Atlanta Motor Speedway's Oct. 28-30 Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 race weekend has been named a Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event for October, 2005.

Each month, 20 events compete to be named a Southeast Tourism Society Top Event. Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia are all states eligible for the honor, which has been awarded since 1985.

"It's an honor to be named a Southeastern Tourism Society Top 20 Event for October," said Ed Clark, president and general manager of Atlanta Motor Speedway. "With over 200,000 fans showing up for the Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 race weekend, it is no surprise that we were selected."