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As Floridians Flood into GA, Atlanta Speedway Opens Camping Grounds for Evacuees

Keely Sharp
Written by Keely Sharp

As Hurricane Irma barrels down on our southeastern states, Floridians are evacuating as quickly as possible. However, leaving your home unexpectedly with extra food, gas, and housing expenses can be quite pricey.

Atlanta Motor Speedway wants to help evacuees, and is therefore opening its camping facilities for free to those escaping the storm. They are prepared to hold thousands of people seeking temporary refuge.

The speedway currently have both the RV grounds and the tent groups open.

Fox 5 Atlanta reports:


Located adjacent to its unreserved campground, AMS will also open The Rinnai Shower Station camper bath house, allowing evacuees free access to hot showers and restroom facilities.

Those interested in RV or tent camping at Atlanta Motor Speedway should enter the facility at Entrance “E” off GA Highway 19/41.

The Unreserved Campgrounds will be on the left. From I-75 and GA Highway 20, campers should see signs to AMS and follow Lower Woolsey road to Entrance “H” and the Speedway Credential Building.

Make a right into Speedway property and then another immediate right onto Richard Petty Boulevard. Follow Richard Petty Boulevard and turn left into Entrance “G”. The campgrounds will be on the right. Click here for a detailed map.

For on-site assistance or directions, visit the ticket office/gift store building. Atlanta Motor Speedway is located approximately 25 miles south of Atlanta on GA Highway 19/41 and approximately eight miles west of I-75 off of GA Highway 20.

For more information, contact Atlanta Motor Speedway at 770-946-4211 or visit

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About the author

Keely Sharp

Keely Sharp

Keely is a 23-year-old conservative writer for many different sites, including While she lives in Georgia, she grew up in Florida. Keely is pro-life, Christian, and a member of the NRA. When she is not writing, she enjoys going to the range and hiking with her dogs.

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