The Prowler

Georgia native Garrett Smithley, driver of the No. 77 Overkill Motorsports Chevrolet, passes the Atlanta writing in Turn 4. Smithley finished the race at his home track in 36th place and 71 laps behind race winner Brad Keselowski.

Sunday’s snapshots

February 24, 2019

Brad Keselowski flies an American flag following his second career win in Atlanta. Keselowski spent most of the race shifting positions throughout the top-10, but his mistake-free driving allowed him to take the lead for the final 33 laps of the race.

Keselowski captures the flag

February 24, 2019

Weather and a new aero package kept teams and fans guessing all weekend long ahead of the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500. However, when the checkered fla...

Young fan stands behind Kyle Larson’s McDonald’s Chevrolet in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series garage prior to the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500. On Sunday morning, until an hour before the race, fans with pre-race pit passes are able to get up close with the cars, talk with crew members, and possibly even meet their favorite drivers.

Fast and ‘fan’tastic

February 24, 2019

Fans interacting with athletes is a rarity in most sports, yet NASCAR is known to have the most accessible athletes. This year, tracks are implementing n...

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series cars ined up on pit road prior to qualifying for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500.

From the Panther Pit(box)

February 24, 2019

In the second special edition of “From the Panther Pit(box)” recorded at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Editor-in-Chief Rilee Stapleton and Sports Editor Jen...

Pit crew member of the No. 14 Haas Automation Ford driven by Clint Bowyer tests the wear on the tires during the final practice for Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500. Last paved in 1997, the rough Atlanta track surface takes a toll on tires.

Saturday showstoppers

February 23, 2019

Harrison Burton (No. 18) in his 17th career start, trails seasoned NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series drivers Johnny Sauter (No. 13) and Matt Crafton (No. 88). Young drivers like Burton are finding ways to move up the respect ladder in the eyes of the more experienced drivers.

Qualifying for respect

February 23, 2019

This season provides new faces throughout all three NASCAR series. The influx of new, young drivers joining older, more experienced drivers is best see...

Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 51 Cessna Toyota for Kyle Busch Motorsports, stands in victory lane after the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series Ultimate Tailgating 200. The win marks Busch’s 52nd career Truck Series victory, breaking the tie with four-time series champion Ron Hornaday Jr.

A league of his own

February 23, 2019

Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 51 Cessna Toyota for Kyle Busch Motorsports, won the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Ultimate Tailgating 200 at Atla...

Christopher Bell, in the No. 20 Rheem Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing, won the Rinnai 250 race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Bell led for 142 of 163 laps en route to his first win of the 2019 season.

Paved by the Bell

February 23, 2019

Christopher Bell earned his first victory of the season and ninth overall in his young NASCAR Xfinity Series career in dominant fashion as he took the...

Clint Bowyer, driver of No. 14  Haas Automation Ford for Stewart Haas Racing, talks with FOX Sports in the garage. Bowyer paced the final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice with a speed of 179.104 mph. Bowyer also led the first practice and qualified third for the race.

Drivers use final practice to test long-run speed

February 23, 2019

Clint Bowyer, driver of No. 14  Haas Automation Ford for Stewart Haas Racing, paced the final practice with a speed of 179.104 mph and 30.954 seconds....