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Thursday April 17, 2014
  • Wallace showing improvement in Truck Series
  • Darrell Wallace Jr. was the first black driver to win a NASCAR race since the 1960s when he took the checkered flag in a Truck Series race at Martinsville last year.

  • Trouble in the camp: Joe Gibbs Racing drivers seeking speed
  • A look at Joe Gibbs Racing reveals that the normally powerful organization has largely struggled over the first eight races. The same is true for Toyota as a whole, Larry Mac opines.

  • Growing pains: Kwasniewski plodding through first Nationwide season
  • The two-time NASCAR K&N Pro Series champ began his Nationwide Series career by winning the pole and finishing eighth at Daytona. But since that February weekend, reality has come calling.

  • VP of multicultural development leaving NASCAR
  • NASCAR announced today that Marcus Jadotte, vice president of public affairs and multicultural development, will be leaving the organization.

  • Darlington Teardown: Taking the high line around the Lady in Black
  • The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series raced at Darlington Raceway last weekend.

  • Larry Mac's notebook: Who needs NASCAR's off weekend?
  • Larry McReynolds discusses the drivers that are ready for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series off weekend.

  • Roller coaster ride: Hammond discusses Harvick's up and down 2014
  • Jeff Hammond discusses Kevin Harvick's up and down 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.

  • Point to prove: Motivation a big factor in Harvick's early success
  • The driver nicknamed 'Happy' has won two of the season's first eight races with his new team at Stewart-Haas Racing. Is this the year he silences his critics and wins an elusive first championship?

  • Sprint Cup Series qualifying at Talladega to air on FOX
  • NASCAR ramped up its pre-race excitement level for the 2014 season, making qualifying more relevant and much more entertaining by introducing a highly competitive "knockout" system, beginning with 43-plus race cars on the track at the same time at tracks 1.25 miles or longer.

  • Photos: Biggest crashes of the 2014 NASCAR season ... so far
  • The Sprint Cup Series is off this week. Take a look back at the biggest crashes of the 2014 season ... so far. 

    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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