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Up to Speed: Reserve Judgement on the New Atlanta Motor Speedway

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Nobody knew for sure what to expect at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Since its last race weekend in July 2021, the track was repaved and reconfigured, most notably with narrower, slightly steeper turns. The intended effect was to create a new style of racing at Atlanta, something that would resemble superspeedway racing more closely than the …

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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

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

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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Dropping the Hammer: Chase Briscoe’s Surprising First Cup Win (or Was It?)

Chase Briscoe crosses the finish line at Phoenix Raceway, March 2022.

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With 20 laps left in Sunday’s (March 13) NASCAR Cup race at Phoenix Raceway, the final challengers for the race win came into focus: Somehow, it came down to three drivers under the age of 30 who hadn’t won on the Cup circuit yet. Looking at the makeup of the Cup Series in 2022, the …

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Up to Speed: Chase Briscoe & the 1st-Time Winners at Phoenix

Briscoe

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

First-time Cup Series winners are becoming a common sight in 2022. After Austin Cindric’s victory in the Daytona 500 last month, Chase Briscoe became the second driver to earn his first victory just four races into the season. Briscoe had to hold off challenges from Ross Chastain and Tyler Reddick over the final 20 laps, …

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