Atlanta Motor Speedway facts for kids
|Location||1500 Tara Place
Hampton, Georgia 30228
|Owner||Speedway Motorsports, Inc.|
|Operator||Speedway Motorsports, Inc|
|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
|Circuit Length||1.54 mi (2.48 km)|
|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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