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  • • Atlanta Motor Speedway hosting blood drive April 6
    Atlanta Motor Speedway and the American Red Cross are teaming up to host a blood drive on Monday, April 6. The American Red Cross has an ongoing critical need for blood and platelet donations amidst coronavirus uncertainties. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Atlanta Motor Speedway‘s Tara Ballroom, located […]...2020
  • • Relive Kevin Harvick's win at the 2001 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store from Atlanta Motor Speedway
    Stepping in for Richard Childress Racing, a rookie Kevin Harvick stole the show at the 2001 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store 500 at Atlanta....2020
  • • NASCAR employee tests positive for COVID-19
    NASCAR’s first positive test for COVID-19 has come from an employee who was present at Atlanta Motor Speedway two weekends ago. NASCAR, like every other sport, was unable to escape the effects of the coronavirus pandemic from a scheduling standpoint, as it saw multiple races put on hold due to the growing threat of COVID-19. […] NASCAR employee tests positive for COVID-19 - Beyond the ...2020
  • • NASCAR employee tests positive for COVID-19
    NASCAR has notified teams that an employee who was at Atlanta Motor Speedway has tested positive for coronavirus. Multiple teams confirmed the notification to NBC Sports. NASCAR had no comment, citing privacy laws. In a note to teams, NASCAR stated that “we have been notified that a NASCAR employee who was present during the abbreviated […]...2020
  • • Teams notified that NASCAR employee tests positive for COVID-19
    NASCAR notifies all teams that a series employee, who was at Atlanta Motor Speedway before those races were postponed, tested positive for COVID-19....2020
  • The Replacements iRacing Series to continue
    • The Replacements iRacing Series to continue
    The Replacements iRacing will return for an eight race series beginning Tuesday at 9:00pm/et. A wide variety of NASCAR drivers and team members will participate. Ryan Blaney’s spotter, Josh Williams won the inaugural event last weekend at virtual Atlanta Motor Speedway.  Results are here. The link to watch is here: https://www.twitch.tv/iracing/ Good news: #TheReplacements returns […]...2020
  • • March 20 in NASCAR History: Carl Edwards’ dramatic first Cup Series win
    On March 20, 2005, Carl Edwards beat Jimmie Johnson at Atlanta Motor Speedway by .028 seconds to score his first career NASCAR Cup Series win....2020
  • • Rewatch Carl Edwards' first back-flipping Cup win
    In Carl Edwards' first full-time season as a NASCAR Cup Series driver he wasted no time finding Victory Lane. In just his fourth start of the 2005 season, he picked up the very first Cup win of his career at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Up until the final lap, Edwards had led only eight laps that […]...2020
  • • NASCAR: How things stand at the unexpected coronavirus stoppage
    With the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season currently stopped as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, here is where things stand. The fifth race of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season was supposed to have taken place yesterday at Atlanta Motor Speedway. But after the race’s plans were initially scrapped in favor of running the […] NASCAR: How things stand at the unexpected coronavirus stoppa...2020
  • • NASCAR postpones races at Atlanta, Homestead
    On Friday, NASCAR released a statement regarding the scheduled races at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Homestead-Miami Speedway. The races were scheduled to be held in front of empty stands but NASCAR has now changed course and opted to postpone the races due to COVID-19, the coronavirus. “NASCAR has decided to postpone the race events at […]...2020

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Atlanta Motor Speedway injury and suspension

