Atlanta Motor Speedway

Thursday July 31, 2014
  • Chasing history: Dillon, Larson in position to reach Chase as rookies
  • After posting top-10 finishes on the same day for the first time all season on Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Kyle Larson and Austin Dillon are in position to make the Chase.

  • How NASCAR pit crews are turning to football world for next generation
  • Coy Wire goes inside Hendrick Motorsports to see how NASCAR pit crews are utilizing former football players to build better pit crews.

  • No more cheerleader? Junior not looking for clone of Steve Letarte
  • When team owner Rick Hendrick moved crew chief Steve Letarte from Jeff Gordon's No. 24 team to Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s No. 88 team before the 2011 season, the decision was widely viewed as an attempt to pair Earnhardt Jr. with a pit boss who would serve as a cheerleader of sorts.

  • Jeff Hammond has advice for lame-duck Carl Edwards
  • Jeff Hammond tells Carl Edwards to keep an open mind to ease his transition to his next race team.

  • Report: NASCAR fan has $20k worth of memorabilia stolen from house
  • For anyone who's ever spent their hard earned money on NASCAR merchandise and collectibles, this one hurts a little.

  • Mark Martin returns to Roush Fenway as driver development coach
  • As a driver at Roush Fenway Racing from 1988-2006, Mark Martin won 83 races across NASCAR's national series and was the Sprint Cup Series' championship runner-up four times while helping the organization become one of the best in the sport.

  • Danger zone: Was Indy Kahne's last chance to race way into Chase?
  • Even though he had a great run at last Sunday's Brickyard 400, Kasey Kahne still is winless in 2014.

  • Finer points: Larry Mac explains why NASCAR stuck it to Hamlin
  • Larry McReynolds explains the rules infraction that resulted in Denny Hamlin's 75-point penalty, as well as a fine and suspension for crew chief Darian Grubb.

  • Zest returning as primary sponsor for Stenhouse in 2015
  • The Zest soap brand will be back on board Ricky Stenhouse Jr.'s No. 16 Ford as a primary sponsor in 2015.

  • Mother Hubbard! It's Bad British Commentary: NASCAR Edition
  • What happens when you combine racing highlights with a British guy who knows nothing about NASCAR? A jolly good time, that's what. Take a listen to Bad British Commentary: NASCAR Edition. 

    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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