ATLANTA (AP) NASCAR will run under the lights at Atlanta Motor Speedway in 2009, The Associated Press has learned.
There's more: The new night race is expected to be run on Labor Day weekend.
Atlanta Motor Speedway and NASCAR officials are planning to announce a schedule change today that will include the night race announcement, said a racing official who spoke on condition of anonymity because details of the change had not been made public.
Atlanta's place on the racing calendar also could move. There has been speculation Atlanta Motor Speedway will be part of a three-way trade of race dates for next year's Sprint Cup schedule that also involves the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., and Talladega Superspeedway.