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HAMPTON, Georgia – Joey Logano led the Ford parade in Cup qualifying, taking pole position Saturday at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Ford, who has no wins this season, took eight first places in qualifying. The Penske team took the first three places. This is the second time the Penske team has qualified 1-2-3 for a Cup race.

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Logano won pole at 177.374 mph. Penske teammates Austin Sindrik (177.340 mph) and Ryan Blaney (177.215) took the next two lines in the starting lineup. Brad Keselowski (176.995) qualified fourth. Arik Almirola (176,989) completed the top five.

The Ford drivers who qualified sixth through eighth were Kevin Harvick (176.769) Chris Buescher (176.746) and Chase Briscoe (176,583).

Kyle Larson was the top Chevrolet, qualifying ninth after a 176.213 mph lap. Christopher Bell This is top Toyota. He starts 10th after the rotation in the final qualifying round.

HAMPTON, Ga. — Ford took the top eight starting places in Sunday’s Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway led by Joey Loganowin pole.

Team Penske will have the top three starting spots with Logano, Austin Sindrik And Ryan Blaney.

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best chevrolet driver Kyle Larson, which starts ninth. Best Driver Toyota Christopher Bellwhich starts on the 10th.

HAMPTON, Georgia. Can anyone stop Chevrolet?

Chevrolet drivers have won all four races this season: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (Daytona 500), Kyle Bush (Fontana, California) and William Byron (Las Vegas and Phoenix). For the first time since 2001, the same car manufacturer won the first four races of the season. Will the Chevy series continue?

Sunday Cup race details at Atlanta Motor Speedway

(All time Eastern)

START OFF: Actor Jesse Metcalfe will give the command to start the engines at 15:08 … The green flag should go up at 15:19.

PRERACE: Cup Garage opens at 12 noon… Drivers meet at 2:10 pm… Drivers meet at 2:30 pm… Appeal will be delivered by Bruce Deal, Vault City CEO at 3 pm… Blanco Brown will perform the national anthem at 3:01 pm

DISTANCE: The race is 260 laps (400.4 miles) on a 1.54 mile fast track.

STAGES: Stage 1 ends on lap 60. Stage 2 ends on lap 160.

TV/RADIO: Fox will broadcast the race at 15:00. Pre-race coverage starts at 13:30 on FS1 and moves to Fox at 14:00… Performance Racing Network radio starts at 14:00 and will also be broadcast on; SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will broadcast PRN.

FLOW: Fox Sports

FORECAST: Weather Metro – Mostly sunny, the temperature reaches 44 degrees, and the probability of rain at the beginning of the race is zero.

STARTING LINE-UP: Atlanta Cup starting lineup

LAST YEAR: Chase Elliott led a record 96 laps, winning last July. Ross Chastain was second. Austin Sindrik took third place. Last March, William Byron led a record 111 laps. Chastain was second. Kurt Bush took third place.


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Drivers to watch out for in Atlanta

NASCAR Cup, Xfinity and Craftsman Truck Series drivers are due to hit the track on Saturday at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Qualifying for the Sunday Cup race is scheduled for 11:35 Saturday.

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The truck race is scheduled to start at 2:00 pm, followed by the Xfinity race at 5:00 pm.

Sunday’s race will be the fifth of the Cup season. The Chevrolet drivers won the first four races.

Atlanta Motor Speedway (Cup, Xfinity and Truck)

Weekend weather

Saturday: A mixture of clouds and sun in the morning. Cloudy in the afternoon. Maximum 53. Wind 10-20 m/s.

Saturday, March 18

(All time Eastern)

Garage open

  • 9:00 – 13:30 – Cup Series
  • 11:00 – 19:00 – Truck Series
  • 14:00 – 22:30 – Xfinity series

Activity Tracking

  • 11:35 – 13:00 – Cup qualification (FS1)
  • 14:00 – Truck Race (135 laps, 207 miles; FS1, Motor Racing Network, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)
  • 5:00 pm Xfinity Race (163 laps, 251 miles; FS1, Performance Racing Network, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

HAMPTON, Georgia. Two days after he announced that he would not appeal his fines, Denny Hamlin announced Friday on social media that he would do so.

On Wednesday, NASCAR fined Denny Hamlin $50,000 and 25 points for admitting on his podcast this week that he intentionally crashed. Ross Chastain on the last lap of a race at Phoenix Raceway.

NASCAR cited Hamlin for violating Section 4.4.B of the Cup Rule Book. Among the listed violations:

  • An attempt to manipulate the outcome of a race or championship.
  • Destroying or spinning another vehicle, whether or not that vehicle is withdrawn from competition as a result.

Any violation of Section 4.4.B may result in the loss of 25-50 pilot and/or team owner points and/or a fine of US$50,000 to US$100,000. Violations may also result in race suspension, indefinite suspension or membership cancellation.

NASCAR also cited Hamlin for violating section 4.4.D, which includes:

  • Actions by a NASCAR member that NASCAR considers detrimental to stock car racing or NASCAR.

Any violation of Section 4.4.D may result in a fine and/or permanent suspension or termination of membership.

Hamlin said on social media Friday that what happened on the last lap with Chastain “was the usual hard race that happens every weekend. There was also no manipulation of the race or actions detrimental to the sport.”

Hamlin went into detail on his podcast about his incident with Chastain in Phoenix, saying:

“It wasn’t a mistake. No, it wasn’t a mistake. I let go of the steering wheel and said he was coming with me. It was interesting because I heard people say what it was like last year or this year. I crashed on the Clash. I don’t know Ross sees it this way. I think he’s still curious…


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