Preparations for next week's AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway are in full swing as painting crews descend on the property to transform the grass into works of art.The track will start to take on a familiar look as painting will begin along the front stretch of Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday. The race logos for the AdvoCare 500, Great Clips/Grit Chips 300 and the Tim Smith's Climax Moonshine Sprint Car Shootout will be painted freehand by Alan Jones of Jones Sign Co. in the grass along pit road.
"We have sprayers that will run a gallon a minute putting the paint down," said Jones. "We usually do the painting by color - we'll do each color once and it will include all the logos."
Jones, nicknamed "Rembrandt" by the AMS staff, has been painting the race logos as well as the NASCAR series logos at Atlanta Motor Speedway for over 20 years. Typically, as many as 2,000 gallons of paint are used over the six days it will take Jones to transform the front stretch.
The logos will start to take a recognizable shape at AMS between Monday and Tuesday. Jones will continue with touch-up and upkeep of the logos throughout the week and into the race.
Monday Morning Thank-You Breakfast
Atlanta Motor Speedway will host "Monday Morning Thank-You" on September 2nd from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. to thank fans for their support of the Labor Day race weekend. Krispy Kreme doughnuts as well as Minute Maid Juice, Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Sprite and coffee will be provided free of charge for fans in attendance.
Tickets go on sale for the 2014 race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday, August 30, and the Monday Morning Thank-You is one of the first opportunities for fans to renew and get significant ticket discounts.
As part of the Thank-You, fans will also receive a 15 percent discount on all merchandise at the AMS gift shop. Fans will also receive an additional 10 percent savings in the gift shop with a ticket renewal for the 2014 race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
In addition, a handful of door prizes will be available for fans to win including autographed memorabilia from the AdvoCare 500 as well as 2014 race ticket upgrades, pre-race pit passes and other great prizes from the Speedway.
To thank fans for their support, the Atlanta Motor Speedway staff will be on hand to converse with those in attendance.
For more information, visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com or call the AMS Ticket Office at (877) 9-AMS-TIX or (770) 946-4211.