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Preview - Atlanta Motor Speedway
INCLUDING Driver Appearances, Seating, Ticket Prices & Packages, Schedule, & More
1500 Tara Place,  Hampton, GA 30228 
Local Phone: 1-770-946-4211  Toll free: (877) 9-AMS-TIX, or (877) 926-7849.

TRACK NEWS: Fan Alert Text Message Program – Fans can text message issues, concerns or complaints to Atlanta Motor Speedway by texting number 69050 and writing keyword AMS <space> followed by your issue and location. A central dispatcher will promptly assist with the issue.


RACE TRACK/TRAFFIC INFORMATION - WSB-AM 750 AM nd WKHX Kicks 101.5 FM.
Georgia DOT also urges travelers to call 511 for updated information about road/lane closures or construction projects.  Callers can also reach live operators to request assistance or report incidents 24 hours a day, seven days a week. More information is available at www.511ga.org.

Traffic Cameras and Alerts
Road Advisories for Local road work and construction
live camera feeds for freeways and local streets
Atlanta Motor Speedway has added 10 videos with traffic information  - Click Here


Georgia DOT urges travelers to call 511 for updated information about road/lane closures or construction projects. Georgia 511 is a free phone service that provides real-time traffic and travel information statewide, such as traffic conditions, incidents, lane closures, construction, and delays due to bad weather. Callers can also reach live operators to request assistance or report incidents 24 hours a day, seven days a week. More information is available at www.511ga.org.

The new four-lane Georgia Highway 20 is finished. Spanning approximately 8 miles from I-75 directly to the speedway will give fans a second major traffic corridor to the track and should have a significant impact on race day traffic flow. The Bruton Smith Parkway will run from Exit 218 off I-75 to the speedway. It joins Georgia Highway 19/41, which runs south from I-75 Exit 235, as the two main event traffic routes to Atlanta Motor Speedway. In preparation for the new Georgia Highway 20, Atlanta Motor Speedway officials have made many improvements to entrances and parking areas, including the addition of shuttle vehicle loops around the speedway and to on-property camping areas. Fans attending the upcoming race weekend are encouraged to follow the direction of speedway parking crews to parking areas and either ride the Nationwide shuttle vehicles or walk to their seating areas via new sidewalks surrounding the speedway.

UPDATE FROM US:  I can honestly say traffic is no big deal anymore at Atlanta.  We have left just 2 hours after the checkered flag and we sat in no traffic to get to I-75.  I think the police and speedway officials finally have it figured out!

Getting there 2014

TRAVELING SOUTH:
I-75 South to Exit #235 (15 miles South of downtown Atlanta) and continue on U.S. Highway 19 & 41 for 15 miles.

If traffic is backed up at Exit #235  travel South on I-75 to Exit #218. GA 20 West  follow signs to Speedway. (15 miles)

TRAVELING NORTH:
I-75 North to Exit #205. GA 16 West into Griffin. U.S. Highway 19 & 41 North to Speedway.

I-75 North to Exit #218. GA 20 West to Speedway. I-75 North  to Exit #205. GA 16 West into Griffin. U.S. Highway 19 & 41 North to Speedway. (20 miles)

I-75  to Exit #212. Hampton-Locust Grove Road West to GA 20. GA 20 to Speedway. (15 miles)

TIPS:
FROM JOANIE: As a local, I HIGHLY recommend using GA20 (I75, exit 218) to get to the track instead of hwy 19/41 (Tara Blvd) from exit 235. The traffic moves swiftly and the State troopers have it down to a near science.

UPDATE FROM A NICE FAN PBRED8 (THANKS): On race day coming From the north (Atlanta), avoid US 41/ Tara Blvd at all costs

2) One alternate is to stay on I-75 going south to Exit 205, GA 16 (Griffin/ Jackson) turn East on 16 to downtown Griffin and pick up US 41 in Griffin and proceed north to the track. The reverse is a good way out after the race.

