Wednesday, November 10, 1999
race of the century held at AMS
When the Winston Cup series wraps up their season on Sunday, it will also be the last NASCAR race of the century. The sport has been exceedingly popular over the last few years, growing in fan attendance and average purse winnings. The 20th century has been good to NASCAR and the 21st century could be even better.
The NAPA 500 will be held on Sunday, Nov. 21 but there will be plenty of racing excitement at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the days preceding the big race.
Qualifying for the Georgia Boot 400 , which is an ARCA race,starts on Nov. 17 and the race itself will be run on Nov. 20. Qualifying for the NAPA 500 begins on Friday, Nov. 19.
The NAPA 500 is a Winston Cup race ad it features a rather large purse of $2.5 million plus. All of your favorite Winston Cp, NASCAR racers will be racing in the final event of the season and it is still anybody's race.
The schedule for the weekend starts with qualifying for the Georgia Booot 400 on Wednesday with more ARCA qualifying the next day. Tickets for qualifying only cost $6 for Wednesday and $10 for Thursday.
Friday will e Georgia Boot Pole Day and tickets will cost $15, Saturday will be the day of the Georgia Boot 400, which will be followed by the Winston Cup Happy Hour. Tickets for Saturday start at $35. The weekend concludes with the NAPA 500 on Sunday, with ticket prices starting at $30.
There are still tickets available for all five days. They can eith be purchased at a Ticketmaster outlet, the Atlanta Motor Speedway's box office or by calling 770-946-4211 or 404-249-6400.
Also, the NAPA 500 official pace car will make a promotional appearance at the Winn Dixie in Fayetteville from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18 at 12160 Country Line.
If racing is your sport of choice, check out the last race of the century and all of the excitement that goes with it.