Saturday, October 1, 2022

Atlanta Motor Speedway Helps Ian Evacuees

Atlanta Motor Speedway Helps Ian Evacuees

Ready to Step Up in a Time of Need

Atlanta Motor Speedway has opened its campgrounds to evacuees seeking refuge from Hurricane Ian.

 

The speedway, which routinely hosts thousands of guests in its campgrounds during NASCAR race weekends, will provide camping space free of charge for dry RV and tent campers in its First Turn Campground. A limited number of camping spaces with water, power and sewer will also be available to evacuees for a nominal fee of $20 per night in the Club One camping area.

 

“We’re always ready to step up in a time of need, so as Ian has developed we’ve been in contact with local emergency management officials to determine how we can help,” said AMS Executive Vice President Brandon Hutchison.  “Our facility is equipped to host a large number of people fleeing the storm, so opening our doors to evacuees is an easy decision to make. That said, we encourage anyone who chooses to stay with us to continue to monitor the storm’s movement and have a plan ready should Ian’s path shift towards the speedway.”

 

Atlanta Motor Speedway has made a habit of utilizing its events space to help people in need.

 

During Hurricane Irma in 2017, the Speedway hosted more than 100 campers; in 2018 and 2019 dozens more stayed in the Speedway's camping areas during Hurricanes Florence, Michael, and Dorian. In the early days of the pandemic in 2020, the speedway helped provide food to thousands of families during drive-thru food drives. In 2021, the speedway’s property was used to administer thousands of vaccinations utilizing a drive-thru setup.

 

Those interested in dry camping in the free First Turn Campground at Atlanta Motor Speedway should enter the facility at Entrance "L". Whether approaching from GA Highway 19/41 or 1-75 and GA Highway 20, Entrance “L” will be accessed from Speedway Blvd. Upon entry the First Turn Campground will be on the right.

 

Anyone looking to secure Club One camping should call the AMS ticket office at 770-946-4211 to reserve a space. The Club One camping area is located behind the Johnson Grandstands outside the track. Campers seeking full hookups arriving via GA Highway 19/41 should turn onto Speedway Blvd. and then enter the property at Entrance “L”. Take the first right and then the next left to arrive at the Club One camping area. From I-75 and GA Highway 20, campers should see signs to AMS and follow Lower Woolsey road to Speedway Blvd. Make a right into Speedway property using Entrance “L”. Take the first right and then the next left to arrive at the Club One camping area.

 





Click here for a detailed map.

 

For on-site assistance or directions, visit the ticket office/gift store building. For more information, contact Atlanta Motor Speedway at (770) 946-4211.

 

 

Friday, September 30, 2022

Weekend Schedule for Talladega plus Salem and All American Speedways

Weekend Schedule for Talladega plus Salem and All American Speedways

Trucks, Xfinity and Cup at Talladega – ARCA at Salem & All American

Talladega Superspeedway was created as a palace of speed in 1969 by #NASCAR
founder Bill France, Sr., who coined it “the Greatest Race Track in the World.”

 

At a mammoth 2.66-miles with 33 degrees of banking in the turns, Talladega Superspeedway is NASCAR’s Most Competitive venue. The “Fun” track prides itself on being family friendly, especially with the introduction of the Talladega Garage Experience in 2019 where guests are immersed into motorsports like never before. This iconic ribbon of asphalt is easy accessible off I-20, located between Birmingham, AL, and Atlanta, GA.

 

Salem Speedway is a .555 miles long paved oval motor racetrack in Washington Township, Washington County, near Salem, Indiana, approximately 100 miles south of Indianapolis. The track has 33° degrees of banking in the corners.

 



All American Speedway is a 1/3-mile NASCAR-sanctioned paved oval racetrack located in Roseville, California, United States. The track first began operations in 1954. The track was originally a quarter mile long, but was renovated before the 2008 racing season to its current length of one third of a mile.

