Sick Ride: Brad Keselowski Holds Off Martin Truex Jr. For Atlanta Monster Cup Win

HAMPTON, Ga. – Too sick to start practice on Saturday, Brad Keselowski found the cure to what ailed him in Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Still suffering from the effects of stomach flu, Keselowski held off a charging—and frustrated—Martin  Truex Jr. in the closing circuits of the 325-lap Monster Energy NASCAR […]

Atlanta Notebook: Late Race Mishaps Cost Rookies Daniel Hemric And Ryan Preece

HAMPTON, Ga. – Daniel Hemric was poised for a top-five finish in his second race as a full-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver—until his fortunes changed dramatically in the closing laps of Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500. Hemric had his No. 8 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet in fourth place on Lap 309 of […]

Kyle Busch Scores Record 52nd NASCAR Truck Series Win At Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga. – As darkness enveloped Atlanta Motor Speedway, and rain pelted the windshield of his No. 51 Toyota, Kyle Busch patiently waited for word he had sole possession of the all-time victory lead in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. The record-setting win wouldn’t be quite that easy. After the red flag for rain, […]

Christopher Bell Dominates XFINITY Series At Atlanta; Ryan Preece 7th In JR Motorsports Debut

HAMPTON, Ga. – To hear Christopher Bell describe his race in Victory Lane, you’d never know that he had just won it. “I felt pretty sloppy there as a driver sometimes,” Bell said after leading 143 of 163 laps in winning Saturday’s Rinnai 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. “Running the yellow […]

Atlanta NASCAR Cup Series Notebook: Clint Bowyer Wary Of Too Much Speed

HAMPTON, Ga. – Too much speed? After topping the speed chart in Saturday’s practice session for Monster Energy Cup Series cars, Clint Bowyer warned that too much speed at abrasive Atlanta Motor Speedway might tend to shorten the life of a set of tires. “You need to be good from 15 laps on,” said Bowyer, […]

Jimmie Johnson Looking To Jumpstart Hall Of Fame Career

Jimmie Johnson was appreciative of fellow Californian Kevin Harvick’s kind words to the press corps Friday afternoon at Atlanta Motor Speedway – a nod to his often under-appreciated seven-championship run from one of his elite competitors. “I feel like, in my opinion, Jimmie is one of the most disrespected great drivers that have every come […]

Martin Truex Jr.: With New rules, We’ve Seen The Last Of A “Big Three”

HAMPTON, Ga. – As the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series gets into full swing, the concept of a “Big Three” might be dead on arrival. At least that’s what Martin Truex Jr. thinks. Last season, Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick won eight races each, and Truex added four as the so-called Big Three grabbed […]

Aric Almirola Wins Monster Cup Series Pole In Atlanta; Ryan Preece 25th In Qualifying

HAMPTON, Ga. – Clint Bowyer was on the doorstep of securing his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pole position since 2007, but teammate Aric Almirola and fellow Ford driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. had the last say. Almirola powered his No. 10 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford to the fastest lap of the day in the final […]

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Shrugs Off Criticism, With Other Drivers’ Support

HAMPTON, Ga. – In a Daytona 500 that racked up late-race cautions—Ricky Stenhouse Jr. took a lambasting on social media for his part in a Lap 195 multicar wreck that collected Kevin Harvick’s Ford and a half-dozen other cars. As the front of the field approached Turn 3, Stenhouse saw a gaping hole between Harvick’s […]

Kevin Harvick Not Leaning On Past Experience At Atlanta Motor Speedway

Kevin Harvick arrived at Atlanta Motor Speedway for Sunday’s Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500 (2:30 p.m. ET, FOX, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) with a bullseye on his back. Last year he won both the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race and the Xfinity race the day before. It is the venue where he so dramatically […]

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