Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Packages
Sun, February 28, 2016
Atlanta, GA is the site of the 2016 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 (formerly the Oral-B USA 500), and SportsTravel.com is the site for your QuikTrip 500 travel packages.
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Atlanta 500 Travel Package
As you would expect with a name like the Atlanta 500, the event at the Atlanta Motor Speedway is the highlight of the season in the Peach State. Formerly known as the Pep Boys Auto 500 and the Oral-B USA 500, this race was generally run in the fall until it was pushed back to Labor Day weekend in ’09. Even though that meant it was no longer one of the races in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, it did give it increased significance because of its new spot on the calendar and the fact that it is run at night. Kasey Kahne won that ’09 edition of the race under the lights, and other recent winners include Carl Edwards, Jimmie Johnson and Tony Stewart. The race has now been pushed up to be the second rate of the season in March, while Darlington overtakes the Labor Day spot.
Part of what makes Atlanta 500 tickets so special is that Atlanta Motor Speedway is one of the best tracks in NASCAR. The track, which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, is one of the fastest in racing, and back in ’95 Dale Earnhardt set a track record with an average speed of more than 163 mph. That means drivers can easily clock over 200 mph at points during the race, so that makes this one of the most exciting events of the year. Atlanta Motor Speedway is also the site one of the greatest races in the history of NASCAR – the ‘92 Hooters 500. That race featured the last start for the legendary Richard Petty, and more than 160,000 fans turned out to pay tribute to The King. That race also marked the debut of Jeff Gordon, which at the time went almost unnoticed.