1500 Highways 19 & 41 South
Hampton, GA 30228
Phone: (770) 946-4211
Track/Race Length: 1.54 mile quad oval, 325 laps, 500.5 miles
Degree of Banking: Turns: 24 degrees; Straightaways: 5 degrees
Straights: Front stretch - 2332 feet; Backstretch - 1800 feet
Pit Road Speed: 45mph
Pace Car Speed: 55mph
Grandstand Seating: 75,000 [was 92,000, 98,000 and 124,000]
August 2014 Race Winner: #5-Kasey Kahne, 131.514mph, started 9th
August 2014 Pole Winner: #4-Kevin Harvick, 190.398mph, finished 19th
Final March 2010 Pole Winner: #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: 38 - Chevy; 29 - Ford; 9 - Dodge; 3 - Toyota
Races won from starting pos 1: 14 [of 107]
Folds Of Honor and QuikTrip named Atlanta race sponsor: QuikTrip, along with the nonprofit organization Folds of Honor, have been named the title sponsors of the March 1, 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The event will be named the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500. "I have had a love for speed my entire life. To combine the speed of NASCAR with the powerful, life-changing force of Folds of Honor is simply beyond my wildest dreams," said Major Dan Rooney, founder of Folds of Honor. "Thank you to QuikTrip for being a long-term partner to Folds of Honor and for fueling the future of our military families." Based in Owasso, Oklahoma, Folds of Honor is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2007 that provides educational scholarships and assistance to families of military men and women who have been killed or disabled while serving our country. Assistance helps support private education tuition and tutoring for children in grades K-12, as well as higher educational tuition assistance for spouses and children. Since its founding in 2007, the organization is proud to have awarded over 7,500 scholarships, including more than 2,000 in 2014. The Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 will cap three days of thrilling racing action on Sunday, March 1. The weekend begins Friday, Feb. 27 with Sprint Cup Series qualifying. A rare doubleheader on Saturday, Feb. 28 will feature back-to-back Camping World Truck Series and Xfinity Series races. The Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 is the second race of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season and will provide drivers an early-season opportunity to secure a win and qualify for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.(AMS)(12-15-2014)
Atlanta removing 17,000 seats, Charlotte 41,000 UPDATE: Atlanta Motor Speedway's parent company, Speedway Motorsports, Inc., announced Tuesday that they will remove 17,000 seats from the track's grandstands. The company anticipates using those areas for premium hospitality, advertising and other facility purposes. Their sister track, Charlotte Motor Speedway, is losing 41,000 seats.(wgxa.tv), see image of the CMS construction at Slugger Labbe's Twitter.(12-10-2014)
UPDATE: Alterations announced this week are in line with a trend of tracks removing seats. Charlotte, after removing 41,000 seats this winter, will be down to permanent seating of 89,000 in 2015, a startlingly low capacity considering its location in NASCAR's epicenter. But it's par for the course. Atlanta is removing 17,000 seats to get down to 75,000; Dover is removing 17,500 seats to get down to 95,500; and Daytona is removing its backstretch grandstands of 46,500 next spring to go to 101,500 seats. Other tracks on the circuit have made similar changes.
At its peak in 2007, International Speedway Corp.'s 12 major tracks had 1.1 million grandstand seats (not including suites). After the Daytona renovation, ISC will be down 30 percent to approximately 761,000 seats.
In 2013 alone, the following ISC tracks cut seats: Talladega (from 108,000 to 78,000), Richmond (91,000 to 71,000), Chicagoland (69,000 to 55,500), Michigan (84,000 to 71,000), California (81,000 to 68,000), Darlington (60,000 to 58,000) and Homestead (56,000 to 46,000). Any additional cuts likely will be revealed when its annual report comes out in January.
With the current Charlotte and Atlanta reductions, Speedway Motorsports has cut 101,000 seats (12 percent) across seven of its tracks since 2009, although it added 38,000 at Kentucky when it moved a Cup race to that track. SMI, which includes suites in its capacity estimates, cut capacity in 2013 at Atlanta (from 98,000 to 92,000), Bristol (158,000 to 153,000) and New Hampshire (96,000 to 95,000).
