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Kyle Busch Wins Heads Up Georgia 250, First Atlanta Start Since 2014

Kyle Busch’s first race at Atlanta Motor Speedway since 2014 ended much like his other starts in recent months – in victory lane. Busch led a race-high 119 of the race’s 163 circuits to take a dominant triumph in Saturday’s Heads Up Georgia 250 at AMS, Busch’s first NASCAR XFINITY Series start of the season. Busch, …

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Entry List: Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

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After a thrilling Daytona 500, it’s time for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series to begin the true regular season. First up: Atlanta Motor Speedway. NASCAR release the preliminary entry list for the Feb. 28 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta on Tuesday (Feb. 23). The list includes 39 teams, meaning everyone will make Sunday’s …

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Entry List: Great Clips 200

Green Flag Atlanta Trucks 2015 Mike Neff

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The first Chase slot for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has likely been filled. Who will take the second? NASCAR released the preliminary entry list for the Feb. 27 Great Clips 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Tuesday (Feb. 23). The list includes 34 drivers, meaning two drivers will fail to qualify for Saturday’s race. …

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Entry List: Heads Up Georgia 250

Xfinity Atlanta 2015 Mike Neff

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With a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver winning the season-opening race at Daytona, the NASCAR XFINITY Series field will look for its first confirmed Chase qualifier in Atlanta. NASCAR released the preliminary entry list for the Feb. 27 Heads Up Georgia 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Tuesday (Feb. 23). The list includes 37 entrants, meaning every …

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The Successor, Amelia and More Lost to Difficult Daytona Handling

Handling matters at Daytona. Say it with me, everybody. Handling. Matters. At. Daytona.  Gee, didn’t that feel good? It’s been a while. Going into Sunday’s 58th Daytona 500, the focus rested on the usual suspects. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. appeared to have another rocket ship. Chase Elliott took the pole as Jeff Gordon’s successor and won …

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Jeb Burton Joins Richard Petty Motorsports for 2016 XFINITY Run

Jeb Burton

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After a rough rookie season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Jeb Burton will take a step down look to a familiar name to revitalize his career in 2016. Burton, son of 2002 Daytona 500 winner Ward Burton, will join Richard Petty Motorsports for the entire 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series season, the team confirmed in …

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Joe Gibbs Racing Wins Exhibitions, Loses Points Races at Daytona

For the fourth time in the last five years, Joe Gibbs Racing rose to the top of the NASCAR world with a season-opening victory at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday. Unfortunately for Toyota’s top organization, the win came in the Sprint Unlimited, not the Daytona 500. In all, JGR has now won the year-opening exhibition …

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Back-to-Back: Rico Abreu Wins Chili Bowl Nationals

Rico Abreu

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For the second time in as many years, Rico Abreu drove through the field to claim a Golden Driller. Abreu made his way around leader Bryan Clauson with less than 10 laps remaining and held the 2014 winner off in the closing moments to win the 2016 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma, …

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New Year’s Resolutions: The Top Improvements Needed for 2016

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After what could be best described as an eventful 2015, a new year is finally upon us. Gone are season reviews and days spent dwelling on the previous season. It’s time to move on, put in the work and prepare for the events to come in 2016. According to The Huffington Post, 45% of Americans …

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2015 NASCAR Rewind: Paul Menard

Menard, Paul 2015 Bank Of America 500 Charlotte

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Typically, in motorsports, successful seasons come as a product of improvement in on-track results. However, occasionally drivers benefit not from their own gains, but from the misfortune of others. Such was the case for Paul Menard in 2015. Competing in his ninth full-time season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Menard surprised many by making …

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2015 NASCAR Rewind: AJ Allmendinger

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Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch

2014 was a magical year for AJ Allmendinger and JTG Daugherty Racing. The pair scored their first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory at Watkins Glen, and, by virtue of the remodeled Chase for the Sprint Cup format, made their first appearance in NASCAR’s postseason as a result. Unfortunately for the single-car team, lightning didn’t strike …

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