Atlanta Motor Speedway

Saturday March 28, 2015
  • Martinsville musts: Ten things to look out for in the STP 500
  • Martinsville Speedway is a tricky short track totally unique on the Sprint Cup circuit. After practices and qualifying for Sunday's STP 500, here are 10 things that fans absolutely must look out for once the green flag drops.

  • Race results: Kroger 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway
  • Joey Logano made a dramatic pass on a green-white-checkered restart to take the lead from Matt Crafton and Erik Jones at Martinsville Speedway to score his first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, becoming the 26th driver to win in all three of NASCAR's national touring series. 

  • Logano uses restart to win truck race at Martinsville
  • MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) Joey Logano passed Matt Crafton entering the first turn to start a two-lap sprint to the finish and won an exciting NASCAR truck race at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday.

  • Fantastic finish: Logano outduels Crafton, others to win Truck race
  • Joey Logano passes Matt Crafton on a green-white-checkered restart to win the first Camping World Truck Series race of his career at Martinsville Speedway. Logano has now won races in all three of NASCAR's top touring series.

  • NASCAR driver Kyle Larson visits neurologist after fainting
  • MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) NASCAR driver Kyle Larson has returned home to see a neurologist after fainting during an autograph session at Martinsville Speedway.

  • Kyle Larson faints at autograph session, taken to hospital
  • Kyle Larson, driver of the No. 42 Chevrolet for Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, faints at an autograph session at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday and is taken to a local hospital for further evaluation. A team official tells that Larson is still expected to race in Sunday's STP 500.

  • Gordon, Earnhardt among the winners and fans of Martinsville
  • MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) If Jeff Gordon ever decides to race again after his 2015 retirement tour is finished, it would likely be at Martinsville Speedway, a track where the four-time champion has had great success.

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. discusses JR Motorsports' Truck Series venture
  • NASCAR Trucks: Dale Earnhardt Jr. talks about JR Motorsports making the move to the truck series with Cole Custer.

  • Final practice speeds: Kurt Busch tops the charts at Martinsville
  • Kurt Busch leads a charge of Chevrolets in the final practice for Sunday's STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway. The defending race winner bests Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Ryan Newman and Kasey Kahne in the Happy Hour session at the short track.

  • Jeff Gordon reveals track where he's most likely to race after 2015
  • Jeff Gordon offers clue on where he might race beyond 2015 -- if, in fact, he actually does.

    Atlanta Motor Speedway

    Atlanta Motor Speedway Atlanta Motor Speedway, is not only one of the driver's favorite tracks on the circuit it is one of the most fan-friendly tracks as well. Atlanta Motor Speedway was constructed in 1960 on 870 acres in Hampton, GA. about 25 miles south of Alanta. At the end of the 1996 NASCAR season the Atlanta Motor Speedway underwent a track reconfiguration turning the track from a intermediate oval into a quad oval. The speedway was flipped the frontstretch was turned into the backstretch and the new frontstretch was turned into the quad-oval shape that it is today.

    Track Info

    Track Address: 1500 Highway 19 & 41 S.
    Hampton, GA. 30228
    (770) 946-4211
    Offical Web Site:
    Track Shape: Quad-Oval
    Track Length: 1.54 miles
    Front Stretch Length: 2,332 feet
    Back Stretch Length: 1,800 feet
    Banking: 24° Turns
    5° Frontstretch
    5° Backstretch
    Seating Capacity: 124,000
    First Winner: Fireball Roberts (1960)
    Most Wins: Dale Earnhardt (9)
    Lap Record: Geoffrey Bodine; 197.47 mph (28.074 sec)

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