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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...

Joey Logano continues hot streak with pole run at Atlanta

When you're hot, you're hot. Joey Logano, last week's Daytona 500 winner, didn't slow down one iota on Friday in the first competition of the year at an open-motor track. With a lap at 194.683 mph in the final round of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series knockout qualifying at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Logano put his No. 22 Team Penske Ford on the pole for Sunday’s Fold of Honor QuikTrip 500...

Hyundai Equipment 200 starting lineup at Atlanta

Hospitality Packages Provide Full Service Action at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Major Events

The start of the 2015 racing season in Monterey is just 60 days away, and with it comes an array of hospitality options. With ticket sales racing ahead of last year, now is the time to consider the full range of hospitality packages before they sell out to obtain unparalleled views and access at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.   There are a limited number of Premier Pit Row Suite packages...

Falb Ready To Build On Championship Season For More Success In 2015

 John Falb entered his first Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda season in 2014 brimming with confidence.  He was a veteran, race-winning driver in regional series on the West Coast and looked to extend that success quickly with ONE Motorsports in the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) Development Series.   But 10th- and 21st-place overall finishes in his...

AMSOIL Arenacross Interview of the Week: Gavin Faith and Cory Green

While the battle at the top of the championship standings in AMSOIL Arenacross, featuring Ricky Carmichael's Road to Supercross, is heating up, so is the fight to earn a position inside the top 10 of the Arenacross Class standings as the Race to the Championship nears. Currently, Husqvarna TiLUBE TUF Racing's Gavin Faith, an overall winner this season, holds on to possession of the...

What is the points system in ELMS ?

The European Le Mans Series will start at the Paul Ricard circuit in three weeks with the annual official test session. Following a look at the four categories that will make up the 2015 ELMS, let's take the opportunity to understand the ELMS point system and what the awards are on offer for the best performing teams and drivers this season.          The ELMS point system...

"Duel in the Dome" Winner to be Crowned Saturday in Atlanta

Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, will make its ninth stop of the 17-race season with the last stop of back-to-back Saturday night visits at Atlanta's Georgia Dome this weekend. . Additionally, the inaugural "Duel in the Dome" winner will be crowned, with the rider who obtains the most points over the back-to-back Atlanta weekends emerging triumphant.   The...

E.J. Viso Wins Stadium Super Truck Race 1 at Clipsal 500 in Adelaide, Australia

E.J. Viso won the first SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by Traxxas race of 2015 in convincing fashion as 10 SST Traxxas trucks took the green flag at the Clipsal 500 in Victoria Park on Friday morning. Veteran Off-Road competitor Robby Gordon from Orange, Calif. finished second while SST newcomer Matt Mingay of Gold Coast, Queensland completed the podium. Viso, of Caracas...

NXS: Logano Scores Hisense 250 Pole

JOPLIN, Mo. - Joey Logano earned the pole for Saturday’s Hisense 250 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. Logano, who won the Daytona 500 nearly one week ago, will also start on the pole in Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race. The 24-year old driver posted a fast time of 30.104 seconds, 184.162 mph. Today will be his first XFINITY Series start of 2015. Brian Scott will start on the front...

Hisense 250 starting lineup at Atlanta

Hisense Partners with Joe Gibbs Racing and Charlotte Motor Speedway

Hisense is pleased to announce a partnership with Joe Gibbs Racing as the primary sponsor of the No. 20 Toyota Camry driven by Denny Hamlin for two races in the 2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series. The brand has also announced it will sponsor the NASCAR XFINITY Series Hisense 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday, May 23. The consumer electronics manufacturer made these announcements...

NSCS: Joey Logano Earns Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Pole

JOPLIN, Mo. - Joey Logano captured the pole for the Folds of Honor 500 on Sunday after posting a fast lap of 28.477 seconds, 194.683 mph. Logano, fresh off a Daytona 500 victory, earned his ninth career pole on Friday late afternoon. The race on Sunday will mark his 221 career Sprint Cup Series start. Kevin Harvick will start beside Logano on the front row. Harvick, who held the...

Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 starting lineup at Atlanta

Ragan shifts gears as Kyle Busch's sub

A victory in the May 2013 restrictor-plate free-for-all at Talladega Superspeedway notwithstanding, David Ragan has lived below the radar in his three seasons with Front Row Motorsports. Ragan's low-profile status changed suddenly and dramatically last Saturday, however, after Kyle Busch's No. 54 NASCAR Xfinity Series Toyota collided with a concrete retaining wall inside Turn 1...

New weapon for drivers

A new provision in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rule book this year allows drivers to adjust the track bar from the cockpit of the car. Raising or lowering the track bar (a rear suspension part) affects the handling of the car and raising or lowering the bar is one way crew chiefs try to correct loose or tight conditions. Though the method of adjusting the bar varies from team to...

Car caper strikes, Kvapil out of Atlanta

Travis Kvapil's orange stock car, the ride he intended to use for qualifying Friday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, was stolen from his hotel parking lot early Friday morning along with a spare engine and the truck and trailer hauling it. Kvapil was in Morrow (Ga.) when at around 5:30 a.m. the Ford F-350 truck, trailer and the most valuable contents inside -- his primary car and...

NSCS: Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Preview

JOPLIN, Mo. - The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will invade the 1.54-mile Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday for the 56th annual Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500. The race marks the second of 36 scheduled stops for the Sprint Cup Series in 2015. Kasey Kahne will come into the weekend as the defending race winner. A total of 47 drivers make up the entry list for the weekend as four drivers will...

Follow the Arrow - Elliott Sadler Advance

Most race fans don’t know this, but there’s one common trend you can find on almost every one of Elliott Sadler’s racing helmets. Throughout Sadler’s racing career he has been very open to the design on his helmets, but he has always had just one simple request. That common request is for the helmet to have some type of directional arrow pointing forward. This arrow design...

Jimmie Johnson Foundation and Blue Bunny Ice Cream Announce 2015 Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope

The Jimmie Johnson Foundation announced Friday the launch of the 2015 Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope campaign, which will award $125,000 to five non-profits in April.  In a video message sent via Twitter and Facebook, six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Jimmie Johnson, along with Mike Wells, president and CEO of Wells Enterprises, maker of Blue Bunny Ice Cream, revealed that not-for...

Bit-O-Honey to Ride with Buescher at Talladega Superspeedway in May

Fresh off last weekend’s stellar second-place performance at Daytona International Speedway, Roush Fenway Racing has announced that Bit-O-Honey will partner with Chris Buescher at Talladega Superspeedway for the NASCAR XFINITY Series Winn Dixie 300 on May 2.  Buescher raced in the front of the pack all day at Daytona, leading 12 laps and finishing just .089-seconds outside of...

NASCAR Statement on the Passing of Thee Dixon

"NASCAR extends its sincere condolences to the family and friends of Thee Dixon, a passionate team owner whose love for racing fueled his unmatched positive spirit. Dixon was one of NASCAR’s early African-American team owners, fielding teams in NASCAR’s Sportsman Series, Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series from the late 1980s through the turn of the century...

Statement: Team Xtreme Withdraws from Atlanta Race Following Car Theft

Team Xtreme Racing can officially confirm that we have withdrawn the No. 44 entry from the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The No. 44 hauler was sent ahead of the bad weather that hit the Charlotte area on Wednesday night and parked at Atlanta Motor Speedway. With minor work remaining on the No. 44 Chevrolet, the car was brought separate from the hauler,...

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...

DAYTONA 500 Fancam Returns for Third Time

For the third time, the popular DAYTONA 500 Fancam has returned to Daytona International Speedway for the 57th annual “Great American Race,” which was held last Sunday and won by Team Penske driver Joey Logano, who became the second youngest DAYTONA 500 champion in history. The DAYTONA 500 Fancam is a photo technology that transforms a high-definition, 360-degree crowd image...
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