 

Sunday 10/02/2022

Talladega Superspeedway

  • 2 p.m. ET “YellaWood 500” NASCAR Cup Series Race

 

Saturday 10/01/2022

Talladega Superspeedway

  • 10:30 a.m. ET NASCAR Cup Series Qualifying
  • 12:30 p.m. ET “Chevy Silverado 250” NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race
  • 4 p.m. ET “Sparks 300” NASCAR Xfinity Series Race

 

Salem Speedway

  • 2:00 p.m. “General Tire Pole” ARCA Menards Series Qualifying
  • 4:19 p.m. Herr’s Snacks 200 ARCA Menards Series Race

 

All American Speedway

  • 3:15 – 4:30 p.m. ARCA Menards Series - West Practice and Qualifying
  • 7:45 p.m. PT ‘NAPA Auto Parts 150 presented by Berco Redwood’ ARCA Menards Series - West Race

 

Friday 09/30/2022

Talladega Superspeedway

  • 3:30 p.m. ET NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Qualifying (No TV)
  • 5:30 p.m. ET NASCAR Xfinity Series Qualifying

 

 

source: NASCAR Media

Thursday, September 29, 2022

2022's Most Loved and Hated NASCAR Drivers

2022's Most Loved and Hated #NASCAR Drivers

Hearts for Daniel  / Boos for Bubba

  • Gambling.com reveals the Internet’s top 10 most loved and hated NASCAR drivers during the 2022 regular season.
  • The report names Daniel Suarez as the most loved driver, with Bubba Wallace coming in as the most disliked.
  • With 12 drivers left in the 2022 playoffs, how do these stars fair in the ranking?

One month on from the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series regular season, the team at Gambling.com have looked back to reveal which drivers received the most love and hate online last season.

 

By utilizing the social listening tool Linkfluence, positive and negative online sentiment data, for every active NASCAR driver, was acquired over the regular season (between 1st February – August 31st). These figures were then ranked to find the top 10 most loved and hated drivers for 2022.

 

#NASCAR Driver - Daniel Suarez

 

The Top 10 Most Loved NASCAR Drivers of 2022:


Rank

NASCAR Driver

Positive Sentiment*

1

Daniel Suarez

44.7%

2

Austin Cindric

42.4%

3

Kyle Larson

36.6%

4

Kevin Harvick

35%

5

Alex Bowman

34.8%

6

Ryan Blaney

31.8%

7

Martin Truex Jr.

31.2%

8

Joey Logano

30.4%

9

Chase Briscoe

29.6%

10

Kurt Busch

29.6%

 

Coming in the number one spot as 2022’s most loved NASCAR driver is Daniel Suarez, with 44.7% of all tweets praising the Mexican racer.

 

Diving into the data, the majority of these came during his win at the Toyota/Save Mart 350 event, where 62% of all tweets about the driver were positive.

 

Ohio’s Austin Cindric falls just behind, placing 2nd on the ranking (42.4%). Following a similar pattern to Suarez, it was Cindric’s win at the Daytona 500 in February which delivered him the most love online.

 

#NASCAR Driver - Bubba Wallace

 

The Top 10 Most Hated NASCAR Drivers of 2022:

Rank

NASCAR Driver

Negative Sentiment*

1

Bubba Wallace

30.1%

2

Cody Ware

18.9%

3

Ty Dillon

17.2%

4

Denny Hamlin

15.1%

5

Justin Haley

14.7%

6

Cole Custer

13.9%

7

Daniil Kvyat

13.5%

8

Jacques Villeneuve

13.4%

9

Kyle Busch

12.5%

10

Austin Dillon

12.3%


Unfortunately, its Bubba Wallace who came out as the most disliked driver over the course of the 2022 regular season, with almost 1 in 3 tweets made about him being negative (30.1%)

 

It was his second-place finish at the Firekeepers Casino 400 which received the most negativity online, with one tweet reading:

 

“You could pull ten random strangers off the street and they would all beat Bubba Wallace in a race”

 

With Wallace sitting clear at the top of the ranking, Cody Ware (18.9%) and Ty Dillion (17.2%) make up the top 3 most disliked drivers last year.

 

Which Drivers in the Playoffs Received the Most Love?

Most Loved

Overall Rank

NASCAR Driver

Positive

Sentiment*

Negative

Sentiment

1

Daniel Suarez

44.7%

3.9%

2

Austin Cindric

42.4%

3.8%

3

Kyle Larson

36.6%

10.1%

5

Alex Bowman

34.8%

6.4%

6

Ryan Blaney

31.8%

10.9%

8

Joey Logano

30.4%

10.1%

10

Chase Briscoe

29.6%

7.5%

12

Chase Elliott

28.6%

7.1%

14

William Byron

26.4%

8.1%

18

Ross Chastain

24%

10.8%

25

Christopher Bell

21.6%

9.7%

27

Denny Hamlin

20.9%

15.1%


*Percentage of all Twitter posts made which were deemed positive between 1st Feb -31st Aug.

 

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source: NASCAR Media