Dover listed 135,000 seats in 2009, so its reduction in recent years is 29 percent. At one point, it reduced 20,000 seats by replacing the current seats with wider ones for more fan comfort, a move done by many racetracks. Indianapolis and Pocono, privately owned, do not have to report their capacities, but Indianapolis also has removed seats.(see full article at the Sporting News)(12-11-2014)
Atlanta Motor Speedway Offering Free Fourth Ticket With Purchase Of Any 3: In celebration of Kevin Harvick's 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship win, Atlanta Motor Speedway is offering a free fourth ticket with the purchase of any three reserved grandstand tickets for the Sunday, March 1 Sprint Cup Series race. Tickets may be purchased at www.atlantamotorspeedway.com, Ticketmaster or at the Atlanta Motor Speedway ticket office. This extremely limited-time offer will only be available through midnight on Wednesday, Nov. 19. Tickets must be purchased in blocks of four to take advantage of this offer. NASCAR racing returns to Atlanta Motor Speedway Feb. 27-March 1, 2015, including a Camping World Truck Series race and Xfinity Series race doubleheader on Saturday, Feb. 28 and Sprint Cup Series racing action on Sunday, March 1. For more information or to purchase tickets today, contact the Atlanta Motor Speedway ticket office at (770) 946-4211, (877) 9-AMS-TIX or visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com.(AMS)(11-18-2014)
Speedway Children's Charities Donates Life-Saving AED Machine to Henry County Middle School: On Monday, Speedway Children's Charities at Atlanta Motor Speedway, along with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) and AED Brands, donated a life-saving automated external defibrillator (AED) machine to Henry County Middle School in McDonough. "This is the first step in ensuring that all children in Henry County schools are much safer by having this vital piece of equipment added to the tools available to the staff," said Scott Fillmore, executive director of Speedway Children's Charities. "Along with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and the support of partners like AED Brands, we intend to eradicate this problem as quickly as possible." The school was in dire need after their current AED machine recently stopped operating. The brand-new unit was presented to Henry County Middle School principal Dr. Kimberly Anderson, school nurse Debbie Black and athletic director Troy Baker. "We are thrilled to have this partnership with Speedway Children's Charities and continue our efforts to improve the lives of children in our community," said Laura Turner, community outreach coordinator at CHOA. Speedway Children's Charities Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1982, is committed to raising funds for qualified children's charitable organizations. To date, the Atlanta chapter of Speedway Children's Charities has raised over $1 million for local children. To learn more about Speedway Children's Charities and how to get involved, please visit speedwaycharities.org/atlanta.(AMS)(11-13-2014)
Atlanta Offering Discounted Tickets to Active Military & First Responders for 2015 NASCAR Weekend: In honor of current and former men and women in uniform, Atlanta Motor Speedway will again partner with GovX to offer discounted tickets for members of the military and first responders to events during the 2015 NASCAR weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, scheduled for Feb. 27 to March 1. GovX is an e-commerce portal for active, retired and guard members of the military, in addition to those associated with related government agencies. GovX is partnering with Atlanta Motor Speedway for the second consecutive year to offer tickets for the NASCAR weekend at a discounted rate. Other events and professional sports teams that GovX has partnered with to provide their services include Charlotte Motor Speedway and the Atlanta Braves. Discounted tickets for 2015 NASCAR weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway are available to military who are active, retired or have guard status, in addition to first responders at a rate of up to 25 percent off of the regular price. Discounted tickets can be easily purchased by visiting atlantamotorspeedway.com/GovX and creating a free, online GovX ID.(AMS)(11-11-2014)
Capt. Herb Emory Remembered: There is an empty seat in the back corner of the media center this weekend, an area that is usually filled with booming laughter and lively stories, replaced instead with a single ballcap laid there in memoriam of Capt. Herb Emory. That voice went silent in April when Emory died from a sudden, massive heart attack while assisting victims of a car accident in front of his home. For anyone who has ever lived in Atlanta, Capt. Herb was the voice of drive-time traffic, instructing commuters on backups and delays throughout the city. For race fans everywhere, he was one of the sport's biggest proponents, hosting a weekly racing show on WSB-AM for nearly 20 years. This weekend, Atlanta Motor Speedway officials and NASCAR drivers will be honoring the memory of the great man who gave so much to the sport. Atlanta Motor Speedway has painted a special "Capt. Herb" logo in the corner of the frontstretch ballfield and will honor his vast community service efforts during a pre-race presentation to his widow, Karen Emory.(AMS Pit Notes)(8-31-2014)
