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The Golden Corral 500

Few who saw Atlanta Motor Speedway in its infancy would recognize the track today.

Situated on 870 acres in Hampton, Ga., just 25 miles south of Atlanta, todayıs Atlanta Motor Speedway is one of NASCARıs most sought-after destinations.

But itıs far from the Walker Jackson, Lloyd Smith, Garland Bagley, Ralph Sceiano and Ike Supporter envisioned when they planned the speedway in 1958. Before construction of the proposed superspeedway had been completed, insufficient funds forced four of the founders to abandon ship. Dr. Warren Gremmel, Bill Boyd, Jack Black and Art Lester joined Bagley in the venture and spent $1.8 million to get the facility ready.

Ready, in this case, was a relative term. Some of the seats were so low fans couldnıt see over the retaining wall. The only bathroom facility in the infield was a three-hole outhouse. There was mud all over.

When the 1.5-mile track, then called Atlanta International Raceway, finally made its debut on July 31, 1960, it became the seventh superspeedway -- a paved facility of one mile or more -- to play host to a Cup race.

The trackıs future was hazy in the 1960s and ı70s, when it suffered several financial setbacks. The track was recognized under Chapter Ten bankruptcy proceedings in the 1970s and went through several general managers before settling down with Walt Nix, who served as general manager for much of the next two decades except for a brief period when current NASCAR president Mike Helton was in charge.

Despite the great racing and national attention, Atlanta International Raceway was still a meager facility struggling to get by.

Bruton Smith changed all that when he purchased Atlanta International Raceway on Oct. 23, 1990, and renamed the facility Atlanta Motor Speedway. A year later, the addition of the East Turn Grandstand expanded the seating capacity by 25,000, and the 30 suites that rimmed the top gave the track a high-class look.

Under Smithıs stewardship, Atlanta Motor Speedway has undergone massive expansion.

In 1994, Tara Place, the nine-story building that houses 46 luxury condominiums, Tara Ballroom, the speedway office complex and more luxury suites opened, as did the adjacent Tara Clubhouse. A year later, the North Turn Grandstand opened, and in 1997, the Champions Grandstand was added, and the total of luxury suites was increased to 137.

When the Champions Grandstand was built, the start/finish line was moved from the west to the east side of the track, and two doglegs were added to the frontstretch to form a 1.54-mile quad-oval, which replaced the original oval. The only reminders of the track that used to be are the suite tower and the Weaver Grandstand, which are now situated on the backstretch.

In 2004, an F2 tornado had blazed through the track, causing tens of millions of dollars in damage less than four months before that yearıs fall race. Miraculously, the track was more than ready for that October race, and it went off without a hitch.

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Atlanta Motor Speedway (Golden Corral 500)

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Outcome Odds Total Bets Total Staked
Matt Kenseth 10/1 (10.00) 0 0
Greg Biffle 9/1 (9.00) 0 0
Carl Edwards 7/1 F (7.00) 0 0
Jeff Gordon 9/1 (9.00) 0 0
Tony Stewart 9/1 (9.00) 0 0
Jimmie Johnson 8/1 (8.00) 0 0
Dale Earnhardt Jr. 10/1 (10.00) 0 0
Mark Martin 12/1 (12.00) 0 0
Kyle Busch 15/1 (15.00) 0 0
Kurt Busch 20/1 (20.00) 0 0
David Stremme 200/1 (200.00) 0 0
Field ( Any Other Driver ) 50/1 (50.00) 0 0
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We're working on it...Silly program...

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Thanks Tech Guy....Bet away guys

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I wish I would have bet more....I did not realize my 97 cash, was 97 points I would have took more points out and bet more...too late now
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I see how it works now I must be little slow :Insane:
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Current odds 7/1 (7.00)
Number of bets placed 6
Total amount staked 880
Top bets on this Outcome
Bet placed by Amount staked Odds Amount won
wideopen 250 7/1 (7.00) -
wideopen 200 7/1 (7.00) -
BROKER 200 7/1 (7.00) -
crzycowboy 100 7/1 (7.00) -
BROKER 100 7/1 (7.00) -
fordt 30 7/1 (7.00) -

Jimmie Johnson

Outcome information
Current odds 8/1 (8.00)
Number of bets placed 6
Total amount staked 345
Top bets on this Outcome
Bet placed by Amount staked Odds Amount won
wideopen 200 8/1 (8.00) -
wideopen 50 8/1 (8.00) -
BROKER 50 8/1 (8.00) -
fordt 20 8/1 (8.00) -
fordt 15 8/1 (8.00) -
CBSuperduty 10 8/1 (8.00) -

Greg Biffle

Outcome information
Current odds 9/1 (9.00)
Number of bets placed 2
Total amount staked 60
Top bets on this Outcome
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crzycowboy 50 9/1 (9.00) -
fordt 10 9/1 (9.00) -

Tony Stewart

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Current odds 9/1 (9.00)
Number of bets placed 5
Total amount staked 370
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wideopen 200 9/1 (9.00) -
BROKER 100 9/1 (9.00) -
BROKER 50 9/1 (9.00) -
fordt 10 9/1 (9.00) -
CBSuperduty 10 9/1 (9.00) -

Jeff Gordon

Outcome information
Current odds 9/1 (9.00)
Number of bets placed 2
Total amount staked 110
Top bets on this Outcome
Bet placed by Amount staked Odds Amount won
BROKER 100 9/1 (9.00) -
fordt 10 9/1 (9.00) -

Matt Kenseth

Outcome information
Current odds 10/1 (10.00)
Number of bets placed 3
Total amount staked 200
Top bets on this Outcome
Bet placed by Amount staked Odds Amount won
crzycowboy 100 10/1 (10.00) -
BROKER 50 10/1 (10.00) -
fuzzys69 50 10/1 (10.00) -

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Outcome information
Current odds 10/1 (10.00)
Number of bets placed 2
Total amount staked 57
Top bets on this Outcome
Bet placed by Amount staked Odds Amount won
BROKER 50 10/1 (10.00) -
fordt 7 10/1 (10.00) -

Mark Martin

Outcome information
Current odds 12/1 (12.00)
Number of bets placed 2
Total amount staked 100
Top bets on this Outcome
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crzycowboy 50 12/1 (12.00) -
BROKER 50 12/1 (12.00) -

Kyle Busch

Outcome information
Current odds 15/1 (15.00)
Number of bets placed 6
Total amount staked 549
Top bets on this Outcome
Bet placed by Amount staked Odds Amount won
BROKER 200 15/1 (15.00) -
BROKER 100 15/1 (15.00) -
BROKER 100 15/1 (15.00) -
BROKER 100 15/1 (15.00) -
BROKER 39 15/1 (15.00) -
fordt 10 15/1 (15.00) -

Kurt Busch

Outcome information
Current odds 20/1 (20.00)
Number of bets placed 1
Total amount staked 10
Top bets on this Outcome
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fordt 10 20/1 (20.00) -

David Stremme

Outcome information
Current odds 200/1 (200.00)
Number of bets placed 1
Total amount staked 15
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wideopen 15 200/1 (200.00) -

Field ( Any Other Driver )

Outcome information
Current odds 50/1 (50.00)
Number of bets placed 7
Total amount staked 850
Top bets on this Outcome
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BROKER 400 50/1 (50.00) -
BROKER 200 50/1 (50.00) -
fordt 100 50/1 (50.00) -
crzycowboy 50 50/1 (50.00) -
fordt 50 50/1 (50.00) -
CBSuperduty 25 50/1 (50.00) -
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