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Stock Car Scoop: How Did NASCAR’s Reconfigured Atlanta Fare?

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NASCAR returned to the East Coast for a date with the newly reconfigured Atlanta Motor Speedway, which provided viewers with more superspeedway-style racing and a winner in Hendrick Motorsports’ William Byron. However, with a number of tires failing, the reconfiguration itself and more, there’s plenty to discuss after a wild Sunday (Mar. 20) afternoon in …

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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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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2022 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? A total of 20 drivers led — without multiple green flag pit cycles — but only one led the last lap, and it was William Byron standing in victory lane when the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 was all over at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Byron had …

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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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Did You Notice?: William Byron Falling Behind at Hendrick Motorsports?

William Byron looks on in the garage area prior to strapping in for the 2022 Daytona 500. (Photo: NKP)

#24: William Byron, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro Axalta

Did You Notice? … Alex Bowman’s sixth victory since 2020 with Hendrick Motorsports has William Byron a clear fourth in the pecking order at this powerhouse organization? With Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson on the team, the last two NASCAR Cup Series champions, it’s left the fifth-year driver a half-step further behind. A sluggish start to …

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Flat Tire & William Byron Prevent Tyler Reddick From 1st NASCAR Cup Win

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Tyler Reddick had the car to beat at Auto Club Speedway, his hometown track on Sunday (Feb. 27). Instead, he finished 24th, one lap down, after watching a potential first win slip away. Reddick had led 90 of the race’s opening 151 laps, won the first two stages and was pulling away from the field …

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What They Said: Daytona 500 Media Day Quotes

Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #19 Bass Pro Shops Toyota, Christopher Bell, driver of the #20 DeWalt Toyota, Bubba Wallace, driver of the #23 McDonald's Toyota, Kurt Busch, driver of the #45 Monster Energy Toyota, and Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, drive during practice for the NASCAR Cup Series 64th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 15, 2022 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

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Check out what the Daytona 500 competitors had to say Wednesday, Feb. 16, during media day for the 64th annual Great American Race.

Did You Notice?: 2022 NASCAR Storylines Besides the Next Gen

Kyle Busch smiles while standing on pit road at the Clash at the Coliseum (Photo: NKP)

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The 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season is finally upon us.

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