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TABLE OF CONTENTS GENERAL ADMISSION Weekend Schedule Contact Us Behavior & Cooler Policies Golf Carts & ATVs Where to Tune In Credential Office Hours Purchasing Pit Passes, Tickets & Programs Prohibited Items Ushers, ATMs & Pay Phones Alcoholic Beverages & Designated Drivers Accidents & Emergency Situations, First Aid Towed Vehicles & Pass Out Policy Infield Tunnel Information & Infield Admission General Infield Information & Infield First Aid/Security Speedway Site Map
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GUEST SERVICES Track Tours Church Services Nationwide Information Booths Lost and Found Nationwide Fan Assistance Patrol & Shuttle Service “On Your Side Ride” Tram Service “On Your Side Pit Stop” Comfort Zones
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CAMPING OPTIONS Camping Information & Handicap Camping Trackside Terrace, Turn One Terrace, Turn One, Club One Family Reserved, Legends & East Turn Campgrounds Camping Rules Shower/Restroom Facilities
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DIRECTIONS Pre-Race Directions Maps Post-Race Directions Maps Post-Race Directions General Directions Map
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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 11:00am Gates 13 & 15 Open 1:00pm Pep Boys Auto 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Final Practice 2:40pm Degree V12 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series Qualifying 4:00pm Gates 12 & 14 Open 4:40pm Pep Boys Auto 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying 6:30pm Degree V12 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series Driver Introductions 7:00pm Degree V12 300 (195 Laps)
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 2:00pm 4:30pm 7:00pm 7:30pm
Gates Open Pre-Race Party & Concert starring Diamond Rio with special guest Jason Michael Carroll Pep Boys Auto 500 Driver Introductions Pep Boys Auto 500 (325 laps)
GENERAL INFORMATION CONTACT US Atlanta Motor Speedway always appreciates hearing from its fans.Your suggestions and valued input are important to us in our continued effort to make your experience at Atlanta Motor Speedway the best it can be. Please send mail to: Atlanta Motor Speedway Customer Service Department P.O. Box 500 Hampton, GA 30228 BEHAVIOR POLICY Our goal is to create a high–energy environment to lend support to our participants while maintaining a wholesome, family–oriented atmosphere. To ensure that all fans have a pleasant race day experience, each patron should act responsibly and be considerate to others. AMS security personnel will respond to complaints of misconduct. Fans who fail to comply with Speedway policy may face disciplinary action, including immediate removal from the premises. Tickets, passes and admissions may be confiscated and are non–refundable. COOLER POLICY Fans are welcome to bring coolers to Atlanta Motor Speedway. Coolers may be made of any material, as long as they are 14x14x14 or smaller. Please, no glass is allowed in the grandstands. As always, please allow extra time if you are carrying in a cooler as all bags are subject to search. GOLF CARTS & ATVs All golf carts must carry a Speedway Motorsports, Inc. (SMI) Golf Cart permit. Personal golf carts or ATVs, scooters, etc., are not permitted on AMS property. Licensed, purpose-built single-person motorized vehicles for the physically impaired will be allowed. WHERE TO LISTEN TO THE RACE PRN (Performance Racing Network) broadcasts all NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series events at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Here is where their programming can be found. •The Bear 92.5 FM • WDEN–FM 99.1 • Speedway’s Radio 90.3 FM SPEEDWAY CHILDREN’S CHARITIES TRACK WALK & AUCTION Take a walk around the “Fastest Track in NASCAR”! Experience racing from a whole new angle and help children’s organizations throughout the Atlanta area. Registration is $35. Walks are on Saturday, Sep. 5 from 9:00 a.m. till 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, Sep. 6 from 9:00 a.m. till 11:00 a.m. Please note: Participants must pick up wristbands, t-shirts and sign waivers before 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, Sep. 6. Sign up at the Speedway Children’s Charities Rig located by Gate 13. The memorabilia auction will be held Sunday, Sep. 6 at 2:00p.m. at Bruton Smith Park at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Bid on one-of-a-kind items from your favorite drivers. 04
