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Few who saw Atlanta Motor Speedway in its infancy would recognize the track today. A majestic structure situated on 887 acres in Hampton, Ga., just 25 miles south of Atlanta, today's Atlanta Motor Speedway is one of the country's top sports, corporate, family and entertainment facilities.
The legendary Dale Earnhardt tops the all-time list of race winners at Atlanta Motor Speedway, with nine. Labonte is the active leader with six wins. Earnhardt and Labonte were also part of one the track’s most memorable moments. On March 16, 1980, they ran door-to-door for virtually all of the final two laps before Earnhardt won by a matter of a few feet at the checkered flag.

The Track

Atlanta Motor Speedway (formerly Atlanta International Raceway) is a track just outside Hampton, Georgia, 20 miles south of Atlanta. It is a 1.54-mile quad-oval track with a seating capacity of over 125,000. It opened in 1960 as a 1.5-mile standard oval. In 1997, to standardize the track with Speedway Motorsports' other two 1.5-mile ovals, the entire track was almost completely rebuilt. The frontstretch and backstretch were swapped, and the configuration of the track was changed from oval to quad-oval. The project made the track one of the fastest on the NASCAR™ circuit.

Labor Day Weekend

Lynyrd Skynyrd to Headline Atlanta’s Labor Day NASCAR™ Night Racing Weekend:
Atlanta Motor Speedway officials have announced that Lynyrd Skynyrd, the most-celebrated Southern rock band in history, will headline the Fast Cars & Guitars pre-race concert prior to the track’s NASCAR™ Sprint Cup Series night race on Sunday, Sept. 4.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees will perform a full-length concert on Atlanta Motor Speedway’s famed frontstretch as part of the track’s pre-race festivities, Fast Cars & Guitars featuring Lynyrd Skynyrd.
For the first time ever at Atlanta Motor Speedway, we'll have a Sprint Cup Series driver autograph session on Labor Day Weekend. If you purchase AdvoCare 500 tickets, you have a chance to get autographs from two drivers from a group that includes Dale Earnhardt Jr., Trevor Bayne, Jamie McMurray and Juan Pablo Montoya!
Atlanta Motor Speedway is one of the most fan-friendly tracks on the circuit, has great tailgating, features plenty of three-wide racing -- and there's not a bad seat in the house. What more could you ask for?

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