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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.

Alex Labbe continues solid start to full-time Xfinity Series season

Reigning NASCAR Pinty’s Series champion shows strong Daytona run was no fluke as he scores top-20 finish in first race at challenging 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.

NASCAR reviewing pit gun failures, wants to "get it right"

NASCAR officials will review the incidents with pit gun malfunctions during Sunday’s Monster Energy Cup Series race at Atlanta.

Problems surface with NASCAR-mandated pit guns at Atlanta

There were no glaring issues with NASCAR’s new pit guns or procedures in the season-opening Daytona 500 but Sunday was a different story.

Harvick leads veteran charge at Atlanta Motor Speedway

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

Clint Bowyer on third-place at Atlanta: "That's what it takes"

Clint Bowyer remains without his first victory with Stewart-Haas Racing but he may have found something just as valuable in Sunday’s race – consistently fast speed.

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.

NASCAR Cup Atlanta starting lineup in pictures

Take a look at the complete starting lineup for the Fold of Honors QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

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.

Five things to watch for in the Atlanta Truck race

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns to action Saturday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, the second race of the 2018 season.

Five things to watch for in the Atlanta Xfinity Series race

Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway is the second of the 2018 season but there will be several new faces.

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.

Martin Truex Jr.: "Atlanta will test my title defense bid"

Reigning NASCAR Cup champion Martin Truex Jr. says this weekend’s Atlanta race will help determine how competitive he will be in 2018.

Alex Labbe confident for Atlanta challenge

Victoriaville, Québec’s Alex Labbe drove a solid race on the Daytona superspeedway this past weekend and confesses he’s ready for a new challenge in Atlanta.

Japanese driver Akinori Ogata to compete in Atlanta Truck race

Japanese driver Akinori Ogata will compete in the Atlanta NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race for the second consecutive season.

Upon review, Harvick's Atlanta pit road issues could have been worse

After a post-race review, Kevin Harvick discovered that the late-race pit road speeding penalty that cost him a win last week at Atlanta could have come at any time during the race.

Cup rookie Erik Jones was glad to get "settled in" at Atlanta

After a rough start to the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season in Daytona, Erik Jones was ready to get “settled in” for the rest of the season.

Penske says addition of SHR to Ford camp "makes us better"

Team owner Roger Penske believes the addition of Stewart-Haas Racing to the Ford camp this season has made the manufacturer’s NASCAR contingent stronger, including his own organization.

Matt Kenseth found plenty of speed Sunday - on pit road

Matt Kenseth had plenty of speed in Sunday’s race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, but he showed it in the wrong places.

Kyle Larson just misses out on Atlanta win

Kyle Larson’s California cool masked any disappointment he felt for the one that got away.

Kasey Kahne leaves Atlanta as the top-finishing Hendrick driver

Kasey Kahne wasn’t a player in the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 until the closing laps at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Victory slips away from Harvick at Atlanta: "It's my own doing today"

Kevin Harvick feels a little “snake bitten” at Atlanta Motor Speedway of late. Who can blame him?

Brad Keselowski wins Atlanta after late-race drama

Kevin Harvick was the class of the field at Atlanta Motor Speedway — but a late race speeding penalty provided Brad Keselowski with the break he needed to win the race.

Harvick remains untouchable in Stage 2 at Atlanta

Kevin Harvick won Stage 2 of the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 on Sunday with a lead of 7.1-seconds over Chase Elliott.

Harvick dominates first stage at Atlanta

Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 polesitter Kevin Harvick led all but three laps in Stage 1 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday.

Five drivers to watch in Atlanta Cup race

Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 could be one of the last, great races at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

NASCAR Xfinity winner Kyle Busch faces "encumbered finish" penalty

Saturday’s Xfinity Series winner Kyle Busch failed post-race inspection and his Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 Toyota team could face penalties for an “encumbered finish.”

Christopher Bell sweeps all three stages in Atlanta Truck win

Christopher Bell became the first driver to sweep all three stages of a NASCAR race.

Kyle Busch takes NASCAR Xfinity win at Atlanta

Kyle Busch picked up in the NASCAR Xfinity Series this season right where he left off in the last one.

