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Flat Spot On: Sponsors Pickle But Don’t Preserve Racing
Monday, 3 Sep, 2012 – 6:47 | 3 Comments
Flat Spot On: Sponsors Pickle But Don’t Preserve Racing

HAMPTON, Ga. – Top ten tweets from the Atlanta Motor Speedway.
1. Story of the weak: After vowing to run over Matt Kenseth at every turn following their wreck-o-rama at Bristol, Tony Stewart backed off in Atlanta. (Just when NASCAR needs a rivalry between major players during a championship run, Tony the team owner, who left [...]

Hamlin Labors His Way To A Victory At Atlanta
Monday, 3 Sep, 2012 – 6:20 | Comments Off
Hamlin Labors His Way To A Victory At Atlanta

Denny Hamlin out ran Jeff Gordon over the final two laps and earned his second straight NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory Sunday night when he won the AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
The victory was Hamlin’s series-best fourth of the season and the 21st of his career.
Hamlin, first out of the pits for the green/white/checkered [...]

By Any Name, Atlanta Motor Speedway Is A Gem
Sunday, 2 Sep, 2012 – 12:53 | One Comment
By Any Name, Atlanta Motor Speedway Is A Gem

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
HAMPTON, Ga. – A colleague, Monte Dutton, wrote this week about how Atlanta Motor Speedway, despite its name, isn’t really an Atlanta track.
He’s right. It’s in Hampton, a small southern suburb and a location that many question given the larger population centers on the north side of Atlanta.
But back when [...]

Earnhardt On Driver Scuffles: That’s Entertainment
Saturday, 1 Sep, 2012 – 7:49 | Comments Off
Earnhardt On Driver Scuffles: That’s Entertainment

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
HAMPTON, Ga. – The dust-up at Bristol Motor Speedway between Tony Stewart and Matt Kenseth seemed to have run out of steam by the time the Sprint Cup Series rolled into Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday. But the debate over things like throwing helmets and punches continued in the media center [...]

Stewart Wins First 2012 Pole
Friday, 31 Aug, 2012 – 20:09 | Comments Off
Stewart Wins First 2012 Pole

Tony Stewart won the pole for Sunday’s Advocare 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday.
Covering the 1.54-mile distance in 29.787 seconds (186.121 mph), Stewart won his first Coors Light pole award of the season, his first at Atlanta and the 14th of his career. The 45th of 47 drivers to [...]

Danica And Kenseth Talk Tempers At Atlanta
Friday, 31 Aug, 2012 – 17:10 | 2 Comments
Danica And Kenseth Talk Tempers At Atlanta

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
HAMPTON, Ga. – Danica Patrick said Friday at Atlanta Motor Speedway she had no regrets waving her finger at Regan Smith last weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway following a late-race incident that sent her No. 10 Chevrolet nose-first into the inside retaining wall.
“I think what matters is that the fans [...]

Goodyear Gives Kansas Repave A Thumbs Up
Thursday, 30 Aug, 2012 – 8:01 | Comments Off
Goodyear Gives Kansas Repave A Thumbs Up

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Although he says he slept well on Monday night, Kansas Speedway president Pat Warren looked and sounded relieved after Tuesday’s first day of a two-day Goodyear tire test at his newly repaved 1.5-mile tri-oval.
That’s to be expected as the Kansas project has been one of the most scrutinized repaves in NASCAR during [...]

The Kenseth-Stewart Feud Has Petered Out
Tuesday, 28 Aug, 2012 – 19:53 | Comments Off
The Kenseth-Stewart Feud Has Petered Out

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Sprint Cup’s hottest feud is over after all of three days as both Matt Kenseth and Tony Stewart said Tuesday that it’s time to get back to racing for the 2012 series championship.
Kenseth said it after a tire test at Kansas Speedway on Tuesday afternoon and [...]

Stewart Sends Helmet, Message To Kenseth At Bristol
Sunday, 26 Aug, 2012 – 8:32 | 6 Comments
Stewart Sends Helmet, Message To Kenseth At Bristol

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
So, was the throw that Tony Stewart made with his helmet at Matt Kenseth after a wreck at Bristol Motor Speedway Saturday night a strike? Depends upon where Stewart was aiming, one would have to assume.
For Kenseth, it was not a curve ball, however. He knew it was coming.
“I was [...]

Hamlin Slides To First, Biggest Victory At Bristol
Sunday, 26 Aug, 2012 – 7:17 | Comments Off
Hamlin Slides To First, Biggest Victory At Bristol

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Denny Hamlin claimed his first-ever Bristol Motor Speedway victory in Saturday’s IRWIN Tools Night Race, four drivers clinched spots in the Chase and four drivers emerged tied for the Chase’s top seed, but Tony Stewart’s helmet throw will undoubtedly receive top billing on next week’s highlights and [...]