Alex Bowman (99 Toyota) wins the 21 Means 21 Pole Award for the 9th Annual O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge with a lap of 29.002 seconds, 186.194 mph.
When Tony Stewart failed to clear inspection Friday afternoon, it forced him to take a position based on owner points. He will roll off the grid 39th, which is the worst he has ever started at Atlanta.
Sprint Cup regular Brad Keselowski is fastest in Final Practice for the Camping World Truck Series Hyundai Construction Equipment 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Dozens of drivers failed NASCAR inspection in their first attempt and were forced to go around and try again. Thirteen of them failed to make a time trial lap, including such big names as Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth, Tony Stewart, and Jeff Gordon.
One week after winning the Daytona 500, Joey Logano posted a lap of 194.683 mph and earned his first career pole at Atlanta. His speed was more than a tenth of a second faster than second-place Kevin Harvick.
Kyle Larson posted the fastest single lap in Friday’s practice session. His top speed was 192.989 mph. He also had the fastest 10-lap average at 185.537 mph among three drivers who ran long runs.
Sprint Cup regular Joey Logano tops the speed chart in the Final Practice session for the XFINITY Series Hisense 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. He also led the first practice earlier today.
A trailer with the NASCAR Sprint Cup car Travis Kvapil was to drive this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway was stolen overnight, Team Xtreme owner John Cohen confirmed. He said the team does not have another car and will withdraw from this weekend’s event at Atlanta. Cohen said the team will be at Las Vegas Motor Speedway next weekend.
Sprint Cup Series regular Joey Logano leads the first practice session for the XFINITY Series Hisense 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
AJ Allmendinger hopes to pick up where he left off last year. His last three attempts on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks ended in a sweep of the top 15 and lead lap finishes.
In 10 previous attempts on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks in the Cup series, Michael Annett has finished better than he started eight times.
Justin Allgaier progressively improved last year on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks and he looks to continue in 2015. It took nine attempts before he finished on the lead lap, but once he did he went the full distance at both Charlotte and Texas.