Below is a look at some of the top statistical performers at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia, going into the Quaker State 400 available at Walmart on Sunday, July 9 at 7 p.m. ET on USA Network, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
Atlanta Motor Speedway Track Data
Season Race #: 18 of 36 (07-09-23)
Track Size: 1.54-miles
Banking/Turn 1 & 2: 28 degrees
Banking/Turn 3 & 4: 28 degrees
Banking/Frontstretch & Backstretch: 5 degrees
Frontstretch Length: 2,332 feet
Backstretch Length: 1,800 feet
Race Length: 260 laps / 400.4 miles
Stage 1 Length: 60 Laps, Stage 2 Length: 100 Laps, Final Stage Length: 100 Laps
QUALIFYING & RACE RECORDS
Track Qualifying Record: Geoffrey Bodine, Ford, 197.478 mph, 28.074 secs. November 15, 1997
2022 Pole Winner: None — Qualifying was cancelled due to inclement weather.
Track Race Record: Bobby Labonte, Pontiac, 159.904 mph, (03:07:48), November 16, 1997
2022 Race Winner: Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 118.754 mph, (03:22:18), July 10, 2022
Originally called Atlanta International Raceway, the track was then a 1.5-mile paved speedway.The first NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta was on July 31, 1960, won by Fireball Roberts from the pole position.The track was re-measured to 1.522 miles in the spring of 1970.It was renamed Atlanta Motor Speedway in 1990.The track layout was reversed, and the track was re-configured to 1.54 miles between the two races in 1997.From 1960 — 2010, Atlanta Motor Speedway hosted multiple NASCAR Cup Series races during each season; starting in 2011 the series began only visiting Atlanta once a year (2011-2020). The 2021 season marked the first time since 2010, the series visited the facility more than once a season.From 1987 to 2000 Atlanta Motor Speedway held the final championship race of the NASCAR Cup Series schedule.In 2021, Atlanta Motor Speedway underwent a transformation starting shortly after the checkered flag on July 11. Over the course of five months, the speedway was reconfigured, sporting steeper 28-degree banked corners, new drainage technology, and brand-new asphalt.In total, there have been 118 NASCAR Cup races at Atlanta Motor Speedway since the first race there in 1960.
A total of 594 different drivers have competed in at least one NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway; 407 have competed in more than one at Atlanta.NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty leads the NASCAR Cup Series in starts at Atlanta Motor Speedway with 65; followed by Bill Elliott (62) and Dave Marcis (59).Kevin Harvick leads all active drivers in NASCAR Cup Series starts at Atlanta with 35 starts; followed by Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. with 27 each.Fred Lorenzen leads the NASCAR Cup Series in average starting position at Atlanta Motor Speedway with a 4.105 in 19 starts.Kyle Larson leads all active drivers in the NASCAR Cup Series in average starting position at Atlanta with an 8.818 in 16 starts.
Top 10 in Average Starting Position at Atlanta (All-Time & Active)
RankAll-Time DriversAvg StartRacesRankActive DriversAvg StartRaces1Fred Lorenzen4.105191Kyle Larson8.818162Fireball Roberts4.500102Chase Elliott10.889143Cotton Owens5.00023Kyle Busch11.296324Earl Balmer5.50044Denny Hamlin11.385315Dick Hutcherson5.80055Chase Briscoe11.60056Banjo Matthews6.50066Ryan Blaney13.200157Joe Weatherly7.00097Tyler Reddick14.167118Nelson Stacy7.50068Ricky Stenhouse Jr14.538189Junior Johnson8.385139Brad Keselowski15.1182210Marvin Panch8.5381310Christopher Bell15.16711A total of 67 NASCAR Cup Series drivers have made their series debut at Atlanta Motor Speedway.RankDriversDateRankDriversDateRankDriversDate1Harrison Rhodes2/25/201824Ken Ragan3/27/198347Don Tarr8/6/19672Cody Ware3/5/201725Jerry Bowman11/7/198248Eldon Yarbrough8/7/19663Jeb Burton3/1/201526Rodney Combs11/7/198249Wayne Woodward3/27/19664Ty Dillon8/31/201427Delma Cowart11/8/198150Jesse Samples6/13/19655Erik Darnell9/6/200928Charlie Chamblee11/2/198051Cotton Wallace4/11/19656Bill Lester3/19/200629Clay Young11/2/198052Jim Conway4/11/19657Reed Sorenson10/30/200530Rusty Wallace3/16/198053Bob Gray6/7/19648Mike Garvey3/20/200531Buck