1500 Highways 19 & 41 South
Hampton, GA 30228
Phone: (770) 946-4211
Degree of Banking: Turns: 24 degrees
Straightaways: Banking: 5 degrees; Straights: Frontstretch - 1471 feet; Backstretch - 1380 feet.
Grandstand Seating: 124,000
September 2013 Race Winner: #18-Kyle Busch, 135.128mph, started 9th
August 2013 Pole Sitter: #17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 189.688mph, finished 16th
Final March 2010 Pole Sitter: #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr., 192.761, finished 15th
Track Qualifying Record: Geoffrey Bodine, 11/16/1997, 197.478mph
Last Race Won from 1st Starting Position: Kasey Kahne (03/19/2006)
Youngest Pole Winner: Terry Labonte, 3/15/1981 - 24 years, 3 months, 27 days
Oldest Pole Winner: Harry Gant, 11/14/1993 - 53 years, 10 months, 4 days
Pole Winners: 45
Most Races - All Time: Richard Petty, 65
Most Wins - Active Driver: Bobby Labonte, 6; Jeff Gordon, 5
Most Poles - Active Driver: Ryan Newman, 7
Most Top 5s All-Time: 26 - Dale Earnhardt [46 starts]
Most Lead Changes: 45 - Nov 1982
Most Cautions: 11 - 11/1993, 3/8/2009, 3/7/2010
Most Running at the Finish: 41 - 3/20/2006, 3/18/2007, 3/9/2008
Worst Starting Spot to Win: Bobby Labonte, Nov 2001, started 39th
Lead Lap Finishes (All-Time): Dale Earnhardt, 26 in 46 races & Jeff Gordon, 27 in 40 races
Most Laps Led: Cale Yarborough, 3,283 laps led
Most Wins by Manufacturer: 37 - Chevy; 29 - Ford; 9 - Dodge; 3 - Toyota
Races won from starting pos 1: 14 [of 106]
Friday is deadline to renew Atlanta tickets: Atlanta Motor Speedway is reminding fans that Friday, Feb. 28 is the deadline to renew their tickets for the 2014 Labor Day Weekend of NASCAR night racing at AMS. Fans who purchased tickets or camping spaces for last year's race have until Friday to not only lock in their seats for 2014, but also become members of the Atlanta Motor Speedway Insiders Club as well. AMS Insiders Club members receive tickets, AMS gift shop discounts, are able to purchase tickets or camping spaces on a four-payment plan and are also eligible to win exclusive, once in a lifetime race weekend experiences. AMS Insiders Club prizes awarded for last year's AdvoCare 500 NASCAR night race weekend included pace car rides, tours of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series garage, meet & greets with NASCAR drivers and waving the green flag during NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying sessions. Fans can renew their tickets by either calling the Atlanta Motor Speedway ticket office at 877-9-AMS-TIX or they can also renew online.(AMS)(2-27-2014)
Atlanta to sell Labor Day Weekend Tix For $59 Monday Morning as part of Racing Roulette Promotion: Atlanta Motor Speedway will sell 1,000 tickets to the Aug. 31 Labor Day Weekend NASCAR Sprint Cup Series night race for the price of $59 at 9:00am/et on Monday, Feb. 24. The tickets, located near the start/finish line in the lower Champions grandstands are being sold through the Speedway's popular Racing Roulette ticket promotion. The Speedway capped the price at $59 for any winning car number over 60. The price of $59 was set by Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his #88 as he won the Daytona 500 on Feb. 23. The tickets are regularly priced at $99. A limit of two tickets may be purchased per individual at this price. The promotional tickets will be available until the allotment is sold out. The tickets may be purchased in three different ways. Fan can purchase in person at the Atlanta Motor Speedway ticket office, by phone at 877-9-AMS-TIX or online at www.atlantamotorspeedway.com. After the allotment of Racing Roulette tickets have been sold, Atlanta Motor Speedway will sell tickets to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series night race on Labor Day Weekend at a discounted rate through Feb. 25. Fans will be able to purchase tickets at the same price offered to renewal customers with savings up to $20. All fans who purchase tickets will become members of the Atlanta Motor Speedway Insiders Club, enabling them to purchase their tickets on a payment plan and be eligible to win exclusive race weekend fan experiences.(AMS)(2-24-2014)
Atlanta Motor Speedway's Popular "Racing Roulette" Promotion Returns: The ever popular Atlanta Motor Speedway Racing Roulette promotion returns and will offer fans the opportunity to purchase tickets for the 2014 Labor Day Weekend NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race for the price of the winning car number of the 2014 Daytona 500. The Speedway will make 1,000 tickets available for sale near the start/finish line in the lower Champions grandstand for a special promotional price equal to the car number of the Daytona 500 winner. Lower Champions grandstand tickets are regularly priced at $99. If the car number of the Daytona 500 winner is 60 or higher, Atlanta Motor Speedway will offer tickets as part of the promotion for $59, giving fans a $40 savings. Tickets will be limited to two tickets at the promotional price per order. Tickets priced at the winning car number of the 2014 Daytona 500 will go on sale beginning on Monday, Feb. 24 promptly at 9 a.m. and will be available for this exclusive limited time price until the allotment is sold out. If the running of the Daytona 500 is delayed, the offer will also be available beginning the day following the running of the event. For more information on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Labor Day weekend race, contact the Atlanta Motor Speedway Ticket Office at (770) 946-4211, (877) 9-AMS-TIX or visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com.(AMS)(2-23-2014)
