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”

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.
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By Toby Christie, Editor — Follow on Twitter @Toby_Christie

After Friday’s qualifying session for Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Austin Dillon’s attempt at doing what hasn’t been done since 2009 — sweeping the first two events of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season — doesn’t look great as he will roll from the 25th-position on the grid.

However, Richard Childress Racing is still in good position to collect more hardware this weekend.

Continue reading “Richard Childress Racing Aiming For Something They’ve Never Accomplished”

By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service

For so many longtime NASCAR fans, Kevin Harvick’s maiden win at Atlanta Motor Speedway in 2001 was memorable for the context he scored it in. It was only Harvick’s third start after suddenly being asked to drive Richard Childress Racing’s Chevrolet after Childress’ driver — the great seven-time champion Dale Earnhardt — perished on the final lap of the season-opening Daytona 500.

Continue reading “Atlanta Holds Strong Memories For Harvick”

By: Toby Christie, Editor — Follow on Twitter @toby_christie

Kyle Larson, Austin Dillon, Chris Buescher and Ryan Blaney. These are all drivers who have recorded their first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup victories since Chase Elliott began his Cup Series career in 2016. Yet Elliott, one of the best pure talents the sport has seen in a long time remains winless.

Continue reading “Is It Finally Time For Chase Elliott’s First Win?”