Numerous Drivers to Pull Double Duty at Atlanta Motor Speedway

HAMPTON, Ga. (March 14, 2006) -- For 25 drivers, one race at Atlanta Motor Speedway isn't enough. They have opted to drive in two of NASCAR's top divisions this weekend for the Golden Corral 500 race weekend.

In addition to another paycheck, running in a second series provides drivers with invaluable seat-time at the 1.54-mile quad oval.

Twenty drivers will be competing in both the Golden Corral 500 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race and the Nicorette 300 NASCAR Busch Series races this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

They are:

Clint Bowyer
Mark Martin
Todd Bodine
Kyle Busch
Bill Lester
Jon Wood
Kasey Kahne
Mike Skinner
Paul Menard
Greg Biffle
Matt Kenseth
J.J. Yeley
Denny Hamlin
Jeff Burton
Kenny Wallace
Kevin Harvick
Reed Sorenson
Casey Mears
Carl Edwards
Jamie McMurray
Ken Schrader
Elliott Sadler
Michael Waltrip
Ryan Newman
Brian Vickers

Mark Martin, vying for his third straight Craftsman Truck Series win of 2006, former series champion Mike Skinner and Bill Lester, making his first NASCAR NEXTEL Cup start will all pull double duty competing in the Golden Corral 500 and the John Deere 200.

A limited number of seats are available for the Golden Corral 500 weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Tickets are available by calling 877-9-AMS-TIX (877-926-7849), 770-946-4211, by calling Ticketmaster at 404-249-6400, or by visiting