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Clint Bowyer and Aric Almirola Lead First Practice at Atlanta

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Atlanta Motor Speedway, February 2019. (Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

One week after a heartbreaking crash derailed his hopes of winning the Daytona 500, Clint Bowyer tops the speed charts in Monster Energy Cup Series first practice from Atlanta Motor Speedway with a fast lap speed of 180.152 mph. His Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Aric Almirola was second, followed by Austin Dillon, Kurt Busch, and Denny …

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Friday Faceoff: Are the Daytona Winners Title Contenders?

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Kyle Busch seemed a bit miffed that he wasn’t able to challenge his teammate for the win in the Daytona 500. Do you think a driver should respect the need for a team car to win a race. or should they go for it, knowing that it could cost both drivers the win? Zach Gillispie: …

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Entry List: Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series closes out this weekend’s racing with the Folds of Honor Quik Trip 500 this Sunday. Currently, 37 teams are entered in the race, so everyone entered will qualify. Daytona 500 champion Denny Hamlin looks to make it two in a row in his Joe Gibbs Racing No. 11 Fedex …

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Entry List: Rinnai 250

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series will also race this Saturday in the Rinnai 250 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway as part of a doubleheader with the Gander Outdoors Truck Series. Currently, 37 cars are entered in the race, meaning that everyone entered will start on Saturday. Cup Series rookie Ryan Preece will drive the No. 8 …

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Entry List: Atlanta 200

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The NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series returns to action this Saturday (Feb. 23) at Atlanta Motor Speedway. 33 trucks are currently on the entry list, meaning one team will go home early. Reigning Truck Series winner Austin Hill looks to make it two in a row in his No. 16 Hattori Racing Enterprises Toyota, after notching his …

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Friday Faceoff: Should the Daytona 500 Remain the Season-Opening Race?

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The Advance Auto Parts Clash has taken some criticism over how difficult it was for drivers to pull out of line and make a pass. How do you see this playing out over the remaining Speedweeks events? Isolated issue or recurring problem? Clayton Caldwell: It’s an issue we’ll see throughout Speedweeks. This package has been …

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Entry List: Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona

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The Advance Auto Parts Clash kicks off the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season on Feb. 10 for a 75-lap shootout at Daytona International Speedway. 20 cars are eligible for the event due to either winning a pole last season, previously winning a Daytona 500 pole, previously winning the Clash or making the playoffs …

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Ross Chastain To Split Xfinity Schedule with JD Motorsports & Kaulig Racing

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JD Motorsports with Gary Keller announced Thursday morning (Jan. 31) that Ross Chastain will return to the No. 4 Camaro SS for 30 races this season, beginning with Atlanta Motor Speedway on Feb. 23. “We here at JD Motorsports are looking forward to having Ross back in the No. 4 in 2019,” team owner Johnny …

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