Atlanta Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities distributes grants: The Atlanta chapter of Speedway Children's Charities distributed $140,000 in grants to 29 metro Atlanta non-profit and children's charitable organizations on Tuesday, Dec. 3. "The Atlanta Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities continues to grow," said Ginger Moats, the Director of the Atlanta Chapter. "We have significantly increased the amount of grant money we have distributed and increased the number of organizations that have received funds from the charity over last year." Throughout the year, The Atlanta Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities collects donations from area businesses, individuals and through fundraising efforts at Atlanta Motor Speedway and throughout Georgia. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Labor Day weekend serves as a catalyst to the charities' fundraising efforts with more than a dozen events serving as the anchor to the organizations activities. In addition to the monetary donations distributed by the Atlanta Chapter, the charity helped organize more than $70,000 of in-kind donations during the past year. The Charity also hosted Feed the Children in Henry and Spalding Counties that helped feed 800 families for a week, organized the Driving out Hunger Can Drive in Henry County and secured 40,000 pounds of hot dogs from Smithfield Foods that was donated to local area food banks. Volunteers also donated over 2,900 hours of service throughout the year. The mission of Speedway Children's Charities remains true to the ideals it was founded upon in 1982: To care for children in educational, financial, social and medical need in order to help them lead productive lives.(AMS)(12-5-2013)
Cup Champ to help save money on Atlanta pit passes: The 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion will earn fans more than 50% off a Sunday Pre-Race Pit Pass for the Aug. 31, 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Race at Atlanta Motor Speedway with the purchase of an infield or grandstand ticket. With the final race of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this Sunday, fans will have the opportunity to purchase a Sunday Pre-Race Pit Pass for $48 if Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 car, captures the championship while a title by Matt Kenseth behind the wheel of the #20 car, will push the price to $20. A championship by Kevin Harvick, who drives the #29, will earn fans a $29 Pre-Race Pit Pass. Regularly-priced at $100 for a Sunday-only Pre-Race Pit Pass, this extremely limited-time offer will only be available for five days, beginning on Monday, Nov. 18 at 9:00am/et and will run through Friday, Nov. 22 at 5:00pm/et. To take advantage of this offer, fans must purchase a reserved grandstand or infield admission for the event for each discounted Pre-Race Pit Pass they wish to purchase. Those who have already secured their tickets for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Race on Aug. 31 at Atlanta Motor Speedway are also eligible for this special limited time offer. To purchase, fans may visit the Atlanta Motor Speedway ticket office in person or via phone at 770-946-4211. A Pre-Race Pit Pass provides access to pit road until one hour prior to the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Race in addition to stage-front access to driver introductions located on the front-stretch at the start-finish line.(AMS)(11-17-2013)
AMS announces promotion of Dustin Bixby: Atlanta Motor Speedway President and GM Ed Clark has promoted Dustin Bixby to the position of Director of Marketing & Promotion. Bixby replaces Marcy Scott, the long-time Director of Marketing & Promotion at Atlanta Motor Speedway who passed away earlier this month following a courageous battle with cancer. Bixby was previously the Marketing & Promotion Manager at Atlanta Motor Speedway, joining the staff at the Speedway in July after ten seasons with the Gwinnett Gladiators of the ECHL, the Premiere AA Hockey League, where he was most recently the Vice President of New Media Sales and Communications. Bixby is a native of Crofton, Md., and currently resides in McDonough with his wife, Jessica. Bixby will lead Atlanta Motor Speedway's marketing and promotion efforts for all Atlanta Motor Speedway events, ranging from the Labor Day Weekend of NASCAR night racing and the Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama to Thursday Thunder and Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine.(AMS)(11-15-2013)
