Whenever the temperatures outside begin to cool, it's typically a sign that fall is arriving soon. If you're near the Atlanta area, NASCAR drivers being in the area reminds fans that NASCAR night racing's return to Atlanta Motor Speedway is drawing extremely near.
The latest of these opportunities will be tonight at STATS in downtown Atlanta as NASCAR Nationwide Series stars Ty Dillon and Dylan Kwasnieski will be interacting with fans as celebrity servers in what will be a head-to-head showdown! One driver will be competing to earn tips for the Atlanta Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities with the other doing so for Feed The Children.
A portion of the tips generated by both drivers will go to the Atlanta Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities.
Dillon will be pulling double-duty on Labor Day Weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway. In addition to the Aug. 30 NASCAR Nationwide Series Great Clips 300 to benefit Feed The Children, Dillon will also attempt to make his first career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start in the Oral-B USA 500 on Aug. 31.
Dillon will race a No. 33 entry for Circle Sport Racing, which uses equipment from Dillon's full-time NASCAR Nationwide Series team, Richard Childress Racing.
"I am excited to hopefully be making my Sprint Cup debut," Dillon told MRN's NASCAR Live. "I am looking forward to the opportunity."
Tonight's appearance is the latest instance of drivers being in the area to either promote Labor Day Weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway or prepare for the Oral-B USA 500.
Last week, six-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson was in downtown Atlanta to promote Labor Day Weekend to race fans and the Atlanta business community. Johnson was at the state Capitol to join Speedway Motorsports Inc., Chairman O. Bruton Smith, SMI President and CEO Marcus Smith, Atlanta Motor Speedway President & GM Ed Clark, NASCAR President Mike Helton and 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductees Bill Elliott and Rex White as Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal proclaimed Aug. 31 to be Atlanta Motor Speedway Day.
Adding to the buildup of race weekend, Richard Childress Racing was at Atlanta Motor Speedway for a two-day test session to get its cars dialed in for what is anticipated to be a critical race for all three of RCR's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams. Also testing were Ty Dillon, who'll attempt to make his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut in the Oral-B USA 500, and Casey Mears, whose drives for Germain Racing, a team that has a technical alliance with Richard Childress Racing.
As we see more and more drivers in the Atlanta area, one thing becomes every clear — Labor Day Weekend is fast approaching, and we're thrilled to have all of our fans coming to join us!