The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stops at the Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend for the AdvoCare 500 and the Great Clips / Grit Chips 300. Activities continue to be added to the events schedule to enhance the fan experience as part of the Biggest Labor Day Party in the USA. Everything fans need to know for an amazing Labor Day weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway can be found below in our Fan Tips guide and online at Ways to Stay Connected

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 the weekend's activities on our Facebook page at or Twitter at

Fans Can also keep up to date with the latest news and information all weekend with the Atlanta Motor Speedway app for both Apple and Android devices. The mobile app allows fans to instantly access facility maps, obtain race weekend schedules, get the latest AMS news and also access other race weekend fan information. Fans can also access a schedule of on-track activity, fan events, including the Coca-Cola® Fan Stage schedule, and a listing of scheduled driver appearances.

Scan and Go!

Atlanta Motor Speedway will be the first of eight Speedway Motorsports tracks to offer fans the convenience of paperless ticketing. Ticketmaster will be offering fans the ability to go paperless and have their ticket scanned via their smart phone at entry.

Check-In for a Discount

Customers displaying either a Four Square check-in or the AMS mobile app on their mobile device will receive 10% off of their final souvenir purchase total. Offer valid only at the Atlanta Motor Speedway Gift Store, located next to the Ticket Office and is good Aug. 30 - Sept. 3.

Weekend Schedule

Friday, Aug. 31

11:00 a.m. Gate 13 Opens
11:00 a.m. USCS Sprint Car Practice/Heats (1/4 mile Thunder Ring)
2:30 p.m. All Gates Open
3:00 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice
5:00 p.m. NASCAR Nationwide Series Practice
6:40 p.m. AdvoCare 500 Qualifying (2 laps)
8:00 p.m. Driver Q&A headlined by Brad Keselowski
8:50 p.m. Tim Smith's Climax Moonshine Sprint Car Shootout Driver Introductions
8:00 p.m. Tim Smith's Climax Moonshine Sprint Car Shootout (1/4 mile Thunder Ring)

Saturday, August 31

10:30 a.m. Gate 13 Opens
10:30 a.m. NASCAR Nationwide Series Final Practice
12:30 p.m. Legend Car Races
1:00 p.m. Fan Forum with Bruton Smith (Tara Ballroom)
2:30 p.m. All Gates Open
3:00 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice
4:05 p.m. Great Clips / Grit Chips 300 Qualifying (2 laps)
6:00 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Final Practice
7:00 p.m. Great Clips / Grit Chips 300 Driver Introductions
7:30 p.m. Great Clips / Grit Chips 300 (195 laps)

Sunday, Sept. 2

11:00 a.m. Coca-Cola Track Walk to benefit Speedway Children's Charities
2:30 p.m. Gates Open
5:30 p.m. Fast Cars &Guitars pre-race concert, presented by Bad Boy Buggies, featuring Billy Currington
7:00 p.m. AdvoCare 500 Driver Introductions
7:30 p.m. AdvoCare 500 (325 laps)

Monday, Sept. 3

8:00 a.m. Monday Morning Thank You in the AMS Ticket Office Lobby
8:00 a.m. M & M's 500 Track Drive

Ticket Upgrades Available

Pit Passes

Weekend pit passes are available for $125, giving fans access to the pits prior to green flag competition on Saturday and Sunday night. A ticket for that day's race must accompany the pit pass for that day. Saturday only access is available for $75 and Sunday only pit access is $100. Customers must be 14 years of age or older to enter the pits on Saturday, with no age limit on Sunday.

Stagefront Pass for Fast Cars & Guitars pre-race concert, presented by Bad Boy Buggies, featuring Billy Currington

A $49 stagefront pass allows race fans to not only see a full concert by Billy Currington but also gives them a close-up view of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver introductions!

Coca-Cola® Fan Stage

The Coca-Cola® Fan Stage will return once again for the 2013 AdvoCare 500 weekend, with a wide variety of activities for fans to take in each day at the speedway. Brought to you by the Coca-Cola® Racing Family, the Coca-Cola® Fan Stage is located behind the Earnhardt grandstand next to Gate 15.

