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Late Mishap Squelches Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Chances

2015 NSCS Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr and Crew Chief Greg Ives - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images Dale Earnhardt Jr. may not have had a car capable of challenging Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson late in Sunday’s race at Atlanta, but Earnhardt never got a chance to find out—thanks to an unlucky turn of events. Earnhardt’s No. 88 Chevrolet ran over a wad of tape on the track in the late going, and the mishap adversely affected the aerodynamics of his car. As a result Earnhardt was unable to fend off Kevin Harvick in the closing laps and had to settle for his second straight third-place finish. “It knocked the whole grill out of the car,” Earnhardt said of the debris on the track. “Just destroyed the aerodynamics of the car, and it cost me a spot to the ... FULL STORY »

Maiden Voyage For David Ragan

2015 NSCS David Ragan (M&M's Crispy) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images Early in Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota was running near the front of the field. Though the car didn’t finish as high as driver David Ragan would have liked, ... FULL STORY »

Turnaround For Martin Truex Jr.

2015 NSCS Driver Martin Truex Jr (Furniture Row) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images In the season-opening Daytona 500, Martin Truex Jr., finished eighth. On Sunday at Atlanta, he improved by two spots, running sixth in the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500. The two top 10s are more than encouraging to the driver of the ... FULL STORY »

For the second straight week, a late crash KOs Jeff Gordon

The #24 3M Chevrolet of Jeff Gordon, is towed to the garage after an incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on March 1, 2015 in Hampton, Georgia. - Photo Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images HAMPTON, Ga.— It's safe to say Jeff Gordon's retirement tour has not gone according to plan. A week ago in the Daytona 500, Gordon was involved in the wreck that forced the race to end under caution and finished 33rd. On ... FULL STORY »

Jeb Burton Overcomes Hurdles To See Checkered Flag In Cup Debut

Jeb Burton (Photo Credit: Sarah Glenn / Getty Images) HAMPTON, Georgia – No one said it was going to be easy. And for Jeb Burton, he knows that phrase all too well. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie made his debut in Sunday’s Folds of Honors QuikTrip 500 at ... FULL STORY »

Jimmie Johnson starts from the back and dominates late in Atlanta win

Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on March 1, 2015 in Hampton, Georgia. - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images HAMPTON, Ga.—Coors Light Polesitter Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick dominated the early and middle stages of Sunday's Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway—before Jimmie Johnson decided to crash the party. Johnson didn't take the lead in the second ... FULL STORY »

Brett Moffitt Delivers Biggest Performance Of NASCAR Career At Atlanta Motor Speedway

Brett Moffitt (Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk / Getty Images) In his only scheduled NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race of the season, Brett Moffitt delivered Michael Waltrip Racing (MWR) an eighth place finish in Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway. Moffitt drove the No. ... FULL STORY »



2015 NSCS No. 44 Phoenix Warehouse Chevrolet SS
Lost And Found (Team Xtreme Racing)
Posted 03.01.15
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 authorizes in Gwinnett County (north of Atlanta) on Saturday. Team owner John Cohen already had withdrawn the car, to have been driven by Travis Kvapil, ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Michael Annett - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
That’s What Friends Are For (Michael Annett / Brian Scott)
Posted 03.01.15
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., ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Denny Hamlin (FedEx Express) - Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images
No Worse For The Wear (Denny Hamlin)
Posted 03.01.15
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 ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Kevin Harvick (Budweiser) - Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images
Kevin Harvick wasn’t surprised by high speeds at Atlanta
Posted 03.01.15
HAMPTON, Ga.— 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 ...FULL STORY »
Matt Crafton, driver of the #88 Fisher Nuts/Menards Toyota, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Hyundai Construction Equipment 200 on February 28, 2015 in Hampton, Georgia. - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images
Matt Crafton annihilates the field in dominant Atlanta truck win
Posted 03.01.15
HAMPTON, Ga.— There's no letup in Matt Crafton. The two-time defending NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion, Crafton charged to the front from his 15th-place starting position and ran away from the rest of the field in Saturday's Hyundai Construction Equipment 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. At the end of a 74-lap ...FULL STORY »
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #88 Bad Boy Buggies Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series Hisense 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 28, 2015 in Hampton, Georgia. - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images
Kevin Harvick holds off Joey Logano to win third straight NASCAR XFINITY race in Atlanta
Posted 03.01.15
HAMPTON, Ga.— If you had to pick one driver to knock Joey Logano off his pedestal at Atlanta Motor Speedway, you couldn't make a better choice than Kevin Harvick. Holding off Logano after a restart on Lap 140 of 163, Harvick won Saturday's Hisense 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race, ending a ...FULL STORY »
Matt Crafton, driver of the #88 Fisher Nuts/Menards Toyota, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Hyundai Construction Equipment 200 on February 28, 2015 in Hampton, Georgia. Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan/Getty Images
Matt Crafton Wins HyundaI Construction Equipment 200
Posted 02.28.15
HAMPTON, Ga. (Feb. 28, 2015) – 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 ...FULL STORY »
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #88 Bad Boy Buggies Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series Hisense 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 28, 2015 in Hampton, Georgia. - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Kevin Harvick Wins Hisense 250
Posted 02.28.15
Claims Third Straight XFINITY Series Victory at Atlanta Motor Speedway HAMPTON, Ga. (Feb. 28, 2015) – 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 ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Michael Annett - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
To The Rescue: Michael Annett Expected To Race No. 33 Chevrolet Sunday At Atlanta
Posted 02.27.15
HAMPTON, Georgia – Pending approval by NASCAR, Michael Annett should replace Brian Scott in Circle Sport’s No. 33 Chevrolet for Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway. Annett failed to qualify in HScott Motorsports’ No. 46 Chevrolet after the team didn’t clear technical inspection in time ...FULL STORY »


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