Atlanta Motor Speedway news 2010-01-05

Atlanta Motor Speedway Kicks Off 2010 Hosting Goodyear Tire Test Edwards, Hornish, Martin and Truex to Assist Goodyear in Testing at AMS HAMPTON, Ga. (Jan. 5, 2009) -- The 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series action at Atlanta Motor Speedway will...

Atlanta Motor Speedway Kicks Off 2010 Hosting Goodyear Tire Test
Edwards, Hornish, Martin and Truex to Assist Goodyear in Testing at AMS

HAMPTON, Ga. (Jan. 5, 2009) -- The 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series action at Atlanta Motor Speedway will kick off early and in full speed with four top teams preparing for the Kobalt Tools 500 during offseason tire testing for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Carl Edwards, Sam Hornish, Jr., Mark Martin and Martin Truex, Jr. will participate in two days of testing for Goodyear on January 12 and 13.

The two-day test is closed to the public and will aid Goodyear in determining the paramount tire for Atlanta Motor Speedway's March 7 Kobalt Tools 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.

Of the four drivers currently slated for the test, Edwards is the most accomplished at Atlanta Motor Speedway with three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series wins and a weekend sweep in 2005, including a Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series win. Martin has two wins and two poles in Atlanta, while Truex, Jr. won the most-recent pole for September's 2009 Pep Boys Auto 500.

For more information on the Kobalt Tools 500 race weekend or to purchase tickets, call the Atlanta Motor Speedway Ticket Office at (770) 946-4211, (877) 9-AMS-TIX or visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com.

-source: ams

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