3) Get off I-75 south @ the GA 85( 4 lane) exit just south of I-285 and proceed thru Riverdale to Fayetteville and turn SE on GA 92 to track (follow signs)

2014 ENTERING SPEEDWAY GROUNDS:

When approaching the Speedway from the south on US Highways 19 & 41, take Speedway Blvd. into the track. Stay in the right lane of US Highways 19 & 41 for Entrance A.

If heading north on Highways 19 & 41, use the Main Entrance of Richard Petty Blvd. Stay in the far left counterflow lane of US Highways 19 & 41.

2014 EXITING ROUTES: ( To I-75)

Take Speedway Blvd. to U.S. Highway 19 & 41 and head north. Continue north through Jonesboro to I-75 or head east on McDonough Road to I-75.

Fans can also take the Main exit of the Speedway and bear north or south on Highway 19 & 41. For those who head north on US Highway 19 & 41, pass through Jonesboro to I-75 or head east on McDonough Road to I-75. For those going south (right lane only) on US Highway 19 & 41, follow signs to Griffin and follow GA 16 to I-75.

For those exiting via Richard Petty Blvd., take US Highway 19 & 41 north or south. If heading north on US Highway 19 & 41, continue through Jonesboro to I-75 or head east at McDonough Road to I-75. Bearing south, take US Highway 19 & 41 and follow the signs to Griffin, then take GA 16 to I-75.

If exiting west on Richard Petty Blvd, take Woolsey Road and head West to GA 92 and bear north or south. Heading south, take GA 92 to US Highway 19 & 41 and follow the signs to Griffin, then take GA 16 to I-75. Heading north on GA 92, follow 92 to GA 85.

TRAFFIS TIPS FROM THE SPEEDWAY (VIDEOS)


PARKING AT ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY

Laidback Racing Tip: Do not park on Atlanta Speedway property unless you are directly in the parking lot on the front stretch.  We do not care that it is free.
DO NOT PARK ON THE BACK STRETCH (unless you are going west)
OR IN THE TURNS. 
This is where they funnel the infield traffic out of the infield and it is a cluster F*#%. You are better off looking at that detailed map and parking on the US Hwy or GA state road that will take you to the interstate you need to go home.  Remember turn your car around to face the route you will take to leave the track. There are people parking fans in their yards along these roads for between $5.00 & $15.00.    

RESERVED PARKING: Reserved parking for passenger cars is available for race weekend directly behind Champions Grandstand or Weaver Grandstand for $75 per event.   

The entire speedway is surrounded by free parking if you are just there for the day.

Call the Atlanta Motor Speedway ticket office now at (770) 946-4211 to reserve your camping spaces.

MORE ON PARKING NEAR ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY

All along Richard Petty Blvd. is free parking.  It is easier to get out of Dodge after the race if you park along this road instead of heading into the parking lots.  Many of the areas on the side of the road have enough room to tailgate next to your car.  REMEMBER to turn your car around and park on the side of the road so you are heading out.

Also, even though there are signs all along Hwy 19/41 that have NO PARKING this goes out the window on race day.  Fans park all along Hwy 19/41...didn't see one single parking ticket.

On Hwy 19/41 is Eagle's Landing Family Practice which is closed on the weekend.  People parked there for free.  This is almost right across from Richard Petty Blvd. and good if you are in the East Turn or sitting in turn 4.  You won't get caught in much of the speedway parking traffic here

The First National Bank is right across from the main entrance which is also closed on the weekend. People parked there for free.  Also there is a street across from the main entrance, Oak Street and that is where Jimmy and I used to park back when the frontstretch was the back stretch.        

Across from Speedway Blvd. on the opposite side of Hwy 19/41 is a large field with parking for $15.00.  Port O Potties

Also, I recommend Oak Street (directly across from the main entrance) for parking as you can get out of dodge quick by following Oak away from Hwy 19/41

SPEEDWAY PARKING

RESERVED PARKING: Reserved parking for passenger cars is available for race weekend directly behind Champions Grandstand for $75 per event.   

The entire speedway is surrounded by free parking if you are just there for the day.

Call the Atlanta Motor Speedway ticket office now at (770) 946-4211 to reserve your camping spaces.

