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Curb Your Racing Line: Last-Second Changes Made to the Esses at COTA

COTA

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

AUSTIN, Texas – Circuit of the Americas returns to the NASCAR Cup Series for 2022 with one significant change to the track surface: the curbing in the “esses” portion of the road course is now removed. The removal of the curbs at COTA was a sudden change that happened without notice, leaving many drivers with …

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Best Seat at the Track: Jared Haas & Stephen Stumpf Join From COTA

(Graphic: Jared Haas)

AUSTIN, Texas – Jared Haas and Stephen Stumpf join live from Circuit of the Americas to preview the Echopark Automotive Texas Grand Prix (March 27). The 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season has produced five different race winners in the first five races. The pair debates if this is the year that more than 16 drivers win …

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Christopher Bell On Atlanta Penalty: ‘Next Time My Hands Are Staying Straight’

Christopher Bell of Joe Gibbs Racing at Daytona

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AUSTIN, Texas – Christopher Bell learned his lesson. A week after the NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, the Joe Gibbs Racing driver explained his view of the penalty that negated his second-place finish. Bell was penalized by NASCAR for advancing his position by passing Ross Chastain below the double line at the …

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Brad Keselowski Hit with 100-Point L2-Level Penalty, Monetary Fine

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Brad Keselowski‘s No. 6 Ford Mustang team has been docked 100 driver and owner points and a $100,000 fine to crew chief Matt McCall for a NASCAR-issued L2-level penalty the sanctioning body announced Thursday (March 24). McCall will also serve a four-race suspension for the infraction. The deduction was issued after NASCAR’s R&D center found …

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Corey LaJoie Nabs First Top-5 Cup Series Result in Atlanta

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HAMPTON, Ga. – For the Spire Motorsports team, going into this Sunday’s (March 20) race at Atlanta Motor Speedway was a giant unknown — just like it was for everybody else. Despite that, the small team was able to come out with only their second-ever top-five result. Corey LaJoie, in what is now his fourth …

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Trackhouse Keeps Digging, Rallies to 2 Top-5 Finishes

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

HAMPTON, Ga. – At the end of a wild and crazy afternoon on Atlanta Motor Speedway’s new racing surface in the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500, Trackhouse Racing Team’s strong start to the season continued with both Daniel Suarez and Ross Chastain in the top five.   Chastain recorded his second runner-up finish in a …

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William Byron Survives to Win Chaotic Atlanta Race

2022 Atlanta I Cup William Byron burnout NKP

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William Byron piloted his No. 24 Liberty University Chevrolet to the win in the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday (March 20) after having a fast car all day long. “It was so different. Honestly, the last few laps there just trying to manage the gap to Bubba [Wallace] and …

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