Below is a look at some of the top statistical performers at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia, going into the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 on March 21 at 3 p.m. ET on FOX, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

Atlanta Motor Speedway Data
Season Race #: 6 of 36 (03-21-21)
Track Size: 1.54-miles
Banking/Turn 1 & 2: 24 degrees
Banking/Turn 3 & 4: 24 degrees
Banking/Frontstretch: 5 degrees
Banking/Backstretch: 5 degrees
Frontstretch Length:  2,332 feet
Backstretch Length:  1,800 feet
Race Length: 325 laps / 500.5 miles
Stage 1 & 2: 105 Laps (each)
Final Stage: 115 Laps

Top 10 Driver Ratings at Atlanta
Kevin Harvick……………………… 102.2
Brad Keselowski……………………. 96.9
Martin Truex Jr……………………… 96.9
Kurt Busch…………………………… 96.7
Denny Hamlin……………………….. 94.7
Kyle Busch…………………………… 94.0
Chase Elliott…………………………. 93.1
Kyle Larson………………………….. 90.2
Joey Logano………………………… 83.6
Ryan Blaney…………………………. 83.6
Note: Driver Ratings compiled from 2005-2020 races (22 total) among active drivers at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Qualifying/Race Data

2020 pole winner:

None — Due to Pandemic Restrictions

Starting Lineup set by Metric Qualifying;

Chase Elliott started in first.

2020 race winner:

Kevin Harvick, Ford

142.966 mph, (03:30:03), 06-07-20

Track qualifying record:

Geoffrey Bodine, Ford

197.478 mph, 28.074 secs. 11-15-97

Track race record:

Bobby Labonte, Pontiac

159.904 mph, (03:07:48), 11-16-97

Atlanta Motor Speedway Cup Pole Winners

Rank Pole Winners (53) Poles
1 Buddy Baker 7
2 Ryan Newman 7
3 Cale Yarborough 6
4 Bill Elliott 5
5 Fireball Roberts 5
6 Dale Earnhardt 4
7 Richard Petty 4
8 Alan Kulwicki 3
9 Fred Lorenzen 3
10 Geoff Bodine 3
11 Harry Gant 3
12 Marvin Panch 3
13 Rusty Wallace 3
14 Bobby Allison 2
15 Bobby Labonte 2
16 Dale Earnhardt Jr 2
17 Dale Jarrett 2
18 Dave Marcis 2
19 David Pearson 2
20 Jeff Gordon 2
21 Junior Johnson 2
22 Kasey Kahne 2
23 Kevin Harvick 2
24 Mark Martin 2
25 A.J. Foyt 1
26 Aric Almirola 1
27 Banjo Matthews 1
28 Charlie Glotzbach 1
29 Curtis Turner 1
30 Darel Dieringer 1
31 Darrell Waltrip 1
32 Denny Hamlin 1
33 Greg Biffle 1
34 Greg Sacks 1
35 Joey Logano 1
36 John Andretti 1
37 Johnny Benson 1
38 Kenny Irwin Jr 1
39 Kevin Lepage 1
40 Kurt Busch 1
41 Kyle Busch 1
42 LeeRoy Yarbrough 1
43 Loy Allen Jr 1
44 Martin Truex Jr 1
45 Morgan Shepherd 1
46 Neil Bonnett 1
47 Rick Mast 1
48 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 1
49 Robby Gordon 1
50 Sam Sommers 1
51 Terry Labonte 1
52 Tim Richmond 1
53 Tony Stewart 1

