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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FIVE MOST IMPORTANT RACES REMAINING ON THE CUP SCHEDULE

It is crunch time. We are into the second half of the season and there are seven races left to determine the 12 Chase drivers. After that, it's a 10-race sprint for the Cup. Every race from hereon in is important, but some loom larger than others. Here are five to watch: 5. Watkins Glen (Aug. 9): The two road course races give some drivers fits and give others a rare opportunity for a good finish. There are always a few surprises after the checkered flag waves. Witness the Sonoma race in June t ...

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