BUSCH: Atlanta Motor Speedway 2007 dates announced

2007 Atlanta Motor Speedway NASCAR Schedule Released HAMPTON, Ga. (August 24, 2006) -- NASCAR fans will again have two opportunities to satisfy their racing addiction at Atlanta Motor Speedway in 2007. Track officials announced the 2007 event...

2007 Atlanta Motor Speedway NASCAR Schedule Released

HAMPTON, Ga. (August 24, 2006) -- NASCAR fans will again have two opportunities to satisfy their racing addiction at Atlanta Motor Speedway in 2007. Track officials announced the 2007 event schedule which includes two NASCAR race weekends on March 16-18 and October 26-28.

The March race weekend starts off the 2007 season with three days packed full of events. Friday night starts the weekend with the fastest qualifying session in NASCAR when the stars of NEXTEL Cup series attempt to top the speed charts under the lights.

Qualifying will be immediately followed by a 200-mile NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race. Saturday features some NASCAR newcomers and seasoned NASCAR veterans as they battle for 300-miles in a NASCAR Busch Series race. On Sunday, NASCAR's elite drivers will try and tame the Atlanta Motor Speedway for 500 miles in a NEXTEL Cup Series event.

For the fall event at AMS, fans will get another weekend packed full of action. Friday night will feature NASCAR NEXTEL Cup qualifying under the lights and Saturday brings the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series back for what is sure to be a thrilling race. Sunday caps off the weekend with the 500 miles of NASCAR NEXTEL Cup side-by-side racing.

Tickets are on sale now for this year's October 27-29 Bass Pro Shops 500 race weekend and may be purchased by calling the AMS ticket office at 770-946-4211 or 877-9AMSTIX, or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

<pre> 2007 Atlanta Motor Speedway schedule: March 16 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Qualifying Night, followed by a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Race March 17 NASCAR Busch Series Race March 18 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Race October 26 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Qualifying Night October 27 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Race October 28 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Race

-credit: ams

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup , NASCAR XFINITY , NASCAR Truck