bass pro 500 history
bass pro 500 history
Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 tickets grant one access to one of the most lavish quad-oval venues in all of racing, Atlanta Motor Speedway. The seats, suites and stands surrounding the one and a half-mile way are some of the most often renovated and hence most sought after in all of NASCAR. October 30th 2006 will see each of those spectator positions filled with exuberant fans enjoying one of the last races of the Nextel Cup Season. Located a half-hour south of Atlanta in Hampton GA, AMS is know as one of the more grand and high class stops on the stock car tour do to the extravagant grandstands and plentiful luxury suites. Don’t be fooled by the fancy digs however, the Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 is a full on pedal bending shoot out with the Chase for the Cup drawing to a close.
Atlanta Motor Speedway is and has always been a challenging course according to those who have driven it. The track banks at an incredible 24 degrees and the quad-oval design make for a super fast racing lap. In 1997 Geoffrey Bodine set a track record during qualifying of 197.489mph, a record still standing almost a decade later. In more recent years the beneficiary of Atlanta’s high-speed course has been young racing phenom Ryan Newman. People purchasing Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 tickets recently have been guaranteed of two things; one a fantastic race and two, when it start Newman would be in the pole position. Ryan Newman’s amazing streak of qualifying first the past four Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 has proven a double edged sword however as he has yet to win the race.
Winning at Atlanta Motor Speedway has never been a problem though for one Dale Earnhardt. Earnhardt has taken the checkered flag nine separate times in three different decades at Atlanta including an improbable win from the 35th starting position at the Cracker Barrel 500 in 2000. Earnhardt listed Atlanta as one of his favorite tracks, certainly due in no small part to his great success there throughout the years.
So whether your Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 tickets are for the high grandstands this year or one of the close to 150 luxury suites, you are certain to be entertained on October 30th 2006. The Chase for the Nextel cup will be at its most heated at Atlanta Motor Speedway, with the field of ten contenders being whittled down to a select few with the outcome of this most intense and prestigious NASCAR event.