For the fourth consecutive year, Atlanta Motor Speedway will host the biggest Labor Day party in the USA with the running of the 53rd annual AdvoCare 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series night race on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012.

The 2012 AdvoCare 500 will be a part of NASCAR's yearly stop at the historic 1.54-mile speedway on Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31-Sept. 2, 2012. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will race 200 miles on Friday night, Aug. 31, while the NASCAR Nationwide Series will battle under the lights for 300 miles on Saturday, Sept. 1.

"We eagerly anticipate the return of three nights of NASCAR racing under the lights here at Atlanta Motor Speedway," said AMS President and General Manager Ed Clark. "We will once again host our passionate fans as they celebrate the biggest Labor Day party in the USA, and we'll be adding many activities throughout the weekend for everyone to enjoy and participate in."

In addition to the AMS NASCAR schedule, the popular Thursday Thunder Legends racing series will return for eight weeks of action on the quarter-mile "Thunder Ring." The series will run June 7-July 26, with a special Wednesday, July 4 race that will include fireworks.

The sixth season of Friday Night Drags & MCR Safety Show-N-Shine will begin with an April 27 event and will take place on Fridays through Aug. 17. There will be no racing on May 25. The series will resume for two season-concluding dates on Sept. 14-Sept. 21.

For ticket information and a complete listing of 2012 racing schedules at Atlanta Motor Speedway, call the AMS Ticket Office at (877) 9-AMS-TIX, (770) 946-4211 or visit