Simmons11/4/197954Jimmy Helms4/5/19649Martin Truex Jr10/31/200432Keith Davis3/18/197955Ken Anderson4/5/196410Scott Wimmer11/20/200033Dave Watson11/5/197856Ken Spikes4/5/196411Buckshot Jones11/16/199734Connie Saylor3/19/197857H.B. Bailey10/28/196212Gary Bradberry11/13/199435Billy McGinnis11/7/197658A.F. Nichols6/10/196213Jeff Gordon11/15/199236Gene Felton11/7/197659Jim Locke6/10/196214Wally Dallenbach Jr3/18/199137Skip Manning3/23/197560Troy Ruttman6/10/196215Steve Grissom11/18/199038Jody Ridley7/22/197361Frank Graham7/9/196116Brad Noffsinger3/20/198839Randy Tissot7/22/197362Bill Gazaway10/30/196017Jeff Swindell11/2/198640Charles Barrett4/1/197363Bob Eichlor10/30/196018Tom Bigelow11/2/198641Tony Bettenhausen4/1/197364LeeRoy Yarbrough10/30/196019Chet Fillip11/3/198542Lem Blankenship3/26/197265Paul Norris10/30/196020Sammy Swindell11/3/198543Hoss Ellington8/4/196866Herb Shannon7/31/196021Randy LaJoie3/17/198544Willie Crane8/4/196867Johnny Miller7/31/196022Bob Penrod11/11/198445Serge Adams3/31/1968 23Eddie Bierschwale3/27/198346Tony Tantarelli3/31/1968 Two active NASCAR Cup Series drivers have posted their first career start at Atlanta Motor Speedway: Martin Truex Jr. (10/31/2004) and Ty Dillon (8/31/2015)The best finish by a driver making their NASCAR Cup Series career debut at Atlanta Motor Speedway was runner-up by NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace on March 16, 1980.
A total of 52 different drivers have won at least one pole at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Cup Series, 24 have posted more than one.Seven of the 52 NASCAR Cup Series Atlanta Motor Speedway pole winners are active this weekend.Active Pole Winners (7)PolesSeasonJoey Logano22023, 2015Kevin Harvick22017, 2014Aric Almirola12019Kyle Busch12018Ricky Stenhouse Jr12013Denny Hamlin12010Martin Truex Jr12009Buddy Baker (1968, 1971, 1976, 1979 sweep, 1980, 1984) and Ryan Newman (2003 sweep, 2004 sweep, 2005 sweep, 2007) are tied for the NASCAR Cup Series most poles at Atlanta Motor Speedway with seven each.Kevin Harvick (2014, 2017) and Joey Logano (2015, 2023) lead all active NASCAR Cup Series drivers in Atlanta poles with two each.Fireball Roberts won the inaugural NASCAR Cup Series pole at Atlanta Motor Speedway in 1960 with a speed of 133.870 mph in a Pontiac.Youngest Atlanta pole winner: Terry Labonte (03/15/1981 — 24 years, 3 months, 27 days).Oldest Atlanta pole winner: Harry Gant (11/14/1993 — 53 years, 10 months, 4 days).Ryan Newman holds the record for most consecutive poles at Atlanta with six straight; from the spring of 2003 through 2005.Winning consecutive poles has happened 10 times at Atlanta in the NASCAR Cup Series, among six different drivers:Fireball Roberts (1960 sweep, 1961 second & third race),Cale Yarborough (1969, 1970, 1978 sweep),Dave Marcis (1975, 1976),Buddy Baker (1979 sweep, 1980),Alan Kulwicki (1989 sweep),Ryan Newman (2003 sweep, 2004 sweep, 2005 sweep).A total of nine drivers have posted their first NASCAR Cup Series pole at Atlanta Motor Speedway.First-Time Pole Winners at AtlantaDateRicky Stenhouse JrSunday, September 1, 2013Kevin LepageSunday, November 21, 1999Kenny Irwin JrSunday, November 8, 1998Robby GordonSunday, March 9, 1997Johnny BensonSunday, March 10, 1996Rick MastSunday, November 15, 1992Terry LabonteSunday, March 15, 1981Sam SommersSunday, November 6, 1977Cale YarboroughSunday, April 2, 1967A total of 40 different organizations have won a NASCAR Cup Series pole at Atlanta Motor Speedway.Seven of the 40 organizations that have won a pole in the NASCAR Cup Series at Atlanta are active this weekend.Active OrganizationsPolesTeam Penske10Wood Brothers Racing9Hendrick Motorsports5Stewart-Haas Racing5RFK Racing4Joe Gibbs Racing4Richard Childress Racing3Team Penske leads the NASCAR Cup Series in poles at Atlanta Motor Speedway with 10 poles among three drivers: Rusty Wallace (1993), Ryan Newman (2003 sweep, 2004 sweep, 2005 sweep, 2007), Joey Logano (2015, 2023).A total of nine different manufacturers have won a NASCAR Cup Series pole at Atlanta Motor Speedway, led by Ford with 31 poles; followed by Chevrolet (25), Dodge (18), Pontiac (16), Mercury (7), Oldsmobile (5), Toyota (3), Buick (2) and Plymouth (1).
