AdvoCare 500 Altanta Schedule
The AdvoCare 500 is always one of the most exciting races of the NASCAR Sprint Cup
Series as it is the second to last regular season race before the Chase for the Sprint Cup and every driver is looking to
be in top form entering the home stretch. This is the time of year that the cream really rises to the top and it makes for
some of the best races of the season. NASCAR fans across the country are always anxiously awaiting the opportunity to attend
the AdvoCare 500 which always features the best drivers in the sport. Attending any NASCAR race is one of the most thrilling
experiences in all of sports but the AdvoCare 500 in Atlanta is even more exciting as it is at the end of the season and the
level of intensity is at a fever pitch.
The 2014 AdvoCare 500 will be held on Sunday, August 31st at Atlanta Motor Speedway
with the race getting underway at 7:30 PM. There is also a qualifying race taking place two days earlier on Friday the 29th.
The event has been one of the most popular in NASCAR since it first was held in the Sixties and numerous racing fans plan
on attending it each year, making it a quick sell out annually. The moment you set foot into the Atlanta Motor Speedway you
will sense the entire venue overflowing with emotion and understand why NASCAR is one of the most popular sports in the country.
Get your tickets for the AdvoCare 500 from StubHub and start making the necessary plans to be in Atlanta in late August.
AdvoCare 500 Atlanta History
The AdvoCare 500 was initially held in the fall and was known as the Dixie 300.
The event has always been toward the end of the NASCAR season and was originally held in October or November before moving
to Labor Day Weekend and becoming one of the final races held prior to the Chase for the Sprint Cup. In addition to being
known as the Dixie 300, the AdvoCare 500 has also been named the Atlanta Journal 500, the Hardee's 500, the Hooters 500, the
NAPA 500, the Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500, the Pep Boys Auto 500, and the Emory Healthcare 500. Many of the biggest names in racing
have won the event including Richard Petty, Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt, Tony Stewart, and more.
500 Atlanta NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Since its first race back in 1960 the AdvoCare 500 has been one of the most popular
events of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and its position at the end of the season only makes it even more appealing. Taking
place at Atlanta Motor Speedway each year, a warm August evening in Georgia begins to seethe with horsepower and adrenaline
as the best drivers in NASCAR show up in the city to compete for one of the most coveted prizes of the circuit, the AdvoCare
500. Sure, fame and money are on hand for the winners of the race, but most drivers are doing it for their team and compete
out of pride. The winner of the Sprint Cup Series is determined by total finishing positions as well as total laps led during
races, so each race, and indeed each lap, is of utmost importance to the proud racers looking to finish the season at the
top of their sport. Each and every event in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is full of fierce competition, roaring engines, and
neck breaking speed.
Although there are plenty of hard core NASCAR fans who perfectly content
watching a major race at home on their televisions while relaxing on their couch, there is truly nothing that quite compares
to actually being in the stands for a major NASCAR race like the AdvoCare 500. From the tailgating and barbecuing leading
up to the race with the flags of the spectators' favorite teams and drivers proudly flying outside of the race track to the
moment you enter the speedway you know that there is a whole new level of excitement when you actually watch a race in person.
The smell of the gasoline, the roars of the engines, and the screeching tires as they hit a turn all make for an experience
that borderlines on sensory overload and makes NASCAR one of the most popular sports in the United States. Be sure to be there
in Hampton, Georgia for the AdvoCare 500 to be part of an event you will never forget.
500 was the final race of the NASCAR season from 1987 through 2001 and often saw the coronation of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
champion. In 2009 there was a realignment and the race was moved to Labor Day Weekend. Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt, and
Bobby Labonte have been victorious at the AdvoCare 500 the most times with four championships apiece while Neil Bonnett, Bill
Elliott, and Jeff Gordon have each won the race three times.