JGR Crew Good At Atlanta, And They’ll Need To Be

  The 2014 ride has been bumpy for the Joe Gibbs Racing trio. Matt Kenseth- after winning seven last season- is oh-for-2014. Denny Hamlin has a win and a wild card spot, but he's a very un-Hamlin-like 20th in the points- and a race-by-graph of his season would look like a roller coaster, with good races followed by bad ones. It's been a summer of sorrow for Kyle Busch. He holds the other wild card spot, but look at his recent finishes: 42nd, 4oth, 39th and 36th. Atlanta comes at a ...

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ATLANTA CRASH REVIEW

For better or worse, Sunday’s race at Atlanta Motor Speedway certainly lacked the on-track fireworks that characterized the Kobalt Tools 500 in March, better known in the Keselowski family as “The day Brad flew.” No, the Emory Healthcare 500 will be remembered more for Tony Stewart ending his 31-race winless streak, and pole-sitter Denny Hamlin blowing his engine after leading most of the early going. Still, this race was not crash-free, and may end up deciding the last man in ...

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HOW TO COPE WITH A NASCAR BREAKUP

Dear Atlanta Motor Speedway,  Getting dumped is always painful, especially if you're a prominent southern motor speedway and a major motor sports governing body just broke up with you to spend more time at other tracks. Don't wallow in self pity. So what if NASCAR doesn't want to race on your track and took away a Cup race in the spring?You've spent the last 50 years hosting two NASCAR events a year and France is willing to throw it all away for some sluty track in Kentucky. Oh how quickly ...

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ATLANTA LOSES CUP DATE FOR 2011

According to a release issued by the speedway Thursday afternoon, Atlanta Motor Speedway will host only one Sprint Cup Series event in 2011. The speedway located about an hour south of downtown Atlanta has hosted two Sprint Cup Series events for 50 years. With the much anticipated announcement that Kentucky Speedway will be given a spot on the Sprint Cup schedule, Atlanta is the first of Bruton Smith’s Speedway Motorsports Inc. tracks to lose a date. "Atlanta Motor speedway has pr ...

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KURT BUSCH WINS KOBALT TOOLS 500

Kurt Busch snapped Jimmie Johnson's two-race winning streak with a green-white-checkers win at the Kobalt Tools 500. The win was Busch's second straight spring victory at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Busch led two green-white-checkers restarts, the first coming with three laps to go that was a result of Carl Edwards (156 laps down) flipping sixth-place Brad Keselowski, who had gotten into Edwards earlier in the race. Matt Kenseth finished second. Juan Pablo Montoya was third. Kasey Kahne was fourth a ...

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KOBALT TOOLS 500 ODDS

Three races. Three losses. Bad math for me.The only time I bet on Jimmie Johnson, he lost. The two times I didn’t bet on Jimmie Johnson, he won. As a result, I'm down $150 and am glad I don't live anywhere near a place of gaming.At this point, you might think I’m ready to abandon this concept of losing fake money on race picks for the sake of entertaining you while you should be working on that Excel sheet minimized on your screen (spooky, eh?)  But like Russell Crowe in “ ...

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