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NSCS: NASCAR Extends Technical Inspection Time by 15 Minutes

NASCAR announced on Thursday, March 5th an adjustment to the opening day schedules for Las Vegas, Phoenix and Auto Club Speedway as a result of issues with pre-qualifying inspection a week ago. Sprint Cup Series practice was scheduled to last an hour and 25 minutes, but now will last an hour and 15 minutes, while qualifying for the three events will take place five minutes later...
Via On Pit Road
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR tweaks qualifying inspection procedures for three races

The drivers complained and NASCAR has heeded the call. Well, sort of. Following last weekend's qualifying debacle at Atlanta Motor Speedway where 13 drivers didn't get through technical inspection in time to make a qualifying attempt, NASCAR has amended the Friday schedules for the next three race weekends: Las Vegas, Phoenix and Fontana. According to NASCAR.com, Friday's opening...
Via Fox Sports
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Back Seat Driver: Atlanta

*Editor’s Note* Every Monday, after every race weekend, contributing writer Jacob Mullins will recap the top story lines from the track in our new weekly feature, Back Seat Driver. NASCAR has wrapped up the second week of the 2015 season as all three national series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Here are some of the top stories from Atlanta. Qualifying Woes After qualifying...
Via Rubbings Racing
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Stewart Long Day in Atlanta

Five hundred miles at Atlanta Motor Speedway takes a long time, and when you’re struggling with an ill-handling racecar, it takes even longer. Sunday’s Folds of Honor 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race took three hours and 49 minutes to complete. For Tony Stewart, it felt like an eternity. Stewart, the three-time Sprint Cup champion, finished 30th in the 325-lap race around the...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmie Johnson guides No. 48 to Victory Lane at Atlanta

Six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson dominated the second half of Sunday's Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 race at Atlanta Motor Speedway to score his first victory of the season Johnson earned the 71st victory of his career, all in the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, and his first since last fall's race at Texas Motor Speedway. Johnson held off Kevin Harvick...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Delayed Due to Rain, Inspection Issues Continue

The Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 was scheduled to start at 1:16 pm EST, though would start at 2:13 pm EST due to rain. If the race had started on time, though, there would have been drivers that would’ve missed the start of the race. AJ Allmendinger, Jeff Gordon, Greg Biffle, JJ Yeley, Josh Wise and Kevin Harvick were still going through inspection.  By the time the race started...
Via On Pit Road
4 days ago  |  Discuss

OnPitRoad.com Pick ‘Em Fantasy Results for the Hisense 250 at Atlanta

Kevin Harvick would score his third straight XFINITY race victory at Atlanta Motor Speedway.   The Picks Robert Hill and Ronald Costigan picked Chase Elliott, Matt Kenseth and Joey Logano. Elliott finished fifth, with Kenseth eighth and Logano second. Points: 39+37+43=119 Kreistina Blinova and Ashley McCubbin picked Chase Elliott, Matt Kenseth and Kevin Harvick. Points: 39...
Via On Pit Road
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Inspection delays keep cars off track for Atlanta qualifying

Inspection issues prevented 13 drivers from getting their cars on the track Friday night to make qualifying attempts for Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga. Among the cars who were failed to take a lap were former Sprint Cup champions Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart and Matt Kenseth. Daytona 500 winner Joey Logano won the pole for the second...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Atlanta

For the first time since 2010, there is a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta in March (the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500). After the 2010 season NASCAR only visited Atlanta Motor Speedway once per season, which happened to be in September. This year they moved the race near the beginning of the schedule. There was a big debacle with the car inspections prior to the first qualifying...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NXS: Hisense 250 Race Preview

JOPLIN, Mo. - The NASCAR XFINITY Series will leave Daytona and head to the Atlanta Motor Speedway for the 24th annual Hisense 250. The race marks the second stop on the series calendar in 2015. Kevin Harvick, who will pilot the No. 88 Chevrolet for JR Motorsports, will come into the race as the defending winner. A total of 40 entries make up the Hisense 250 entry list for Saturday’s...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Was this the most chaotic build-up to the Daytona 500 ever?

Well, it's taken me a couple days to unwind and reflect on everything that went on during the 10 days of Speedweeks in Daytona, which obviously culminated in another first-time Daytona 500 winner in Joey Logano. I just have to say that it was probably the most chaotic collection of races I have ever seen down there leading up to last Sunday and the actual 57th running of the Daytona...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Stewart now 0-for-17 at Daytona 500

  Tony Stewart’s Daytona 500 drought continues. Stewart slipped up the track and into the outside wall out of turn four on lap 42, damaging the car’s steering mechanism.  The cars of Matt Kenseth and Ryan Blaney were also significantly damaged in the five car wreck. Stewart eventually returned to the track – 64 laps down – and completed 72 laps before parking the No...
Via Sports-Glory
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Stewart now 0-for-17 in NASCAR's Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Tony Stewart's Daytona 500 drought continues. Stewart was involved in a five-car accident early in the season opener Sunday, sustaining enough damage to his No. 14 Chevrolet that it ended his chances of winning the ''Great American Race.'' He fell behind by more than 20 laps and ended up in the garage for significant repairs. Stewart is now winless in 17...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Up in smoke: Tony Stewart's hopes for first Daytona 500 win end early

