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NASCAR explains Chase-Clinching Scenarios as the regular season concludes in Richmond.

Thirteen skilled NASCAR drivers have already ensured their spot in Chase for the Cup. Another will join them once all 14 attempt to qualify for Saturday night’s race at Richmond. While any winless driver can step up and claim of the last two remaining spots in NASCAR’s postseason, a few drivers will have destiny in their own hand when the green flag drops this weekend for the...
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McClure Posts 24th-place Finish at AMS

Hampton, GA (August 30, 2014)-Having not competed at Atlanta Motor Speedway since 2012, Eric McClure was eager to get back behind the wheel of the No. 14 Hefty®/Reynolds Wrap® Camry at the 1.5-mile speedway for Saturday night’s Great Clips 300. Earning a track-best starting spot of 25th, McClure struggled early in the race with the car’s handling but after the right chassis...
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SIXTH-PLACE FINISH HAS CRAFTON TRACKING POINT LEAD

Bowmanville, ON (Sept. 1, 2014) - Matt Crafton’s summer of consistency continued at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (CTMP) on Sunday afternoon with a sixth-place finish in the 2nd annual NCWTS 250. As a result, the defending series champion trimmed his point deficit to current NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) point leader and ThorSport Racing teammate Johnny Sauter to...
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SAUTER CAPTURES SERIES-BEST ROAD COURSE RESULT NORTH OF THE BORDER

Bowmanville, ON (Sept. 1, 2014) - Johnny Sauter left Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (CTMP) with an eighth-place finish in the lone road-course race on the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) schedule. With eight races remaining, Sauter holds a seven point advantage over his ThorSport Racing teammate Matt Crafton in the championship point standings. The eighth-place finish...
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Ricky Strenhouse Jr., And More News

Fifth Third Bank is going to come back as a sponsor for Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in 2015. At the end of this season Jimmy Fenning is going to retire as a crew chief. NASCAR is still in a ratings slump.
Via The Pit Stop
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Clinch Scenarios for Richmond

With his win at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday night, Kasey Kahne became the 13th winner of the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season – and the 13th member of the 2014 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Matt Kenseth finished second at Atlanta, and though winless, has accumulated enough points throughout the regular season to guarantee himself a spot in the Chase. Fourteen Chase...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sauter captures series best road course result north of the border

Johnny Sauter left Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (CTMP) with an eighth-place finish in the lone road-course race on the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) schedule. With eight races remaining, Sauter holds a seven point advantage over his ThorSport Racing teammate Matt Crafton in the championship point standings. The eighth-place finish was Sauter's best NCWTS road...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
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Sixth place finish has Crafton tracking point lead

Matt Crafton's summer of consistency continued at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (CTMP) on Sunday afternoon with a sixth-place finish in the 2nd annual NCWTS 250. As a result, the defending series champion trimmed his point deficit to current NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) point leader and ThorSport Racing teammate Johnny Sauter to a mere seven markers with only eight...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
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NASCAR: The Week That Was (8/31/14)

 Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Opinions! Rubbings Racing’s weekly segment continues, recapping everything that has happened in the past week, i.e. “NASCAR: The Week That Was”, written in a “Big Deal or No Big Deal” format. If you have missed anything during the past week, don’t worry - we have you covered. As always, I welcome your comments on our Facebook page. Big...
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Joe Gibbs Racing has lightning-quick pits stops all night in Atlanta

While Kevin Harvick's No. 4 Chevrolet was the class of the field for much of Sunday's Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, the Joe Gibbs Racing pit crews were certainly in a league of their own throughout the race. Denny Hamlin's No. 11 team was especially strong, performing 11-second pit stops every time their driver came to pit road. While no one seemed to be able...
Via Fox Sports
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Danica Patrick records best finish ever! Huzzah!

Danica Patrick was her usual “one lap downica,” not once, but twice. However, she came back to score her career best 6th place finish last night at Atlanta. Sixth Place! That reminds me of The Simpsons episode where Al Gore is informed “somebody actually bought a copy of your book sir.” “Well, this calls for a celebration” *Plays the Kool and the Gang song* “celebrate...
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Annett Restarts His Way to 21st-Place Atlanta Finish

Strong track position and some late-race restart expertise helped NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie Michael Annett finish 21st in his first career series start Sunday night at the 1.5-mile Atlanta Motor Speedway.   After qualifying 25th, Annett kept a steady pace in his Pilot Flying J / St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Chevrolet SS while fighting a loose-handling condition...
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Kurt Busch Up-And-Down Day for Busch at Atlanta