Infield Parking for those camping on the infield can be purchased for $50.

HANDICAPPED PARKING: Gate #2 (East Turn/Petty Grandstand), and Gates 12-15 (Earnhardt/Champions Grandstand). Golf cart assistance is provided at all gates. If you have any special handling needs, please notify us prior to arriving at the track for information and directions.

PREVIEW

Atlanta was reshaped a few years ago.   Atlanta used to be a flat oval.  Now it is the ever popular (to the builders), ever getting on my nerves, 1.5 mile D-Shaped Tri-Oval.  However they didn't kill this track.  Enough of it's old personality still comes through which separates it from other 1.5 mile D-Shaped Tri-Ovals. While it is a cookie-cutter track, there is something that separates it from the others that have been built recently.  It's old personality just won't go away.  It is fast.  Real fast.  Also has multiple grooves.  Also, now that the race on Labor Day weekend, the track eats up tires just like Darlington did on that same weekend.

We have been there around 20 times in the past.  I know people that will not go to Atlanta even if you give them free suite tickets because of the traffic and weather.  However, if you do as Laidback Racing advises and do not leave any track right after the race, traffic will not be a problem.  The police that funnel the traffic out of the track send you down back roads that are not clearly marked.  Also, if you come in from the left and want to leave that way you won't be able to.  They will make you go to the right.  You will get funneled around the entire track just to end up back where you started in the right direction an hour later.

Please for your own good carry a detailed map that shows US Hwys and State roads.  This is a good tip for any older track you attend a race. There are back roads that leave the track and can take you to the interstate you need while bypassing the city of Atlanta.

All that being said let me tell you; Atlanta Speedway is FUN.  Even though we finally had enough of bad weather in the mid 90's to put Atlanta on hold, when we went back in the fall of 2003 I remembered immediately why I liked this track so much. The racing is great.  The facility is TOP NOTCH like all of Bruton's that I have been to.  The fans are the best.  Lord, the bubbas & bubbates are out in full force at Atlanta Speedway.  WHAT A SHOW in the parking lots.  Makes the rain easier to take.

UPDATE FROM US: FINALLY, I can honestly say traffic was no big deal any longer.  We left just 2 hours after the checkered flag and we sat in no traffic to get to I-75 after the last 4 races.  I think the police and speedway officials finally have it figured out!

SEATING

All seating that I could see were the new aluminium bench seating.  Standard amount of room like most tracks - NOT ENOUGH!  I hate when those stupid bench seats are only around 9 inches deep.  Even Jimmy's narrow ass is deeper than 9 inches!

In the old days we used to say: THE HIGH THE SEAT THE BETTER THE VIEW.  That was when the grandstands went up maybe to row 30 and there were no towers above that.  However this is simply not true anymore with grandstands & towers that go up 5 to 10 stories.  You only need to sit high enough to see the whole track.  After that it is a waste of money, energy & time because you are getting further away from the track.  I have been on the top row of some towers and could not tell whose car was whose.  I went down to the lower grandstand and sat where I could see the whole track and the view was a helluva lot better! 

There are no bad seats at Atlanta Motor Speedway.  I think it has to do with the infield almost being sunk in.  When Bruton Flipped-Flopped this track he didn't just do it because he owned more property on that side like the owners or Darlington.  He did it to improve the facility.  And boy did he.  It amazes me to see the new AMS ever time we pull up in front of it.  He used Charlotte Motor Speedway as his blueprint then he improved on it. 

CHAMPIONS GRANDSTAND

The Champions Grandstand are excellent from almost the bottom row all the way to the top.  The only thing that blocked my view of the entire race track in Row 10 was the wide screen TV and the big ass chrome flag stand.  The infield like I said is almost sunk down so there are no garages or motor homes blocking your view.   

Only problem I noticed was the higher up in this grandstand you go the louder it is.  The top row has a wall like structure built around it which keeps rain and wind off you (nice at Atlanta) but holds in the noise.  It was louder up on the top row than in chicken bone alley!  Above row 43 or so they have TV's that you can see in the rafters (must be because you are so high up you can hardly tell who is who!)  Also, above row 43 is covered but that means there will be poles in the way of some seats. The front stretch grandstands is in the sun until sunset.

