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Atlanta Motor Speedway offers free camping for Hurricane Irma evacuees

Atlanta Motor Speedway on March 5, 2017 in Hampton, Georgia

HAMPTON, Ga. — Atlanta Motor Speedway, which is accustomed to handling thousands of campers for NASCAR events, is opening those facilities free of charge for people seeking temporary refuge from Hurricane Irma.

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The speedway, which is in the Henry County city of Hampton, will open the facilities Thursday, according to an announcement.

Also, evacuees will have free access to hot showers and restroom facilities at the Rinnai Shower Station camper bathhouse, speedway officials said.

The site is about 25 miles south of Atlanta and about eight miles west of Interstate 75 off Georgia 20.

For more information, contact the speedway at 770-946-4211 or go to www.atlantamotorspeedway.com.