Everything fans need to know for an amazing Labor Day weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway can be found here:
FOR THE FANS
Future Stars for Future Fans Autograph Session
Kids 16 and under can 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 AMS ticket office.
The first 150 fans ages 16 and under will get to participate in the "Future Stars for Future Fans" autograph session. Participating drivers 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
Facebook & Twitter
Stay up to date all weekend long on all things happening at the track on Facebook and Twitter. Live updates will be posted throughout the weekend! Follow us on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/atlmotorspeedway or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/amsupdates.
During race weekend, check in on Foursquare or Facebook with your mobile device and receive a 10% discount off your purchase of regularly priced merchandise at the Atlanta Motor Speedway gift shop! Check-in must be displayed to cashier at time of purchase and is only valid at the Atlanta Motor Speedway gift shop. Offer valid through Sept. 4 and does not include sales tax.
Visit the AdvoCare tent in the Fan Zone to take part in interactive games and an iPad giveaway! The display will include a Quick Tire Changing Game from Richard Petty Motorsports, free sample packs of the new SPARK-Flavor and a chance to win one of 10 iPads! Winners will be notified via text and can claim their prize at the AdvoCare tent. Fans can also look forward to driver appearances by Aric Armirola, Blake Koch and David Starr.
Coca-Cola Fan Stage
A performance by Cartel headlines the Coca-Cola Fan Stage activities on Sept. 4 in the Fan Zone.
Brought to you by the Coca-Cola Racing Family, the Coca-Cola Fan Stage, located behind the Earnhardt grandstand next to Gate 15, will feature live artists to keep the party going all weekend long. Race fans can also look forward to a Battle of the Bands Competition where the winning band is determined by the fans!
Friday, Sept. 2
4:00 p.m. - Q & A Session with NCWTS Drivers: Johnny Sauter, Matt Crafton, Justin Marks and Dakoda Armstrong followed by a performance from Running Down Romance and Tim Dugger
7:15 p.m. - Q & A Session with NSCS championship crew chief and ESPN analyst Tim Brewer
Saturday, Sept. 3
11:30 a.m. - Battle of the Bands
Sunday, Sept. 4
11:45 a.m. - Q & A Session with former NASCAR driver Frank Warren
12:00 p.m. - Musical performance by Tim Dugger
1:00 p.m. - Ashley Smith will perform God Bless America
1:30 p.m. - Q & A Session with former NASCAR driver Ken Ragan
1:45 p.m. - Papa John's Eating and Hula Hoop Contest
2:20 p.m. - Musical performance by Reluctant Saints
3:45 p.m. - Musical performance by Cartel
Visit the Coca-Cola display for a wild ride in the Coca-Cola simulators and interactive displays.
Bennett International Group will have distracted driving simulators as part of its safety awareness and recruitment campaign on Sept 2- 4, 2011. Attending fans will experience the effects of distracted driving, and the consequences, in a controlled environment using NASCAR and Mustang driving simulators that put participants in the driver's seat.
The Schick display, located by the main shower house across from Gate 13 will have free product samples for all race fans!
Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Gout Pit Stop Display
Race fans will have a chance to experience the "Gout Pit Stop" firsthand at a special destination in the Fan Zone at AMS on Labor Day weekend, featuring fun and engaging ways to learn about gout including a prize wheel, trivia game, sweepstakes entry kiosks and special appearances by racing personalities, who will share their personal gout stories and how it affects their lives in the fast lane. Gout patients and their friends and family can enter a sweepstakes for a chance to win a Richard Petty Driving Experience (RPDE), where they will have the chance to ride in a race car on a track. For every person who enters, Takeda will make a $1 donation to Men's Health Network up to $25,000.
Papa John's Pizza
Pizza lovers will want to check-out the Papa John's Hula Hooping contest Sunday, Sept. 4 at 1:45 on the fan stage. Race fans can still enter for a chance to win free ticket to the race and participate in the contest by visiting http://www.atlantamotorspeedway.com/handler.cfm/form,dynamic/cat_id,47795
LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE
$39 Adult Tickets in the Elliott Grandstand
One of the most affordable tickets in NASCAR, enjoy the AdvoCare 500 from the Elliott Grandstand for only $39!
$19 Tickets for Students and Children
As a special rate for students with valid ID and children, AMS is offering a specially-priced $19 ticket in the Elliott Grandstand for the AdvoCare 500.
Start/Finish Line Package - $149 (A $111 Savings!)
Giving race fans a premium view of a premier motorsports facility, the weekend package puts fans in the Champions Grandstand for both Saturday's Great Clips 300 and Sunday's AdvoCare 500. In addition, fans will receive a pre-race Pit Pass for Sunday, Sept. 4.
$88 Earnhardt Section
Jr. Nation unites in the Earnhardt Grandstand! For only $88 you can watch the AdvoCare 500 from the Earnhardt grandstand.
Elliott Grandstand FANtastic Four Pack
AMS is offering the FANtastic Four Pack for just $159 for the AdvoCare 500. The package includes four lower-level Elliott Grandstand seats, four hot dogs and four 12-ounce Coca-Colas for just $159.
