Race Recap for Feb 28, 2016


Photo by Andykistler

Folds of Honor 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Jimmie Johnson leads a Hendrick Motorsports 1-2 finish in the Folds of Honor 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.  Kevin Harvick led the most laps in the race but Johnson would short pit with 48 laps to go and Johnson cruised to a big advantage on the track when Harvick pitted on the second to last time.  The Caution flag waved only two times in the race the second time with 3 laps to go bringing all the leaders in to the pits for tires. On the final Restart Johnson held off Harvick and Kyle Busch to win the race and Dale Earnhardt Jr. was able to beat Kyle Busch to the stripe to complete a Hendrick Motorsports 1-2.
1.  48- Jimmie Johnson
2.  88- Dale Earnhardt Jr.
3.  18- Kyle Busch
4.  41- Kurt Busch
5.  19- Carl Edwards
6.    4- Kevin Harvick
7.  78- Martin Truex Jr
8.  24- Chase Elliott
9.    2- Brad Keselowski
10. 17- Ricky Stenhouse
Next Race: Kobalt 400 @ Las Vegas Motor Speedway, March 6, 2016

Heads up Georgia 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series
Kyle Busch wins the Heads up Georgia 250 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway Saturday afternoon. Busch was able to hold off Larson in the closing laps thanks to the help of lapped traffic.  With the win it’s the first win for Joe Gibbs Racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.
1.  18- Kyle Busch
2.  42- Kyle Larson
3.  20- Erik Jones
4.    2- Paul Menard
5.    3- Ty Dillon
6.  22- Brad Keselowski
7.  19- Daniel Suarez
8.    7- Justin Allgaier
9.    1- Elliott Sadler
10. 43- Jeb Burton
Next Race: Boyd Gaming 300 @ Las Vegas Motor Speedway, March 5, 2016

Great Clips 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Matt Crafton dominated the Great Clips 200 on Saturday on a restart with 20 laps to go Christopher Bell got into teammate Daniel Suarez turning him sideways into Crafton sending Crafton into the outside retaining wall knocking the 88 and 51 trucks out of the race.  Bell led the race late but blew a tire in turn 4 handing the lead of the race to John Hunter Nemechek.  Nemechek would have to hold off the challenge from Cameron Hayley on the last restart to secure the victory in the Great Clips 200. With the win John Hunter Nemechek is the youngest winner in Atlanta Motor Speedway history.
1.   8- John Hunter Nemechek
2.  13- Cameron Hayley
3.  17- Timothy Peters
4.  19- Daniel Hemric
5.  33- Grant Enfinger
6.  41- Ben Rhodes
7.  05- John Wes Townley
8.  92- Parker Kligerman
9.  75- Caleb Holman
10. 23- Spencer Gallagher
Next Race: Alpha Energy Solutions 250 at Martinsville Speedway April 2, 2016

NHRA Mellow Yellow Drag Racing Series
Carquest Auto Parts NHRA Nationals @ Pheonix, AZ
Funny Car
Tim Wilkerson Def. John Force
Pro Stock
Jason Line Def. Chris McGaha
Top Fuel
Leah Pritchett Def. Brittany Force
Next Race: Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals @ Gainsville, FL

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