Jeff Gordon, driver of the No. 24 Chevrolet, circles the track during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday. Despite a new rules package that brought a reduction in horsepower and downforce intended to decrease speeds and produce better racing, the cars were faster on Thursday and Friday than a season ago.
Jeff Gordon, driver of the No. 24 Chevrolet, circles the track during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday. Despite a new rules package that brought a reduction in horsepower and downforce intended to decrease speeds and produce better racing, the cars were faster on Thursday and Friday than a season ago. Kevin C. Cox Getty Images
Jeff Gordon, driver of the No. 24 Chevrolet, circles the track during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday. Despite a new rules package that brought a reduction in horsepower and downforce intended to decrease speeds and produce better racing, the cars were faster on Thursday and Friday than a season ago. Kevin C. Cox Getty Images

Horsepower reduction not slowing NASCAR speeds at Atlanta

February 27, 2015 05:35 PM