With Atlanta Motor Speedway's pre-race pit passes, fans don't have to be a crew member for a NEXTEL Cup race team to go behind the scenes during the Oct. 26-28 Pep Boys Auto 500 race weekend.

With a pre-race pit pass, fans can stroll the pit area and watch NASCAR's top drivers and crews as they participate in the fastest qualifying session in NASCAR on Friday night, Oct. 26. A Georgia-Pacific 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 and allows fans to see the spectacle of Georgia-Pacific Qualifying, the Saturday Oct. 27 EasyCare Vehicle Service Contracts 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race and the Pep Boys Auto 500 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup race.

Like the Friday only pre-race pit pass, the three-day pass grants access to the pit area and garage entrance 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 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. Quantities are limited so fans are encouraged to reserve their pass in advance.

To purchase race tickets or pre-race pit passes to the Pep Boys Auto 500 race weekend, fans can call 877-9-AMS-TIX (877-926-7849), 770-946-4211 or visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com.