Prime Sports NASCAR, Race Review Online Feb. 22 Podcast – Looking Back at Daytona, Atlanta Preview

Greg DePalma, RotoWire‘s C.J. Radune and Eric Smith of Race Review Online look back at the final stages of the Daytona 500, as Austin Dillon‘s bump tactics pay off with victory. On the flip side, impatience might have cost Ryan Blaney and Chase Elliott. They also preview the Folds of Honor 500 in Atlanta, as the season gets into full swing. Listen to the Podcast Here

Read More

Boles: I Will Not Kiss The Bricks Until Conor Daly Wins The Indy 500, What The Proud Parent Said Of How Daly Is Handling Things

INDIANAPOLIS – You would completely forgive Conor Daly if he wanted no part of the Verizon IndyCar Series anymore. The talented American has given everything he’s got just to earn a ride in either Formula One or here stateside in INDYCAR. Here he is without a ride. After two very successful seasons in the Mazda Road to Indy ladder, where Daly won eight races in 26 Star Mazda starts including the 2010 championship, he headed overseas to work on gaining an F1 seat. For two years he worked his rear end…

Read More

Boles: Indy 500 Tickets In Hot Demand For 2018, Danica Patrick To Get Honored By IMS In May

INDIANAPOLIS – Thursday morning was all about the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500. But first, you need a ticket to get into the Greatest Spectacle In Racing. During a ceremony at the Indiana Statehouse on Thursday, Mark Miles (President and Chief Executive Officer Hulman & Company) Doug Boles (President Indianapolis Motor Speedway) Takuma Sato (101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 Champion) and Eric Holcomb (Governor of Indiana) showed off the shiny new ticket for the 102nd annual event. The ticket for this year’s race, like many years presiding it, will…

Read More

2008-2018: NASCAR Then Is No Longer NASCAR Now

For much of the past decade the NASCAR who’s who of big-name drivers list saw very little change, especially with the top teams. Major names moved around from time to time, but for the most part it was the same big names jumping from one team to another for sponsorship and performance reasons. Only a handful of new names emerged prior to the last few seasons. Think about it: the last rookies to make a lasting impression prior to the current wave beginning with Austin Dillon/Ricky Stenhouse Jr./Kyle Larson in…

Read More

Pit Stops Could Prove Crucial This Weekend in Atlanta

While a ton of focus last weekend at the Daytona International Speedway was on the new pit stops and how they will work with one less crew member over the wall, the real impact of how these stops will play out will be this weekend at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. The reason? The stops on a restrictor plate track aren’t as important as anywhere else on the schedule. Track position isn’t even a thing really discussed at Daytona or Talladega. Joey Logano went from a lap down from his stop…

Read More

Will Atlanta’s Decision To Not Repave Hurt Them This Weekend

It’s always a slippery slope when listening to any driver and their ideas. While they’re the ones who are piloting the cars at the speeds that they run, sometimes their thoughts aren’t always in the best interest of the teams, fans or tracks. A prime example is what happened to the Atlanta Motor Speedway. The track had scheduled for the 1.54-mile surface to be repaved following last year’s race. It was a much needed face lift for the track. The surface was old and aging. It was the second oldest…

Read More

Much Different Trip To Atlanta This Season For Kurt Busch Compared To Last

Last year, Kurt Busch arrived at the Atlanta Motor Speedway exhausted. It was a good exhausted though. Busch, was coming off of a cross country tour promoting his Daytona 500 triumph. This year, the Stewart-Haas Racing driver is a lot more rested and ready to compete on one of his favorite race tracks that the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series visits annually. Busch, has lauded the track referred to as “Hotlanta” as his favorite. He’s scored two of his three career Atlanta wins during the month of March – in 2009…

Read More

Cole Custer Hoping Last Season’s 1.5-Mile Success Translates Over To 2018

Now that Daytona is in the rear view mirror, most in the NASCAR garages say the real season starts this week in Atlanta. For Cole Custer, he’s hoping his No. 00 Ford for Stewart-Haas Racing is just as good on 1.5-mile tracks as it was last year, because the “real season” would be off to a great start. Last weekend, Custer started 14th and finished there. Now, Saturday’s Rinnai 250 (2 p.m. ET/FS1/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) is the first of 11 races this season on 1.5-mile tracks. A year ago, Custer…

Read More

Gragson Feels Rudy Fugle Could Be Key To Get Him Atlanta Win on Saturday

It’s no secret, last weekend in Daytona had Noah Gragson disappointed. Heading into the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, a lot tabbed Gragson as a championship favorite. But, after being caught up in a couple of incidents during last Friday night’s season opener, he was left with a DNF and a 23rd place finish to go along with it. Now, he’s hoping to get out of the hole in the points race and possibly take his No. 18 Toyota for Kyle Busch Motorsports to victory lane in the…

Read More

Newly 21 Year Old Ben Rhodes Hoping To Take “Jasmine” To Victory Lane in Atlanta

Ben Rhodes just had a big birthday this week. On Wednesday, the ThorSport Racing driver turned 21. Unfortunately, he got a less than stellar birthday gift this week by virtue of his crew chief getting suspended for a race and getting fined $5k as well as Rhodes and the team losing 10 points each for their car failing post race technical inspection following last weekend’s fourth place finish at Daytona. This weekend, Rhodes is hoping for a better birthday present in Atlanta. In Saturday’s Active Pest Control 200 (4:30 p.m.…

Read More