Five races, five different winners.
NASCAR continues its suprising start to the 2021 Cup Series season as it heads to Hampton, Georgia. Of the five winners — Michael McDowell, Christopher Bell, William Byron, Kyle Larson and Martin Truex Jr. — only Truex, who won last week at Phoenix Raceway, has won a championship or even advanced to the final round of NASCAR's playoffs.
So, what will race No. 6 bring?
Here's all the information you need to get ready for Sunday's Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway:
START TIME: 3 p.m. ET. Green flag is scheduled for 3:19 p.m. ET.
TV: Fox. Pre-race broadcast begins at 2:30 p.m. ET.
RADIO: Peformance Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
STREAMING: Fox Sports Go (must have TV provider) and FOX Sports app, YouTube TV (2-week free trial), Hulu + Live TV (7-day free trial), Sling TV (3-day free trial), fuboTV (7-day free trial).
RACE DISTANCE: 325 laps around the 1.5-mile Atlanta Motor Speedway for a total of 500 miles.
STAGE LENGTHS (laps per stage): Stage 1: 105, Stage 2: 105, Stage 3: 115.
Kevin Harvick celebrates after winning the Folds of Honor Quik Trip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on June 7, 2020. (Photo: Brynn Anderson, Pool Photo via USA TODAY Network)
LAST TIME: Kevin Harvick dominated, leading 151 of 325 laps last June for his third win at Atlanta. Harvick led the final 55 laps, running away from the field and beating Kyle Busch by 3.527 seconds.
QUALIFYING: There was no on-track qualifying for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500. Instead, the lineup was determined by using NASCAR’s new competition-based formula:
- 25 percent: Driver’s finishing position from the previous race
- 25 percent: Car owner’s finishing position from the previous race
- 35 percent: Team owner points ranking
- 15 percent: Fastest lap from the previous race
LINEUP: Denny Hamlin, who has four top-fives in five races this year, will start on the pole Sunday with Truex, his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, alongside on the front row.
Here is the lineup for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 (with car number in parentheses):
1. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota
2. (19) Martin Truex Jr, Toyota
3. (22) Joey Logano, Ford
4. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford
5. (9) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet
6. (5) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet
7. (4) Kevin Harvick, Ford
8. (20) Christopher Bell, Toyota
9. (24) William Byron, Chevrolet
10. (12) Ryan Blaney, Ford
11. (1) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet
12. (47) Ricky Stenhouse Jr, Chevrolet
13. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet
14. (48) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet
15. (23) Bubba Wallace, Toyota
16. (10) Aric Almirola, Ford
17. (17) Chris Buescher, Ford
18. (34) Michael McDowell, Ford
19. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota
20. (21) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford
21. (42) Ross Chastain, Chevrolet
22. (43) Erik Jones, Chevrolet
23. (37) Ryan Preece, Chevrolet
24. (14) Chase Briscoe, Ford
25. (99) Daniel Suarez, Chevrolet
26. (77) Justin Haley, Chevrolet
27. (41) Cole Custer, Ford
28. (6) Ryan Newman, Ford
29. (8) Tyler Reddick, Chevrolet
30. (7) Corey Lajoie, Chevrolet
31. (78) BJ McLeod, Ford
32. (38) Anthony Alfredo, Ford
33. (51) Cody Ware, Chevrolet
34. (15) James Davison, Chevrolet
35. (00) Quin Houff, Chevrolet
36. (53) Joey Gase, Ford
37. (52) Josh Bilicki, Ford
38. (66) Timmy Hill, Ford
39. (33) Austin Cindric, Ford
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