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Atlanta Motor Speedway NASCAR track information

By Edited Dec 12, 2015 0 0

Atlanta Motor Speedway

is located at 1500 Tara Place in Hampton, Georgia just 30 mile south of Atlanta. It's an impressive little 1.54-mile track suited for NASCAR racing, with a seating capacity of over 125,000. Grandstands are named after some of the all-time greats: Earnhardt, Elliott and Petty. Racing fans take in the big NASCAR races every early March at the ATL track, which has been host to the Kobalt Tools 500. The race is a 500 mile affair with NASCAR's best hoping to gain ground in the early points standings.

The upcoming events for 2010 at Atlanta Motor Speedway include the Truck Series Atlanta 200 and the NASCAR Kobal Tools 500 on March 7, 2010. The Truck series race will go down the night before the NASCAR race. Atlanta Motor Speedway tickets are available for both of these races, with various package deals available. A recent deal introduced by the Speedway even offers tickets priced based on the winning number car in the Daytona 500. In 2010, the winner was Jamie McMurray in the #1 car, making tickets as low as $1!

In the past two years, Kyle Busch has reigned supreme at Atlanta's Motor Speedway. Prior to Busch, NASCAR star Jimmy Johnson was the winner. In terms of history, Dale Earnhardt has 9 victories at the track, and the most Top 5 finishes with 26. Richard Petty has the most Top 10's and Starts ever with 65 during his legendary career.

Some important things to know about the track that many fans wonder include what's allowed or not, and parking. Fans are allowed coolers but they must be 14x14x14 or smaller. No glass bottles or containers are allowed, and any bags brought into the speedway are subject to searches. Fans are also allowed to bring in their own alcohol as long as they aren't in the family sections designated "no alcohol". Cell phones are allowed to be used inside the speedway as well.

As for parking, you'll find plenty of free parking available at the speedway. There's a total 887 acres offering ample space. Handicap parking is also available in front of the tickets office at the track. Nationwide Insurance provides a shuttle service for anyone with special needs. One other common question, is can fans drive their own cars around the speedway. The answer to that is yes, as long as it's not during a race weekend, or the race itself. Atlanta Motor Speedway offers a once a year opportunity for fans to try out the track on their own.



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