Atlanta Motor Speedway Race Winners

Rank Race Winners (44) Wins
1 Dale Earnhardt 9
2 Cale Yarborough 7
3 Bobby Labonte 6
4 Richard Petty 6
5 Bill Elliott 5
6 Bobby Allison 5
7 Jeff Gordon 5
8 Jimmie Johnson 5
9 David Pearson 4
10 Fred Lorenzen 4
11 Carl Edwards 3
12 Darrell Waltrip 3
13 Kasey Kahne 3
14 Kurt Busch 3
15 Kevin Harvick 3
16 Morgan Shepherd 3
17 Neil Bonnett 3
18 Tony Stewart 3
19 Brad Keselowski 2
20 Buddy Baker 2
21 Kyle Busch 2
22 LeeRoy Yarbrough 2
23 Mark Martin 2
24 Marvin Panch 2
25 Rusty Wallace 2
26 A.J. Foyt 1
27 Benny Parsons 1
28 Bob Burdick 1
29 Bobby Johns 1
30 Dale Earnhardt Jr 1
31 Dale Jarrett 1
32 Dave Marcis 1
33 Denny Hamlin 1
34 Dick Hutcherson 1
35 Donnie Allison 1
36 Ernie Irvan 1
37 Fireball Roberts 1
38 Jerry Nadeau 1
39 Jim Hurtubise 1
40 Junior Johnson 1
41 Ken Schrader 1
42 Ned Jarrett 1
43 Rex White 1
44 Ricky Rudd 1

The NASCAR Cup Series 2021 Top 16 in Driver Standings at Atlanta

Rk. Driver Races Poles Wins Top Fives Top 10s DNFs Average Finish Driver Rating
1 Denny Hamlin 21 1 1 5 8 3 17.3 94.7
2 Brad Keselowski 12 0 2 4 8 3 14.6 96.9
3 Joey Logano 14 1 0 2 5 0 16.6 83.6
4 Martin Truex Jr 22 1 0 5 10 4 16.3 96.9
5 Kyle Larson 6 0 0 1 3 0 13.8 90.2
6 Chase Elliott 5 0 0 1 4 0 10.0 93.1
7 Kevin Harvick 30 2 3 9 15 4 15.8 102.2
8 Christopher Bell 1 0 0 0 0 0 18.0 71.6
9 William Byron 3 0 0 0 0 0 22.7 52.2
10 Kurt Busch 29 1 3 7 15 3 14.6 96.7
11 Michael McDowell 10 0 0 0 0 4 33.8 37.9
12 Austin Dillon 8 0 0 0 0 0 21.4 66.6
13 Ryan Blaney 5 0 0 1 1 0 16.2 83.6
14 Ryan Preece 2 0 0 0 0 1 30.5 55.1
15 Kyle Busch 22 1 2 6 9 1 13.9 94.0
16 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 8 1 0 0 1 1 17.8 77.0

* — Based on Loop Data from the last 22 races at Atlanta Motor Speedway (2005 — 2020).

Atlanta Motor Speedway:

HISTORY

STARTS

NASCAR Cup Series
First-Time Starters at Atlanta since 1990
Drivers First Start Date
Harrison Rhodes February 25, 2018
Cody Ware March 5, 2017
Jeb Burton March 1, 2015
Ty Dillon August 31, 2014
Erik Darnell September 6, 2009
Bill Lester March 19, 2006
Reed Sorenson October 30, 2005
Mike Garvey March 20, 2005
Martin Truex Jr October 31, 2004
Scott Wimmer November 20, 2000
Buckshot Jones November 16, 1997
Gary Bradberry November 13, 1994
Jeff Gordon November 15, 1992
Wally Dallenbach Jr March 18, 1991
Steve Grissom November 18, 1990

Top 10 in Average Starting Position at Atlanta (All-Time & Active)

Rank All-Time Drivers Avg Start Races Rank Active Drivers Avg Start Races
1 Fred Lorenzen 4.105 19 1 Ryan Newman 7.429 28
2 Fireball Roberts 4.500 10 2 Kyle Larson 8.667 11
3 Cotton Owens 5.000 2 3 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 10.750 13
4 Earl Balmer 5.500 4 4 Kyle Busch 11.091 27
5 Dick Hutcherson 5.800 5 5 Denny Hamlin 11.762 26
6 Banjo Matthews 6.500 6 6 Brad Keselowski 15.000 17
7 Joe Weatherly 7.000 9 7 Kurt Busch 15.069 35
8 Ryan Newman 7.429 28 8 Martin Truex Jr 15.409 27
9 Nelson Stacy 7.500 6 9 Erik Jones 15.500 9
10 Junior Johnson 8.385 13 10 Kevin Harvick 16.067 35

