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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Motorsports venues will be a ghost town around the world as Formula One, INDYCAR and NASCAR will not hold any form of racing this weekend and beyond due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. FORMULA ONE WON’T RETURN UNTIL END OF MAY A day after Formula One’s Australian Grand Prix was cancelled, the FIA announced that both the Bahrain Grand Prix (March 20-22) and inaugural Vietnamese Grand Prix (April 3-5) will be postponed. Although the Dutch Grand Prix (May 1-3) would be the new first official race,Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor With Coronavirus fears gripping the world and taking hold in sports leagues across the country, the status of events from coast to coast has been in flux in recent days. On Thursday, it was NASCAR’s turn to make a decision on how they would handle upcoming races at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Homestead-Miami Speedway and the decision came down just past 1:30 pm. For both race weekends, there will be no fans in attendance, with those at the track being limited to “competitors, crews, officials andRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Returning to the track a week after unspeakable tragedy struck into the heart of the team, Hendrick Motorsports rolled into Atlanta Motor Speedway in late October 2004 looking to kickstart the healing process. By the time the checkered flag flew on the Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500, the healing was well on its way thanks to an emotional win from Jimmie Johnson. En route to Martinsville Speedway the previous weekend, a Hendrick Motorsports team plane, carrying 10, had crashed into Bull Mountain in southeast Virginia. ThereRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Kyle Busch has found his first two major “Bounty” opponents for the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series. Those willing to take up the challenge are none other than two-time Cup Series Most Popular Driver Chase Elliott and veteran driver Kyle Larson. Elliott tweeted Thursday that he’ll be running the Georgia 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway March 14, piloting a GMS Racing Chevrolet Silverado with Hooters as his primary sponsor. The biggest goal of racing the 1.5-mile circuit is being the guy who can stopRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent  CONCORD, N.C. – For Todd Gilliland, recent results in the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series and ARCA Menards Series have been a welcome reassurance. The 2019 season for the Kyle Busch Motorsports driver have had one speed bump after another. Although Gilliland had speed in his No. 4 Mobil 1 Toyota Tundra, mistakes have cost him finishes inside the top-five at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Three straight incidents at Martinsville Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway, and Dover International Speedway kept the 19-year-oldRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent After competing in the first three NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series events, Natalie Decker will face a new challenge. At the end of March, the 21-year-old will travel to Spain to participate in a four-day test for the W Series, a new women-only open wheel racing series. Decker was one of 54 drivers that took part in the initial selection process. She was the only stockcar racer chosen to participate in the four-day test of the W Series Tatuus F318 Formula 3 car. The testRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Kyle Busch may not have been having any fun in Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, but the Joe Gibbs Racing driver sure did make a show out of his misfortunes on the 1.5-mile track. A day after crashing his primary car in final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice, Busch would have to start the 334-lap event at the back of the field in a car that he had yet to turn a lap in. Despite the setback, Busch made theRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service HAMPTON, Ga. – Too sick to start practice on Saturday, Brad Keselowski found the cure to what ailed him in Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Still suffering from the effects of stomach flu, Keselowski held off a charging—and frustrated—Martin  Truex Jr. in the closing circuits of the 325-lap Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race and powered his No. 2 Team Penske Ford across the finish line .218 seconds ahead of Truex’s No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota. The victory was Keselowski’sRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent After capitalizing on the misfortunes of others, Chris Buescher earned a top-10 finish in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Atlanta Motor Speedway. With a version of the 2019 aerodynamic package on display, teams appeared to be racing closer together. Under the final caution of the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500, Buescher’s No. 37 Scott Comfort Plus Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 was one of several taking the wave around. He was inside the top-10 prior to a race-changing incident on pit road involving his JTG-DaughertyRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A complete afterthought in last week’s Daytona 500, Martin Truex, Jr. showed up to race with a strong, but disgruntling runner-up effort during Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuickTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, leading 4 of 325 laps. The thought of scoring his first top-five at Joe Gibbs Racing was irrelevant to Truex, who voiced his displeasure about lapped cars, specifically Ricky Stenhouse, Jr, who he felt that by running the preferred bottom line, it cost him from beating Brad Keselowski, who went on to becomeRead More