EAST TURN/ELLIOTT GRANDSTAND

This grandstand is absolutely the best grandstand ever built in a turn.  I normally would rather sit in chicken bone alley on the frontstretch than on the top row of a grandstand in a turn but not at Atlanta.  When Bruton built this grandstand he didn't do it to simply cram more fans into the track not caring whether they could see or not. He didn't build it at the angle most tracks build their new grandstands (the higher you sit at most of the new grandstands the less of the track right in front of you is visible). From the bottom row all the way up you can see the entire track.  The only thing you lose when sitting down low was the bottom of the race cars (from the tires down).  This is due to the SAFER barriers.  When this grandstand was built they were no SAFER barriers.  I feel sure that would have been taken into consideration by Bruton if they had already been used in nascar.  

WINNERS GRANDSTAND

The upper sections have the individual seats but the lower sections have the bench seats.  Caution: The front stretch grandstands is in the sun until sunset.

CONCESSIONS

The Champion Grandstand and the East Turn Grandstands had a load of concessions stands located all along them.  They had the usual race track food along with some other interesting stuff.  The Wall of Corn was just popcorn loaded into this see thru vat but it was cool to see.  They also had a guy during the fall race selling "redneck suckers".  A fresh ear of corn dipped into melted butter. 
Beer Cut-Off Times – Beer sales will conclude with 50 laps left in each race.  For your convenience, please be sure to make your purchases before this time.

RESTROOMS

The fans in the high dollar seats in the Champion and East Turn Grandstand had to walk down the 70 or so rows to get to the bathrooms.  However, every section had a men's and women's room with around 16 stalls but only a few sinks.  At the main entrance to the Champions Grandstand (section 246-247) there were bathrooms on either side with 32 stalls BUT only around 6 sinks.  Don't they realize that 6 sinks backs up a women's room almost as bad as 6 stalls? 

Also, in the Champion Grandstand they kept the men's rooms from when it was the back stretch and built new ones.  You almost miss the old ones.  They are as soon as you come down the grandstand steps before you walk onto the concourse. 

Also, in the Champion Grandstand they kept the men's rooms from when it was the back stretch and built new ones.  You almost miss the old ones.  They are as soon as you come down the grandstand steps before you walk onto the concourse. 

STAFF

Staff was extremely helpful and well informed.  If they didn't have the answer they sent me to some one who did.

SHUTTLES 2014

Tons of Shuttle Busses....There are 12 trams stops around Perimeter road.  There is a 13th one at the corner of Mid State Campground and the free parking. THEY LINE THEM UP OUTSIDE OF THE MAIN ENTRANCE AND FILL THEM UP...THEY STOP AT EVERY GATE....Second only to Bristol!

ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY LABOR DAY WEEKEND 2014 SCHEDULE


Thursday, Aug. 28
11:00 a.m. NASCAR Nationwide Series haulers enter main tunnel
2:00 p.m. Infield and Trackside Terrace Open For Campers
7:30 p.m.NASCAR Sprint Cup Series haulers enter main tunnel

Friday, Aug. 29
11:00 a.m.Gate 13 opens
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.USCS Sprint Car practice
2:30 p.m.All grandstand gates open
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.NASCAR Nationwide Series practice
5:30 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.NASCAR Nationwide Series final practice
7:10 p.m.Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Wetumpka Qualifying Night
8:15 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.Driver Q&A session on frontstretch
8:50 p.m.USCS driver introductions
9:15 p.m.Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Wetumpka Sprint Car Shootout

Saturday, Aug. 30
12:30 p.m.Gate 13 open
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.Legends and Bandolero races
2:30 p.m.All grandstand gates open
3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice
4:10 p.m.NASCAR Nationwide Series qualifying
6:00 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.NASCAR Sprint Cup Series final practice
7:00 p.m.NASCAR Nationwide Series driver introductions
7:30 p.m.NNS Great Clips 300 to benefit Feed The Children
Sunday, August 31
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Speedway Children's Charities Track Trek
2:30 p.m.All grandstand gates open
4:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.Pre-race stage access open
6:55 p.m.NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver introductions
7:30 p.m.NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Oral-B USA 500

ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY TICKET PRICES 2014

42.25- 139.75 ORDER

Atlanta Motor Speedway Offers Smoke and Alcohol-Free Seating Option

Section 156 in the Champions grandstand will be smoke and alcohol-free.  The entire Petty grandstand will be a smoke and alcohol-free family grandstand. Sunday’s smoke and alcohol-free sections include section 48 in the Elliott grandstand, section 113 in the Petty grandstand and section 168 in the Winners grandstand.  Tickets in smoke and alcohol-free sections, as well as all tickets to the Kobalt Tools 500 event weekend, can be purchased by calling the AMS ticket office at 877-9-AMS-TIX (877-926-7849) or online at www.atlantamotorspeedway.com.

TICKET DEALS 2014

$159 FANtastic Four Pack For the value-minded price of $159, fans can get four tickets in the Lower Elliott Grandstand (rows 1-20) for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Oral-B USA 500 on Sunday, August 31 along with a four Coca-Colas and four hot dogs.

Future Fans Special - Kids 12 & Under FREE! FREE grandstand admission for kids ages 12 & under on Friday for Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Wetumpka Qualifying Night and for Saturday's Great Clips 300 to benefit Feed The Children when accompanied by an adult general admission ticket. There is no limit to the number of kids ages 12 & under per ticket.

Sunday Kids & Student Tickets  As a special rate for students and children at the Oral-B USA 500, Atlanta Motor Speedway is offering a specially-priced $19 ticket in all of the Elliott Grandstand and rows 1-12 of the Winners Grandstand. Tickets in rows 13-26 of the Winners Grandstand will be offered for $29.

Half-priced kids tickets will also be offered in the Champions, Petty, Earnhardt and additional sections of the Winners Grandstands.

A valid student ID must be presented at the grandstand gate upon entry.

MORE INFO ON ALL DEALS AND TO BUY: CLICK HERE contact the AMS ticket office at (877) 9-AMS-TIX, (770) 946-4211

HOSPITALITY 2014

High Speed Hospitality - 2014 Oral-B USA 500 Public Hospitality ticket upgrade ($60 per person) includes:

A ticket to the infield hospitality tent
Pit tour
Food and beverage, menu provided
DJ
Cash bar

Schedule of Events
2:30PM                                     Gates Open
3:00PM                                     Hospitality tent opens
3:00PM – 5:00PM                       Pit Tours
8:00PM                                     Hospitality tent closes

General Information:
Please enter the infield at the Turn 3 tunnel (Gate 4/5) for the hospitality village.   Please see track map in package.
Make sure to bring both your hospitality pass and ticket to the event.
There is no age restriction, however, just like Pit Passes for those under 18, there will be a minor waiver form to be signed and each child must be accompanied by a parent.
Available while supplies last.
If you have questions prior to the event, please call 877 926-7849 or e-mail amstix@atlantamotorspeedway.com.High Speed Hospitality - 2014 Oral-B USA 500 Public

PIT PASSES 2014

children of all ages have access to the pits via a new rule NASCAR instituted in 2011. There are a limited number of weekend pre-race pit passes available for $125 and Sunday-only pre-race pit passes for $100.  All pit passes must be accompanied by a grandstand ticket. To purchase a pit pass, call the Atlanta Motor Speedway ticket office at (770) 946-4211 or visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com Also, no sleeveless shirt, open-toe shoes or shorts are allowed in the pit area....Discounted Kids Pre-Race Pit Passes

To round out the weekend and make your experience affordable for the whole family, kids 12 and under will be admitted for half price to the pits on Sunday. And as an added bonus, pit passes on Sunday now include stagefront access for pre-race activities and driver introductions!

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 p.m.


Gate openings

Gate Openings – Various gates will be open each day for fans to access the facility. The following is the schedule with opening times and gates available that day: Saturday (11 a.m., gates 13 & 15, 4 p.m. gates 12 & 14), Sunday (2 p.m., all gates).