Atlanta Labor Day Tickets On Sale Friday, Oct. 4: Tickets for Atlanta Motor Speedway's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Labor Day weekend race Aug. 29 - 31 go on sale Friday, Oct. 4 at 9:00am/et. The weekend schedule includes NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying on Friday, Aug. 29 and the 300-mile NASCAR Nationwide Series race on Saturday, Aug. 30. The weekend concludes with the 500-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday, Aug. 31. The complete schedule of events for the 2014 Labor Day race weekend will be announced at a later date. In addition to grandstand tickets, camping, pre-race passes, reserved parking as well as individual suite seats will also be available beginning on Friday, Oct. 4 at 9 a.m. Tickets may be purchased at the Atlanta Motor Speedway ticket office, online at www.atlantamotorspeedway.com, by phone at 877-9-AMS-TIX and at all Atlanta area Ticketmaster locations. Atlanta Motor Speedway is once again making available interest free payment plans for all fans that purchase their tickets by Feb. 28, 2014. Place a 25 percent deposit of the total ticket purchase price and then pay the remaining balance in three equal payments on April 1, May 15 and July 1. All fans that purchase tickets to attend the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race before Feb. 28, 2014 automatically become members of the AMS Insider's Club and are eligible to receive exclusive experiences race weekend. Winners will be selected for Insider's Experiences beginning in March of 2014. Historically, as the second-to-last race before the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship, Atlanta Motor Speedway figures to play a pivotal role as drivers battle for wins, points, and position before the ten-race playoff begins. In past years, a driver's finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Labor Day weekend can make or break a season. Kyle Bush was the winner of the AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sept. 1, 2013. For more information, visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com or call the AMS Ticket Office at (877) 9-AMS-TIX or (770) 946-4211.(AMS)(10-3-2013)
Atlanta Motor Speedway Changes Smoking Policy: Atlanta Motor Speedway officials announced that all grandstand and suite seating areas at the facility will be smoke free for events beginning in 2014, including the annual NASCAR Labor Day race weekend. Smoking will still be permitted in designated areas on the concourse levels in each grandstand and within the outdoor areas including the infield and fan zone. Atlanta Motor Speedway has designated smoke free areas for this weekend's events in Section 113 of the Petty Grandstand, Section 48 of the Elliott Grandstand and the entire Winners Grandstand. The announcement was made in order to notify fans of the change as tickets go on sale for the 2014 Labor Day NASCAR weekend(AMS).(9-4-2013)
Fans Can Experience More Than Just Racing at AMS: Three nights of exciting night racing highlight the AdvoCare 500 Labor Day race weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, but there are more activities and events leading up to the race for fans to experience as part of the Biggest Labor Day Party in the USA. Among the activities beyond the race include the Reed Sorensen Charity Golf Classic at Crystal Lake Golf Club in Hampton on Thursday, August 29th. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and golfers tee off with a shotgun start at 10:00 a.m. Fans will have the opportunity to interact with over a half dozen NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide series drivers who have volunteered to participate in the tournament to benefit Speedway Children's Charities.
The first NASCAR Hauler Parade in conjunction with the AdvoCare 500 will be held by the City of Hampton on Thursday, August 29th at 7 p.m. The parade will begin on Speedway Boulevard outside of Atlanta Motor Speedway and will continue through downtown Hampton. In addition, the City of Hampton will recognize Fayetteville resident and the 1960 NASCAR Grand National Series Champion Rex White at 4:30 p.m. as part of Hampton's Speed Lane dedication.
The NRA David Ragan Shootout will take place on Friday, August 30th at Cherokee Rose Sporting Resort. Registration begins at 10 a.m. followed by a meet & greet with participating drivers while on-course shooting will begin at 11 a.m. The Shootout benefits Speedway Children's Charities and the awards presentation will take place at 2 p.m.
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.
Fans can take home a piece of NASCAR history or get the ride of a life time as part of the Speedway Children's Charities memorabilia auction on Sunday. The auction begins at 12:30 p.m. in the Bruton Smith Park located in front of the Speedway and includes a plethora of NASCAR memorabilia as well as rides with NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers that will take place during introductions prior to the AdvoCare 500.
Country Music fans will not want to miss the Fast Cars and Guitars pre-race concert featuring Georgia native Billy Currington presented by Bad Boy Buggies. The performance starts at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 1 and stagefront access is $49 - and includes stagefront access to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Driver introductions.