  • • NASCAR to run races at Atlanta, Homestead, without fans
    NASCAR announced on Thursday afternoon that scheduled races at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Homestead-Miami Speedway would take place, just not with fans in attendance. The NBA, MLS, and NHL have suspended their seasons in the wake of the spread of Covid-19, Coronovirus. MLB announced on Thursday that they would halt spring training games likely pushing […]...2020
  • • NASCAR Cup: pit road injury at Atlanta
    Anthony Pasut, the gas man on the No. 37 JTG-Daugherty Racing team of Chris Buescher, suffered multiple injuries to his right leg, including a broken fibula and torn ACL, on pit road during the Folds of Honor QukTrip 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday. A date of Pasut’s return to competition is unknown. The injury occurred when the No. 47 team car of Ryan...2019
  • • No. 37 fueler recovering from multiple leg injuries after Atlanta incident
    Anthony Pasut, the fueler for the JTG Daugherty Racing No. 37 Chevrolet, is home from the hospital after suffering multiple leg injuries in a pit-road incident Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Pasut suffered a broken fibula, a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and other injuries to his right leg during Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip […] The post No. 37 fueler recovering from mul...2019
  • The Latest: Keselowski recovers from bug to race at Atlanta
    • The Latest: Keselowski recovers from bug to race at Atlanta
    The Latest: Brad Keselowski racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway after receiving treatment at track for stomach virus...2019
  • • NASCAR Truck: possible suspensions for Kyle Busch Motorsports crew may impact Stewart-Haas Racing Cup teams
    After the Active Pest Control 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday, key members the pit crew that serviced the No. 4 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota that was driven by team owner Kyle Busch at Atlanta face possible suspensions, because a wheel came off the truck immediately following a pit stop during a late-race caution. If NASCAR issues suspensions, thos...2018
  • • Penalties Announced for Busch, Allmendinger for Infractions at Atlanta
    Today, NASCAR announced penalties for the No. 18 Toyota Camry driven by Kyle Busch in the Xfinity Series and the No. 47 Toyota Camry driven by AJ Allmendinger in the Monster Energy Cup Series. The infractions occurred this past weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The No. 18 received an L1 penalty for the following infraction: Sections 20.17.3.2.1.2 Post-Race Front Body Inspection Heights Note: Rac...2017
  • • Allmendinger crew chief suspended 3 races and fined $65,000
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) NASCAR has fined three teams for penalties tied to last weekend's races at Atlanta Motor Speedway and hardest hit was AJ Allmendinger for loose lug nuts on his car....2017
  • • Allmendinger Docked 35 Points
    AJ Allmendinger was docked 35 points and his crew chief Randall Burnett has been suspended for three races following a lug nut infraction at Atlanta Motor Speedway....2017
  • • Kyle Busch Fails Post-Race Inspection After Xfinity Series Win at Atlanta
    Kyle Busch scored his 87th career victory in the NASCAR Xfinity Series on Saturday at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The win did not come without controversy, however. Busch’s No. 18 NOS Energy Toyota Camry failed post-race inspection for being too low in the front. “I don’t know. I didn’t feel anything happen … over the course of the day,” Busch said. Based on the new penalty procedures released by NASC...2017
  • • Brett Moffitt Lands NCWTS Ride for Daytona and Atlanta
    By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer  After the closure of Michael Waltrip Racing at the end of the 2015 season, MWR development driver, Brett Moffitt, was left without a ride. Moffitt spent most of the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season filling in for Matt Tifft who had under-gone surgery for a brain tumor. In this substitute role in the Red Horse Racing No. 11 Toyota Tundra, Moffitt scored...2017