WHAT IS ALLOWED INTO THE GRANDSTANDS

Coolers are allowed. They may be made of any material, as long as they are 14x14x14 or smaller. Please, no glass is allowed. As always, please allow extra time if you are carrying in a cooler, as all bags are subject to search.  You can also bring in other bags such as a back pack, scanner bags, camera bags or what ever else you need to carry your stuff

WHAT TO DO

DRIVERS APPEARANCES
Appearances are posted from a week before race day up until a few days before.  Many times there isn't advanced notice, go by the souvenir haulers and look for the signs. (Go on Friday that is when they give out the tickets you need)

rcrracing.com/
www.jayski.com
www.caseymears.com/appearances.html
DriverAppearances.com
www.catchfence.com
roushracing.com
www.kurtbusch.com
www.penskeracing.
www.michaelwaltripracing.com
www.jrmracing.com
www.ryannewman.org
www.atlantamotorspeedway.com

Reed Sorenson tries to visit his souvenir trailer at the race track each weekend to sign autographs.  Be sure to stop by the trailer and check for times. AMS.com

Friday, August 29
Carl Edwards, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., and Kyle Larson will participate in a Question & Answer event Aug. 29 as part of the Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Wetumpka Qualifying Night. The Q&A will begin at 8:15 p.m. on the Speedway's front stretch following the debut of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series "Knockout" qualifying at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Fans can submit questions for the driver Q&A via social media on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atlmotorspeedway or on Twitter @AMSupdates.  The Q&A session will be followed by the Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Wetumpka Sprint Car Shootout on the quarter-mile "Thunder Ring." All infield guests will be admitted into the grandstands for the Q&A session and sprint car event. Infield attendees can enter at the catch fence gate or via the turn four pedestrian tunnel. - www.atlantamotorspeedway.com

Sat, August 30
Coke fan Stage Appearances
2:30 p.m.Q&A with Dakota Armstrong
2:45 p.m.Q&A with James Buescher
3:00 p.m.Q&A with Bill Elliott
3:15 p.m.Q&A with The Gunny, A.K.A. R. Lee Ermey
3:30 p.m.Appearance by Miss zMAX, Christina Davidson
www.atlantamotorspeedway.com

Sun, August 31 2014
Coke fan Stage Appearances
1:15 p.m.Q&A with Donnie Allison
2:00 p.m. Q&A with Reed Sorenson
2:15 p.m.Q&A with Rex White
2:45 p.m.Q&A with Rutledge Wood
3:15 p.m.Q&A with The Gunny, A.K.A. R. Lee Ermey
3:45 p.m.Q&A/book appearance with Carole Townsend
4:00 p.m.Q&A with David Ragan
4:15 p.m.Q&A with Will Chase of ABC's "Nashville"
4:30 p.m.Q&A with Josh Wise
www.atlantamotorspeedway.com

DRIVERS APPEARANCES IN THE ATLANTA AREA: CLICK HERE

Aug. 28; NASCAR Hauler Parade & Bill Elliott Induction

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 p.m.

At 6:30 p.m., NASCAR Sprint Cup Series transporters will parade through downtown Hampton prior to entering Atlanta Motor Speedway's main tunnel.


Speedway Children's Charities Events 2014

Thursday, Aug. 28
The Single Source/Reed Sorenson Charity Golf Classic
Join us at the Crystal Lake Golf Club in Hampton for a day filled with golf and fun with drivers and racing celebrities!  Register online!

Friday, Aug. 29
NRA/David Ragan Shootout  Join us for the NRA David Ragan Shoot Out at the Cherokee Rose Sporting Resort, located in Griffin, Georgia, just a few minutes from Atlanta Motor Speedway.  Registration begins at 9:00am. Register onlin

Saturday, Aug. 31
Live Memorabilia and Ride of a Lifetime Auctions.  Sheet metal and collectibles from some of your favorite drivers will be available for auction, along with the opportunity to ride with your favorite driver during the parade lap prior to the Oral-B USA 500! Event starts at 1 p.m. at Bruton Smith Park.

