Keys for Success: Pep Boys Auto 500 -- Atlanta Motor Speedway ATLANTA (Sept. 5, 2009) -- Each race weekend, random Dodge Motorsports crew chiefs, drivers, engine specialists and team members give their insight on the 'keys for success' for the...
Keys for Success: Pep Boys Auto 500 -- Atlanta Motor Speedway
ATLANTA (Sept. 5, 2009) -- Each race weekend, random Dodge Motorsports crew chiefs, drivers, engine specialists and team members give their insight on the 'keys for success' for the upcoming race. This week, the green flag drops on the Pep Boys Auto 500 at the 1.54-mile Atlanta Motor Speedway
Track: Atlanta Motor Speedway (race 25 of 36 on the NSCS point's schedule)
Race: Pep Boys Auto 500
Track Length: 1.54-miles (325 laps/500.5 miles)
Banking in Corners: 24 degrees
Banking on Straights: 5 degrees
Frontstretch: 2,332 feet
Backstretch: 1,800 feet each
Race Record: Bobby Labonte, 159.904 avg. mph (Nov. 16, 1997)
Trivia Question (see answer below): Kurt Busch's reverse victory lap at the spring event at AMS last spring was named the "Unwind Lap". What famous "reverse" lap was completed on this day in history?
KASEY KAHNE (No. 9 Budweiser Dodge Charger) "Your car may be good on the bottom early in the race, but as the track changes the car may work better up top. It's important to move around to make sure you are running the quickest line. A line that didn't work early may be the right line later in the race. Just because another driver is having success with one line doesn't mean the setup you have in your car will automatically produce the same kind of results."
Answer to trivia question: On this day in 1930, Charles Creighton and James Hargis' arrived in New York City on this day, having completed a 42-day round trip to Los Angeles - driving their 1929 Model A the entire 7,180 miles in reverse gear.
-credit: dodge motorsports