Kurt Busch, driver of the No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), experienced an up-and-down day in Sunday’s Oral-B USA 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Busch entered the race looking for his fourth Sprint Cup Series win at the 1.54-mile oval. It appeared for the first half of the race that he was on his way to accomplishing...
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14 hours ago  |  Discuss

RCR Post Race Report - Atlanta Motor Speedway

Race Highlights: Richard Childress Racing teammates Ryan Newman, Paul Menard and Austin Dillon finished seventh, 18th and 24th, respectively. Newman ranks ninth in the Sprint Cup Series championship point standings, trailing current leader Jeff Gordon by 125 points, while Menard ranks 14th and Dillon ranks 15th. Kasey Kahne earned his first victory of the 2014 season and was followed...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Critter close call: Squirrel almost gets flattened by Kevin Harvick (VIDEO)

A squirrel made a very poor decision at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday night. Luckily, the critter lived to see another day. Check out Kevin Harvick's on-track close call with a furry woodland creature. 
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Kyle Busch's sorry stretch of races continues at Atlanta

Joe Gibbs Racing's Kyle Busch was able to score his first top-20 finish in five weeks Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, but it was certainly nothing to write home about. Busch desperately needed a solid outing Sunday night; especially coming off four consecutive finishes of 36th or worse -- including last week's DNF at Bristol Motor Speedway that culminated with a verbal...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Timothy Peters Earns Top-10 Finish at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

Timothy Peters and the No. 17 team traveled north of the border this weekend as the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series made its second visit to the Bowmanville, Ontario-based road course, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Showing speed during the two practice sessions on Saturday morning, Peters qualified the Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra in the ninth position. The team returned on...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hot Georgia Night Ends with a 27th Place Finish for Jamie Dick

Jamie Dick held on to his Viva Auto Group Chevrolet to pass the finish line in 27th place in the Great Clips 300.  The Viva Motorsports team rolled into Atlanta looking to capitalize on the momentum they have built over the summer, but the slippery fast racetrack proved to be a lot to handle.  After struggling to find the right balance in practice, crew chief Mark Setzer decided...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Finishes Sixth To Earn Best Career Result

Danica Patrick twice rallied from being a lap down to finish sixth and score her best career finish in Sunday night’s Oral-B USA 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Patrick was fourth on the final restart, dropped to sixth, but managed to come home with her fourth career top-10 and third this season. “It was a long night,” Patrick said. “Man, that...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Late-Race Pileup Derails Harvick’s Atlanta Bid

Having a “Freaky Fast” racecar is typically a good thing and leads to positive results. But Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Jimmy John’s Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), encountered one costly instance when it doesn’t in the closing moments of Sunday night’s marathon Oral-B USA 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Harvick started from...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Stenhouse Jr. Rebounds To Finish 20th After Blown Tire

Despite blowing a right rear tire in the last 100 laps, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. gained two positions on the final green-white-checkered attempt taking the checkered flag in the 20thposition  in Sunday’s Oral-B 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. “We went down a lap down early in the race and could never catch the break to get the lucky dog,” Stenhouse said. “I really wish we could...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Late Race Hit Leaves Truex Jr. With Frustrating Finish at Atlanta

Martin Truex Jr. had a number of obstacles to overcome at Atlanta Motor Speedway, including an unnecessary hit from a fellow competitor that left him with a 23rd-place finish in Sunday night’s Oral-B USA 500 Sprint Cup Series race.   After starting sixth based on his qualifying effort on Friday, Truex had to contend with handling issues with his No. 78 Furniture Row/World Vision...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Danica Patrick finishes career-best 6th at Atlanta

Danica Patrick finishes career-best 6th at Atlanta
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Danica Patrick scores career-best sixth-place finish in Atlanta

Entering Sunday's Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Danica Patrick had been mired in a slump -- and that's just putting it mildly. But after six consecutive races in which she failed to crack the top 15 in the final rundown, Patrick seemingly come out of nowhere to deliver a career-best sixth-place finish in Sunday night's Oral-B USA 500. Starting 27th...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

NCAT: J.R. Fitzpatrick Scores Fifth Canadian Tire Motorsports Park Victory

BOWMANVILLE, Ontario — J.R. Fitzpatrick had the right pace throughout the entire race and played the right strategy en route to winning the Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200. It marks Fitzpatrick’s 10th career victory and his fifth at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. “It was a pretty good day,” Fitzpatrick commented. “The car was off all weekend but we kind of battled...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss
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