Atlanta Motor Speedway NASCAR Race Date Changed to March 1: The 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway will be held on Sunday, March 1st and will be a daytime event. The event weekend will include all three of NASCAR's National touring series with a double header on Saturday that features a 200-mile Camping World Truck Series race and a 250-mile NASCAR Nationwide series race. Sprint Cup Series qualifying will be held Friday afternoon. The Atlanta event date will move from Labor Day Weekend the second weekend of the NASCAR season following the Daytona 500. Atlanta Motor Speedway's 2014 NASCAR weekend includes night racing events this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For more information, visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com or call Atlanta Motor Speedway at or (770) 707-7904.(AMS)(8-26-2014)
Multiple Opportunities For Fans To Upgrade Oral-B USA 500 Tickets: All grandstand tickets can be upgraded to enhance the race day experience of Oral-B USA 500 ticket holders for this weekend's Labor Day Weekend NASCAR events at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Any grandstand ticket can easily be upgraded to include pre-race pit pass access throughout the weekend. A Pre-Race Pit Pass will provide stage front access to the performance by Yacht Rock Revue and all the front stretch activities which include the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver introductions along with a lumberjack competition, sword swallower, a trapeze artist, a motorcycle "Globe of Death" exhibition and the human cannon ball. In addition, pre-race pit pass holders will have the chance to view and photograph the 43 car starting field parked along the front stretch. Access for pre-race pit pass holders will begin at 4pm. A limited number of Sunday only pre-race pit passes are available for $100 while children 12 and under can purchase a half price pre-race pit pass for $50. A weekend pre-race pit pass valid for Friday, Saturday and Sunday is only $125. A grandstand or infield ticket is required for each pre-race pit pass holder. A pre-race pit pass will provide access to the pit area and for no additional cost will also provide stage front access on the track for all the Pre-Race Pit Party activities.
This weekend's visitors can also enjoy NASCAR action from the comfort of an air-conditioned suite. The Elliott Suite, located above the Elliott Grandstand, is the only suite option at the Speedway allowing fans to bring their own food and beverages into a suite. Elliott Suite tickets are $149 per person for the Oral-B USA 500. The Champions Suite provide a view of the racing action overlooking the frontstretch and includes pre-race pit access, food and drink offerings and pre-race pit and stagefront access. Champions Suite tickets are $295 a person for Sunday and $395 for Saturday and Sunday. An all-inclusive race weekend experience will be offered in Club One. All Club One customers can enjoy the race from the rooftop observation deck available only to Club One ticket holders. The inside of Club One is adorned by more than 50 flat-screen televisions to complement its theatre-style seating and high-end food and beverage offerings. Club One tickets are $545 for Sunday and $675 for Saturday and Sunday. Tickets may be upgraded to add suite of pre-race pit pass access by calling the Atlanta Motor Speedway ticket office at 877-9-AMS-TIX or at any ticket booth during race weekend. For more information on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Labor Day weekend of night racing, contact the Atlanta Motor Speedway Ticket Office at (770) 946-4211, (877) 9-AMS-TIX or visit atlantamotorspeedway.com.(AMS)(8-26-2014)
