NASCAR Race Weekend Central

2-Headed Monster: Is It Time To Repave Atlanta Motor Speedway?

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Atlanta Motor Speedway is known for its abrasive racing surface. Most NASCAR drivers appear to love that about the track because it gives it character and a uniqueness, as well as making it one of the most challenging races of the year. But Atlanta hasn’t been repaved since 1997, so it brings about this week’s …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Which Underdog Team Can Keep Up Their Strong Start All Year Long?

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This season will be very unique for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with the new aero package, which may very well produce some surprises throughout the year. We saw several underdog teams have strong weekends at Atlanta, and some have the potential to continue that all year long. One team that showed strength on …

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The Underdog House: Marching On Atlanta

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Top of The Class For the second time in 2019, JTG Daugherty Racing put a driver in the top 10 at the end of the weekend’s Cup event. This time, it was Chris Buescher carrying the torch for the organization at Atlanta Motor Speedway, as he brought the No. 37 Chevrolet across the stripe in …

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Forget The Flu: Brad Keselowski Fights To Folds Of Honor 500 Victory

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Friday night (Feb. 22), Brad Keselowski got sick, bedridden with the flu. Two days later, it was the rest of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series field down for the count. The 2019 Folds of Honor 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway became an honorable drive for a champion who couldn’t even practice the day before. …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Ryan Preece Chats Good Run in Daytona 500

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In a fun Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino, Mike Neff and Ryan Preece discuss this year’s Daytona 500 as a whole. In an interview with Preece, he talks about his eighth-place finish in the Great American Race and how it felt running third on the final lap. He believes that inexperience was 80 percent of the reason why the No. 47 …

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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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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2019 Daytona 500

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The Headline(s): Joe Gibbs Racing and Toyota took the horses out to the beach at Daytona and shot them between the eyes. The organization swept the podium as Denny Hamlin scored his second career Daytona 500 victory. It was the first podium sweep of the Daytona 500 by any team since 1997. BOWLES: Denny Hamlin …

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Up to Speed: A Great Show in Daytona Exceeds Gloomy Expectations

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Suffice it to say that everything went better than expected during the 2019 Daytona 500. Up until Sunday, Speedweeks had featured a lot of uninspired racing.  Last week’s Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway felt like the drivers who competed in that race were just going through the motions.  A mostly single-file race …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2019 Daytona 500

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? Denny Hamlin carried the late J.D. Gibbs on his shoulder all the way back to Victory Lane.  Hamlin went winless in 2018, the first season in his career without a victory, but he erased that losing streak Sunday in NASCAR’s biggest race.  Showing everyone the best way …

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Ryan Preece Starts Full-Time Cup Career With Top 10: ‘I Just Wanted to Finish’

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Ryan Preece looked like anything but a rookie in his first start as a full-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver at Daytona International Speedway. The Berlin, Connecticut native wheeled his No. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet to a eighth-place finish in The Great American Race, dodging two of the Big Ones as day turned …

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