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Jimmie Johnson pulls away for another Atlanta Sprint Cup win

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Jimmie Johnson pulls away for another Atlanta Sprint Cup win

March 1st, 2015 6:58 pm by PAUL NEWBERRY, AP Sports Writer

HAMPTON, Ga. - Likely locking up a run at his record-tying seventh championship before it even turns to spring, Jimmie Johnson pulled away after the final restart with 13 laps to go Sunday.

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Stolen Sprint Cup car found in suburban Atlanta

Stolen Sprint Cup car found in suburban Atlanta

February 28th, 2015 10:30 am by PAUL NEWBERRY, AP Sports Writer

Team XTREME said the $250,000 Sprint Cup car was discovered early Saturday northwest of Atlanta in Gwinnett County, about 20 miles away from where it was taken.

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Logano on a roll, NASCAR on the defensive

Logano on a roll, NASCAR on the defensive

February 27th, 2015 11:00 pm by PAUL NEWBERRY, AP Sports Writer

Joey Logano followed up his Daytona 500 win by taking the pole for Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Atlanta. Thirteen drivers - including four former champions - didn't even get on the track for qualifying Friday after failing to pass inspection.

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Dude, where's my car?  Kvapil's NASCAR ride stolen from hotel parking lot

Dude, where's my car? Kvapil's NASCAR ride stolen from hotel parking lot

February 27th, 2015 4:42 pm by Associated Press

A trailer with the red No. 44 car inside was hitched to a black 2004 Ford F-350 pickup truck parked outside a hotel in Morrow, Ga., about 15 miles south of Atlanta, police said. The 2015 Chevy NASCAR race car inside the trailer is valued at $250,000.

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NASCAR back on track for extra day of testing in Atlanta

NASCAR back on track for extra day of testing in Atlanta

February 27th, 2015 8:42 am by PAUL NEWBERRY, AP Sports Writer

The Sprint Cup drivers returned to the track Thursday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, getting an extra day to test out the new rules package that will be in effect for the first time.

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Kyle Busch has surgery on foot by North Carolina specialist

Kyle Busch has surgery on foot by North Carolina specialist

February 26th, 2015 9:40 am by Associated Press

Dr. Robert Anderson of OrthoCarolina performed the surgery Wednesday. Anderson is a noted specialist who has treated NFL players Matt Schaub and Ahmad Bradshaw and retired baseball players Derek Jeter and Chipper Jones.

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Busch crash leading to additional SAFER barriers at tracks

Busch crash leading to additional SAFER barriers at tracks

February 25th, 2015 9:38 am by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

The renewed focus announced Tuesday by ISC President John Saunders comes three days after NASCAR star Kyle Busch broke his right leg and left foot in a crash into a concrete wall at Daytona International Speedway.

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Ragan, Jones to replace Kyle Busch at Atlanta

Ragan, Jones to replace Kyle Busch at Atlanta

February 24th, 2015 8:10 pm by Associated Press

David Ragan will drive Kyle Busch's car in the Sprint Cup Series this weekend at Atlanta, and 18-year-old Erik Jones will drive Busch's car in the Xfinity Series race.

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Stewart-Haas sticks with fill-in Smith for Atlanta

Stewart-Haas sticks with fill-in Smith for Atlanta

February 24th, 2015 1:45 pm by Associated Press

Regan Smith will be behind the wheel for Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, his second straight race as a sub for suspended Stewart-Haas Racing driver Kurt Busch.

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Hagan races to second straight Funny Car victory

Hagan races to second straight Funny Car victory

February 22nd, 2015 7:21 pm by Associated Press

Matt Hagan raced to his second consecutive Funny Car victory of the season Sunday in the CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.

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Update: Logano gives Penske another Daytona 500 win

Update: Logano gives Penske another Daytona 500 win

February 22nd, 2015 5:10 pm by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

Joey Logano won his first career Daytona 500 on Sunday, crossing the finish line under caution after a two-lap sprint.

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