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Ryan Newman fastest in final Cup practice at Atlanta

The Richard Childress Racing driver posted a top speed of 184.868 mph in the final session.
Via CSN Chicago
2 hours ago

Kyle Busch Will Lead Truck Series Field to Green Flag at Atlanta

By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer The last time the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series visited Atlanta Motor Speedway, a Kyle Busch Motorsports truck piloted by Christopher Bell dominated the weekend, winning the pole, both stages and the race. The boss of KMB looks to repeat the feat, as Kyle Busch took the top spot for Saturday afternoon’s Active Pest Control 200. Busch put down...
Via Motorsports Tribune
3 hours ago

Kyle Busch Wins Pole Ahead of Active Pest Control 200

Via On Pit Road
3 hours ago

Kyle Busch wins pole for Truck Series race at Atlanta

Kyle Busch will start on the front row with Matt Crafton.
Via CSN Chicago
4 hours ago

Clint Bowyer Thinks 2018 Season Off to Good Start

In his second season driving the No. 14 for Stewart-Haas Racing, Clint Bowyer feels that himself, and the organization as a whole is off to a good start. Bowyer had a solid 15th place finish in last week’s Daytona 500. That finish broke his Daytona 500 streak of finishing in the below 30th in the past two editions. With many considering Atlanta to be the first “real” race of the...
Via On Pit Road
4 hours ago

Martin Truex Jr., Jimmie Johnson top list of drivers docked practice

Inspection problems will keep drivers off the track during a final session at Atlanta.
Via CSN Chicago
5 hours ago

NASCAR Xfinity: Nick Harrison out at RCR

Nick Harrison is no longer the crew chief of the No. 3 Richard Childress Chevrolet in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, according to a report from Catchfencene.com on Friday. Harrison is not longer with RCR after nearly five years with the organization. Harrison began the 2018 season as crew chief on the No. 3 Xfinity Series team, but was ejected from the Xfinity Series garage at Daytona...
Via Auto Racing Daily
6 hours ago

New inspection process complicates Atlanta qualifying for No. 78 car

Issues during technical inspection prevented Martin Truex Jr. and the No. 78 Bass Pro Shops/5-hour ENERGY Toyota from participating in qualifying for Sunday’s Folds of Honor/QuickTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Truex will line up 35th on the inside of Row 18 for Sunday’s 325-lap race on the 1.54-mile oval. The Mayetta, N.J., native started ninth and finished eighth in last year...
Via Mile High Sports
17 hours ago

NASCAR Cup: Martin Truex Jr. loses car chief at Atlanta

Martin Truex Jr. will be without regular car chief Blake Harris for Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Atlanta Motor Speedway as a result of issues getting through pre-qualifying inspection. The No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota failed pre-qualifying inspection three times, resulting in Harris’ ejection from the NASCAR garage. The team decided not to make a fourth attempt to get...
Via Auto Racing Daily
18 hours ago

Martin Truex Jr Fails to Make Qualifying Attempt Due to Issues in Inspection

Defending Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion, Martin Truex Jr, failed pre-race inspection three times at Atlanta Motor Speedway. As a result of the multiple failures, Truex did not make a qualifying attempt and will start the Folds of Honor Quick Trip 500 in 35th position. In addition to starting in the last row, Truex will also lose the benefit of having his regular car chief...
Via On Pit Road
18 hours ago

Cup starting lineup for Sunday’s race at Atlanta

Kyle Busch and Ryan Newman will start on the front row.
Via CSN Chicago
18 hours ago

Kyle Busch Scores the Pole for Folds of Honor Quick Trip 500

Via On Pit Road
19 hours ago

Kyle Busch Edges Newman for Atlanta Pole

By: Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service HAMPTON, Ga. – Ryan Newman was within seconds of breaking a pole drought that dates to 2013 – until Kyle Busch made his final-round qualifying run at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Covering the 1.54-mile distance in 30.024 seconds (184.652 mph) in the money round of Friday’s knockout qualifying session, Busch edged Newman by .038 seconds to win his...
Via Motorsports Tribune
19 hours ago

Breaking down the Atlanta starting lineup

Take a driver-by-driver look through the field for Sunday's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race.
Via ESPN
19 hours ago

Martin Truex Jr.’s car chief ejected after Atlanta inspection failures

No. 78 Toyota struggles to clear NASCAR's new Optical Scanning Station.
Via CSN Chicago
20 hours ago

MENCS: Kyle Busch Earns His first Pole of 2018

Kyle Busch earned his first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pole at Atlanta Motor Speedway Friday evening for Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500. Busch’s lap time of 30.024 (184.652 MPH) took the P1 position away from Ryan Newman in the closing moments of the final round of qualifying. Newman’s time of 30.062 posted a speed of 184.419 MPH. Starting third will...
Via Rubbings Racing
20 hours ago

NASCAR Cup: Kyle Busch notches first Atlanta pole

Kyle Busch claimed his first-career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pole at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday with a 30.024-second/184.652 mph lap in the third of three rounds of qualifying to start Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 first. Toyota driver Busch will share the front row with Chevrolet driver Ryan Newman. Ford’s Kevin Harvick qualified third to give all three manufacturers...
Via Auto Racing Daily
20 hours ago

Truex car fails inspection three times in Atlanta

Martin Truex Jr. will start start last in Sunday's race at Atlanta Motor Speedway after his car failed to pass technical inspection on Friday.
Via ESPN
20 hours ago

Denny Hamlin on Daytona 500 spat with Bubba Wallace: ‘It’s done’

Joe Gibbs Racing driver says he has talked with Kevin Harvick, and 'we're good.'
Via CSN Chicago
20 hours ago

'Holy cow!' Dale Earnhardt Jr. checks out bobsled track

Dale Earnhardt Jr. chats with Team USA bobsled before they hit the track in four-man competition.
Via CSN Chicago
21 hours ago

NASCAR starting lineup at Atlanta: Kyle Busch wins first-ever pole after 20 tries

Kyle Busch will lead the field Sunday while Martin Truex Jr. will start at the back of the pack after failing to pass inspection.
Via Sporting News
21 hours ago

Kyle Busch zooms to first career Atlanta Cup pole

Kyle Busch nips Ryan Newman to take top spot for Sunday's race.
Via CSN Chicago
21 hours ago

NXS: Christopher Bell and John Hunter Nemechek Pace Practices

Christopher Bell sat atop the speedcharts in opening practice for Saturday’s Rinnai 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Joey Logano was second fastest as Cole Custer, Ryan Reed and Kevin Harvick round out the fast five. PRACTICE 1 RESULTS N1802_PRAC1 John Hunter Nemechek showed the was around the track in final NXS practice Friday. Bell, Custer, Ty Dillon and Brandon Jones round out...
Via Rubbings Racing
22 hours ago

MENCS: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Leads Opening Practice

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. led the opening practice ahead of Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Kyle Larson was second fastest followed by Darrell Wallace Jr., Ty Dillon and Alex bowman. PRACTICE 1 RESULTS C1802_PRAC1
Via Rubbings Racing
22 hours ago

Now the real work begins for Bubba Wallace

Performance -- not a beef with one of the sport's veterans -- needs to be Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr.'s focus now that the Cup series shifts to racetracks that don't rely on the draft to get to the front.
Via ESPN
23 hours ago
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