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In 29 career, point-paying Sprint Cup starts at Daytona, Tony Stewart has four wins, a pole, six top-threes, eight top-fives, 13 top-10s and has led a total of 665 laps.

He has an average start of 11.6, an average finish of 17.0 and has a lap completion rate of 90.9 percent. Between Sprint Cup point-paying races, non-point events, the NASCAR Nationwide Series and the defunct IROC series, Stewart has a total of 19 Daytona wins, placing him second on the track’s all-time win list, 15 behind Dale Earnhardt, who has 34 total victories at Daytona and is part of the inaugural NASCAR Hall of Fame class of 2010. Additionally, Stewart has won at least one race at the 2.5-mile oval for the past nine years.-True Speed Communication
Wed, Jul 3, 2013 08:32:00 PM

Kyle Busch has nine previous wins on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks and will challenge for his 10th at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Two of his previous wins on this course type came at Atlanta. He won the 2008 Kobalt Tools 500 after starting sixth. His most recent win there came in fall 2013 after starting ninth. In fact, all but one of his nine prior wins on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks came after he started in the top 10, so look to his qualification effort as a sign to start or park him.
Feb 21 - 11:25 AM

Ty Dillon has made 16 starts on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks and earned two top-15s along the way.

One of these top-15s came at Atlanta Motor Speedway last spring in the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 when he finished 15th after starting 26th. That added 11 place-differential points to his total and made him a solid fantasy value. The other came last May with a 14th at Kansas Speedway.
Feb 21 - 11:24 AM

Gray Gaulding ran all 10 similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track races last year and his best effort came with BK Racing—the team he will drive for at Atlanta Motor Speedway in this week’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500.

Gaulding finished 27th last May at Charlotte Motor Speedway after starting 32nd, but then he moved into the Premium Motorsports No. 55. With that team, he scored three consecutive results in the 30s before finally getting back to 28th at Kansas Speedway in the fall. He ended the year with a 40th—and a blown engine—with BK Racing at Texas Motor Speedway.
Feb 21 - 11:22 AM

Denny Hamlin is still angry at Sunday’s comments made by Darrell Wallace Jr. suggesting he needed medication to help with attention deficit disorder.

Wallace made the comments during the post-race interview after the Daytona 500. In the run to the checkers, Wallace aggressively side drafted Hamlin, which the driver of the No. 11 says cut his tire. Hamlin’s car drove Wallace up to the wall, but the rookie managed to finish second by an inch or two. Hamlin’s budding rivalry with first-year Wallace comes on the heels of his run-in with then second-year Chase Elliott last fall.
Feb 21 - 10:12 AM

Driver Marc-Antoine Camirand, who will compete full-time in the NASCAR Pinty’s series in 2018, is excited to be at the wheel of the new No. 22 Camaro.

While the Camaro made an astonishing come back in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup, winning the 2018 Daytona 500 with Richard Childress Racing No. 3 car driven by Austin Dillon, it will be on track in the NASCAR Pinty’s series in May, for the season opener at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, in Bowmanville, ON.
Feb 20 - 8:40 PM

Dylan Lupton (No. 28 thinQ Technology Partners Ford Mustang) will be making his first start at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend.

He has made four NASCAR XFINITY Series starts on 1.5-mile tracks (Kentucky Speedway, Kansas Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway and Chicagoland Speedway). The 24-year-old’s best finish on an intermediate track is 16th at Kansas Speedway. Lupton has two 1.5-mile track starts for JGL Racing (Kansas and Texas) JGL Racing has eight previous starts at Atlanta Motor Speedway, with a best finish of 16th (J.J. Yeley in 2014 and Corey LaJoie in 2017).-JGL Racing
Feb 20 - 5:05 PM

Chase Briscoe (No. 60 Ford Mustang) has one prior start at Atlanta Motor Speedway, which came one year ago in the Truck Series. He qualified fourth and was having a solid run until a tire blew. Briscoe settled for a 25th-place finish.

Atlanta will be the first of 12 races for Briscoe in the No. 60 Ford Mustang for 2018. Briscoe on Atlanta: "I am super excited for Atlanta this weekend, it is one of my favorite tracks. It plays into a dirt guys background, the sliding around and how the tires fall off. I don’t exactly know what to expect since I’ve never driven an XFINITY car, but I’m looking forward to it."-Roush Fenway Racing
Feb 20 - 5:03 PM

Last week, Kaz Grala (No. 24 Ford) scored a fourth-place finish in his NASCAR XFINITY Series debut at Daytona International Speedway.

Grala has one start at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, where he earned a top-15 finish. In nine starts at 1.5-mile tracks in the Truck Series, Grala earned five top 10s and one top five, recording a best finish of fifth (Las Vegas Motor Speedway). The 19-year-old will begin attending Georgia Tech in the spring of 2019 as a mechanical engineering major. This weekend, Grala is sponsored by Marlow’s Tavern, a modern American fare tavern with locations in Georgia and Florida.-JGL Racing
Feb 20 - 4:53 PM

Ryan Reed (No. 16 Drive Down A1C Lilly Diabetes Ford Mustang) has four starts at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the NASCAR XFINITY Series with finishes of 18th in 2014, 16th in 2015, 15th in 2016 and 18th in 2017.

Atlanta 2017: On the heels of his win in the season opener at Daytona International Speedway, Ryan Reed earned a 10th-place starting spot in his No. 16 Lilly Diabetes Ford Mustang. Over the course of the race at Atlanta Motor Speedway the handling went from extremely tight to loose, resulting in an 18th-place finish.-Roush Fenway Racing
Feb 20 - 4:48 PM

Motorsports' leading fan driving experience partners - Driving 101, which operates NASCAR Racing Experience, Richard Petty Driving Experience and Mario Andretti Racing Experience - will become the primary sponsor for the No. 43 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 driven by Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr., for Richard Petty Motorsports at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.

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, bringing to life the experience the NASCAR Racing Experience offers thousands of fans at tracks around the country.-Richard Petty Motorsports
Feb 20 - 10:20 AM

David Ragan’s 400th start in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series couldn’t come at a better place. The Unadilla, Ga., native will celebrate the career milestone on Feb. 25 at his home track of Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Some special friends are joining in the celebration, including the Georgia General Assembly. Ragan and track president Ed Clark will attend a ceremony on Thursday morning at the Capitol in Atlanta, where the legislature will issue a proclamation honoring Ragan’s achievement. Local partner Fr8Auctions will also get into the celebration, marking Ragan’s milestone with a commemorative logo on the decklid of the No. 38 Ford.
Feb 20 - 10:12 AM




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