Hendrick Motorsports is seeking to keep sizzling because the NASCAR Cup Collection strikes to Atlanta Motor Speedway for the Quaker State 400 on Sunday.
A Hendrick driver has gained eight of the final 10 Cup occasions. 4 wins belong to Kyle Larson whereas Alex Bowman and Chase Elliott every have two. That contains Elliott’s victory final week at Street America. And although the group’s fourth driver, William Byron, hasn’t gained since Feb. 28 at Miami, he gained the pole in final week’s race earlier than Elliott’s victory and is sixth within the Cup Collection level standings.
This week, Elliott can be on the pole at his residence monitor. The Dawsonville, Ga., native has completed within the high 10 4 instances in his first six NASCAR Cup races at Atlanta Motor Speedway, however he has but to win on the monitor. He’ll be seeking to change that whereas his teammate Larson will search for one other sturdy end as he continues to shut the hole between himself and Denny Hamlin within the Cup standings. Hamlin is first however main Larson by simply three factors.
That stated, it might be powerful for the Hendrick Chevrolets to win at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The final 5 races there have been won by Ford drivers. Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick have two wins every whereas Ryan Blaney gained the newest race earlier this 12 months.
Sporting Information is monitoring updates and lap-by-lap highlights from the NASCAR Cup Collection race Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, the Quaker State 400 offered by Walmart.
NASCAR at Atlanta reside updates, highlights from Quaker State 400
4:49 p.m. — They’re restarting the race and starting Stage 2. Kurt Busch is within the lead after taking it from his brother Kyle coming off pit row.
4:44 p.m. — The Atlanta Motor Speedway is getting re-paved for the primary time since 1997 within the close to future, and you’ll see why. The monitor has ripped up some tires in the present day, notably the entrance proper one for Ryan Newman, and NASCAR’s Twitter account joked concerning the monitor’s floor.
The @amsupdates floor is like when a waiter is grating cheese and also you ask them to cease, however they by no means do.
— NASCAR (@NASCAR) July 11, 2021
4:41 p.m. — Warning 3 (Lap 80). Stage 1 is within the books. After taking on the lead from Chase Elliott, Kyle Busch led just about wire-to-wire. Listed here are the highest 10 finishers from the primary 80 laps.
1. Kyle Busch
2. Kurt Busch
3. Denny Hamlin
4. Alex Bowman
5. Tyler Reddick
6. Kyle Larson
7. Joey Logano
8. William Byron
9. Martin Truex Jr.
10. Kevin Harvick
4:35 p.m. — Kyle Busch continues to guide via 70 laps. There are 10 laps to go within the first stage of this race.
4:28 p.m. — Martin Truex Jr. was supposed to start out fifth within the race however was dropped to the again of the pack after failing inspection twice on Sunday. He has since climbed from final (thirty seventh) all the best way again to tenth total.
4:26 p.m. — Alex Bowman has climbed into third place. He’s the highest-ranked Hendrick Motorsports driver within the race proper now. Kyle Larson (eighth) and William Byron (ninth) are additionally at present within the high 10.
4:24 p.m. — Strike that: Stenhouse is definitely out. Powerful luck.
Replace: Stenhouse is now out.
— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) July 11, 2021
4:20 p.m. — Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Daniel Suarez, who have been concerned within the crash earlier, aren’t out. The 2 will proceed to race after their crash.
Replace: Suarez and Stenhouse aren’t out.
They’ve met minimal pace.
— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) July 11, 2021
4:18 p.m. — We’re via 40 laps, midway via the primary stage of the 260-lap race. The Busch brothers now lead the race. Kyle leads Kury by 0.57 seconds.
4:17 p.m. — We have the 2 Busch brothers within the high three. Kurt Busch has climbed into third and trails solely Denny Hamlin and his brother, Kyle.
4:09 p.m. — Warning 2 (Lap 31). Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Daniel Suarez have been concerned in a crash together with Cody Ware. It seems to be like Ware spun out only a bit and clipped Stenhouse. Anthony Alfredo, the No. 38 automotive, did nicely to dodge the crash.
4:05 p.m. — Denny Hamlin takes over first after pit row, taking it from his teammate Kyle Busch. Elliott had a tough pit cease, going a bit too far ahead and having to place his automotive into reverse. That value him a few seconds and dropped him from third to twentieth popping out of the warning.
4:02 p.m. — Warning 1 (Lap 25). We’re at a contest warning with the twenty fifth lap within the books. No main points up to now, although Elliott is attempting to determine how one can drive his automotive. That is a part of why he dropped from first to 3rd through the first 25 laps of the race.
4:00 p.m. — We’re via 22 whole laps now and Kyle Busch is holding a 2.6 on Chase Elliott, who has Denny Hamlin respiratory down his neck.
3:56 p.m. — Kyle Busch had taken the lead on Chase Elliott on the 14th lap. He handed him on the skin lane and had an excessive amount of pace for Elliott to compete with.
3:55 p.m. — Tyler Reddick had a candy go early within the race, coming round a number of automobiles on the skin lane.
