NASCAR at Atlanta results, highlights from Kevin Harvick’s victory at the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

first_imgThere may not have been any fans in attendance at Atlanta Motor Speedway during Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race, but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t plenty of excitement.The betting favorite coming into the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 was points leader Kevin Harvick, who took home the checkered flag for his third career win in Atlanta and his second win of the season. MORE: Watch NASCAR racing live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)Harvick led the most laps Sunday, but Martin Truex Jr. earned his first two stage wins of the year. He took Stages 1 and 2 before falling to third place at the finish.Sporting News tracked race updates and lap-by-lap highlights from Sunday’s NASCAR race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Follow below for complete results from the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500.Results from Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500PositionDriver1Kevin Harvick2Kyle Busch3Martin Truex Jr.4Ryan Blaney5Denny Hamlin6Kurt Busch7Jimmie Johnson8Chase Elliott9Brad Keselowski10Joey Logano11Austin Dillon12Alex Bowman13Ricky Stenhouse Jr.14Ryan Newman15Matt Kenseth16Tyler Reddick17Aric Almirola18Christopher Bell19Cole Custer20Clint Bowyer21Bubba Wallace22Chris Buescher23John Hunter Nemechek24Michael McDowell25Matt DiBenedetto26Ryan Preece27Corey LaJoie28Erik Jones29Ty Dillon30Brennan Poole31Daniel Suarez32Quin Houff33William Byron34Josh Bilicki35Garrett Smithley36J.J. Yeley37Reed Sorenson38Joey Gase39Timmy Hill40B.J. McLeodNASCAR at Atlanta highlights from Folds of Honor QuikTrip 5007:02 p.m. —   Kevin Harvick wins it by nearly four seconds. That’s his third Cup Series win in Atlanta. Kyle Busch finishes second, Martin Truex Jr. finishes third.6:54 p.m. —   Kevin Harvick’s lead is up to over three seconds ahead of Martin Truex Jr. with 15 laps to go.6:45 p.m. —   With 30 laps remaining, Kevin Harvick still has the lead, with Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch, Ryan Blaney and Denny Hamlin in the top five.6:33 p.m. —   After a wave of pit stops, Kevin Harvick still has the lead with 53 laps to go, with Martin Truex Jr. Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and Ryan Blaney behind him.6:18 p.m. —   Kevin Harvick still leads with 80 laps to go; Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowski and Chase Elliott round out the top five.6:02 p.m. —   Kevin Harvick has taken the lead with 105 laps to go, with Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch right behind him.5:50 p.m. —   Make it back-to-back stage wins for Martin Truex Jr. as he takes Stage 2. Can he complete the hat trick? Ryan Blaney finishes second, Denny Hamlin third.A big bump from @Blaney pushes @MartinTruex_Jr past his teammate for the lead late in Stage 2!📺: FOX 📱:— NASCAR (@NASCAR) June 7, 20205:48 p.m. —   Kyle Busch won the race off pit road and has the lead on the restart with four laps to go.5:41 p.m. —   Fourth caution of the day out for Michael McDowell. Looks like he got caught by John Hunter Nemechek. Eight laps remaining in Stage 2.Michael McDowell goes around racing his teammate, John Hunter Nemechek.— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) June 7, 20205:32 p.m. —   Martin Truex Jr. has the lead with 25 laps in Stage 2; Kyle Busch in second, Clint Bowyer in third.5:19 p.m. —  Clint Bowyer has taken the lead with 46 laps to go after Brad Keselowski pits. Martin Truex Jr. in second, Kyle Busch in third, Denny Hamlin in fourth and Kevin Harvick in fifth.5:02 p.m. —  Bowyer is at the top, leding Truex by just about a half second, with Elliott, Hamlin and Kyle Busch rounding out the top five on Lap 33 of Stage 2 (138).4:50 p.m. —  Stage 2 underway, and Truex and Bowyer are fighting for first. 