NASCAR returns to Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend with a full slate of events capped off by Sunday night's Oral-B USA 500. It'll be preceded by Saturday's NASCAR Nationwide Series Great Clips 300 to benefit Feed The Children and Friday's Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Wetumpka Qualifying Night.

Activities continue to be added to the schedule of events to enhance an action-packed weekend of activities at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Listed below are fan tips to those attending this weekend's NASCAR festivities at the Speedway. Atlanta Motor Speedway's First Time Fans guide can be accessed by visiting http://www.atlantamotorspeedway.com/fanzone/firsttimefans/.

Connect With Us On Social Media

Stay up to date all weekend long on all things happening at the track on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Live updates will be posted throughout the weekend! Follow the weekend's activities on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/atlmotorspeedway or Twitter at www.twitter.com/amsupdates.

Fans are encouraged to tag Atlanta Motor Speedway throughout the weekend by using the hashtag #AtAMS in their photos posted on social media. Atlanta Motor Speedway will randomly select one individual posting a photo with the #AtAMS hashtag as the winner of an autographed prize at the conclusion of race weekend.

Those at the track can also keep up to date with the latest news and information all weekend with the Atlanta Motor Speedway app for both Apple and Android devices. The mobile app allows fans to instantly access facility maps, obtain race weekend schedules, get the latest AMS news and also access other race weekend fan information. Fans can also access a schedule of on-track activity, fan events, including the Coca-Cola® Fan Stage schedule, and a listing of scheduled driver appearances.

Scan and Go!

Atlanta Motor Speedway will offer fans the convenience of paperless ticketing. Ticketmaster will be offering fans the ability to go paperless and have their ticket scanned via their smart phone at entry.

Weekend Schedule

Thursday, Aug. 28

11:00 a.m. NASCAR Nationwide Series haulers enter main tunnel

2:00 p.m. Infield and Trackside Terrace Open For Campers

6:00 p.m. Bill Elliott Induction into City of Hampton's Speed Lane

6:30 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series hauler parade in downtown Hampton

7:30 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series haulers enter main tunnel

Friday, Aug. 29

11:00 a.m. Gate 13 opens

11:00 a.m. USCS Sprint Car practice

2:30 p.m. All grandstand gates open

2:30 p.m NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice

4:00 p.m. NASCAR Nationwide Series practice

5:30 p.m. NASCAR Nationwide Series final practice

7:15 p.m. Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Wetumpka Qualifying Night

8:15 p.m. Driver Q&A session on frontstretch

8:50 p.m. USCS driver introductions

9:15 p.m. Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Wetumpka Sprint Car Shootout

Saturday, Aug. 30

2:30 p.m. All grandstand gates open

3:00 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice

4:10 p.m. NASCAR Nationwide Series qualifying

6:00 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series final practice

7:00 p.m. NASCAR Nationwide Series driver introductions

7:30 p.m. NNS Great Clips 300 to benefit Feed The Children

Sunday, August 31

11:00 a.m. Speedway Children's Charities Track Trek

2:30 p.m. All grandstand gates open

4:00 p.m. Pre-race stage access open

6:55 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver introductions

7:30 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Oral-B USA 500

Monday, Sept. 1

8:00 a.m. Speedway Children's Charities Hot Laps (ends at 10 a.m.)

8:00 a.m. -"Thank You" at AMS ticket office (ends at 10 a.m.)

Pit Passes

Weekend pit passes are available for $125, giving fans access to the pits prior to green flag competition on Saturday and Sunday night. Pre-Race pit passes also include Sunday frontstretch access to the Pre-Race Pit Party highlighted by the music of Yacht Rock Revue and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver introductions. Other scheduled pre-race entertainment includes an IronJack Lumberjack competition, Human Cannonball Artist David "The Bullet" Smith, a trapeze artist and sword swallower from the Imperial Opa Circus and motorcyclists swirling around a "Globe of Death."

A ticket for that day's race must accompany the pit pass for that day. Saturday only access is available for $75 and Sunday only pit access is $100. Customers must be 14 years of age or older to enter the pits on Saturday, with no age limit on Sunday. Sunday pre-race pit passes for kids ages 12 & under are $50.

Coca-Cola® Fan Stage

The Coca-Cola® Fan Stage will return once again for the 2014 Oral-B USA 500 500 weekend, with a wide variety of activities for fans to take in each day at the speedway. Brought to you by the Coca-Cola® Racing Family, the Coca-Cola® Fan Stage is located behind the Earnhardt grandstand next to Gate 15.

