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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 2013

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)

2013 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.

2013 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. 

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 2013

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 2013 SCHEDULE

Friday, August 30th
7:30am NNS Haulers Enter
8:30am NSCS Haulers Enter
11:00am “Soft” Gate Opening (Gate #13 only)
11:00am- 2:00pm USCS Practice/Heats ¼-mile Thunder Ring
2:30pm Gates Open
3:00pm- 4:30pm NSCS Practice
5:00pm- 6:30pm NNS Practice
6:10pm NSCS * Hot Pass In Effect *
6:40pm NSCS Qualifying (2 laps, all positions)
8:00pm- 8:45pm Driver Q & A (pre-race stage front stretch)
8:50pm USCS Driver Introductions
9:00pm Sprint Car Shootout (50 laps, 12.5 miles) ¼-mile Thunder Ring

Saturday, August 31st
10:30am “Soft” Gate Opening (Gate #13 only)
10:30am- 11:30am NNS Final Practice
2:30pm Gates Open
2:30pm * Hot Pass in Effect *
3:00pm- 3:55pm NSCS Practice
4:05pm NNS Qualifying (2 laps, all positions)
5:30pm * Hot Pass in Effect *
6:00pm- 6:50pm NSCS Final Practice
7:00pm NNS Driver Introductions
7:30pm Atlanta 300 (195 Laps, 300 miles)

Sunday, September 1st
11:00am- 12:30pm SCC Track Walk
2:30pm Gates Open
4:30pm- 6:45pm Labor Day Pre Race Party
6:30pm * Hot Pass In Effect Until 1 Hour After Race *
7:00pm NSCS Driver Introductions
7:30pm AdvoCare 500 (325 laps, 500 miles)

ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY TICKET PRICES 2013

$19.00 (WITH STUDENT ID) AND 39.00 - 135.00 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 Sept. 2013

Kids & Student Tickets  As a special rate for students and children at the AdvoCare 500, Atlanta Motor Speedway offers $19 student tickets in the entire Elliott Grandstand. New for 2013, $19 student tickets are also offered in rows 1-12 of the Winners Grandstand. Student tickets are also available in rows 13-26 for the Winners Grandstand for $29. A valid form of student identification must be presented at the grandstand gate for entry.

FANtastic Four Pack  Have a group of four race fans? Take advantage of the FANtastic Four Pack! $159 gets you four tickets in the Lower Elliott Grandstands plus four hot dogs and four Coca-Cola beverages!

Future Fans Special - Kids 12 & Under FREE!  We're building the race fans of tomorrow today! On Friday and Saturday of Labor Day Weekend, all kids 12 and under are admitted to the grandstand free when accompanied by an adult general admission ticket. There is no limit to the number of kids 12 & under per adult general admission ticket. All general admission seating is first-come, first-served

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

HOSPITALITY 2013

PIT PASSES 2013

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

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 30, 2013


Sat, August 31, 2013
Travis Kvapil is scheduled to appear at the Coca-Cola Fan Stage for a fan Q&A at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday, August 31, at 1:40 PM. www.jayski.com

Nelson Piquet, Jr. is scheduled to appear at the Coca-Cola Fan Stage for a fan Q&A at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday, August 31, at 2:30 PM.www.jayski.com

Sun, September 1 2013
Quicken Loans Question and Answer Session Ryan Newman will have a question and answer session. The time is TBD. www.ryannewman.org

Donnie Allison is scheduled to appear at the Coca-Cola Fan Stage for a fan Q&A at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday, September 1, at 1:45 PM.www.jayski.com

Donnie Allison is scheduled to appear in Club One at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday, September 1 from 3:00 to 4:00 PM for a book signing.www.jayski.com

David Ragan is scheduled to appear at the Coca-Cola Fan Stage for a fan Q&A at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday, September 1, at 3:30 PM.www.jayski.com

Donnie Allison is scheduled to appear in Stairtower 5 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday, September 1 at 4:30 PM for a book signing.www.jayski.com

Carl Edwards is scheduled to appear at the Coca-Cola Fan Stage for a fan Q&A at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday, September 1, at 5:00 PM.www.jayski.com

DRIVERS APPEARANCES IN THE ATLANTA AREA: CLICK HERE

FAN ZONE
Coca-Cola Fan Stage activities

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. 30

Saturday, Aug. 31

Sunday, Sept. 1

SCC - Reed Sorenson Charity Golf Tournament Thursday, August 29, 2013

Join us at the Crystal Lake Golf Club in Hampton for a day filled with golf and fun with drivers and racing celebrities! Registration begins at 8 a.m., and play begins with a 10 a.m. shotgun start. For more info, call (770) 946-3980 or e-mail gingerm@atlantamotorspeedway.com

SCC - The NRA David Ragan Shoot Out Friday, August 30, 2013

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. The Rose has a beautiful, state of the art sporting clays range. The fully automated course is set among towering pines and beautiful old hardwoods that offer a constant changing scenery throughout the year. The course offers exciting targets for all shooters, from the beginner to the experienced competitor.

10:00am - 10:30 Registration and meet & greet
11:00am - On course shooting begins
2:00pm -  Awards presentation and Complimentary BBQ sponsored by Huckleberry's

Corporate Sponsorships still available. Please contact Ginger Moats Director of Speedway Children's Charities Atlanta at gingerm@atlantamotorspeedway.com for more information.

$250.00 Stand Sponsor
$125.00 Shooter Registration

Coca-Cola Family Track Walk Sept. 1

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. -

Pre-Race Concert BILLY CURRINGTON

Billy Currington will headline the Fast Cars & Guitars Pre-Race Concert Presented By Bad Boy Buggies on Sept. 1 – just before the AdvoCare 500 on the pre-race stage located on the Speedway’s frontstretch!

Be stagefront with a Pre-Race Party Pass as the Georgia native’s brand of rock-infused country music will undoubtedly get you fired up for 500 miles of NASCAR Night Racing! Pre-Race Party Passes are $49 per person and must be accompanied by either a grandstand ticket or infield wristband.

A stagefront pass gets you on the fronstretch for both the concert and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver introductions! Make sure you have your camera with you; because this is about as close you’ll get to the stars of NASCAR without having to be member of a pit crew!

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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