Good Day Atlanta Viewer Information: May 15, 2015

NASCAR Week: The Richard Petty Driving Experience: It's an exciting month for NASCAR fans, as Charlotte Motor Speedway prepares for the 10 Days of Thunder. This weekend is the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race (May 16th), followed by the Coca-Cola 600 on May 24. In preparation for the races, Good Day Atlanta's Paul Milliken is spending the week looking at some race fan hotspots in both North Georgia and in Charlotte, North Carolina.

If getting behind the wheel of a racecar is on your bucket list, then this is a story for you. While in Charlotte, Paul tried out the Richard Petty Driving Experience, which offers daredevils the chance to either ride in the passenger seat as a racecar speeds around a track, or actually drive the car. Paul got to do both, starting with a thrilling ride with NASCAR driver (and Georgia native) David Ragan, who took the car up to 170 miles per hour! Then it was Paul's turn to drive, and let's just say the car didn't quite go that fast with him behind the wheel!  For more click here.

Former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young is celebrating his 83rd birthday this weekend. Good Day Atlanta's Gurvir Dhindsa talks to him about his many achievements. This weekend the Andrew J. Young Foundation will host the inaugural Andrew J.Young Leadership Awards. For more information click here.

Pet of the day from the Gwinnett County Operation Second Chance- Jail Dogs and the Society of Humane Friends, For more information click here.

Pike Nurseries Very Berry Containers: Melodie McDanal, Pike Nurseries associate and Georgia Certified Plant Professional, joins Good Day Atlanta's Gurvir Dhindsa to talk about why blueberries are perfect for growing in containers and small spaces! For more information click here.

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