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Explore Georgia’s rich music history

From blues and soul to classical and country—our Spotify playlists feature 130+ songs written and performed by Georgians.

NASCAR

NASCAR

The FedEx 400 is a part of the Sprint Cup Series.

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Roy Hall

Roy Hall

Roy Hall was one of the most important early stock car racers, memorialized in the Jim Croce song "Rapid Roy, That Stock Car Boy." He dominated the stock-car racing scene in the Southeast and Midwest in the late 1930s and early 1940s.

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Red Vogt and Red Byron

Red Vogt and Red Byron

Cars prepared by the Atlanta garage owner and mechanic Red Vogt (left) dominated NASCAR's early years and launched the careers of such legends as Red Byron (right), the 1949 NASCAR Grand National champion.

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Bill Elliott

Bill Elliott

Bill Elliott is one of the most successful drivers in the history of NASCAR Winston Cup racing.

Photograph by Ted Van Pelt

Red Vogt

Red Vogt

Atlanta garage owner and mechanic Red Vogt provided many of the early stock car racers with top-notch cars. Vogt is credited with naming the National Association for Stock Car Racing (NASCAR).

Columbus Speedway Wreck

Columbus Speedway Wreck

A wreck at the Columbus Speedway, circa 1950. The number 8 car was driven by Billy Carden, of Mableton, a successful NASCAR driver.

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Atlanta Motor Speedway

Atlanta Motor Speedway

Atlanta Motor Speedway fans stand for a restart during the Bass ProShops MBNA 500. The speedway holds a total number of 124,000 permanent seats and 141 luxury suites.

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Bill Elliott

Bill Elliott

Longtime NASCAR competitor Bill Elliott was the first to win the Winston Million Prize in 1985, earning him a million dollar prize and the nickname "Million Dollar Bill."

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