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Atlanta Motor Speedway
Location 1500 Tara Place
Hampton, Georgia 30228
Capacity 125,000
Owner Speedway Motorsports, Inc.
Operator Speedway Motorsports, Inc
Broke ground 1958
Opened 1960
Construction Cost $ 1.0 million
Architect Dr. Warren Grammel, Bill Boyd, Jack Black, Garland Bagley
Former Names Atlanta International Raceway (1960-1990)
Major Events NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
NASCAR Xfinity Series
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Quad-oval
Surface Asphalt
Circuit Length 1.54 mi (2.48 km)
Turns 4
Banking Turns: 24°
Straights: 5°
Lap Record 224.163 (Billy Boat, A. J. Foyt Racing, 1998, IRL IndyCar Series)

Atlanta Motor Speedway is a 1.54 miles (2.478 km) motorsports racing track in Hampton, Georgia. The speedway, opened in 1960, covers 850 acres (340 ha). It is 30 miles (48 km) south of Atlanta, Georgia. The races held at the track are the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500, the Rinnai 250 and the Active Pest Control 200.

The speedway holds a NASCAR Cup Series race, NASCAR Xfinity Series race and Camping World Truck Series race annually, The track is banked fifth in the straightways, and twenty-fourth in the turns. It is the only racetrack to host these events.


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