The addition of the new four-lane Georgia Highway 20 will provide fans attending the Oct. 28-30 Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 weekend one of the most positive improvements in the history of Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Spanning approximately eight miles from I-75 directly to the speedway, the new Bruton Smith Parkway, named for Speedway Chairman Bruton Smith, will give fans a second major traffic corridor to the track and should have a significant impact on race day traffic flow.

The Bruton Smith Parkway will run from Exit 218 off I-75 to the speedway. It joins Georgia Highway 19/41 , which runs south from I-75 Exit 235, as the two main event traffic routes to Atlanta Motor Speedway.

"I'm sure race fans join us in thanking the State of Georgia, Gov. Sonny Perdue, the Georgia Department of Transportation and many others involved in making the Bruton Smith Parkway a reality," said Ed Clark, president and general manager of Atlanta Motor Speedway. "Fans attending Atlanta Motor Speedway events will enjoy improved traffic flow and daily commuters in our area will see positive changes in their drives as well."

In preparation for the new Georgia Highway 20, Atlanta Motor Speedway officials have made many improvements to entrances and parking areas, including the addition of shuttle vehicle loops around the speedway and to on-property camping areas. Fans attending the upcoming race weekend are encouraged to follow the direction of speedway parking crews to parking areas and either ride the Nationwide shuttle vehicles or walk to their seating areas via new sidewalks surrounding the speedway.

"We have invested a great amount of time and revenue to improve fan movement on and off speedway property," added Clark. "We are asking fans to follow our traffic plans and the result should be positive experiences for all involved."