Friday, Aug. 29

6:00 p.m. Q&A with USCS Sprint Car Series drivers

Saturday Aug. 30

12:30 p.m. NASCAR trivia

12:45 p.m. Music by Aces & 8's

1:30 p.m. Q&A with Chris Cockrum

1:45 p.m. Music by Aces & 8's

2:30 p.m. Q&A with Dakota Armstrong

2:45 p.m. Q&A with James Buescher

3:00 p.m. Q&A with Bill Elliott

3:15 p.m. Q&A with The Gunny, A.K.A. R. Lee Ermey

3:30 p.m. Appearance by Miss zMAX, Christina Davidson

3:40 p.m. NASCAR trivia

3:55 p.m. Music by Tim Cadiere & The Washboard Road Band

4:40 p.m. AMS Rev It Up Crew

4:50 p.m. Summit Racing Equipment Motorama chat with Bruce Wilson

5:00 p.m. Music by Tim Cadiere & The Washboard Road Band

5:45 p.m. Georgia Racing Hall of Fame

Sunday, Aug. 31

11:30 a.m. Georgia Racing Hall of Fame

11:45 a.m. NASCAR trivia

Noon Music by Ray Fulcher

1:15 p.m. Music by Ray Fulcher

2:00 p.m. Q&A with Reed Sorenson

2:15 p.m. Q&A with Rex White

2:30 p.m. NASCAR trivia

2:45 p.m. Q&A with Rutledge Wood

3:00 p.m. Music by Tim Cadiere & The Washboard Road Band

3:15 p.m. Q&A with The Gunny, A.K.A. R. Lee Ermey

3:30 p.m. Q&A with Justin Allgaier

3:45 p.m. Q&A/book appearance with Carole Townsend

4:00 p.m. Q&A with David Ragan

4:15 p.m. Q&A with Will Chase of ABC's "Nashville"

4:30 p.m. Q&A with Josh Wise

4:45 p.m. Appearance by Miss zMAX, Christina Davidson

5:05 p.m. Music by Tim Cadiere & The Washboard Road Band

Fan Zone

Located in the parking lot behind the Earnhardt Grandstand, this area is home to interactive displays and opportunities to see some of your favorite drivers!

Scheduled fan activities include:

Atlanta Motor Speedway invites fans to witness or take part in one of the world's largest Ice Bucket Challenge at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Fan Zone. Assembly of buckets filled with ice and water will begin at 1:15 p.m. The buckets will be provided by Lowe's with water and ice being courtesy of Levy Restaurants.

The Cartwheel by Target display will have free giveaways, fun games and a chance to win a Target GiftCard! Free WIFI, phone charging stations and more! Visit Cartwheel.com to learn how to save now!

Get your favorite drivers merchandise at the souvenir haulers throughout race weekend! Souvenir haulers open at 10 a.m. Friday and 9 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Play interactive games, get a Charlotte Motor Speedway free-gift (whiles supplies last) and find out what events will be at CMS for the remainder of 2014 and all of 2015.

The Nationwide Insurance Display offers a family-friendly environment where fans can interact around both Nationwide Insurance and the NASCAR Nationwide Series. There are several games at the display including Skeeball, Plinko, the famous Bucket Game, and a Prize Wheel, where guests can walk away with NASCAR Nationwide Series branded prizes. Nationwide is On Your Side!

One of the last opportunities of the year to get a personalized custom Coca-Cola® will be at the "Share a Coke" display in Atlanta Motor Speedway's Fan Zone. The "Share a Coke" display in the Fan Zone will provide patrons the opportunity to participate in the promotion and customize two mini-cans of Coca-Cola® for sharing with a friend, family member or to keep for themselves.

The Atlanta Motor Speedway Fan Zone will be invaded by "Turtle power" during the Oral-B USA 500 weekend. The Nickelodeon Kids Zone, located in the Fan Zone, will feature family fun activities and appearances by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Costumed characters. Other activities will include a TMNT-themed photo station and obstacle course, cooling lounge and tattoo station in addition to micro-stock car racing. Nick Radio's J Boogie will be broadcasting from the Nickelodeon Kids Zone. TMNT characters will make appearances in the Kids Zone as well as at other locations at the Speedway throughout race weekend.

Combos will have the newest flavor of its Curiosities this weekend at its Fan Zone display. The Hydrant Soaker, a combination of a fire hydrant and water gun will also be at the Combos display.

Speedway Children's Charities Events

David Ragan/NRA Shootout

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Cherokee Rose Sporting Club - Griffin, GA

Join us for the NRA David Ragan Shoot Out at the Cherokee Rose Sporting Resort, located in Griffin, Georgia, just a few minutes from Atlanta Motor Speedway. Registration begins at 9:00am.

Track Trek

Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

Atlanta Motor Speedway

Just hours before "Drivers start your engines!" participants can walk the world famous 1.5 mile Atlanta Motor Speedway racing surface. Complete the very first lap of race day! Participants should meet at the Speedway Children's Charities display at 10 a.m.

Live Memorabilia Auction

Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bruton Smith Park

Sheet metal and collectibles from some of your favorite drivers will be available for auction, along with the opportunity to ride with your favorite driver during the parade lap prior to the Oral-B USA 500! Event starts at 1 p.m. at Bruton Smith Park.

Hot Laps

Monday, Sept. 1, 2014

Atlanta Motor Speedway

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Atlanta Motor Speedway is giving fans the chance to drive the famed AMS oval just hours after the conclusion of the Oral-B USA 500 during the Hot Laps event. Fans can take their vehicle for a drive around the famed mile and a half track at Atlanta Motor Speedway for two hot laps and then get have their car photographed at the track following the ride.

2015 Renewal Incentives

Those attending this weekend's activities can receive either a complimentary tool kit (while supplies last) or $25 off the purchase of a pre-race pit pass for Sunday's race when renewing their tickets for the Speedway's 2015 NASCAR weekend. AMS will hosts all three of NASCAR's major series Feb. 27 - March 1 with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series to hold events on Feb. 28.

Fireworks

Don't miss the spectacular fireworks show following both the Saturday and Sunday night races!

Visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com for all things race weekend including event schedule and ticket information.

For more information on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Labor Day weekend of night racing, contact the Atlanta Motor Speedway Ticket Office at (770) 946-4211, (877) 9-AMS-TIX or visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com.

 

-AMS-