Atlanta Motor Speedway's pit road is usually reserved for high-powered drag cars and NEXTEL Cup stock cars, but it will resemble the flight deck of an aircraft carrier on Friday evening, Oct. 26 when the "F-16 Viper" jet dragster scorches down pit road.

The jet engine-powered dragster will make its first pass immediately following Georgia-Pacific NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Qualifying, traveling the length of a football field in just over one second, to kick-off the season championship round of the Castrol GTX Friday Night Drag bracket racing. The jet dragster will perform a second run after the conclusion of the final drag race.

The dragster, which produces a 30-foot flame and rides on NEXTEL Cup tires, uses a General Electric engine creating 6,000 pounds of thrust and 5,700 horsepower; more horsepower than the first three rows of the starting line-up in the Sunday, Oct. 28 Pep Boys Auto 500 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race.

Admission to watch the final round of the Castrol GTX Friday Night Drags Championship Bracket Race and the jet-powered dragster is included with the purchase of a ticket to Georgia-Pacific NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Qualifying. Tickets are just $20 for the entire evening and can be obtained by calling the AMS ticket office at 1-877-9-AMS-TIX, or by visiting

Atlanta Motor Speedway Offers Fans a Fat Deal with Fathead Wall Art

Fathead and Atlanta Motor Speedway have teamed up to offer fans one fat deal. For a limited time, fans can purchase a Winners Grandstand ticket ($100 Value) and a life-size NASCAR Fathead wall graphic ($100 value) for just $129, a savings of $71. Fans can watch the race from Turn One at Atlanta Motor Speedway and take their favorite driver or race car home with a Fathead.

A bold, colorful, life-size wall graphic of sports and entertainment stars, a Fathead is a life-size high-resolution vinyl graphic that has a special reusable adhesive backing that enables it to be moved from wall to wall.  To order, call the AMS Ticket Office at 1-877-9-AMS-TIX and ask for the "Fathead Ticket Special".