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Atlanta (2016)

United States Atlanta Motor Speedway
26 Feb - 28 Feb
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Chase Elliott scores strong finish, but "wore out" after tough Atlanta race

Chase Elliott began his first season in the Sprint Cup Series winning the pole for the Daytona 500 but wrecking out early in the race. This weekend was just as tough, but Elliott was rewarded this time with a strong finish.

Dale Jr. believes Dale Sr. "would have thought the world of" Jimmie Johnson

Team owner Rick Hendrick never thought he’d see the day when one of his drivers earn 76 victories — let alone two.

Kenseth knocked out of contention while oblivious to NASCAR penalty

Matt Kenseth appeared to have a car capable of contending for the win Sunday but was oblivious to a controversy over a NASCAR penalty on a pit stop and ended up getting black-flagged.

Johnson takes Atlanta victory, matching Dale Earnhardt's win record

At a track where Dale Earnhardt won nine times, Jimmie Johnson picked up his fifth win at Atlanta Motor Speedway and his 76th career Sprint Cup victory to tie the seven-time champion for seventh on the all-time win list.

Denny Hamlin leads final Sprint Cup practice at Atlanta

One day after Denny Hamlin nearly lost control of the No. 11 Fed Ex Toyota at Atlanta Motor Speedway in first practice, he recovered with the fastest lap in Happy Hour — 172.640 mph (29.419-sec.).

Analysis: How Kyle Busch’s “perfectly legal” pole car failed tech

Kyle Busch's crew chief Adam Stevens explains why the pole-winning Sprint Cup car failed post-session tech in Atlanta.

Kurt Busch inherits Atlanta pole as brother Kyle has time disallowed

The Busch brothers — both absent from Atlanta Motor Speedway last season — battled for the pole with the current Sprint Cup champ edging his elder sibling by just 0.013-second.

Kyle Larson tops lone Friday Cup practice

Kyle Larson posted the fastest lap in first practice with the new low downforce car at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday.

NASCAR debuts lower downforce aero package at Atlanta

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series introduced today its lower downforce 2016 aerodynamics package for the Sprint Cup cars.

Ty Dillon plans to "surprise some people" filling in for Tony Stewart

Ty Dillon is honored to fill in for the injured Tony Stewart but he also plans to make the most of the opportunity this weekend to drive Stewart-Haas Racing’s No. 14 Chevrolet.