History

The Atlanta Motor Speedway is a 1.54-mile quad oval speedway in Hampton, Georgia. The track holds a capacity of 71,000 and is the home of the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500. The racetrack opened in 1960 and cost $1.8 million to build.

Since opening, the Atlanta Motor Speedway has undergone several renovations. In 1994, 46 condos were built over the track’s northeast side. A few years later, the track was rebuilt to standardize it with other 1.5-mile Speedway Motorsports ovals.

Over the years, the Atlanta Motor Speedway has been the home of several notable races. The racetrack hosted the Kobalt Tools 500 from 1960 to 2010 and was also the site of the 1986 NASCAR All-Star Race. Outside of NASCAR, the speedway hosted the IndyCar zMax 500 from 1998 to 2001.

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