Atlanta Motor Speedway Weather - Hampton, GA
Sunday, July 10
Showers & T-Storms
High 80 °F
W 5-10 mph, 18 mph
Forecast Discussion & Updates
NASCAR – Xfinity/Cup – Atlanta Motor Speedway
Sun Jul 9 – Mostly cloudy. Evening showers & thunderstorms – Marginal risk of severe storms (High winds & hail are possible). Chance of rain 40%. High around 80. West winds around 5 to 10 mph, gusts around 18 mph.
Quaker State 400 Presented by Walmart – Cup Series – 7:00 PM (Odds of Racing: 85% – Odds of getting to halfway)
Updated: 7/9/23 9:30 AM EDT
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Atlanta Motor Speedway (formerly known Atlanta International Raceway from 1960 to 1990) is a 1.54-mile entertainment facility in Hampton, Georgia, United States, 20 miles (32 km) south of Atlanta. It has annually hosted NASCAR Cup Series stock car races since its inauguration in 1960.
The venue was bought by Speedway Motorsports in 1990. In 1994, 46 condominiums were built over the northeastern side of the track. In 1997, to standardize the track with Speedway Motorsports’ other two intermediate ovals, the entire track was almost completely rebuilt. The frontstretch and backstretch were swapped, and the configuration of the track was changed from oval to quad-oval, with a new official length of 1.54-mile (2.48 km) where before it was 1.522-mile (2.449 km). The project made the track one of the fastest on the NASCAR circuit. In July 2021 NASCAR announced that the track would be reprofiled for the 2022 season to have 28 degrees (previously 24 degrees) of banking and would be narrowed from 55 to 40 feet which makes racing at the track similar to restrictor plate superspeedways. As a result, superspeedway rules are used at the track, despite being significantly shorter than Daytona or Talladega. It is now the most steeply banked mile and a half track in America. Despite the reprofiling being criticized by drivers, construction began in August 2021 and wrapped up in December 2021. The track has seating capacity of 71,000 to 125,000 people depending on the tracks configuration.