Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Great Clips 200 Entry List

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series come off a wild Daytona into Atlanta for the Great Clips 200! Last Weekend in Daytona Johnny Sauter won the NextEra Energy 250 and locked his spot in the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Chase. Drivers like Ryan Truex, Brandon Brown, among others will look to continue momentum going into Atlanta and stay in the chase before the Off Weeks until Martinsville in April. Drivers like Christopher Bell, Grant Enfinger, among a few others will look to gain points lost last weekend in big wrecks at Daytona. 34 trucks are entered so 2 trucks will go home.

#Homecoming

Entry List

Matt Crafton is the Defending Winner here in Atlanta
00 Cole Custer
02 Tyler Young
4 Christopher Bell
05 John Wes Townley
6 Norm Benning
8 John Hunter Nemechek
9 William Byron
10 Jennifer Jo Cobb
11 Ben Kennedy
13 Cameron Hayley
17 Timothy Peters
19 Daniel Hemric
20 Austin Hill
21 Johnny Sauter
22 Austin Wayne Self
23 Spencer Gallagher
29 Tyler Reddick
32 Justin Marks
33 Grant Enfinger
41 Ben Rhodes
49 Timmy Hill
51 Daniel Suarez
59 Korbin Forrister
66 Jordan Anderson
71 Carlos Contreras
74 Timothy Viens
75 Caleb Holman
81 Ryan Truex
86 Brandon Brown
88 Matt Crafton
92 Parker Kligerman
98 Rico Abreu

Heads Up Georgia 250 Entry List

The Atlanta Motor Speedway will host Round 2 of The NASCAR Xfintiy Series Schedule Saturday Afternoon. The NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Atlanta is always one to watch and certainly one of the best of the season. Kevin Harvick is the defending winner and he is entered in the #88 Bad Boy Off Road JR Motorsports All Star Car that won last weekend in Daytona. There are 41 cars on the entry list at the moment and we are looking at one car will get sent home.

#Homecoming

Entry List

Kevin Harvick is the defending winner of the Heads Up Georgia 250
0 Garrett Smithley
01 Ryan Preece
1 Elliott Sadler
2 Paul Menard
3 Ty Dillon
4 Ross Chastain
6 Darrell Wallace Jr.
07 Ray Black Jr.
7 Justin Allgaier
10 Jeff Green
11 Blake Koch
15    TBD
16 Ryan Reed
18 Kyle Busch
19 Daniel Suarez
20 Erik Jones
22 Brad Keselowski
24 Corey Lajoie
25    TBD 
28 Dakoda Armstrong
33 Brandon Jones
39 Ryan Sieg
40 Carl Long
42 Kyle Larson
43 Jeb Burton
44 David Starr
48 Brennan Poole
51 Jeremy Clements
52    Joey Gase
62 Brendan Gaughan
70 Derrike Cope
74 Mike Harmon
78 B J McLeod
88 Kevin Harvick
89 Morgan Shepherd
90 Mario Gosselin
93 Scott Lagasse Jr.
97    Harrison Rhodes
99 Todd Peck

Folds Of Honor QuikTrip 500 Entry List

On Sunday the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will race the Famed Atlanta Motor Speedway! It will be the 2nd Folds Of Honor QuikTrip 500 in 2 years and this year's weather (Knock on Wood) is looking better than it did in 2015. Jimmie Johnson is the defending winner of this race and will look to win his 5th win at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. Smoke will not be in Atlanta still out with the Back Injury, for the next few weeks Ty Dillon will drive the #14! 39 cars are currently on the entry list which means all cars will make the Race on Sunday!

