Thursday, August 05, 2010

CONFIRMED: Atlanta Motor Speedway To Lose Sprint Cup Race In 2011

Officials at Atlanta Motor Speedway confirmed today what Sirius Speedway first told you back on the 29th of June; that the track will host only one NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in 2011.

Atlanta will retain its fall race weekend on September 2-4, with its other date going to another Speedway Motorsports, Inc. facility; reportedly Kentucky Speedway. SMI will hold a press conference Monday at Kentucky, and Chairman Bruton Smith said this week that he is confident that the track will be on the 2001 Sprint Cup Series schedule.

Atlanta Motor Speedway has a pair of Sprint Cup events each year for more than half a century. Track President Ed Clark said of the move, "Atlanta Motor speedway has provided top-quality racing entertainment to spectators from across the nation and around the world for 50 years. While our schedule will change, our commitment to the racing fans who have been the heart and soul of Atlanta Motor Speedway through these years will be stronger than ever. Our entire staff will be even more driven to produce the top annual sporting event in Georgia for many years to come."

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