Atlanta Motor Speedway will host one NASCAR weekend in 2011 on Sept. 2-4.
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Atlanta Motor Speedway officials today announced the facility's 2011 event schedule will include one NASCAR racing weekend on September 2-4.

One of the original NASCAR superspeedways, the track has hosted two of NASCAR's premier event weekends for 50 years, including the upcoming Emory Healthcare 500 slated for Sunday night, Sept. 5.

"Atlanta Motor speedway has provided top-quality racing entertainment to spectators from across the nation and around the world for 50 years," said speedway president, Ed Clark. "While our schedule will change, our commitment to the racing fans who have been the heart and soul of Atlanta Motor Speedway through these years will be stronger than ever. Our entire staff will be even more driven to produce the top annual sporting event in Georgia for many years to come."

Atlanta Motor Speedway hosted its inaugural Labor Day racing weekend in 2009 when the events were moved forward on the NASCAR schedule from the speedway's traditional October date.

"We were thrilled with the acquisition of the Labor Day date two years ago and are proud to host such a prestigious, historical date on the NASCAR schedule," added Clark. "This track produces some of the greatest racing the circuit sees, it remains one of the drivers' favorite tracks and we will continue to build a platform that sets this one date apart from the rest."

This year's Sept. 3-5 Labor Day Weekend Schedule will include the Friday Fan Fest presented by Your Georgia's Best Chevy Dealers, Saturday night's Great Clips 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race and the Sunday night Emory Healthcare 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event.