Race: Saturday, August 30, 2014 in Hampton, GA
Title Sponsor: Great Clips
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 7:46pm/et
Television Race Coverage: ESPN2 - 7:00pm/et
Announcers: Allen Bestwick, Dale Jarrett, Andy Petree
Pit Reporters: Dave Burns, Jamie Little, Jim Noble and Vince Welch
Studio: Mike Massaro, Rusty Wallace, Brad Daugherty
Performance Racing Network (PRN) and SiriusXM Satellite NASCAR Channel 90
Times are local to the Track
Thursday, August 28th
11:00 AM NNS HAULERS ENTER
12:30 PM NNS REGISTRATION OPENS
1:00 PM NNS GARAGE OPENS & INSPECTION BEGINS
5:00 PM NNS REGISTRATION CLOSES
6:00 PM NNS GARAGE CLOSES
Friday, August 29th
2:00 PM NNS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
3:00 PM NNS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
4:00 PM-5:00 PM NNS PRACTICE
5:30 PM-6:50 PM NNS FINAL PRACTICE
6:00 PM NNS REGISTRATION CLOSES
9:00 PM NNS GARAGE CLOSES
Saturday, August 30th
11:00 AM NNS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
4:10 PM NNS QUALIFYING
5:45 PM NNS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (MEDIA CENTER)
7:00 PM NNS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
7:00 PM NNS REGISTRATION CLOSES
7:30 PM NNS RACE (195 LAPS, 300.3 MILES)
Harvick wins at Atlanta: #5-Kevin Harvick won the Great Clips 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. He dominated the race, passing pole sitter #9-Chase Elliott on lap 37 and never gave up the lead again. #22-Joey Logano finished second followed by #42-Kyle Larson, #54-Kyle Busch, #9-Chase Elliott, #7-Regan Smith, #2-Brian Scott, #98-David Ragan, #3-Ty Dillon, and #11-Elliott Sadler.
There were 2 cautions for 18 laps and only 1 lead change among 2 leaders. Complete results are on the Atlanta race results page (pdf).
See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Atlanta Race & Points Report (pdf).(8-30-2014)
Atlanta Race Fast Facts:
Kevin Harvick(i) won the 23rd Annual Great Clips 300 Benefiting Feed The Children, his 43rd victory in 312 NASCAR Nationwide Series races.
This is his third victory and 11th top-10 finish in 2014.
This is his third victory and 10th top-10 finish in 13 races at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Joey Logano(i) (second) posted his fourth top-10 finish in four races at Atlanta Motor Speedway. It is his seventh top-10 finish in 2014.
Kyle Larson(i) (third) posted his second top-10 finish in two races at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Chase Elliott (fifth) was the highest finishing rookie.
Elliott # leads the point standings by 15 points over Regan Smith.
The win was Harvick's second consecutive Nationwide Series victory at Atlanta Motor Speedway.(NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(8-30-2014)
Driver standings following Atlanta [9 races remaining]:
1) #9-Chase Elliott # 874
2) #7-Regan Smith 859 -15
3) #3-Ty Dillon # 839 -35
4) #11-Elliott Sadler 826 -48
5) #2-Brian Scott 820 -54
6) #6-Trevor Bayne 803 -71
7) #60-Chris Buescher # 713 -161
8) #62-Brendan Gaughan 694 -180
9) #16-Ryan Reed # 658 -216
10) #99-James Buescher 646 -228
See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(8-30-2014)
Owner Standings following Atlanta are posted (pdf).(8-30-2014)
Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Atlanta: (and their finish)
Caution 1: #98-Ragan, 8th
Caution 2: #11-Sadler, 10th
Elliott on pole at Atlanta: #9-Chase Elliott won the pole for the Great Clips 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway with a speed of 180.240mph. #42-Kyle Larson will start second followed by: #54-Busch Busch, #22-Joey Logano, #11-Elliott Sadler, #20-Matt Kenseth, #6-Trevor Bayne, #5-Kevin Harvick, #2-Brian Scott, #98-David Ragan, #7-Regan Smith, and #16-Ryan Reed.
Fastest in the second round of qualifying was #6-Bayne at 179.534mph.
#11-Sadler was quickest in the opening qualifying session at 181.200mph
Did Not Qualify: none. The starting lineup is posted on the Atlanta starting lineup page (pdf).(8-30-2014)
Atlanta Qualifying Notes:
Chase Elliott won the Coors Light 21 Means 21 Pole Award for the 23rd Annual Great Clips 300 Benefitting Feed The Children with a lap of 30.759 seconds, 180.240 mph.
