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If the first five races this year on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks are an indication, David Ragan should finish somewhere in the 30s at Atlanta. His best result on this track type in 2014 is a pair of 31sts at Charlotte and Kentucky.

Ragan also has a 32nd at Vegas, so there is a strong possibility that he will finish in the low 30s. If his salary cap has shrunk to an acceptable level in some games, he could fit into the final slot on a player’s roster.
Aug 28 - 6:47 PM

Tony Stewart will race for the first time in three weeks following a fatal accident in a sprint car event in upstate New York. He will be distracted by media attention, but should be considered a strong contender.

Stewart missed last year’s AdvoCare 500 because of a physical injury, but two of his past three Atlanta races ended in top-fives including a victory in 2010. Look for him to limit his availability to the media by spending a lot of time in the car and if his practice sessions are solid, do not shy away from starting him.
Aug 28 - 6:46 PM

Paul Menard is consistent and occasionally strong on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks. In five races this year he has a best of third at Vegas and a worst of 17th at Kansas.

On those two tracks plus Texas, Charlotte, and Kentucky he has combined for an average finish of 10.4. At his salary cap level, that makes him one of this week’s best values.
Aug 28 - 6:45 PM

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will run chassis 88-901 this week in the Oral-B USA 500; it is a brand new chassis that has not yet been raced.

Earnhardt has had an up-and-down season on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks this year and while there is no reason to belief this new chassis will not be as strong as any other coming out of the No. 88/48 shop, fantasy owners need to watch him in practice before committing an allocation.
Source: Jayski.com
Aug 28 - 6:44 PM

Clint Bowyer once earned four sixth-place finishes at Atlanta in five races from 2007 through 2009. In the six races since then, he has only one more top-20, which was a seventh in fall 2010.

That drops Bowyer’s most recent six-race average to 26.8 on this track and calls into question his usefulness as a fantasy pick. Until practice and qualification, the driver of the No. 15 is simply one to watch.
Aug 28 - 6:43 PM

Carl Edwards will race chassis No. RK-880 this week in the Oral-B USA 500; this chassis was last run at Kentucky, another similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track. Edwards did not fare particularly well there with a 17th-place finish.

In recent weeks, Edwards has seemed much stronger, however, and a top-10 should be considered likely so long as the No. 99 avoids trouble.
Source: Jayski.com
Aug 28 - 6:41 PM

Brad Keselowski will seek to score his third victory on a similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track this week at Atlanta. His previous two wins came at Vegas in the Kobalt 400 and Kentucky in the Quaker State 400.

Those are his only top-fives on this track type. His other three attempts at Texas, Kansas, and Charlotte all ended in top-10s, but given his level of success this year, nothing short of contending for victory will make him a good value.
Aug 28 - 6:39 PM

Tony Stewart has decided to return to racing this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia. The Aug. 31 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the 1.54-mile oval will mark Stewart’s first start since Aug. 3 at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway.

Stewart sat out the past three races at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International, Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn and Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway following the tragic accident on Aug. 9 involving Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car feature at Canandaigua (N.Y.) Motorsports Park. At 1 p.m. EDT on Friday in the infield media center at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Stewart will be available to the press, where he will be joined by Stewart-Haas Racing executive vice president Brett Frood.-True Speed Communication
Aug 28 - 4:44 PM

On Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Jeff Gordon is scheduled to make his 750th career Sprint Cup Series start.

Firsts at Atlanta: On March 14, 1992 he won from the pole at AMS to capture his first ever NASCAR victory in what is now known as the Nationwide Series. His first start in NASCAR’s premier series occurred at Atlanta in the 1992 season finale, which also marked Richard Petty’s final race. Gordon also clinched his first Cup Series championship at Atlanta in the final race of 1995. He leads active drivers with five wins, 16 top-five finishes, 26 top-10s and 1,297 laps led in 40 Cup starts at the 1.54-mile track.-Hendrick Motorsports
Aug 28 - 9:51 AM

Timothy Peters earned a top-10 finish at the inaugural NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (CTMP) last season, coming home eighth after starting from the 15th position.

He will be pilot chassis No. 137 at CTMP on Sunday, Aug. 29. Peters won a pole award at Martinsville Speedway in 2012 with this Toyota Tundra and drove it to Victory Lane at Lucas Oil Raceway in 2011. In 2014 it was updated with the new body style and retrofitted for road course competition.-Red Horse Racing
Aug 27 - 8:29 PM

German Quiroga has one previous start at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park where he finished 15th after qualifying 12th and led for three laps.

Quiroga started his racing career racing on road courses, winning a Formula Renault Championship in 2005, a season completely made up of road courses. He boasts an impressive resume of experience road course racing in the NASCAR Mexico Series where he won three championships, and made a NASCAR Nationwide Series start at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, a road course track in Mexico City.-Red Horse racing
Aug 27 - 8:26 PM

Blake Koch is back behind the wheel of the No. 44 Camry this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

He has three previous starts at the 1.54-mile quad-oval speedway and has an average starting position of 27.0 with an average finishing position of 33.0. Koch has 58 starts on 1 to 2-mile speedways and has found success at these speedways. The Great Clips 300 will mark Koch's 106th career start in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.-TriStar Motorsports NC
Aug 27 - 8:20 PM

After posting a 20th-place finish in last weekend's event at Bristol, Eric McClure is eager to get back behind the wheel of the No. 14 Camry for this weekend's Great Clips 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

This weekend will mark the 35-year-old's seventh start at the 1.5-mile track. In six starts, McClure has been running at the end of four events and he earned his best finish (21st) during the 2012 season. The Hefty(R)/Reynolds Wrap(R) team will utilize chassis No. 677 this weekend. This chassis was last used at Indianapolis Motor Speedway where the team posted a 36th-place finish as a result of a power steering pump failure.-TriStar Motorsports NC
Aug 27 - 8:17 PM

Mike Bliss will make his ninth NASCAR Nationwide Series start at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend.

With over 190 starts at speedways ranging from one to two miles in length, Bliss has over 45 top 10 finishes at these tracks. After his 17th place finish last weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway, Bliss is looking to return to the 1.54-mile speedway in Atlanta for the Great Clips 300. Crew Chief Paul Clapprood will unload chassis No. 301 for the Great Clips 300. This chassis was last run at Indianapolis Motor Speedway where Bliss finished 22nd.-TriStar Motorsports NC
Aug 27 - 8:14 PM

The NASCAR Nationwide Series will make its first and only stop of the season at Atlanta Motor Speedway with the running of the Great Clips 300 Saturday night.

Chase Elliott is from Dawsonville, Ga., just 80 miles north of the speedway. His sponsor, NAPA AUTO PARTS, is headquartered just 40 miles away in Atlanta. Together, it’s a homecoming for just about everyone involved with the No. 9 NAPA Racing team, which enters the weekend as the series points leader. Elliott will spend the week leading up to the race enjoying the company of friends and family.-JR Motorsports
Aug 27 - 8:10 PM


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