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NASCAR Xfinity: Kevin Harvick dominates Atlanta

By AMANDA VINCENT Kevin Harvick dominated the Rinnai 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday afternoon, winning both of the 40-lap stages and going on to win the race, his fifth Xfinity Series win at Atlanta and fourth in the last six series races there. “Just been a really good place [...]

NASCAR Cup: several teams docked practice time at Atlanta Motor Speedway

By AMANDA VINCENT Several Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams were docked practice time at the end of final practice Saturday at Atlanta Motor Speedway as teams prepared for Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500, the second race of the 2018 season. The No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota team of reigning Cup Series champion [...]

NASCAR Cup: Atlanta Motor Speedway race start pushed up an hour

By AMANDA VINCENT The scheduled start of Sunday Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway has been pushed up an hour, to 1 p.m. ET from an originally scheduled 2 p.m. ET start, the track announced Saturday. The earlier start is an attempt by NASCAR and AMS [...]

NASCAR Cup: Atlanta has shortest starting grid since 1996

By AMANDA VINCENT When the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series takes the green flag at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500, only 36 cars will start the race, four cars shy of the maximum 40-car field. No non-chartered teams entered the AMS race. The 36-car starting grid at Atlanta [...]

NASCAR Xfinity: Nick Harrison out at RCR

By AMANDA VINCENT Nick Harrison is no longer the crew chief of the No. 3 Richard Childress Chevrolet in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, according to a report from Catchfencene.com on Friday. Harrison is not longer with RCR after nearly five years with the organization. Harrison began the 2018 season as crew chief on the No. [...]

NASCAR Cup: Martin Truex Jr. loses car chief at Atlanta

By AMANDA VINCENT Martin Truex Jr. will be without regular car chief Blake Harris for Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Atlanta Motor Speedway as a result of issues getting through pre-qualifying inspection. The No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota failed pre-qualifying inspection three times, resulting in Harris’ ejection from the NASCAR garage. The team [...]

NASCAR Cup: Kyle Busch notches first Atlanta pole

By AMANDA VINCENT Kyle Busch claimed his first-career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pole at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday with a 30.024-second/184.652 mph lap in the third of three rounds of qualifying to start Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 first. Toyota driver Busch will share the front row with Chevrolet driver Ryan Newman. [...]

Anthony Hemingway To Direct CBS Drama Pilot ‘Murder’

Prolific helmer Anthony Hemingway is set to direct and executive produce CBS drama pilot Murder, based on the BBC miniseries, from producer Dan Lin. Written by Amanda Green, this new take on the investigative drama explores crime through the unique and often-conflicting perspectives of cops and killers, witnesses and victims, friends and family. Show More Summary

NASCAR Cup: Bubba Wallace falls out of favor with Denny Hamlin clique

By AMANDA VINCENT Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers Denny Hamlin and Darrell Wallace Jr., affectionately known as “Bubba Wallace,” haven’t made up since their dust-up last weekend after the Daytona 500 official season-opener for the Cup Series. During Wallace’s media availability at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday, ahead of Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip [...]

NASCAR schedule, weather outlook for Atlanta Motor Speedway

By AMANDA VINCENT With Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway in the rearview, at least until July, all three of NASCAR’s national series head to Atlanta Motor Speedway to begin the proverbial meat and potatoes of their respective 2018 schedules. The Atlanta race weekend will culminate in Sunday’s running of the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 by [...]

NASCAR Truck: Ben Rhodes’ team penalized after Daytona

By AMANDA VINCENT The Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway official opening race weekend that included racing by all three NASCAR national series, including Sunday’s Daytona 500 for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, produced only one post-weekend penalty, issued to the No. 41 ThorSport Racing Ford team of Ben Rhodes in the NASCAR Camping World Truck [...]

Ford executive Raj Nair loses job

By AMANDA VINCENT Ford Executive Vice President and Ford North America President Raj Nair is no longer with Ford Motor Company after an internal investigation of reports of inappropriate behavior “inconsistent with the company’s code of conduct,” the manufacturer announced on Wednesday. “We made this decision after a thorough review and careful consideration,” Ford President [...]

NASCAR Cup: Austin Dillon reunited with fan who gave him penny

By AMANDA VINCENT On Wednesday, Richard Childress Racing hosted a special meal to celebrate Sunday’s Daytona 500 win by RCR’s No. 3 team and its driver, Austin Dillon. Among the guests at the lunch was a boy named Jordan, who gave Dillon the penny that was glued inside the No. 3 car prior to the [...]

NASCAR Truck: Akinori Ogata reunites with MB Motorsports for Atlanta

By AMANDA VINCENT Japanese racer Akinori Ogata will compete in Saturday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race as driver of the No. 63 MB Motorsports Chevrolet. Ogata announced the deal via his Akinori Ogata Racing page on Facebook on Tuesday. “I will return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Atlanta Motor Speedway,” Ogata [...]

NASCAR Cup: Bill Elliott honored at Georgia State Capitol

By  AMANDA VINCENT NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliott of Dawsonville, Ga., along with son Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, visited the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta on Tuesday. Bill Elliott was honored by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, celebrating the 30th anniversary of [...]

NASCAR Cup: Premium Motorsports plans two crew chief rotation

By AMANDA VINCENT Premium Motorsports plans to be a single-car team for the remainder of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season after fielding a car for Danica Patrick in the the Daytona 500 on Feb. 18 in a one-race deal and partnering with Rick Ware Racing to put Justin Marks in another car [...]

Terrance Cox drops racial discrimination lawsuit against NASCAR

By AMANDA VINCENT Terrance Cox has dropped his $500 million racial discrimination lawsuit against NASCAR, according to a report from ESPN’s Bob Pockrass. Cox’s notice of voluntary dismissal stats that Cox dropped his suit when NASCAR agreed to not seek fees, expenses or sanctions from him. NASCAR disputed Cox’s claims of discrimination with the following [...]

NASCAR Cup: Cole Custer expected to make debut at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

By AMANDA VINCENT NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers is expected to make his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut in the race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 4, according to a report from Motorsport.com. An official announcement putting Custer in Rick Ware Racing’s No. 51 Ford for the Vegas race is expected later this [...]

NASCAR Xfinity: Garrett Smithley moves to No. 15 for Atlanta, Las Vegas

By AMANDA VINCENT JD Motorsports driver Garrett Smithley will swap numbers with teammate Matt Mills for Saturday’s Rinnai 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway and the Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 3, the second and third races of the 2018 season. For those two races, Smithley will [...]

NASCAR Cup: Darrell Wallace Jr.’s post-race comment angers Denny Hamlin

By AMANDA VINCENT Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series veteran driver Denny Hamlin wasn’t happy with comments made Sunday after the Daytona 500 by series rookie Darrell Wallace Jr., referencing a comment Hamlin made in a Barstool Sports interview, speculating that about 70 percent of NASCAR drivers took Adderall, a substance banned by NASCAR without a [...]

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