Race Blog

Atlanta Motor Speedway is almost every driver's favorite track. You hear that every time NASCAR's circus pitches tents in Hampton, Georgia. Drivers love the 21-year old surface at the legendary 58-year old track because it causes tire wear and forces drivers to search all over for grip. Old pavement puts the race back in the drivers' hands and every driver I spoke to - from young William Byron to Sunday's race-winner and longest-tenured Cup driver Kevin Harvick - say it's fun. 

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Posted by Doug Turnbull

22-year-old Chase Elliott is driving the No. 9 car in 2018 and the retiring Dale Earnhardt Jr. had a lot to do with it.

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Posted by Doug Turnbull