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Matt Kenseth made the decision to stay out on old tires with 15 laps remaining and the gamble paid off with a fifth-place finish. For most of the day, even tires with only a handful of laps fell off quickly and sent drivers dropping rapidly to the back.

Kenseth is one of the best at handling a car with used tires and he proved as much this week. Fifth is a far cry from victory, but it seems unlikely that the No. 20 team will go winless two seasons in a row.
Mar 1 - 6:43 PM

Joey Logano was the class of the field for more than 82 laps at the beginning of the Folds of Honor Quik Trip 500. After a couple of caution flags, the field improved but he remained the same. That cost the No. 22 a victory, but fantasy owners will be happy with points for fourth-place.

Along with last year’s champion Kevin Harvick, Logano is picking up where he left off at the end of 2014. This trend should have fantasy players thinking seriously about the impact of momentum on a driver even when it bridges the off-season.
Mar 1 - 6:39 PM

Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished third in the first two races of this season. Last week he was third in Daytona and he repeated that effort at Atlanta.

This was Earnhardt’s fifth top-10 and sixth top-15 in the last six races dating back to last fall’s Martinsville victory. He started last year with a three top-fives and should be considered one of the favorites next week at Las Vegas.
Mar 1 - 6:32 PM

Kevin Harvick finished second to Joey Logano last week at Daytona and he finished runner-up for a second consecutive week at Atlanta—this time to Jimmie Johnson. After blowing an engine in practice, he was forced to come from the back of the pack along with Johnson.

Harvick is closing in on a victory and in the meantime he is scoring a lot of fantasy points. Las Vegas is a similar track to Atlanta and Phoenix—where Harvick has dominated for the past two years—is also just around the corner, which makes Harvick a place-and-hold driver for the moment.
Mar 1 - 6:23 PM

Failing to clear inspection in time to take a qualification lap on Friday, Jimmie Johnson had a lot of ground to make up in the Folds of Honor Quik Trip 500. He started 37th, cracked the top 10 by lap 40, led 92 laps, and scored his 71st Cup win.

This was also his 21st victory on a similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track and his second consecutive after winning at Texas last year. There are no more questions about what might be wrong with the No. 48 team.
Mar 1 - 6:18 PM

Kevin Harvick (engine change), Michael Annett (driver change), and Tony Stewart (missed drivers meeting) will officially drop to the back of the pack at Atlanta to start the Folds of Honor Quik Trip 500.

In the case of Stewart, he was already at the back because he failed to post a qualification time. Annett also does not have far to go based on Brian Scott’s attempt, but Harvick will have to give up his second-place spot on the grid and could be impacted by the change.
Mar 1 - 1:20 PM

Chris Buescher moved into first place in the NASCAR XFINITY Series point standings after a fourth-place finish in his Fastenal Ford Mustang in Saturday afternoon’s 250-mile race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

After earning an 18th-place starting position during Saturday morning’s qualifying session, he quickly broke into the top-10 by Lap 17. With less than 30 laps remaining, the team visited pit road for the final time of the day, opting for four tires, fuel and a wedge adjustment. Buescher lined up fifth for the final restart. With eight laps remaining, he passed Paul Menard, moving into fourth. Buescher closed out the day in fourth, moving into first-place in the point standings, sharing the lead with Ty Dillon.-Roush Fenway Racing
Mar 1 - 12:59 PM

Ty Dillon finishes third in Saturday's NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

He started the No. 3 WESCO Chevrolet Camaro 17th on the grid for the Hisense 250. He is currently second in the 2015 XFINITY Series championship standings.
Mar 1 - 12:52 PM

Ryan Reed finishes 16th in Saturday's NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

He started the No. 16 Lilly/American Diabetes Association Ford Mustang 19th on the grid for the Hisense 250. He completed 161 laps of the 163 lap race. He is currently third in the 2015 XFINITY Series championship standings.
Mar 1 - 12:50 PM

Darrell Wallace Jr. finishes 11th in Saturday's NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

He started the No. 6 Ford Mustang 23rd on the grid for the Hisense 250. He completed 162 laps of the 163 lap race. Wallace Jr. also won the Sunoco Rookie of the Race award. He is currently fourth in the 2015 XFINITY Series championship standings.
Mar 1 - 12:48 PM

Dakoda Armstrong finishes 20th in Saturday's NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

He started the No. 43 WinField Ford Mustang 20th on the grid for the Hisense 250. He completed 160 laps of the 163 lap race. He is currently fifth in the 2015 XFINITY Series championship standings.
Mar 1 - 12:45 PM

David Starr finishes 26th in Saturday's NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

He started the No. 44 Zachry Toyota 30th on the grid for the Hisense 250. He completed 159 laps of the 163 lap race. He is currently sixth in the 2015 XFINITY Series championship standings.
Mar 1 - 12:44 PM

Brian Scott finishes seventh in Saturday's NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

He started the No. 2 Shore Lodge Chevrolet Camaro second on the grid for the Hisense 250. He gained 11 spots to seventh in the 2015 XFINITY Series championship standings.
Mar 1 - 12:42 PM

Chase Elliott finishes fifth in Saturday's NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

He started the No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet Camaro ninth on the grid for the Hisense 250. He advanced 12 spots to eighth in the 2015 XFINITY Series championship standings.
Mar 1 - 12:39 PM

Ross Chastain finishes 24th in Saturday's NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

He started the No. 4 Flex Shot Chevrolet Camaro 26th on the grid for the Hisense 250. He completed 159 laps of the 163 lap race. He is currently ninth in the 2015 XFINITY Series championship standings.
Mar 1 - 12:37 PM


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