The first major incident of Sunday"s 57th running of the Daytona 500 collected three-time Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart, two-time Daytona 500 champion Matt Kenseth and rookie Ryan Blaney. The incident occurred as the field raced off Turn 4 to complete Lap 41 when Stewart"s No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet drifted up the track and into Blaney"s No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Three-peat? Here's why Matt Kenseth can win the Daytona 500 again

When you're looking at favorites to win Sunday's Daytona 500, Matt Kenseth, driver of the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing today, is one of the first people you think of. Here are three reasons Kenseth can win on Sunday: 1. HE'S WON IT TWICE ALREADY Sounds obvious, right? Actually, the Daytona 500 is one of the toughest races to win in NASCAR. It took Darrell Waltrip 17 times to win his only...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Are Hendrick, Gibbs really the teams to watch at Daytona?

Already in both the NASCAR Sprint Unlimited and Sunday's qualifying sessions at Daytona International Speedway, we've seen two organizations solidly up front. Joe Gibbs Racing's Matt Kenseth won his first Sprint Unlimited Saturday night, while Hendrick Motorsports' Jeff Gordon and teammate Jimmie Johnson are locked into the front row for the Daytona 500. Now on the flip-side of all...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Kenseth 2015 Season Driver Preview

Predicting where Matt Kenseth will end up at the end of this season isn’t easy after the results he’s turned in during the past two...
Via Athlon Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Starting with a bang: 2015 Speedweeks off to a wild start in Daytona

Well, we certainly started the 2015 season off with a bang, both literally and figuratively. Saturday night we saw Matt Kenseth win the Sprint Unlimited, but there were only 12 out of 25 cars left running at the end of the race. We also saw Kevin Harvick confront Joey Logano after the race because he was upset with Joey getting into the back of his car with only two laps to go. If...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

League of their own: Are Hendrick Motorsports, Joe Gibbs Racing the Daytona 500 favorites?

One weekend is in the books at Daytona International Speedway, and already two organizations are standing out ahead of the competition. Through the Sprint Unlimited and Daytona 500 qualifying, the Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolets and Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas have shown speed, ability to work through the draft, and one car from each organization has already gone to Victory Lane. Matt...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Third-place run in first JGR outing leaves Carl Edwards wanting more

Carl Edwards didn't win in his first outing with Joe Gibbs Racing, but he had a solid night, finishing third behind teammate and winner Matt Kenseth and Martin Truex Jr. in Saturday's Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway. For the second year in a row in this event, crashes eliminated more than half the field. But while Edwards had his share of lurid moments, he managed...
Via Fox Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Matt Kenseth survives Sprint Unlimited at Daytona

After taking the lead with 20 laps to go, Matt Kenseth never looked back as he held the field off in a late race restart, getting ahead of the field and keeping the gap till the very end, with a perfectly timed block on Martin Truex Jr. “It’s a great feeling,” Kenseth commented. “It’s always fun to win at Daytona – it’s fun to win anywhere. Just proud of all these guys...
Via On Pit Road
19 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Kenseth Edges Truex for the Win In Spirited Sprint Unlimited

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Matt Kenseth did what he couldn’t do all of last year — win a race. And Martin Truex Jr., runner-up in Saturday night’s 75-lap Sprint Unlimited exhibition race at Daytona International Speedway, did what he could do only once in 2014 — lead a lap. Coming to the finish line on the last lap, Kenseth blocked Truex’s move off Turn 4 and crossed the finish...
Via Rubbings Racing
19 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Kenseth Brings Home First Career Sprint Unlimited Victory

A total of 25 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers took the green flag Saturday night in the Sprint Unlimited, marking the unofficial start of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. When the night finished 75-laps later, there were only 12 cars racing for the victory on the last lap. After leading 21 laps Saturday night, Matt Kenseth took home his first career Sprint Unlimited victory...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
19 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Sprint Unlimited at Daytona Race Results

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Holding off a charge from the night’s dominant driver, Martin Truex, Jr., exiting turn four, Matt Kenseth won the 37th annual Sprint Unlimited exhibition race at the Daytona International Speedway on Saturday night. Seemingly able to hold off the advances of almost any driver that challenged him, the Cambridge, Wisconsin native found himself out front or...
Via Rubbings Racing
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Kenseth wins Sprint Unlimited, full NASCAR results from Daytona

Matt Kenseth continues to perform well on restrictor plate tracks. On Saturday night he added a win in the Sprint Unlimited to his resume that already includes two Dayton 500 victories. Kenseth led 21 of the 75 laps in Saturday’s non-point race which takes place eight days prior to the running of the Daytona 500. On Sunday the Sprint Cup Series will qualify for the Daytona 500...
Via Tireball.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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