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Atlanta

Built in 1960 just outside Georgia's state capital, Atlanta Motor Speedway is a high-banked (24 degrees) superspeedway with the best viewing on the current NASCAR calendar.

Country
United States
Location
Hampton, Georgia
Co-ordinates
33.385738, -84.316913
Latest Race
First Race

Built in 1960 just outside Georgia's state capital, Atlanta Motor Speedway is a high-banked (24 degrees) superspeedway with the best viewing on the current NASCAR calendar. The early season visit of NASCAR’s Sprint Cup is the highlight of Atlanta's year and Richard Petty made his final such appearance here at the end of the 1992 season. Owner Bruton Smith rebuilt the facility in 1997, adding a dogleg at the startline to match his other speedways at Charlotte and Texas. The USAC National Championship visited Atlanta in the 1960s and late 1970s and it held a round of the Indy Racing League during the early years of that reinvented championship.

Oval

Type

Paved oval

Length

1.54 (Miles)

Description

New dogleg start/finish built, with new pitlane and pits built on old back straight

Fastest Race Lap

Billy Boat (Dallara IR7-Aurora), 24.732s, 224.163 mph, Indycars, 1998

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Billy Boat (Dallara IR7-Aurora), 24.734s, 224.145 mph, Indycars, 1998

Type

Paved oval

Length

1.522 (Miles)

Description

Track length remeasured

Type

Paved oval

Length

1.5 (Miles)

Description

Original circuit

Fastest Race Lap

Billy Boat (Dallara IR7-Aurora), 24.732s, 224.163 mph, Indycars, 1998

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Billy Boat (Dallara IR7-Aurora), 24.734s, 224.145 mph, Indycars, 1998

Road Course

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Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.5 (Miles)

Description

New dogleg start/finish built, with new pitlane and pits built on old back straight

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.5 (Miles)

Description

Original road course

Latest Races

3,171

Championships

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15,668

Results

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16,116

Drivers

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9,358

Teams

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865

Circuits

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