GENERAL INFORMATION CREDENTIAL OFFICE HOURS If you have requested credentials and they have been approved and confirmed prior to race week, you may pick them up at the credential office, located adjacent to the 3rd Turn tunnel just off Lower Woolsey during the following hours (Photo ID required): FRIDAY, September, 4 9:00am–7:00pm SATURDAY, September 5 6:00am–8:00pm SUNDAY, September 6 1:00pm–8:30pm PURCHASING PIT PASSES There are a limited number of weekend pre–race pit passes available for $125, Sunday-only pre-race pit passes for $100.00, and Saturday-only pre-race pit passes for $75. All pit passes must be accompanied by a grandstand or infield ticket. • No one under 14 is allowed in the pit area; must show photo ID • Pit passes can be purchased race weekend at Will Call only • No sleeveless shirts, skirts, open-toe shoes or shorts are allowed in the pit area PURCHASING TICKETS Tickets to all events at Atlanta Motor Speedway may be purchased at the main ticket office, located outside Turn 4, adjacent to the condo/corporate office building. Fans can also call the speedway ticket office at 1-877-9 AMS TIX (1-877-926-7849), visit the speedway website at www.AtlantaMotorSpeedway.com, or visit any participating Ticketmaster location. On Sunday only, any available frontstretch tickets (Winners, Champions, Earnhardt and Petty Grandstands) may be purchased at Gates 12–15; Elliott Grandstand tickets can be purchased at Gate 2. Saturday event tickets can be purchased at Gates 12–15 for that day’s events. TICKET RESALE No tickets may be resold on Speedway property. Protect yourself from stolen or counterfeit tickets. All ticket transactions should be handled through the ticket office or tickets may be resold through Ticket Exchange by visiting Ticketmaster.com, the only resale website recognized as legitimate by Atlanta Motor Speedway. POSTPONEMENT POLICY In the event of postponement, no refunds will be given. All tickets will be honored the day the event is held. PROGRAMS AFTER EVENTS If you were unable to get a program during race weekend, call (770) 707-7970. 05
GENERAL INFORMATION PRE-RACE PARTY Fans can purchase pre-race party passes and get stage-front access to the concert featuring Diamond Rio with special guest Jason Michael Carroll and pre-race driver introductions. Passes are only $49. Passes can be purchased at the ticket office or by calling 877-9-AMS-TIX. PROHIBITED ITEMS To ensure all fans have an enjoyable and safe race weekend, the following items are prohibited: • Pets on the infield & grandstands • Rollerblades • Campfires (Grills Only) • Skateboards • Attachments to the fence • Firearms • Umbrellas (in grandstands only) • Tractor-trailers (must park and pay in unreserved RV lot) • Strollers (in grandstands only) • ATVs • Lift trucks • Non–licensed scooters • Any truck-affixed attachment taller than 10’ • Golf carts • Portable toilets (Infield Only) • Bicycles • Advertising banners on RVs • Fireworks (or any other explosive device) • Any excessively loud noise None of the above restricted items may be left on/around gate area. USHERS Grandstand captains (ushers) are located in each grandstand. Look for blue vests with white caps, if you have seating problems. AUTOMATIC TELLER MACHINES (ATMs) There are several ATMs, provided by Bank of America, located on the concourse levels beneath the grandstand seating area.