Bill Elliott To Be Inducted Into City of Hampton's Speed Lane: A 16-time winner of NASCAR's Most Popular Driver award and a 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee, Bill Elliott continues to receive accolades for a legendary career behind the wheel of a stock car. Elliott will be inducted into the "Speed Lane" on Aug. 28 in downtown Hampton as the home city of Atlanta Motor Speedway honors the NASCAR legend at 6:00pm/et. At 6:30pm/et, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series transporters will parade through downtown Hampton prior to entering Atlanta Motor Speedway's main tunnel. Elliott, the 1988 NASCAR champion and native of Dawsonville, Ga., has won 44 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events. He rose to fame in 1985 when he captured the "Winston Million," claiming a million-dollar bonus for winning events at Daytona, Talladega and Darlington. Elliott is also the father of Chase Elliott who currently leads the NASCAR Nationwide Series points standings and has won three races this season. 1960 NASCAR champion Rex White, who currently resides in Fayetteville, was the first inductee into the Speed Lane last year. Like Elliott, he's a 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee. White is NASCAR's oldest living series champion. For more information on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Labor Day weekend of night racing, contact the Atlanta Motor Speedway Ticket Office at (770) 946-4211, (877) 9-AMS-TIX or visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com.(AMS)(8-23-2014)
Some possible 2015 Sprint Cup schedule changes UPDATE3: Jim Noble of ESPN/SiriusXM/PRN tweeted Monday evening, "The Southern 500 at Darlington (SC) Raceway will return to its traditional Labor Day weekend date [Sunday, Sept 6th] when NASCAR announces the 2015 Sprint Cup schedule, perhaps as early as this weekend. Atlanta Motor Speedway - which has raced on Labor Day weekend since 2009 - will have its lone Sprint Cup race weekend moved earlier in the season to week #2 - Sunday, March 1, 2015. One other notable change will be the Bristol (TN) spring weekend -- often plagued by weather issues in March, Bristol successfully lobbied for a later date, and will now hold its spring Cup race on Sunday, April 19, 2015."(8-19-2014)
UPDATE According to a source who works inside the sport, the date of the 2015 NASCAR spring Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway will be moved to Sunday, April 19. Due to the unpredictable weather in the Bristol area and lackluster attendance, BMS officials have long lobbied NASCAR for a change away from current date of March 16. Lynsey Wilson, communications manager of Bristol Motor Speedway and Dragway, did not confirm any schedule alteration when reached late Monday. "Conversations are ongoing and once details are finalized, we will release our 2015 plans," said Wilson, who declined further comment. NASCAR officials are expected to officially announce the full 2015 Sprint Cup schedule soon. That announcement could come this weekend during the IRWIN Tools Night Race at BMS. The source also said the Southern 500 Darlington race date will shift back to its traditional Labor Day weekend while the Atlanta race will move to the second week of the season on March 1. During an Aug. 5 interview, BMS general manager Jerry Caldwell expressed his desire for a switch in the spring race date. There was no statement from Helton on Monday night and Caldwell did not comment.(Bristol Herald Courier)
UPDATE2: Two sources well connected with NASCAR confirmed the news Tuesday to the Morning News but did not want to be identified. Darlington Raceway president Chip Wile said Tuesday the track "doesn't respond to rumors."(Morning News)(8-20-2014)
UPDATE3: NASCAR will move the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway back to its traditional Labor Day weekend date starting in 2015. Bruton Smith, chairman of Speedway Motorsports Inc., confirmed Friday that he has given up the Labor Day weekend date at Atlanta Motor Speedway and will move the Atlanta race to March. Bristol Motor Speedway will get Darlington's mid-April date. "We gave up that Labor Day event and switched that - it's going back to Darlington," Smith said Friday. The last Southern 500 at Darlington was in 2003, ending a tradition that had started in 1950. NASCAR and Darlington's parent company, International Speedway Corp., moved the race to California Speedway in 2004, and then to Atlanta in 2010. Smith said cold weather has plagued the Bristol events in March, and rain has been fairly common at Bristol on that weekend. He said the average temperature in mid-April at Bristol is the mid-70s and it is warmer in Atlanta in March.(Sporting News) AND Smith said the All-Star race would remain at Charlotte Motor Speedway and he wouldn't be willing to change the event's date. He also said he felt the Sprint Cup season finale should return to Atlanta where it was held for more than a decade.(RacinToday)(8-23-2014)
