Atlanta Motor Speedway will host what it is projecting as the largest ever speedway cruise in the nine-year history of O'Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags and Show-N-Shine this Friday, July 3. The Papa John's Pizza Fireworks Extravaganza will follow the speedway cruise just after dark, as AMS kicks off the Independence Day Weekend with one of the largest fireworks shows in Metro Atlanta.

The speedway cruise is a two-lap procession of every vehicle entered into the Show-N-Shine that precedes drag racing eliminations at the summer-long street-style O'Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags racing series. For just $20 per vehicle, fans can enter through the main infield tunnel beginning at 6:30 p.m. and park in the Show-N-Shine garage, where their vehicles will be judged in one of nine different categories to win both trophies and bragging rights.

Following the judging portion of the show, each fan who entered the Show-N-Shine competition will have the opportunity to drive his or her own vehicle on the historic 1.54-mile AMS racing surface for two laps before displaying their vehicle on the track's frontstretch prior to drag racing eliminations.

As part of the Speedway's biggest and most patriotic night of the summer, the Papa John's Pizza Fireworks Extravaganza is expected to draw a record number of Show-N-Shine entries into the weekly contest, and the Speedway is encouraging all interested fans to take part in the record-setting event.

Track photographers will take professional photos of each vehicle participating in the Show-N-Shine speedway cruise, and full-color high-definition prints will be available to purchase for $10 through speedpics.net.

Gates for both spectators and Show-N-Shine participants open at 6:30 p.m., and the speedway cruise gets underway at 8 p.m. Fireworks will launch at 10 p.m., after drag racing eliminations begin.

Grandstand spectator admission is only $8 and free for kids 5 and under and includes admission to both the Papa John's Pizza Fireworks Extravaganza and O'Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags. Exterior parking is free for all fans.

For more information, contact the Atlanta Motor Speedway ticket office at (770) 946-4211, (877) 9-AMS-TIX or visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com.