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  • Address: 1500 Tara Place
    Hampton, Georgia
    United States
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Track Facts
Location 20 miles south of Atlanta on Highways 19 & 41
Constructed 1959-60; reconfiguration completed Nov. 1997
Property 887 acres
Track 1.54-mile quad-oval
Racing Surface 55-60 feet wide
Turns Approximately one-quarter mile, banked 24 degrees
Straightaways Banked 5 degrees
Length of Frontstretch 2,332 feet (including dogleg)
Length of Backstretch 1,800 feet (including dogleg)
Pit Road 1320 feet
Infield Approximately 120 acres
First Race July 31, 1960 (Dixie 200)
Winner - Fireball Roberts
Pole - Fireball Roberts (133.870 - four-lap average)
One-lap Qualifying Record NASCAR Sprint Cup - Geoffrey Bodine - 197.478 mph, 28.074 seconds (Nov. 15, 1997)
Indy Racing League - Billy Boat - 224.145 mph, 24.734 seconds (Aug. 28, 1998)
500-mile Race Record
(1.54-mile configuration) 159.904 mph (3 hours, 7 minutes, 48 seconds) set by Bobby Labonte (11/16/97)
500-mile Race Record
(1.55-mile configuration) 163.633 mph (3 hours, 3 minutes, 3 seconds) set by Dale Earnhardt (11/12/95)
Owner Bruton Smith purchased Atlanta Motor Speedway on Oct. 23, 1990; Speedway Motorsports, Inc. - a public corporation - was formed in 1995.

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