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Johnny Sauter earns track-best finish at Atlanta

Johnny Sauter, driver of the No. 98, Nextant Aerospace/Curb Records Toyota Tundra, finished a track-best sixth in Friday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Hyundai Construction Equipment 200 at Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway (AMS). Starting 13th, Sauter struggled with an "unbelievably loose" Toyota Tundra through the opening laps of the 130 lap event. Crew chief Doug...
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Matt Crafton wins in dominating fashion at Atlanta

Matt Crafton, driver of the No. 88 Fisher® Nuts/Menards Toyota Tundra, proved why Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway (AMS) is his favorite race track. The two-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) champion captured his first win in his 14th start at the 1.5-mile quad oval, winning the Hyundai Construction Equipment 200 on Friday night. The victory marked the two-time champion...
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7 hours ago  |  Discuss

TriStar Motorsports Post-Race Report: Atlanta

Race Highlights:      Mike Bliss qualified 16th for the Hisense 250, followed by Cale Conley in 24th, Blake Koch in 25th and David Starr in 30th.  After an action filled race which included three cautions for 12 laps and four lead changes among three leaders. Blake Koch finished the 250-mile race 22nd, followed by Mike Bliss in 25th, David Starr in 26th and Cale Conley in...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Taking in the two wheels: NASCAR stars turn out for Atlanta Supercross event

With both the NASCAR race and Monster Energy Supercross event in Atlanta, Georgia this weekend, many of the Sprint Cup Series' biggest stars headed to the Georgia Dome Saturday night for some two-wheel action in the dirt.  Team owner Joe Gibbs also runs a Supercross team, so the 'Coach' was watching his guys closely throughout the entire event.  Six-time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie...
Via Fox Sports
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Best of RaceDay: Partnership with a U.S. President, Gordon's first win

For this week's best of RaceDay video features, we first take a look back at Jimmy Carter's unique partnership with NASCAR when Carter was Governer of the state of Georgia and later the 39th President of the United States. Then we examine the mullet-and-mustache man that was a young Jeff Gordon when he won his very first NASCAR race in what was then the Busch Series at Atlanta Motor...
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6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Timothy Peters Survives Three Blown Tires with Top-Ten Finish

On a brisk day at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Timothy Peters qualified his No. 17 Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra 16th for the Hyundai Construction Equipment 200, and despite having three flat right front tires, finished in the ninth position. The 130-lap NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race was the second of a Saturday doubleheader with the NASCAR Xfinity Series at the Hampton, Georgia...
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5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Buescher Rebounds for Eighth-Place Finish at Atlanta

On a chilly Saturday evening, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) rounded out a doubleheader of racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway. After starting the Hyundai Construction Equipment 200 in the eighth position, James Buescher and the No. 31 NTS Motorsports team battled a loose-handling Chevrolet Silverado for much of the 130-lap race. Falling as low as 12th in the running...
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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...
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NXS: TriStar Motorsports Post Race Report Hisense 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: kamagra zsel rendels Race Highlights:   Mike Bliss qualified 16th for the Hisense 250, followed by Cale Conley in 24th, Blake Koch in 25th and David Starr in 30th.  After an action filled race which included three cautions for 12 laps and four lead changes among three leaders. Blake Koch finished the 250-mile race 22nd, followed by Mike Bliss...
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NSCS: Logano Dominant; Dillon In The Garage As Atlanta Race Nears Midway Point

One week removed from his Daytona 500 triumph, momentum is clearly on the side of Joey Logano as he continues to win nearly everything he has entered since. After securing the pole for Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 on Friday evening, the Connecticut native did the same for the XFINITY Series Hisense 250 on Saturday. Although he didn’t win the race, he finished in the...
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NASCAR hopes new rule will decrease fighting on pit road

NASCAR reminded teams of new rules for 2015 before Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. After the race, all drivers will have to stop on pit road, rather than head directly back to the garage, as NASCAR collects the tapered spacer from each car. Each team may only send out two crew members onto pit road to aid the driver and the removal of the spacer...
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NASCAR: Jeff Gordon Caught Up in a Crash for 2nd Straight Week

Hampton, GA- It’s safe to say this isn’t the way Jeff Gordon envisioned his final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season starting. Last week, Gordon was caught up in an accident on the final lap of the season opening Daytona 500 and had to settle for a 33rd place finish. That wasn’t indicative on how good … Continue reading NASCAR: Jeff Gordon Caught Up in a Crash for 2nd Straight Week →
Via Race Review Online
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Hamlin Spurs Four-Car Melee; Collects Gordon, McMurray And Others