Future Fans Special: Kids FREE on Friday & Saturday
As a special offer for NASCAR-loving families, AMS is admitting children ages 12 and under free of charge for Saturday's Great Clips 300 and Friday's Atlanta 200. Children must be accompanied by a parent with a regularly-priced adult general admission ticket.
Stagefront Pass for Fast Cars & Guitars Featuring Lynyrd Skynyrd - Only $59
A stagefront pass allows race fans to not only see a concert by rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd, but also gives them a close-up view of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver introductions!
*ALL OFFERS ONLY VALID WHILE SUPPLIES LAST
Friday, Sept. 2
2:00 p.m. Gates Open
2:30 p.m. Legends Invitational Events
5:05 p.m. NCWTS Qualifying (2 laps, all positions)
6:00 p.m. NSCS Practice
8:00 p.m. Atlanta 200 (130 laps, 200 miles)
Saturday, Sept. 3
1:00 p.m. Gates Open
1:30 p.m. NSCS Final Practice
3:35 p.m. NNS Qualifying (2 laps, all positions)
5:10 p.m. NSCS Qualifying (2 laps, all positions)
7:30 p.m. Great Clips 300 (195 Laps, 300 miles) with post-race fireworks
Sunday, Sept. 4
2:00 p.m. Gates Open
5:00 p.m. Labor Day Pre-Race Party, Fast Cars & Guitars featuring Lynyrd Skynyrd
7:30 p.m. AdvoCare 500 (325 laps, 500 miles) with post-race fireworks
SPEEDWAY CHILDREN'S CHARITIES
Reed Sorenson Charity Golf Classic Presented by AutoTrader.com
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Crystal Lake Golf Course - Hampton, Georgia
10 a.m. shotgun start with 3 p.m. awards ceremony following play.
Speedway Children's Charities 50/50 Raffle
Friday, Sept. 2 - Sunday, Sept. 4
The Speedway Children's Charities 50/50 drawing will take place on Sunday at 8:00pm. Tickets are just $10 and you do not have to be present to win.
Kruz-N-4 Kids - RIDES TO THE RACES
Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011
Rides begins at Motorheads in McDonough Area motorcycle riders can participate in this motorcycle ride that ends at Atlanta Motor Speedway and includes grandstand admission for all of the day's track activity, including the Great Clips 300! Registration begins at 11 a.m. and KSU at Noon.
Tickets are $40 for single riders and $60 for doubles. Each driver and rider will receive a t-shirt, VIP armbands and tickets to the race. Riders can also purchase discounted tickets to Sunday's AdvoCare 500
Atlanta Track Walk
Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011
Atlanta Motor Speedway Beginning at 11 a.m. fans will be given the opportunity to walk around the famous oval and see the venue from the infield. Cost is $25 prior to race weekend and $35 on race weekend. Kids 16 and under are free with a paid adult. All paid participants will receive a track walk t-shirt. Click on link below to register or visit the Speedway Children's Charities booth race weekend. All registrants must stop by SCC booth during race weekend to check-in, sign waiver and pick-up t-shirt.
Live Memorabilia Auction
Sunday, Sept. 4 2:00 p.m. - Bruton Smith Garden
If you're a diehard race fan seeking a prize collectible for your personal NASCAR display, you don't want to miss this event! Race used items such as firesuits, helmet shields and gloves will be among the items live auctioned in addition to race-used sheet metal!
Also, parade lap rides with some of NASCAR's top drivers in the AdvoCare 500 will also be auctioned off. Driver rides up for live auction will be Matt Kenseth, Denny Hamlin, Mark Martin, Dale Jr., Jeff Gordon, Carl Edwards, Kevin Harvick, Clint Bowyer, Tony Stewart, Ryan Newman, David Ragan and Paul Menard.
Ride of a Lifetime
Here's your chance to bid online to win ride with a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver during introductions prior to the AdvoCare 500! You can bid for Ride of a LifeTime Drivers at NascarFoundation.com. Online auction drivers include Kyle Busch, Brian Vickers, Marcos Ambrose, Joey Logano, Kurt Busch, Jeff Burton, David Reutimann, Greg Biffle, Ragan Smith and AJ Allmendiner. On line bids close August 28th.
Hot Laps on the High Banks
Monday, Sept. 5, 2011 - 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Atlanta Motor Speedway Speedway Children's Charities and Atlanta Motor Speedway want you to experience the thrill of driving your personal vehicle around the Atlanta Motor Speedway. Polish up your car, motorcycle or even your company vehicle and come on out Monday, September 5, 2011 for Laps for Charity.
Feel the rush as you step on the gas and take three laps around the "High Banks" at Atlanta Motor Speedway, behind a pace vehicle for just $30. Then have your picture taken in Victory Lane for an additional $10. The event is open to the public and no reservations are required. Proceeds from Laps for Charity benefit the Atlanta Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities.
For more information call 770-946-3980 or email .
Visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com for all things race weekend including event schedule and ticket information.
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.