Harvick Tops Logano In Atlanta
Sat, 28/02/15 – 18:39 | No Comment
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A week ago in the Daytona 500, Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano finished second and first respectively. Saturday, in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Harvick and Logano finished first and second respectively.
Harvick took the lead for the final time with 26 laps to go and held off Logano to win the [...]

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Johnson’s Late Charge Gives Him Atlanta Victory
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor RacinToday.com

Jimmie Johnson got the victory at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by David Tulis)

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Jimmie Johnson survived an explosion of late-race cautions and restarts to win Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

The victory was the 71st of the six-time champion’s career and came in start No. 473.

Johnson, who didn’t pick up a victory in 2014 until the fourth month of the season, got his first win of 2015 in race No. 2. That means he will likely make the Chase playoffs once again.

“I think it is pretty much a lock as long as we have a smooth season,” Johnson said of the Chase. “I think if we win a second one, it is definitely a lock. But this takes a ton of pressure off.”

Kevin Harvick of Stewart-Haas Racing finished second for the second time in two races in 2015. The 2014 champion led a race-best 116 laps Sunday.

Harvick finished 1.8 seconds behind Johnson.

“This thing was just bad fast,” Johnson, who finished fifth at Daytona last week, said of his car. “I had a blast racing with the No. 4 (Kevin Harvick). He was awfully strong today.”

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Sun, 03/1/15 – 18:12 | No Comment
Crafton Blows Truck Field Away In Georgia
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Matt Crafton finally visited Victory Circle at his “favorite racetrack” Saturday, blitzing the field in the Hyundai Construction Equipment 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
The two-time/reigning NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion, Crafton’s Toyota Tundra overtook Daniel Suarez on Lap 59 of the scheduled 130 around AMS’ 1.54-mile quadoval. At the [...]

Sun, 03/1/15 – 8:37 | No Comment
Harvick Tops Logano In Atlanta
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A week ago in the Daytona 500, Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano finished second and first respectively. Saturday, in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Harvick and Logano finished first and second respectively.
Harvick took the lead for the final time with 26 laps to go and held off Logano to win the [...]

Sat, 02/28/15 – 18:39 | No Comment
Logano Wins Pole; Others Rant At Inspections
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Qualifying almost always results in one driver being happy and all others being disappointed. Following Friday’s Sprint Cup time trials at Atlanta Motor Speedway, one driver emerged happy and a bunch of others were beyond furious.
The happy dude was Joey Logano, the winner of last weekend’s Daytona 500, who won [...]

Fri, 02/27/15 – 19:44 | No Comment
Kvapil, Team Succumb To Grand Theft Auto
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Police have found the Sprint Cup car that was stolen from a hotel parking lot in Georgia.
The car was found in Loganville, Ga., north of Atlanta on Saturday.
Team Xtreme Racing had withdrawn from Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway because somebody had [...]

Fri, 02/27/15 – 18:25 | No Comment
500 Telecast Produces Big Numbers For Fox
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Joey Logano’s victory in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season-opening Daytona 500 was witnessed by 13.4-million viewers on FOX, a 44 percent increase over the 9.3-million diehards who waited-out last year’s day-long, rain-delayed telecast at Daytona International Speedway.
The network reported Thursday that a total of 23.5-million viewers watched all or [...]

Thu, 02/26/15 – 19:17 | No Comment
Ragan To Sub For Kyle Busch; Champ Rips Safety Effort
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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David Ragan will replace Kyle Busch as driver of the No. 18 M&Ms Crispy Toyota Camry fielded by Joe Gibbs Racing beginning with Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Meanwhile, Daytona 500 runnerup Kevin Harvick used his “Bully Pulpit” position as reigning Cup [...]

Wed, 02/25/15 – 8:13 | No Comment
Regan Smith To Drive 41 At Atlanta
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Regan Smith will make a second consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start as replacement driver for the suspended Kurt Busch in the Folds of Honor 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday, March 1, Stewart-Haas Racing announced Monday.
Smith will return to the No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS during an open test session at AMS [...]

Mon, 02/23/15 – 20:05 | No Comment
Hagan Goes 2 For 2 in 2015
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Matt Hagan remains undefeated in the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.
Hagan collected his second Funny Car victory in two races Sunday when he knocked off Del Worsham in the elimination finals at the CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.
Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel) and Rodger Brogdon (Pro Stock) [...]

Sun, 02/22/15 – 20:07 | No Comment
Logano Wins Daytona 500 With Yellow Flapping
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Joey Logano won Sunday’s Daytona 500 when a wreck brought out a caution just after “The Kid” had taken the white flag on a green/white/checkered restart at Daytona International Speedway.
“I can’t believe it,” he said. “The Daytona 500. Oh my God. Are you kidding me?”
The victory was the first for [...]

Sun, 02/22/15 – 16:56 | One Comment
Angry Drivers Take To Twitter After Busch Wreck
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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In the time that it took for Kyle Busch’s Toyota to blow through a couple of hundred yards of painted grass and soft, sandy earth and then slam into a solid concrete wall at 180 or so mph on Saturday, the Daytona Rising project at Daytona International Speedway was transformed [...]

Sun, 02/22/15 – 9:27 | No Comment