The next stop for the NASCAR Cup Series is Atlanta Motor Speedway for the Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500. This is one of the toughest races of the year as fuel strategy goes out the door as tire ware is the focus of the race. With this being one of the oldest surfaces in NASCAR the bumps make the tires burn rubber much faster than any other track in racing. It is an intriguing and challenging race that shows which team can strategize the best.
The 2020 Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500 at Atlanta
Last season, Kevin Harvick won the Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500. Harvick dominated as he led 151 of 325 laps which were the most laps led on the day. Finishing in the second spot was Kyle Busch who only led seven laps on the day. In third was his teammate Martin Truex Jr. who had a nice race leading 65 laps.
Key Starting Positions
Once again there was no practice or qualifying so by draw Denny Hamlin will lead the field of 40 to the green flag at Atlanta. Martin Truex Jr will also start in the front row as he will start in second for Sunday’s race. In the second row, it will be two of the Penske Racing drivers as Joey Logano will start third and Brad Keselowski will start in fourth. Finishing out the top five, Chase Elliott will start in the fifth position.
The Odds For Atlanta’s Winner
The favorite to win at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday is last year’s winner Keven Harvick at +550. There is a tie for second-best odds to win at Atlanta are Kyle Larson and Martin Truex Jr have a +650 chance to win on Sunday. Following them, Brad Keselowski has a +700 possibility to win on Sunday. Following Brad Keselowski is Denny Hamlin and the hometown kid Chase Elliott at +800 chances to win the Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500.
Important Race Information
The green flag for tomorrow’s race is set to drop at 3:19 eastern time, 12:19 pacific time. The race will be 325 laps and 500.5 miles long. Stage One will last 105 laps. Stage Two will come to an end on lap 210. Then, the last stage will be 125 laps to the finish. Pit Road speed will be at 45 MPH and caution speed will be 55 MPH. The Race can be seen nationally on FOX. To hear the race NASCAR fans can tune in to the Performance Racing Network to hear the race. Fans can also listen to the race on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90 for full race coverage.
What To Expect
This race will be one of the most challenging races of the 2021 season. Tire strategy will be the name of the game tomorrow on the 1.54-mile racetrack in Hampton, Georgia. It will be a very intriguing race that will test the patience of many drivers throughout the day.