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2021 NASCAR Cup Series Summer Atlanta Race Page

Quaker State 400
Sunday, Juy 11, 2021
Atlanta Motor Speedway
Time: 3:30pm/et
TV: NBCSN -  Radio: PRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

Race-Specific News

Race Information

Kurt wins in Busch Family Duel; Secures Playoffs Bid: Kurt Busch out-dueled his younger brother Kyle Busch in the pair’s fourth career 1-2 finish to secure his 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs position and take his 33rd career victory in Sunday’s Quaker State 400 Presented by Walmart.(Read More)(7-11-2021)

#1-Kurt Busch won the Quaker State 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The win is his first win of the year, fourth win at Atlanta and 33rd career win.
#1-Busch led the most laps of the race with 144 of the 260 out front. He battled his brother #18-Kyle Busch for the lead throughout the final stretch of the race, with Kurt coming out on top with 23 laps to go. The brothers hit lapped traffic and Kurt admitted post race his Chip Ganassi Racing teammate, #42-Ross Chastain, helped with track position to get him ahead of Kyle. Despite numerous attempts in the closing laps, #18-Kyle Busch fell short and was forced to settle for second. He was followed by #19-Martin Truex, Jr., #48-Alex Bowman, #12-Ryan Blaney, #8-Tyler Reddick, #9-Chase Elliott, #20-Christopher Bell, #21-Matt DiBenedetto, and #2-Brad Keselowski.
Pole sitter #9-Elliott led 13 laps and finished seventh.
Stage 1 was won by #18-Busch. Stage 2 was won by #1-Busch.
There were 10 lead changes among seven drivers and four cautions for 21 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 147.207mph.
See race details at: Race ResultsDriver Points StandingsOwner Points StandingsCumulative ReportPenalty Report.

Race Fast Facts – Atlanta:
Kurt Busch won the 52nd Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart, his 33rd victory in 741 Cup Series races.
This is his first victory and seventh top-10 finish in 2021.
This is his fourth victory and 16th top-10 finish in 31 races at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Kyle Busch (second) posted his 11th top-10 finish in 24 races at Atlanta Motor Speedway. It is his 14th top-10 finish in 2021.
Martin Truex Jr. (third) posted his 12th top-10 finish in 24 races at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Chase Briscoe (15th) was the highest finishing rookie.
(NASCAR)(7-11-2021)

Cup Series Playoff Standings after Atlanta:
(race 21 of 26 in the regular season)
1) #5-Kyle Larson [4 wins], 826
2) #19-Martin Truex, Jr. [3 wins], 671
3) #48-Alex Bowman [3 wins], 609
4) #18-Kyle Busch [2 wins], 739
5) #9-Chase Elliott, [2 wins], 704
6) #24-William Byron [1 win], 733
7) #22-Joey Logano [1 win], 700
8) #12-Ryan Blaney [1 win], 639
9) #2-Brad Keselowski [1 win], 623
10) #1-Kurt Busch [1 win], 530
11) #20-Christopher Bell [1 win], 492
12) #34-Michael McDowell [1 win], 436
13) #11-Denny Hamlin, 836 [point leader]
14) #4-Kevin Harvick, 626, 159 ahead of 17th
15) #3-Austin Dillon, 571, 104
16) #8-Tyler Reddick, 563, 96
Currently outside the playoffs:
17) #17-Chris Buescher, 467, 96 behind 16th
18) #21-Matt DiBenedetto, 425, -138
19) #42-Ross Chastain, 417, -145
20) #23-Bubba Wallace, 415 -148
See the Driver Points Standings and Owner Point Standings.

Cars to the rear: #19-Truex(failed inspection twice)

Paint Schemes

Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Quaker State 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway have been made.
Pole sitter #9-Elliott chose pit stall 8, with an opening in front of it.
Outside pole sitter #18-Busch took the first stall.
See all pit choices on Pit Stall chart.(7-7-2021)

#9-Chase Elliott will start from the pole for the Quaker State 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
#18-Busch will start second, followed by #11-Hamlin, #20-Bell, #19-Truex, Jr., #5-Larson, #8-Reddick, #1-Busch, #42-Chastain, and #22-Logano.
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 Quaker State 400 Starting Lineup page.(7-7-2021)

Crew Rosters

Goodyear Tire Notes

The Entry List for the Quaker State 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway is posted, 37 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
Some of the drivers entered include: #15-Bayley Currey, #51-Ware, #53-Smithley, #77-Haley. #66-Hill was on the preliminary entry list, but the team is shown as withdrawn.
See the full entry list on the Quaker State 400 Entry List page.

There will not be practice or qualifying at Atlanta.

Weekend on-track schedule

Saturday, July 10
4:30 PM NCS ROOKIE MEETING (VIRTUAL)
5:00 PM NCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (VIRTUAL)

Sunday, July 11
6:30 AM8:30 AM NCS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOADING)
8:30 AM NCS GARAGE OPEN
9:30 AM NCS VIP GARAGE ACCESS PERMITTED
2:00 PM NCS GRID ACCESS OPEN TO PROPERLY CREDENTIALED GUESTS
2:55 PM NCS DRIVERS REPORT FOR PRE-RACE (STAGE)
3:00 PM NCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
3:30 PM NCS RACE (STAGES 80/160/260 LAPS = 400.4 MILES)
7:30 PM Approx NCS HAULERS EXIT