Friday, Aug. 30

4:30 p.m. Country artist Matt Pippen performance
5:45 p.m. USCS Sprint Car Drivers appearance

Saturday, August 31

12:30 p.m. Country/Rock artist Chelsea Bain performance
1:30 p.m. NASCAR driver Kyle Fowler appearance
1:45 p.m. NASCAR driver Travis Kvapil appearance
2:00 p.m. R&B artist Candy Nicole performance
2:30 p.m. NASCAR driver Nelson Piquet, Jr. appearance
2:45 p.m. Paige McCauley Band performance
4:45 p.m. Country artist Colby Dee performance

Sunday, Sept. 2

10:15 a.m. Country/Rock artist Chelsea Bain performance
11:45 a.m. Country artist Ashlie Rae performance
1:45 p.m. 1967 NASCAR Rookie of the Year Donnie Alliison appearance
2:00 p.m. Nashville recording artist Jordan Rager performance
3:30 p.m. NASCAR driver David Ragan appearance
3:45 p.m. NASCAR driver Austin Dillon appearance
4:00 p.m. Country artist Angela Reign performance
4:20 p.m. NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin appearance
5:00 p.m. NASCAR driver Carl Edwards appearance

Fan Zone

Located in the parking lot behind the Earnhardt Grandstand, this area is home to interactive displays and opportunities to see some of your favorite drivers! Scheduled fan activities include:

Farmers Insurance display: A Q&A with the No. 5 Sprint Cup Series pit crew at 4 p.m. Sunday at a Q&A with Kasey Kahne at 5 p.m.

Thanks to the Georgia State Fair, the Fan Zone will feature a 65 foot Ferris Wheel this season. The Georgia State Fair relocated to Atlanta Motor Speedway last year and the ten day state celebration returns to the speedway October 25 through November 3. Now, you can experience the Fan Zone from a unique perspective while getting a jump on the 2013 state fair excitement.

The Shane's Rib Shack display, where they will be selling their famous "Big Dad®" Pork Sandwiches & French Fries all weekend. Plus, Shane's Rib Shack will have its prize wheel out giving away tons of coupons and freebies. Also, enter for a chance to win one of six Pace Car Ride Certificates or Shane's Rib Shack gift cards!

Speedway Children's Charities Events

Reed Sorenson Charity Golf Classic
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013
Crystal Lake Golf Course - Hampton, GA
8:00 a.m. registration, 10:00 a.m. shotgun start

David Ragan Shootout
Friday, Aug. 31, 2013
Cherokee Rose Sporting Club - Griffin, GA
10:30 registration

Coca-Cola © Track Walk
Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013
Atlanta Motor Speedway

Take the first lap of race day and enjoy some active, family fun at the Coca-Cola Family Track Walk benefiting Speedway Children's Charities on Sunday, Sept. 1 beginning at 11:30 a.m. Enter the track through Gate 15 beginning at 11 a.m. and follow the Coca-Cola Family Track Walk signs leading to the start/finish line. Admission is free for all race fans with an AdvoCare 500 race ticket. Coca-Cola Family Track Walks is a program that encourages health and happiness and brings the community together. This is your chance to celebrate healthy living at the track and experience its 24-degree turn banking before your favorite drivers fire up their engines. Special driver appearances by Coca-Cola Racing Family drivers, plus free Coca-Cola refreshments.

Live Memorabilia Auction
Sunday, Sept. 2, 2013
Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bruton Smith Park
12:30 p.m.

If you're a diehard race fan seeking a prize collectible for your personal NASCAR display, you don't want to miss this event! Bid on helmets, sheet metal, autographed gear and Ride of a Lifetime opportunities where fans can ride along with one of 26 Sprint Cup drivers during pre-race driver introductions.

M&Ms 500
Monday, Sept. 2, 2013
Atlanta Motor Speedway
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

As the "Official Chocolate of NASCAR" and sponsors of the popular No. 18 M&M'S Toyota, M&M'S is helping to make 'Mondays Better With M' by giving fans the chance to drive the famed AMS oval just hours after the conclusion of the AdvoCare 500 during the M&M'S 500. Fans can take their vehicle for a drive around the famed mile and a half track at Atlanta Motor Speedway for two hot laps and then get have their car photographed at the track following the ride.


Don't miss the spectacular fireworks show following both the Saturday and Sunday night races!

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