The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Schedule was released and the Labor Day weekend race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Aug. 31 remains the second-to-last race before the Chase for the Sprint Cup begins.

"A handful of drivers with their season on the line put themselves in position to make the chase with their finish this past year," said Atlanta Motor Speedway President and General Manager Ed Clark. "The race at Atlanta Motor Speedway remains crucial in determining who will qualify for the Chase."

As the second-to-last race before the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship, Atlanta Motor Speedway figures to play a pivotal role as drivers battle for wins, points and position before the ten-race playoff begins. In past years, a driver's finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Labor Day weekend can make or break a season. Kyle Busch was the winner of the AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sept. 1, 2013.

The weekend schedule includes NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying on Friday, Aug. 29 and the 300-mile NASCAR Nationwide Series race on Saturday, Aug. 30. The weekend concludes with the 500-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Aug. 31.

For more information, visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com or call the AMS Ticket Office at (877) 9-AMS-TIX or (770) 946-4211.

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