3:53 p.m. — Elliott is off to begin after being on the ballot. He has led every of the primary 10 laps of this race with Kyle Busch. sitting about half a second behind him.
3:49 p.m. — We’re off with the Quaker State 400!
3:48 p.m. — Martin Truex Jr. has to start out behind the pack. Initially, he was imagined to be fifth, however he was moved again after failing his inspection twice on Sunday.
3:41 p.m. — The drivers have began their engines. Subsequent up, the race!
3:35 p.m. — Chase Elliott’s automotive seems to be sharp. Is the pink and black design a head nod to the Falcons?
3:30 p.m. — The pre-race ceremony is starting now. The race is about to formally start at 3:48 p.m. ET.
3:25 p.m. — In response to the printed, Kyle Larson is closely favored to win this occasion. He has +220 odds to win at Pointsbet Sportsbook and has gained 4 of the final 10 NASCAR Cup collection races.
3:20 p.m. — Corey LaJoie can be driving an… fascinating automotive within the Quaker State 400. His automobile is roofed in “Boss Baby: Family Business” ads and imagery, as Dreamworks seems to be to attract consideration to the second feature-length installment within the “Boss Baby” franchise.
3:17 p.m. — The tempo automotive driver for this race can be acquainted to NFL followers and Georgia natives. Lions operating again D’Andre Swift, a former star at Georgia, would be the honorary tempo automotive driver.
3:15 p.m. — The solar is out now, however there may be rain within the space for the race. Fox Sports activities’ Bob Pockrass has stated that will probably be “hit-or-miss” all through the day. So, count on some potential cautions and delays.
Rain cell got here via the monitor. However solar is out now. I do know many need a prediction for in the present day nevertheless it appears will probably be hit-and-miss so will simply need to see. pic.twitter.com/wqR6mq2ShV
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) July 11, 2021
3:07 p.m. — This would be the final NASCAR race at Atlanta Motor Speedway earlier than the monitor undergoes some main adjustments.
2:54 p.m. — Ryan Blaney gained the newest race at Atlanta Motor Speedway earlier this 12 months. His automotive is wanting sharp forward of Sunday’s race.
NASCAR begin time in the present day
- Time: 3:30 pm ET (TV time)
- TV channel: NBCSN (TSN in Canada)
- Stay stream: NBCSports.com | fuboTV (7-day free trial)
The inexperienced flag for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Collection race at Atlanta Motor Speedway is scheduled for 3:48 p.m. ET.
Climate may play an enormous position in when the race begins, nonetheless. The National Weather Service’s Sunday forecast for Hampton, Ga., the place the monitor is situated, requires showers and thunderstorms after 3 p.m. and earlier than 9 p.m., with a excessive temperature close to 90. The possibility of precipitation is 60 p.c.
NASCAR beginning lineup at Atlanta
Right here is the whole beginning lineup for Sunday’s race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, the Quaker State 400, with out qualifying. Thirty-seven drivers have been entered for the race.
|Begin pos.||Driver||Automobile No.||Workforce|
|1||Chase Elliott||9||Hendrick Motorsports|
|2||Kyle Busch||18||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|3||Denny Hamlin||11||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|4||Christopher Bell||20||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|5||Martin Truex Jr.||19||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|6||Kyle Larson||5||Hendrick Motorsports|
|7||Tyler Reddick||8||Richard Childress Racing|
|8||Kurt Busch||1||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|9||Ross Chastain||42||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|10||Joey Logano||22||Workforce Penske|
|11||Chase Briscoe||14||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|12||Matt DiBenedetto||21||Wooden Brothers Racing|
|13||Austin Dillon||3||Richard Childress Racing|
|14||Brad Keselowski||2||Workforce Penske|
|15||Ryan Blaney||12||Workforce Penske|
|16||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||47||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|17||Alex Bowman||48||Hendrick Motorsports|
|18||Chris Buescher||17||Roush Fenway Racing|
|19||William Byron||24||Hendrick Motorsports|
|20||Aric Almirola||10||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|21||Kevin Harvick||4||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|22||Erik Jones||43||Richard Petty Motorsports|
|23||Cole Custer||41||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|24||Bubba Wallace||23||23XI Racing|
|25||Michael McDowell||34||Entrance Row Motorsports|
|26||Corey LaJoie||7||Spire Motorsports|
|27||Daniel Suarez placeholder picture||99||Trackhouse Racing Workforce|
|28||Justin Haley||77||Spire Motorsports|
|29||Ryan Newman||6||Roush Fenway Racing|
|30||Josh Bilicki||52||Rick Ware Racing|
|31||Cody Ware||51||Petty Ware Racing|
|32||Anthony Alfredo||38||Entrance Row Motorsports|
|33||Bayley Currey||15||Rick Ware Racing|
|34||Ryan Preece||37||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|35||Quin Houff||00||StarCom Racing|
|36||BJ McLeod||78||Stay Quick Motorsports|
|37||Garrett Smithley||53||Rick Ware Racing|