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2016 Anthem Annual Feb Web PDF

2016 NASCAR SCHEDULE FEBRUARY MARCH 21 27 Georgia NASCAR 200 XFINITY Series 300 NASCAR NASCAR Camping Camping World World Truck Truck Series Series Race Race ATLANTA MARCH 21 250 NASCAR NASCAR XFINITY XFINITY Series Series Race 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series Race FEBRUARY 28 Folds MARCH of 22 Honor QuikTrip 500 NASCAR Auto Club Sprint 400 Cup Series Race NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race Atlanta Motor Speedway Atlanta Motor Speedway opened its doors in 1960 and today remains one of the original superspeedways in current use on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule. At the time of its opening, Atlanta Motor Speedway became the seventh paved superspeedway of at least one mile in length to host a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. In its storied 50-year history, the track has seen several renovations and face lifts. Purchased in 1990 by Bruton Smith and becoming part of the Speedway Motorsports Inc. family, the most notable change came in 1997 with a reconfi guration of the speedway’s original 1.522-mile oval into the current 1.54-mile quad-oval that drivers race on today. The 1997 season marked the fi rst race on the redesigned track that saw the old backstretch become the start/fi nish line. Aged over time by Georgia’s summer heat and winter chill, the worn racing surface is routinely a favorite of drivers and fans alike, providing some of the most exciting racing on the NASCAR circuit each year. Long known for its raw speed from the 24 degrees of banking, the track’s wide surface and abrasive pavement provide multiple grooves for drivers to race on, allowing for side-by-side racing and intensely close fi nishes for which Atlanta has become known. The facility is situated on nearly 900 acres in Hampton, Georgia, 25 miles south of Atlanta. The track is easily accessible from I-75 by either U.S. 19/41 or GA 20. The speedway’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series date falls on February 28 in 2016, just the second stop on the year’s NASCAR schedule. The early-season racing is the fi rst real test for drivers, who will experience the new, low-downforce aero package for the fi rst time in 2016. 6 ANTHEM MOTORSPORTS ANNUAL


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