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Mar 01
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Johnson Leads Chevrolet SS Sweep or Top-Three at Atlanta

Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, celebrates with champagne 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 Fourth win in six races for Chevrolet at Atlanta Motor Speedway HAMPTON, Ga. (March 1, 2015) – Jimmie Johnson in the No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet SS led another strong effort for Team Chevy at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday to claim victory in the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500, the second race of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Johnson took the lead for the final time with 19 laps remaining and won by 1.803 seconds over fellow Chevrolet driver Kevin Harvick. Dale Earnhardt Jr., placed third in his No. 88 Kelley Blue Book Chevrolet SS. Six Team Chevy drivers placed in the top-10 Sunday, and the top-three finishers combined to lead 209 laps of the 325 circuit race. The Chevrolet ... FULL STORY »

Jimmie Johnson Wins Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway

Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, celebrates 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: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images HAMPTON, Ga. (March. 1, 2015) – Kevin Harvick blew an engine in practice and went to the back of the field for the start of Sunday's Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. He said it was just a chance ... 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 »

2015 NSCS Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Race Results & Point Standings

Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, takes the checkered flag to win 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 Jimmie Johnson held off Kevin Harvick - by 1.802 seconds - Sunday in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500, and finds himself in victory lane after starting from the back of the field (37th) at Atlanta Motor ... FULL STORY »

2015 NSCS Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Q&A with Jeff Gordon

Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 3M Chevrolet, sits in his car area during practice - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images 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 ... FULL STORY »

2015 NSCS Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Q&A with Kasey Kahne

2015 NASCAR Driver Kasey Kahne - Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images 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 ... FULL STORY »

2015 NSCS Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Open Test Sessions 1 & 2 Speeds

Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Logo Thursday afternoon at Atlanta Motor Speedway, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) held two open test sessions in preparation for Sunday's Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500. In the first session, it was Jamie McMurray at the top of the speed chart with ... FULL STORY »



2015 NSCS Driver Kasey Kahne (Farmers Ins,) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Kasey Kahne was in desperation mode at Atlanta Motor Speedway last August
Posted 02.25.15
Kasey Kahne was in desperation mode at Atlanta Motor Speedway last August. Sitting in 18th on the Chase Grid – 33 points below the 16th-place cut off line – the No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports driver needed a win to make NASCAR’s playoffs. Kahne came through. He seized the lead with two laps remaining, ...FULL STORY »
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Hendrick Motorsports 2015 NSCS Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Race Preview
Posted 02.24.15
HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS AT ATLANTA: Hendrick Motorsports has 12 wins at Atlanta Motor Speedway, which ranks the organization second all-time. Kahne most recently won for Hendrick Motorsports at the 1.54-mile oval in 2014, assuring all four of the organization's drivers a place in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup for ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS No. 88 Kelley Blue Book Chevrolet SS
Dale Earnhardt Jr 2015 NSCS Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Race Preview
Posted 02.24.15
No. 88 Kelley Blue Book Chevrolet SS / Dale Earnhardt Jr. Driver: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hometown: Kannapolis, North Carolina Age: 40 Resides: Mooresville, North Carolina 2015 Season 3rd in standings 1 start 0 wins 0 pole positions 1 top-five finish 1 top-10 finish 32 laps led Career 542 starts 23 wins 13 pole positions 128 top-five finishes 225 top-10 finishes 7,879 laps led Atlanta Career  27 starts 1 win 2 pole positions 8 top-five ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Jimmie Johnson (Lowe's) - Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images
Jimmie Johnson 2015 NSCS Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Race Preview
Posted 02.24.15
No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet SS / Jimmie Johnson Driver: Jimmie Johnson Hometown: El Cajon, California Age: 39 Resides: Charlotte, North Carolina​ 2015 Season 5th in standings 1 start 0 wins 0 pole positions 1 top-five finish 1 top-10 finish 39 laps led Career 472 starts 70 wins 33 pole positions 194 top-five finishes 293 top-10 finishes 17,190 laps led Atlanta Career  23 starts 3 wins 0 pole positions 12 top-five finishes 14 top-10 finishes 440 laps ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS No. 24 3M Chevrolet SS
Jeff Gordon 2015 NSCS Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Race Preview
Posted 02.24.15
No. 24 3M Chevrolet SS / Jeff Gordon Driver: Jeff Gordon Hometown: Pittsboro, Indiana Age: 43 Resides: Charlotte, North Carolina 2015 Season 28th in standings 1 start 0 wins 1 pole position 0 top-five finishes 0 top-10 finishes 87 laps led Career 762 starts 92 wins 78 pole positions 320 top-five finishes 454 top-10 finishes 24,751 laps led Atlanta Career  41 starts 5 wins 2 pole positions 16 top-five finishes 26 top-10 finishes 1,297 laps led Jeff ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Kasey Kahne - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Kasey Khane 2015 NSCS Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Race Preview
Posted 02.24.15
No. 5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet SS / Kasey Kahne Driver: Kasey Kahne Hometown: Enumclaw, Washington Age: 34 Resides: Mooresville, North Carolina​ 2015 Season 9th in standings 1 start 0 wins 0 pole positions 0 top-five finishes 1 top-10 finish 0 laps led Career 397 starts 17 wins 26 pole positions 83 top-five finishes 147 top-10 finishes 4,541 laps led Atlanta Career  18 starts 3 wins 2 pole positions 7 top-five finishes 9 top-10 finishes 353 laps ...FULL STORY »
Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, and Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Furniture Row/Visser Percision Chevrolet, lead the field during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 57th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 22, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. - Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images
Jimmie Johnson Sees Victory Slip Away
Posted 02.22.15
For Jimmie Johnson, hopes of winning a third Daytona 500 failed to materialize as the six-time champion thought they might. Heading for the two-lap overtime shootout that decided NASCAR’s most prestigious race, Johnson lined up on the inside of front row next to leader Joey Logano, who had picked the outside ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Jeff Gordon - Photo Credit: Sarah Glenn/Getty Images
Strong Run, Sour Finish For Jeff Gordon In Final Daytona 500
Posted 02.22.15
The 57th running of the Daytona 500 had Jeff Gordon on pole for his final run in "The Great American Race." Gordon led the first lap and had his car up front for most of the early part of the race. He held onto the lead after the caution flag flew ...FULL STORY »
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet, poses with the Coors Light Pole Award after qualifying for the pole position for the 57th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 15, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. - Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images
Jeff Gordon’s ‘Great American’ goodbye
Posted 02.21.15
Jeff Gordon kicked off his final full-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season the best way he possibly could – by winning the Daytona 500 Coors Light Pole. The 43-year-old will attempt to launch his farewell full-schedule campaign in even grander fashion in Sunday’s 57th running of “The Great American Race” (1 ...FULL STORY »


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