First Campers Have Arrived For Atlanta Race Weekend: The first campers have arrived for the Oral-B USA 500 weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, nine days before NASCAR Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series haulers enter the Speedway for the event. All of the Speedway's exterior campgrounds open Saturday, Aug. 23 for both tent and RV units. Infield and trackside terrace spaces open to guests on Thursday, Aug. 28 at 2 p.m. A limited number of camping spaces in all campgrounds are available for the Labor Day Weekend of NASCAR night racing for visitors with either tent camping or RV units. In addition to coveted spaces in Atlanta Motor Speedway's infield, campground spots outside the track within easy walking distance to Atlanta Motor Speedway's Fan Zone and Grandstands are also available. Tent camping starts at $100 for both unreserved and reserved spaces outside the track. Unreserved RV spaces begin at $60 while a reserved RV space for the Labor Day race weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway is $100. The only remaining camping spaces with complete water, power and electrical hook ups are in Trackside Terrace. These spaces, which come with 10 admission tickets for each day of race weekend, provide a prime view of Atlanta Motor Speedway from either the backstretch or overlooking turn one. Complete information on all of Atlanta Motor Speedway's camping options for Labor Day Weekend is available by calling (770) 946-4211. For more information on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Labor Day weekend of night racing, contact the Atlanta Motor Speedway Ticket Office at (770) 946-4211, (877) 9-AMS-TIX or visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com.(AMS)(8-21-2014)
Acts added to the Pre-Race Pit Party at Atlanta: What do a trapeze artist, motorcycle "Globe of Death," BMX stunt team, lumberjack competition, human cannonball and a sword swallower along with Atlanta's most popular party band have in common? They are all part of the Pre-Race Pit Party for Oral-B USA 500 on Aug. 31. A Pre-Race Pit Pass will provide stage front access to the performance by Yacht Rock Revue and all the front stretch activities which also include the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver introductions. In addition, pre-race pit pass holders will have the chance to view and photograph the 43 car starting field parked along the front stretch. Access for pre-race pit pass holders will begin at 4:00pm/et. A limited number of Sunday only pre-race pit passes are available for $100 while kids 12 and under can get a pre-race pit pass for $50. A weekend pre-race pit pass valid for Friday, Saturday and Sunday is only $125. A grandstand or infield ticket is required for each pre-race pit pass holder. A pre-race pit pass will provide access to the pit area and for no additional cost will also provide stage front access on the track for all the Pre-Race Pit Party activities.(AMS)(8-16-2014)
Atlanta Motor Speedway Media Center Renamed In Memory Of Marcy Scott: Atlanta Motor Speedway has announced that the infield media center has been named in memory of Marcy Scott, the track's late Director of Marketing & Promotion. The building will be known as the Marcy Scott Media Center. Scott was the Director of Marketing & Promotion for Atlanta Motor Speedway from 2005 until she passed away last November following a lengthy and courageous fight with cancer. She was also the fourth quarter recipient of the NMPA's 2013 Spirit Award. "I cannot think of anything more fitting to name in Marcy's honor than the Atlanta Motor Speedway media center," Atlanta Motor Speedway President & GM Ed Clark said. "Marcy's charisma, passion for racing and overall outlook on life continue to improve all of us at Atlanta Motor Speedway. It's very appropriate that many of the same people that hold such a high regard for Marcy will be working out of a building named in her honor while they are at Atlanta Motor Speedway race weekend."(AMS)(8-15-2014)
Will Chase to perform Atlanta National Anthem: Actor and singer Will Chase from the ABC hit television program "Nashville" will sing the National Anthem for the Oral-B USA 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Aug. 31. Chase portrays the country superstar Luke Wheeler on the program which begins its third season Sept. 24 on ABC. Chase's character is the love interest of Rayna Jaymes, a role played by lead actress Connie Britton. A cliffhanger has left Chase's and Britton's characters as the focal point of a "Nashville" love triangle. Chase's illustrious career began on Broadway where he garnered a Tony Nomination for his Featured Role in "The Mystery of Edwin Drood," starred in "Nice Work if You Can Get It," "High Fidelity," as well as "Rent," "Miss Saigon," and "Aida." In addition to his role on Nashville, Chase has also starred in NBC's first season of "Smash."(AMS)(8-10-2014)
Oral-B named sponsor of Atlanta Cup race: Oral-B has been named the title sponsor of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Aug. 31 at Atlanta Motor Speedway and the event will be named the Oral-B USA 500. The Oral-B USA 500 on Aug. 31 will cap the Labor Day Weekend racing events at Atlanta Motor Speedway which include the Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Wetumpka Qualifying Night and Sprint Car Shootout on Aug. 29 and the Great Clips 300 to benefit Feed the Children on Aug 30. The Oral-B USA 500 is the second to last race before the Chase for the Sprint Cup begins. It will provide drivers one of the final two opportunities to secure a win and lock up a berth in the Chase.Oral-B's sponsorship of the Labor Day Weekend NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race is a celebration of Oral-B's commitment to supporting American Jobs. Opened in 1958, the Oral-B Iowa City plant remains the largest toothbrush factory in the world, where more than 470 employees make 1 million manual toothbrushes every day that engineer healthier smiles.(AMS)(8-5-2014)
