This week NASCAR will bring the top three series to Atlanta Motor Speedway for what should be an exciting weekend of racing. Only two more races remain until the field is set for the chase so we'll see some guys running with all they got. Here's this weeks schedule:
Date Event Time TV/Radio
FRI 9/2 Camping World Truck Series Practice 10:30 a.n. - 11:30 a.m.
Camping World Truck Series Final Practice 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Camping World Truck Series Qualifying 5:05 p.m. SPEED
Sprint Cup Series Practice 6:00 p.m. - 7:20 p.m. SPEED
7:30 p.m. SPEED
7:45 p.m. MRN
Camping World Truck Series Atlanta 200
8:00 p.m. SPEED
SAT 9/3 Nationwide Series Practice 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Nationwide Series Final Practice 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. SPEED (11:00 a.m.)
Sprint Cup Final Practice 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. SPEED
Nationwide Series Qualifying 3:35 p.m. SPEED
Sprint Cup Qualifying 5:10 p.m. SPEED
7:00 p.m. ESPN2
Nationwide Series Great Clips 300 7:30 p.m. ESPN2
SUN 9/4 TV Pre-Race 6:30 p.m. ESPN
Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500
7:30 p.m. ESPN
Driver ratings for Atlanta
Rank Driver Avg Finish Driver Rating
1 Jimmie Johnson 8.6 110.1
2 Tony Stewart 9.7 102.3
3 Carl Edwards 15.2 101.2
4 Jeff Gordon 10.4 100.6
5 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 12.7 96.9
6 Kurt Busch 16.8 95.6
7 Denny Hamlin 18.4 94.7
8 Matt Kenseth 9.1 94.5
9 Greg Biffle 16.3 93.7
10 Kasey Kahne 19.3 93.1
11 Kyle Busch 15.2 90.6
12 Martin Truex Jr. 22.4 89.2
13 Juan Pablo Montoya 17.1 88.7
14 Jeff Burton 14.2 85.3
15 Mark Martin 19.3 84.1
16 Clint Bowyer 15.5 82.6
17 Kevin Harvick 18.4 81.1
18 Brian Vickers 14.9 80.5
19 Jamie McMurray 20.5 72.9
20 Ryan Newman 19.3 72.9
21 A J Allmendinger 15.2 71.9
22 Casey Mears 20.5 63.9
23 David Reutimann 25.7 63.3
24 Brad Keselowski 30.5 62.4
25 Marcos Ambrose 22.2 61.7
26 Paul Menard 22.0 61.3
27 Scott Riggs 26.0 61.0
28 Robby Gordon 24.1 60.6
29 David Stremme 26.8 59.4
30 Bobby Labonte 27.4 59.2
31 David Gilliland 26.1 58.4
32 Michael Waltrip 22.9 58.0
33 David Ragan 25.6 57.2
34 Scott Wimmer 25.7 53.2
35 J.J. Yeley 27.5 52.5
36 Sam Hornish Jr. 29.8 51.7
37 Mike Bliss 28.5 51.0
38 Joey Logano 28.5 50.7
39 Joe Nemechek 30.6 50.7
40 Scott Speed 27.4 49.8
41 Dave Blaney 30.9 49.0
42 Jeff Green 28.2 48.7
43 Regan Smith 24.8 47.4
44 Bill Elliott 27.7 44.8
45 Ken Schrader 30.0 43.7
46 Travis Kvapil 31.6 40.6
47 Erik Darnell 30.0 39.9
48 Terry Labonte 30.5 39.3
49 Tony Raines 31.8 38.9
50 Mike Skinner 35.0 38.8
51 Johnny Sauter 30.5 36.4
52 Patrick Carpentier 31.5 35.3
53 Boris Said 32.0 32.5
54 Kevin Conway 34.0 28.9
55 Michael McDowell 40.5 26.7
56 Hermie Sadler 42.0 25.9
57 Todd Bodine 42.0 23.8
For the Altanta cup race I'm gonna take a shot with Dale Jr again.....He's finalized his contract extention with Hendrick today which should be a big weight off his shoulders and now it's time to prove to everone he belongs there IMO
WagerType: Date: Team: Risking / To Win Ticket#:
STRAIGHT BET Sep 02 TNT NASCAR ADVOCARE 500 SEPTEMBER 2 - 4, 2011
 DALE EARNHARDT JR +2250 200.00 USD / 4500.00 USD 8324731
Bringing my Nascar record over from the old forum...
Glad the old place is still up to find some of this stuff....
Good Luck with Jr...he sure as hell is due....
Who's HOT at Atlanta
• Jimmie Johnson leads all drivers with a 10.4 average finish.
