NASCAR returns to night racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway

Credit: Curtis Compton / Curtis.Compton@

Credit: Curtis Compton / Curtis.Compton@

Get ready for NASCAR under the lights in Atlanta next year.

The dates for the two NASCAR Cup Series races at Atlanta Motor Speedway were announced Wednesday. The Ambetter Health 400 will be run on March 19, and the Quaker State 400 will be run on July 9. The Quaker State 400 will be held at night, the first night race at AMS since 2014.

“After all the excitement we saw on the track and the fun we had off the track, I’m thrilled to invite fans back for the Ambetter Health 400 in March,” Brandon Hutchison, AMS executive vice president and general manager, said in a statement. “Equally as exciting is being able to deliver what our fans have been asking for in July: NASCAR action under the lights during the Quaker State 400 Presented by Walmart. It’s going to be a year of live entertainment at its best. Our team is already hard at work to ensure both events are packed with unforgettable experiences for our fans.”

The Xfinity Series will also race under the lights in the Alsco Uniforms 250 on July 8.

The Fr8 208 Craftsman Truck Series race and the Raptor 250 Xfinity Series race will be held on March 18 in advance of the Ambetter Health 400.

Tickets and camping accommodations for all five races are available. For more information on the Ambetter Health 400 and Quaker State 400, visit