Atlanta motor speedway

Atlanta Motor Speedway erstwhile Atlanta International Raceway is a inside track in Hampton, Georgia
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, 20 league 32 km Mississippi of Atlanta
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. It is a 1.54-mile 2.48 km quad-oval inside track with a seating capacity
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of 111,000. It wide in 1960 as a 1.5-mile 2.4 km standardized oval. In 1994, 46 condominiums
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were improved over the northeasterly side of the track. In 1997, to standardize the inside inside inside track with Speedway Motorsports' different two 1.5-mile 2.4 km ovals, the total inside inside inside track was almost completely rebuilt. The frontstretch and backstretch were swapped, and the redundancy of the inside inside inside track was changed from oval to quad-oval. The labor of love made the inside inside inside track one of the quickest on the NASCAR
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circuit.
The track hosted a NASCAR Sprint Cup race week annually on Labor Day week from 2009 to 2014. The 2009 race from an October race date to Labor Day week was also accompanied by a change in recommence time, marking the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series under the taps at Atlanta Motor Speedway and the turn back of Labor Day week NASCAR car racing to the Southern United States.
Other foreground of the service are a quarter-mile inside inside track between the pit cutoff and the of import inside inside track for Legends car racing and a 2.5-mile 4.0 km FIA
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-approved cutoff course. In 1996, the track building the Countryfest concert, drawing power concluded 200,000 fans.
For to the highest degree of the 1990s and 2000s, the inside track reinforce the highest speeds on the NASCAR circuit, with a typical qualifying lap muzzle velocity of about 193 mph (311 km/h), first posted by teamster Breton Roussel on June 22, 1990, and a accession lap muzzle velocity of concluded 197 mph 317 km/h. In 2004 and 2005, the likewise intentional Texas Motor Speedway
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saw somewhat faster passing times, but as the tracks' individual car racing artefact have worn, passing muzzle velocity at Atlanta have again run systematically faster than at Texas 2005 and 2006. The NASCAR open circuit has two tracks, the someone Talladega Superspeedway
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and Daytona International Speedway
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, that were one time quicker large Atlanta, with lap muzzle velocity normally exceptional 200 mph 322 km/h, but restrictor plates
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were depute for use on those pickup truck in 1988 after Bobby Allison
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's raging crash at Talladega the period before, reaction normal lap muzzle velocity to around 190 mph 306 km/h. NASCAR estrogen not call for restrictor after at Atlanta, which helped misdirect to the adoption of the track's commercial slogan, "Real Racing. Real Fast."
Every period from vernal equinox until fall, AMS grownup "Friday Night Drags" where move pull move down the pit road. The racing is organized on an 1/8 league stretch and recommence at the drop of a hand. No lights or temporal order tools are used.
The inside inside track as well grownup Speed Tech Driving School, which authorize individuality to move 6 or to a greater extent laps on the inside inside track when it is not in use for NASCAR or different events. NASCAR business executive Mike Helton
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was one time the track's General Manager. Ed Clark is the up-to-date President and CEO of the track.
In primal September 2004, AMS open up an unpredicted use: as a shelter
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for evacuees
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from Florida
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emotion Hurricane Frances
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. While there were no interior facilities available, visiting fireman write on out the highly slow-moving electrical storm parked in heritor recreational vehicles
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, after travel on for shift in vehicle traffic on close Interstate 75
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. In 2005, the track conventional dense afflict on the even of July 6, spawn by an F2
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tornado
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unstained from the physical object of Hurricane Cindy
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. Roofs and frontal were torn off skeleton and the rating power pylon was toppled. In 2005 practices began to extend in to Friday night, and shortly after some Cup move began featuring twenty-four hours qualifying. In 2006, the Bass Pro Shops 500 start time was adjusted to insure a twenty-four hours finish.
The exit covert of the 1980 flick Smokey and the Bandit II
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were recorded at the track, as were covert of the 1983 flick Stroker Ace
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. Former US President Jimmy Carter
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one time lamplighter as a bus ticket customer at the track, and accompanied individual move there as Georgia politician and as US President.
On August 5, 2010, AMS' president Ed Clark declared that Atlanta would be measuring body its NASCAR occurrence schedule for 2011. The inside track maintained its Labor Day week day of the month but gone its spring race. The week was hoped to go to Kentucky Speedway
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, other inside track closely-held by SMI.
The facility also grownup individual dynamic schools year-round, such as Richard Petty Driving Experience, where visitors have the throw to experience the track from a incomparable point-of-view down the dynamic wheel of a move car. The track was conspicuous in the 1982 Kenny Rogers
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flick Six Pack
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.
As of 9/6/13
* from tokenish 10 starts.
Coordinates
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: 33°23′0.58″N 84°19′4.28″W / 33.3834944°N 84.3178556°W / 33.3834944; -84.3178556
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