PAY PHONES Pay phones are located in the following areas: • Champions Grandstand Section 137, 146 and 158 ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES & DESIGNATED DRIVERS Fans may bring canned alcoholic beverages into the grandstand and infield areas. No glass is allowed in grandstands at any time. Alcoholic beverages are also available for purchase in the grandstand area. If alcohol will play a part in your race day activities, AMS and Levy Restaurants encourage you to please remember to drink responsibly, designate a driver before leaving home and do not operate any vehicle after consuming alcoholic beverages. 06
GENERAL INFORMATION ACCIDENTS & EMERGENCY SITUATIONS Please report any accidents to the nearest Customer Service Representative (wearing an Atlanta Motor Speedway logo shirt), law enforcement officer, usher or speedway security personnel immediately. Please allow emergency personnel to respond to incidents promptly and without interference. If you are injured, please allow medical staff (EMTs, First Aid staff, etc.) to attend to your needs and complete an accident report on your behalf. In the case of an emergency call 911, or if you observe illegal or otherwise inappropriate activity by other guests, please contact a Customer Service Representative, usher, law enforcement representative or grandstand captain immediately, or call Security Command at (770) 707-5015. FIRST AID First aid stations are also located under the grandstands as follows: Champions Grandstand Concourse level, sections 146â€“147 Winners Concourse level, sections 168â€“170 Earnhardt Concourse level, ambulance Petty Concourse level, ambulance Elliott (Sunday Only) Concourse level, ambulance
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GENERAL INFORMATION TOWED VEHICLES Any vehicle towed on AMS property will be taken to the impound lot located behind the Security Command building at the main entrance of the property. Vehicles in the following situations will be towed: vehicles parked in reserved spaces without the proper parking credential and vehicles that are blocking fire lanes, gates, entrances, emergency exits or other vehicles. Golf carts will be towed to the operations facility off of Speedway Blvd. INFIELD TUNNEL INFORMATION The tunnel entrance is located between Turns 1 & 2 and allows access for vehicles up to 14’ 6” high at any time during our event weekends. INFIELD ADMISSION Weekend Admission (If entering between Friday 2:00pm & Saturday10:00pm): $75 Sunday Only Admission (If entering after 10:00pm Saturday): $60 May be ordered by telephone at (770) 946-4211 or 1-877-9 AMS TIX in advance or purchased at the tunnel. Children 12 and under are FREE! GENERAL INFIELD INFORMATION • Reserved parking stickers must be displayed on vehicle windshield at all times. • Infield vehicular traffic will be limited to finding a parking space. • Limited infield parking passes can be purchased for $50. • NO CRUISING after entrance to infield. • For your safety and as a courtesy to other guests, standing along the fence is prohibited. INFIELD FIRST AID Emergency First Aid is available by calling 911. PASS OUT POLICY Anyone exiting the admission gates during an event is responsible for having their ticket scanned on exit. Ticket will be required to be scanned again on re–entry. 10
GUEST SERVICES TRACK TOURS Twice a year, Atlanta Motor Speedway is the bustling center of the NASCAR Sprint Cup world, filled with hundreds of thousands of fans from all over the country. But the rest of the year, this premier racing facility is open to the public for speedway tours and a behind-the-scenes look at one of the South’s finest entertainment complexes. Official track tours include a brief track history, a visit to Petty Garden, a tour of one of the track’s luxury suites, a sneak peek at the garages and Victory Lane plus two laps in the Speedway van around the same 1.54-mile track that stars like Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. race on. Track tours are available daily and run every half hour during operating hours (Monday–Saturday 9:30am to 4:30pm; Sunday 1:30pm to 4:30pm). Tours are just $5 for adults and $2 for children. Ages 6 and under are free. Group rates apply for 10 or more and require reservations. Track Tours and rides are dependent upon track availability and are not available during NASCAR race weekends. For more information, call the gift shop at (770) 707-7970. CHURCH SERVICES Church services will be provided by Raceway Ministries on Sunday, September 6 at 10:00am. LOCATIONS FOR SERVICES: • Across from the Souvenir/Gift Shop beside the lake • Adjacent to restroom/shower facility outside Gate 13 NATIONWIDE INFORMATION BOOTHS Fans looking for information regarding Atlanta Motor Speedway should visit the Nationwide Information stations located throughout the facility.Volunteers are available to give directions, answer questions and provide information about the weekend’s events. Also, any handicap patrons needing golf cart assistance to/from parking areas can go to one of the Nationwide booths to have someone contact Nationwide Fan Assistance Patrol. Refer to the center map for locations. LOST AND FOUND Lost and Found is located at the front reception desk in the AMS corporate office. For more information concerning lost items call (770) 707-7904. 14
GUEST SERVICES NATIONWIDE ON YOUR SIDE SHUTTLES AND GOLF CARTS The Nationwide On Your Side Ride golf cart program offers general assistance throughout Atlanta Motor Speedway parking areas, along with providing shuttle service for those guests with special needs. They will be patrolling the perimeter road throughout the weekend in golf carts with blue awnings specially marked Nationwide On Your Side Ride. These services are limited to the Atlanta Motor Speedway facility only, providing patrons with the ability to move to and from almost any area on the property. Patrons may inquire about any of these services at the Nationwide Race Information Stations located throughout the facility.
