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Friday October 24, 2014
  • Live from Talladega: The final race of Chase Contender Round
  • Follow all the action in the Geico 500 from Talladega Superspeedway in the final race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Contender Round. Keep track of all the drivers with live scoring updates and up-to-the-second tweets on RaceTrax.

  • Live from Talladega: Final race of Chase Contender Round
  • Follow all the action in the Geico 500 from Talladega Superspeedway on RaceTrax. Keep track of all the drivers trying to advance to the next round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup with live scoring updates and up-to-the-second tweets.

  • Chase scare: Keselowski suffers damage in first Talladega wreck
  • The No. 2 Team Penske Ford of driver Brad Keselowski suffers damage in the first wreck in Sunday's Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. He likely needs to win to advance into the next round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

  • Connect Live: Fans can vote now on 10 RaceDay questions
  • Connect Live: NASCAR fans can vote now on 10 RaceDay questions.

  • It's now or never for a number of drivers at Talladega
  • There's a rhythm to a typical NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekend that sets the tone for Sunday's race.

  • Earnhardt Jr., Johnson not focused on hooking up at 'Dega
  • Almost as predictable as the occurrence of "The Big One," it seems that whenever the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rolls into Talladega Superspeedway, teammates Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson almost inevitably end up working together in the draft.

  • Vickers wins pole in strange Talladega qualifying
  • TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) NASCAR's new qualifying format put Brian Vickers on the pole at Talladega Superspeedway but left many drivers angry and confused, and three full-time teams failed to make Sunday's race.

  • Photos: Closer look at the weekend unfolding at Talladega Superspeedway
  • Photos: From Sprint Cup practice and qualifying to the Camping World Truck Series race, there already has been plenty of excitement and unpredictable action at Talladega Superspeedway. And Sunday's Geico 500, the final race in the Contender Round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup, is yet to come.

  • Vickers grabs pole for all-important Talladega Chase Contender race
  • Brian Vickers grabs the pole for Sunday's Geico 500, the last race in the Contender Round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Defending Cup champion Jimmie Johnson qualifies second at Talladega Superspeedway.

  • Timothy Peters wins Truck Series race at Talladega
  • TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) Timothy Peters picked up his first NASCAR Truck Series victory of the season Saturday by holding off the field on a two-lap sprint to the finish at Talladega Superspeedway.

    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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