With Improvement On 1.5-Mile Tracks and Momentum On His Side, Can Allmendinger Keep It Going in Atlanta?

A.J. Allmendinger didn’t win last Sunday’s Daytona 500, but he sure felt like he did. Allmendinger, drove his No. 47 Chevrolet to a third place finish in the season opening race, as that finish alone made him feel like he won the race. Now, he’s hoping to continue that momentum through the race in Atlanta this weekend. Dating back to the end of last year, Allmendinger has five top 10 finishes in his last six starts. Factor that with his recent improvement on 1.5-mile tracks like Atlanta, and you can…

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Kurt Busch Wins 59th Annual Daytona 500

Daytona Beach, Fla – The Busch brothers bookended the stage victories at the Daytona International Speedway on Sunday. Kyle Busch won the first of the newly formed stages for the NASCAR season when he was shown the leader on Lap 60 of Sunday’s Daytona 500. Unfortunately for Busch, he was involved in an accident on Lap 105. But, his older brother Kurt Busch won the stage that mattered the most- the last one. Busch, outdueled the youth movement getting by Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Larson in the end and…

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Truex, Buescher, Allmendinger’s Car Fail Inspection, Johnson/Blaney To Go to Backup Cars for Daytona 500

Daytona Beach, Fla – Three cars failed post-race inspection following Thursday’s Can-Am Duels at Daytona International Speedway, disallowing their finishing positions and forcing them to the rear of Sunday’s Daytona 500 (2 p.m. ET, FOX, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). The No. 37 and 47 Chevrolets of Chris Buescher and AJ Allmendinger, both of JTG Daugherty Racing, and the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota of Martin Truex Jr. all failed at the height station.

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Biffle/Johnson Lead Sprint Cup Practices from Talladega on Friday

TALLADEGA, Ala – Friday was Fast Friday for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, as with this weekend being a restrictor plate race, the top brass gave the teams two practice sessions today to get acclimated to drafting on the 2.66-mile high banked Talladega Superspeedway. Normally, the series will practice in the early afternoon, then qualify later on in the day on Friday and have two more practice sessions on Saturday on most race weekends, but with plate tracks, the schedule is a bit different. Greg Biffle topped the leaderboard in…

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Kevin Harvick Wins the Pole for Saturday Night’s Bank of America 500

CONCORD, NC – It was a perfect day at the Charlotte Motor Speedway for Stewart-Haas Racing’s Kevin Harvick. The California native was quickest in the lone NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice session at the 1.5-mile track earlier today, then in qualifying tonight, he was on top of the speed charts once again. Harvick, turned a lap of 196.029 mph in his orange colored No. 4 Chevrolet on Thursday night en route to the pole for Saturday night’s Bank of America 500 (7 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN). It was Harvick’s 16th career Cup…

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Denny Hamlin Stretches Fuel for 1st Career Win at Watkins Glen

For the second year in-a-row, the Daytona 500 champion has now won the Cheez-It 355 at the Watkins Glen International. Last year, Joey Logano won the season opener at Daytona as well as the road course race at WGI. Today, Hamlin accomplished the same feat. Hamlin, won the Daytona 500 back in February, as that was the last time Hamlin went to victory lane. On Sunday, he got a great restart with 10 laps-to-go to take the lead in Turn 1. He would never look back.

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Pressure Is On Allmendinger This Weekend in Watkins Glen

So far, A.J. Allmendinger hasn’t had the kind luck that it takes to become one of the 16 drivers in Chase for the Sprint Cup field in 2016. The JTG/Daughtery Racing driver only has one top five finish and just three top 10’s in 21 races this season, as his chances of making the Chase come down to just one race now – Watkins Glen. That puts a lot of pressure on the California native, but its one that he can thrive in. The same pressure was on him in 2014, and he led 30…

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