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Harvick reflects on career after Atlanta win, honors Dale Earnhardt

A lot has changed in NASCAR in the 17 years since Kevin Harvick won his first career Cup race in 2001 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Chase Elliott: "We have a lot of work to do" after Atlanta showing

Chase Elliott couldn’t hide his disappointment following Sunday's Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500.

Harvick leads veteran charge at Atlanta Motor Speedway

The buzz surrounding the 2018 Monster Energy Cup Series has centered on NASCAR’s next generation.

Kevin Harvick takes dominant victory at Atlanta

After 17 years, the Closer finally sealed the deal again at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday.

Brad Keselowski takes Stage 2 win at Atlanta

With a solid pit stop, Brad Keselowski inherited the lead and held on over the final seven laps to win Stage 2 of the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday.

Kevin Harvick dominates Stage 1 at Atlanta

Kevin Harvick dominated Stage 1 of the Folds of Honor 500 by leading 64 of the first 85 laps at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Michael McDowell grateful for past, thankful for new opportunity

Michael McDowell can’t believe what a difference a year makes.

Moffitt takes wild Truck win at Atlanta after drama for Kyle Busch

When the New Year started, Hattori Racing wasn’t sure who would be driving the No. 16 AISIN Toyota Tundra.

Kevin Harvick cruises to the win in Atlanta Xfinity race

Kevin Harvick dominated the Rinnai 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday.

Ryan Newman leads final practice at Atlanta

The Rocketman appears to be back at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

John Hunter Nemechek makes his first laps in a Xfinity Series car

John Hunter Nemechek had never run a lap in an Xfinity Series car until Friday.

Truex's car chief ejected from Atlanta after inspection issues

Furniture Row Racing tested NASCAR’s tolerances on Friday—and failed.

Kyle Busch edges Ryan Newman for Atlanta Cup pole

Kyle Busch will start from pole position for the 28th time in his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup career this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Stenhouse tops first Atlanta Cup practice over Larson and Wallace

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. stopped the Bow-Tie Brigade at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday.

Who will be NASCAR's next generation of team owners?

There’s always a next generation of NASCAR drivers to fill the void as older competitors age out.

Kevin Harvick touts Bubba Wallace as NASCAR's next potential megastar

It’s a time-honored reality of sport that no one remembers who finishes second.

Less is more for Richard Childress Racing

It’s been a while since Richard Childress Racing’s engine department received rave reviews at NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series level.

Austin Dillon writes his Daytona 500 history – in permanent ink

After Austin Dillon won the Daytona 500, his “Wolfpack” howled at the moon until the sun came up on Monday.

Darrell Wallace Jr. picks up new sponsor for Atlanta race

Driving 101 will sponsor Darrell “Bubba” Wallace and the No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend in the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500.

Darrell Wallace Jr. in tears after runner-up result in first Daytona 500

Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. wasn't about to concede an inch, as he battled Denny Hamlin for a career-high second-place finish in the 2018 Daytona 500.

Almirola: "My heart is broken" after final-lap crash in Daytona 500

Aric Almirola led the white flag lap in the Daytona 500 on Sunday, but he never saw the finish of the race.

Daytona 500: Austin Dillon takes emotional win after chaotic last-lap

Austin Dillon brought the No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet back to Victory Lane for the Daytona 500 for the first time in 20 years.

Daytona 500: Wreck ends Stage 1 with Kurt Busch out front

Kurt Busch won the first stage of 2018 as a melee occurred behind him in Turn 3 coming to Lap 60 of the Daytona 500.

Cole Custer to make Cup debut at Las Vegas with RWR

Cole Custer will make his Monster Energy Cup Series debut at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, sources have told motorsport.com.

Could Darrell Wallace Jr. be the spark that Richard Petty needs?

Richard Petty’s glory days at Daytona International Speedway included seven wins in the Great American Race.

How a former Olympian is training Ford's rising NASCAR stars

Neither Cole Custer, Chase Briscoe nor Ty Majeski were born when Dan Jansen won the gold medal in the Men’s 1000-meter speed skating competition in the 1994 Winter Olympics at Hamar, Norway.

Hemric beats Larson to pole for Daytona Xfinity race

Daniel Hemric will start from the pole for Saturday’s PowerShares QQQ 300.

