Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 2018 Atlanta Race Info
The 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series moves to Atlanta Motor Speedway for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 on Sunday, February 25th. Green flag approx. 2:16pm/et.
Atlanta Race Information.
Entry List for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway is posted, 36 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
Some of the drivers entered include: #15-TBA, #23-Gaulding, #51-Marks (but expected to be Harrison Rhodes), #72-LaJoie.
Since only 36 cars are entered, all drivers will make the race.
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Last-lap pass gives Austin Dillon dramatic Daytona 500 victory
Ten of the 40 drivers who started the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series' season-opening event finished on the lead lap in a race that featured eight cautions and three massive wrecks that eliminated many of the strongest cars in the field.
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 2018 Daytona Race Info
Austin Dillon won the Daytona 500. Bubba Wallace finished second.
Daytona Race Information.
Austin Dillon won the Daytona 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway. The win is his 1st win at Daytona and 2nd career win. He got into the rear of #10-Aric Almirola on the final lap. Almirola had taken the white flag as the leader but finished 11th. Dillon led only the final lap. The race ended after one attempt at NASCAR overtime.
#43-Wallace finished 2nd, his best career finish, followed by #11-Hamlin, #22-Logano, #37-Buescher, #21-Menard, #12-Blaney, #31-Newman, #34-McDowell, and #47-Allmendinger.
#12-Blaney dominated most of the race, leading 114 laps, but was involved in an accident with 2 laps to go that shuffled him back in the pack.
Pole sitter #88-Bowman ran up front most of the day but was caught in the accident with 2 laps to go and finished 17th.
Stage 1 was won by #41-Busch, finished 26th.
Stage 2 was won by #12-Blaney, finished 7th.
There were 24 lead changes among 14 drivers and 8 cautions for 37 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 150.545mph.
2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Driver Chase Standings:
updated by NASCAR to include points from the Duels
[after Daytona, race 1 of 36]
#3-Austin Dillon [1 win], 47
#12-Ryan Blaney, 58
#22-Joey Logano, 50, -8
#43-Darrell Wallace Jr., 47, -11
#21-Paul Menard, 42, -12
#34-Michael McDowell, 39, -19
#11-Denny Hamlin, 37, -21
#31-Ryan Newman, 34, -24
#10-Aric Almirola, 33, -25
#37-Chris Buescher, 33, -25
#6-Trevor Bayne, 31, -27
#78-Martin Truex Jr., 30, -28
#88-Alex Bowman, 29, -29
#14-Clint Bowyer, 29, -29
#47-AJ Allmendinger, 28, -30
#41-Kurt Busch, 28 ,-30
Daytona 500 Info
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Tyler Reddick inches past Elliott Sadler for five-overtime NASCAR XFINITY win
In a day race that ended under the lights, with the closest margin of victory in NASCAR history, Tyler Reddick finished Saturday's PowerShares QQQ 300 less than three inches ahead of JR Motorsports teammate Elliott Sadler.
Daytona 500 overnight TV ratings
Fox earned a 5.1 overnight rating for the Daytona 500, down from 2017.
NASCAR Racing Experience to sponsor Bubba Wallace at Atlanta
For the first time, the NASCAR Racing Experience badge and racing graphics will be featured on the hood and body of a race car in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
The Daytona 500 winning No. 3 car of Austin Dillon has a new home — as part of a display for tours at Daytona International Speedway. The Richard Childress Racing team will have its picture taken by the car — and the blown tire from the burnout — later this morning.
Cole Custer to make Monster Energy NASCAR Cup debut at Las Vegas
Custer will pilot the No. 51 Ford for Rick Ware Racing in the Pennzoil 400.
Daytona Commercial Breakdown
For those of you NASCAR fans that like stats and love to hate commercials, here is the breakdown for Sunday's race.
Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr. races to historical and emotional second-place finish in Daytona 500
Not two minutes after Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr. sat down in the Daytona media center to field questions about his historic and dramatic runner-up finish in the Daytona 500, his mom Desiree came toward the podium and he stood up to embrace her.
Sunday Daytona Notebook
Aric Almirola's Daytona 500 winning bid ends in Turn 3 wreck; Kurt Busch comes close to second straight Daytona 500 victory; Ryan Blaney comes up empty after dominating performance.
An emotional Danica Patrick bids farewell to NASCAR
There was no mistaking the love. Danica Patrick got one of the largest applauses when introduced for Sunday's Daytona 500 - her last NASCAR race - and then made her ceremonial lap around Daytona International Speedway.
Chase Elliott's comments after his Daytona 500 accident: “I’m fine, just unfortunate set of circumstances. I had a big push from Brad (Keselowski) and was trying to do something with it on Ryan (Blaney). I didn’t really expect to get by him. I was kind of feeling him out to see how aggressive he wanted to be and just kind of got light over the transition and was a big push at the wrong time I guess. It happens and we will just move on down the road. It was really aggressive all day. I hate that.”
Jimmie Johnson wrecks out of Daytona 500
Jimmie Johnson made his third visit to the Daytona International Speedway infield medical center in eight days, as a crash on the final lap of the opening stage of the race ended his day at the Daytona 500.
Mitch Covington, who handles sports sponsorships for Monster Energy, said no decision yet on whether to extend the Cup Series sponsorship for 2019-20. He said anything is possible, no set deadline to make a decision.
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Saturday Daytona Notebook
Early wreck eliminates future stars from NASCAR Xfinity race; Tyler Reddick got more than a moral victory; Bubba Wallace is fastest in final Daytona 500 practice.