Nationwide On Your Side Ride Shuttle Service The shuttles provide service between the campgrounds and the entrance gates before and after events. The Nationwide On Your Side Ride shuttle service will depart regularly from the designated Shuttle Stops around Atlanta Motor Speedway. • Tram passengers under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult • Infield Tram Route: From entrance to the Main Tunnel along the Road Course • Campground Tram Routes: From campgrounds to inner perimeter road and stops at each grandstand. NATIONWIDE ON YOUR SIDE FAN PIT STOP The ultimate in fan relaxation, the Pit Stops provide a place for you to take a break on race days. There are two tents located on each end of the display lot. 16
CAMPING OPTIONS CAMPING INFORMATION There are reserved camping spaces available both inside and outside the speedway with prices starting at $100 per space. There are also unreserved camping areas outside the speedway, which are $60 each and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information or to reserve a spot, please call (770) 946-4211 or 1-877-9 AMS TIX. TRACKSIDE TERRACE Trackside Terrace camping area offers sixty-one (61) spaces with an unparalleled view of all the action on the high speed backstretch. Five (5) spots on the back of the Terrace will also be available with trackside viewing verandas. Trackside spots sell for $7,000 per year and includes 10 admission tickets while backside terrace spots can be purchased for $6,000 per year. Both areas offer 24–hour security and full hook-ups (electric, water, sewer). DEGREE V12 CAMPING Located on the corner of Speedway Blvd. and Inner Perimeter Rd. behind Turn 1, the Degree V12 campground offers reserved camping for $150 and is conveniently located just outside the main tunnel. TURN ONE TRACKSIDE CAMPING This area features asphalt RV parking spots with full hookups while offering a spectacular view of the infield and track from just above Turn One. Spots are sold for $7,990 per year. CLUB ONE CAMPING Available exclusively to Club One patrons, Club One camping offers 24 asphalt RV camping spots with full hookups at the base of Atlanta Motor Speedway's newest grandstand. This area will provide campers with easy access to Club One and the main grandstands. Spots are sold for $1,000 per year. ELLIOTT RV & HANDICAP CAMPING Located directly behind the Turn 3 Elliott Grandstand, this lot features reserved RV camping with convenient access to Turn 3. Spaces are 25’ x 45’ and sell for $150. HANDICAP CAMPING Reserved spots are available adjacent to the Degree V12 campground area in the lot off of the Inner Perimeter Rd. while unreserved spots are available outside tent/pop-up. Reserved spaces are $100, while unreserved are $60 per space. 18
CAMPING OPTIONS FAMILY CAMPING This multi-sectioned camping area with round-the-clock security and strictly enforced quiet time (10pm–7am) allows for a more relaxed camping experience for the whole family. Located between the Main Entrance and Entrance C and across the Inner Perimeter Road from the Earnhardt and Champions grandstands also offers easy access to the large main shower and restroom facility. RV spaces sell for S150 per race. Family Tent/Pop-up Camping One section of the Family Camping area is reserved for tent and pop-up camping. This area is adjacent to the main shower and restroom facility for ease of use. The tent/pop-up spaces sell for $100 per race. Family Premium Reserved RV Currently, the closest camping area to the main grandstands and central tram stop, this is the newest section of the family camping, offering water & electric hookups; however, there is no charge at the dumping station. Spots sell for $800 a year. PREMIER CAMPING Located along the main entrance, these asphalt spots include full hookups and easy access to the frontstretch grandstands as well as the souvenir and display areas. Limited to only 33 spaces. This reserved area sells $1,000 annually for a 23’ x 45’ (approx) space. LEGENDS CAMPING & LEGENDS RESERVED TENT Featuring rows marked with legendary driver names, the Legends Campground is located south of the speedway’s main entrance, adjacent to Hwy 19/41. This reserved camping area sells for $150 for a 25’ x 45’ (approx) space. Shaded by the tree grove on the front side of the Atlanta Motor Speedway property, the Legends Reserved Tent Camping is located between Legends Camping (RV only) and the Speedway’s main entrance. 20’ x 30’ spaces are $125. EAST TURN RESERVED CAMPING The East Turn Reserved Campground is located south of the Legends campground on the front side of Speedway property, adjacent to Hwy 19/41. Spaces in this all gravel lot sell for $150 per race. 19
