Atlanta Puts Off Repave Until At Least Another Year

Atlanta Motor Speedway officials will put off a repaving project at the 1.54-mile facility until the track’s 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race has been completed. Officials had planned to repave the worn racing surface following this year’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 on March 5. Several NASCAR drivers, however, urged track officials and Speedway Motorsports, Inc., President Marcus Smith to reconsider the move.  “We appreciate all of the input we have received from key individuals in the NASCAR industry, as well as our customers,” Atlanta Motor Speedway President…

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Brad Keselowski Wins Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 in Atlanta

Hampton, GA – Kevin Harvick was by far the most dominating driver all day in the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500. Harvick, easily won the first two stages of the race and was in command when it counted at the end. He would exit pit road with 15 laps-to-go on the races final stop of the day in the end. One problem, he was the record setting 10th speeding penalty of the day. Harvick, was caught speeding which meant he had to give up the lead and go to the…

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Late Race Speeding Penalty Costs Kevin Harvick Race Win

Hampton, GA – Kevin Harvick can thank the new stage points in NASCAR, because without them, he’d be toast. Harvick, has 47 stage points which has him in the points lead heading into Las Vegas Motor Speedway next weekend. But, he should have a race win to his total too. Harvick, was the class of the field in Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday afternoon from the Atlanta Motor Speedway, leading a race-high 293 of the 325 laps from the 1.54-mile Georgia track….

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Chase Elliott, Kasey Kahne Rebound For Top 5’s in Atlanta

Hampton, GA – Hendrick Motorsports have dominated at the Atlanta Motor Speedway lately. Jimmie Johnson entered Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at the 1.54-mile Georgia track as the two-time defending race winner. It was easy to pick him or one of his teammates as the favorites to win on Sunday afternoon. Instead, they struggled. Outside of Chase Elliott and Kasey Kahne’s rebound efforts, the rest of the team didn’t fare well on Sunday. Dale Earnhardt Jr. was caught speeding on his first pit stop in which put him a…

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Fords Shine on Sunday in Atlanta, 2-for-2 in Cup Races in 2017

Hampton, GA – Last week, I wrote how Fords were the class of the field at Daytona. They had 1-2 in the Daytona 500 and three cars finish in the top four last weekend. Then, on Saturday, I wrote how these cars could be the ones to watch in Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 in Atlanta too. Ricky Stenhouse Jr, Fords Shining This Weekend in Atlanta Today, they didn’t disappoint.

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Chip Ganassi Racing Nab Top 10’s in Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

Hampton, GA – I wrote entering Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway that both Chip Ganassi Racing cars and Ryan Newman would be sleepers to watch in Sunday’s race at the 1.54-mile Georgia track. All three were extremely quick off the truck on Friday morning and they backed that speed up in the race this afternoon. Stewart-Haas Racing may have dominated with Kevin Harvick winning and Clint Bowyer nabbing a top five too, but Ganassi’s two cars had the most overall speed as far as…

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Kenseth, Keselowski Overcome Pit Road Issues for Top 5’s in Atlanta

Hampton, GA – If not for issues on pit road, Brad Keselowski and Matt Kenseth could easily have been banging on the door with Kevin Harvick for the race win in Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500. No, seriously. Harvick, led all but a handful of laps today, but Keselowski and Kenseth had to overcome multiple pit road incidents each. Kenseth, was running sub 30th place for most of the first half of the day as he was caught speeding on pit road twice. He would quietly make up ground…

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