After an in-depth review and exhaustive consultations with NASCAR, Goodyear, race teams and drivers, Atlanta Motor Speedway has elected to postpone its plan to resurface the 20-year-old 1.54-mile racing surface at least until after its 2018 NASCAR weekend.
Chase Elliott continued his upward trend at Atlanta in Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500, but failed to find victory lane at his home track for the fourth season running.
Kasey Kahne’s day at Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday began as a uphill climb from the 29th-starting position, but it ended with a strong top-five finish.
Brad Keselowski has said for years that if he hadn’t become a race car driver, he would have enlisted in the armed services.
Just as he did in stage one, Kevin Harvick led the majority of the laps en route to a dominating victory in stage two of Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500.
Kevin Harvick picked up with the same speed on Sunday as he exhibited during Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, dominating to win the first stage of the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500.
In the wake of what is planned to be the final race on Atlanta Motor Speedway’s 20-year-old asphalt, with the running of Sunday’s Folds of Honor/QuikTrip 500, a huge outpouring of driver support for the current racing at the 1.54-mile oval has led to talk of leaving the aged surface as is a little bit longer.
The last time Atlanta Motor Speedway was repaved, Bill Clinton had just started his second term as President of the United States, ‘Wannabe’ by the Spice Girls was a No. 1 hit, ‘Titanic’ was the highest grossing film in America and Chase Elliott was only two years old.
Epitomizing the mantra of “the little team that did,” Bolen Motorsports showed up at Atlanta Motor Speedway with an unsponsored No. 66 truck and left the 1.54-mile oval with an impressive top-10 effort on Saturday.
Christopher Bell became the first driver to sweep a race in NASCAR’s stage-based format on Saturday evening, topping all three stages of the Active Pest Control 200 to notch his third-career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory.
Continuing the trend he started in stage one, Christopher Bell led every lap of stage two in Saturday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway to collect his second-straight stage win.
Richard Childress Racing driver Daniel Hemric played catch-up for most of the day in Saturday’s Rinnai 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, but it paid off in the end with a top-10 finish.