Emory Healthcare has been named the title sponsor for Atlanta Motor Speedway's Sept. 5 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series night race, which will be named the "Emory Healthcare 500."

The multiple-year contract calls for Emory Healthcare to sponsor the Speedway's 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event and become the official health care provider of Atlanta Motor Speedway. A link to Emory Healthcare's Web site is available here

"Partnering so closely with NASCAR and the Atlanta Motor Speedway is a unique opportunity to support the local communities that work so hard to host and operate one of the nation's premier sporting events each year. It is also a chance to support and thank the many valued patients and physicians in the Henry County and Southern Crescent region who allow Emory to serve them for cutting-edge medical care - from first of its kind non-invasive heart valve repair to neurological intensive care and rehabilitation," says Emory Healthcare President and CEO John T. Fox. "I am particularly excited that this partnership will allow Emory Healthcare volunteers to provide ongoing health care screenings and educational programs during the entire event for race fans, visitors and community supporters alike.

"This Labor Day weekend will certainly showcase Henry County and the Atlanta Motor Speedway as world class venues for outstanding hospitality, excitement, and medical excellence," Fox continued. "I know myself and every Emory Healthcare employee and volunteer will look forward to making this an incredible and memorable great American weekend, as well as a lasting partnership with the local communities we have had the honor and privilege to serve for so long."

Emory Healthcare is the largest and most comprehensive health system in Georgia - committed to delivering the highest quality patient care, strengthened by world-class biomedical research. Emory University Hospital for the 20th year joined the nation's elite in the annual U.S. News & World Report guide to "America's Best Hospitals," ranking 11 specialties, and garnering five top 20 specialties out of more than 4,800 U.S. hospitals to be evaluated.

The biggest Labor Day party in the USA is at Atlanta Motor Speedway for the Emory Healthcare 500 race weekend on Sept. 3 -5. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Atlanta Motor Speedway Ticket Office at (770) 946-4211, (877) 9-AMS-TIX, or visitwww.atlantamotorspeedway.com.