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Kevin Harvick snags sixth pole of 2014 at Atlanta

NASCAR’s new qualifying knockout format—not to mention the quality of his race cars—certainly agrees with Kevin Harvick. Fastest in the qualifying round that counted, the final five-minute session on Friday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Harvick put his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet on the pole for Sunday night’s Oral-B USA 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race with a lap at...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Freaky Fast, Again: Kevin Harvick scores Oral-B USA 200 pole at Atlanta

On the back bumper of Kevin Harvick’s No. 4 Jimmy Johns Chevrolet, it says ‘freaky fast’. Those words played true for the sixth time this year as Harvick scored his sixth pole of the season in qualifying for the Oral-B USA 200. Harvick would post a lap of 29.118 seconds for his 12th career pole, and his first at Atlanta Motor Speedway. “It’s good to have the boss back,”...
Via On Pit Road
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Harvick Blazes to Atlanta Pole

HAMPTON, Ga. — For the second straight week, Kevin Harvick will start a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race from the pole as he took his No. 4 Jimmy Johns Chevrolet to the top of the board with a lap of 29.118 seconds, 190.398 mph, clocking in ahead of second place Brad Keselowski by .052 seconds. The pole is also the sixth of the season for Harvick and the No. 4 team. “It’s good...
Via Sicknissified
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Happy days are here again: Harvick wins his sixth pole of 2014

The phrase "Freaky Fast" favored by one of his sponsors has been applicable across the board this year for Stewart-Haas Racing's Kevin Harvick, but nowhere has it been more true than in knockout qualifying. Kevin Harvick's No. 4 Chevrolet set the mark early in the final round with a fast lap of 29.118 seconds at 190.398 mph. Despite being one of the first drivers...
Via Fox Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Harvick wins Atlanta pole; Stewart is 12th

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) Kevin Harvick has won the pole for the NASCARs Sprint Cup Series race Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Harvick turned a fast lap of 29.118 seconds Friday night, as drivers sought track time with cloud cover and cooler temperatures for better grip. Brad Keselowski will join Harvick on the front row after qualifying second. Rounding out the top five were Kyle...
Via AP on Fox
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Harvick wins pole at Atlanta, full NASCAR qualifying results for Oral-B USA 500

Kevin Harvick set the fast time in the final round of qualifying for Sunday’s running of the Oral-B USA 500. The driver of the No. 29 Chevrolet SS will lead a field of 43 cars to the green flag of the Labor Day weekend race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Joining Harvick on the front row will be Brad Keselowski. Coverage of Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta will...
Via Tireball.com
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Friday Atlanta notebook: Vickers says NASCAR set precedent with Stewart

If anyone knows how difficult it is to step out of a competitive racecar like Tony Stewart has done the last three weeks after being involved in a tragic sprint car incident, it's Brian Vickers. Although under entirely different circumstances, Vickers has had to give up his seat behind the wheel multiple times for various health-related issues. So, the Michael Waltrip Racing...
Via Fox Sports
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Roush Fenway Racing Leads Atlanta NASCAR Practice Sessions

Carl Edwards turned a lap of 28.747 (192.855 mph) around Atlanta Motor Speedway to lead Friday afternoon’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) practice session at the 1.5-mile oval. Roush Fenway rookie Chris Buescher followed suit, turning a lap of 31.167 (177.880 mph) to lead the first Nationwide Series (NNS) session. Greg Biffle turned the eighth fastest lap in the NSCS session and...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

In or out in trucks? Even Ron Hornaday Jr. doesn't seem so sure now

On Wednesday, it was widely reported that Turner Scott Motorsports had shuttered the No. 30 team of four-time Camping World Truck Series champion Ron Hornaday Jr. and that Hornaday would miss Sunday's truck race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Speaking from his home on Friday, Hornaday confirmed he doesn't plan to race Sunday but said he could return to the No. 30 Chevrolet...
Via Fox Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

NNS: Atlanta Motor Speedway Preview

The NASCAR Nationwide Series will head to the Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday for the 23rd annual Great Clips 300. Atlanta will mark stop 24 of the 33 scheduled events here in 2014. This is the one and only stop at the 1.5-mile oval during the year. The entry list features a total of 40 drivers so nobody will be going home following qualifying tomorrow. Some of the drivers you...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Eckrich and "The King" Richard Petty Surprise Navy Petty Officer and Family

With help from Eckrich, an American icon recognized an American hero today in Atlanta. NASCAR Hall of Famer "The King" Richard Petty surprised Navy Counselor 2nd Class (AW) Peter Theodoracopoulos and his family with the opportunity to be honorary crew members of his No. 43 NASCAR Sprint Cup race team this weekend at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. Petty gave the Theodoracopoulos...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tony Stewart Made Comments Today

for the first time since the major incident that killed Kevin Ward Jr. Roughly one hour later Mike Helton stated that if Tony Stewart were to win a race he would make the chase. The Nationwide Insurance Company will be the sponsor next week for Dale Earnhardt Jr. on Saturday night.  
Via The Pit Stop
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Edwards Paces First Practice at Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga. — Carl Edwards paced the first practice session at Atlanta Motor Speedway with a lap at 192.855 mph (28.747 seconds) in his No. 99 Subway Ford. Ryan Newman and Marcos Ambrose, both looking to win to clinch a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, were second and third on the speed chart, respectively. Forty-four cars took laps during the session.  Rookie Kyle Larson...
Via Sicknissified
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Carl Edwards fastest in opening practice at Atlanta, full speeds

