Race fans attending the Saturday, Aug. 5 season finale in the 2017 Thursday Thunder Legends Series presented by Papa John's Pizza will hear a live performance by rock and folk-music legend Neil Young.

Similar to its annual NASCAR weekend, AMS will present pre-race musical entertainment with Young's unmistakable sound, at no additional cost. Thanks to its 100,000-watt, 42-speaker, high-performance sound system, fans will be able to listen to the music from every seat in the grandstands and even on the concourse.

The special entertainment is the latest announcement of several planned promotions celebrating the final event in this year's 20th Anniversary season of Thursday Thunder and follows last week's "unbelievable" news of a record-breaking giant TV giveaway planned for the same night. Further very "real" announcements regarding the unique Saturday-night event will be made in the coming weeks.

The Thursday Thunder Legends Series presented by Papa John's Pizza continues with Week 9 action on the quarter-mile Thunder Ring this Saturday, July 29, before wrapping up the 2017 season with the Aug. 5 finale.

Grandstand spectator tickets for the affordable, family-friendly racing series cost just $5, with children ages 5 and younger are admitted free. Gates open at 6 p.m., and feature races begin just after 7:30 p.m.

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