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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Logano Wins Pole; Others Rant At Inspections
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor RacinToday.com

Joey Logano's early season success continued at Atlanta on Friday. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Alan Marler)

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 the pole for Sunday’s race.

Kevin Harvick was second fastest and will start next to Logano on the front row.

“I just did a bad job,” Harvick, who finished second to Logano at Daytona, said. “Obviously, In Round 1 I missed Turn 1 and in the last round, I missed Turn 1 again and just didn’t get to the bottom like I needed to in order to get back in the throttle. I’m just really proud of everybody on our Jimmy John’s/Budweiser Chevrolet for everything that they’ve done. We have a fast car. The No. 22 (Logano) has probably been the fastest in a single car run, but I feel really good about our car on the long haul and that’s what matters.”

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Fri, 02/27/15 – 19:44 | No Comment
Logano Wins Pole; Others Rant At Inspections
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
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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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 stolen the No. 44 Chevrolet.
The [...]

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
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 champion to sound-off on the [...]

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
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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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
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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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
Kurt Busch Out Of Appeals – And The 500
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Embattled NASCAR driver Kurt Busch lost a pair of appeal procedures Saturday stemming from his indefinite Sprint Cup Series suspension, ending the former champion’s bid to compete in Sunday’s season-opening 57th annual Daytona 500.
NASCAR slapped Busch with the indefinite suspension Friday afternoon in the aftermath of a Delaware family court’s finding earlier that “by a [...]

Sun, 02/22/15 – 8:08 | 2 Comments
Hagan Jumps To Pole In Arizona
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Two-time/reigning world champion Matt Hagan will attempt to notch season-opening, back-to-back Funny Car victories from P1 Sunday after recording his first career sub-4-second run during final qualifications for the 31st annual CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals.
Crew chief Dickie Venables turned up the wick on Hagan’s Rocky Boots/Mopar Express Lane Dodge Charger R/T during the fourth [...]

Sun, 02/22/15 – 7:59 | No Comment