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2021 NASCAR Cup Series Spring Atlanta Race Page

Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500
Sunday, March 21, 2021
Atlanta Motor Speedway
Time: 3:00pm/et
TV: FOX -  Radio: PRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

Race-Specific News

Race Information

Ryan Blaney wins at Atlanta, spoils Kyle Larson’s dominant run: You can call Ryan Blaney “The Spoiler.” With a pass for the lead with eight laps left in Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Blaney took the air out of an otherwise dominating performance by Kyle Larson, who had to settle for second place after winning the first two stages and leading 269 of 325 laps.[Read More](3-21-2021)

#12-Ryan Blaney won the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The win is his 1st win of the year, 1st win at Atlanta and 5th career win.
#5-Larson finished 2nd followed by #48-Bowman, pole sitter#11-Hamlin, #18-Busch, #3-Dillon, #17-Buescher, #24-Byron, #19-Truex, Jr., and #4-Harvick.
#5-Larson dominated the race, winning both stage 1 and 2 and leading 269 of the 325 laps, but was passed by #12-Blaney with 8 laps remaining.  Blaney pulled away to win by 2 seconds.
There were 11 lead changes among 6 drivers and 5 cautions for 25 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 144.595mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Drivers Points Standings, Owners Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.

Paint Schemes

Race Fast Facts – Atlanta:
Ryan Blaney won the 63rd Annual Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500, his fifth victory in 204 Cup Series races.
This is his first victory and third top-10 finish in 2021.
This is his first victory and second top-10 finish in six races at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Kyle Larson (second) posted his fourth top-10 finish in seven races at Atlanta Motor Speedway. It is his fifth top-10 finish in 2021.
Alex Bowman (third) posted his first top-10 finish in six races at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Chase Briscoe (23rd) was the highest finishing rookie.
(NASCAR)(3-21-2021)

Cup Series Playoff Standings after Atlanta:
(Race 6 of 26 in the regular season)
1) #5-Kyle Larson [1 win], 234
1) #19-Martin Truex, Jr. [1 win], 212
3) #12-Ryan Blaney [1 win], 191
4) #24-William Byron [1 win], 188
5) #20-Christopher Bell [1 win], 183
6) #34-Michael McDowell [1 win], 158
7) #11-Denny Hamlin, 277 [point leader]
8) #22-Joey Logano, 214
9) #2-Brad Keselowski, 206
10) #4-Kevin Harvick, 203
11) #9-Chase Elliott, 183
12) #3-Austin Dillon, 170
13) #18-Kyle Busch, 163
14) #48-Alex Bowman, 157
15) #1-Kurt Busch, 152
#16) #17-Chris Buescher, 144
See the Driver Points Standings and Owners Point Standings.

Cars to the rear: #00-Houff (unapproved adjustments), #9-Elliott (multiple inspection failures), #66-Hill (multiple inspection failures)

Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway have been made.
Pole sitter #11-Hamlin chose pit stall 3, the first one available.
Outside pole sitter #19-Truex, Jr. took the 8th stall, with an opening in front of it.
See all pit choices on Pit Stall chart.(3-17-2021)

#11-Denny Hamlin will start from the pole for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
#19-Truex, Jr. will start second, followed by #22-Logano, #2-Keselowski, #9-Elliott, #5-Larson, #4-Harvick, #20-Bell, #24-Byron, and #12-Blaney.
The lineup was set by the qualifying metrics, based on race finish, points position, and fastest race lap.
See the complete starting order on the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Starting Lineup page.(3-17-2021)

There will not be practice or qualifying at Atlanta.

Crew Rosters

Goodyear Tire Notes

The Entry List for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway is posted, 39 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
Some of the drivers entered include: #15-Davison, #33-Cindric, #53-Gase, #77-Haley, #78-McLeod.
See the full entry list on the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Entry List page.

2021 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway CUP TandemDraft Stats

Weekend on-track schedule

Saturday, March 20
*INFIELD ACCESS LIMITED – APPROVED PERSONNEL ONLY*
3:00 PM NCS ROOKIE MEETING (VIRTUAL)
3:30 PM NCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (VIRTUAL)

Sunday, March 21
*INFIELD ACCESS LIMITED – APPROVED PERSONNEL ONLY*
6:00 AM-8:00 AM NCS HAULERS ENTER (SCREENING & EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
8:00 AM-2:00 PM NCS TEAM ACCESS SCREENING IN PROGRESS
8:00 AM NCS GARAGE OPEN
2:30 PM TRACK SERVICES MEETING (RADIO CHANNEL ASSIGNMENT)
2:40 PM NCS DRIVERS REPORT TO VEHICLES (GRID LOCATION)
2:45 PM NCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS (DRIVERS STANDING BY CARS)
3:00 PM NCS RACE (STAGES 105/210/325 LAPS = 500.5 MILES)
7:30 PM Approx NCS HAULERS EXIT