Atlanta Motor Speedway (iRacing)

Atlanta Motor Speedway
Information
Location Hampton, Georgia
Country Us.png USA
Configurations
Oval Course
1.54 mi
2.48 km
Full Road Course
2.55 mi
4.10 km
Legends Oval Course
0.25 mi
0.40 km
Rallycross Long
0.97 mi
1.56 km
Rallycross Short
0.68 mi
1.09 km


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In the era of restrictor-plate racing, the 1.54-mile Atlanta Motor Speedway vies with fellow Speedway Motorsports facility Texas Motor Speedway for the title of “fastest track in NASCAR.” Qualifying lap averages generally are in the range of 193 mph (and an all-time lap record of 197+ mph), so the 24-degree banked quad-oval has earned its nickname, “Real Racing, Real Fast.” In addition to NASCAR’s top series, Legends Cars and their Bandolero and Thunder Roadster brethren race year-around on Atlanta’s quarter-mile paved oval that uses parts of the pit lane and front stretch, connected by 180-degree turns on either end.

With 125,000+ seats, Atlanta Motor Speedway, located about 20 miles south of downtown Atlanta in Hampton, GA, has come a very long way from the first race, held in 1960 and won by NASCAR legend Fireball Roberts, who also took the pole at 133 mph. Spectators from that day, who watched from one small grandstand or on blankets spread out on an adjacent dirt bank, wouldn’t begin to recognize the facility today, even down to the name. Dubbed Atlanta International Raceway when it opened, the track struggled financially through the ’60s and ’70s before finding a degree of stability in the ’80s. (Future Georgia governor and President of the United States Jimmy Carter briefly worked as a ticket-seller on race weekends in the ’60s.)

Real change came following Bruton Smith’s purchase of the facility in 1990, with the culmination of the transformation of Atlanta International Speedway occurring in 1997 following an extensive reconfiguration that switched front and back straightaways and added a double-dogleg in the new front straightaway. In the seven intervening years, new grandstands sprouted almost every year, along with a nine-story tower, Tara Place, that houses the track offices and a number of luxury condominiums. Subsequently the Winners Grandstand was erected overlooking the double-dogleg frontstretch and pits, along with the new private-membership Club One, which features climate-controlled views of the entire track.

In 2018 iRacing added two Rallycross configurations to the infield (Long & Short), further adding to the utility of the track.

Configurations

Race Results

eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series

Season Pole position Race Winner Broadcast
Driver Team
2010 Us.png Jim Caudill Jr. Us.png Steve Sheehan
2011 Us.png John Gorlinsky Us.png John Gorlinsky
2012 Us.png Ray Alfalla Us.png John Gorlinsky
2013 Us.png Joey Brown Us.png Joey Brown Last Row Motorsports YoutubeButton.png
2014 Us.png Matt Bussa Us.png Thomas Lewandowski Drill Aisle YoutubeButton.png
2016 Us.png Cody Byus Us.png Jake Stergios Last Row Motorsports YoutubeButton.png
2018 Us.png Michael Conti Us.png Matt Bussa Radicals Online YoutubeButton.png