Team owner Wood skips first Daytona 500
Although healthy, Glen Wood decided not to make his annual trip to the Daytona 500 from Stuart, Virginia because of his age and the potential to catch the deadly flu virus sweeping the country.
The future is bright for Ford owners in NASCAR
On the eve of the Daytona 500, Ford team owners representing 10 Daytona 500 victories and five NASCAR championships addressed the racing media to share high expectations for the 2018 season.
NASCAR Related Racing Birthdays
19 Trevor Bayne, Jeff Purvis, Bobby Kennedy, Landon Smith, John Paul Jr., Mark Reed, David Mayhew
Busy offseason for Toyota owners have them excited for 2018
Toyota racing executive Ed Laukes sat alongside the make's owners Joe Gibbs and Barney Visser to address the racing media Saturday morning eager for the group to step right in where it left off in 2017.
Axalta returns as official sponsor of NASCAR
Axalta's relationship with the sanctioning body dates to 1996, when it became an Official Partner, a partnership that spanned 17 years.
David Gilliland believes his start Sunday in the Daytona 500 will be his last Daytona 500. The 41-year-old driver, who sat on the pole in 2007 and finished third in 2011, has not competed in the event since 2015 to focus on building a late model team to help develop his son, Todd. Gilliland, who drove a Kyle Busch Motorsports truck Friday night, will drive for Ricky Benton Racing in the Daytona 500: "It will probably be my last one. … We're focusing on our [racing] business and growing it. You drive something like this [truck], it spoils you. Opportunities for a 41-year-old guy to drive that [good] stuff are few and far between."
Bankruptcy aside, BK Racing vows full season
BK Racing, which will field a car for Gray Gaulding in Sunday's Daytona 500 despite filing for bankruptcy on Thursday, will run the entire 2018 NASCAR Cup Series schedule, owner Ron Devine said Friday.
GEICO signs extension with Germain Racing
The deal extends the team's partnership through at least 2020.
Driver appearances and autograph sessions
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Hamlin says he was joking on Adderall usage
After Denny Hamlin said on a podcast Friday that 70 percent of drivers use Adderall or similar medicines to help them focus, he said he was joking. Hamlin met with NASCAR officials Friday afternoon and does not face any disciplinary measures.
Optimism abounds for Chevrolet owners and the debut of the Camaro ZL1
"They kept saying it's going to be like the showroom car," Chip Ganassi said. "We've all heard that for a long time and it actually is. It really was."
ESPN Stats 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season preview
Things to know and top story lines for the 2018 season.
Danica Patrick receives most off season media coverage
She handily beat out 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Martin Truex, Jr.
Kansas Speedway tickets on sale
For fans wanting to attend both NASCAR race weekends, Kansas Speedway is still offering season tickets - the best value for race fans.
Limited space available for Talladega infield camping
With more than 99% of the infield RV spots full, fans are encouraged to reserve their space soon.
BK Racing files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
BK Racing, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Thursday, likely will still be able to compete in the Daytona 500.
Harrison Rhodes to make Cup debut at Atlanta
He will drive the #51 for Rick Ware Racing.
Drivers council gets new members
Martin Truex Jr., Ty Dillon and William Byron have replaced Denny Hamlin, Austin Dillon and Chase Elliott.
Richard Childress Racing leverages ANSYS to improve race car speeds
Multi-year partnership agreement fast-tracks RCR's aerodynamics and engineering programs.
NASCAR Drive for Diversity Awards honor champions of diversity
11th Annual Awards Upholds Industry Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion.
2018 Daytona 500 NASCAR Cup Paint Schemes
2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Daytona 500 Paint Schemes
Could NASCAR be for sale?
While NASCAR said in a statement it's not for sale, recent developments have fueled speculation and it's been a major topic of discussion among motorsports execs.
NAPA Auto Parts signs two year extension with Hendrick
The new agreement increases NAPA's majority sponsorship of Elliott from 24 to 26 races annually beginning in 2018 and throughout the 2019-2020 extension.
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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series moves to Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday, February 25. Scheduled green flag approx. 2:18pm/et. Get all the information, times, TV info, weather, odds and updates here.
Sunday, February 25, 2018; Stages at laps: 85/170/325; green flag scheduled 2:16pm/et, TV=Fox
36 teams entered.
Friday, February 23, 11:35am-12:55pm/et, TV-FS1
Friday, February 23 at 5:15 pm/et, TV-FS1
Saturday, February 24, 12:00 pm - 1:20 pm/et, TV-FS1
Sunday, February 18. Stages end at laps: 60/120/200; green flag scheduled for 3:05pm/et; TV=Fox
40 cars entered.
#18-Busch fastest at 199.743 followed by #11-Hamlin and #19-Suarez.
#24-Byron was fastest at 201.681mph followed by #17-Stenhouse, Jr.
#88-Bowman won the pole for the Daytona 500. Hamlin will start second. Round by round qualifying results.
#21-Ryan Blaney won, #22-Logano was second.
#9-Elliott won, #4-Harvick finished second.
Top 5 starters in the Daytona 500 will be #88-Bowman, #11-Hamlin, #21-Blaney, #9-Elliott, and #22-Logano.
#19-Suarez was fastest; #11-Hamlin was second.
#19-Suarez, #31-Newman and #34-McDowell were fastest.
#43-Wallace was fastest; #19-Suarez was second.
#3-Austin Dillon wins the Daytona 500; Bubba Wallace finishes 2nd.
After Speedweeks, #12-Blaney is the points leader, 8 points ahead of #22-Logano.
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