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Saturday February 28, 2015
  • Jeff Gordon takes a final spin at track that meant so much
  • HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) Jeff Gordon admired his latest retirement gift - a miniature race car for his two young children - and thanked the folks at Atlanta Motor Speedway for not going with the obvious choice.

  • Harvick wins Xfinity race at Atlanta for 3rd year in a row
  • HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) Kevin Harvick turned in another dominating performance Saturday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, holding off Daytona 500 winner Joey Logano in the Xfinity Series race.

  • Harvick pulls away from Logano for Atlanta XFINITY Series win
  • Kevin Harvick sped away from Joey Logano to win Saturday's NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

  • NASCAR XFINITY Series race results: Atlanta Motor Speedway
  • Get the full finishing order from Saturday afternoon's Hisense 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

  • Brad Keselowski's pole-winning time for truck race disallowed
  • Brad Keselowski thought he'd won the pole for Saturday afternoon's Camping World Truck Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway (5 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1).

  • Kevin Harvick wins Atlanta Happy Hour, loses engine, will drop to rear
  • Stewart-Haas Racing's Kevin Harvick has had a fast No. 4 Chevrolet all weekend long, topping the speed charts in Saturday's Sprint Cup Series final practice at Atlanta Motor Speedway with a lap at 191.054 mph.

  • Final Sprint Cup Series practice results: Atlanta Motor Speedway
  • Despite blowing an engine in his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevy, Kevin Harvick paced Saturday's final practice at Atlanta Motor Speedway, where NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers will compete in Sunday's Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500 (12:30 p.m. ET, live on FOX).

  • Little-known rookie driver Ray Black Jr. turning heads in Truck Series
  • With only seven previous NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts under his belt, rookie Ray Black Jr. was able to kick off the 2015 season in a big way last weekend at Daytona International Speedway.

  • PRESS RELEASE: Hisense forges deals with JGR, Charlotte Motor Speedway
  • Hisense, one of the world's leading consumer electronics manufacturers, announces sponsorship deals in the NASCAR XFINITY Series with Joe Gibbs Racing and Charlotte Motor Speedway.

  • Motorsports crime spree? They don't call it 'HOT-lanta' for nothin'
  • On top of Friday's Team Xtreme stolen NASCAR Sprint Cup car and a freak accident that left Denny Hamln's motorhome damaged in the infield at Atlanat Motor Speedway, more off-track action draws the attention of local police. They've been kept busy during this weekend that includes a Supercross event in the Atlanta-area in additon to a full slate of NASCAR races.

    Short Tracks


    Bristol_Motor_Speedway (70K) Short track racing, has often been associated with fairgrounds and similar venues, Short tracks is where stock car racing first got off the back roads and into organized and regulated competition. Many traditional fans and purists still see short track racing as the "real" NASCAR, because the lower speeds make "trading paint," where the bodies of the cars actually rub against one another, practical without a very high likelihood of serious accidents. In recent years, there has been a gradual push away from short track venues for Sprint Cup (the highest level of NASCAR) in favor of longer tracks. This is due to larger venues having accommodations for more fans.

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