As race week approaches the excitement and participation builds, it is so incredible to see how everything comes together to put on the most amazing show in sports.

This year we were particularly blessed with beautiful spring like weather and great racing throughout the weekend.

On Thursday we kicked off our busy weekend with the Annual Clay Shoot at Cherokee Rose. The competition was intense and came down to a shoot off between two shooters with a perfect score. At the end everyone enjoyed barbecue provided by Huckleberry's and a demonstration by the US Shooting Team. It was a great day!!

On Friday we hosted our first ever FAST TALK in Club One at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Guests were treated to a very special evening, enjoying Georgia Power Qualifying and a chance to mingle with NASCAR celebrities, Bruton Smith, Mike Helton, Sam Bass, Carl Edwards, Kasey Kahne, Ryan Newman, Jack Roush, Mike Skinner, Reed Sorenson, and Michael Waltrip. What a facility to watch racing action!!

Saturday and Sunday our many wonderful volunteers hit the pavement selling NASCAR Day Pins. Thanks to all of you for your great effort!!

Sunday morning the events culminated with the "Ride Of A Lifetime" auction winners. It was so exciting to see the look on the faces of all those winners as they cruised around the track in corvettes with their favorite driver. What a ride!!

There is so much that goes into the planning of all of these events and we in Atlanta are so grateful to the volunteers, celebrities and sponsors who make all of these events possible. Knowing what we do will impact the lives of so many children is a huge reward for an exciting weekend of events!!

Shaun Birindelli
Atlanta Chapter Director