Sunday, Aug. 31
Track Trek  Just hours before “Drivers start your engines!” participants can walk the world famous 1.5 mile Atlanta Motor Speedway racing surface.  Complete the very first lap of race day!  Register online!

Monday, Sept. 1
Hot Laps  Experience the thrill of driving your personal vehicle around Atlanta Motor Speedway! Polish up your car, motorcycle or even your company vehicle and come on out Monday, September 1, 2014 to help us finish up race weekend!
Register online!

FAN ZONE
Coca-Cola Fan Stage activities Aug 2014

The Coca-Cola® Fan Stage will return once again for the 2012 AdvoCare 500 weekend, with a wide variety of activities for fans to take in each day at the speedway. Brought to you by the Coca-Cola® Racing Family, the Coca-Cola® Fan Stage is located behind the Earnhardt grandstand next to Gate 15.

Friday, Aug. 29
6:00 p.m.Q&A with USCS Sprint Car Series drivers

Saturday Aug. 30
12:30 p.m.NASCAR trivia
12:45 p.m.Music by Aces & 8's
1:45 p.m.Music by Aces & 8's
2:30 p.m.Q&A with Dakota Armstrong
2:45 p.m.Q&A with James Buescher
3:00 p.m.Q&A with Bill Elliott
3:15 p.m.Q&A with The Gunny, A.K.A. R. Lee Ermey
3:30 p.m.Appearance by Miss zMAX, Christina Davidson
3:40 p.m.NASCAR trivia
3:55 p.m.Music by Tim Cadiere & The Washboard Road Band
4:40 p.m.AMS Rev It Up Crew
4:50 p.m.Summit Racing Equipment Motorama chat with Bruce Wilson
5:00 p.m.Music by Tim Cadiere & The Washboard Road Band
5:45 p.m.Georgia Racing Hall of Fame

Sunday, Aug. 31
NoonGeorgia Racing Hall of Fame
12:15 p.m.NASCAR trivia
12:30 p.m.Music by Ray Fulcher
1:15 p.m.Q&A with Donnie Allison
1:30 p.m.Music by Ray Fulcher
2:00 p.m. Q&A with Reed Sorenson
2:15 p.m.Q&A with Rex White
2:30 p.m.NASCAR trivia
2:45 p.m.Q&A with Rutledge Wood
3:00 p.m.Music by Tim Cadiere & The Washboard Road Band
3:15 p.m.Q&A with The Gunny, A.K.A. R. Lee Ermey
3:45 p.m.Q&A/book appearance with Carole Townsend
4:00 p.m.Q&A with David Ragan
4:15 p.m.Q&A with Will Chase of ABC's "Nashville"
4:30 p.m.Q&A with Josh Wise
4:45 p.m.Appearance by Miss zMAX, Christina Davidson
5:05 p.m.Music by Tim Cadiere & The Washboard Road Band

Pre-Race Concert


JOIN THE ATLANTA RACEWAY MINISTRIES

Located by the shower house on the frontstretch in front of Champions Grandstands.  The wrod of God, Praise and Worship and free Coffee & doughnuts

DRIVING SCHOOLS AT AMS

FastTrack 704-455-1700
Richard Petty Driving Experience 1-800-BE-PETTY
Buck Baker Racing School 704-366-6224
Speed Tech Auto Racing School 1-877-80-SPEED

TRACK TOURS

Track tours are available daily and run every half hour during operating hours (Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sunday 1-4:30 p.m.). Tours are just $5 for adults and $2 for children. Ages 6 and under are free. Group rates apply for 10 or more and require reservations. Track Tours and rides are depending upon track availability.

For more information, call the gift shop at (770) 707-7970.

TRACKSIDE ON SPEEDTV

The Speed Stage at Atlanta Motor Speedway is located outside the Main Grandstands at the East end of the Speedway.