#Homecoming

Entry List

Jimmie Johnson is the Defending Winner
1 Jamie McMurray
2 Brad Keselowski
3 Austin Dillon
4 Kevin Harvick
5 Kasey Kahne
6 Trevor Bayne
7 Regan Smith
10 Danica Patrick
11 Denny Hamlin
13 Casey Mears
14 Ty Dillon
15 Clint Bowyer
16 Greg Biffle
17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
18 Kyle Busch
19 Carl Edwards
20 Matt Kenseth
21 Ryan Blaney
22 Joey Logano
23 David Ragan
24 Chase Elliott
27 Paul Menard
30 Josh Wise
31 Ryan Newman
34 Chris Buescher
38 Landon Cassill
41 Kurt Busch
42 Kyle Larson
43 Aric Almirola
44 Brian Scott
46 Michael Annett
47 AJ Allmendinger
48 Jimmie Johnson
78 Martin Truex Jr
83 Matt DiBenedetto
88 Dale Earnhardt Jr
95 Michael McDowell
98 Cole Whitt

RED NAMES ARE NON-CHARTER DRIVERS IF MORE ENTER THESE DRIVERS WILL HAVE TO QUALIFY IN ON FRIDAY.

#59 A Success Story at Daytona - Michael McDowell proves he's a Threat

When it came to Michael McDowell on Sunday many fans expected big things out of McDowell and well he did not let anyone of them down.
McDowell was in the #59 Thrivent Financial Chevrolet SS on Sunday which was different from the #95 we normally see him in. McDowell entered speedweeks in something completely different than all of them before. Michael had never drove a Chevrolet at Daytona before and he felt like this was the best car he had ever brought.
When the team got to Daytona they knew the #59 was not the chartered car number and that would mean McDowell would have to either Qualify fastest of the Non-chartered Cars or do like he has done so many times in the past and race his way in via the Can-Am Duel. McDowell's car unloaded off the trailer fast which came to no surprise to many. On Saturday during the first few practice's McDowell continued to prove those words he said by having the best car he's ever had at Daytona. McDowell entered Sunday's qualifying with one goal. That goal was to be one of the two fastest drivers without a charter. McDowell went out on track and paced a fast lap around the Daytona International Speedway. As it sat
McDowell had one of the 2 fastest speeds until Matt DiBenedetto came out and just edged McDowell's speed by 0.020 seconds sending McDowell into the Duels needing Ryan Blaney to stay the fastest of the Non-Charter drivers. On Wednesday McDowell was the first driver of the week to reach 200 mph and was the fastest in practice. McDowell would enter the Can-Am Duels as one of the favorite non-charter drivers. In the Duels McDowell did exactly what he needed to do along with have Blaney finish highest in the Duel. At the end of the Duel McDowell found himself in the Daytona 500 for the second year in a row.
On Sunday McDowell stayed in the lead pack a majority of the race. Toward the end of the race McDowell overshot his pit box which many would consider a disaster. McDowell fell all the way back to the Top 30. In the final shootout McDowell scratched and clawed his way to a 15th place finish. McDowell currently sits 15th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points and in the chase. Many expect 2016 to be one of McDowell's best years and I am sure it's not the season to underestimate Michael McDowell . (Koelle,2016)

The NASCAR News Source Announces #Homecoming Run at Atlanta!

After a Rather Successful Road To Daytona the NASCAR News Source announced that they will be at Atlanta this weekend!
This announcement comes off the heels of attending the Powershares QQQ 300 in Daytona last Saturday with a rather successful run!
"I was very excited to make Daytona and the start of the season and look forward to a Homecoming return to the place where it all began almost 11 years ago!" stated Christian. The NASCAR News Source will attend Friday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying session and Saturday's NASCAR Xfintiy Series Head's Up Georgia 250 and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Great Clips 200! The official hash tag for the weekend that will be seen on posts on Twitter (@KoelleChristian), Facebook (The NASCAR News Source), and Instagram (IAMCCK952) and the Theme for the weekend will be Roots by Imagine Dragons. If you would be interested in meeting the Writer I will be around the Xfinity Series and Truck Series Garage and around the midway! Shoot me an email before and we can meet up! (Koelle,2016)