Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 2018 Atlanta Race Info
The 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series moves to Atlanta Motor Speedway for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 on Sunday, February 25th. Green flag approx. 2:16pm/et.
Atlanta Race Information.
Entry List for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway is posted, 36 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
Some of the drivers entered include: #15-Ross Chastain, #23-Gaulding, #51-Harrison Rhodes, #72-Whitt.
Since only 36 cars are entered, all drivers will make the race.
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Habitat for Humanity featured on the #95 at Atlanta
Habitat for Humanity has partnered with Procore Technologies and will be LFR's charity of choice throughout the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) season.
Antron Brown to drive pace car at Las Vegas
In addition two-time NHRA Funny Car World Champion Matt Hagan and five-time Top Fuel event winner Leah Pritchett will be part of the race-day festivities at 1.5-mile speedway.
NASCAR National Series News & Notes -- Atlanta
A look at many news, notes, and story lines for the all three series as they head to Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Facebook Watch to take viewers behind the scenes of Bubba Wallace's run in the DAYTONA 500
The final episodes of 'Behind the Wall: Bubba Wallace' premiere on February 22.
Cole Custer to make Monster Energy NASCAR Cup debut at Las Vegas
Rick Ware Racing has confirmed that he will drive the #51 Ford in the Pennzoil 400.
BK Racing’s charter guarantees it a minimum of $2.9 million for competing in all the races, according to an affidavit filed by a Union Bank & Trust executive as part of recent litigation. The affidavit states BK Racing would earn more than $200,000 for the Daytona 500 and an average minimum of $75,000 for 36 other events throughout the year. It is not clear if that assumes a particular race finish or a last-place finish in every event. NASCAR no longer releases driver earnings following each race, but a $2.9 million base would be fairly consistent with a team 35th in points (drivers who finished between 33rd and 36th in 2015 earned $2.9-$3.2 million). NASCAR would not comment on the accuracy of the bank’s estimates.
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2018 MENCS Team Chart
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A Georgia man has dropped a $500 million racial discrimination lawsuit that claimed NASCAR rebuffed his efforts to launch programs and a race team to help with NASCAR's diversity efforts. According to Terrance Cox’s notice of voluntary dismissal, he dropped the lawsuit in exchange for NASCAR’s agreement not to seek fees, expenses or sanctions against him. NASCAR statement: “From the very outset, Terrence Cox’s allegations were baseless publicity stunts without any merit or factual backing. We are not surprised that Mr. Cox has chosen to drop this matter and we remain committed to providing a working environment that promotes diversity, equality and respect for one another in everything we do.” Cox and his attorney both declined comment.
Premium Motorsports to rotate crew chiefs
Pat Tryson and Todd Parrott will lead the team on a rotating schedule.
Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Folds of Honor QuickTrip 500
A look at some of the top statistical performers and top-10 driver ratings at Atlanta.
NASCAR Related Racing Birthdays
21 NASCAR founded, J.D. Gibbs, Kevin Swindell, Ben Rhodes, Jim Reed, Gene Comstock, Cannonball Brown, Jimmy Thompson, Dave Terrell, Gary Sain, Wayne Jacks, Sean Corr
Smithfield to sponsor six races at Richard Petty Motorsports
Smithfield will let its key grocery partners use the primary space.
E.E. Ward Moving & Storage to be associate sponsor on the No. 43 at Atlanta
The oldest black-owned business in the U.S. will support Bubba Wallace during Black History Month.
David Ragan to make 400th NASCAR Cup Series start
Some long-time fans will also be in Atlanta to mark the milestone. Ragan recently reread some fan mail he'd saved from 2006, his rookie year. He decided to contact some of those fans and invite them to the Atlanta race to help him celebrate his career.
Goodyear Fast Facts -- Atlanta
See tire codes, pressures, set limits and more for all races at Atlanta.
Austin Dillon honored at Daytona Champion's Breakfast
The magic of Sunday night carried over to Monday morning at Daytona International Speedway, with 2018 DAYTONA 500 champion Austin Dillon honored at the annual Champion's Breakfast.
