Hendrick Motorsports is trying to keep sizzling because the NASCAR Cup Sequence strikes to Atlanta Motor Speedway for the Quaker State 400 on Sunday.
A Hendrick driver has received 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 crew’s fourth driver, William Byron, hasn’t received since Feb. 28 at Miami, he received the pole in final week’s race earlier than Elliott’s victory and is sixth within the Cup Sequence level standings.
This week, Elliott will likely be on the pole at his dwelling monitor. The Dawsonville, Ga., native has completed within the prime 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 trying to change that whereas his teammate Larson will search for one other robust 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 mentioned, it could be robust for the Hendrick Chevrolets to win at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The final 5 races there have been received by Ford drivers. Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick have two wins every whereas Ryan Blaney received the latest race earlier this yr.
Sporting Information is monitoring updates and lap-by-lap highlights from the NASCAR Cup Sequence race Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, the Quaker State 400 offered by Walmart.
NASCAR at Atlanta reside updates, highlights from Quaker State 400
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 way in which again to tenth general.
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 prime 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, are usually not out. The 2 will proceed to race after their crash.
Replace: Suarez and Stenhouse are usually not out.
They’ve met minimal velocity.
— 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 got the 2 Busch brothers within the prime 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 automobile, did properly 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 automobile 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 to date, although Elliott is attempting to determine the best way to drive his automobile. That is a part of why he dropped from first to 3rd throughout 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 respiration 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 surface lane and had an excessive amount of velocity for Elliott to compete with.
3:55 p.m. — Tyler Reddick had a candy move early within the race, coming round just a few automobiles on the surface lane.
3:53 p.m. — Elliott is off to a great 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 alleged 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 automobile seems to be sharp. Is the purple and black design a head nod to the Falcons?
3:30 p.m. — The pre-race ceremony is starting now. The race is ready to formally start at 3:48 p.m. ET.
3:25 p.m. — In accordance with the printed, Kyle Larson is closely favored to win this occasion. He has +220 odds to win at Pointsbet Sportsbook and has received 4 of the final 10 NASCAR Cup sequence races.
3:20 p.m. — Corey LaJoie will likely be driving an… fascinating automobile within the Quaker State 400. His automobile is roofed in “Boss Child: Household Enterprise” commercials and imagery, as Dreamworks seems to be to attract consideration to the second feature-length installment within the “Boss Child” franchise.
3:17 p.m. — The tempo automobile driver for this race will likely be acquainted to NFL followers and Georgia natives. Lions operating again D’Andre Swift, a former star at Georgia, would be the honorary tempo automobile 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 mentioned that it will likely be “hit-or-miss” all through the day. So, anticipate 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 at this time nevertheless it appears it will likely be hit-and-miss so will simply must 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 modifications.
2:54 p.m. — Ryan Blaney received the latest race at Atlanta Motor Speedway earlier this yr. His automobile is trying sharp forward of Sunday’s race.
NASCAR begin time at this time
- Time: 3:30 p.m. 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 Sequence race at Atlanta Motor Speedway is scheduled for 3:48 p.m. ET.
Climate might play a giant function in when the race begins, nevertheless. The Nationwide Climate Service’s Sunday forecast for Hampton, Ga., the place the monitor is positioned, 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 entire 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||Automotive No.||Crew|
|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||Crew 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||Crew Penske|
|15||Ryan Blaney||12||Crew 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||99||Trackhouse Racing Crew|
|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|