Plus, fans can check out the Fan Zone with interactive NASCAR displays, sponsors and souvenir stands or check out the Coca-Cola Fan Stage throughout the weekend with performances and entertaining acts. Or fans can spend time with family and friends camping and tailgating on the grounds of Atlanta Motor Speedway. All these events along with three great races help make the AdvoCare 500 race weekend the Biggest Labor Day Party in the USA.
NASCAR night racing returns to Atlanta Motor Speedway on Labor Day Weekend for the AdvoCare 500 race weekend. Tickets are on sale now and adult tickets start at $39. Student tickets cost just $19. Other specials are available while supplies last. For more information, visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com or call the AMS Ticket Office at (877) 9-AMS-TIX or (770) 946-4211.(AMS)(8-27-2013)
Campgrounds at Atlanta Motor Speedway Open Saturday August 24th: With the AdvoCare 500 weekend still over a week away, campers will begin emerging this week in preparation for this Saturday's campground openings at Atlanta Motor Speedway which begin at 8:00am/et. Unreserved RV camping spots located off Speedway Boulevard are $60 and can be purchased at the entrance to the campgrounds on a first-come-first-served basis. Spaces in the unreserved Tent and Pop Up Camping surrounding the lake near turn 4 is $100 and can also be purchased upon arrival. Reserved camping credentials and tow-passes can be purchased at the Atlanta Motor Speedway ticket office and all vehicles must have camping credentials or a tow pass to enter campgrounds. Campers are also reminded that a minimum of two AdvoCare 500 tickets must be presented to enter campgrounds. Tickets will be available for purchase at the ticket office for campers who have not yet secured their race tickets. NASCAR night racing returns to Atlanta Motor Speedway on Labor Day Weekend for the AdvoCare 500 race weekend. Tickets are on sale now and adult tickets start at $39. Student tickets cost just $19. Other specials are available while supplies last. For more information, visit atlantamotorspeedway.com or call the AMS Ticket Office at (877) 9-AMS-TIX or (770) 946-4211.(AMS)(8-22-2013)
Fan Friendly Hotel Options For Race Fans at AMS: Atlanta Motor Speedway, through a partnership with local hotels, reminds fans of the Speedway's fan friendly hotels for race fans seeking lodging options for the AdvoCare 500 NASCAR night race weekend Aug. 30 - Sept. 1, 2013 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. These hotels have partnered with Atlanta Motor Speedway to offer fans lodging options with affordable rates while they are at the Speedway on Labor Day Weekend. Each of these hotels agree not to require fans to stay multiple nights while also offering fans nightly rates of no more than $119 per night. A complete listing of Atlanta Motor Speedway's fan friendly hotels in available by visiting atlantamotorspeedway.com.(AMS)(8-22-2013)
AMS Ticket Office Hours Extended: The "Biggest Labor Day Party in the USA" is fast approaching with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500 and the NASCAR Nationwide Series Great Clips / Grit Chips 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway August 30 to September 1. To better server customers purchasing event tickets and camping spaces, the Atlanta Motor Speedway ticket office has extended ticket office hours through the AdvoCare 500 on Sunday, September 1. The extended ticket office hours are: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. During race weekend, the ticket office will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. Great Ticket Options Still Available and Fan Experience Upgrades, For more information, visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com or call the AMS Ticket Office at (877) 9-AMS-TIX or (770) 946-4211.(AMS)(8-20-2013)
Fans Have Until August 5th to Take Advantage of Ticket Specials at Atlanta: Fans have until Monday, August 5th to take advantage of ticket specials for the AdvoCare 500 NASCAR night race weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Offers include a free Sunday pre-race pit pass in addition to being able to purchase two front stretch tickets for $99. For just $149, fans can get an Upper Champions grandstands ticket for both the NASCAR Nationwide Series Great Clips/Grit Chip 300 and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500. A Sunday pre-race pit pass is also included, providing a savings of more than $100 per ticket. The 2 for $99 special includes two lower front stretch tickets to the AdvoCare 500 for $99. The tickets are located in the Petty and Winners grandstands. Fans purchasing five tickets in the upper or lower Earnhardt grandstands for the AdvoCare 500 will receive a sixth ticket for free. The weekend upgrade package adds general admission tickets for just $35 to both the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying on Friday, August 30 and the NASCAR Nationwide Series Great Clip/Grit Chips 300 on Saturday, August 31. The High Speed Hospitality upgrade for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500 adds a ticket to the infield hospitality tent, a guided pit tour as well as food and beverage for $60. NASCAR night racing returns to Atlanta Motor Speedway on Labor Day Weekend for the AdvoCare 500 race weekend. Tickets are on sale now and adult tickets start at $39. Student tickets cost just $19. Other specials are available while supplies last. For more information, visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com or call the AMS Ticket Office at (877) 9-AMS-TIX or (770) 946-4211.(AMS)(7-30-2013)
