NSCS: The Timeliest of Wins; Kasey Kahne Punches Chase Ticket With Atlanta Triumph

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HAMPTON, Ga. — By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service — Jonathan Moore/Getty Images photo — It was Tony Stewart’s return to racing that dominated the headlines before Sunday night’s Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, but it was Kasey Kahne who stole the show — and a berth in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. In a race that went 10 laps beyond its scheduled …

NSCS: Logano Fires Championship Warning Shot

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HAMPTON, Ga. — official release — Sean Gardner/Getty Images North America photo — Joey Logano has evolved from one of NASCAR’s most promising young drivers into a legitimate championship contender right before our eyes in 2014. The 24-year-old’s victory at Bristol tied him for the series lead with three wins, matching the total from his entire career previously. With two races …

NSCS: Harvick Speeds to Sixth Coors Light Pole of 2014 at Atlanta

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HAMPTON, Ga. — By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service — Todd Warshaw/NASCAR via Getty Images photo — NASCAR’s new qualifying knockout format — not to mention the quality of his race cars — certainly agrees with Kevin Harvick. Fastest in the qualifying round that counted, the final five-minute session on Friday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Harvick put his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet on the …

NSCS: Tony Stewart Returns to the Race Track; Speaks for First Time Since Sprint Car Accident

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HAMPTON, Ga. — staff report — Harold Hinson photo — Tony Stewart returned to the race track Friday afternoon at Atlanta Motor Speedway for the first time since the Aug. 9 accident at Canandaigua (N.Y.) Motorsports Park that resulted in the death of 20-year-old Kevin Ward Jr. A somber and emotional Stewart met the media, reading a prepared statement. He …

NSCS: Bowyer, Biffle and Larson On Chase Hot Seats With Two To Go

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HAMPTON, Ga. — official release — Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images North America photo — Clint Bowyer, Greg Biffle and Kyle Larson are playing a high stakes musical chairs game of sorts. At the moment, Bowyer and Biffle sit in the final two seats to qualify for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup with Larson standing on the outside looking in at …

NSCS: Tony Stewart to Make Sprint Cup Return This Weekend at Atlanta

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MOORESVILLE, N.C. – official release — Tony Stewart will return to racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Oral-B USA 500 this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia. The August 31 race on the 1.54-mile oval will mark Stewart’s first Cup start since Aug. 3 at Pocono Raceway. Six days after that Pocono outing, Stewart was involved in …

NSCS: Ty Dillon to Make Sprint Cup Debut at Atlanta

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WELCOME, N.C. – official release — HHP/Alan Marler photo — Ty Dillon will make his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the No. 33 Realtree/Rheem Chevrolet SS for Circle Sport Racing. Dillon, who is competing full time in the NASCAR Nationwide Series this season in the No. 3 Chevrolet Camaro, will have Nick Harrison as …

NSCS: Jimmie Johnson Tours Atlanta in Advance of Labor Day NASCAR Weekend

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HAMPTON, Ga.  – official release — HHP/Harold Hinson photo — Six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson visited the metro Atlanta area Wednesday to promote Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Oral-B USA 500 NASCAR night race weekend to the Atlanta business community and race fans. Johnson began the day with a live interview on Headline News’ Morning Express With Robin Meade. During the …

NSCS: Atlanta Gains Oral-B as Sprint Cup Race Sponsor

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HAMPTON, Ga. – official release — Oral-B has been named the title sponsor of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Aug. 31 at Atlanta Motor Speedway and the event will be named the Oral-B USA 500. The Oral-B USA 500 on Aug. 31 will cap the Labor Day Weekend racing events at Atlanta Motor Speedway which include the Wind …