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Hooters to sponsor Piquet Jr. at Chicagoland 08-30-2013
Nelson Piquet
Hooters is sponsoring Nelson Piquet, Jr.'s No. 30 Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Chicagoland Speedway on Sept. 14. The No. 30 car sponsorship celebrates Hooters 30th anniversary year, honoring the iconic legacy of the brand and continued growth as one of the most successful dining destinations in the world. (The car will feature) the new, modern Hootie owl logo. The design is an intentional nod to the past, painted in the iconic Hooters orange and white color scheme and modeled to pay homage to the famous No. 7 car of the late NASCAR champion and Hooters-sponsored driver, Alan Kulwicki.-Turner Scott Motorsports
New sponsor for Danny Efland at Atlanta 08-30-2013
Danny Efland
Defiant American Single Malt Whisky announces it will sponsor MAKE Motorsports at the Great Clips/ Grit Chips 300.

MAKE Motorsports
The race will take place at the Atlanta Motor Speedway this Saturday, August 31. Danny Efland of Irmo, SC. is the driver of the soon-to-debut #50 Defiant Whisky Chevrolet that will prominently sport a Defiant logo, bottle and associated graphics on the hood, rear-quarter panels and back bumper. This weekend's partnership kicks off a multi-year collaboration with the Shelby, NC-based motorsports company in an effort to heighten industry and public awareness of the Defiant Whisky brand, as well as expand its distribution.
Stenhouse scores first career Sprint Cup pole 08-30-2013
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (17 Ford Fusion) wins the Coors Light Pole Award for the 54th Annual AdvoCare 500 with a lap of 29.227 seconds, 189.688 mph. This is his first pole in 30 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races and his fourth top-10 start in 2013. This is also his first Sprint Cup Series start at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Harvick has top 10-laps in NNS Practice 1 08-30-2013
Kevin Harvick
Sprint Cup regular Kevin Harvick has the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in the first practice for the Nationwide Series Great Clips - Grit Chips 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The average speed of 174.748 mph in the No. 33 Chevrolet was best of the five cars that ran 10 consecutive laps on the track for this session. No. 32 Kyle Larson (170.701 mph), No. 20 Brian Vickers (168.636), No. 3 Austin Dillon (168.569) and No. 7 Regan Smith (168.053) are the others on this list.
Trevor Bayne leads Nationwide Practice 1 08-30-2013
Trevor Bayne
Trevor Bayne (6 Ford) leads the first practice session for the Nationwide Series Great Clips - Grit Chips 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The lap of 178.672 mph was quickest of the 40 cars out on the track for this session. No. 22 Joey Logano, No. 33 Kevin Harvick, No. 77 Parker Kligerman and No. 3 Austin Dillon are the rest of the top five on the speed chart. Mike Harmon in the No. 74 was the slowest.
Jeff Gordon has top 10-laps in Cup Practice 1 08-30-2013
Jeff Gordon
Jeff Gordon (24 Chevrolet) has the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in the first practice for the Sprint Cup AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. His average speed of 182.680 mph was best of the four cars that ran 10 consecutive laps on the track for this session. No. 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr.-180.646 mph, No. 29 Kevin Harvick-178.891 mph, and No. 2 Brad Keselowski-174.663 mph are the others on this list.
Brad Keselowski leads Atlanta Cup Practice 1 08-30-2013
Brad Keselowski
Brad Keselowski (2 Ford) leads the first practice for the Sprint Cup AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The lap of 190.071 mph was the quickest of the 43 cars out on the track for the first practice session. No. 99 Carl Edwards, No. 42 Juan Pablo Montoya, No. 78 Kurt Busch and No. 15 Clint Bowyer are the rest of the top five on the speed chart. No. 95 Joe Nemechek was the slowest.
Double-duty at Atlanta for Kasey Kahne 08-30-2013
Kasey Kahne
In 16 Sprint Cup starts at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Kasey Kahne has two wins, six top-five finishes and eight top-10s. He also has two pole positions at the 1.54-mile oval. Atlanta ranks tied as Kahne's second-best track in career wins -- he also has two wins at Pocono Raceway. His average starting spot of 9.2 at Atlanta ranks him third among active drivers there. In addition to his duties behind the wheel of the No. 5 Chevrolet SS this weekend at Atlanta, Kahne will pilot JR Motorsports' No. 5 Chevrolet in the 300.3-mile NASCAR event on Saturday evening.-Hendrick Motorsports
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Atlanta advance 08-30-2013
Dale Earnhardt, Jr
In 25 Cup starts at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88 Chevrolet) has one win, two pole positions, eight top-five finishes and 11 top-10s. He has an average start of 16.2 at Atlanta, and his average finish of 12.5 ranks as his second-best at a track. He has completed 99.5 percent of all the laps he's attempted (8,034 of 8,075 total) there and has led 632 laps, his fourth-best at a track. Earnhardt's two pole positions at Atlanta tie his personal best at a track. He holds the same number at Michigan International Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway.-Hendrick Motorsports