As the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500 weekend moves closer, fans have already started lining up for campsites in the unreserved campgrounds which open this Saturday, Aug. 27 at 8:00 a.m.
Anxious fans began lining up outside the speedway ticket office on Monday, a whole five days prior to being allowed to enter the campgrounds, and over a full week in advance of the AdvoCare 500 weekend, Sept. 2-4. They arrived early to be the first in line to secure their campsite. Many of the early arrivals are from local communities in close proximity to the speedway, but a few have come from as far away as Michigan.
Atlanta Motor Speedway's unreserved campsites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning this Saturday at 8:00 a.m. for both RV and tent camping. Unreserved camping spots are $60 per site and can be purchased at the entrance to the campgrounds. All vehicles must have either camping credentials or a tow vehicle pass to enter any campground at AMS. If needed, tow vehicle passes will be available for purchase at the entrance to the campground.
Quiet time hours in the family campground are one hour after the completion of the main event or 11:00 p.m. (whichever is later) to 7:00 a.m. Quiet time hours in all other campgrounds are two hours after the completion of the main event or midnight (whichever is later) to 7:00 a.m.
A limited number of reserved and infield camping sites are still available. Call the speedway ticket office at (770) 946-4211 for more information. The reserved campgrounds and infield will open for campers on Thursday, Sept. 1 at 2:00 p.m.
A new policy for 2011 will require all vehicles to show two tickets the Sunday, Sept. 4 AdvoCare 500 race before fans will be allowed to bring their camping vehicle into the campgrounds.
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.