POLES

NASCAR Cup Series
Active Busch Pole Winners at Atlanta
Active Pole Winners (9) Poles
Ryan Newman 7
Kevin Harvick 2
Aric Almirola 1
Denny Hamlin 1
Joey Logano 1
Kurt Busch 1
Kyle Busch 1
Martin Truex Jr 1
Ricky Stenhouse Jr 1
Drivers Date
Ricky Stenhouse Jr Sunday, September 1, 2013
Kevin Lepage Sunday, November 21, 1999
Kenny Irwin Jr Sunday, November 8, 1998
Robby Gordon Sunday, March 9, 1997
Johnny Benson Sunday, March 10, 1996
Rick Mast Sunday, November 15, 1992
Terry Labonte Sunday, March 15, 1981
Sam Sommers Sunday, November 6, 1977
Cale Yarborough Sunday, April 2, 1967

WINS

Active Atlanta Winners Wins
Kevin Harvick 3
Kurt Busch 3
Brad Keselowski 2
Kyle Busch 2
Denny Hamlin 1
Cup Series First-Time Winners at Atlanta Season
Carl Edwards 2005
Kevin Harvick 2001
Jerry Nadeau 2000
Jim Hurtubise 1966
Bob Burdick 1961
Bobby Johns 1960
Drivers Seasons
1 Marvin Panch 1965 Sweep
2 Bobby Allison 1972 Sweep
3 David Pearson 1973 Sweep
4 Richard Petty 1974 Fall 1975 Spring
5 Cale Yarborough 1980 Fall 1981 Spring
6 Bill Elliott 1985 Sweep 1992 Sweep
7 Dale Earnhardt 1989 Fall 1990 Spring 1995 Fall 1996 Spring
8 Bobby Labonte 1997 Fall 1998 Spring
9 Jeff Gordon 1998 Fall 1999 Spring
10 Carl Edwards 2005 Sweep
11 Jimmie Johnson 2007 Sweep 2015, 2016

Wins by Starting Positions at Atlanta Motor Speedway

Starting Position Wins Winning % Starting Position Wins Winning %
1 14 12.39% 14 2 1.77%
2 12 10.62% 15 1 0.88%
3 10 8.85% 17 2 1.77%
4 10 8.85% 18 1 0.88%
5 16 14.16% 19 3 2.65%
6 4 3.54% 20 2 1.77%
7 6 5.31% 21 2 1.77%
8 6 5.31% 22 1 0.88%
9 8 7.08% 31 1 0.88%
10 2 1.77% 35 1 0.88%
11 4 3.54% 37 2 1.77%
12 1 0.88% 39 1 0.88%
13 1 0.88%
Stats Winning % Wins
Winning from the Pole: 12.39% 14
Winning from the Front Row: 23.01% 26
Winning from a Top-Five Starting Position: 54.87% 62
Winning from a Top-10 Starting Position: 77.88% 88
Winning After Starting Outside the Top 20: 7.08% 8
Active Organization Winners Wins
Hendrick Motorsports 14
Wood Brothers Racing 12
Joe Gibbs Racing 11
Richard Childress Racing 9
Roush Fenway Racing 6
Team Penske 5
Stewart-Haas Racing 3
Richard Petty Motorsports 2

ADDITIONAL FINISHING POSITIONS

Runner-Up Finishes

Top Five in Runner-Up Finishes at Atlanta (All-Time & Active)

Rank All-Time Drivers Runner-Ups Rank Active Drivers Runner-Ups
1 Dale Earnhardt 7 1 Kevin Harvick 2
2 David Pearson 7 2 Brad Keselowski 1
3 Richard Petty 6 Joey Logano 1
4 Dale Jarrett 5 Kyle Busch 1
Jeff Gordon 5 Kyle Larson 1
Martin Truex Jr 1

Top-Five Finishes

Top Five in Top-Five Finishes at Atlanta (All-Time & Active)