Getty Images Carl Edwards was the fastest driver in the opening practice session Friday at Atlanta. The driver of the No. 99 Ford Fusion ran his fastest lap of the session early in the practice session, his first lap around the 1.54-mile track. Tony Stewart who was making his return to the track after three weeks away was the 10th fastest. Qualifying for the Oral-B USA 500 will...
Via Tireball.com
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Captain Thunder's Legendary TOP-5 Fantasy NASCAR Picks - ATLANTA

 MATT KENSETH - WINNER#20 Home Depot Husky Toyota ·         Eight top fives, 14 top 10s ·         Average finish of 12.7 ·         Average Running Position of 12.8, seventh-best ·         Driver Rating of 96.5, fifth-best ·         190 Fastest Laps Run, 11th-most ·         1,018 Green Flag Passes, sixth-most ·        ...
Via Captain Thunder Racing
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cole Whitt Makes Pit Stop at Rinnai Headquarters

Popular NASCAR driver Cole Whitt made a pit stop at Rinnai headquarters in Peachtree City today to celebrate the tankless water heater brand's sponsorship of his car with the company's employees. Whitt held a short Q&A, signed autographs and posed for fan pictures for Rinnai employees. Whitt is in Georgia to compete in NASCAR's Atlanta Oral-B USA 500 on Sunday, August...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tony Stewart: Kevin Ward Jr.'s death will 'affect my life forever'

HAMPTON, Ga. — Speaking quietly and with a trembling voice, NASCAR superstar Tony Stewart said Friday that the death of Kevin Ward Jr. will “affect my life forever” as he returned to the track for the first time since his car struck and killed the fellow driver during a sprint-car race in New York three weeks ago. “I’ve taken the last couple of weeks off out of respect...
Via NESN.com
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tony Stewart: Kevin Ward’s death will ‘affect my life forever’

Tony Stewart addressed the media for the first time since his car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint-car race in New York. “This has been one of the toughest tragedies I’ve ever had to deal with, both professionally and personally. This is something that will definitely affect my life forever,” said Stewart. “This is a sadness and a pain that I hope no one has...
Via Sports-Glory
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Denny Hamlin totally lip-syncs Taylor Swift's hit song 'Shake It Off'

We already know that Denny Hamlin can dance. But did you know that he can also sing? Well, kind of. 
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Here’s NASCAR’s Denny Hamlin lip-syncing to Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’ (video)

NASCAR star Denny acknowledged in a tweet that unleashed the below video on the masses that he’s “a fan” of Taylor Swift. He then goes out and tries to prove how much of an admirer he is of Swift by lip-syncing a portion of her new song, “Shake It Off.” And the results? Nothing short […] The post Here’s NASCAR’s Denny Hamlin lip-syncing to Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nationwide to sponsor No. 88 team at Richmond

When Dale Earnhardt Jr. races Sept. 6 at Richmond International Raceway, Nationwide will be on his side as the company makes an early debut as a primary sponsor of the No. 88 Chevrolet SS team in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Nationwide, which in May announced it will join Hendrick Motorsports next season as a primary sponsor, will preview Earnhardt's 2015 paint scheme during...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bobby Labonte Foundation Announces Fourth Annual Charity Bike Ride

People ride bicycles for many reasons -- exercise, fun, transportation -- but the Bobby Labonte Foundation wants bicyclists to come together this fall for one unified reason. The foundation and its founder, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Bobby Labonte, will host the fourth annual Archdale Drug "Tour de Reason" Bike Ride on Saturday, October 4, in Trinity, N.C., to raise...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Harvick Starting Up Front

Kevin Harvick’s average starting position of just better than ninth this season is by far the best of his 14-year Sprint Cup Series career. In fact, the driver of the No. 4 Jimmy John’s Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) has produced five of his 11 career Sprint Cup poles in 2014 – better than 45 percent of his career pole total – and he still has 12 races remaining...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Picks: Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta

Getty Images The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend for the Oral-B USA 500. With only two races until the Chase begins time has run out for winless drivers to punch their ticket into the postseason. With all that we welcome you to the Tireball Sports Fantasy Picks for the Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta! Five to Pick Kevin Harvick - Harvick has not won...
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss

OPR Staff and Fan Fantasy Picks for NCWTS, NNS and NSCS at Atlanta and CTMP

After beating and banging on the short tracks, the stars of the Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series are set to tackle Atlanta Motor Speedway, while the Camping World Truck Series drivers go left and right.   Nationwide Series Ashley McCubbin picked Kevin Harvick, Chase Elliott and Kyle Busch. Harvick has been fast in each Nationwide Series start this year, while Elliott won earlier...
Via On Pit Road
1 day ago  |  Discuss
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