Here are some of the latest happenings at Atlanta Motor Speedway as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500 weekend is one week from ignition:
"Future Stars for Future Fans" Autograph Session during AdvoCare 500 Weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway
Kids 16 and under will be eligible to take part in an autograph session featuring some of NASCAR's future stars on Saturday, Sept. 3 beginning at 1:00 p.m. in the Atlanta Motor Speedway ticket office.
The first 150 fans ages 16 and under will get to participate in the "Future Stars for Future Fans" autograph session. Drivers participating in the autograph session include:
· NASCAR Nationwide Series: Trevor Bayne, Ricky Stenhouse, Timmy Hill and Blake Koch
· NASCAR Camping World Truck Series: Austin Dillon, James Buescher, and Joey Coulter
· K&N Pro Series: Georgia natives Chase Elliott and Max Gresham, Sergio Pena and Alex Bowman
Bowties and Ribbons Come Together for Good Cause
Pink may not be thought of as a traditional racing color, but the AdvoCare 500 will feature a splash of color.
Chevrolet and the American Cancer Society are teaming up to honor young breast cancer survivors during race weekend. Members of the Chevy Racing Family have invited select young women who have defeated the disease to take rides in the specially-themed pace cars. The event will also be used to raise awareness about breast cancer. Rides will take place on the morning of Friday, Sept. 2.
Brad Keselowski on a Tear for the Chase
With Atlanta's Sprint Cup date falling two races prior to the cutoff for the Chase for the Sprint Cup, Brad Keselowski is turning up the wick on his season and is making a push for the playoffs in multiple ways.
With two wins heading into this weekend's race at Bristol Motor Speedway, Keselowski has placed himself in a great spot to earn the first of two Wild-Card positions, which will be offered to drivers outside the top-10 in points, but who are in the top-20 with a win.
But Keselowski may just make the playoffs on his own placement in the standings. Since the July 2nd event at Daytona, Keselowski has moved himself from 22nd to 12th in the points standings. That hot streak includes his win at Pocono, where drove with a broken ankle just days after a testing crash at Road Atlanta. If this hot streak continues through Bristol and into Atlanta, the driver of the blue deuce could make the Chase by positioning himself into the top-10 in points.
Plus, Keselowski's Pocono win makes him eligible for the Sprint Summer Showdown at AMS. With a total of $3,000,000 on the line, Keselowski will be doing whatever it takes to get the win in the AdvoCare 500.
NASCAR night racing returns to Atlanta Motor Speedway this Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2-4. Tickets for the AdvoCare 500 start at $39 and $19 for students. Children 12 and under admitted free for the Great Clips 300 and the Atlanta 200 with an adult ticket. For more information, call the Atlanta Motor Speedway Ticket Office at (877) 9-AMS-TIX, (770) 946-4211 or visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com.