A total of 48 different NASCAR Cup Series drivers have won at Atlanta Motor Speedway, 25 drivers have won more than one Cup race at Atlanta.Eight of the 48 NASCAR Cup Series Atlanta Motor Speedway race winners are active this weekend.Active Atlanta Race WinnersWinsSeasonsKevin Harvick32020, 2018, 2001Brad Keselowski22019, 2017Kyle Busch22013, 2008Joey Logano12023Chase Elliott12022William Byron12022Ryan Blaney12021Denny Hamlin12012NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt leads the NASCAR Cup Series in wins at Atlanta Motor Speedway with nine victories (1980, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1995, 1996, 2000).Kevin Harvick (2001, 2018, 2020) leads all active NASCAR Cup Series winners at Atlanta Motor Speedway with three victories.Youngest Cup Series Atlanta winner: Kyle Busch (03/09/2008 — 22 years, 10 months, 7 days).Oldest Cup Series Atlanta winner: Morgan Shepherd (03/20/1993 — 51 years, 5 months, 8 days).A total of six different drivers, including one active NASCAR Cup Series driver, have posted their first career NASCAR Cup Series win at Atlanta Motor Speedway:First-Time Cup Winners at AtlantaDateCarl EdwardsSunday, March 20, 2005Kevin HarvickSunday, March 11, 2001Jerry NadeauMonday, November 20, 2000Jim HurtubiseSunday, March 27, 1966Bob BurdickSunday, March 26, 1961Bobby JohnsSunday, October 30, 1960Four of the eight active NASCAR Cup Series winners at Atlanta Motor Speedway participated in at least one or more races before visiting Victory Lane. Kevin Harvick is the only active driver to win at Atlanta in his first appearance (2001).Denny Hamlin competed at Atlanta Motor Speedway 12 times before winning in the spring of 2012; the longest span of any of the eight active NASCAR Cup Series winners.Among the eight active NASCAR Cup Series Atlanta winners Denny Hamlin (12) is the only driver to have made 10 or more attempts before his first win.Martin Truex Jr. leads the series among active drivers with the most NASCAR Cup Series starts at Atlanta without visiting Victory Lane at 27 starts; followed by Aric Almirola and Michael McDowell at 15 starts each.No driver has swept the triple header weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway across all three NASCAR national series. Two drivers have won in multiple NASCAR national series races in the same weekend at Atlanta:Kevin Harvick (2018, NCS/NXS)Carl Edwards (2005, NCS/NXS); (Fall 2008, NCS/NXS)Kyle Busch (Spring 2008, NCS/NCTS)A total of 25 different starting positions on the grid have resulted in wins at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Cup Series.The most proficient starting positions in the field at Atlanta Motor Speedway are the first and fifth starting position — each position has produced more wins (16 each) than any other starting position.A total of 16 of the 118 NASCAR Cup Series races (13.5%) have been won from the pole or first starting position.NASCAR Hall of Famer Fireball Roberts was the first driver in series history to win a race from the pole at Atlanta Motor Speedway in 1960.A total 15 different drivers accomplished the feat of winning at Atlanta from the pole, NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty is the only driver to do it twice (1975, 1977).Joey Logano is the most recent driver to win a NASCAR Cup Series race from the pole at Atlanta (3/19/2023).No. DriverDateNo.DriverDate1Fireball RobertsSunday, July 31, 19609Buddy BakerSunday, March 18, 19792Fred LorenzenSunday, April 5, 196410Bill ElliottSunday, November 22, 19873Marvin PanchSunday, April 11, 196511Rusty WallaceSunday, November 20, 19884Cale YarboroughSunday, April 2, 196712Dale EarnhardtSunday, March 18, 19905A.J. FoytSunday, April 4, 197113Bobby LabonteSunday, November 10, 19966Bobby AllisonSunday, March 26, 197214Kasey KahneSunday, March 19, 20067Richard PettySunday, March 23, 197515Chase ElliottSunday, July 10, 20228Richard PettySunday, March 20, 197716Joey LoganoSunday, March 19, 2023NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt is the only driver to start from the first position due to qualifying being cancelled and win in the NASCAR Cup Series at Atlanta Motor Speedway (1990).