4:39 p.m. —  Martin Truex Jr. takes home his first stage victory of the year, winning Stage 1 in Atlanta.4:31 p.m. —  Ten laps to go in stage one and half the field is pitting for new rubber.4:28 p.m. —  John Hunter Nemechek spins out, and we have our second caution of the day.4:24 p.m. —  Martin Truex Jr. takes over the lead, but Harvick is still on his heels. Harvick is almost 12 seconds up on the third place driver.4:14 p.m. — Brad Keselowski was too fast entering pit road, so he faces a penalty. Harvick opens up a bigger lead over Kurt Busch, stretching to almost five seconds.4:12 p.m. —  Keselowski, Logano, Truex and others pit on Lap 69.4:10 p.m. —  Jimmie Johnson currently sitting in 10th place, a few tenths of a second behind Denny Hamlin.4:10 p.m. —  Blaney and Almirola fighting to get into the top 10; they’re currently fighting for 11th.4:02 p.m. —  Tyler Reddick and Chase Elliott are jockeying for position, as Elliott slips in and out of seventh.3:57 p.m. —  Harvick leads Truex by a second after 38 laps.3:53 p.m. —  Joey Logano wins the race off of pit road and has the lead on the restart. After 30 laps, it’s him, Kevin Harvick, Clint Bowyer, Kyle Busch and Chase Elliott up front.3:45 p.m. —  Competition caution is out after 25 laps: Chase Elliott still leads, Aric Almirola in second, Joey Logano in third and Kevin Harvick in fourth.3:43 p.m. —  Chase Elliott still has the lead after 20 laps; Aric Almirola, Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch fill out the top five.3:37 p.m. —  Chase Elliott has led all 10 taps so far, his first laps led at Atlanta in a Cup Series race.3:32 p.m. —  Green flag waves and we are underway.3:26 p.m. —  And now the drivers have stopped on the track for NASCAR president Steve Phelps to deliver a message: “The time has come to listen, to understand and to stand against racism.”NASCAR President Steve Phelps addressed today’s competitors prior to today’s race at @amsupdates .— NASCAR (@NASCAR) June 7, 20203:16 p.m. —  Drivers have started their engines and it won’t be much longer before the green flag waves. “DRIVERS, START YOUR ENGINES!”- @JimmieJohnson gives the Atlanta command— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) June 7, 2020(Race coverage begins at 3 p.m. ET)What time does the NASCAR race start today?  Start time: 3 p.m. ETTV channel: FoxLive stream: Fox Sports Go |  fuboTV (7-day free trial)The 3 p.m. ET start time for Sunday’s race at Atlanta is the first such start time on NASCAR’s modified Cup Series schedule for 2020. The series’ race at Talladega on June 21 also is scheduled to start at 3 p.m. ET, as is the July 19 race at Texas and the Aug. 2 race at New Hampshire.The other day races on NASCAR’s confirmed short-term schedule will start at 2:30 p.m. ET, 3:30 p.m. ET or 4 p.m. ET.NASCAR starting lineup at AtlantaStartDriverCar No.Team1Chase Elliott9Hendrick Motorsports2Aric Almirola10Stewart-Haas Racing3Joey Logano22Team Penske4Kyle Busch18Joe Gibbs Racing5Clint Bowyer14Stewart-Haas Racing6Brad Keselowski2Team Penske7Ryan Blaney12Team Penske8Alex Bowman88Hendrick Motorsports9Kevin Harvick4Stewart-Haas Racing10Denny Hamlin11Joe Gibbs Racing11Martin Truex Jr.19Joe Gibbs Racing12Kurt Busch1Chip Ganassi Racing13Chris Buescher17Roush Fenway Racing14Erik Jones20Joe Gibbs Racing15Jimmie Johnson48Hendrick Motorsports16Austin Dillon3Richard Childress Racing17Ryan Newman6Roush Fenway Racing18John Hunter Nemechek38Front Row Motorsports19Matt Kenseth42Chip Ganassi Racing20William Byron24Hendrick Motorsports21Matt DiBenedetto21Wood Brothers Racing22Ricky Stenhouse Jr.47JTG Daugherty Racing23Bubba Wallace43Richard Petty Motorsports24Tyler Reddick8Richard Childress Racing25Corey LaJoie32Go Fas Racing26Joey Gase51Petty Ware Racing27Christopher Bell95Leavine Family Racing28Ty Dillon13Germain Racing29Ryan Preece37JTG Daugherty Racing30JJ Yeley77Spire Motorsports31Cole Custer41Stewart-Haas Racing32Josh Bilicki27Rick Ware Racing33Brennan Poole15Premium Motorsports34Garrett Smithley53Rick Ware Racing35Quin Houff00StarCom Racing36Michael McDowell34Front Row Motorsports37Daniel Suarez96Gaunt Brothers Racing38Timmy Hill66Motorsports Business Management39B.J. McLeod78B.J. McLeod Motorsports40Reed Sorenson7Tommy Baldwin Racinglast_img

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