Relive the 2021 Folds of Honor QuickTrip 500 from Atlanta Motor Speedway that saw Ryan Blaney and Kyle Larson battle it out late for the win.
Click through for full highlights of the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway for the NASCAR Cup Series.
You can call Ryan Blaney “The Spoiler.”
Originally called Atlanta International Raceway, the track was then a 1.5-mile paved speedway, located in Hampton Georgia. The first NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta was on July 31, 1960 and won by Fireball Roberts from the pole position. Over the years the track underwent several changes. It was re-measured to 1.522 miles in the spring of 1970. It was renamed Atlanta Motor Speedway in 1990. And then the track layout was reversed, and the track was re-configured to 1.54 miles between the two races in 1997.
THIRD-YOUNGEST: With his victory today at Phoenix Raceway, Chase Elliott clinched the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series title and became the third-youngest champion at the top level of stock-car racing at 24 years, 11 months and 11 days old.
Team Penske NASCAR Cup Series Race Report Track: Bristol Motor Speedway Race: Food City Presents Supermarket Heroes 500 Date: May 31, 2020 ____________________________________ No. 2 Discount Tire Ford Mustang – Brad Keselowski Start: 1st Stage 1: 3rd Stage 2: 9th Finish: 1st (32nd-career NASCAR Cup Series victory) Status: Running Laps Completed: 500/500 Laps Led: 115 Point Standings (behind first): 4th (-55) Notes: Brad Keselowski went from third to first with three laps to go to score his second NASCAR Cup Series victory of the 2020 season Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway. Keselowski was running behind leaders Joey Logano and Chase Elliott…
Smithfield Ford Driver Races as High as Second; Involved in Lap-464 Accident Date: May 31, 2020 Event: Food City presents the Supermarket Heroes 500 (Round 9 of 36) Series: NASCAR Cup Series Location: Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway (.533-mile oval) Format: 500 laps, broken into three stages (125 laps/125 laps/250 laps) Start/Finish: 2nd/29th (Accident, completed 470 of 500 laps) Point Standing: 11th (240 points, 130 out of first) Race Winner: Brad Keselowski of Team Penske (Ford) Stage 1 Winner: Chase Elliott of Hendrick Motorsports (Chevrolet) Stage 2 Winner: Chase Elliott of Hendrick Motorsports (Chevrolet) Stage 1 Recap (Laps 1-125):…
Smithfield/#GoodFoodChallenge Ford Driver Runs Top-Five Before Penalty Derails Day Date: May 17, 2020 Event: The Real Heroes 400 Series: NASCAR Cup Series Location: Darlington (S.C) Raceway (1.366-mile oval) Format: 293 laps, broken into three stages (90 laps/95 laps/108 laps) Start/Finish: 5th/12th (Running, completed 200 of 200 laps) Point Standing: 7th (151 points, 67 out of first) Race Winner: Kevin Harvick of Stewart-Haas Racing (Ford) Stage 1 Winner: William Byron of Hendrick Motorsports (Chevrolet) Stage 2 Winner: Brad Keselowski of Team Penske (Ford) Stage 1 Recap (Laps 1-90): ● Aric Almirola started fifth and finished sixth, earning five bonus points. ● The No. 10 Smithfield/#GoodFoodChallenge…
Sunday, April 15, 2007 – On this day in history, NASCAR Cup Series driver Jeff Burton, driving for Richard Childress Racing, led just the final lap when he stole the win from Roush Fenway Racing’s Matt Kenseth in the NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. The last lap win was Burton’s only victory in 2007 and the 19th of his 21 win career.
Sunday, April 8, 2002 – On this day in history, retired NASCAR Cup Series champion Matt Kenseth came from the furthest starting spot in the field (31st) to win a NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. Kenseth swapped the lead with NASCAR Hall of Famer Tony Stewart five times in the closing laps of the race to take the victory. It was Kenseth’s second of five wins in 2002.