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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer If it wasn’t for a speeding penalty on the final green flag pit stop, Daniel Suarez’s day could’ve been different. During Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Suarez had a top-10 run going. Rather than being one of a couple of cars leading during pit stops again, Suarez showed tremendous pace. More so, during the tail end of Stage 2 where he got Trackhouse Racing’s first stage point in its team’s run thus far. He wasn’t done with just a 10th stageRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor On more than a few occasions in his NASCAR Cup Series career, Kyle Larson has dominated a race to the level he did on Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway only to fall short in the end. Leading 269 laps and winning the first two stages of the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500, Larson seemed to be on cruise control toward his second win of the season, but as the laps wound down and tire management came into play, a confluence of events would keep Larson fromRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service You can call Ryan Blaney “The Spoiler.” With a pass for the lead with eight laps left in Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Blaney took the air out of an otherwise dominating performance by Kyle Larson, who had to settle for second place after winning the first two stages and leading 269 of 325 laps. “Gosh, we had a great long-run car all day,” Blaney said after climbing from his No. 12 Team Penske Ford. “It took us aRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service When Martin Truex Jr. made his only serious mistake on Saturday afternoon, Justin Allgaier took full advantage. Even so, Allgaier had to hold off Truex during a 26-lap, green-flag run to the finish to win the EchoPark 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. “We didn’t start out the day like we wanted to—these guys persevered behind it,” said Allgaier, who picked up his first win of the season, his first at Atlanta and the 15th of his career. “They pushed andRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Kyle Busch wasn’t about to let two straight NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races slip away. Leading 102 of 130 laps and pulling away in the final stage of Saturday’s Fr8Auctions 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Busch notched his first victory of the season, his sixth at the 1.54-mile track and the 60th of his career—extending his own series record. Busch beat runner-up Austin Hill to the finish line by 4.133 seconds. Third was John Hunter Nemechek, who had held off Busch, his carRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor A year after the COVID-19 pandemic threw the brakes on the 2020 season, the NASCAR Cup Series returns to the epicenter of where it all came to a screeching halt – Atlanta Motor Speedway. The series would return to the 1.5-mile quad oval later in the year to make up the rescheduled Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500, albeit without spectators. Fast forward to this Sunday and NASCAR’s best will have a limited number of fans in the stands to cheer them on as they tackle Atlanta’sRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Feld Entertainment, Inc. has officially released the first full 17-round schedule for the 2021 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season. Among the immediate notable changes is the removal of the tripleheader at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, which were originally set for February 20, 23 and 27 (rounds 7-9). Although the series has been a fixture in the Grand Canyon State since 1999, the current restrictions to attendance, along with health and safety protocols in place due to COVID-19, was too challenging to remain on theRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service New tracks, road courses and a dirt race—NASCAR fulfilled its mission of expanding its sphere of influence with the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series schedule, announced Wednesday afternoon. With the addition of road course races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course, Circuit of The Americas (COTA) in Austin, Tex., and Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis., NASCAR has doubled the number of road-course events on the schedule—retaining the races at Sonoma Raceway, Watkins Glen International and the Charlotte Roval. For the first time sinceRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The most anticipated day in NASCAR history has been tremendously spoiled, but it doesn’t mean the excitement and disappointment levels have waned. It’s the exact opposite because the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series calendar looks drastically different. There’s so much to digest with various announcements involving multiple tracks over the past 24 hours have left not just NASCAR, but also the NTT IndyCar Series community buzzing. SCHEDULE: 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Depending on who you are, you’re either thrilled with the drastic changes on next season’s calendarRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Kurt Busch extended his top-10 streak to four straight following a valiant sixth-place finish in Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The road towards a top-10 finish began well before the 325-lap race began when Kurt’s No. 1 Monster Energy Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE had to give up the 12th starting position due to his car failing pre-race inspection three times. Not only Kurt had to start at the rear of the field, but he had to serve a pass-thru penalty onceRead More