Yacht Rock Revue to highlight pre-race activities at Atlanta: Yacht Rock Revue will headline the Pre-Race Party on the front stretch at Atlanta Motor Speedway prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Aug. 31. A Pre-Race Pit Pass will provide stage front access to the performance by Yacht Rock Revue along with the Sprint Cup Series driver introductions. In addition, pre-race pass holders will have the chance to view and photograph the 43 care starting field parked along the front stretch. Access for pre-race pit pass holders will begin at 4:00pm A limited number of Sunday only pre-race pit passes are available for $100. A weekend pre-race pit pass valid for Friday, Saturday and Sunday is only $125. A grandstand or infield ticket is required for each pre-race pit pass holder.(AMS)(8-5-2014)
Spotter Bar and Hot Pit Paddock added to corporate suite amenities at Atlanta: Atlanta Motor Speedway announced two unique amenities which will enhance the race experience for all suite level customers beginning with the Aug. 29-31 Labor Day Weekend NASCAR race. The Spotter Bar is located on the suite level of Atlanta Motor Speedway and features sleek granite accents, high-top tables and a relaxing environment. Suite holders will have access to the bar that serves premium cocktails, beer and wine and features live audio communications between drivers and teams throughout the race. The Hot Pit Paddock is the Speedway's most unique and up close location to watch racing action. Located at the beginning of pit road, it provides patrons the opportunity to see the race from an area usually only reserved for NASCAR and team members. Each corporate suite will receive a minimum of two transferable passes to provide access to the Hot Pit Paddock that can be shared among suite patrons throughout the race.(AMS)(8-3-2014)
Atlanta extends ticket office hours: To better serve customers purchasing event tickets and camping spaces for the Aug. 29-31 NASCAR race weekend, the Atlanta Motor Speedway ticket office has extended ticket office hours through Sunday, Aug. 31. The ticket office will be open on weekends; Saturday from 9:00-5:00 and Sunday from 1:00-5:00. Beginning on Monday, August 11th, the ticket office will remain open an additional three hours each weeknight. Monday through Friday, the ticket office will be open from 9:00am-8:00pm. An extremely limited number of infield camping spaces are available for the Labor Day Weekend of NASCAR racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway. RV Campers can reserve space in the Flock Brothers Corral for $300. Tent campers can reserve a site in the High Speed Corral for $200 per space. Infield campgrounds will open on Thursday of race week, Aug. 28 at 2:00pm. For more information, visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com or call the AMS Ticket Office at (877) 9-AMS-TIX or (770) 946-4211.(AMS)(7-22-2014)
Atlanta offering Chase Elliott Ticket Package for Great Clips 300: Georgia native Chase Elliott joined Atlanta Motor Speedway officials to announce a special promotional ticket offer for the Great Clips 300 to benefit Feed the Children in celebration of Elliott's first career NASCAR race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday, Aug. 30. Fans are invited to join "Chase's Crew" by purchasing a $30 ticket to the Great Clips 300 to benefit Feed the Children. A special section will be dedicated to "Chase's Crew" and purchasers will be seated together in the Champions Grandstands, section 156. The first 150 purchasers will receive admission to a private autograph session with Chase Elliott on race day and the first 1,000 will receive a special Chase Elliott "#di9" rally towel commemorating the driver's first race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The special "Chase's Crew" tickets will be available for purchase in person at the Atlanta Motor Speedway ticket office or by calling 877-9-AMS-TIX as well as at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame located in Dawsonville, Ga. For more information on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Labor Day weekend of night racing, contact the Atlanta Motor Speedway Ticket Office at (770) 946-4211, (877) 9-AMS-TIX or visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com.(AMS)(7-11-2014)
