NASCAR stars prepare to race on Atlanta’s Motor Speedway’s repaved track

History is being made this week at Atlanta Motor Speedway, as the biggest names in NASCAR take their first laps on the venue’s repaved and reconfigured track. So, how will those racing superstars fare on the smooth new surface? We’re about to find out!

NASCAR weekend is back at Atlanta Motor Speedway, with the Nalley Cars 250 and Fr8 208 doubleheader on Saturday and the return of the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 on Sunday. The action really begins on Friday, as drivers from the NASCAR Cup Series, Xfinity Series and Camping World Truck Series hit the track for afternoon practice; as always, $15 general admission tickets are available for practice, which is scheduled to begin at 3:05 p.m. on Friday.

Saturday’s doubleheader features drivers from the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series racing in the Fr8 208, which is then immediately followed by the Nalley Cars 250, featuring drivers from the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Both races are included with the purchase of Saturday tickets, which range from $35 to $45 and a free for children ages 12 and under.

Finally, the weekend’s marquee event: the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500, which is slated to start at 3 p.m. on Sunday (and will also be televised right here on FOX 5!). The winner of the race will follow in the footsteps (or, should we say, the tire tracks…) of Kevin Harvick, who drove his way to Victory Lane in 2020, and Ryan Blaney, who won last year’s race. 

Of course, racing isn’t the only action happening at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend; there’s a full lineup of entertainment and fan activities to keep visitors busy. For a look at the weekend activities and for ticket information, click here. And click the video player for a look at our morning in Hampton, getting a look at the "new" Atlanta Motor Speedway!