Austin Dillon's Daytona 500 victory is an extended family affair
If Austin Dillon's No. 3 Richard Childress Racing team decided to steal a page from the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates, it would be entirely appropriate. The theme song of the world champion Pirates was "We Are Family,"
Talladega Superspeedway offers special "33% off" race-week pricing
The special 33% off option, which pays tribute to Talladega's all-time winning car No. 3, is for a limited time only.
NASCAR Television Listings
Television listings for the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series, XFINITY Series, and Camping World Truck Series
Driver appearances and autograph sessions
Daytona 500 overnight TV ratings
Fox earned an updated 5.3 fast national rating for the Daytona 500.
NASCAR Racing Experience to sponsor Bubba Wallace at Atlanta
For the first time, the NASCAR Racing Experience badge and racing graphics will be featured on the hood and body of a race car in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
Last-lap pass gives Austin Dillon dramatic Daytona 500 victory
Ten of the 40 drivers who started the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series' season-opening event finished on the lead lap in a race that featured eight cautions and three massive wrecks that eliminated many of the strongest cars in the field.
The Daytona 500 winning No. 3 car of Austin Dillon has a new home — as part of a display for tours at Daytona International Speedway. The Richard Childress Racing team will have its picture taken by the car — and the blown tire from the burnout — later this morning.
Daytona Commercial Breakdown
For those of you NASCAR fans that like stats and love to hate commercials, here is the breakdown for Sunday's race.
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 2018 Daytona Race Info
Austin Dillon won the Daytona 500. Bubba Wallace finished second.
Daytona Race Information.
Austin Dillon won the Daytona 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway. The win is his 1st win at Daytona and 2nd career win. He got into the rear of #10-Aric Almirola on the final lap. Almirola had taken the white flag as the leader but finished 11th. Dillon led only the final lap. The race ended after one attempt at NASCAR overtime.
#43-Wallace finished 2nd, his best career finish, followed by #11-Hamlin, #22-Logano, #37-Buescher, #21-Menard, #12-Blaney, #31-Newman, #34-McDowell, and #47-Allmendinger.
#12-Blaney dominated most of the race, leading 114 laps, but was involved in an accident with 2 laps to go that shuffled him back in the pack.
Pole sitter #88-Bowman ran up front most of the day but was caught in the accident with 2 laps to go and finished 17th.
Stage 1 was won by #41-Busch, finished 26th.
Stage 2 was won by #12-Blaney, finished 7th.
There were 24 lead changes among 14 drivers and 8 cautions for 37 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 150.545mph.
2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Driver Chase Standings:
updated by NASCAR to include points from the Duels
[after Daytona, race 1 of 36]
#3-Austin Dillon [1 win], 47
#12-Ryan Blaney, 58
#22-Joey Logano, 50, -8
#43-Darrell Wallace Jr., 47, -11
#21-Paul Menard, 42, -12
#34-Michael McDowell, 39, -19
#11-Denny Hamlin, 37, -21
#31-Ryan Newman, 34, -24
#10-Aric Almirola, 33, -25
#37-Chris Buescher, 33, -25
#6-Trevor Bayne, 31, -27
#78-Martin Truex Jr., 30, -28
#88-Alex Bowman, 29, -29
#14-Clint Bowyer, 29, -29
#47-AJ Allmendinger, 28, -30
#41-Kurt Busch, 28 ,-30
Daytona 500 Info
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Tyler Reddick inches past Elliott Sadler for five-overtime NASCAR XFINITY win
In a day race that ended under the lights, with the closest margin of victory in NASCAR history, Tyler Reddick finished Saturday's PowerShares QQQ 300 less than three inches ahead of JR Motorsports teammate Elliott Sadler.
Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr. races to historical and emotional second-place finish in Daytona 500
Not two minutes after Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr. sat down in the Daytona media center to field questions about his historic and dramatic runner-up finish in the Daytona 500, his mom Desiree came toward the podium and he stood up to embrace her.
