Atlanta Motor Speedway will again offer a limited number of $125 pre-race pit passes that fans can purchase for the Oct. 29-31 Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 NEXTEL Cup race. ¿There is something magical about being on pit road, the heart of all activity for race weekend,¿ said Ed Clark, president and general manager of Atlanta Motor Speedway. ¿We want our fans to be able to experience the thrill of being right there. Believe me, it¿s something they won¿t forget ¿ the air is just electric.¿ For just $125, fans will have the chance to be inside the highly coveted pit area, in the heart of the racing activity for the entire weekend. Weekend pre-race pit passes are good Friday through Saturday morning until 1 hour prior to the Aaron's 312 Busch race, and again on Sunday morning until 1 hour prior to the Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500. Friday-only pit passes will also be available for just $75, allowing fans into the pit area for all of the day¿s action, including practice and qualifying for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup and Busch Series, and final practices for the ASA and IROC series. Fans must be at least 14 years old and wear appropriate attire to be admitted into the pit area. Pre-race pit passes are not good for gate admittance and must be accompanied by a grandstand ticket for each day. Tickets for all three days of racing excitement during the Oct. 29-31 Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway are on sale now. The weekend kicks off with Georgia-Pacific Qualifying Night on Friday, Oct. 29, the fastest qualifying session in NASCAR, now with the added excitement of nighttime racing. Following qualifying will be the return of the American Speed Association (ASA), featuring some of the young drivers in the country, in a 150-mile shootout. On Saturday, Oct. 30, the Busch Series drivers will return for the Aaron¿s 312, a race featuring the drama of 12 extra miles. With the season winding down, the Aaron¿s 312 is also a key event in the heart of the Busch Series championship battle. Immediately after the Aaron¿s 312 will be the exciting season finale of the International Race of Champions (IROC), a race made up of the best 12 racers in the country from all disciplines of racing. They will all come together to battle for the championship and the $1 million purse to the winner. The weekend will culminate on Sunday, Oct. 31, with the running of the Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500, when the NEXTEL Cup drivers will be scrapping for every position on track in the chase for the NEXTEL Cup. For more information about tickets or pre-race pit passes, call the Atlanta Motor Speedway ticket office at (770) 946-4211.