Chase Elliott tops final NASCAR Cup practice at Atlanta

Georgia native Chase Elliott set the pace in Happy Hour at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday with a lap of 188.015mph.

Dale Jr. says he's already "overachieved" this weekend at Atlanta

Starting 12th in Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race may not sound exciting, but Dale Earnhardt Jr. believed he “overachieved.”

Suarez leaning on JGR teammates and Edwards ahead of Atlanta Cup debut

Coming off of the 2016 Xfinity championship, rookie Daniel Suarez didn’t get the debut he was hoping for in last Sunday’s Daytona 500.

Harvick edges Newman for Atlanta pole

Clearly, Stewart-Haas Racing’s changeover from Chevrolet to Ford is going quite well.

Edwards back at the track, bringing his helmet and suit "just in case"

Carl Edwards returned to Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday as a spectator but he did bring his helmet and driver suit … just in case.

NASCAR Roundtable - Recapping Daytona and previewing Atlanta

NASCAR writers Lee Spencer, Jim Utter, News Manager Nick DeGroot along with NASCAR PR Manager Tim Southers will tackle questions each week. This week we're getting ready for the tripleheader at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

After Daytona crash, Crafton looks for redemption at Atlanta

Coming off of Turn 2 with the race lead, Matt Crafton was just about ready to give himself the NextEra Energy Resources 250 trophy last Friday night.

Chase Elliott scores strong finish, but "wore out" after tough Atlanta race

Chase Elliott began his first season in the Sprint Cup Series winning the pole for the Daytona 500 but wrecking out early in the race. This weekend was just as tough, but Elliott was rewarded this time with a strong finish.

Dale Jr. believes Dale Sr. "would have thought the world of" Jimmie Johnson

Team owner Rick Hendrick never thought he’d see the day when one of his drivers earn 76 victories — let alone two.

Kenseth knocked out of contention while oblivious to NASCAR penalty

Matt Kenseth appeared to have a car capable of contending for the win Sunday but was oblivious to a controversy over a NASCAR penalty on a pit stop and ended up getting black-flagged.

Johnson takes Atlanta victory, matching Dale Earnhardt's win record

At a track where Dale Earnhardt won nine times, Jimmie Johnson picked up his fifth win at Atlanta Motor Speedway and his 76th career Sprint Cup victory to tie the seven-time champion for seventh on the all-time win list.

John Hunter Nemechek wins in rough and wild finish at Atlanta

This time, John Hunter Nemechek got to celebrate his victory in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

Kyle Busch checks off another win on his Xfinity Series 'to do' list

There isn’t much Kyle Busch hasn’t accomplished in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, but he was able to check another item off that very short list on Saturday.

Denny Hamlin leads final Sprint Cup practice at Atlanta

One day after Denny Hamlin nearly lost control of the No. 11 Fed Ex Toyota at Atlanta Motor Speedway in first practice, he recovered with the fastest lap in Happy Hour — 172.640 mph (29.419-sec.).

Analysis: How Kyle Busch’s “perfectly legal” pole car failed tech

Kyle Busch's crew chief Adam Stevens explains why the pole-winning Sprint Cup car failed post-session tech in Atlanta.

Kurt Busch inherits Atlanta pole as brother Kyle has time disallowed

The Busch brothers — both absent from Atlanta Motor Speedway last season — battled for the pole with the current Sprint Cup champ edging his elder sibling by just 0.013-second.

Kyle Larson tops lone Friday Cup practice

Kyle Larson posted the fastest lap in first practice with the new low downforce car at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday.

NASCAR debuts lower downforce aero package at Atlanta

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series introduced today its lower downforce 2016 aerodynamics package for the Sprint Cup cars.

Ty Dillon plans to "surprise some people" filling in for Tony Stewart

Ty Dillon is honored to fill in for the injured Tony Stewart but he also plans to make the most of the opportunity this weekend to drive Stewart-Haas Racing’s No. 14 Chevrolet.


Sprint Cup stars should not be used as crash test dummies.

Kevin Harvick settles for second

Harvick led the most laps at Atlanta but ended up one restart away from the win.

Earnhardt enjoys his second podium in 2015

Dale Earnhardt Jr. delivers a solid third-place finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway - his best finished at the track since 2008.