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Mar 01
Sunday

No Worse For The Wear (Denny Hamlin)

2015 NSCS Driver Denny Hamlin (FedEx Express) - Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images 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 assumption. The SUV crashed into the slide-out (motorized extension) where Hamlin’s bed is located, and that helped prevent extensive damage to the body of the motor home. “I thought it was going to be way worse from what I felt inside,” Hamlin told the Performance Racing Network after a Saturday news conference at AMS. “My bed was the slide-out that caught the car. I literally thought that there was a bomb or ... FULL STORY »

Late Mishap Squelches Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Chances
By NASCAR Wire Service

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 »

2015 NSCS Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Final Practice Session Speeds

2015 NSCS Driver Kevin Harvick (Jimmy John's) - Photo Credit: Jonathan Moore/Getty Images Kevin Harvick showed the fastest way around Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS) Saturday afternoon during the final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) practice session for Sunday's Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500, as he ran a lap speed of 191.054 MPH. Unfortunately for ... FULL STORY »

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 ... 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
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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
no responses - 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
no responses - 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
no responses - 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 »


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