atlanta Motor Speedway's Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine have been recorded in the history books with a mix of new and old faces finding their way to victory lane thus far in 2013.The eighth-mile pit lane drag strip has offered a mix of racing conditions, with week two's racing taking place under cool and breezy conditions.
Watermelon joins Mango Strawberry, Pink Lemonade, Mandarin Orange, Fruit Punch, Grape, Citrus and Cherry this month as the new flavor of AdvoCare Spark ® Energy Drink Mix.
A strong breeze and cool temperatures greeted drag racers for the second week of competition in the 2013 installment of Atlanta Motor Speedway's Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine. A gathering of hearty drag race fans were treated to fast speeds on the eighth-mile pit lane drag strip.
For the upcoming NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500 weekend, many race fans will flock to Atlanta Motor Speedway to fulfill their need for speed on the historic 1.54-mile speedway. But AMS wants its customers to take in more than just the race, and the perfect way to do that is with an array of camping options available for the Labor Day weekend date, Aug. 30-Sept. 1.
The 2013 season launch of Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine at Atlanta Motor Speedway brought several new faces out to the eighth-mile pit lane drag strip. A few of the newcomers were able to unseat some of the experienced FND racers as the new concrete launch pad and starter light tree proved to be a challenge on opening night.
Today at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law House Bill 318, legislation that changes the procedures of the Georgia Tourism Development Act. The bill allows sales tax exemptions for certain approved projects in order to stimulate the creation of tourism attractions or the expansion of existing attractions.
Legends and bandolero racers took full advantage of preparing for the upcoming 16th Thursday Thunder summer racing season at Atlanta Motor Speedway with an off-season INEX points race on Saturday, April 27 at the track's 1/4-mile "Thunder Ring." Drivers came into Saturday looking to gain momentum entering the summer.
With the temperatures warming, the grass turning ever greener and the azaleas blooming in bright color, those springtime happenings signaled it was time for another spring tradition, as the seventh full season of Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine kicked off on Friday night.
When the grass begins to grow, the temperatures warm and the azaleas begin to bloom, race fans know that it’s time for another season of Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine. Another year of action opens on Friday.
Grammy-nominated musical artist and Georgia native Billy Currington will take to the pre-race stage to entertain race fans in the Fast Cars & Guitars Pre-Race Concert, just prior to the green flag of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500 on Sunday, Sept. 1.
With new changes and upgrades to the racing surface and competition for 2013, Atlanta Motor Speedway will fire up its seventh full season of drag racing on the opening night of action, April 26. A total of 18 nights of racing will span from April through September.
Already one of the few tracks in NASCAR to offer a tent-covered, pre-race gathering for race fans inside the track, Atlanta Motor Speedway is presenting customers the opportunity to gain even more access and amenities in 2013 with the announcement of the High Speed Hospitality ticket upgrade for ticket holders of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500, Sunday, Sept. 1 at AMS.
Hey race fans, this is Atlanta Motor Speedway President and GM Ed Clark! Well, here we are six races into the NASCAR season, and it’s been very exciting so far! Any time I talk to fans about racing, it doesn’t take long for the heated rivalries within racing to come up.
Champions were decided as Legends and Bandolero racers took advantage of an extra opportunity to earn national points on Friday at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the season finale of the seven-race Winter Flurry racing series in addition to an off-season event at the track’s ¼-mile “Thunder Ring.
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The exhilarating Global Rallycross Championship will invade Atlanta Motor Speedway and compete on a custom-designed track in the Global Rallycross Atlanta event on Saturday, Aug. 10.A new era of racing, the Global Rallycross Championship combines the thrill of four-wheel racing with unique course designs.
To celebrate the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day holiday, Atlanta Motor Speedway is rolling out a new and limited-time offer for race fans looking to save some green while watching their favorite NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stars at the AdvoCare 500, Sunday, Sept. 1.
"Gordon got loose, it's Harvick! "Those words, exclaimed by NASCAR on Fox broadcaster Mike Joy, are among the most memorable in racing history, with his call of Kevin Harvick's win ahead of Jeff Gordon 12 years ago this week.
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Greeted by cold temperatures, legends and bandolero drivers took to the quarter-mile “Thunder Ring” Saturday at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the sixth race in the seven-race Winter Flurry series. With Saturday being the next-to-last race of the season, some drivers padded their lead within the points standings while others made up ground within their respective divisions.
Sunny, cold and windy conditions met racers on the quarter-mile “Thunder Ring” for the fifth event of the seven-week Winter Flurry racing season at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Legends and bandolero drivers in attendance worked to improve their positioning in the points standings as the winter racing season moved another week closer to its end on March 23.
As the opening of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season approaches, Atlanta Motor Speedway President and General Manager Ed Clark went on the record to give his annual thoughts about the upcoming season. Last season, Clark ended up being accurate on 81.25 percent of his predictions. His 2012 season forecast included several bold proclamations.
Atlanta Motor Speedway's Friday Night Drags will be bringing several changes to the competition for the 2013 season, with one major addition highlighting the racing action on the pit lane drag strip. In addition to a new 250-foot concrete launch pad, racers will be launching from the starting line at the command of a brand-new starter tree.
Can you believe it? It’s almost time for the start of another NASCAR season! Last year, I put out some bold predictions. Some turned out well, such as Brad Keselowski contending for a championship. Overall, I was right on six out of eight predictions. That’s a pretty good record, isn’t it?
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Fans looking to purchase their Friday, Aug. 30 tickets for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series festivities at Atlanta Motor Speedway have an added incentive, as they can earn stagefront access to a question-and-answer session with defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski.
As the start of the 2013 season approaches, fans, drivers and all others within the sport have gotten a taste of the new cars that’ll be racing in the Sprint Cup Series this year, dubbed the “Gen-6” cars. Simply put, these cars look like, well - racecars! The boxy look of the Car of Tomorrow has come and gone, replaced by these sleek and sporty-looking versions.
The fourth week of the 2012-13 Winter Flurry season at Atlanta Motor Speedway saw drivers battle cool and windy conditions on the quarter-mile “Thunder Ring.” Racers looked to improve their positioning in the Winter Flurry points standings, as they race towards a championship in the seven-race season.
The success of Atlanta Motor Speedway’s weekly street drag racing program, Friday Night Drags, has prompted an off-season change that is sure to create a more competitive, faster and safer racing series this year. When the season opens in April, drivers will enjoy the luxury of a new 250-foot NHRA-quality concrete launch pad.
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The third week of the 2012-13 Winter Flurry racing season at Atlanta Motor Speedway provided a wide cross-section of racing action among Legends and Bandolero divisions, with multiple feature races being decided by last-lap passes. Numerous drivers entered the day looking to improve upon their performances in the first two races on the winter series on the Speedway’s quarter-mile track.