Fans can attend Atlanta's Labor Day Weekend for as low As $74: Fans can enjoy three nights and more than 800 action-packed miles of racing on one of NASCAR's most exciting tracks for as low as $74 with Atlanta Motor Speedway's weekend upgrade option for Labor Day Weekend. For the value-priced option of $35, fans can add Friday and Saturday night tickets to ones previously purchased for the Aug. 31 Atlanta 500. The upgrade includes general admission grandstand tickets to the Aug. 29 Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Wetumpka Qualifying Night and Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Wetumpka Sprint Car Shootout and the Aug. 30 Great Clips 300 to benefit Feed The Children. Fans that have already purchased Atlanta 500 tickets can add the weekend upgrade package by calling the Atlanta Motor Speedway ticket at 877-9-AMS-TIX.(AMS) (6-27-2014)
Atlanta Offering Discounted Tickets to Active Military & First Responders: Members of the military and first responders, through a partnership between Atlanta Motor Speedway and GovX, can receive discounted tickets to the events during Labor Day Weekend NASCAR night racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway. GovX is an e-commerce portal for active, retired and guard members of the military in addition to those associated with related government agencies. GovX is partnering with Atlanta Motor Speedway to offer tickets for NASCAR night racing on Labor Day Weekend at a discounted rate. Other events and professional sports teams that GovX has partnered with to provide their services include Charlotte Motor Speedway and the Atlanta Braves. Discounted tickets for Labor Day Weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway are available to military who are active, retired or have guard status in addition to first responders at a rate up to 30% off of the regular price. They can be easily purchased by visiting www.atlantamotorspeedway.com/GovX. After creating a free online GovX ID, discounted tickets for Labor Day Weekend can be purchased. For more information on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Labor Day weekend of night racing, contact the Atlanta Motor Speedway Ticket Office at (770) 946-4211, (877) 9-AMS-TIX or visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com.(AMS)(6-7-2014)
Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Wetumpka to Sponsor Cup Qualifying Night at Atlanta: Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Wetumpka will serve as the title sponsor of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying and the USCS Sprint Car Shootout on Aug. 29 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Wetumpka Qualifying Night will kick off a weekend of NASCAR night racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway. "This is a really important sponsorship for us," noted Jay Dorris, President of WInd Creek Hospitality, which operates Wind Creek Wetumpka and several other entertainment properties in Alabama and Florida. "Our customers love NASCAR, the sport has deep roots in our State, and we are the closest casino to the Atlanta Motor Speedway. It is a natural partnership that we think will provide a lot of great entertainment." Friday's event will feature the debut of NASCAR's thrilling new "knock-out" qualifying format at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The starting order for the Aug. 31 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series night race will be set following three successive knock-out qualifying sessions. The fastest 24 cars in the opening session will advance to the second round with the 12 quickest cars advancing to the final round. The results from the final round will determine the Pole winner and the subsequent 11 starting positions. For more information on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Labor Day weekend of night racing, contact the Atlanta Motor Speedway Ticket Office at (770) 946-4211, (877) 9-AMS-TIX or visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com.(AMS)(6-6-2014)
Half-Priced Kids' tickets at Atlanta: Atlanta Motor Speedway is making it cost affordable for families to enjoy the Aug. 31 Sprint Cup Series event by offering half-priced tickets in all grandstands for kids ages 12 and under. In addition, those ages 12 and under with a valid student ID can find even better pricing in all rows of the Elliott Grandstand and the lower rows of the Winners Grandstands for either $19 or $29. Adults wishing to accompany their children in their seats may do so by purchasing seats at the full price. Atlanta Motor Speedway will additionally sell Sunday pre-race pit passes for all kids 12 & under for $50, which is also a 50 percent discount off of the regular price. Providing access until an hour prior to the green flag, pre-race pit passes offer a behind-the-scenes view of the Labor Day Weekend NASCAR Sprint Cup Series night race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Pre-race pit passes allow fans to roam the pit area prior to the event as teams are readying individual pit stalls for the race and rolling cars out of the garage area and onto the starting grid. All pre-race pit passes also include stagefront access for pre-race entertainment and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver introductions.(AMS)(6-3-2014)
