Atlanta Motor Speedway is making it easier for fans to stay connected with the Speedway through the advancement of its social media presence. AMS recently re-launched its Facebook page as a fan page and now has a presence on Twitter.

Updates about the latest news from the Speedway, photo and video galleries and opportunities to win contests are just some of reasons for fans to keep up with Atlanta Motor Speedway online by becoming a fan of Atlanta Motor Speedway on Facebook or by following the Speedway on Twitter. Information on how to win each contest will be available on Atlanta Motor Speedway's Facebook and Twitter pages.

The first online contest will be held July 21 with a guided pre-race garage tour on the day of the Pep Boys Auto 500 being given away.

"At Atlanta Motor Speedway, we want to do all that we can to keep fans plugged into what is going on at the track, from ticket specials and information about upcoming race weekends to other events going on throughout the year," said Atlanta Motor Speedway president Ed Clark. "Fans can get an inside view into what's going on at the track simply by keeping up with us online. We're also looking forward to passing up-to-the-minute information along to fans during the Pep Boys Auto 500 race weekend through Facebook and Twitter." 

The Atlanta area is the fastest-growing major metropolitan area in terms of Facebook usage, according to iStrategyLabs, a digital marketing firm. In the past six months, Facebook usage in the Atlanta area has risen by 142 percent, the most of any major metro area in the United States.

Atlanta Motor Speedway will also be offering additional information to fans through its online presence during the Pep Boys Auto 500 race weekend Sept. 5-6.

To follow Atlanta Motor Speedway on Twitter, go to www.twitter.com/amsupdates.

To become a fan of Atlanta Motor Speedway on Facebook, go to http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hampton-GA/Atlanta-Motor-Speedway/96049457331?ref=ts or search Facebook for "Atlanta Motor Speedway."

For more information on Atlanta Motor Speedway and the track's first NASCAR Sprint Cup night race, the Pep Boys Auto 500, call the Atlanta Motor Speedway ticket office at (770) 940-4211 or (877) 9-AMS-TIX, or visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com.

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