Atlanta not moving NASCAR race to Vegas

Contrary to an internet report posted Wednesday (not, Speedway Motorsports Inc. has no plans to move a NASCAR race date from Atlanta Motor Speedway to Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

“The report was completely unfounded and false," Clark said. “It’s very disappointing that internet sites spread this kind of mistruth. Rumors like this, published without any attempt at verification, create confusion, and they hurt our fans, our competitors and our sport."

Atlanta Motor Speedway hosts two NASCAR NEXTEL Cup race weekends – each March and October – which are the two largest sporting events annually in Georgia. The city, ninth in the nation in terms of television markets, is also currently seeking to lure NASCAR's Hall of Fame downtown.

A Sports Illustrated survey published in the Feb. 21 issue also listed Atlanta Motor Speedway as the favorite track of 36 NASCAR drivers polled anonymously. “There have been absolutely no discussions in our company about moving a NASCAR date from Atlanta," Clark said. “We will continue to host two NASCAR races well into the future, giving fans the ‘Real Racing. Real Fast.’ that they expect when visiting NASCAR’s fastest track." AMS

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