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AMS ticket promotion ends today

A group of fans at the March 7 Kobalt Tools 500 NASCAR race will watch the event for the price of $1.

Marcy Scott, director of marketing and promotions for the track, said the fans with the one-dollar tickets are responding to a special promotion which ends today at 9:30 a.m.

After the Daytona 500 race Sunday, which was won by Jamie McMurray, the track put 2,000 tickets up for sale for $1.

Those who missed the initial offering have a chance, until 9:30 a.m., today, to purchase a $1 ticket by buying one regularly-priced ticket at $85, track officials said.

The Dayton 500, held in Daytona Beach, Fla., was the first NASCAR race of the season.

Atlanta Motor Speedway seats 13,000, and the offer of the $1 tickets brought out fans in large numbers, officials said.

"It was great," said Scott. "There was a tremendous response."

For ticket information, call (770) 946-4211.

— Valerie Baldowski