There is only three weeks left until the start of the Golden Corral 500 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup race weekend and Atlanta Motor Speedway is bustling with activity.

Last spring's Golden Corral 500 provided fans with a photo finish with Carl Edwards inching past Jimmie Johnson for the win. Fans can expect the same intense, door to door battle this year.

Accompanying the stars of NASCAR's elite division will be the NASCAR Craftsman Truck series hitting the pavement on Friday after the Georgia Power Qualifying night. The NASCAR Busch Series takes it to the track on Saturday for the Nicorette 300.

In addition to the great racing that Atlanta Motor Speedway promises, fans attending the race in March can take the racing experience one step closer with a Pre-Race Pit Pass and a chance to meet their favorite driver for the upcoming Golden Corral race weekend.

Fans can tour the pit area and watch NASCAR's top drivers and crews as they prepare for the race. A Georgia Power Qualifying night Pre-Race Pit Pass is just $75.

If being behind the scenes on Friday only isn't enough action, fans can be part of the pre-race action all weekend. The Friday-Sunday Pre-Race Pit Pass is just $125. Pre-Race Pit Passes are good for admission to the pit area until 30 minutes prior to the event.

Fans must be at least 14 years old and have appropriate attire in accordance with NASCAR issued guidelines to enter the pit area. No shorts, skirts, sleeveless shirts or tank tops or open-toed shoes are permitted in the pit area at anytime.

Pre-Race Pit Passes are not good for gate admittance and must be accompanied by a grandstand ticket.

To purchase race tickets or Pre-Race Pit Passes to the Golden Corral 500 race weekend fans can call 877-9-AMS-TIX (877-926-7849), 770-946-4211 or by clicking here: Purchase Tickets