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Johnson’s Late Charge Gives Him Atlanta Victory
Sunday, 1 Mar, 2015 – 18:12 | No Comment
Johnson’s Late Charge Gives Him Atlanta Victory

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
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 [...]

Logano Wins Pole; Others Rant At Inspections
Friday, 27 Feb, 2015 – 19:44 | No Comment
Logano Wins Pole; Others Rant At Inspections

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 [...]

Kvapil, Team Succumb To Grand Theft Auto
Friday, 27 Feb, 2015 – 18:25 | No Comment
Kvapil, Team Succumb To Grand Theft Auto

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
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Team Xtreme Racing had withdrawn from Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway because somebody had [...]

500 Telecast Produces Big Numbers For Fox
Thursday, 26 Feb, 2015 – 19:17 | No Comment
500 Telecast Produces Big Numbers For Fox

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
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 [...]

Ragan To Sub For Kyle Busch; Champ Rips Safety Effort
Wednesday, 25 Feb, 2015 – 8:13 | No Comment
Ragan To Sub For Kyle Busch; Champ Rips Safety Effort

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
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 [...]

Regan Smith To Drive 41 At Atlanta
Monday, 23 Feb, 2015 – 20:05 | No Comment
Regan Smith To Drive 41 At Atlanta

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 [...]

Logano Wins Daytona 500 With Yellow Flapping
Sunday, 22 Feb, 2015 – 16:56 | One Comment
Logano Wins Daytona 500 With Yellow Flapping

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
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 [...]

Angry Drivers Take To Twitter After Busch Wreck
Sunday, 22 Feb, 2015 – 9:27 | No Comment
Angry Drivers Take To Twitter After Busch Wreck

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
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 [...]

Kurt Busch Out Of Appeals – And The 500
Sunday, 22 Feb, 2015 – 8:08 | 2 Comments
Kurt Busch Out Of Appeals – And The 500

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 [...]

Regan Smith To Fill In For Suspended Kurt Busch
Saturday, 21 Feb, 2015 – 8:50 | One Comment
Regan Smith To Fill In For Suspended Kurt Busch

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Stewart-Haas Racing named Regan Smith interim driver of its No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS for the 57th Daytona 500 Sunday at Daytona International Speedway.
Smith will fill in for Kurt Busch, who was suspended indefinitelyby NASCAR on Friday after it was ruled that Busch smashed his ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll’s head against his motor home wall [...]