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NASCAR Atlanta: Live Race Updates, QuikTrip 500 Results & Highlights

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March NASCAR Madness is in full swing in Hotlanta.

After knocking on the door with Top 10 placings in the last two races, Martin Truex Jr. broke through and won the Instacart 400 last weekend, giving the grid its first semi-familiar winner of the season 2021 Cup Series. This is Truex’s first victory since June of last year, and his eighth overall driving the No.19 car for Joe Gibbs Racing.

Truex has company atop the grid at Atlanta Motor Speedway, with teammate Denny Hamlin taking pole position in Sunday afternoon’s race. Hamlin himself is knocking on the door of a W this year, with four top-five finishes in five races so far in 2021. Those finishes place Hamlin comfortably in the drivers’ standings with 236 points.

Sporting News follows live updates and highlights from the NASCAR race in Atlanta on Sunday. Follow below for the full results of the QuikTrip 500.

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NASCAR in Atlanta, Live Updates, QuikTrip 500 Highlights

4:21 p.m. End of stage 1: Kyle Larson wins stage one, leading 70 laps so far that day.

4:20 p.m .: Three laps to go in the first leg, and Kyle Larson looks like he does. He’s been in the lead since the restart.

4:10 p.m .: Kevin Harvick is struggling, currently 25th.

4:00 p.m .: Lots of green flag stops here, Kyle Larson exits pit lane at the top, followed by Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Ryan Blaney and Alex Bowman. Through 70 laps.

3:53 p.m .: Chase Elliott in the top 10, sitting at No.8 on 55 laps. Bubba Wallace falls back to 19th after starting 13.

3:40 p.m .: Some worries for Kevin Harvick on restart; His left rear tire is flat and he returns to the pits after finishing third.

3.33 p.m .: Watch out for the competition. Chase Elliott is 15th after being dropped to the back of the grid at the start of the race.

3:29 p.m .: Denny Hamlin is still in the lead heading into round 20, with Kyle Larson, Kevin Harvick, William Byron and Ryan Blaney rounding out the top five.

3:19 p.m .: Green Flag in Atlanta, and we’re underway. 325 laps today.

3:08 p.m .: Erin Andrews gives the green light to the pilots.

15:00: Chase Elliott and Timmy Hill will both fall to the back of the pack today after failed inspections.

NASCAR race start time today

The green flag of today’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500, is due to be waved at 3:19 p.m. ET.

NASCAR lineup in Atlanta

Here’s the full starting lineup for Sunday’s NASCAR race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500:

Pos. Starting Driver Car number Team
1 Denny hamlin 11 Joe gibbs racing
2 Martin Truex Jr. 19 Joe gibbs racing
3 Joey logano 22 Penske team
4 Brad Keselowski 2 Penske team
5 Chase Elliott 9 Hendrick Motorsports
6 Kyle larson 5 Hendrick Motorsports
7 Kevin harvick 4 Stewart-Haas races
8 Christopher bell 20 Joe gibbs racing
9 William byron 24 Hendrick Motorsports
ten Ryan blaney 12 Penske team
11 Kurt busch 1 Chip Ganassi Racing
12 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing
13 Austin dillon 3 Richard Childress Racing
14 Alex Bowman 48 Hendrick Motorsports
15 Bubba wallace 23 23XI Race
16 Aric almirola ten Stewart-Haas races
17 Chris Buescher 17 Roush Fenway Racing
18 Michael mcdowell 34 Motorsport in the front row
19 Kyle busch 18 Joe gibbs racing
20 Matt DiBenedetto 21 Wood brothers racing
21 Ross chastain 42 Chip Ganassi Racing
22 Erik Jones 43 Richard Petty Motorsports
23 Ryan preece 37 JTG Daugherty Racing
24 Chase Briscoe 14 Stewart-Haas races
25 Daniel Suarez placeholder image 99 TrackHouse Racing Team
26 Justin haley 77 Spire Motorsports
27 Cole custer 41 Stewart-Haas races
28 Ryan newman 6 Roush Fenway Racing
29 Tyler reddick 8 Richard Childress Racing
30 Corey LaJoie 7 Spire Motorsports
31 BJ McLeod 78 Fast live motor sports
32 Anthony Alfredo 38 Motorsport in the front row
33 Cody ware 51 Petty ware racing
34 James davison 15 Rick ware racing
35 Quin Houff 00 StarCom Racing
36 Joey Gase 53 Rick ware racing
37 Josh Bilicki 52 Rick ware racing
38 Timmy hill 66 Motorsport business management
39 Austin Cindric 33 Penske team


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