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Wednesday April 23, 2014
  • RG3 to be honorary pace car driver at Richmond
  • RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will drive the pace car before Saturday night's NASCAR race at Richmond.

  • VIDEO: NASCAR drivers cheat meals during the season
  • NASCAR drivers, including Danica Patrick, cheat meals during the season.

  • Contenders or pretenders? The next dozen races will reveal much
  • Among the teams that have been hit and miss over the season's first eight races is typically stout Roush Fenway Racing, and particularly drivers Greg Biffle and Ricky Stenhouse Jr., our Larry Mac opines.

  • VIDEO: Top NASCAR drivers discuss 2014 season goals
  • Top NASCAR drivers discuss 2014 season goals.

  • Kasey Kahne among those searching for answers in Richmond
  • Jeff Hammond says three drivers need to start turning their seasons around Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway, but none more than the driver of the No. 5 Chevrolet.

  • Patrick's Party Patrol: Danica to crown the tailgating champion of Talladega Boulevard
  • Danica Patrick is returning to the 'Party Capital' of NASCAR. Next month at Talladega Superspeedway, she'll once again be tasked with deciding who has the best setup in the track's infamous infield.

  • Edwards' evolution: Former 1.5-mile ace confident for Richmond
  • Carl Edwards is more known for his success on the intermediates than any other kind of venue. That perception may be changing, however, as NASCAR prepares for Saturday night's short-track race.

  • NASCAR 10 Days of Stars and Stripes
  • NASCAR 10 Days of Stars and Stripes

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. hires Austin Theriault for three Nationwide races
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. has hired Austin Theriault for three NASCAR Nationwide Series races.

  • The fear factor: NASCAR drivers discuss their anxieties
  • NASCAR drivers discuss their anxieties. 

    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: AtlantaMotorSpeedway.com
    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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