For the first time ever, Atlanta Motor Speedway will host to the 21st Annual Asphalt Nationals and the 13th Annual Thunder Car Nationals on Oct. 24-27, 2012.

Over 200 Legend Cars and Thunder Roadsters from all over the country will be on hand to compete in this yearly short track event. Pre-registration will open on Wednesday, Oct. 24. Thursday, Oct. 25 will be a practice day while qualifying will take place on Friday, Oct. 26. Saturday, Oct. 27 will be Championship Day.

Year in and year out, the Asphalt Nationals is the premier Legend Cars event in the country. Talented drivers of all ages compete for the national title with some of the most intense competition in American racing. The U.S. Legend Cars program is an affordable way for drivers to gain experience behind the wheel. This program has been a launching pad for countless NASCAR drivers, including Kyle and Kurt Busch, David Ragan, Reed Sorenson and Joey Logano.

"We are excited to welcome the U.S. Legend Cars Nationals to Atlanta Motor Speedway in 2012," said Atlanta Motor Speedway President and General Manager Ed Clark. "The U.S. Legend Cars program has been successful throughout the United States and this event will bring out the best of the best and the future stars of NASCAR to compete here at AMS."

For more information on U.S. Legend Cars, call (704) 455-3896 or visit www.uslegendcars.com. For more information on Atlanta Motor Speedway, visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com.