Atlanta names Marketing and Promotion Manager: Dustin Bixby has joined Atlanta Motor Speedway as the track's Marketing and Promotion Manager. A native of a Crofton, Md., Bixby comes to AMS after spending the past 10 years with the Gwinnett Gladiators of the ECHL, the Premiere AA Hockey League, where he was most recently the Vice President of New Media Sales and Communications. Bixby will play an integral role in all marketing and promotional efforts at Atlanta Motor Speedway, ranging from the AdvoCare 500 NASCAR weekend and the Aug. 10 Global Rallycross Atlanta event to grassroots racing series at the Speedway such as Thursday Thunder and Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine. During his time with the Gladiators, Bixby oversaw the team's broadcasting and media relations department in addition to managing the team's new media and online sales efforts. He was named the ECHL's Media Relations Director of The Year for the 2006-2007 season. A 2001 graduate of the University of Delaware, Dustin and his wife Jessica reside in Lawrenceville.(AMS)(7-21-2013)
Limited camping spaces available at Atlanta: Atlanta Motor Speedway is encouraging fans to take advantage of a very limited number of reserved camping spaces and secure their camp sites for the AdvoCare 500 weekend Aug. 30- Sept. 1. Spaces are still available in several campgrounds on Speedway property for Labor Day Weekend for RV, tent and pop-up units, including a small quantity of spots in the Speedway's infield. Fans are encouraged to act fast and reserve their camping spots now and take advantage of the opportunity to experience a weekend of NASCAR night racing on one of racing's most exciting tracks. Trackside RV spaces are also available for race weekend. These spaces, which overlook the Speedway from either turn one or the backstretch, are the only currently available spaces on track property during race weekend offering complete water, electrical and sewer hook-ups. Spaces come with ten admission tickets and pre-race pit passes for each day of racing. Reserved camping spaces outside the Speedway start as low as $100.(AMS)(7-11-2013)
Speedway Motorsports sees revenues, ticket sales decelerate: The numbers don't lie. Speedway Motorsports Inc., parent company of Las Vegas Motor Speedway, has watched revenues, including ticket sales, drop annually for five years. Race event-related revenue at Speedway Motorsports' eight NASCAR tracks has also dropped each year for the past five years except 2011. The venues staging NASCAR races are in markets such as Las Vegas, Atlanta, Charlotte, San Francisco and Dallas. For the first quarter of this year, Concord, N.C.-based Speedway Motorsports continued to show sluggish revenue results. Total revenues for the first three months of 2013 were $84.2 million, compared to $84.8 million for the same three-month period in 2012. At the Speedway Motorsports tracks, admissions revenues dropped from $188 million in 2008 to $116 million in 2012. Event-related revenue also dropped, falling from $211 million in 2008 to $151 million in 2012. In all, total Speedway Motorsports annual revenues have plummeted from nearly $611 million in 2008 to $490 million in 2012. The one revenue category that saw an uptick was in NASCAR broadcasting rights revenue, which increased from $168 million in 2008 to $192 million in 2012. That's because an eight-year NASCAR broadcasting rights deal provides annual 3 percent increases through 2014, so Speedway Motorsports expects $199 million in 2013. At Speedway Motorsports' eight NASCAR tracks, total permanent seating is about 900,000, with 832 luxury suites. Las Vegas Motor Speedway has 123,000 seats and 102 suites, and sits on 1,030 acres. Speedway Motorsports has discovered that many fans are buying tickets closer to race dates, so the company has increased promotional campaigns to motivate fans to buy tickets earlier and renew season ticket deals.(Las Vegas Review Journal)(7-1-2013)
Atlanta gets official ice cream: Atlanta-based Jake's Ice Cream has been named the official ice cream of Atlanta Motor Speedway. The agreement is for three years. Jake's Ice Cream will be sold at Atlanta Motor Speedway during the AdvoCare 500 NASCAR night race weekend Aug. 30 - Sept. 1. It will also be sold during the Thursday Thunder summer racing series and the Speedway's drag racing series, Friday Night Drags & Show-N-Shine. Founded in 1999, Jake's Ice Cream's headquarters is located inside the Irwin Street Market in the Old Fourth Ward in Atlanta, Georgia. It's products are sold in The Downtown W Hotel, numerous restaurants and in their own shop. With over 200 flavors currently in rotation, Jake's is known for their unusual flavor names and over the top flavors like Chocolate Slap Yo Mama, Brown Shugah Vanilla and Key Lime Piescream.(AMS)(6-24-2013)