Rank All-Time Drivers Top Fives Rank Active Drivers Top Fives
1 Dale Earnhardt 26 1 Kevin Harvick 9
2 Cale Yarborough 23 2 Kurt Busch 7
3 Richard Petty 22 3 Kyle Busch 6
4 Darrell Waltrip 18 4 Denny Hamlin 5
5 Bobby Allison 17 5 Martin Truex Jr 5
Buddy Baker 17
David Pearson 17

Top-10 Finishes

Top Five in Top-10 Finishes at Atlanta (All-Time & Active)

Rank All-Time Drivers Top Fives Rank Active Drivers Top Fives
1 Richard Petty 33 1 Kevin Harvick 15
2 Dale Earnhardt 30 2 Kurt Busch 15
3 Cale Yarborough 29 3 Martin Truex Jr 10
4 Darrell Waltrip 28 4 Kyle Busch 9
5 Bobby Allison 27 5 Ryan Newman 9
Buddy Baker 27

Average Finishing Position

Top 10 in Average Finishing Position at Atlanta (All-Time & Active)

Rank All-Time Drivers Avg Finish Races Rank Active Drivers Avg Finish Races
1 Dick Hutcherson 3.600 5 1 Chase Elliott 10.000 5
2 Lee Petty 7.000 2 2 Kyle Larson 13.833 6
3 Troy Ruttman 7.000 2 3 Kyle Busch 13.864 22
4 Speedy Thompson 8.000 2 4 Brad Keselowski 14.583 12
5 Dale Earnhardt 9.543 46 5 Kurt Busch 14.586 29
6 Chase Elliott 10.000 5 6 Erik Jones 15.000 4
7 Billy Wade 10.250 4 7 Kevin Harvick 15.767 30
8 Bob Welborn 10.286 7 8 Ryan Blaney 16.200 5
9 Rex White 10.455 11 9 Martin Truex Jr 16.273 22
10 Ernie Irvan 11.850 20 10 Joey Logano 16.642 14

LAP LEADERS

Top 10 NASCAR Cup Series Lap Leaders at Atlanta (All-Time & Active)

Rank All-Time Drivers Led Completed % Led
1 Cale Yarborough 3,283 12,891 25.5%
2 Dale Earnhardt 2,655 13,834 19.2%
3 Richard Petty 1,827 17,513 10.4%
4 David Pearson 1,482 9,444 15.7%
5 Kevin Harvick 1,348 9,542 14.1%
6 Jeff Gordon 1,297 12,590 10.3%
7 Bobby Allison 1,166 12,672 9.2%
8 Bill Elliott 1,017 17,429 5.8%
9 Tony Stewart 974 8,690 11.2%
10 Bobby Labonte 959 11,016 8.7%
Rank Active Drivers Led Completed % Led
1 Kevin Harvick 1,348 9,542 14.1%
2 Kurt Busch 803 8,761 9.2%
3 Kyle Busch 439 6,900 6.4%
4 Denny Hamlin 391 6,398 6.1%
5 Martin Truex Jr 351 6,945 5.1%
6 Joey Logano 195 4,560 4.3%
7 Ryan Newman 195 8,903 2.2%
8 Kyle Larson 149 1,957 7.6%
9 Brad Keselowski 135 3,856 3.5%
10 Ryan Blaney 43 1,626 2.6%

