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Monday October 20, 2014
  • Keselowski keeps title hopes alive at Talladega
  • TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) Brad Keselowski packed a punch on the track, the only place that mattered after a controversial week.

  • Johnson, Earnhardt fail to advance for Hendrick
  • TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) Jimmie Johnson was a solemn spectator for Brad Keselowski's post-race celebration after a disappointing day that saw three Hendrick Motorsports drivers eliminated from championship contention.

  • Moving on: Keselowski defies odds to win 'Dega, advance in Chase
  • Brad Keselowski gets the win he needs at Talladega to advance to the next round in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. It's his series-high sixth win of the season, as defending champion Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. are among those eliminated.

  • Jimmie Johnson on being out of Chase: 'We went down swinging'
  • There will be no succcessful defense of his 2013 Sprint Cup championship, no record-tying seventh career title for Jimmie Johnson this season. He's eliminated from the 2014 Chase for the Sprint Cup after a finish of 24th in Sunday's Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.

  • Breaking down the Chase Eliminator Round after Talladega
  • After a wild and contentious day at Talladega Superspeedway, Tom Jensen breaks down the eight drivers that advanced to the Eliminator Round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. 

  • Win and advance: Keselowski scores must-win victory at Talladega
  • 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.

  • Late-race wreck ends Earnhardt Jr.'s championship quest
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. entered Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway in need of a victory in order to advance in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, but a late-race wreck ended his championship hopes. 

  • Newman slips into Eliminator Round of Chase, fails post-race inspection
  • Ryan Newman uses fifth-place finish in Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway to advance into the next round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. But he could face penalties after his car was deemed to be too low on both sides during post-race inspection.

  • Newman could face penalties after car too low in post-race inspection
  • Ryan Newman's No. 31 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet is ruled too low on both sides by NASCAR during post-race inspection at Talladega Superspeedway following Sunday's Geico 500. He could face penalties that might prevent him from advancing to the next round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

    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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