Atlanta Motor Speedway

Wednesday September 02, 2015
  • Kenny Wallace's yard sale is a NASCAR fan's dream
  • Our friend and colleague Kenny Wallace's is wheeling and dealing. Wallace - who's moving from North Carolina back to his home state of Missouri - is holding a yard sale to unload a bunch of cool NASCAR merchandise and memorabilia.

  • Darlington offers flag exchange: Confederate for American
  • DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) Darlington Raceway will give out American flags to those who want to turn in a Confederate flag, continuing an initiative that began in Daytona soon after nine people were killed at a church in Charleston.

  • Kasey Kahne's throwback scheme gives nod to Geoff Bodine
  • The red and white returns for Hendrick Motosports. At Darlington, Kasey Kahne's No. 5 Chevrolet SS will be sporting the same paint scheme as Geoff Bodine's 1984 All-Star Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo.

  • WAG of the Week: Meet Ashley Van Metre, Kurt Busch's fiancee
  • Here we go again! It's time to meet your NASCAR WAG of the Week. This week's WAG is Ashley Van Metre, the brand new fiancee of 2004 Sprint Cup Series champion Kurt Busch. Get to know Ashley in this gallery of photos.

  • The irony of my career: The common denominator of DW's first, last win
  • DW offers a candid and entertaining reflection of his final top series NASCAR win, which came at Darlington Raceway on Sept. 6, 1992.

  • Miss Coors Light rides mountain bikes with driver Ryan Reed
  • Miss Coors Light, Amanda Mertz hits the mountain bike trails with Ryan Reed to see how he gets his exercise.

  • Logano reveals throwback paint scheme on 'NASCAR Race Hub'
  • The Team Penske No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Ford Fusion will honor Mario Andretti and his paint scheme from the 1988 24 Hours of LeMans. Take a look.

  • Not so pretty: Drivers weigh in on the worst firesuits
  • Check out what some of the top drivers say about the worst fire suits they have seen.

  • Darlington darlings: 5 contenders to win the Bojangles' Southern 500
  • As the Sprint Cup Series prepares for its big throwback weekend at Darlington Raceway, we offer up our 5 contenders to win Sunday night's race at the track 'Too Tough To Tame.' Let's count them down!

  • Jennifer Jo Cobb fined, team penalized for cell phone in race truck
  • The No. 10 team of Camping World Truck Series driver Jennifer Jo Cobb has been assessed a P3 level penalty from NASCAR for having a non-engine electronic component in its truck during last weekend's NASCAR event at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

    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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