One of the neatest things about working at Atlanta Motor Speedway is how the track evolves as the race gets closer...

Just within the past couple of days, the track has changed from a quiet facility to a sleeping giant waiting to explode. With a quick look out our windows facing Highway 19/41, we can easily see the unreserved campground close to full with a handful of other RVs scattered throughout the facility. 

On the backs of grandstands, banners are hung, with images of Dale Earnhardt Sr., Richard Petty and Bill Elliott marking the grandstands named for them. Inside the track itself, the lines on pit road are freshly painted, and Kobalt banners are also being put up...including a massive one on top of the Sprint Cup Series garage. 

Yes, that time has arrived. It's race week at Atlanta Motor Speedway, and we can't wait to welcome many of our fans back! Even more exciting is the weekend weather forecast which calls for high temperatures in the 60s with little chance of rain. That's certainly welcome news after the cold winter many of us have endured!

As the sun rises on the Kobalt Tools 500 race week, we're rolling out the welcome mat for many of you and cannot wait to see many of our fans, from the veterans of AMS to the first-timers, this weekend!

See you at the track!