Atlanta Motor Speedway on points changes

Atlanta Motor Speedway President Ed Clark Comments on NASCAR's 2011 Changes

HAMPTON, Ga. (Jan. 26, 2011) -- As part of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Media Tour hosted by Charlotte Motor Speedway, NASCAR announced competition changes for the 2011 racing season.

Atlanta Motor Speedway president and general manager Ed Clark commented on the modifications outlined by series officials: "NASCAR is to be saluted for their off-season work on the significant program changes announced today. The new elements will keep the sport fresh and interesting for both long-time fans and new followers of the sport. The changes to NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying will bring a great amount of drama back to pole qualifying day. We will see new heroes emerge in the Nationwide Series as drivers now have to choose what series they want to run for a title in. And, with the point system changes, there will be a heightened level of competition in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. 2011 will be a very interesting season."

Atlanta Motor Speedway will play host to all three of NASCAR's top touring divisions on Labor Day weekend in 2011 with night racing under the lights:

Friday, Sept. 2nd: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Saturday, Sept. 3rd: NASCAR Nationwide Series
Sunday, Sept. 4th: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

-source: ams

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