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In 12 starts at Michigan, Juan Pablo Montoya has completed 2,261 laps out of 2,410 laps possible or 93.8%.

He has earned three top-10 finishes and has an average starting and finishing position of 18.3 and 22.2, respectively. Montoya’s highest start is third (fall 2009) and highest finish is sixth (spring 2009).-Earnhardt Ganassi Racing
Wed, Jun 12, 2013 09:36:00 PM

Ross Chastain has made two previous Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series starts and has not yet finished within two laps of the leader.

Chastain’s two starts last year came at Dover International Speedway, which is one of the toughest tracks to remain on the lead lap. He finished three laps down in the spring with a 20th and was 52 laps behind in the fall. Atlanta Motor Speedway will be equally challenging and he is recommended only if one needs a bargain basement option.
Feb 23 - 10:29 AM

Joey Logano entered last year’s GoBowling.com 400 at Kansas Speedway with five consecutive results of sixth or better on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks, but an accident in that race practically stopped him in his tracks.

Logano finished 37th at Kansas and went on to finish outside the top 20 in four of his next six races on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile courses. He failed to earn another top-five on this track type and that factors into his handicap as much as the sixth he scored at Atlanta Motor Speedway last spring.
Feb 23 - 10:27 AM

Kurt Busch has back-to-back top-10s to his credit at Atlanta Motor Speedway, with a seventh last spring and a fourth in 2016.

Another reason to think of Busch as a starter this week is because of his second at Kansas Speedway last fall and a ninth at Texas Motor Speedway—two tracks similarly configured to Atlanta. However, he also finished outside the top 10 five times in 10 starts on this course type and that makes him an iffy proposition.
Feb 23 - 10:26 AM

Harrison Rhodes will make his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut this week in the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Rick Ware’s No. 51.

Rhodes has made 84 Xfinity starts with two top-10s to his credit, but none of them have come on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks. His best effort on this course type was a 22nd and Charlotte Motor Speedway last fall. He finished 24th at Atlanta last spring in the second series.
Feb 23 - 10:24 AM

Brad Keselowski enters the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 as the defending winner of the race, but he faded late in the year.

After Kez won at Atlanta Motor Speedway, he posted three more similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track results of sixth or better. A pair of accidents at Charlotte Motor Speedway and Kentucky Speedway in the summer seemed to rob him of his momentum in the fall, however, and he had just two more top-10s after that streak.
Feb 23 - 10:20 AM

JJL Motorsports secured a partnership with the Wings Over North Georgia Air Show for Saturday afternoon's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Active Pest Control 200 benefiting Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Saturday's race will mark Jesse Little's 14th career NCWTS race and first at Atlanta's 1.5-mile speedway. JJL will also debut their manufacturer switch from Toyota to Ford at Atlanta. With all the changes, Little, 20, believes his Atlanta debut will be successful for his new marketing partner.-JJL
Feb 22 - 9:37 PM

Akinori Ogata returns to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) trail this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway driving the No. 63 MB Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado for Saturday afternoon's Active Pest Control 200 benefiting Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

The Kanagawa, Japan native is set to embrace his seventh career NCWTS start and first since an appearance at Atlanta's fast 1.5-mile speedway last March. Rewinding back to Atlanta last year, the 44-year-old drove for Beaver Motorsports, started 32nd but finished 30th after exiting the event due to an oil leak. This year, Ogata has high hopes for a better result.-Akinori PR
Feb 22 - 9:27 PM

Matt Tifft will be making his second start at Atlanta Motor Speedway in his NASCAR national touring series career this weekend in the No. 2 Surface Sunscreen Chevrolet Camaro.

The 21-year-old driver finished 12th at the speedway last year after starting seventh in the NASCAR XFINITY Series event. Daytona Recap: Tifft survived multiple late-race wrecks in the NASCAR XFINITY Series season-opening race at Daytona to bring home a top-20 finish in his first start for Richard Childress Racing. The No. 2 team worked hard to get the balance of the Camaro right and started to make some headway through the pack late in the race. Despite getting some rear damage while escaping a wreck with a few laps remaining, Tifft and his team hung in there to finish 19th.-RCR
Feb 22 - 9:18 PM

Before competing in his regular No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet in Sunday's Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500, Ty Dillon will pilot the No. 3 Red Kap/Alsco Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Rinnai 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, GA on Saturday.

Dillon returns to the NXS for the first time this season at Atlanta. In his four NXS starts at the intermediate track, he has two top-five and three top-10 finishes. He has completed 100 percent of the laps of those four races. Dillon has logged two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races at Atlanta. He won the NCWTS race in 2012 and was the runner up in 2015.-Richard Childress Racing
Feb 22 - 9:11 PM

Daniel Hemric (No. 21 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Camaro) will be making his second NASCAR XFINITY Series start at the 1.5-mile Atlanta Motor Speedway.

In his first start there in 2017, he started sixth and finished ninth, earning his first-career NXS top-10 finish. Rearview Mirror: Daytona ... Hemric earned his second-career XFINITY Series pole award, putting him on the front row for the start of the race. Hemric earned points in both Stage 1 and Stage 2 of the race. On Lap 100, he was involved in the fifth caution of the day and sustained minimal damage to the nose and hood of the Chevrolet. The team was hit with a penalty by NASCAR when the fuel man worked on the car. Hemric avoided any further incident and ended the day in the 26th position.-Richard Childress Racing
Feb 22 - 9:07 PM

2015 Atlanta Motor Speedway winner, Matt Crafton (No. 88 Rip It/Menards Ford F-150), will make his 17th career start at the 1.54-mile track Saturday.

The Menards driver has led 173 laps en route to five top-five and nine top-10 finishes. Additionally, Crafton has the most starts (16), the most top-10 finishes (nine), has completed the most laps (1,993), and has the most lead lap finishes (12) of any other active series driver at the 1.54-mile track. Intermediate Track Facts... No current NCWTS driver is better at intermediate-size (1.5 or 1.54-mile) tracks than Crafton. In 144 starts, the ThorSport Racing driver has nine wins, eight poles, and has led 1,203 laps en route to 14 runner-up finishes, 46 top-five and 90 top-10 finishes.-ThorSport Racing
Feb 22 - 8:58 PM




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