Sunday Daytona Notebook
Aric Almirola's Daytona 500 winning bid ends in Turn 3 wreck; Kurt Busch comes close to second straight Daytona 500 victory; Ryan Blaney comes up empty after dominating performance.
An emotional Danica Patrick bids farewell to NASCAR
There was no mistaking the love. Danica Patrick got one of the largest applauses when introduced for Sunday's Daytona 500 - her last NASCAR race - and then made her ceremonial lap around Daytona International Speedway.
Mitch Covington, who handles sports sponsorships for Monster Energy, said no decision yet on whether to extend the Cup Series sponsorship for 2019-20. He said anything is possible, no set deadline to make a decision.
Axalta returns as official sponsor of NASCAR
Axalta's relationship with the sanctioning body dates to 1996, when it became an Official Partner, a partnership that spanned 17 years.
David Gilliland believes his start Sunday in the Daytona 500 will be his last Daytona 500. The 41-year-old driver, who sat on the pole in 2007 and finished third in 2011, has not competed in the event since 2015 to focus on building a late model team to help develop his son, Todd. Gilliland, who drove a Kyle Busch Motorsports truck Friday night, will drive for Ricky Benton Racing in the Daytona 500: "It will probably be my last one. … We're focusing on our [racing] business and growing it. You drive something like this [truck], it spoils you. Opportunities for a 41-year-old guy to drive that [good] stuff are few and far between."
Bankruptcy aside, BK Racing vows full season
BK Racing, which will field a car for Gray Gaulding in Sunday's Daytona 500 despite filing for bankruptcy on Thursday, will run the entire 2018 NASCAR Cup Series schedule, owner Ron Devine said Friday.
GEICO signs extension with Germain Racing
The deal extends the team's partnership through at least 2020.
Hamlin says he was joking on Adderall usage
After Denny Hamlin said on a podcast Friday that 70 percent of drivers use Adderall or similar medicines to help them focus, he said he was joking. Hamlin met with NASCAR officials Friday afternoon and does not face any disciplinary measures.
ESPN Stats 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season preview
Things to know and top story lines for the 2018 season.
Harrison Rhodes to make Cup debut at Atlanta
He will drive the #51 for Rick Ware Racing.
2018 Daytona 500 NASCAR Cup Paint Schemes
2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Daytona 500 Paint Schemes
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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series moves to Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday, February 25. Scheduled green flag approx. 2:18pm/et. Get all the information, times, TV info, weather, odds and updates here.
Sunday, February 25, 2018; Stages at laps: 85/170/325; green flag scheduled 2:16pm/et, TV=Fox
36 teams entered.
Friday, February 23, 11:35am-12:55pm/et, TV-FS1
Friday, February 23 at 5:15 pm/et, TV-FS1
Saturday, February 24, 12:00 pm - 1:20 pm/et, TV-FS1
Sunday, February 18. Stages end at laps: 60/120/200; green flag scheduled for 3:05pm/et; TV=Fox
40 cars entered.
#18-Busch fastest at 199.743 followed by #11-Hamlin and #19-Suarez.
#24-Byron was fastest at 201.681mph followed by #17-Stenhouse, Jr.
#88-Bowman won the pole for the Daytona 500. Hamlin will start second. Round by round qualifying results.
#21-Ryan Blaney won, #22-Logano was second.
#9-Elliott won, #4-Harvick finished second.
Top 5 starters in the Daytona 500 will be #88-Bowman, #11-Hamlin, #21-Blaney, #9-Elliott, and #22-Logano.
#19-Suarez was fastest; #11-Hamlin was second.
#19-Suarez, #31-Newman and #34-McDowell were fastest.
#43-Wallace was fastest; #19-Suarez was second.
#3-Austin Dillon wins the Daytona 500; Bubba Wallace finishes 2nd.
After Speedweeks, #12-Blaney is the points leader, 8 points ahead of #22-Logano.
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