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Sunday September 21, 2014
  • Connect Live: Vote now on today's 12 NASCAR questions
  • Connect Live: Fans can vote now on a series of 13 questions that will be asked on RaceDay.

  • Among the questions for Sylvania 300: Will Keselowski help Logano?
  • Jeff Hammond wonders, among other things, if Brad Keselowski would be willing to "give up a little" to help Team Penske brother Joey Logano clinch advancement into the next round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. The answer will come as today's Sylvania 300 unfolds at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

  • Gaughan snatches Nationwide win at Kentucky
  • SPARTA, Ky. (AP) Brendan Gaughan surged past rookies Chase Elliott and Ty Dillon in a wild three-wide run after a final restart for a hard-earned victory in Saturday night's 300-mile Nationwide Series race at Kentucky Speedway.

  • Long Gaughan: Veteran driver sets sail on young NNS guns to win Kentucky
  • Brendan Gaughan pulls away for his second Nationwide Series win of the season and of his career, after patiently watching and waiting for the right moment to make his move to the front as Ty Dillon and Chase Elliott battle for the lead in the final laps in Saturday night's race at Kentucky Speedway.

  • Ty Dillon takes Kentucky pole
  • SPARTA, Ky. (AP) Rookie Ty Dillon will start on the pole Saturday night in the 300-mile NASCAR Nationwide Series race after turning a lap at 175.690 mph in the No. 3 Chevrolet during the final round of qualifying at Kentucky Speedway.

  • Gordon spoils Keselowski's perfect weekend, looks for NHMS win
  • Jeff Gordon's No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet is the fastest in the final practice for Sunday's Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, spoiling Brad Keselowski's shot at a perfect weekend. Now Gordon would like to finish it off by winning the Sylvania 300 as well.

  • Custer youngest winner at 16 in NASCAR series
  • LOUDON, N.H. (AP) Cole Custer's first stand as a NASCAR winner landed him in the stock car record book.

  • Custer's first stand: 16-year-old youngest to win in NASCAR
  • Cole Custer, 16, powers past Matt Crafton on a late restart to win the Camping World Truck Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, becoming the youngest winner in NASCAR touring series history in the process.

  • Shane Hmiel's inspiring race to recovery, 10 years later
  • After NASCAR banned Shane Hmiel for life when the former Camping World Truck Series driver repeatedly violated its substance-abuse policy, he was involved in an open-wheel racing accident that left him in a wheelchair. By focusing on "progress, not perfection," his journey has led him to have a new appreciation for life.

  • Harvick dismisses wins as key to Cup title
  • LOUDON, N.H. (AP) Yes, even Dick Vitale has endorsed NASCAR's new tournament-style bracket to crown a champion.

    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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