• Tony Stewart has two wins and a 9.0 average finish in the last 10 races.
• Matt Kenseth has the best average (8.2) in the six races with the COT.
• Kurt Busch leads all drivers in wins (2) and laps led (385) with the COT.
• Jeff Gordon and Mark Martin each lead all drivers with 14 top fives.
• Juan Pablo Montoya has finished in the top 10 in his last three starts.
Keep an Eye on at Atlanta
• Brad Keselowski, Marcos Ambrose, Kyle Busch and Paul Menard will be racing for the Sprint Summer Showdown bonus.
• Kasey Kahne is second in laps led (221) with the COT at Atlanta.
• Denny Hamlin has combined to lead 129 laps in the last three races at Atlanta.
• Kevin Harvick will return in the same car that he won with at Charlotte Motor Speedway with in May.
• Carl Edwards has the best average finish (6.0) on 1.5-mile tracks this season.
• Brian Vickers has a 6.3 average finish in his last three starts at Atlanta.
• Dale Earnhardt Jr. has the fifth-best driver rating at Atlanta since 2005.
• Ryan Newman has finished in the top 10 in the last two races of the season.
Second week in a row the boys have mixed feelings about the cup race:
MotorRacingNetwork.com Staff Picks
Jeff Wackerlin: Matt Kenseth
Pete Pistone: Jimmie Johnson
Craig Moore: Brad Keselowski
Steve Blevins: Jeff Gordon
John Singler: Tony Stewart
Ricky Hamber: Kyle Busch
This could be one helluva great weekend for a fan...............
Five fans … four drivers … three million dollars.
The countdown to Labor Day Weekend is nearly complete and there’s big money on the line as the “Sprint Summer Showdown Presented by HTC EVO 3D” wraps up at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Five fans are headed to Hampton, Ga., with a shot at a million dollars if one of four drivers wins Sunday’s AdvoCare 500. Paul Menard, Brad Keselowski, Marcos Ambrose and Kyle Busch were victorious during the five-race qualifying period that began at Indianapolis and ended last weekend in Bristol.
Keselowski won two of those races. As a result, the fans who correctly predicted those victories at Pocono and Bristol – Helene Cross of Kansas City, Mo., and Molly Hilyard from Sidney, Ohio – would split the million-dollar prize should the Penske Racing driver win again Sunday.
The “Showdown” also will pay $1 million to the winning driver and the same amount to his designated charity. Keselowski will be racing to benefit his Checkered Flag Foundation. He has finishes of 25th and 36th in his only two Sprint Cup Series starts at AMS.
Keselowski is, however, the hottest driver in the series right now with two wins in his last four starts. He’s climbed from 21st to 11th in points during the late-summer streak.
Kyle Busch, who qualified with a victory at Michigan International Speedway, is the only one of the four with a win in Atlanta.
“When Sprint announced the bonus plan, all of us got excited and I’m pretty pumped about it,” said Busch, whose AMS win came in March 2008. “It’s a neat opportunity for us to have something more to shoot for.”
Not that there isn’t already plenty on the line for Busch heading into the final two weeks of the regular season. Though he’s already clinched a spot in this year’s Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, the top seed in the post-season title hunt is still up for grabs.
Busch goes into the weekend tied with Jimmie Johnson for the points lead and another win would lock up the No. 1 seed. His four wins are a series high, but Busch is looking to build momentum for the 10-race “Chase” that will begin Sept. 18 at Chicagoland Speedway.
“Ultimately, we still have to be smart and play it out as we would any other week,” said Busch, who’ll be driving to make Dana Hardie of Laurel Hill, N.C., a millionaire. “We’d like to get a couple more wins if we can and these are two really good tracks coming up for us in Richmond and Atlanta.”
The Kyle Busch Foundation will benefit if the Joe Gibbs Racing driver gets his fifth win of the year.
Menard will be cheered on by Andrea Gay of Voorhees, N.J., with Habitat for Humanity his prospective beneficiary. In nine starts at Atlanta Motor Speedway, his best finish is fifth in March 2010.
Ambrose will have Ron Rempinski of St. Charles, Mo., in his corner. A win for the Richard Petty Motorsports driver would send a $1 million gift to Victory Junction. Ambrose has just one top-10 finish in five starts on the 1.5-mile oval – that coming in last year’s AdvoCare 500.
Wow!!!! Caught the last few laps of the truck race since halftime just hit for the TCU/Baylor game....Hornaday wins in a thriller just ahead of Clint Bowyer and Kyle Busch. He was worth some damn good money today too......to bad I didn't jump on him in this one