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2022 NASCAR Cup Series Spring Atlanta Race Page

Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500
Sunday, March 20, 2022
Atlanta Motor Speedway
Time: 3:00pm/et
TV: FOX -  Radio: PRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

Race-Specific News

Race Information

William Byron wins wild NASCAR Cup race on transformed Atlanta track: It was superspeedway racing with all the trimmings. “New” Atlanta Motor Speedway produced a fifth different 2022 winner—William Byron, who managed to keep an angry pack of drafting cars behind him for the final 10 laps of Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500. In a race that produced 46 lead changes among 20 drivers—both track records—Byron crossed the finish line .109 seconds ahead of Christopher Bell and .145 seconds ahead of Ross Chastain.[Read More](3-20-2022)

#24-William Byron 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 3rd career win.
#1-Chastain finished 2nd followed by #45-Busch, #99-Suarez, #7-LaJoie, #9-Elliott, #17-Buscher, #19-Truex, Jr., #22-Logano, and #48-Bowman.
Byron took the lead from #23-Wallace with 9 laps remaining and held off late charges by Wallace and Chastain to grab the win.
#20-Bell took the checkered flag in second, but was penalized by NASCAR for dropping below the red line to advance his position.  He was credited with 23rd.
Pole sitter #14-Briscoe finished 15th.
Stage 1 was won by #24-Byron. Stage 2 was won by #12-Blaney.
There were 46 lead changes among 20 drivers and 11 cautions for 65 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 126.584mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Driver Points Standings, Owner Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Infraction Report.

Race Fast Facts – Atlanta:
William Byron won the 64th Annual Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500, his third victory in 149 Cup Series races.
This is his first victory and second top-10 finish in 2022.
This is his first victory and second top-10 finish in six races at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Ross Chastain (second) posted his first top-10 finish in five races at Atlanta Motor Speedway. It is his third top-10 finish in 2022.
Kurt Busch (third) posted his 17th top-10 finish in 32 races at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Harrison Burton (25th) was the highest finishing rookie.
Chase Elliott leads the point standings by 7 points over Joey Logano.
(NASCAR)

Cup Series Playoff Standings after Atlanta:
Race 5 of 26 in the regular season
1) #14-Chase Briscoe [1 win], 156
2) #24-William Byron [1 win], 150
3) #5-Kyle Larson [1 win], 135
4) #48-Alex Bowman [1 win], 140
5) #2-Austin Cindric [1 win], 121
6) #9-Chase Elliott, 171
7) #22-Joey Logano, 164
8) #12-Ryan Blaney, 148
9) #45-Kurt Busch, 148
10) #10-Aric Almirola, 144
11) #19-Martin Truex Jr., 142
12) #1-Ross Chastain, 137
13) #18-Kyle Busch, 136
14) #8-Tyler Reddick, 127
15) #4-Kevin Harvick, 127
16) #99-Daniel Suarez, 126
See the Driver Points Standings and Owner Points Standings.

Paint Schemes

Cars to the rear: #6-Keselowski (unapproved adjustments), #21-Burton (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 #14-Briscoe chose pit stall 1.
Outside pole sitter #12-Blaney took the 6th stall, with an opening in front of it.
See all pit choices on the Atlanta Motor Speedway Pit Stall page.

Practice for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway is over. The top-five, slowest and notes:
#47-Stenhouse 186.616
#18-Busch 186.391
#20-Bell 186.322
#21-Burton 186.121
#22-Logano 185.897
Slowest: #78-McLeod 174.312
Most laps run: #22-Logano, 64
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 34 drivers): #11-Hamlin, 183.032
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Practice speeds page.

#14-Chase Briscoe will start from the pole for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway after qualifying was canceled due to rain on Friday.
#12-Blaney will start second followed by #22-Logano, #18-Busch, #8-Reddick, #9-Elliott, #1-Chastain, #4-Harvick, #45-Busch, and #10-Almirola.
37 teams were entered so everyone made the race.
See the complete Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Starting Lineup.

Crew Rosters

Qualifying Order

The entry list for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 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-Ragan, #16-Gragson, #44-Biffle, and #77-Bilicki.
Since 37 cars are entered, no one will miss the race.
See the full entry list on the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Entry List page.

Goodyear Fast Facts — Atlanta


UPDATED Weekend on-track schedule

Thursday, March 17
5:00 PM NCS ROOKIE MEETING (VIRTUAL)
5:30 PM NCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (VIRTUAL)

Friday, March 18Friday, March 18
7:30 AM-9:30 AM NCS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOADING)
12:00 PM-8:00 PM NCS GARAGE OPEN (CANCELED)
5:05 PM-5:55 PM NCS PRACTICE (POSTPONED)

Saturday, March 19
7:30 AM-3:30 PM NCS GARAGE OPEN
7:30 AM-12:30 PM NCS INSPECTION IN PROGRESS
12:30 PM-1:50 PM NCS QUALIFYING (IMPOUND) (CANCELED – LINE UP SET PER RULE BOOK)
12:40 PM-1:30 PM NCS PRACTICE (ALL ENTRIES)

Sunday, March 20
12:00 PM NCS GARAGE OPEN
1:30 PM NCS GRID ACCESS OPEN TO PROPERLY CREDENTIALED GUESTS (PIT ROAD)
2:25 PM NCS DRIVERS REPORT TO VEHICLES (STAGE)
2:30 PM NCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
3:00 PM NCS RACE (STAGES 105/210/325 LAPS = 500.5 MILES)
7:30 PM Approx NCS HAULERS EXIT