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Race Information: NASCAR Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta

Race Info

Race: NASCAR Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

Track: Atlanta Motor Speedway

Race Date: Sunday, March 21, 2021

Time: 3:00 PM ET

Green Flag Time: 3:19 PM ET

Broadcast: FOX (TV) — PRN, Sirius XM NASCAR (Radio)

Laps: 325

Stage 1: 105 laps  —  Stage 2: 105 laps  —  Stage 3: 115 laps

To The Rear: 9 – Chase Elliott (Multiple Inspection Failures), 66 – Timmy Hill (Multiple Inspection Failures

Pre/Post-Race Stats and Information

Pre-Race

2021 NASCAR Cup Series Driver / Team Chart
Team Charters
Pre-Race Driver Standings
Entry List
Starting Lineup
Team Rosters
Pit Stall Map

Post-Race

Race Results
In-Race Penalty Report
Post-Race Driver Standings
Post-Race Owner Standings
Loop Data

Weekend Schedule

No practice / qualifying

  • Sunday, March 21st — 3:00 PM ET — Race (Stages 105/210/325 Laps = 500.5 Miles)

Race Preview

Denny Hamlin starts on the pole in Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta, and you would expect after four top-five finishes through the opening five races of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season, that he’s be a favorite, right? Well, Hamlin has just one win at Atlanta, which came when the race surface was nine years newer than it will be in Sunday’s race.

Overall, Hamlin has just two top-five finishes in his last six starts at AMS. So, the speedway has been very hit or miss for Hamlin, but if his No. 11 Toyota unloads quick, he could sail to his first win of 2021.

Martin Truex Jr., his teammate, will start second and he is coming off of his first win of 2021 and Atlanta is a 1.5-mile track which is his specialty. Unfortunately for Truex, Atlanta is one of two 1.5-mile speedways (Texas being the other) that he has never won at in his Cup Series career. However, Truex did get a good primer on what Sunday’s race could be like as he finished runner-up in Saturday’s Xfinity Series event.

Truex very well could take his second win in a row, if everything falls right for him.

However, one of the true favorites for the win has to be Brad Keselowski who starts fourth.

Keselowski has two wins at this race track, including two of the last four races there. Keselowski has not finished outside the top-10 in a race at Atlanta since the 2014 season. Keselowski has also been very strong to start the 2021 season and appears to be on the verge of victory.

He would figure to be a solid choice to take the win on Sunday.

Race Stories / Video Highlights / Recap

Inspection Complete: Ryan Blaney Officially Wins Cup Race at Atlanta

Daniel Suarez’s Breakout Day Derailed Thanks To Speeding Penalty, Rebounds To 16th

Ryan Blaney Stuns Kyle Larson, Who Dominated Day, to Win at Atlanta

Video: Scary Moment on Pit Road at Atlanta as Alfredo Spins into Almirola’s Pit Crew

Video: Chase Elliott’s Day Ends Early After Mechanical Issue in Hometown Race

Video: Kurt Busch Gets Turned After Outside Lane Stacks Up On Restart At Atlanta

Elliott Starting at Rear, Hill Loses Car Chief and Must Serve Pass-Through After Pre-Race Inspection Failures

Timmy Hill, MBM Motorsports Have a New Co-Primary Sponsor Supreme Transportation Group For Atlanta

Two NASCAR Cup Series Crew Chiefs and a Truck Series Team Member Suspended by NASCAR

Georgia Peanut Commission Partnering with Anthony Alfredo, Front Row Motorsports at Atlanta

Spire Motorsports, NFL Alumni Association Partnering For Atlanta Cup Race

SiriusXM Returns to Joe Gibbs Racing as Primary Sponsor For Christopher Bell in Four Races

Free Streaming App Tubi to Sponsor Ross Chastain at Atlanta and Kurt Busch at Richmond

Austin Cindric Returning to No. 33 Team Penske Car For Cup Race at Atlanta

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Toby is the Founder, Editor and go-to man for TobyChristie.com. He is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, Toby is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award winning writer, and has followed NASCAR as a fan since 1993.

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