The reconstruction teams that worked feverishly to put Atlanta Motor Speedway back together after an F2 tornado struck the facility on July 6 will be honored during pre-race activities for the Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500.

"Since day one, we have pledged to build Atlanta Motor Speedway back in time for the October 28-30 Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500," said Ed Clark, president and general manager of Atlanta Motor Speedway. "There is no way that we could have gotten this place where it is today without the group of people we had working."

Getting the track to its current shape has been an enormous undertaking, requiring around-the-clock crews, hundreds of thousands of man-hours and countless contractors and sub-contractors.

The firms of Tiernan & Patrylo, Rentenbach, ACE Electrical, HVAC, Integrated Fire Protection, FL Crane, Metroplex and Action Electric will all be honored during the pre-race activities.

Below is a list of numbers compiled which represents just some of the reconstruction efforts. · Over 8 miles of fencing · 97 contractors and sub-contractors · 129 New flag poles · 639 plumbing fixtures · 750 tons of air conditioning systems · 10,000 tons of asphalt · Over 12,000 square yards of carpet · 20,250 cubic feet of concrete · 272,000 square feet of sheetrock · 350,000 man hours

"Over the next year and a half, you will see even more improvements as we continue the rebuilding of the facility," Clark said. "We have a long history of continuous upgrades and improvements to bolster the overall fan experience we plan to continue after the Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 weekend."

A track known for incredible racing and fan experience continues to rise to a higher level.

Great seats for the entire Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 race weekend are still available and can be purchased by calling 770-946-4211 or 877-9AMSTIX. Fans can also order tickets 24 hours a day at www.atlantamotorspeedway.com or www.ticketmaster.com