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MONTE DUTTON – THE BENEFITS OF BEING THERE

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MONTE DUTTON – A SHAME THE FOLKS WON’T BE THERE

During the latest Cup race, I kept thinking about a sportswriting friend of mine who lives within earshot of Atlanta Motor Speedway. Every time an engine cranks, he can hear it from his house. I thought it must have been strange for the race to be going on without him being there. I asked him about it, and he said so.

No racing facility is within earshot of me, not even the county’s dirt track, but I still feel a little strange about not being there at a few tracks. Darlington is my favorite, but I think I miss Martinsville the most.

Does that make sense?

HARVICK SCORES VICTORY AT FOLDS OF HONOR QUICKTRIP 500

 

Kevin Harvick has had an exceptional relationship with Atlanta Motor Speedway and the 2014 NASCAR Cup Series champion showed that again Sunday afternoon winning the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500, his third victory at the historic track.

 

Harvick led a race high 151 of 325 laps en route to his 51st career win, prevailing in a valiant contest with Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr., who finished second and third.

 

Truex led 62 laps, won the opening two stages of the race and kept Harvick’s No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford honest. Harvick passed both JGR Toyotas to open the third stage of the race and held them at bay to win by a healthy 3.527-seconds. Busch passed Truex for second with five laps to go.

AJ ALLMENDINGER EARNS FIRST CAREER NASCAR OVAL VICTORY IN ECHOPARK 250

 

NASCAR veteran AJ Allmendinger bested a field of the sport’s best young talents leading the final 37 laps of Saturday afternoon’s Xfinity Series EchoPark 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Making the run more impressive, Allmendinger rallied from a 30th place starting position.

 

Noah Gragson, last week’s Bristol race winner, finished runner-up by 1.858-seconds but it was still good enough to earn the Dash 4 Cash $100,000 money bonus given by series sponsor Xfinity. Next week Allmendinger, Gragson, Justin Haley and Daniel Hemric -  the second through fourth place finishers – will be eligible for the Dash 4 Cash prize money.

 

“Oh my God, I won on an oval baby,’’ a grinning Allmendinger exclaimed after climbing out of his winning No. 16 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet - referring to his previous three NASCAR wins on road courses.

MONTE DUTTON – THAR HE BLOWS!

It’s been eight years since I last traveled from place to place, writing mainly about NASCAR, and yet the same tired stories still flare up, absurdly, from time to time.

There’s a new Kyle Busch!

The reigning Cup champion is never going to grow up or old, and that’s all right. He drives race cars. He’s not the director of public works.

BRAD KESELOWSKI STEALS ANOTHER ONE AT BRISTOL

 
Bristol Motor Speedway brings it all when the NASCAR Cup Series is in town, attitude, hard racing, underdogs, and upsets are all abound. That was proven to be true once again as Brad Keselowski stole another win late into the Supermarket Heroes 500.

ALSCO UNIFORMS 500 POSTPONED DUE TO RAIN

Due to inclement weather, the NASCAR Cup Series Alsco Uniforms 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway has been postponed until Thursday, May 28, at 7 p.m. ET (FS1, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). In addition, due to travel and setup challenges, NASCAR announced that the NASCAR Xfinity Series Cheddar's 300 presented by Alsco at Bristol Motor Speedway has been moved to Monday, June 1 at 7 p.m. ET (FS1, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

ELLIOTT WINS NORTH CAROLINA EDUCATION LOTTERY 200 TRUCK TITLE

 
On his first try, the bounty hunter got his prey.
 
In the closing laps of Tuesday night’s North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Chase Elliott held off a determined charge from Kyle Busch in the closing laps to earn the victory and a $100,000 bounty offered to any full-time NASCAR Cup Series driver who could beat Busch.
 
Not bad for a guy who hadn’t competed in a NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race since 2017.

MONDAY MORNING RACER - ACE SPEEDWAY 2020 SEASON OPENER AND MORE

Ace Speedway's season opener for 2020 had a great racing card for a NASCAR home track. In this video you'll see pro modifieds with two 30 lap features, limited late models, Nissan Extreme, mini stock, Ace modifieds, and late model stock with drivers such as Ty Gibbs in the field. This is nearly every lap and just racing as viewing from the backstretch stand. Racing is back in Altamahaw, North Carolina!

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BRAD KESELOWSKI STEALS THE 600

 
A strong lead near the end of a race and a caution comes out to ruin everything; every driver’s worst nightmare. That nightmare came true for the NASCAR Cup Series’ most popular driver, Chase Elliott, during the Coke 600; allowing Brad Keselowski to steal the win.

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