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Atlanta Motor Speedway trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • EchoPark Automotive to sponsor Atlanta XFINITY race
    Atlanta Motor Speedway today announced EchoPark Automotive (“EchoPark”) as the proud sponsor of its upcoming NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday, March 14, 2020. Launched in the fall of 2014, EchoPark currently has nine locations and has transformed how consumers buy pre-owned cars, offering one- to four-year-old vehicles priced 20-40 percent below new car pricing. […]...2020
  • • Up to Speed: Strat 200 Preview
    By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent After two tough race weekends in a row, the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series moves on to Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Austin Hill is still the only driver locked into the Playoffs after Kyle Busch earned a record-breaking win at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Drivers still playing catch up, the draft, and Kyle Busch in the field once again are some of the storylines h...2019
  • • O’Donnell ‘satisfied’ with rules package debut, offers explanation of non-call
    Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR Executive Vice President and Chief Racing Development Officer, talked shop shortly after Sunday’s checkered flag at Atlanta Motor Speedway, weighing in on the new rules package, a rescinded penalty for the team of runner-up Martin Truex Jr., and a scoring dispute caused by a caution period that disrupted a cycle of green-flag […] The post O’Donnell &...2019
  • • Fantasy Update: Last-minute lineup, props advice for Atlanta
    Stewart-Haas Racing’s Aric Almirola will start from the pole position for Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway (2 p.m. ET on FOX, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) but does that merit a spot in your lineup? We’ve dissected the numbers to offer a suggested lineup worthy of your Fantasy Live consideration as […] The post Fantasy Update: Last-minute lineup, props...2019
  • • NASCAR Cup: Brad Keselowski sidelined in Atlanta practice
    Brad Keselowski sat out final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice session at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday after waking up with flu-like symptoms. Instead, Team Penske NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Austin Cindric drove Keselowski’s No. 2 Ford in the second of two weekend practice sessions for the Cup Series as teams prepare for Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500. “Austin Cindric will s...2019
  • Atlanta Motor Speedway opens camping facilities for Hurricane Irma evacuees
    • Atlanta Motor Speedway opens camping facilities for Hurricane Irma evacuees
    The property will open its tent and RV campgrounds without charge and offer access to restrooms and hot showers....2017
  • • Josh McDaniels drives pace car in N.H.
    Photo by Eric Canha Josh McDaniels is used to pressure. When the game is on the line, he is the one in Tom Brady's ear, but on Sunday afternoon, he took on a new kind of challenge, one on a race track.  Josh served as the honorary pace car driver at Overton's 301 as part of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in New Hampshire. He said getting to the track has become a tradition for his family, ...2017
  • • 5 Atlanta takeaways for fifth-place finisher Chase Elliott
    Like every driver other than race-winner Brad Keselowski, Chase Elliott left the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway with some degree of frustration. Elliott once again had a fast No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, running second to Kevin Harvick for much of the race. Harvick led 292 of the first 311 laps, before a pit-road speeding penalty on the final stop relegated him to ...2017
  • • N.H., Atlanta Motor Speedways make epic bet on Super Bowl LI
    The playoffs are prime time for friendly wagers. Whether it is friends making a small bet on a game or public figures defending their home team, it is about proudly representing your team no matter the cost. It's no surprise that as the days wind down until Super Bowl LI, new bets are beginning to roll in, and leading the way are two motor speedways. David McGrath, General Manager of the New Hamps...2017
  • • Hendrick Motorsports exec offers 'mixed' assessment of season to date
    With the Sprint Cup Series enjoying its first off-week of the 2016 season, it's a natural time for drivers and teams to reflect on how the first five races have gone.Doug Duchardt, the general manager for Hendrick Motorsports, did just that this week for a story published on HendrickMotorsports.com.Citing what he called "mixed results," Duchardt is encouraged by how the 11-time Sprint Cup champion...2016

Atlanta Motor Speedway stats

  • • Atlanta 101: TV times, Goodyear tires, key stats and more
    NASCAR Cup Series racing returns to Atlanta Motor Speedway this Sunday for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 (2 p.m. ET on FOX/FOX Sports App, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Get up to speed on much-needed information as we explain how to watch the race, who to watch out for and much more ahead of this […...2020
  • • Brad Keselowski scores Atlanta win after late Kevin Harvick mistake
    Brad Keselowski won Sunday's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in improbable fashion on a day when it looked like no one was going to be able to touch Kevin Harvick.Harvick absolutely dominated the race, starting from the pole and leading nearly every lap until a pit-road speeding penalty with 13 laps to go took him from the lead to 35th as the last car on the lead la...2017
  • • Atlanta Fantasy Racing Preview
    Detailed driver notes and statistics to help set your fantasy racing lineup for Sunday's Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway....2017