Ticket buyers can get access to autograph session at Atlanta: As part of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500 on Sunday, Sept. 1, Atlanta Motor Speedway is providing select fans with the opportunity to gain access to an autograph session with five NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers at the track during race weekend. Fans who purchase tickets to the AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway before Monday, July 8 will be entered to be selected to attend the autograph session with NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Jeff Gordon, Kasey Kahne, Danica Patrick, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. and Martin Truex, Jr. The autograph session will be held at the speedway on the afternoon of Saturday, Aug. 31. By random draw, 50 accounts that have purchased tickets prior to July 8 will be selected and notified after July 9. Those selected will be allowed to bring one guest to the autograph session. Those who have already purchased AdvoCare 500 tickets are automatically eligible for selection.(AMS)(6-23-2013)
Great Clips / Grit Chips sponsoring Atlanta Nationwide race: Great Clips, the world's largest salon brand, along with Jeff Foxworthy's Grit Chips, one of the world's most innovative "corn chip" brands on the market, will jointly sponsor the NASCAR Nationwide Series race on Aug. 31 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The night race event will be named the Great Clips / Grit Chips 300. The Great Clips / Grit Chips 300 will feature 195 laps on Atlanta Motor Speedway's 1.54-mile quad-oval. Only nine 2013 Nationwide Series events will remain following the Atlanta race, making the Great Clips / Grit Chips 300 a critical event for drivers racing for a Nationwide Series championship. Great Clips will for a third time offer two free tickets to the race with the purchase of a full-price haircut at participating salons in the Atlanta, greater Georgia and other surrounding areas while supplies last.(AMS)(6-18-2013)
Atlanta Motor Speedway Announces Henry County Week, June 17-23: As a way to say thank you to the residents in its home county, Atlanta Motor Speedway will celebrate "Henry County Week" June 17-23, allowing county residents and businesses to purchase NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500 tickets for 25% off. Any regularly-priced reserved grandstand ticket to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500 on Sunday, Sept. 1 will be available to Henry County residents during the week of June 17 at the 25% discount. This discount cannot be combined with any other ticket special. Those purchasing tickets will be asked to provide a Henry County mailing address for verification of residency. Henry County residents looking to take advantage of this limited-time offer may contact the AMS Ticket Office at (877) 9-AMS-TIX or (770) 946-4211. Customers may also purchase online at any time by visiting www.atlantamotorspeedway.com.(AMS)(6-16-2013)
AMS & SCC donate meats to Henry County Food Pantry: The Atlanta Motor Speedway chapter of Speedway Children's Charities has teamed up with Smithfield Foods to donate 320,000 hot dogs. The donation was hosted by Helping In His Name Food Pantry of Henry County. Smithfield's donation of Gwaltney-brand hot dogs, totaling over 40,000 pounds of protein, will be distributed to needy families and other food pantries in the Henry County area through Helping In His Name Ministries, located in Stockbridge. If lined end-to-end, all 320,000 of those hot dogs would make just over 19 laps around the Atlanta Motor Speedway's 1.54-mile racing surface. This donation was part of Smithfield's Helping Hungry Homes tour, the company's coast-to-coast effort to help families and individuals become more food secure. By way of this program, Smithfield has partnered with charities like SCC to deliver more than 25.4 million servings of protein to food-assistance groups across the country. AdvoCare 500 tickets are on sale now and adult tickets start at just $39. Student tickets cost just $19. Other specials are available while they last. For more information, visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com or call the AMS Ticket Office at (877) 9-AMS-TIX or (770) 946-4211.(AMS)(6-7-2013)
Atlanta ticket buyers eligible for garage tour: Atlanta Motor Speedway is giving fans a chance to enjoy the ultimate race experience during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500 race weekend, Aug. 30-Sept. 1. Any customer who purchases AdvoCare 500 tickets prior to Sunday, July 7 will be eligible to be randomly selected for an upgrade to receive a garage tour during race weekend. Over 300 people will have the opportunity to receive a special behind-the-scenes Sprint Cup garage tour. Two tours will take place on Friday Aug. 30 prior to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying, with three others taking place on Sunday, Sept. 1 prior to the AdvoCare 500. Winners will be contacted the week of July 8 to determine their date and time for their guided tour.(AMS)(6-4-2013)