Daytona 500: Daniel Suarez completes sweep of Friday practices

Daniel Suarez established the fastest lap in Speedweeks practice with a speed of 203.179mph.

There was a method to Stenhouse's madness in his Daytona Duel race

There was very little apprehension in Ricky Stenhouse Jr.’s approach to the Can-Am Duels.

Daytona 500: Daniel Suarez leads Toyota trio in first Friday practice

Daniel Suarez led the third practice session for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on Friday.

Blaney picks the right dancing partner in his Daytona Duel

Ryan Blaney got by with a little help from his friend Bubba Wallace en route to his first Can-Am Duel win on Thursday.

Daytona 500: Ryan Blaney wins first Duel over Logano

Ryan Blaney won his first Can-Am Duel at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday.

Larry McReynolds reflects on Dale Earnhardt's historic Daytona 500 win

Larry McReynolds can’t believe it’s been 20 years since Dale Earnhardt won his one and only Daytona 500.

Suarez feels 2018 'will be much better' than rookie season

Ruben Garcia Jr., and Chase Cabre were hanging on Daniel Suarez’s every word.

Jeffrey Earnhardt to honor late grandfather with Daytona 500 helmet

Jeffrey Earnhardt was searching for the perfect way to honor his late grandfather Dale Earnhardt on the 20th anniversary of his winning the Daytona 500.

Jimmie Johnson isn't retiring anytime soon

Jimmie Johnson isn’t feeling pressure from NASCAR’s current youth movement.

Team 60: Roush Fenway Racing's triple threat

Mike Kelley is like an expectant father with triplets on the way.

Austin Dillon: "We've got something for the 500"

Until last July, Austin Dillon had finished his seven previous Cup starts at Daytona International Speedway virtually unscathed.

NAPA extends support of Chase Elliott and No. 9 team

NAPA Auto Parts will continue to support Chase Elliott’s racing efforts at Hendrick Motorsport through the 2020 Monster Energy Cup Series season.

JGR aims to continue Daytona success after strong qualifying effort

If there’s any indication of an even playing field in NASCAR qualifying for the Daytona 500 was a perfect example.

Keselowski wins Clash at Daytona in Penske 1-2

Brad Keselowski executed the perfect strategy in the Advance Auto Parts Clash on Sunday—stay out front to the finish.

Daytona 500: William Byron leads eventful pre-qualifying practice

William Byron led the final practice prior to the Can-Am Duels at Daytona International Speedway.

Daytona 500: Kyle Busch tops opening practice session

Kyle Busch posted the fastest lap in first practice for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday.

Success is the best revenge for Natalie Decker

Natalie Decker found a way to quiet her critics on Friday.

Ryan Blaney leads practice for the Clash at Daytona

Fords swept the top-four positions in the one-and-only practice for the Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday.

Pit crews face new challenges entering 2018 NASCAR season

How will the modern day NASCAR pit stop be orchestrated when the green flag falls on the Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona on Sunday afternoon?

NASCAR clarifies guidelines for at-track team rosters

NASCAR clarified the guidelines for the new team roster requirements on Thursday.

NASCAR releases stage lengths for 2018 season

NASCAR unveiled the 2018 stage lengths for the top three national tours on Wednesday.

Brett Moffitt joins Hattori Racing for 2018 NASCAR Truck season

Brett Moffitt will pilot the No. 16 AISIN Group Toyota Tundra for Hattori Racing Enterprises.

Kyle Busch wins Winter Showdown at Kern County Raceway

The NASCAR season hasn’t started yet but Kyle Busch already has a notch in the win column.

Jimmie Johnson and team roll on without car chief Ron Malec

When the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports team rolls down to Daytona International Speedway this week, they won't have their secret weapon.

NASCAR tweaks penalty system yet again

Pick a word, any word. just don’t pick the word “encumbered.”

JGR hires veteran crew chief Bootie Barker to oversee ARCA program

Joe Gibbs Racing has hired Robert “Bootie” Barker to oversee its ARCA Racing Series program with Riley Herbst.

Denny Hamlin on elusive Cup title: "It's not been a drag by any means"

Denny Hamlin is rapidly becoming the Rodney Dangerfield of NASCAR drivers—he gets no respect.