Atlanta down to one NASCAR race

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, Last Updated: 2:28 PM ET

HAMPTON, Ga. -- Atlanta Motor Speedway officials announced the track will host only one NASCAR Sprint Cup race in 2011.

AMS, one of the sport's original speedways, has hosted two event weekends for the past 50 years.

"Atlanta Motor speedway has provided top-quality racing entertainment to spectators from across the nation and around the world for 50 years," speedway president Ed Clark said. "While our schedule will change, our commitment to the racing fans who have been the heart and soul of Atlanta Motor Speedway through these years will be stronger than ever. Our entire staff will be even more driven to produce the top annual sporting event in Georgia for many years to come."

The upcoming Emory Healthcare 500 will be held at AMS on Sept. 5.

Next Tuesday, Kentucky Speedway officials are expected to announce their facility will receive the open Cup Series date in 2011. The race will reportedly occur in July.


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