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Moffitt takes Truck win in Atlanta on Busch's pit mishap

Feb. 24, 2018 8:04 PM EST

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Kyle Busch lost the lead — and his left rear tire — on a late pit stop, opening the way for Brett Moffitt's improbable win Saturday in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Busch was leading when Josh Reaume hit the wall with six laps to go....

Harvick dominant in 4th Atlanta Xfinity win in last 6 years

Feb. 24, 2018 5:31 PM EST

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — For Joey Logano, the final 4-second margin behind Kevin Harvick felt more like a full lap. Harvick led 141 of 163 laps Saturday for his fifth NASCAR Xfinity series victory at Atlanta Motor Speedway and fourth in the last six years. Logano finished second, ahead of Christopher Bell, who...

Drivers like slipping and sliding on old Atlanta track

Feb. 24, 2018 1:56 PM EST

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — For NASCAR drivers, the 21-year-old track surface at Atlanta Motor Speedway feels like their favorite, old friend. A slippery, thrill-packed friend. "This place is awesome," Ryan Blaney said. "We're slipping and sliding." The track is overdue for new asphalt, and drivers are renewing...

NASCAR moves up start of Atlanta race due to threat of rain

Feb. 24, 2018 10:50 AM EST

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — The start of Sunday's Monster Energy Cup race has been moved up one hour because of the threat of rain. The race at Atlanta Motor Speedway will now start at 1:06 p.m. EST. According to weather.com, there is an 80 percent chance of rain Sunday, with the probability increasing during the...

Kyle Busch wins Atlanta pole, Wallace still in spotlight

Feb. 23, 2018 7:37 PM EST

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr. was the hot topic even as Kyle Busch won the pole Friday at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Busch will start in front Sunday in the second race of the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup season after edging Ryan Newman in a close battle. Busch overcame handling problems in the...

NASCAR heads to Atlanta with a Daytona 500 hangover

Feb. 21, 2018 1:43 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Austin Dillon is still celebrating his Daytona 500 victory and Bubba Wallace is relishing his sudden breakout as NASCAR's newest star. Denny Hamlin? Well, he's in the middle of another feud, and it's only the second week of the season. NASCAR moves from the Daytona 500 this weekend...

Column: NASCAR's youth movement may be good for business

Feb. 19, 2018 6:35 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Daytona Day was nothing short of a rousing success for NASCAR, which was able to celebrate both its storied past and youthful future on its biggest stage. The Daytona 500 is the most important event of the year for NASCAR. With Austin Dillon's victory in the famed No. 3 and Bubba...

Austin Dillon takes No. 3 back to victory lane at Daytona

Feb. 18, 2018 10:56 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The No. 3 is No. 1 again at Daytona, on a day, in a race and at a place forever linked with the great Dale Earnhardt. Austin Dillon won the Daytona 500 on Sunday night driving the iconic No. 3 Chevrolet that Earnhardt piloted for most of his career. Earnhardt was behind the wheel...

Wallace in 2nd: Best Daytona 500 finish for black driver

Feb. 18, 2018 9:27 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Darrell Wallace Jr. let the weight of his milestone in the Daytona 500 wallop him once he saw mom. He sobbed as Desiree Wallace bounded onto the dais and wrapped her arms around her son for a hug neither wanted to end. "You did that thing, baby ," she said, sobbing. "I'm so proud...

Stewart-Haas teammates Almirola, Busch distraught at Daytona

Feb. 18, 2018 9:20 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Teammates Aric Almirola and Kurt Busch had better-than-decent shots at winning the Daytona 500. Both were wrecked while at or near the front late in "The Great American Race." They were equally distraught. "My heart is broken," Almirola said following an 11th-place finish. "So...