One of the most exciting things about race week in your area is the availability of driver appearances all over the place. The Atlanta Motor Speedway has released a list of currently-scheduled appearances, but as with anything that has been "scheduled," it is of course subject to change.
Highlights include a number of Sunday appearances at the track's Coca-Cola Fan Display by superstars past and present. The newest inductees of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame will kick things off at noon. Jeff Burton and his car owner, Richard Childress, will appear at 2:45. AMS president Ed Clark will appear at 3 p.m, followed by Unadilla's David Ragan 15 minutes later. Sprint Cup champ Tony Stewart will be in the house at 3:45, no doubt entertaining all in attendance whether they love or loathe him. Denny Hamlin will cap things off with an appearance at 4:30.
Also at 4:30, fans can see beloved veteran Mark Martin at the Aaron's display, while Augusta-based Bad Boy Buggies will have Kevin Harvick.
The Sunday appearances are from the only chances to see your racing heroes this weekend. Things kick off Thursday with Camping World Truck Series rising star Tim George Jr. at the Applebee's on Glynn Street in Fayetville at noon, followed by Sprint Cup superstar Brad Keselowski and Nationwide Series competitor Eric McLure at the Lovejoy Walmart at 2. From there, fans can see a number of star drivers from all three of NASCAR's premier divisions in the area, many of them right there at the track.
Visit the AMS website for the full schedule, and if you haven't yet purchased your tickets for at least one of the three great nights of racing that compose the Biggest Labor Day Party in the USA, take care of that while you're there.