TRACK / EVENT SPECIFIC STATS

Top 10 NASCAR Cup Series Closest Margins of Victory at Atlanta Motor Speedway

Margin of Victory (Secs.) Winner Runner-Up Date
0.006 Kevin Harvick Jeff Gordon Sunday, March 11, 2001
0.010 Dale Earnhardt Bobby Labonte Sunday, March 12, 2000
0.028 Carl Edwards Jimmie Johnson Sunday, March 20, 2005
0.190 Jeff Gordon Bobby Labonte Sunday, March 12, 1995
0.218 Brad Keselowski Martin Truex Jr Sunday, February 24, 2019
0.293 Jimmie Johnson Mark Martin Sunday, October 31, 2004
0.332 Kurt Busch Jeff Gordon Sunday, March 8, 2009
0.350 Ernie Irvan Morgan Shepherd Sunday, March 13, 1994
0.376 Tony Stewart Dale Earnhardt Jr Sunday, March 10, 2002
0.378 Denny Hamlin Jeff Gordon Sunday, September 2, 2012
Date Winner Runner-Up Scheduled Laps Actual Laps NASCAR Overtime Laps
2/28/2016 Jimmie Johnson Dale Earnhardt Jr 325 330 5
8/31/2014 Kasey Kahne Matt Kenseth 325 335 10
9/2/2012 Denny Hamlin Jeff Gordon 325 327 2
3/7/2010 Kurt Busch Matt Kenseth 325 341 16
3/8/2009 Kurt Busch Jeff Gordon 325 330 5
10/28/2007 Jimmie Johnson Carl Edwards 325 329 4
Date Winner Runner-Up Scheduled Laps Actual Laps Number of Fewer Laps
10/27/2002 Kurt Busch Joe Nemechek 325 248 -77
11/8/1998 Jeff Gordon Dale Jarrett 325 221 -104
3/21/1982 Darrell Waltrip Richard Petty 328 287 -41
11/6/1977 Darrell Waltrip David Pearson 328 268 -60
6/10/1962 Fred Lorenzen Banjo Matthews 334 219 -115

FEMALE COMPETITOR STATS

Driver Starting Position Finishing Position Date
Danica Patrick 24 17 3/5/2017
Danica Patrick 25 20 2/28/2016
Danica Patrick 18 16 3/1/2015
Danica Patrick 27 6 8/31/2014
Danica Patrick 21 21 9/1/2013
Danica Patrick 23 29 9/2/2012
Average 23.0 18.2
Shawna Robinson 31 34 3/10/2002
Janet Guthrie 23 10 3/19/1978
Janet Guthrie 19 16 11/6/1977
Janet Guthrie 34 30 3/20/1977
Average 25.3 18.7

NASCAR IN GEORGIA

Tracks in Georgia
Track Name City Cup Xfinity Truck Total Races Years
Atlanta Motor Speedway Hampton 113 29 19 161 1960
Augusta International Speedway Augusta 12 0 0 12 1962
Lakewood Speedway Atlanta 11 0 0 11 1951
Savannah Speedway Savannah 10 0 0 10 1962
Middle Georgia Raceway Macon 9 0 0 9 1966
Central City Speedway Macon 7 0 0 7 1951
Jeffco Speedway Jefferson 2 3 0 5 1968
Lanier Speedway Gainesville 0 5 0 5 1988
Valdosta 75 Speedway Valdosta 3 0 0 3 1962
Oglethorpe Speedway Savannah 2 0 0 2 1954
Road Atlanta Speedway Atlanta 0 2 0 2 1986
Augusta International Raceway Augusta 1 0 0 1 1964
Columbus Speedway Columbus 1 0 0 1 1951
Hayloft Speedway Augusta 1 0 0 1 1952
Totals 172 39 19 230

GEORGIA IN NASCAR

NASCAR Winners from Georgia
Driver Cup Xfinity Truck Combined
1 Bill Elliott 44 1 0 45
2 Jack Smith 21 0 0 21
3 Fonty Flock 19 0 0 19
4 Chase Elliott 11 5 3 19
5 Bob Flock 4 0 0 4
6 Frank Mundy 3 0 0 3
7 David Ragan 2 2 0 4
8 Gober Sosebee 2 0 0 2
9 Harold Kite 1 0 0 1
10 Sam McQuagg 1 0 0 1
11 Jody Ridley 1 0 0 1
12 Brandon Jones 0 4 1 5
13 Reed Sorenson 0 4 0 4
14 Buckshot Jones 0 2 0 2
15 Ronald Cooper 0 1 0 1
16 Austin Hill 0 0 6 6
17 John Wes Townley 0 0 1 1
Totals 109 19 11 139

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