NASCAR fans will once again have two opportunities to see the fastest racing in NASCAR at Atlanta Motor Speedway in 2008. Track officials announced the 2008 event schedule which includes two NASCAR race weekends, March 7-9 and October 24-26.

The March race weekend starts the 2008 season with a NASCAR triple-header. Friday night gets the weekend cranked up with the fastest qualifying session in NASCAR when the stars of NEXTEL Cup series attempt to top the speed charts under the cloak of darkness during a nighttime qualifying session.

Qualifying will be immediately followed by a 200-mile NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race. Saturday features a mixture of NASCAR newcomers and seasoned veterans as they battle for 300-miles in the Nicorette 300 NASCAR Busch Series race. On Sunday, NASCAR's elite drivers will try and tame the Atlanta Motor Speedway for 500 miles in the Kobalt Tools 500 NEXTEL Cup Series race.

For the fall event at AMS, fans will get another weekend packed full of action. Friday night will feature NASCAR NEXTEL Cup qualifying under the lights and Saturday brings the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series back for what is sure to be a thrilling race. Sunday caps off the weekend with the 500 miles of NASCAR NEXTEL Cup side-by-side racing.

Tickets are on sale now for this year's October 26-28 Pep Boys Auto 500 race weekend and can be obtained by calling the AMS ticket office at 770-946-4211, 877-9-AMS-TIX, or online at

2008 Atlanta Motor Speedway schedule:

March 7: Georgia Power NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Qualifying Night, followed by the American Commercial Lines 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Race

March 8: Nicorette 300 NASCAR Busch Series Race

March 9: Kobalt Tools 500 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Race

October 24: NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Qualifying Night

October 25: NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Race 

October 26: NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Race