Fans attending the March 7-9 Kobalt Tools 500 event weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway will have a new seating option to choose from, a smoke and alcohol-free section in three grandstands.

Nicorette, the official smoking cessation product of NASCAR, has partnered with AMS to sponsor the new smoke and alcohol-free sections which will be available for the upcoming Kobalt Tools 500 Sprint Cup Series race weekend.

"Our primary concern at AMS is our fans race day experience," said Atlanta Motor Speedway president and general manager Ed Clark. "The demand for smoke-free alternative seating has grown over the years and it is our desire to provide fan-friendly amenities to our guests."

Section 156 in the Champions grandstand will be smoke and alcohol-free on Friday, March 7 and Saturday, March 8. The entire Petty grandstand will be a smoke and alcohol-free family grandstand on March 8. Sunday's smoke and alcohol-free sections include section 48 in the Elliott grandstand, section 113 in the Petty grandstand and section 168 in the Winners grandstand.

Tickets in smoke and alcohol-free sections, as well as all tickets to the Kobalt Tools 500 event weekend, can be purchased by calling the AMS ticket office at 877-9-AMS-TIX (877-926-7849)