Atlanta Motor Speedway kids, wife/husband, girlfriend/boyfriend, father/mother

  • • Atlanta Motor Speedway celebrating 60th anniversary during 2020 NASCAR weekend
    The Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 weekend will not only be the setting for three days of NASCAR thrills and family entertainment — it‘ll also be a celebration of Atlanta Motor Speedway‘s 60th anniversary. Since it opened in 1960 AMS has hosted 158 races across NASCAR‘s three national tours: 112 NASCAR Cup Series races, 28 […]...2020
  • • Josh McDaniels drives pace car in N.H.
    2017
  • • John Hunter Nemechek comes to Texas Motor Speedway with one big problem he's yet to solve
    FORT WORTH - John Hunter Nemechek is a born salesman.A few years ago, his father Joe needed financial help to get into the NASCAR Sprint Cup Daytona 500. The youthful son wrote "My father needs sponsorship to run Daytona’’ on a T-shirt and wore it as he walked about the infield.A sponsor took note and stepped forward.John Hunter Nemechek needs to bring out another ``Will drive fast for a sponsor’’...2016
  • • Kurt Busch racing without crew chief Tony Gibson at Texas
    Kurt Busch ran Friday's opening round of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice at Texas Motor Speedway without crew chief Tony Gibson, who was back home in North Carolina with his ailing wife, Beth.Johnny Klausmeier, who is normally Busch's engineer, will act as crew chief for the No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet through Friday. Gibson is expected back at the track for Saturday's Duck Commander 50...2016

Top Atlanta Motor Speedway news

  • • Live: Follow all the action in Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500
    Keep track of your favorite drivers at Atlanta Motor Speedway via RaceTrax....2017
  • • Jimmie Johnson 'would love' to catch good friend Jeff Gordon in race wins
    With his win in March at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Jimmie Johnson tied Dale Earnhardt on the Sprint Cup Series' all-time wins list. Then, two weekends ago at Auto Club Speedway, he surpassed the late seven-time champion.Now with 77 victories in the sport's premier division, Johnson is just six winner's trophies away from tying three-time champion Cale Yarborough, who has 83 wins. Meanwhile, the Hend...2016
  • • Fans weigh in: Cup Series race at Atlanta wasn’t exciting
    Most votes came in on the negative side about the race at Atlanta Motor Speedway....2017
  • • Full results from Saturday's XFINITY Series race at Atlanta
    See the complete results from the Rinnai 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway....2017
  • • Vote now: How would you rate the Cup Series race at Atlanta?
    Let us know what you thought of the Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway...2017
  • • NASCAR drivers petition Atlanta Motor Speedway to reconsider repave
    One of the themes of the weekend has been drivers begging AMS not to repave the track....2017
  • • Alex Bowman to compete in Truck Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway
    Alex Bowman revealed his plans for this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway....2017
  • • Looking back on one of NASCAR's greatest races of all time
    The 1992 Hooters 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway took place on this day 24 years ago....2016
  • • Best photos from Rinnai 250 XFINITY race at Atlanta
    Kyle Busch wins XFINITY Series race at the 1.5-mile Atlanta Motor Speedway....2017
  • • Atlanta Motor Speedway opens camping facilities for Hurricane Irma evacuees
    2017

Atlanta Motor Speedway fantasy rankings and news

  • NASCAR at Atlanta 2018: Odds, fantasy advice, prediction, sleepers, drivers to watch
    • NASCAR at Atlanta 2018: Odds, fantasy advice, prediction, sleepers, drivers to watch
    Betting favorites and fantasy sleepers for Sunday's Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway....2018
  • • Atlanta Fantasy Racing Preview
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Atlanta Motor Speedway schedule, game