OTHER STUFF TO DO

FALL RACE ONLY Henry County Parks and Recreation presents its 0.3 mile Haunted Trail at Heritage Park in nearby McDonough. The trail will be open from dark:30 until 10 p.m

FALL RACE ONLY Take the Tour of Southern Ghosts along the paths of the Antebellum Plantation grounds at Stone Mountain Park.  Costumed storytellers relate tales from the past and hilarious folk tales about rebellious ghosts of Civil War and Revolutionary War times.

Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site 501 Auburn Avenue, in Atlanta, Georgia. The birth place of Martin Luther King.  Two blocks west of the home is Ebenezer Baptist Church, where King, his father and grandfather all preached.

Georgia Aquarium is billed as the World’s Largest Aquarium.  It is located in downtown Atlanta across from Centennial Olympic Park. With 8 million gallons of fresh and marine water, and more than 100,000 animals representing 500 species from around the globe, you’re sure to see things you’ve never seen before!  Featuring species from oceans, rivers, the cold waters, the coral reef and of course, Georgia. 

While you are downtown go to the World of Coca-Cola Museum, located at 55 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive (at Central Ave.), across from Underground Atlanta, one block west of the Georgia State Capitol. Browse the world's largest collection of memorabilia that celebrates the beverage that was created in Atlanta in 1886.

Six Flags Over Georgia – Go to Fright Fest, a Halloween extravaganza. 6 Flags is a theme park offering over 100 rides and attractions including thrilling roller coasters like the Superman Ultimate Flight and the Georgia Scorcher.  Also the Atlanta Botanical Garden for Halloween has “Scarecrows in the Garden”.  

Many Historical sites like Georgia Railroad Freight Depot.  Also many Museums & Galleries like the Apex Museum, featuring black history; the Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum; the Atlanta History Center featuring Interactive exhibitions on the Civil War, folk art, and the history of the region and the Fernbank Museum of Natural History.

Atlanta’s night life is second to none.  The metropolitan area boasts everything from wild dance clubs to intimate bars and upscale lounges.  Tons of Nightlife located on Peachtree Street, in Buckhead and the Midtown neighborhoods. The crossroads of Virginia-Highland has many night clubs and bars.  In Buckhead, where Peachtree Road and East Paces Ferry meet, you’ll find a number of clubs clustered in a relatively small area. 

OTHER IMPORTANT SPEEDWAY INFO

ATM Machines

ATM Machines – ATM Machines – Bank of America will have 10 ATM machines at various locations throughout the property.  You will find ATM machines at gates 13 and 15 (will call).  There are also locations in the Champions, Earnhardt, Petty and Elliott Grandstands, as well as near the infield concessions area.

WILL CALL

All tickets held at Will Call can also be picked up at Atlanta Motor Speedway's Main Ticket Office Will Call is located at Gate 15 on Speedway property. Fans can utilize the Shuttle Serivice, exiting at Stop #2 to access Will Call.
11:00am-8:00pm Friday
8:00am-5:00pm Saturday
8:00am-4:00pm Sunday
PLEASE BRING A PICTURE ID, THE ACTUAL CREDIT CARD USED TO PURCHASE THE TICKETS, AND YOUR ORDER NUMBER.

TRAMS - Nationwide Fan Assistance Patrol

Patrons may inquire about any of these services at the Nationwide Insurance Information Booths located throughout the Atlanta Motor Speedway property.

Atlanta Motor Speedway provides tram service between the campgrounds and the entrance gates before and after events and will depart regularly from the designated Nationwide tram stops. Tram passengers under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Trams are provided as a courtesy service to speedway guests. Due to the demand for this service, continuous riding (joyriding) is prohibited

Campground tram route:
Runs along inner perimeter road. Through the and Legends camping area, with a stop at the northern entrance to the East Turn Campgrounds; adjacent to Entrance E. Trams will also run to Speedway Blvd. reserved and unreserved camping as well as the Mid-State Family Campground. 
Infield tram route:
Runs from main entrance to the new tunnel along the road course.

LOST AND FOUN

The lost and found for race weekend is located at the front reception desk inside the AMS corporate office building outside Turn 4. For information concerning lost items, please call (770) 707-7904


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