By Toby Christie, Editor – Follow on Twitter @Toby_Christie

The first 1.5-mile speedway test of the year is over, and with just two cars in the top-10 finishing order (Kyle Larson in 9th and Chase Elliott in 10th) Chevrolet’s Camaro ZL1 had a forgettable day. But what does the bad day in Atlanta mean going forward for the bowtie brigade? Simply, not much.

A year ago, this same race was dominated by Ford, the same manufacturer that made minced meat of everyone on Sunday. In last year’s edition of the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Ford race cars led all but 12 of 325 laps.

Continue reading “Don’t Count The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Out Just Yet”

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By Toby Christie, Editor – Follow on Twitter @Toby_Christie

After a stirring performance, which led to a second-place finish in the Daytona 500, there was buzz over the last week that Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Rookie Bubba Wallace was ready to win a race. You’ll have to excuse everyone as restrictor plate races have a way of pulling the wool over people’s eyes.

But the expectations of a win, are far too premature and unfair for Wallace (Only two rookies since 2010 have won a race in Monster Energy Cup competition). After looking like a seasoned veteran in Daytona, Wallace, 24, reminded us that he was indeed a rookie in Atlanta.
Continue reading “Can We Relax the Expectations For Bubba Wallace?”

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race – Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500
Atlanta Motor Speedway
Hampton, Georgia
Sunday, February 25, 2018

1. (3) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 325.
2. (5) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 325.
3. (9) Clint Bowyer, Ford, 325.
4. (12) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 325.
5. (35) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 325. Continue reading “Results: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race #2 – 2018 Atlanta”