O'Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags is a heads up, street-style drag racing series on Atlanta Motor Speedway's eighth-mile pit road. Averaging 225 drag racers and 90 show cars in front of nearly 5,000 fans nightly,  O'Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags has become one of the Speedway's most-popular events with local racing enthusiasts. 

Drag racing action is open to any automobile and any driver possessing a valid driver's license. In addition to the on-track drag racing action, a Show-N-Shine car show also takes place each Friday night. All vehicles are welcome to enter and awards will be given for the top-three finishers in each class.

Fans are reminded of the no smoking policy at O'Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine. Smoking is not allowed in the grandstands. Smoking is permitted in designated areas behind the grandstands as well as the infield. 

Spectator entry for O'Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags is just $10. Competitors pay $20 to drag race or enter the Show-N-Shine, or a combo-ticket to enter both can be purchased for $30. Outside parking is free or fans can park on the Speedway's Infield for close proximity to the action for just $20. Motorcycle parking is free on the Infield. Cards are accepted for payment at the ticket window. Payment at the main infield tunnel is cash only. 

Pit gates open at 5:30 p.m. for competitors and grandstand gates open at 6:30 p.m. for fans. Show-N-Shine entries are accepted until 7:15 p.m. and a mandatory drivers meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m.

The drag Tech Area will open at 6:00 p.m. and practice runs begin at 6:15 p.m. and run through 8 p.m. Drag racing eliminations begin at approximately 9:09 p.m. and follow O'Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags' nightly Opening Ceremonies. Please note, no minors are allowed in the pre-stage/grid area or winner's lanes and only the driver and one crew member are allowed in winner's lanes.

For the Show-N-Shine car show, judging begins at 6:30 p.m. Entrants are invited to participate in a Show-N-Shine Speedway Cruise around Atlanta's 1.54-mile quad oval track at 8:20 p.m., but are encouraged to return to their vehicles before 8:00 p.m. to stage for the Cruise. Following the Cruise, the Show-N-Shine Awards Ceremony will take place at 8:55 p.m. on the Speedway's frontstretch in front of thousands of racing fans.


Updated Show-N-Shine Divisions and Rules:

Updated 2019 Friday Night Drags Show-N-Shine Divisions:

  • CLASSIC:  1980 or older classic; restored; modified cars or trucks
  • GENERATION X:   1981-2008 cars
  • CURRENT:   2009 - current cars
  • TRUCKS:  1981 - Does it really need any more explanation?
  • OPEN
  • PROMOTER'S CHOICE - Nightly award chosen by the event promoter

All Show-N-Shine vehicles must register in the show area of the NASCAR Xfinity Garage.  Parking is first come, first serve.

Participants are invited to the Show-N-Shine Speedway Cruise, but must attend the Speedway Cruise driver's meeting and have a cruise pass which is available at the conclusion of the driver's meeting.  Participants will parade around the speedway and park in front of the grandstand on the front stretch.  Fans will be invited to view the cars on the front stretch while nightly awards are presented. 

No loud music.  No obscene, profane or offensive slogans or markings on any part of the vehicle.  No passing or reckless driving during the Speedway Cruise.  Officials reserve the right to revoke admission to any vehicle not obeying the rules.           




2019 Season Schedule:

May 10 - Opening Night

May 17 - Import Invasion

May 31 - Season Points Opener

June 7 - Jet Semi-Truck Night of Fire 

June 14 - Kids Power Wheels Night

June 21 - Southeast Gassers Nostalgia Night presented by Harbin's Mechanical Services 

June 28 

July 4 - 4th of July Fireworks and Drag Racing

July 12

July 19 - Kids Power Wheels Night

July 26

August 2

August 9

August 16

August 23 - Championship Night

*More Promotional Nights to be Announced Soon!*

*All events and times are subject to change*