Christopher Bell, who won an Xfinity Series-high seven races last season, found his way to Victory Lane at Atlanta after he led all but 20 laps in Saturday’s race.
New rules debut Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, where the prevailing opinion is that the bumping-and-banging and rubbing-is-racing lore of NASCAR will return.
Brad Keselowski completed just two runs in the No. 2 Ford during Saturday’s practice at Atlanta Motor Speedway before being treated for a stomach virus.
Aric Almirola has led a Ford sweep in NASCAR Cup qualifying at Atlanta Motor Speedway as Ricky Stenhouse Jr. qualified second and Clint Bowyer took the third spot.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. will climb behind the wheel to compete at Darlington Raceway’s Xfinity Series race on Aug. 31.
Michael McDowell was still digesting his fifth-place finish at the Daytona 500 when Joey Logano appeared at the front of his car, angrily pointing at the Ford logo. He was questioning McDowell’s loyalty to the brand.
The late president of Joe Gibbs Racing, who died five weeks ago at 49, discovered Hamlin and watched him rise to stardom.
Kyle Busch finished second in the Daytona 500, extending his winless streak to 14 in NASCAR’s season opener, and sounded less than thrilled with the way JGR teammate and race winner Denny Hamlin handled the final laps at Daytona International Speedway.
Denny Hamlin won his second Daytona 500 in four years on Sunday, taking the checkered flag for Joe Gibbs Racing a month after Joe Gibbs’ oldest son, J.D., died following a long battle with a degenerative neurological disease.
Paul Menard triggered a multi-car accident shortly after a restart with 10 laps to go in the Daytona 500.