Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series News & Notes – Atlanta

Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway marks the 2,500th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. Below are some stats from the first 2,499 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races. The first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race was held at Charlotte Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina on June 19, 1949 – the race was won by Jim Roper (Lincoln) 186 drivers have won a race The series has competed on 156 different tracks 234 different drivers have won a Coors Light Pole 2,536 drivers have made…

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Notable Quotables: Kurt Busch on Winning the 2017 Daytona 500

Twelve hours after celebrating his DAYTONA 500 victory in Daytona International Speedway’s Gatorade Victory Lane, the newest champion of “The Great American Race” was still processing the defining moment of his NASCAR career. “It’s surreal,” the Stewart-Haas Racing driver said Monday morning, during the annual Champion’s Breakfast in the Speedway’s Bill France Room. “Wins are hard to come by … but to win the DAYTONA 500, it’s hard to put into words. It’s beyond belief, really.” Read more after the jump.

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Kurt Busch Wins a Very Odd 2017 Daytona 500

The weekend saw a lot of yellow and red flags through all 3 series of racing. The Camping World truck race saw Kraz Gala bested the field in a crash filled race. The Xfinity series saw Ryan Reed hold off Kasey Kahne and Austin Dillon in another crash filled marathon. So by the time Sunday rolled around, those of us numb from watching so many hours of racing already were hoping the Monster drivers would be the consummate professionals they are. The best of the best. And they did for…

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Kurt Busch Rides Last-Lap Pass to DAYTONA 500 Victory

Three-Time DAYTONA 500 Runner-Up Finally Gets Career-Defining Result Ryan Blaney, AJ Allmendinger Finish 2nd, 3rd Mid-Race Accident Ends Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Run   DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 26, 2017) – Kurt Busch used a last-lap pass to win the 59th annual DAYTONA 500 Sunday in a raucous, rough-and-tumble season-opening race for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Busch (No. 41 Haas Automation/Monster Energy Ford), a three-time DAYTONA 500 runner-up and the 2004 series champion, made a high-line move coming off the Daytona International Speedway backstretch to pass Kyle Larson (No.…

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Blaney’s Runner-Up Run Secures 1-2 Finish For Ford In Daytona 500

Thanks to some quick work by the Wood Brothers crew and some heads-up driving by Ryan Blaney, the Motorcraft/Quick Lane team was able to do its part to deliver Ford Motor Company a 1-2 finish in NASCAR’s biggest race. Blaney, in a back-up No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Fusion, charged from 40th place at the start into the top five in the first 26 laps of Sunday’s 59th annual Daytona 500, then into the lead by lap 49.

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