Fri., March 5, 2010 2:07pm (EST)

Stock Car Racing's Best in State This Weekend
By Edgar Treiguts
Updated: 4 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Stock car racing's top drivers will circle the track in Hampton this weekend. (photo courtesy Atl. Motor Speedway)
Stock car racing's top drivers will circle the track in Hampton this weekend. (photo courtesy Atl. Motor Speedway)
Hampton will be busy this weekend with the top stock car drivers racing in Georgia.

Atlanta Motor Speedway is hosting the fourth race of the NASCAR season on Sunday. Tonight is qualifying for the event.

It’s the first of two top-series races in Georgia this year. The other is Labor Day weekend.

Track officials say ticket sales are pacing ahead of last year. The 2009 March race was feeling the effects of the down economy, like many other tracks on the circuit nationwide.

Atlanta Motor Speedway is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Renovations over the past decade-and-a-half have expanded seating for the track to nearly 100,000.