Atlanta Motor Speedway To Offer Ticket Specials Determined by Race Winners: The car number of the winning driver of the next four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events will earn race fans incredible, limited-time ticket deals for the NASCAR Night Race Labor Day Weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The Speedway's "Winner Fan Rewards" program will utilize the winning driver of each week's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race to determine the special offer available. The promotion will begin this weekend with the Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday night. Fans will have until 5 p.m. on Friday of each week to take advantage of each "Winner Fan Rewards" offer. In addition to the All Star Race, the "Winner Fan Rewards" will be determined following the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Charlotte in May, at Dover in June and at Pocono in June. The winner of each event will determine the exclusive ticket offer available for the Aug. 31 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway which will be made available at 10 a.m. on the Monday following each event. For next week's Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte, tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Race fans are encouraged to act fast each week as the tickets for the "Winner Fan Rewards" promotion are only available while supplies last. A complete listing of the fan rewards based on the winner of each of the next four events follows this release. Fans can print out a complete grid of the offers based on a winner online at www.atlantamotorspeedway.com/winnerrewards. AMS also reminds race fans that the current buy one, get one free promotion for seats in the Lower Champions Grandstand expires at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, May 18. For more information on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Labor Day Weekend of night racing, this offer and drivers involved in the promotion, contact the Atlanta Motor Speedway Ticket Office at (770) 946-4211, (877) 9-AMS-TIX or visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com.(AMS)(5-17-2014)
Atlanta Motor Speedway Offering Buy One, Get One Front Stretch Seats: For one week only, Atlanta Motor Speedway is making an unbelievable discount offer available to fans for the Labor Day Weekend NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race on Sunday, Aug. 31. Race fans can purchase "buy one, get one" Lower Champions Grandstand seats located near the start/finish line of the Speedway. This offer represents a 50% discount off the normal value, and allows purchasers the opportunity to get two front stretch tickets for only $99. This promotion is only available while supplies last and will end at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, May 18. Tickets available for the special promotion are in limited supply and fans are strongly encouraged to act quickly before supplies run out. NASCAR night racing returns to Atlanta Motor Speedway this Labor Day weekend. For more information, call the Atlanta Motor Speedway Ticket Office at (770) 946-4211, (877) 9-AMS-TIX, or visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com.(AMS)(5-15-2014)
Atlanta offers Ticket special in honor of Chase Elliott's first NNS win: In celebration of Chase Elliott's first NASCAR Nationwide Series victory, Atlanta Motor Speedway is offering fans a limited-time ticket offer for the Labor Day Weekend of NASCAR night racing at AMS. Until 5:00pm/et. on Friday, April 11th, fans who purchase any grandstand ticket to the Aug. 31 Atlanta 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race can buy one general admission ticket to the Aug. 30 NASCAR Nationwide Series Great Clips 300 to benefit Feed The Children for just $9. The offer provides an overall savings of more than 50 percent for a Saturday ticket Fans may take advantage of this offer by either calling 877-926-7849 or by visiting www.atlantamotorspeedway.com/Chase. NASCAR night racing returns to Atlanta Motor Speedway on Labor Day Weekend. Sunday grandstand tickets start at $39 with kids 12 & under admitted free when accompanied by an adult general admission ticket for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying on Friday, Aug. 29 or the Great Clips 300 to Benefit Feed The Children on Saturday, Aug. 30. For more information, visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com or call Atlanta Motor Speedway at or (770) 707-7904.(AMS)(4-9-2014)
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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