Wins by Starting Positions at Atlanta Motor Speedway
Starting PositionWinsWinning %Starting PositionWinsWinning %11613.56%1421.69%21210.17%1510.85%3108.47%1721.69%4108.47%1810.85%51613.56%1932.54%643.39%2021.69%765.08%2121.69%875.93%2210.85%986.78%3110.85%1032.54%3510.85%1143.39%3721.69%1221.69%3910.85%1310.85% StatsWinning %WinsWinning from the Pole:13.56%16Winning from the Front Row:23.73%28Winning from a Top-Five Starting Position:54.24%64Winning from a Top-10 Starting Position:77.97%92Winning After Starting Outside the Top 20:6.78%8The deepest in the field that a race winner has started at Atlanta is 39th, by Bobby Labonte in the fall of 2001.The deepest in the field that an active race winner has started at Atlanta is 19th, by Brad Keselowski in 2019.In total 41 different owners have won in the NASCAR Cup Series at Atlanta Motor Speedway; eight Atlanta winning organizations are active this weekend.Active Organization WinnersWinsHendrick Motorsports16Wood Brothers Racing12Joe Gibbs Racing11Richard Childress Racing9Team Penske7RFK Racing6Stewart-Haas Racing3The Hendrick Motorsports organization has the most wins at Atlanta in the NASCAR Cup Series with 16 victories among eight drivers: Darrell Waltrip (1989), Ken Schrader (1991), Jeff Gordon (1995, 1996, 1999, 2003, 2011), Jerry Nadeau (2000), Jimmie Johnson (2004, 2007 sweep, 2015, 2016), Kasey Kahne (2014), William Byron (2022) and Chase Elliott (2022).Nine different manufacturers have won in the NASCAR Cup Series at Atlanta; led by Chevrolet with 43 victories; followed by Ford (35), Pontiac (11), Dodge (nine), Mercury (eight), Buick (four), Plymouth (four), Toyota (three) and Oldsmobile (one).
ADDITIONAL FINISHING POSITIONS
A total of 55 different drivers have finished runner-up in the NASCAR Cup Series races at Atlanta Motor Speedway; 32 of the 55 have posted multiple runner-up finishes.NASCAR Hall of Famers Dale Earnhardt and David Pearson lead the NASCAR Cup Series in runner-up finishes at Atlanta Motor Speedway with seven each.Kevin Harvick (2009, 2015), Kyle Busch (2020, 2021) Kyle Larson (2017, 2021), Ross Chastain (2022, 2022), and Brad Keselowski (2018, 2023) lead all active NASCAR Cup Series drivers with two runner-up finishes at Atlanta Motor Speedway each.
Top Five in Runner-Up Finishes at Atlanta (All-Time & Active)
RankAll-Time DriversRunner-UpsRankActive DriversRunner-Ups1Dale Earnhardt71Kevin Harvick2David Pearson7 Kyle Busch23Richard Petty6 Kyle Larson24Dale Jarrett5 Ross Chastain2Jeff Gordon5Brad Keselowski2
A total of 121 different drivers in the NASCAR Cup Series have finished inside the top-five at Atlanta Motor Speedway; 80 of the 120 Cup drivers with top fives at Atlanta have multiple top-five finishes on the 1.54-mile track.NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt leads the NASCAR Cup Series in top-five finishes at Atlanta Motor Speedway with 26; followed by fellow NASCAR Hall of Famers Cale Yarborough with 23 and Richard Petty with 22.Kevin Harvick leads all active NASCAR Cup Series drivers in top-five finishes at Atlanta with nine.
