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Kurt Busch Outduels Brother Kyle Busch, Scores 4th Win at Atlanta

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Intermittent rain, a hole in the track and a ferocious battle with his younger brother weren’t enough to keep Kurt Busch from victory lane at Atlanta Motor Speedway, as he drove his No. 1 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet to a win in the Quaker State 400 on Sunday (July 11). After track repairs on deteriorated …

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Drivers Continue Sounding Off on Atlanta’s Planned Repave

Kevin Harvick on pit road at Charlotte Motor Speedway (May 2021). (Photo: NKP)

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The specter of Atlanta Motor Speedway’s surface commanded the lion’s share of attention prior to Sunday (July 11) afternoon’s Quaker State 400.   Sunday’s race will be the final event on Atlanta’s current surface before it will be repaved and reconfigured. A day after pointed and profanity-laced criticism from Kyle Busch regarding the planned repave, …

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Chase Elliott to Be Featured in Doc on Peacock

2021 Road America Cup Chase Elliott victory lane checkered flag NKP

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One day after a NASCAR Cup Series playoffs documentary was announced to air next year, another documentary about Chase Elliott is set to stream on Peacock this August, according to a press release from NBC Universal. The show, hosted by Dale Earnhardt Jr., is titled CHASE and looks into Elliott’s interests and love of racing. His father …

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USA Network Airing Cup Playoffs Doc in 2022

Denny Hamlin and Kyle Larson pack racing in 2021 spring Phoenix NASCAR Cup race. (Photo: NKP)

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NASCAR and NBC Universal have teamed up to make a documentary series about this season’s NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, Deadline reports. The documentary series has a working title of Race for the Championship. It will contain eight episodes, which will air in 2022 on USA Network. NBC currently is airing its portion of the NASCAR Cup and …

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Chase Elliott Takes Atlanta Cup Pole

Chase Elliott practices for 2021 NASCAR Cup race at Road America in No. 9 NAPA Auto parts Chevy, NKP photo

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Road America winner Chase Elliott will start from the pole in the NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday (July 11). The No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports driver looks to rebound from an early retirement in his first trip to the 1.54-mile racetrack in March. All four Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas round out the …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Should Drivers Have Input With Track Changes?

NASCAR at Atlanta Motor Speeday

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Road America being the latest in a long line of new tracks the Cup Series have visited this season, what do you think of the trend NASCAR is doing with visiting new venues? – Scott U., Madison, Wis. I love it. Change is good. Being in the minutiae of the sport, it’s hard to look …

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Chase Briscoe’s Team Penalized After Road America

Chase Briscoe races in rain at 2021 Circuit of the Americas

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Following the Jockey Made in America 250 in the NASCAR Cup Series at Road America on July 4, Johnny Klausmeier, the crew chief of the No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford driven by Chase Briscoe, has been suspended for one race for a lug nut violation, NASCAR announced July 6. Two unsecured lug nuts were found …

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Atlanta Announces 2022 Reconfiguration, Repave

William Byron featured in front of Joey Logano and others at Atlanta spring 2021 race NKP

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Atlanta Motor Speedway will begin repaving and reconfiguring its 1.5-mile circuit, with groundbreaking beginning later in 2021, for a new look in 2022, track officials announced July 6. One of the biggest changes being made to the Georgia track is an increase in banking from 24 degrees to 28 degrees. In addition, the new racing …

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Christopher Bell Stops Skid with Road America Runner-Up Finish

Christopher Bell smiles with folded arms at 2021 NASCAR Cup race at Road America, SiriusXM sponsor, NKP

Christopher Bell (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Christopher Bell rallied from a pit-road penalty to finish second in the NASCAR Cup Series race at Road America on Sunday afternoon (July 4). “[I’m] really proud of this No. 20 group,” Bell told NBC Sports. “It’s been a trying last two months, but we feel like we’re getting back on track here.” The finish …

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