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NASCAR Xfinity Series at Atlanta 2015: Results: Winner, Standings and Reaction

After finishing second to Joey Logano in the Daytona 500 last week, Kevin Harvick returned the favor Saturday by beating out his chief rival to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series Hisense 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The win was a continuation of Harvick's dominance at Atlanta as he led 101 of 163 laps, and made some history in the process, according to NASCAR Xfinity on Twitter: Here is a rundown of the top 10 finishers, while the full listing of results can be found at NASCAR.com: While the race featured only a small handful of Sprint Cup regulars, it was largely controlled by Harvick, and Logano throughout the day. Saturday's event didn't have a massive impact on the Xfinity Series standings since most of the top performers weren't racing ...

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Formula 1 Pre-Season Test 3: 5 Observations from Day 3 at Barcelona

Things started to get serious as Formula One entered its penultimate day of pre-season testing. With the cars now more or less exactly as they will appear at the Australian Grand Prix in a fortnight's time, most of the teams are now well into their preparations for the season opener at the Albert Park circuit. This was most evident at Ferrari, who have chased headline lap times for much of the winter but, on Day 3 at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, conducted their first race simulation with their 2015 car. Ferrari's change in focus was just one of a number of things that caught our attention on the third day of the final test, with McLaren-Honda, Force India, Mercedes and Lotus also featured here.Begin Slideshow...

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Formula 1 Pre-Season Test 3: 5 Observations from Day 3 at Barcelona

Things started to get serious as Formula One entered its penultimate day of pre-season testing. With the cars now more or less exactly as they will appear at the Australian Grand Prix in a fortnight's time, most of the teams are now well into their preparations for the season opener at the Albert Park circuit. This was most evident at Ferrari, who have chased headline lap times for much of the winter but, on Day 3 at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, conducted their first race simulation with their 2015 car. Ferrari's change in focus was just one of a number of things that caught our attention on the third day of the final test, with McLaren-Honda, Force India, Mercedes and Lotus also featured here.Begin Slideshow...

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Xfinity at Atlanta 2015: Live Results, Standings for Hisense 250

Kevin Harvick fought off a late charge from Joey Logano to win the Hisense 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.  The driver of the No. 88 car won the final race off pit road with 27 laps to go and kept the lead until the checkered flag flew.  Logano, who started on the pole, led the first 49 laps of the race before Matt Kenseth took over for a brief spell of time.  In a race that only saw three cautions, Harvick had the best car during the long runs under the green flag. He led 101 of the 163 laps in the second race of the season in the Xfinity Series.  Ty Dillon took advantage of a poor restart by Chase Elliott to earn third place, while Elliott was able to climb back into fifth place with a few laps to go.  Chris Buesch...

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Travis Kvapil’s Stolen Sprint Cup Car Found in Georgia

After several hours of searching, the strange saga of Travis Kvapil's stolen NASCAR Sprint Cup ride reached its conclusion early Saturday morning as the No. 44 car was recovered.  The Team Xtreme Racing Chevrolet was stolen from a hotel parking lot in Morrow, Georgia early Friday morning, according to ESPN.com's Bob Pockrass. Roughly one day later, it was found on the side of the road in Loganville, Georgia, per ESPN.com. Team Xtreme Racing tweeted out two photos of the car after it was finally discovered: After the No. 44 machine was stolen, Kvapil expressed concern about what being without the car might mean for Team Xtreme Racing and owner John Cohen, according to Jeff Gluck and Brant James of USA Today. "There's a lot of mone...

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NASCAR at Atlanta 2015: Start Time, Live Stream, TV Schedule and More

Three-wide racing, a brand-new champion and a controversial finish. For better or worse, the Daytona 500 had a little bit of everything. One week after Joey Logano captured the NASCAR world's attention with his gutsy triumph, the Sprint Cup Series is ready to move on. Heading into Atlanta, Logano is the only driver with his berth virtually secured in the Chase. With every driver eyeing a spot in NASCAR's postseason, Atlanta will be a huge race for some of the sport's notable teams. Here's a look at the full race information and a race preview for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500.   Race Information Where: Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, Georgia When: Sunday, March 1 Start Time: 1 p.m. ET TV: Fox Live Stream: Fox Sports Go Radio: Perfo...

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NASCAR at Atlanta 2015 Results: Race Order, Final Times and Twitter Reaction

The location may have changed, but the name atop the leaderboard certainly hasn't. Joey Logano, who won his first Daytona 500 last Sunday, carried that momentum into Atlanta and took the pole with a speed of 194.683 mph and lap time of 28.477 seconds. NASCAR provides a look at the final results for the Logano: Logano's pole was the ninth of his career and his first ever in Atlanta. His first time ever at the track, he qualified 42nd. Needless to say, he's turned things around quite a bit. The 24-year-old driver voiced his excitement following the qualifying round: Just behind Logano was 2014 champion Kevin Harvick, which, ironically enough, was exactly where he finished during the Daytona 500. Rounding out the top five was Jamie McMurray,...

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NASCAR at Atlanta Qualifying 2015: Live Results and Leaderboard Updates

Joey Logano followed up his victory at the Daytona 500 with the fastest lap in qualifying at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday.  The No. 22 car claimed the pole for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 with a lap of 28.477 seconds in the final five-minute session of qualifying. Logano's pole victory was his first ever at Atlanta and the ninth of his career.  Kevin Harvick will start alongside Logano in the front row after the driver of the No. 4 car put in a lap of 28.608 seconds.  Jamie McMurray, Denny Hamlin and Carl Edwards rounded out the top five under the lights to earn high starting spots for the second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race of the season.  Qualifying got off to a controversial start, as only 34 drivers were abl...

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Formula 1 Pre-Season Test 3: 5 Observations from Day 2 at Barcelona

The second day of the final pre-season test was arguably the most intriguing day since Formula One's winter schedule almost four weeks ago. The 10th day of running in 2015 brought with it plenty of talking points, with McLaren finally showing signs of banishing their reliability problems, Force India finally introducing their new car and Mercedes finally showing their hand. Here are five things that caught our eye on Day 2 at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.Begin Slideshow...

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Travis Kvapil Has Sprint Cup Car Stolen from Hotel Parking Lot

Travis Kvapil was slated to drive the No. 44 Team Xtreme Racing Chevrolet in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, but the car was stolen Thursday night. Fortunately, Georgia police found the vehicle Saturday morning. Continue for updates.  Police Locate Stolen Sprint Cup Car Saturday, Feb. 28 Team Xtreme tweeted that Gwinnett County police located the stolen car early Saturday morning: Kvapil Has Sprint Cup Car Stolen Friday, Feb. 27  According to ESPN.com's Bob Pockrass, a trailer containing the car was taken from the parking lot of a hotel in Morrow, Georgia. Kvapil appeared on Sirius XM NASCAR radio to explain the circumstances behind what happened to his car: With the car now missing, Team Xtreme...

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