CAMPING OPTIONS CAMPING RULES Campers encountering a problem should call Security at (770) 707-5015. • Quiet time in all camping areas is from midnight to 7am (except Family Campground 10pm–7am). Although we do allow the use of generators, AMS recommends all generators have an exhaust flow pipe and be placed on the entry side of the camper. We ask that campers use courtesy toward their neighbors in the placement of generators. AMS security or camp ground officials may ask that you relocate your generator if it disturbs those camping around you. • Grills and fires in a metal container are permissible. • Trash should be deposited in barrels or dumpsters. • The use of public address systems, bullhorns and other devices generating excessively loud noise are prohibited at all times. AMS reserves the right to judge what constitutes excessively loud noise levels and guests in violation may be asked to lower the noise level or leave the premises. • Pets are not allowed on infield of speedway. • Extra vehicles and/or camping equipment in the reserved campgrounds must fit inside your allocated space. All traffic lanes and aisles must be kept open.Vehicles blocking aisles are subject to be towed. • Flags above 10’ in height on the infield must be lowered during all racing events and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying. • Dump stations are located outside the oval adjacent to the lake outside Turn 4, near Entrance M, in unreserved campground off Speedway Blvd. and inside near the infield bathroom/shower building in Turns 1 & 2. SHOWER/RESTROOM FACILITIES Atlanta Motor Speedway offers 30 permanent restroom facilities equipped with more than 1,400 toilets for race fans to utilize. Restrooms are located throughout the facility. There are also combination shower/restroom facilities for our campers. Camper showers are located in the infield in both camping areas, as well as outside the track near the lake and next to the Family RV Campground. These facilities provide 24–hour restroom and shower access to all of our race fans during event weekends. With more than 42 showers and 47 restrooms, these facilities have helped ease crowding during race weekends. 20
GENERAL POST-RACE DIRECTIONS EXITING FROM SPEEDWAY BLVD (Yellow, Red, and Green lots) Speedway Blvd. exits north and south onto Hwy. 19/41. Northbound Traffic—Stay in left lanes and take Hwy. 19/41 north, follow signs to 1-75. Southbound Traffic—Stay in far right lane and take Hwy. 19/41 south, follow signs to 1–75. EXITING FROM THE MAIN ENTRANCE (Blue lot) If you are parked at the main entrance you will exit southbound onto Hwy. 19/41; follow signs to 1-75. MAIN GATE WILL EXIT SOUTHBOUND ONLY ON 19/41. EXITING FROM RICHARD PETTY BLVD Richard Petty Blvd. exits south onto Hwy. 19/41 to Griffin. TRAFFIC WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO EXIT NORTHBOUND ONTO HWY. 19/41 FROM PETTY BLVD. EXITING FROM BACKSTRETCH PARKING LOTS (Orange and Weaver lots) If traveling south to Griffin take Lower Woolsey to 19/41 south. If travelling to 1-75 exit parking lot to Lower Woolsey then left onto GA 20. TRAFFIC WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO EXIT NORTHBOUND ONTO HWY. 19/41 FROM BACKSTRETCH PARKING LOTS. EXITING FROM EAST TURN AND LEGENDS RESERVED & LEGENDS TENT CAMPGROUNDS Campers parked in East Turn and Legends Reserved Camping will exit through the main entrance or Entrance E following the conclusion of the event on Sunday. MAIN GATE WILL EXIT SOUTHBOUND ONLY ON 19/41. NORTHBOUND TRAFFIC NEEDS TO USE EXIT E. EXITING FROM FAMILY CAMPGROUND All campers parked in the Family Campground will have to exit through the Main Entrance following the event. Entrance C will be closed to traffic. MAIN GATE WILL EXIT SOUTHBOUND ONLY ON 19/41. EXITING FROM CHAMPIONS Northbound traffic exit straight out of lot then right onto Speedway Blvd and Northbound 19/41. Southbound traffic exit right, go to main entrance then right onto 19/41 South. Peachtree City traffic exit right on Perimeter Road continue around for 1 1/2 miles then left at Souvenir Warehouse just outside Turn 2, then left on to Speedway Blvd. and right onto Lower Woolsey Rd. 24
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Published on Aug 21, 2009