Atlanta Motor Speedway

Monday January 26, 2015
  • NASCAR artist Sam Bass back on track after scare with death
  • NASCAR artist Sam Bass was on track to complete his 76th program cover at Charlotte Motor Speedway last October, but a servere illness and brush with death knocked him off his feet and put an end to the impressive streak. 

  • Race Hub returns: Catch NASCAR show at new time -- 6 p.m. ET -- today
  • Co-hosted by Steve Byrnes, Danielle Trotta, Adam Alexander and John Roberts, NASCAR Race Hub, FOX Sports 1's daily NASCAR news and information program, brings viewers closer to the inner workings of NASCAR than ever before.

  • Danica to kids on life as female driver: 'I don't think about it'
  • Stewart-Haas Racing driver Danica Patrick answered kids' questions in a special appearance at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. asks fans where NASCAR should pull all-nighter
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. took to Twitter to share some memories of his own experiences in the Rolex 24 at Daytona, profess his loyalty to Corvettes, and ask fans an important question: If NASCAR were to hold a 24-hour endurance race, where should it be held?

  • Elite company: McMurray joins Andretti, Foyt as Rolex 24 and Daytona 500 winners
  • By scoring the victory in the 2015 Rolex 24 at Daytona, NASCAR driver Jamie McMurray became the third person in history to win both the Rolex 24 and the Daytona 500, joining Mario Andretti and A.J. Foyt. 

  • Jeff Gordon to be Fox guest analyst during XFINITY season
  • CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Fox Sports will use a rotation of drivers, including Jeff Gordon, in its coverage of NASCAR's second-tier XFINITY Series this season.

  • On target again: Chip Ganassi Racing captures Rolex 24 for sixth time
  • Led in part by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Jamie McMurray and Kyle Larson, the Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates team wins the Rolex 24 at Daytona. It is the record sixth victory for Ganassi's organization in the 53rd running of the event.

  • Remembering No. 28: From Buddy Baker to Fred Lorenzen and Davey Allison
  • From Buddy Baker and the "Gray Ghost" to Hall of Famer Fred Lorenzen and the unforgettable Davey Allison, No. 28 has always been a special number in NASCAR. We break it down through the years.

  • Chili Bowl winner Rico Abreu finishes 13th in first NASCAR start
  • Chili Bowl Nationals winner Rico Abreu made his first NASCAR start Saturday night, running a Late Model Stock car in a NASCAR Whelen All-American Series race at New Smyrna Speedway. 

  • NASCAR stars Larson and McMurray shine during Rolex 24 at Daytona
  • NASCAR drivers Kyle Larson, Jamie McMurray, and AJ Allmendinger each competed in this weekend's Rolex 24 at Daytona, with Larson turning many heads with his strong performance. 

    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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