  • • NASCAR postpones races at Atlanta, Homestead
    2020
  • • NASCAR expected to make schedule changes at Atlanta; Trucks racing Friday night, Cup race moving to Saturday
    UPDATE: Rumors now swirling that the Truck race has been canceled.  No additional word on XFINITY or Cup yet.   ORIGINAL POST: While the situation is still fluid and final decisions have not been made, NASCAR is expected to dramatically change the weekend schedule at Atlanta Motor Speedway. As of 10:45am/et, the expectation is that […]...2020
  • • NASCAR.com to live stream Gander Trucks first practice from Atlanta
    NASCAR.com is set to live stream opening practice for the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series on Friday afternoon at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Friday's initial practice at the 1.54-mile oval will begin at 1:35 p.m. ET and will be live-streamed on NASCAR.com/live. RELATED: Full weekend schedule...2020
  • • NASCAR to run races at Atlanta, Homestead, without fans
    2020
  • • Pandemic Forces Racing Changes
    Auto racing has joined stick-and-ball sports in interrupting their schedules in light of the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic. The following is the latest information available: NASCAR: This weekend’s racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Homestead Miami ......2020
  • • Atlanta Motor Speedway statement regarding NASCAR event weekend
    In taking the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of our fans and industry stakeholders, the events at Atlanta Motor Speedway scheduled for March 13-15, 2020 will be held without spectators. Ticketholders on file will receive a credit for the full amount paid towards any admissions including grandstand...2020
  • • NASCAR weekend schedule for Atlanta Motor Speedway
    All three national series -- Cup, Xfinity and Trucks -- will be in action this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, including a Xfinity/Trucks doubleheader on Saturday....2020
  • • Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson join GMS Racing lineup for select races
    GMS Racing announced today the addition of Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson to the lineup of the No. 24 Chevrolet Silverado in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series. Elliott will compete at Atlanta Motor Speedway in March and Kansas Speedway in May. Larson will compete at Homestead-Miami Speedway in March. Atlanta will mark […]...2020
  • Danny Bohn teams up with North American Motor Car and Sierra Delta for five Truck races with On Point Motorsports
    • Danny Bohn teams up with North American Motor Car and Sierra Delta for five Truck races with On Point Motorsports
    On Point Motorsports announced today that driver Danny Bohn has partnered with primary sponsors North American Motor Car and Sierra Delta to run five NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series races in the No. 30 Toyota Tundra starting with Atlanta Motor Speedway on March 14. Following Atlanta, the other four designated races include Richmond […]...2020
  • NASCAR sets preliminary test schedule for Next Gen car
    • NASCAR sets preliminary test schedule for Next Gen car
    NASCAR on Wednesday released their master testing schedule for 2020 and set out tentative plans for testing of the Next Gen car. There are no plans to test the current Cup car this year. NASCAR tests will be conducted at: Auto Club Speedway (March 1 & 2), Atlanta Motor Speedway (March 15 & 16) Bristol […]...2020

Atlanta Motor Speedway rumors, scandals

  • • NASCAR Cup: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 2019 public enemy #1
    The 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season is only two races old with the Daytona 500 and Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the history books. But Ricky Stenhouse Jr. already has managed to rub multiple drivers the wrong way. Most recently, Stenhouse was on the receiving end of ire from Martin Truex Jr. After Truex finished second to Brad Keselowski at Atlanta...2019
  • • Blaming lapped cars in bad taste at Atlanta Motor Speedway race
    Brad Keselowski won the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday, and judging by Martin Truex Jr.’s post-race comments, he has lapped traffic, specifically Ricky Stenhouse Jr., to thank. Because, according Truex, he would’ve beaten Keselowski if it weren’t for trouble getting by Stenhouse on the final restart of the race. “Yeah, I’m a lot frustrated, you know – lapped cars,”...2019
  • • Unidentified man in Victory Lane gets Internet and Brad Keselowski talking
    The Internet started buzzing after Matt Yocum's post-race interview with Brad Keselowski in Victory Lane at the conclusion of the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Not because of anything Yocum or Keselowski said, but because of an unidentified man in an M&M's hat who slowly made his way into Victory Lane. If you watch the above highlight from about the 2:06 mark, you'll see t...2017
  • • Random man in Victory Lane gets Internet and Brad Keselowski talking
    The Internet started buzzing after Matt Yocum's post-race interview with Brad Keselowski in Victory Lane at the conclusion of the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Not because of anything Yocum or Keselowski said, but because of an unidentified man in an M&M's hat who slowly made his way into Victory Lane. If you watch the above highlight from about the 2:06 mark, you'll see t...2017
  • • Denny Hamlin's day at Atlanta goes sour in a hurry
    In last week’s season-opening Daytona 500, 2016 race winner Denny Hamlin finished 17th, which was best of any of the four Joe Gibbs Racing drivers in the race. Unfortunately, Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway turned out to be a huge struggle for Hamlin, who lost a hub in the rear end of the No. 11 JGR Toyota. At Atlanta, Hamlin completed just 168 laps before heading to...2017

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