Hampton, GA (SportsNetwork.com) – Kevin Harvick grabbed the pole for Sunday
night’s Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, while his teammate and team
co-owner, Tony Stewart, qualified 12th in his return to racing.
Harvick, in his first season as driver of the No. 4 Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas
Racing, turned a lap at 190.398 mph during the third and final round of
Friday’s knockout qualifying at this fast 1.54-mile oval. He claimed his
Sprint Cup Series-leading sixth pole of the season, continue
Hampton, GA (SportsNetwork.com) – Despite his absence from the last three
races, NASCAR will allow Tony Stewart to remain eligible for a spot in this
year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup championship due to “a very unique set of
Stewart is currently 26th in the Sprint Cup Series standings and has yet to
win a race this season. But if Stewart wins either Sunday’s race at Atlanta
Motor Speedway or next week’s Chase-cutoff event at continue
Hampton, GA (SportsNetwork.com) – Jeff Gordon will celebrate a career
milestone this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway — his 750th consecutive and
overall start in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
Gordon made his series debut in the Hooters 500 at Atlanta on Nov. 15, 1992.
He started 21st and finished 31st after crashing late in the race. That same
event marked the 1,185th and final start for Richard Petty. Gordon has not
missed a race in the series since then.
Charlotte, NC (SportsNetwork.com) – After missing the last three NASCAR Sprint
Cup Series races, Tony Stewart is expected to return to competition this
weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Stewart-Haas Racing made the announcement of Stewart’s return on Thursday. A
press conference involving Stewart and SHR executive vice president Brett
Frood has been scheduled for Friday at 1 p.m. ET.
Stewart, a three-time champion in NASCAR’s premier series, skipped Watkins
Glen, Michigan and Bristol while he was in seclusion following his involvement
Daytona Beach, FL (SportsNetwork.com) – The Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway
returning to its traditional Labor Day weekend date is one of many changes
NASCAR has made to its 2015 schedule for the Sprint Cup Series.
NASCAR officially released next year’s schedule for its premier series on
Tuesday. Atlanta Motor Speedway, Kentucky Speedway and the spring races at
Phoenix International Raceway and Bristol Motor Speedway have date changes as
well. The 400-mile event at Daytona in July has been moved from Saturday night
to Sunday continue