In big news for the local Henry County economy, Atlanta Motor Speedway announced on September 30 that the track will host two NASCAR races in 2021. The second weekend race returns for the first time since 2010.
The NASCAR Cup Series will make a second trip to Georgia for the Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart on Sunday, July 11, 2021. The Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 will continue to headline the spring weekend of NASCAR racing in Atlanta on Sunday, March 21.
“We’re beyond excited to deliver what our fans have been yearning for: a second weekend of NASCAR action in Atlanta once again,” said AMS Executive Vice President and General Manager Brandon Hutchison. “Folds of Honor and QuikTrip continue to be phenomenal partners for our spring weekend of racing and we’re thrilled to have Quaker State and Walmart on board this summer as we put together two weekends of entertainment and excitement for race fans.”
Atlanta Motor Speedway plans to host fans in its grandstands and camping areas in a socially distanced, limited capacity for each of its NASCAR Cup Series races. Seating and camping location availability are being determined based on health and safety guidelines.
Over the next six months AMS will be consulting regularly with public health experts to ensure its race day plan is up to date with the latest safety guidelines. The speedway will concurrently provide regular updates on its website — AtlantaMotorSpeedway.com — and its social platforms to allow fans to stay informed and make plans with confidence.
In 2020, fans were unable to attend the annual NASCAR weekend due to coronavirus. Despite this, race weekend has historically provided a major boost to local tourism. The return of a second weekend will further help area hotels and restaurants.
Fans looking to secure seats or camping locations for the 2021 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 should visit AtlantaMotorSpeedway.com or call the AMS ticket office at 877-9-AMS-TIX. Seating and camping accommodations will be made on a first-come, first-served basis starting with fans who originally had tickets for the 2020 NASCAR race followed by fans who make a deposit.
Portions of this article were copied from the Atlanta Motor Speedway press release.