Atlanta Motor Speedway introduces “Perfect Race Weather Guarantee”

The 2016 schedule still hasn’t been released, but one track has both announced it’s date and a full “credit” for inclement weather.

Tuesday morning, Atlanta Motor Speedway announced that the NASCAR traveling circus of the Camping World Truck, XFINITY and Sprint Cup Series will return on the weekend of Feb. 26-28, 2016 following the 58th Daytona 500. The track has reduced the price of tickets by 15 percent, the cheapest being $39 and most expensive being $99.

The most notable announcement was the “Perfect Race Weather Guarantee.” It doesn’t mean that track General Manager Ed Clark acquired Destro’s Weather Dominator and will crank the temperature up to 100 (that’s for you G.I. Joe fanatics), but it will give fans options if they can’t make the race. Here’s an excerpt from the press release.

“The all-new policy offers fans options in the event that inclement weather prevents them from attending the race. If the daytime high temperature in Hampton, Georgia on Saturday or Sunday of race weekend fails to reach at least 50 degrees as observed by the National Weather Service, or if weather issues postpone the day’s activities to a different day and fans are unable to attend on the rescheduled date, fans who do not enter the admission gates on the day the event is held will receive an account credit for the full price of their tickets. Credits can be applied to any future AMS event or events in 2016 or the 2017 NASCAR Weekend.”

In other words, if the weather doesn’t go higher than penguin house or if mother nature decides to rain on us and you can’t make the race, you can use that credit for a free ticket to the 2017 NASCAR race weekend at Atlanta.

In addition, Atlanta Motor Speedway is offering three different ticket packages for the 2016 race weekend. Their “Good” ticket package, starting at $79, includes general admission seating for Sprint Cup Series qualifying on Friday, tickets to the XFINITY and Truck doubleheader on Saturday and Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 for the Sprint Cup Series. Next is the “Better” package at $139. This package is comprised of everything included in the “Good” package plus a weekend FanVision rental and a pre-race pit pass for Sunday’s Cup race. The “Best” package at $179 includes everything in the “Good” and “Better” packages and $25 off any purchase greater than $50 at the AMS souvenir shop.

For tickets to the February NASCAR weekend of events at Atlanta Motor Speedway next season, call (877) 9-AMS-TIX or visit

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Tucker White
Tucker White
I've followed NASCAR for well over 20 years of my life, both as a fan and now as a member of the media. As of 2024, I'm on my ninth season as a traveling NASCAR beat writer. For all its flaws and dumb moments, NASCAR at its best produces some of the best action you'll ever see in the sport of auto racing. Case in point: Kyle Larson's threading the needle pass at Darlington Raceway on May 9, 2021. On used-up tires, racing on a worn surface and an aero package that put his car on the razor's edge of control, Larson demonstrated why he's a generational talent. Those are the stories I want to capture and break down. In addition to NASCAR, I also follow IndyCar and Formula 1. As a native of Knoxville, Tennessee, and a graduate of the University of Tennessee, I'm a diehard Tennessee Volunteers fan (especially in regards to Tennessee football). If covering NASCAR doesn't kill me, down the road, watching Tennessee football will. I'm also a diehard fan of the Atlanta Braves, and I lived long enough to see them win a World Series for the first time since 1995 (when I was just a year old). I've also sworn my fan allegiance to the Nashville Predators, though that's not paid out as much as the Braves. Furthermore, as a massive sports dork, I follow the NFL on a weekly basis. Though it's more out of an obligation than genuine passion (for sports dorks, following the NFL is basically an unwritten rule). Outside of sports, I'm a major cinema buff and a weeb. My favorite film is "Blazing Saddles" and my favorite anime is "Black Lagoon."


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