NASCAR X-Finity Series:
Sat., 2/28: Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hisense 250, 1:30pm, PRN
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series:
Sun., 3/1: Atlanta Motor Speedway, Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500, 12 noon, PRN
Schedule subject to changes due to high school basketball state playoffs
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RAGAN TO SUB FOR KYLE BUSCH
David Ragan is moving from Front Row Motorsports to Joe Gibbs Racing as interim driver of the Number-18 Sprint Cup Series Toyota while Kyle Busch recovers from injuries suffered during the NASCAR X-FINITY Series race last weekend at Daytona International Speedway. Ragan will drive for the next several weeks, with no timetable announced for Busch’s return. It’s expected that Ragan will go back to Front Row when his stint as interim driver is completed … Busch, who sustained a compound fracture of his lower right leg and a broken left foot, was transferred from Daytona Beach to a hospital in the Charlotte, North Carolina, area yesterday … Erik Jones will drive Busch’s Number-54 X-FINITY Series Camry this weekend in Atlanta.
SPRINT CUP SERIES POWER RANKINGS: After winning the season-opening Daytona 500, Team Penske’s Joey Logano finds himself atop this week’s Motor Racing Network Power Rankings. Hendrick Motorsports teammates Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Junior are second and fifth, respectively. (For a complete list, visit http://bit.ly/1AGPksa at MRN.com)
► Joey Logano drives the Number-22 Shell Pennzoil Ford in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. His crew chief at Team Penske is Todd Gordon.
► Logano (Middletown, Connecticut) is coming off the biggest win of his career, last weekend’s season-opening Daytona 500.
► His victory came exactly fifty-six years after Lee Petty won the very first Daytona 500 … on February 22nd, 1959.
► Logano’s Daytona 500 victory will most likely land him in the post-season Chase again this year. In 2014, he was the Number-5 seed and finished fourth in the final standings.
► He began competing at the age of seven in Quarter-Midgets and later won the 2007 championship in the Camping World East Series, one of NASCAR’s top developmental tours known today as the K-and-N Pro Series East.
► The following year, Logano notched his first career victory in the Nationwide Series … in just his third start. That win at Kentucky Speedway came only twenty-one days after his 18th birthday.
► In addition to full-time Cup Series duties in 2015, Logano (now 24) will compete in a select number of
X-FINITY Series races. In fact, he’s doing double duty this weekend in Atlanta, driving the Number-22 Team Penske Mustang in Saturday’s Hisense 250.
There are seven Sprint Cup Series drivers who are signed up for double duty at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend, also competing in Saturday’s Hisense 250 X-FINITY Series race: 2014 champion Kevin Harvick, Sam Hornish Junior, Matt Kenseth, Kyle Larson, Daytona 500 winner Joey Logano, Paul Menard and J-J Yeley.
ON THIS DATE … 10 YEARS AGO
February 25th, 2005: Kyle Busch set a track qualifying record at Auto Club Speedway in winning the pole for the Auto Club 500 Sprint Cup Series race, turning a lap of 188.245 miles per hour around the two-mile Southern California oval. Two days later, Busch would finish twenty-third in the race – won by Greg Biffle. The qualifying record still stands as NASCAR approaches its return to Fontana on March 22nd.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
SUN 3/1, Atlanta Motor Speedway, TBD, TBD, PRN
SUN 3/8, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, TBD, 2pm, PRN
SUN 3/15, Phoenix Int'l Raceway, Camping World 500, 2pm, MRN
SUN 3/22, Auto Club Speedway of So. Cal., Auto Club 400, 2pm, MRN
SUN 3/29, Martinsville Speedway, STP 500, 12 noon, MRN
SAT 4/25, Richmond Int'l Raceway, Toyota Owners 400, 6pm, MRN
SUN 5/3, Talladega Superspeedway, Aaron's 499, 12:00 PM MRN
SAT 5/9, Kansas Speedway, 5-hour ENERGY 400 Benefiting Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF), 6:30 PM MRN
SAT 5/16, Charlotte Motor Speedway, NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, 8:00 PM MRN
SUN 5/24, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Coca-Cola 600, 5:00 PM PRN
SUN 5/31, Dover Int'l Speedway, FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks, 12:00 PM MRN
SUN 6/7, Pocono Raceway, Pocono 400, 12:00 PM MRN
SUN 6/14, Michigan Int'l Speedway, Quicken Loans 400, 12:00 PM MRN
SUN 6/28, Sonoma Raceway, TBD, 2:00 PM PRN
SUN 7/5, Daytona Int'l Speedway, Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca-Cola, 6:30 PM MRN
SAT 7/11, Kentucky Speedway, TBD, 7:00 PM PRN
SUN 7/19, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, TBD, 12:00 PM PRN
SUN 7/26, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Brickyard 400, 12:00 PM IMS
SUN 8/2, Pocono Raceway, GoBowling.com 400, 12:00 PM MRN
SUN 8/9, Watkins Glen Int'l, Cheez-It 355 at The Glen, 12:00 PM MRN
SUN 8/16, Michigan Int'l Speedway, Pure Michigan 400, 12:00 PM MRN
SAT 8/22, Bristol Motor Speedway, TBD, 6:30 PM PRN
SUN 9/6, Darlington Raceway, Bojangles' Southern 500, 5:30 PM MRN
SAT 9/12, Richmond Int'l Raceway, Federated Auto Parts 400, 6:30 PM MRN
SUN 9/20, Chicagoland Speedway, MyAFibStory.com 400, 1:00 PM MRN
SUN 9/27, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, TBD, 1:00 PM PRN
SUN 10/4, Dover Int'l Speedway, AAA 400, 1:00 PM MRN
SAT 10/10, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Bank of America 500, 6:30 PM PRN
SUN 10/18, Kansas Speedway, Hollywood Casino 400, 1:00 PM MRN
SUN 10/25, Talladega Superspeedway, Geico 500, 1:00 PM MRN
SUN 11/1, Martinsville Speedway, Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500, 12:30 PM MRN
SUN 11/8, Texas Motor Speedway, TBD, 2:00 PM PRN
SUN 11/15, Phoenix Int'l Raceway, Quicken Loans Race For Heroes 500, 2:00 PM MRN
SUN 11/22, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Ford EcoBoost 400, 2:00 PM MRN
FRI 12/4, Wynn Las Vegas, NV, NASCAR Awards Banquet, 8:00 PM MRN
NASCAR X-Finity Series
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Indy Car Series
2015 broadcast schedule to be released soon!