The AdvoCare 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race is the showcase event of Labor Day Weekend in Atlanta. The event is the culmination of three day racing festival taking place on September 1st, 2013 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying starts off the Labor Day Weekend festivities at 6:40pm on Friday August 30. Drivers kick it into high gear as they strive to obtain the fastest lap possible on one of NASCARS’s toughest and fastest tracks.
The Sprint Car Shootout features sprint car racing on the quarter-mile “Thunder Ring” in the debut of sprint car racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
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The racing festival kicks into high gear on Saturday night of Labor Day Weekend with the Great Clips / Grit Chips 300. Drivers, new and old will compete Saturday night under the lights at 7:00 p.m.
On Sept. 1st, Billy Currington will spotlights the Fast Cars & Guitars Pre-Race Concert just before the AdvoCare 500 on the pre-race stage located on the Speedway’s frontstretch.
2013 AdvoCare 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Schedule
Friday, Aug. 30
7:30 a.m. NASCAR Nationwide Series haulers enter
8:30 a.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series haulers enter
11:00 a.m. Gate 13 opens
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice
5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. NASCAR Nationwide Series practice
6:10 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series hot pass in effect
6:40 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying
8:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Driver Q&A on frontstretch
8:50 p.m. USCS Sprint Car driver introductions
9:00 p.m. Sprint Car Shootout, on quarter-mile “Thunder Ring”
Saturday, Aug. 31
10:30 a.m. Gate 13 opens
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. NASCAR Nationwide Series final practice
2:30 p.m. All grandstand gates open
2:30 p.m. Hot pass in effect
3:00 p.m. to 3:55 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice
4:05 p.m. NASCAR Nationwide Series qualifying
5:30 p.m. Hot pass in effect
6:00 p.m. to 6:50 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series final practice
7:00 p.m. NASCAR Nationwide Series driver introductions
7:30 p.m. Great Clips / Grit Chips 300
Sunday, Sept. 1
11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Speedway Children’s Charities Track Walk
2:30 p.m. All grandstand gates open
4:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Pre-race party
6:30 p.m. Hot pass in effect
7:00 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver introductions
7:30 p.m. AdvoCare 500
The biggest Labor Day Party in America continues Sunday, Sept. 1 with the AdvoCare 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. NASCAR’s most popular drivers hoping to qualify include Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards and Tony Stewart.
The Atlanta Motor Speedway is a 1.54 mile quad-oval track with 24 degree banked turns. Today it has a seating capacity of 125,000 with over 1000 luxury seats.
It was originally a 1.5 mile track when it was built in 1960, known as the Atlanta International Raceway. There were seven super speedways built and now only three remain. The other two tracks are Daytona International Speedway, Darlington Raceway and Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Charlotte.
Currently, the race is commonly called the biggest Labor Day Party in America and for good reason.Thousands of NASCAR fans will come from all over the country to attend the Labor Day Weekend event in Atlanta.
Racing enthusiasts love the speedway because it one of the fastest on the NASCAR circuit earning the track’s slogan, “Real Racing. Real Fast.”. The Atlanta Motor Speedway is also known for its fantastic tailgating, beautiful infield and that every seat in the house is a good one.
The racing event takes place over Labor Day Weekend Aug. 30th – Sept. 1,2013 at Atlanta motor Speedway 1500 Tara Pl Hampton, Georgia 30228.
For more information on the AdvoCare 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series please visit Atlanta Motor Speedway.