The NASCAR Cup Series returns to the high-banked worn down Speedway in Hampton, Georgia in Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Chase Elliott will start from the pole after he drew the top spot in the random draw this week. In perfect storybook fashion, Joey Logano, who was left seething after being crashed by Elliott at Bristol last Sunday, will start right behind Elliott in third.
While Elliott and Logano either write the next chapter in their feud, or choose to steer clear of the drama, Brad Keselowski — who won Bristol last week — is seeking his third win of the 2020 season.
Keselowski has won two of the last three NASCAR Cup Series events at Atlanta, including last year.
While the starting lineup should keep the race at a level of mystery in the early portions as we have no idea who will have the fastest car at the beginning of the race, tires will play an even bigger role for the race win.
In Saturday’s NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series events, fresh tires were worth about two seconds on the time sheet.
There should be room for some incredible gains or losses based on tire wear.
Now let’s get to the important stuff you need to know about Sunday’s race.
How to Watch
Pre-Race starts at 2:30 PM ET on FOX
Race Broadcast starts at 3:00 PM ET on FOX
Green Flag approximately at 3:25 PM ET
If you prefer to stream the pre-race and race, they will also be available on the FOX Sports Go app.
The Race radio broadcast will also be available on PRN or SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
Series: NASCAR Cup Series
Race No. 10 of 36 in the 2020 season
Track: Atlanta Motor Speedway
Track Size: 1.54-mile
Laps: 325 (Stage 1 ends lap 105, Stage 2 ends lap 210, Race scheduled to end lap 325).
Distance: 500.5 miles
Competition Caution: Lap 25
Late Breaking News
Kurt Busch’s No. 1 car failed pre-race inspection three times. As a result, he will drop to the rear of Sunday’s race and serve a pass through penalty on the initial start of the race.
Corey LaJoie and Garrett Smithley will also drop to the rear after failing pre-race inspection twice.
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