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NASCAR RACE #25 PREVIEW: AdvoCare 500, Atlanta Motor Speedway Tonight at 6:30 pm on ESPN

 

The NASCAR Sprint Cup series moves into Dixieland for the AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the suburb of Hampton, Georgia.

Atlanta is one of the larger tracks on the NASCAR circuit with 124,000 capacity and a track length of 1.54 miles.

The 500.5-mile race consists of 325 laps.

Atlanta Motor Speedway (file photo)

In the last 10 races at Atlanta, the top winners includes Jimmie Johnson, Tony Stewart and Kurt Busch with two each. Jeff Gordon has won one race. In 15 races at the speedway, Gordon has finished in the top five, tops among active drivers.

Former president and racing fan Jimmy Carter, a Georgia native, worked at the track as a ticket vendor in the 1960′s. Driver Fireball Roberts won the first NASCAR event in Atlanta in 1960, the Dixie 200.

REVIEWING THE 2011 AdvoCare 500 Race: Rain extended the Labor Day weekend race into Tuesday. Hendricks Motorsports finished 1-2 with Gordon leading a race-high 146 laps which included the final 38 to hold off teammate Johnson for the win. With his 85th win, Gordon broke the tie with Bobby Allison and Darrell Waltrip for third on the career Cup win list. Gordon only trails Richard Petty (200) and David Pearson (105) in wins.

The race starts at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN.

For more information on the race or to follow it live, log onto NASCAR.com or AtlantaMotorSpeedway.com.

NASCAR RACE #26 preview: Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, Georgia with Denny Hamlin on the pole

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After taking last weekend off, the NASCAR Sprint Cup series will get back to action tonight, September 5 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, in the Atlanta suburb of Hampton, located 30 miles from the downtown area.

The race will be televised by ESPN and starts at 7:30 p.m.

Denny Hamlin (courtesy of NASCARmedia)

This will be the second time that the circuit has been to the Atlanta area. Race Number 4 back in March, the Kobalt Tools 500.

Atlanta Motor Speedway (NASCAR)

Atlanta Motor Speedway is a Quad-oval with a seating capacity of 113,000. The 500.5 mile race, the Emory Healthcare 500 will be run in 325 laps.

The frontstretch and the backstetch were swapped when the track was renovated in 1997 to become NASCAR’s fastest 1.5-mile track. The asphalt is banked 24 degrees in the turns.

Fireball Roberts won the first NASCAR event at Atlanta Motor Speedway, the 1960 Dixie 200.

Last year’s race was called the Pep Boys Auto 500 which featured the tracks’s first night-time Cup race, eight drivers led 17 of more laps. Kasey Kahne led the final 11 on the way to hia second win of the season. Kahne held off Kevin Harvick, who led 66 of the 325 laps. Juan Pablo Montoya, David Reutimann and Mark Martin also had top-five finishes.

Denny Hamlin is trying to shake off his mid-season slump and he showed some sign of coming out of it on Saturday by claiming the pole for the Emory Healthcare 500.

He will be followed by Ryan Newman, Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards and Tony Stewart.

Hamlin captured the eighth pole of his career and the 50th for Joe Gibbs Racing.

Hamlin has won five races this season, but it has almost three months since his last victory. He’s coming off a disappointing 34-th place finish at Bristol Motor Speedway and is fifth in the point standings and will be in The Chase which be starting at Richmond next week.

Failing to make the 43-car field were Todd Bodine, Landon Cassill, Jason Leffler and Scott Riggs.



Week 4 in Nascar Schedule: Atlanta Motor Speedway

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Can the red-hot number 48 Lowes Chevrolet team led by Jimmie Johnson make it three wins in a row?

NASCAR moves into dixieland this week at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga., which is 30 milesĀ  south of Atlanta. The seating capacity is 113,000 on a quad-oval track. The Kobalt Tools 500 will be on March 7 on Fox TV at 1 p.m. This is the 50th anniversary of the speedway and Atlanta has hosted more 500-mile races (93) than any other NASCAR facility.

Renovations at the facility turned th speedway into NASCAR’s fastest 1.5 mile track. The asphalt is banked in the turns.

Since Jimmie Johnson’s sweep in 2007, two Dodges, a Ford, and a Toyota have won at Atlanta. Fireball Roberts won the first NASCAR event in Atlanta, the 1960 Dixie 200.

Recapping the 2009 race, Kurt Busch dominated, leading 234 of the 330 laps in his Miller Lite Dodge, but needed to get past Carl Edwards with two laps to go to win the race. Jeff Gordon, who led 47 laps, also slipped past Edwards for second. Mark Martin, the pole-sitter finished 31st.