This is his first pole in 24 NASCAR Nationwide Series races.
This is his first pole and 18th top-10 start in 2014.
This is his first pole in one races at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Kyle Larson(i) (second) posted his 12th top-10 start of 2014 and his first in two races at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Kyle Busch(i) (third) posted his 11th top-10 start at Atlanta Motor Speedway. It is his 16th in 18 races this season.
Elliott was the fastest qualifying rookie.
Elliott becomes the youngest pole winner at Atlanta Motor Speedway (18 years, 9 months, 2 days). The previous record holder was Jeff Gordon (03/14/1992 - 20 years, 7 months, 10 days).
(NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(8-30-2014)
Kenseth fastest in happy hour: #20-Matt Kenseth was quickest during happy hour for the Great Clips 300 with a speed of 177.738mph. He was followed by: #3-Ty Dillon, #22-Joey Logano, #9-Chase Elliott, #60-Chris Buescher, #42-Kyle Larson, #7-Regan Smith, #98-David Ragan, #54-Kyle Busch, and #11-Elliott Sadler. 39 drivers participated in the session. See complete results on the Atlanta practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(8-29-2014)
Chris Buescher fastest in practice: #60-Chris Buescher was fastest during opening practice at Atlanta Motor Speedway with a speed of 177.880mph. #20-Matt Kenseth was second, followed by:#3-Ty Dillon, #54-Kyle Busch, #22-Joey Logano, #16-Ryan Reed, #6-Trevor Bayne, #5-Kevin Harvick, #11-Elliott Sadler, and #42-Kyle Larson. 36 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Atlanta practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(8-29-2014)
Entry List: There are 41 cars on the preliminary entry list for Saturday's Great Clips 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. A few notes:
Carlos Contreras is in the #23;
John Wes Townley returns in the #25;
Blake Koch will drive the #44 for TriStar;
John Jackson is again entered in the #72;
Chris Cockrum returns to the #74;
Morgan Shepherd makes another attempt in his #89;
Kevin Swindell will drive the #93 for JGL;
The #98 team is entered with David Ragan.(8-25-2014)
UPDATE: Matt Dibenedetto will be in the #40. Carl Long will be in the #46.(8-28-2014)
UPDATE: Carl Long has withdrawn the #13. There are 40 cars at the track.(8-29-2014)
See the complete list on the Atlanta entry list page.
Sprint Cup, Nationwide Series in Prime Time at Atlanta: The NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series will compete under the lights in prime time at Atlanta Motor Speedway Aug. 30-31 and both races will be televised live. The Oral-B USA 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race airs Sunday night, Aug. 31, on ESPN, with NASCAR Countdown presented by 5-Hour Energy at 7:00pm/et and the green flag at 7:46pm/et The race also airs live in Canada on TSN, TSN4 and TSN5 and will air in Spanish on ESPN Deportes on Sept. 1 at 4:00am. The NASCAR Nationwide Series race on Saturday night, Aug. 30, airs on ESPN2 at 7:00pm/et with a 7:46pm/et green flag. The race also airs live in Canada on TSN2 and will air in Spanish on ESPN Deportes at 4:00am on Aug. 31. All NASCAR programming on ESPN and ESPN2 is available on computers, smartphones, tablets, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire TV via WatchESPN, accessible to fans who receive ESPN's linear networks as part of their video subscription from an affiliate provider.(ESPN)(8-25-2014)
Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials
Sprint Cup: 5 sets for practice/qualifying and 12 sets for the race;
Nationwide: 7 sets for the event
Left-side -- D-4384; Right-side -- D-4602
Left-side -- 87.28 in. (2,217 mm);
Right-side -- 88.43 in. (2,246 mm)
Technical Inspection Inflation:
Left Front -- 30 psi; Left Rear -- 30 psi;
Right Front -- 50 psi; Right Rear -- 47 psi
Minimum Recommended Inflation:
Left Front -- 22 psi; Left Rear -- 20 psi;
Right Front -- 50 psi; Right Rear -- 47 psi
Notes: Teams in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series will run the same tire set-up at Atlanta this weekend . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that these teams ran at this track last season . . . this left--side tire code (D-4384) has been run at Atlanta since 2012 . . . this right-side tire code (D-4602) incorporates Goodyear Racing's multi-zone tread technology, which debuted at Atlanta last year . . . the tire features two distinct tread compounds -- one for endurance and heat resistance on the inboard three inches of the tread and one for traction on the outboard nine inches . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run liners in all four tire positions at Atlanta. . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.
Congratulations 2015 Champ Kyle Busch
(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)