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Friday February 12, 2016
  • Brian France addresses Wood Brothers' exclusion from chartered teams
  • What does NASCAR's chairman and CEO have to say about the Wood Brothers not receiving a charter?

  • Results: Final practice for the Sprint Unlimited at Daytona
  • See the full results from Friday's final practice for Saturday night's Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway.

  • The Joy of NASCAR: A conversation with FOX Sports' Mike Joy
  • FOX Sports Florida's Paul Kennedy chats with NASCAR on FOX announcer Mike Joy ahead of the Daytona 500 and the start of the 2016 NASCAR season.

  • 5 things learned on an unusually active first day back at the track
  • We count down five interesting things we learned on Friday at Daytona International Speedway, where Sprint Cup drivers hit the track for the first time since November

  • Practice 1 results for Sprint Unlimited at Daytona
  • Cars for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series were finally back on track during Friday's opening practice for this Saturday night's Sprint Unlimited non-points race. Check out results from the first practice here.

  • Recovered and ready to race, Vickers set for Daytona return
  • DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Brian Vickers might have been more easily found on TV this week pitching a blood-thinning drug instead of practicing for the Daytona 500.

  • Photos: Daytona comes to life with Sprint Cup Series cars
  • The lengthy national nightmare is over. Sprint Cup Series cars and drivers have convened at Daytona International Speedway for Speedweeks 2016. Check out a few scenes from around the garage on Friday at The World Center of Racing.

  • HScott Motorsports leases charter to secure ride for Annett
  • DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) HScott Motorsports has leased a charter from Premium Motorsports to secure a ride for Michael Annett for the 2016 season.

  • NASCAR's new charter system shuts out storied Wood Brothers
  • DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) It's been 10 years since the Wood Brothers completed a full NASCAR season, and they stopped trying to make it to the track each week in 2009.

  • Starting lineup is set for Saturday's season-opening exhibition
  • It was the luck of a random draw, but perhaps it is going to be that kind of season for Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet team. Johnson is set to lead Saturday's Sprint Unlimited field to green.

    Atlanta Motor Speedway


    Atlanta Motor Speedway Atlanta Motor Speedway, is not only one of the driver's favorite tracks on the circuit it is one of the most fan-friendly tracks as well. Atlanta Motor Speedway was constructed in 1960 on 870 acres in Hampton, GA. about 25 miles south of Alanta. At the end of the 1996 NASCAR season the Atlanta Motor Speedway underwent a track reconfiguration turning the track from a intermediate oval into a quad oval. The speedway was flipped the frontstretch was turned into the backstretch and the new frontstretch was turned into the quad-oval shape that it is today.

    Track Info

    Track Address: 1500 Highway 19 & 41 S.
    Hampton, GA. 30228
    (770) 946-4211
    Offical Web Site: AtlantaMotorSpeedway.com
    Track Shape: Quad-Oval
    Track Length: 1.54 miles
    Front Stretch Length: 2,332 feet
    Back Stretch Length: 1,800 feet
    Banking: 24° Turns
    5° Frontstretch
    5° Backstretch
    Seating Capacity: 124,000
    First Winner: Fireball Roberts (1960)
    Most Wins: Dale Earnhardt (9)
    Lap Record: Geoffrey Bodine; 197.47 mph (28.074 sec)

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