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Thursday November 27, 2014
  • Daytona's UNOH 'Battle At The Beach' discontinued
  • The Daytona Rising reconstruction of Daytona International Speedway means the fabled 2.5-mile track will not host the K&N Pro Series East and NASCAR Whelen All-American Series races on a backstretch short-track course as it has in each of the last two seasons.

  • Toyota teams, particularly MWR, look to turn it around
  • Jeff Hammond says that 2014 obviously was a struggle for all the Sprint Cup teams who drove a Toyota. He thinks they'll get it turned around in 2015, but admits that Michael Waltrip Racing, in particular, has a long road to travel.

  • Things from '14 season that NASCAR fans should appreciate
  • The just-concluded 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season was one of the most thrilling in recent memory, with great racing from start to finish.

  • Larry Mac: What's the perfect age for a Sprint Cup champion?
  • With a number of drivers winning championships into their late-30s and even 40s, Larry McReynolds weighs in on his perfect age for a Sprint Cup driver.

  • Like father, like son? Junior and his dad share same taste in crew chiefs
  • Larry McReynolds ponders the relationship that Dale Earnhardt Jr. expects to have with his new crew chief, Greg Ives, and compares Junior's taste in crew chiefs with Dale Jr.'s dad. And McReynolds should know because he used to be the elder Earnhardt's crew chief. 

  • Will 2015 be Danica Patrick's final season in Sprint Cup?
  • With 2014 bringing Danica Patrick her highest finish in NASCAR, Jeff Hammond weighs in on what she needs to be a more competitive Sprint Cup driver.‚Äč

  • Kurt Busch wins delay of Delaware court hearing
  • DOVER, Del. (AP) A Delaware family court commissioner has granted NASCAR driver Kurt Busch's request to delay a hearing on a protection from abuse petition filed by his ex-girlfriend.

  • Exclusive: Jimmie Johnson talks kids, disappointment, White House
  • Six-time Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson spends most of his time at the track focused on going fast in his familiar No. 48 car. But the Hendrick Motorsports driver carved out a few minutes during the fall race weekend at Phoenix International Raceway to talk with FOXSports.com NASCAR writer Jared Turner about parenthood, how he stays calm under pressure, where he would like to visit and much more.

  • Dale Jr.'s Daytona 500 win kicked off season of amazing moments
  • I felt like we went into the 2014 season with a lot of changes, a lot of opportunity while at the same time, a lot of unknowns.

  • Austin Dillon to run majority of Xfinity Series races with Rheem
  • Two-time series champion Austin Dillon will return to the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2015 while running the "majority" of the season with sponsor Rheem on board. 

    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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