The start to Jeff Gordon’s farewell tour took another hit on Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway during the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Sprint Cup Series race. Finishing 33rd in the Daytona 500 after being involved in a last-lap accident, the three-time series champion finds himself deep in the points standings as the series heads to Las Vegas Motor Speedway next weekend. On a restart...
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Hamlin, Gordon, McMurray involved in big Atlanta wreck

After a relatively clean race at Atlanta Motor Speedway for much of Sunday afternoon, a number of top contenders were eliminated on Lap 257 when Denny Hamlin's No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota got sideways off Turn 2 following a restart. As the field took the green flag to restart the race, Joey Logano jumped to the outside of Kevin Harvick on the high side, stacking up the field behind...
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1 hour ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR: Accident With 69 to Go Takes Out 3 Contenders in Atlanta

Hampton, GA- Entering today’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500, Jeff Gordon, Denny Hamlin and Jamie McMurray were among the top favorites to take the checkered flag at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. All three were near the top 10 in all four practice sessions this weekend and have been very good at the 1.54-mile track over … Continue reading NASCAR: Accident With 69 to Go Takes Out 3...
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NASCAR: Jeff Gordon Hits Part of Wall Without SAFER Barrier in Atlanta

Hampton, GA- Last week in Daytona, NASCAR and the Daytona International Speedway got a lot of flack for not having SAFER barriers around the 2.5-mile track on every wall. In Saturday’s NASCAR X-Finity Series season opener, Kyle Busch got spun exiting the tri-oval with eight laps-to-go and hit a portion of the inside wall that … Continue reading NASCAR: Jeff Gordon Hits Part of...
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VIDEO: Jeff Gordon and Denny Hamlin wreck at Atlanta

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Greg Biffle triggers a 'Big One' late in race at Atlanta Motor Speedway

A Daytona-style "Big One" wreck brought Sunday's Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 to a halt at Atlanta Motor Speedway with 20 laps to go as the red flag was thrown to clean up the mess. The incident occurred following a restart when Greg Biffle got together with Joe Nemechek entering Turn 3. Biffle dove to the inside of Nemechek, who was driving the No. 34 Front Row Motorsports Ford,...
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Jimmie Johnson wins Quik Trip 500, full NASCAR Cup Series results from Atlanta

Jimmie Johnson won Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race from Atlanta Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 48 Lowes Chevrolet  took the checkered flag at the 1.54-mile track located in Hampton, GA finishing ahead of Kevin Harvick and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Beginning the Quik Trip 500 on the pole was Joey Logano but it was rain that pushed the start of the race back. The win all...
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NASCAR: Blown Tire In Closing Stages Costs Carl Edwards at Atlanta

Hampton, GA- Carl Edwards was certainly one of the drivers to beat this weekend at the Atlanta Motor Speedway as his No. 19 Arris Toyota has been consistently up front in every practice session at the 1.54-mile track. Edwards, was in the top five in all but one of the four sessions as he even … Continue reading NASCAR: Blown Tire In Closing Stages Costs Carl Edwards at Atlanta →
Via Race Review Online
33 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Joey Logao leads points, full Cup Series standings after Atlanta

Joey Logano will leave Atlanta Motor Speedway as the points leader in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. With Logano winning at Daytona and Jimmie Johnson winning at Atlanta both have all but assured themselves of spots in the end of the year Chase. Winner: Jimmie Johnson wins at Atlanta, full results Next weekend the Sprint Cup Series will head to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the...
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35 minutes 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...
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Brad Keselowski Atlanta Motor Speedway Recap

Brad Keselowski (@keselowski) was armed with a potent No. 29 Cooper Standard Ford F-150 on Saturday at Atlanta Motor Speedway but misfortune didn't give him a chance to show the full potential of his @TeamBKR truck in the Hyundai Construction Equipment 200.   Keselowski appeared to have won the pole position during qualifying Saturday morning.  However, NASCAR officials...
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NASCAR: Joey Logano Lost Steam in the End As He Had to Settle for a 4th Place Effort

Hampton, GA- In the first half of today’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500, it looked like a Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick show. They both combined to lead all but four laps in the first 162 circuits as Logano led the first 85 green flag laps himself. It was shaping up to be their race … Continue reading NASCAR: Joey Logano Lost Steam in the End As He Had to Settle for a 4th Place Effort →
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NASCAR: Despite Starting in the Back, Kevin Harvick Rallies for Runner-Up at Atlanta

Hampton, GA- Entering yesterday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series final practice session at the 1.54-mile Atlanta Motor Speedway, Kevin Harvick had the be the favorite to reach victory lane in Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500. Harvick, was third quickest in both test sessions on Thursday afternoon then was second quickest in the lone session on … Continue reading NASCAR: Despite...
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