Stay the Entire Weekend and Camp at AMS: For the upcoming NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500 weekend, many race fans will flock to Atlanta Motor Speedway to fulfill their need for speed on the historic 1.54-mile speedway. But AMS wants its customers to take in more than just the race, and the perfect way to do that is with an array of camping options available for the Labor Day weekend date, Aug. 30-Sept. 1. AMS knows that campers come with many different situations and needs, whether it is a RV requiring full hook-ups, pop-up units or classic tent camping, the near 900-acres of property at the speedway will offer a fit for each person. A limited-number of infield camping spaces is currently available. Join fellow die-hard race fans in getting the full race weekend experience from inside the track. All practices, qualifying and race action can be viewed from your infield position, as well as socialize with your camping neighbors. Outside campgrounds open on Saturday, Aug. 24 at 8:00 a.m. allowing campers to enjoy the entire race week and build-up to race weekend for an affordable price. Infield and trackside camping will open on Thursday, Aug. 29 at 2:00 p.m. See a complete list of camping options and ticket options at atlantamotorspeedway.com.(AMS)(5-21-2013)
Atlanta Offering Buy One, Get one Frontstretch Seats for one week: For one week only, Atlanta Motor Speedway is making an unbelievable discount offer available to fans for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500 on Sunday, Sept. 1. Starting Sunday, May 5 at 6:00pm/et, race fans can purchase buy one, get one Lower Champions Grandstand seats located at the start/finish line. This offer represents at 50 percent discount off the normal value, allowing purchasers to get two fronstretch tickets for only $99. This promotion is only available while supplies last for up to one week, and will end at 11:59 pm/et on Sunday, May 12. Tickets available for the special promotion are in limited supply, and fans are strongly encouraged to act quickly before supplies run out. One of the best areas to watch the race from at AMS, start/finish line seats in the Lower Champions Grandstand allow fans to have an amazing view of the 1.54-mile facility. A clear look at the pits will give fans the chance to watch pit strategy unfold before their eyes, with many races often won or lost in the pits. AdvoCare 500 tickets are on sale now and adult tickets start at just $39. Student tickets cost just $19. Other specials are available while they last. For more information, visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com or call the AMS Ticket Office at (877) 9-AMS-TIX or (770) 946-4211.(AMS)(5-6-2013)
"Drive the Track Day" on Saturday, April 27 at Atlanta: Fans looking to gain access not normally afforded to the casual customer can do so when they take their own vehicle on the famed high banks of the 1.54-mile speedway, as well as enjoy a full Legends racing program, on Saturday, April 27 as part of the speedway's "Drive the Track Day." Beginning at 10:00 am, those that have purchased a ticket to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500 on Sunday, Sept. 1 will be able to take a few hot laps around the speedway. Tickets will be available for purchase at the AMS Ticket Office, and those that have already purchased their AdvoCare 500 ticket can stop by the Ticket Office to pick up their pass to ride the track. A $30 donation to the Atlanta chapter of Speedway Children's Charities will also grant access to the on-track portion of the day. To learn more about Atlanta Motor Speedway's "Drive the Track Day," and for more information on AdvoCare 500 tickets, starting at just $39, visit atlantamotorspeedway.com or call the AMS Ticket Office at (877) 9-AMS-TIX or (770) 946-4211.(AMS)(4-23-2103)
Atlanta announces new public hospitality ticket upgrade: Already one of the few tracks in NASCAR to offer a tent-covered, pre-race gathering for race fans inside the track, Atlanta Motor Speedway is presenting customers the opportunity to gain even more access and amenities in 2013 with the announcement of the High Speed Hospitality ticket upgrade for ticket holders of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500, Sunday, Sept. 1 at AMS. For only $60 per person, the AdvoCare 500 hospitality upgrade gives purchasers an infield hospitality package which includes a pit tour prior to the race, food and beverage, entertainment by a live DJ and a cash bar. Menu items for the afternoon include hot dogs, sirloin burgers, fried chicken, coleslaw, potato salad, corn on the cob, peach pie, iced tea and lemonade. Spectator gates for the AdvoCare 500 will open at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 1, and the hospitality tent will open at 3:00 p.m. Pit tours will be offered from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., with the hospitality tent closing at 8:00 p.m., just following the green flag of the AdvoCare 500.(AMS)(4-4-2013)
