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Matt Crafton Wins In Trucks Return To Atlanta

In the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series return to Atlanta Motor Speedway, two-time champion Matt Crafton made his way to the front to capture his first win of the season during the Hyundai Construction Equipment 200.   Not only was the win at Atlanta Crafton’s first of the year, but his first at the 1.54-mile track after 14 starts. Crafton led 85 laps, including the final 72...

Matt Crafton Wins Hyundai Construction Equipment 200

Matt Crafton overtook Daniel Suarez on the 59th lap of the Hyundai Construction Equipment 200 and never looked back. Crafton, last year's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion, cruised the final 71 laps to claim his sixth career victory. Crafton was one of five different leaders in the 130-lap race and pulled away from the field down the stretch in a 74-lap green-flag run...

RCR XFINITY Series Post Race Report - Atlanta

Race Highlights:  Brian Scott qualified second for the Hisense 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway and was the highest qualifying Richard Childress Racing driver. Brendan Gaughan qualified sixth followed by Paul Menard 11th and Ty Dillon 17th.  Ty Dillon finished third, Paul Menard sixth, Brian Scott seventh and Brendan Gaughan 12th. Next up for the NASCAR XFINITY Series is...

Rhodes 34th at Atlanta

Harrison Rhodes finished 34th in the JD Motorsports with Gary Keller No. 0 Chevrolet in Saturday’s Hisense 250 Xfinity Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The race marked Rhodes’ seasonal debut after he failed to make the starting field for the season opener at Daytona International Speedway. Rhodes was an innocent victim of a crash in qualifying at Daytona. “It was good...

Chastain 24th in second race

Xfinity Series Rookie of the Year candidate Ross Chastain finished 24th Saturday in the Hisense 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Chastain started 26th in the Flex Shot Chevrolet entered by JD Motorsports with Gary Keller. It was his second run with JDM after a fine start last week at Daytona International Speedway. He ran as high as ninth in the 163-lap race, a very fast event with...

Cassill 17th at Atlanta

Landon Cassill scored a 17th-place finish in Saturday’s Hisense 250 Xfinity Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Cassill, driving the Flex Seal Chevrolet for JD Motorsports with Gary Keller, started 27th and moved quickly through the field, riding as high as 12th on a day in which the groove was narrow and passing was difficult. The top 20 pushed Cassill to 18th in the Xfinity...

Hyundai Equipment 200 results from Atlanta

Reed Finishes 16th at Atlanta

Ryan Reed earned a 16th-place finish in Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) race at Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS) after a late-race caution caught the team on pit road in the middle of their final green-flag stop. Reed fought tight conditions for most of the race and was gaining ground after the team made adjustments to the No. 16 Lilly Diabetes/American Diabetes Association...

Wallace finishes 11th at Atlanta Motor Speedway

Roush Fenway Racing’s Bubba Wallace earned his second consecutive top-15 finish Saturday afternoon at Atlanta Motor Speedway after piloting his No. 60 Ford EcoBoost Mustang to 11th-place in the Hisense 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race. “It was a good day all in all, no scratches,” said Wallace.  “It’s one spot better than Daytona.  It was a decent points day, but I’m...

Rebound Finish for Elliott and NAPA at Home

Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 9 NAPA AUTO PARTS Chevrolet, finished fifth in Saturday’s Hisense 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.  It was Elliott’s first top-five effort of the season and brings him within 28 points of Chris Buescher in the driver points standings.  JR Motorsports driver Kevin Harvick led a race-high 101 laps en route to his 45th...

A top-five finish in Atlanta pushes Buescher into the points lead

Roush Fenway Racing’s Chris Buescher moved into first place in the NASCAR XFINITY Series point standings after a fourth-place finish in his Fastenal Ford Mustang in Saturday afternoon’s 250-mile race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.  “This has been a great way to start our season,” said Buescher.  “I’m so proud of these 60 guys.  We’ve got a lot more to prove this year...

Kevin Harvick Wins Hisense 250

Kevin Harvick regained the lead with 26 laps to go and held off red-hot Joey Logano to win the Hisense 250 XFINITY Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway for a third straight time. Harvick led 101 of 163 laps en route to the victory Saturday. “The first thing I want to do is thank all those fans today,” Harvick said. “To see that crowd out there, I'm really happy for Atlanta Motor...

Harvick not surprised by high speeds at Atlanta

Take 125 horsepower out of a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car, and it's going to slow the car down, right? Well, not necessarily, as Friday's qualifying session at Atlanta Motor Speedway proved emphatically. Joey Logano posted the fastest pole-winning speed at the 1.54-mile intermediate track (194.683 mph) since Carl Edwards ran 194.690 in qualifying for the fourth race of the 2005...

No worse for the wear

Denny Hamlin got a rude awakening on Friday morning -- literally. Hamlin was in his motor home at Atlanta Motor Speedway when an SUV rolled backwards into Hamlin's home for the weekend. The owner of the SUV thought he had left the vehicle in "park." As it turned out, that was a mistaken assumption. The SUV crashed into the slide-out (motorized extension) where Hamlin's bed is located...

That's what friends are for

It's nice to have friends in the garage. Just ask Michael Annett. One of 13 drivers whose cars failed to get through NASCAR technical inspection before Friday's qualifying session, Annett would have been heading home from Atlanta had it not been for his good friend Brian Scott and Mike Hillman Sr., team manager of the No. 33 Chevrolet owned by Joe Falk. Scott had qualified 32nd...

Lost and found

The No. 44 Team Xtreme Racing Chevrolet, stolen early Friday morning from a hotel parking lot in Morrow, Ga. (south of Atlanta), was recovered by authorities in Gwinnett County (north of Atlanta) on Saturday. Team owner John Cohen already had withdrawn the car, to have been driven by Travis Kvapil, from Sunday's race. The car was in a trailer pulled by a Ford F350 pickup truck when...

Hisense 250 results from Atlanta

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...
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