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AUTO RACING PACKAGE: Auto Racing Glance

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 25, 2015 at 10:48 am •  Published: February 25, 2015
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NASCAR

SPRINT CUP

FOLDS OF HONOR QUIKTRIP 500

Site: Hampton, Georgia.

Schedule: Friday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 1-2:30 p.m.), qualifying (Fox Sports 1, 5:30-7 p.m.); Saturday, practice (Fox Sports 1, noon-1:30 p.m.); Sunday, race, 1 p.m. (Fox, 12:30-5 p.m.).

Track: Atlanta Motor Speedway (tri-oval, 1.54 miles).

Race distance: 500.5 miles, 325 laps.

Last year: Kasey Kahne won the August race to wrap up a Chase position.

Last week: Joey Logano won the season-opening Daytona 500. He surged ahead of the pack on a two-lap sprint to the finish and had command when a wreck behind him brought out a caution.

Fast facts: David Ragan is driving Kyle Busch's No. 18 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing. Busch broke his right leg and left foot Saturday in a wreck in the Xfinity race at Daytona. ... Regan Smith will be back in Stewart-Haas Racing's No. 41 Chevrolet. Smith was 16th at Daytona in place of suspended driver Kurt Busch. NASCAR suspended Busch last week after a Delaware judge said the 2004 series champion almost surely choked and beat his former girlfriend at Dover International Speedway last fall. ... Jeff Gordon made his series debut in November 1992 at the track. He's retiring after the season. ... The track had two Cup races a year from its opening in 1960 to 2010. Speedway Motorsports Inc. shifted one of the races to Kentucky Speedway.

Next race: Kobalt 400, March 8, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

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XFINITY

HISENSE 250

Site: Hampton, Georgia.

Schedule: Friday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.); Saturday, qualifying (Fox Sports 1, 9-10:30 a.m.), race, 2 p.m. (Fox Sports 1, 1:30-5 p.m.).

Track: Atlanta Motor Speedway (tri-oval, 1.54 miles).

Race distance: 251.02 miles, 163 laps.

Last year: Kevin Harvick raced to the third of his four 2014 series victories.

Last week: Ryan Reed won the season-opening race at Daytona for his first career national series victory. Kyle Bucch broke his right leg and left foot in a late wreck.

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