Save Some Green with Atlanta Motor Speedway: To celebrate the upcoming St. Patrick's Day holiday, Atlanta Motor Speedway is rolling out a new and limited-time offer for race fans looking to save some green while watching their favorite NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stars at the AdvoCare 500, Sunday, Sept. 1. Matching the car number of Sprint Cup Series rookie Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., the most recent NASCAR Nationwide Series race winner at the speedway, AMS is giving a $17 discount on AdvoCare 500 tickets located in rows 13-26 of the Winners Grandstand, as well as in row 16-32 of the Petty Grandstand. Both of these grandstands are located on the speedway's fronstretch, offering great viewing opportunities of the entire speedway and pit road. This special discount will only be available now through 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19.(AMS)(3-8-2013)
Atlanta Motor Speedway NASCAR Tickets On Sale Monday, Feb. 18: In an SMI Fans First initiative, fans who wish to attend the AdvoCare 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway can reserve their seats for only 25% down when tickets go on sale Monday, Feb. 18 at 9:00 a.m. Atlanta Motor Speedway is committed to helping fans by offering a payment plan in which fans put 25% down upon purchase and then split the remaining balance over three equal installments over the course of the spring and summer. Fans also have two new incentives to purchase early. AMS is offering two new programs for any fan that purchases their tickets before 5:00 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25.
The first incentive is the customer will gain instant access into the AMS Insiders Club. This will be the last remaining opportunity to join this exclusive group in 2013. As an AMS Insider, fans receive their choice of a ticket discount or a coupon for 20% off their first AMS merchandise purchase, an AMS Insiders Club lanyard with each Sunday ticket purchased and the opportunity to win race weekend prizes not available for the general public to purchase. Early ticket-buyers also get to take advantage of renewal pricing, a discounted rate from the regular price of the ticket. Fans are encouraged to visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com/events/insiders for the discounted renewal pricing.
The second incentive is the opportunity to gain stagefront access to a Friday, Aug. 30 question-and-answer session with defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski. A new event for 2013, any Friday ticket purchased by the above date will gain an exclusive pass to be front and center for the Q&A session, featuring Keselowski and other NASCAR celebrities. Stagefront access will not be available once the above deadline passes. All of Atlanta Motor Speedway's Labor Day weekend ticket specials, including the two Sunday frontstretch seats for $99, can be explored at www.atlantamotorspeedway.com or by calling the AMS Ticket Office at (877) 9-AMS-TIX or at (770) 946-4211.(AMS)(2-18-2013)
Brad Keselowski headlines Friday Q&A session at Atlanta: Fans looking to purchase their Friday, Aug. 30 tickets for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series festivities at Atlanta Motor Speedway have an added incentive, as they can earn stagefront access to a question-and-answer session with defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski. The Q&A session is a new event added in 2013 to the AdvoCare 500 weekend. Any ticket sold by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25 will gain an exclusive pass to be front-and-center for the Q&A session, featuring Keselowski and other NASCAR celebrities. Friday night's schedule includes NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying for Sunday's AdvoCare 500 at 6:40 p.m., the driver question-and-answer session at 8:00 p.m., followed by the AMS debut of Sprint Car racing with the United Sprint Car Series taking on the quarter-mile "Thunder Ring" on the frontstretch at 9:00 p.m. The above is in addition to a full day of practice sessions for both the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and the USCS.(AMS)(2-7-2013)
TMS, CMS intend to bid for X Games: Texas Motor Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway have signed letters of intent to bid on becoming a host venue for ESPN's X Games beginning in 2014. TMS, which is located in Fort Worth, and CMS, which is located in Concord, N.C., are owned by parent company Speedway Motorsports Inc. Atlanta Motor Speedway, another SMI track, is part of an overall bid by the Atlanta Sports Council. Mike Zizzo, vice president of media relations at TMS, said X Games officials are traveling to TMS at the end of the month to evaluate the facility. TMS officials say they are interested in a three-year hosting period for the summer edition of the X Games. The summer event requires venues that can accommodate courses ranging from rally car and motocross to skateboarding and BMX competition. The four-day event traditionally attracts between 80,000 and 100,000 spectators. TMS is one of 13 locations bidding for the summer X Games, including two others in Texas: Austin's Circuit of the Americas Formula One road course and the Houston Sports Authority, representing Harris County.(ESPN)(1-18-2013)
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