Atlanta Motor Speedway

Friday March 06, 2015
  • Brennan Poole ready to make most of XFINITY Series opportunity
  • Brennan Poole is more than excited as he prepares for his first NASCAR XFINITY Series race with HScott Motorsports with Chip Ganassi this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. 

  • Nationwide re-ups partnerships with Charlotte, Bristol tracks
  • Nationwide is continuing its longtime relationship with Speedway Motorsports Inc. by renewing its status as the official insurance company of Charlotte Motor Speedway and Bristol Motor Speedway through 2017.

  • Our 15 favorite alcohol-related paint schemes in NASCAR history
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kevin Harvick and Darrell Waltrip are among those responsible for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series' best alcohol-related paint schemes of all time.

  • Dale Jr. prepares to get new dog -- and you won't believe the name
  • Less than two months after mourning the loss of his beloved 10-year-old boxer, 'Killer', Dale Earnhardt Jr. is ready to buy a new dog . . . and he's already got a name picked out.  

  • Ridiculous predictions for Las Vegas Motor Speedway
  • What can we expect this weekend in Sin City? Our always entertaining friend NASCAR Wonka gives us some absolutely ridiculous predictions for Las Vegas Motor Speedway. 

  • Joe Gibbs Racing poised for breakthrough in Sin City?
  • Joe Gibbs Racing had a pretty good run at Atlanta Motor Speedway, plus history shows us that the JGR drivers have visited Victory Lane quite a bit at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

  • Brian Vickers returning to racing after surviving scare of his life
  • CUP: Brian Vickers will climb back into his car at Las Vegas after recovering from his emergency open heart surgery.

  • Best dollar ever spent? NASCAR drivers weigh in
  • A dollar won't take you very far in Las Vegas, but it's been mighty useful for a few NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers.

  • Kurt Busch remains suspended, but NASCAR says reinstatement possible
  • More than seven hours after the Delaware Department of Justice said Kurt Busch will not face criminal charges for his role in an alleged assault of former girlfriend Patricia Driscoll last September at Dover International Speedway, NASCAR said Busch's suspension remains intact.

  • NASCAR changes qualifying inspection for next three races
  • Following last weekend's qualifying debacle at Atlanta Motor Speedway where 13 drivers didn't get through technical inspection in time to make a qualifying run, NASCAR has amended the Friday schedules for the next three race weekends.

    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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