HAMPTON, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - What’s better than watching a rip-roaring NASCAR race at Atlanta Motor Speedway? How about three full days of racing, culminating in the biggest race of the year there?
NASCAR returns to Hampton’s Atlanta Motor Speedway this week, as drivers and fans get fired up ahead of Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500. The action begins on Friday, February 22nd, as all three national NASCAR touring series take the track, leading up to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying, which sets the field for Sunday’s big race.
Next up, it’s a doubleheader on Saturday, starting with the NASCAR XFINITY Series Rinnai 250 and followed by the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Atlanta 200. Finally, the sport’s biggest stars start their engines for a showdown on Sunday, with the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500. Throughout the weekend, there are tons of fan activities planned at Atlanta Motor Speedway, along with food and drink options and vendors selling every kind of racing collectible you could ever want.
Tickets for Friday’s qualifying runs cost just $10 for adults and are free for kids ages 12 and under. Frontstretch general admission for Saturday’s races costs just $40, and tickets for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 start at $49 for adults (and are just $10 for children ages 12 and under).
Good Day Atlanta’s Paul Milliken spent the morning at Atlanta Motor Speedway, getting a first look at how crews there are preparing for the biggest weekend of the year!