Race Weekend Central

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

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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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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Shines, Tops Atlanta Cup Practice

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The stars of the NASCAR Cup Series got their first taste of the refreshed Atlanta Motor Speedway with their only practice session of the weekend Saturday (March 19), and in a surprise, it was JTG Daugherty Racing driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. claiming the top spot with a lap at 186.616 mph, just a hair quicker …

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New Era Draws David Ragan Back Home to Atlanta

David Ragan, NKP

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For David Ragan, not to mention his family, Atlanta Motor Speedway has and will likely always be a special place.  The veteran driver not only piloted legends and bandolero cars around the Hampton, Ga. Track’s ¼-mile “Thunder Ring,” but Ragan’s father, Ken directs the Legends racing program at AMS.  So when it came to picking …

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