Leavine Family Racing Looking For Strong Finish At Atlanta

CONCORD, N.C. (February 26, 2015) – Leavine Family Racing is looking for their first great run at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend in the Folds of Honor QuickTrip 500. Last year, the team failed to make the race and in 2013 Scott Speed finished in 43rd position. Michael McDowell, driver of the No. 95 Thrivent Financial Ford Fusion, has competed at Atlanta Motor Speedway four times in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with a best start of 23rd and a best finish of 39th.

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NASCAR’s New Qualifying Procedure Stinks!

NASCAR’s new qualifying procedure in plain English stinks! As of last Saturday morning, there were 22 cars wrecked in qualifying. Even before the qualifiers got on the track on Friday, there was absolute chaos on pit road as the contenders were trying to buddy up with teammates or friends or buddy up with the same make of car due to the matching areo dynamics. This thing has to go and it’s all NASCAR CEO’s Brian Z France’s fault. He’s has to wear it – it’s his creation. Even though some…

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SHORT TRACK: Be Sure to Attend One of These Races in 2015

A truly great fan experience at an auto race is typified by several things. The cars should lose grip and slide in the corners, and fans should be able to see it. They should be able to see the driver’s hands struggle on the steering wheel to maintain control. They should be able to see all, or at least most, of the race track. This combination has drawn crowds to race tracks for over a century. For stock car fans (we’ll address open wheel fans in a later column), the Super…

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NASCAR National Series News & Notes – Atlanta

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Next Race: Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 The Place: Atlanta Motor Speedway The Date: Sunday, March 1 The Time: 1 p.m. (ET) TV: FOX, 12:30 p.m. (ET) Radio: PRN, Sirius XM Ch. 90 Distance: 500.5 miles (325 laps) 

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Daytona 500 Eventful For Leavine Family Racing Team

By “Jack” Note: Jack” is a new member of the Leavine Family Racing team and is sharing his experiences with fans on the team’s Instagram account.  In this week’s post-race report for the No. 95 Thrivent Financial team, “Jack” shares his POV on the team’s experiences at the Daytona 500. The DAYTONA 500 is unlike any other race on the NASCAR schedule. I knew this right away when our car chief, Kenn Roettger, told me we’d be racing there for eight days. Prior to heading to Daytona, our team had to…

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