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All-new Atlanta Motor Speedway quickly taking shape as project moves at brisk pace

HAMPTON – Things happen fast at a racetrack, so it’s no surprise that a lot has changed at Atlanta Motor Speedway in just 18 days. The Quaker State 400 Presented by Walmart on Sunday, July 11, was the final race on the 24-degree banked quad-oval configuration of the speedway. AMS is increasing the current 24-degree banking in Atlanta’s turns to 28-degrees — higher than any other intermediate track on the current NASCAR circuit. Straightaway banking will remain five degrees. In addition to the new high banks, the racing surface will become narrower with an overall decrease in width from 55 feet to 40 feet. New widths will be 52 feet on the front stretch, 42 feet on the back stretch and 40 feet in the turns.
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After announcing his decommitment from Georgia Tech, Griffin Scroggs has already found him a new home after being on the open market, following his decision to reopen his recruitment. The Grayson High School product is rated as a three-star by 247Sports composite. Scroggs is the 51st interior offensive lineman and...
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West Virginia Offers Fast-Rising Sophomore Defensive End Alexander Cunningham

Coming into his sophomore season at Johns Creek High School in Johns Creek, Georgia, Alexander Cunningham is seeing his recruitment heat up in a big way. Cunningham (6-foot-6, 265 pounds) is a 2024 strongside defensive end recruit, currently unranked by 247Sports and Rivals, that has seen a lot of interest from college teams since the conclusion of his freshman season of high school — including West Virginia.
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3 discontinued Olympic events you probably never heard of

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Tigers mourn loss of standout player

Douglas County coach Johnny White called a team meeting Sunday to give his players the option of delaying the start of preseason football practice. The Tigers team was in mourning after finding out that rising senior offensive lineman Tyler Fairley had died from a non-football related illness. White said the...
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Georgia Gwinnett College's Maria Genovese named NAIA Academic All-American of the Year

The 2020-21 season featured individual and team NAIA national championships for Georgia Gwinnett College junior women’s tennis player Maria Genovese. Now, the Lewisville, Texas, native has reaped a top honor off the court, earning the Academic All-American of the Year award for NAIA Women’s At-Large student-athletes as announced by College Sports Information Directors of America.
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WDUN's Stanford recalls covering Olympic bombing

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