NASCAR

Atlanta is first race for new Sprint Cup rules package

NASCCAR made significant rule changes for the Sprint Cup cars this season, including lower horsepower and modifications to the cars' aerodynamic package. The horsepower was reduced from 850 to 725 through a tapered spacer, which is an engine part used in the Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series. Revisions to the aero package include: rear spoiler adjustments to 6 inches high (2014 height: 8 inches) and minimum vehicle weight drops 50 lbs. via ballast reduction (2014 weight: 3,300 lbs. without driver).

Kyle Busch released from North Carolina hospital

NASCAR driver Kyle Busch was released from a North Carolina hospital on Friday, six days after he suffered multiple injuries during an accident in the Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway.

Kvapil's Sprint Cup stolen from Georgia hotel

Travis Kvapil's race car for this weekend's Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway was stolen in the early morning hours of Friday outside the team's hotel in Morrow, Georgia.

David Ragan to fill in for injured Kyle Busch at Atlanta

Joe Gibbs Racing announced on Tuesday that David Ragan will drive the No. 18 Toyota in place of the injured Kyle Busch for the next several Sprint Cup Series races, beginning with this weekend's 500-mile event at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Kyle Busch transferred to N.C. hospital for further treatment

Kyle Busch has been released from Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Fla. and transferred to a North Carolina hospital where he will continue treatment for injuries he suffered during a crash last Saturday at Daytona International Speedway.

The Inside Line: Daytona 500 win sinking in for Logano

Joey Logano admitted during Monday's Daytona 500 Champion's Breakfast that he had a restless night following his win in "The Great American Race."

Stewart crashes early in the Daytona 500

Tony Stewart was involved in a multi- crash in the early going of Sunday's Daytona 500, ending his shot to win NASCAR's most prestigious race for the first time in 17 attempts.

Gibbs unsure when Busch will return following injury

Team owner Joe Gibbs said on Sunday that he is unsure when driver Kyle Busch will return to racing after he suffered multiple injuries during an accident in Saturday's Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway.

Kurt Busch remains suspended indefinitely after losing final appeal

Kurt Busch's second and last appeal to overturn his indefinite suspension by NASCAR was denied on Saturday night.

Kyle Busch injured during crash in Xfinity race, out of Daytona 500

Kyle Busch will miss the Daytona 500 and more Sprint Cup Series races following that after he suffered multiple injuries during a multi-car accident in the closing laps of Saturday's 300- mile Xfinity Series event at Daytona International Speedway.

James Madison-Liberty game off in 2015

James Madison has opted out of a scheduled game at Liberty on Sept. 26 to play FBS opponent SMU, but the two FCS programs have agreed to seek future scheduling opportunities.

NASCAR News
Atlanta is first race for new Sprint Cup rules package

NASCCAR made significant rule changes for the Sprint Cup cars this season, including lower horsepower and modifications to the cars' aerodynamic package. The horsepower was reduced from 850 to 725 through a tapered spacer, which is an engine part used in the Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series. Revisions to the aero package include: rear spoiler adjustments to 6 inches high (2014 height: 8 inches) and minimum vehicle weight drops 50 lbs. via ballast reduction (2014 weight: 3,300 lbs. without driver).

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