NASCAR Cup Series News & Notes – Atlanta Motor Speedway

Originally called Atlanta International Raceway, the track was then a 1.5-mile paved speedway, located in Hampton Georgia. The first NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta was on July 31, 1960 and won by Fireball Roberts from the pole position. Over the years the track underwent several changes. It was re-measured to 1.522 miles in the spring of 1970. It was renamed Atlanta Motor Speedway in 1990. And then the track layout was reversed, and the track was re-configured to 1.54 miles between the two races in 1997.

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NBC Sports Presents IMSA 12 Hours Of Sebring This Saturday, Beginning At 10 A.M. ET On NBCSN

STAMFORD, Conn. – March 17, 2021 – This Saturday, NBC Sports will present the 12 Hours of Sebring from Sebring International Raceway, beginning at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN. The IMSA endurance race features a collection of racing superstars from across the world including Jimmie Johnson, Scott Dixon, Alexander Rossi, Juan Pablo Montoya, Simon Pagenaud, Sebastien Bourdais and Kevin Magnussen, among others.

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The Artist & The Athlete Ep 4 Features NASCAR legend Jimmie Johnson + The Avett Brothers!

Episode 4 of The Artist And The Athlete podcast, hosted by veteran sportscaster Lindsay Czarniak is now available! Episode four features a fascinating conversation between NASCAR legend Jimmie Johnson and American folk rock band group, The Avett Brothers.

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NASCAR Cup Series News & Notes – Phoenix Raceway

Under the warm, dry desert sun and amidst the cacti in the Estrella Mountains sits a gem of a facility known as Phoenix Raceway, and this weekend it sets the stage for the NASCAR Cup Series competitors to do battle on its 1-mile track for the 50th-time in series history.

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NASCAR Cup Series News & Notes – Las Vegas Motor Speedway

The NASCAR Cup Series 2021 season has started off with three different winners in as many races with Michael McDowell (Daytona 500), Christopher Bell (Daytona Road Course) and William Byron (Homestead-Miami) all celebrating in Victory Lane.

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Surprise Peformances Shake Up Early NASCAR Cup Standings

It’s just two races but it’s never too early to start counting championship points towards the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. The season has opened with back-to-back first-time winners in Michael McDowell and Christopher Bell, meaning there are just 14 positions remaining in the Field of 16, with two teams that didn’t qualify last year already punching their ticket.

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Dale Earnhardt Legend, Legacy Explored in New ESPN E60 Documentary

Twenty years ago, the world of racing lost one of its biggest stars when Dale Earnhardt died during a crash on the last lap of the Daytona 500. In a new special, ESPN’s E60 will take viewers back to that fateful day to explore the legacy of Dale Earnhardt and the effect his loss has had on the sport of NASCAR, including safety improvements to cars and racetracks

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Interesting Tidbits for Tuesday’s Historical Busch Clash At DAYTONA Road Course

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 8, 2021) – Tuesday night’s 43rd Annual Busch Clash At DAYTONA will mark the first time that the iconic event will be held on the iconic DAYTONA Road course under the lights, and will continue a long history of incredible moments.

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No. 96 Bass Pro Shops/Black Rifle Coffee Toyota: Ty Dillon Daytona 500

Ty Dillon, the 28-year-old from Lewisville, North Carolina, will make his 163rd career NASCAR Cup Series start upon qualifying for The Great American Race. He’ll drive the No. 96 Bass Pro Shops/Black Rifle Coffee Company Toyota Camry, marking his first points-paying start behind the wheel of a Toyota.

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Alex Bowman – New Number, Same Team

NEW NUMBER, SAME TEAM: Alex Bowman will have a new car number and a new primary sponsor beginning in 2021. In October, Hendrick Motorsports announced the move of Bowman and crew chief Greg Ives to the storied No. 48 Chevrolet with full-season support from Ally. Bowman will continue working with his playoff-contending road crew and pit crew from the 2020 season, including veteran car chief Austin Konetski.

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