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Feb 27
Friday

Joey Logano Stays Fast, Wins the NSCS Pole at Atlanta

Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, poses with the Pole Award after qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 27, 2015 in Hampton, Georgia. - Photo Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images 13 Cars Never Turn Qualifying Laps Just a week removed from winning the Daytona 500, Joey Logano, who ran Legends and Bandolero cars at Atlanta Motor Speedway in his formative racing years, won the pole position for Sunday's Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 in the Drive Sober Georgia Qualifying Day on Friday. He posted the fastest lap, clocking in at 194.683 miles per hour. "It's been an amazing few weeks," said Logano. "Coming down here to Atlanta and starting first is special, especially for me here for at his race track. Hopefully we'll finish where we start. "There's a lot of memories here. Anything to be in victory lane here is a very special place for me." Logano has plenty of experience at Atlanta ... FULL STORY »

Inspection Debacle Sends Michael Annett; HScott Motorsports Packing At Atlanta

2015 NSCS Driver Michael Annett (Pilot/Flying J) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images HAMPTON, Georgia (Feb. 27, 2015) - - Michael Annett thought the hardest race he’d have to qualify to date in his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career was for last Sunday’s Daytona 500. A week later, it proved to be the farthest ... FULL STORY »

Joey Logano continues hot streak with pole run at Atlanta

Joey Logano (L), driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, and Miss Coors Light Rachel Rupert pose with the Pole Award after qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 27, 2015 in Hampton, Georgia. - Photo Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images HAMPTON, Ga.— When you're hot, you're hot. Joey Logano, last week's Daytona 500 winner, didn't slow down one iota on Friday in the first competition of the year at an open-motor track. With a lap at 194.683 mph in the final round ... FULL STORY »

NASCAR Statement on the Passing of Thee Dixon

NASCAR Logo DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 26, 2015) – "NASCAR extends its sincere condolences to the family and friends of Thee Dixon, a passionate team owner whose love for racing fueled his unmatched positive spirit. Dixon was one of NASCAR’s early African-American ... FULL STORY »

Chevrolet SS Takes Twp of Top-Three Spots in Atlanta Qualifying

2015 NSCS Driver Kevin Harvick on track at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the No. 4 Jimmy John's/Budweiser Chevrolet SS - Photo Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Kevin Harvick to start second, Jamie McMurray third in Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 HAMPTON, Ga. (Feb. 27, 2015) – Defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick led the way Friday for Team Chevy with a second-place effort in qualifying ... FULL STORY »

Toyota Racing 2015 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Post-Qualifying Recaps

Toyota Racing Logo DENNY HAMLIN, No. 11 FedEx Ground Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing Starting Position:  4th How was the car in qualifying? "It wasn't bad. Our car shows pretty decent speed, which is good. Interested to work on it in race trim and kind of ... FULL STORY »

Team Chevy 2015 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Post-Qualifying Recaps

Team Chevy Logo KEVIN HARVICK, NO. 4 JIMMY JOHN’S/BUDWEISER CHEVROLET SS – QUALIFIED 2ND HOW MUCH OF AN ADJUSTMENT DID YOU HAVE TO MAKE FROM ROUND 1 TO THE FINAL ROUND? “I just did a bad job. Obviously, In Round 1 I missed Turn 1 ... FULL STORY »



2015 NSCS Driver Joey Logano on track at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the No. 22. Pennzoil Ford Fusion. - Photo Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
2015 NSCS Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Starting Lineup
Posted 02.27.15
Joey Logano's momentum from last week's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Daytona 500 victory carried over Friday evening into qualifying, as Logano - with a qualfying lap speed of 194.683 MPH - captured the pole for Sunday's Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Starting second on the outside pole ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Danica Patrick - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images
New Weapon For Drivers
Posted 02.27.15
A new provision in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rule book this year allows drivers to adjust the track bar from the cockpit of the car. Raising or lowering the track bar (a rear suspension part) affects the handling of the car and raising or lowering the bar is one way ...FULL STORY »
David Ragan (Photo Credit: Kevin C. Cox / Getty Images)
Kyle Busch’s injury puts a sharper focus on David Ragan
Posted 02.27.15
HAMPTON, Ga.— His victory in the May 2013 restrictor-plate free-for-all at Talladega Superspeedway notwithstanding, David Ragan has lived below the radar in his three seasons with Front Row Motorsports. Ragan's low-profile status changed suddenly and dramatically last Saturday, however, after Kyle Busch's No. 54 NASCAR XFINITY Series Toyota collided with a ...FULL STORY »
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 3M Chevrolet, sits in his car area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 27, 2015 in Hampton, Georgia. - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
2015 NSCS Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Q&A with Jeff Gordon
Posted 02.27.15
JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 3M CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Atlanta Motor Speedway and discussed the new rules package, his memories of racing through his career at AMS and many other topics.  Following receiving a commemorative photo of the souvenir program art and bandolero from US Legend ...FULL STORY »
Team Xtreme's Missing Truck and Trailer
Team Xtreme Racing Withdraws from Atlanta Race Following Car Theft
Posted 02.27.15
HAMPTON, G.A. (Feb. 27, 2015) - Team Xtreme Racing can officially confirm that we have withdrawn the No. 44 entry from the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The No. 44 hauler was sent ahead of the bad weather that hit the Charlotte area on Wednesday night ...FULL STORY »
Jimmie Johnson Foundation
Jimmie Johnson Foundation and Blue Bunny Ice Cream Announce $25,000 Grant Opportunities
Posted 02.27.15
Public Vote To Determine 2015 Helmet of Hope Grantees ATLANTA, Ga. (February 27, 2015) – The Jimmie Johnson Foundation announced Friday the launch of the 2015 Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope campaign, which will award $125,000 to five non-profits in April. In a video message sent via Twitter and Facebook, six-time NASCAR ...FULL STORY »
Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Energizer Chevrolet, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 27, 2015 in Hampton, Georgia. - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
2015 NSCS Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 First Practice Session Speeds
Posted 02.27.15
Kyle Larson, with a lap speed of 192.989 MPH, was the quickest Friday afternoon during the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) practice session for Sunday's Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS). Related: Thursday Open Test Session Speeds The 2014 series defending champion, Kevin Harvick, with a lap speed of ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Kasey Kahne - Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images
2015 NSCS Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Q&A with Kasey Kahne
Posted 02.27.15
KASEY KAHNE, NO. 5 FARMERS INSURANCE CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Atlanta Motor Speedway and discussed his win at last fall, the new rule changes and many other topics. TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOUR OUTLOOK HERE THIS WEEKEND:  “I would say just sort of a really great ...FULL STORY »
Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 Caterpillar Chevrolet, works on his engine with crew members in the garage - Photo Credit Chris Graythen/Getty Images
2015 NSCS Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Q&A with Ryan Newman
Posted 02.27.15
RYAN NEWMAN, NO. 31 CATERPILLAR CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Atlanta Motor Speedway and discussed his outlook for next weekend’s race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, looking forward to warmer weather and other topics. WHAT ARE THE KEYS TO GETTING AROUND LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY? “In Vegas the ...FULL STORY »


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