Top Five in Top-Five Finishes at Atlanta (All-Time & Active)
RankAll-Time DriversTop FivesRankActive DriversTop Fives1Dale Earnhardt261Kevin Harvick92Cale Yarborough232Kyle Busch83Richard Petty223Denny Hamlin64Darrell Waltrip18 Martin Truex Jr65Bobby Allison175Brad Keselowski5Buddy Baker17 David Pearson17
A total of 216 different drivers in the NASCAR Cup Series have finished inside the top-10 at Atlanta Motor Speedway; 136 of the 216 have multiple top 10s at Atlanta in the series.NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty leads the NASCAR Cup Series in top-10 finishes at Atlanta with 33; followed by NASCAR Hall of Famers Dale Earnhardt with 30 and Cale Yarborough with 29.Kevin Harvick leads all active NASCAR Cup Series drivers with 16 top-10 finishes at Atlanta.
Top Five in Top-10 Finishes at Atlanta (All-Time & Active)
RankAll-Time DriversTop 10sRankActive DriversTop 10s1Richard Petty331Kevin Harvick162Dale Earnhardt302Martin Truex Jr133Cale Yarborough293Kyle Busch124Darrell Waltrip284Brad Keselowski105Bobby Allison275Denny Hamlin10Buddy Baker27
Average Finishing Position
Dick Hutcherson leads the NASCAR Cup Series in average finishing position at Atlanta Motor Speedway with a 3.6 in five starts.Ryan Blaney leads all active drivers in the NASCAR Cup Series in average finishing position at Atlanta Motor Speedway with a 12.111 in nine starts.
Top 10 in Average Finishing Position at Atlanta (All-Time & Active)
RankAll-Time DriversAvg FinishRacesRankActive DriversAvg FinishRaces1Dick Hutcherson3.60051Chase Elliott11.333142Lee Petty7.00022Ryan Blaney11.600153Troy Ruttman7.00023Kyle Busch13.889324Speedy Thompson8.00024Brad Keselowski14.412225Dale Earnhardt9.543465Erik Jones14.889146Billy Wade10.25046Martin Truex Jr15.111327Bob Welborn10.28677Christopher Bell15.333118Rex White10.455118Joey Logano15.947259Chase Elliott11.333149Kevin Harvick16.0004010Ryan Blaney11.6001510Kyle Larson16.09116
A total of 184 different drivers have led at least one lap in the NASCAR Cup Series at Atlanta Motor Speedway.NASCAR Hall of Famer Cale Yarborough leads the NASCAR Cup Series in laps led at Atlanta Motor Speedway with 3,283 laps led in 47 starts.Cale Yarborough is one of just seven drivers all-time to lead more than 3,000 laps at a single track, and the only one to do it on a 1.5-mile speedway.Kevin Harvick leads all active NASCAR Cup Series drivers in laps led at Atlanta with 1,360 in 35 starts.The most laps led by the NASCAR Cup Series race winner at Atlanta Motor Speedway is 308 laps led of the scheduled 334 (92.2%) by NASCAR Hall of Famer Cale Yarborough on March 30, 1969; he started from fifth.The most laps led by a NASCAR Cup Series driver that did not win the race at Atlanta Motor Speedway was 292 laps led of the scheduled 325 (89.8%) by Kevin Harvick on March 5, 2017; he started from the pole and finished ninth.The fewest laps led by the NASCAR Cup Series race winner at Atlanta Motor Speedway was one lap — the final lap – of the scheduled 267 by NASCAR Hall of Famer David Pearson on September 17, 1961; he started the race in fifth.
Top 10 NASCAR Cup Series Lap Leaders at Atlanta (All-Time)
RankAll-Time Lap LeadersRacesLedCompleted% Led1Cale Yarborough473,28312,89125.5%2Dale Earnhardt462,65513,83419.2%3Richard Petty651,82717,51310.4%4David Pearson391,4829,44415.7%5Kevin Harvick351,36010,90212.5%6Jeff Gordon421,29712,59010.3%7Bobby Allison481,16612,6729.2%8Bill Elliott621,01717,4295.8%9Tony Stewart289748,69011.2%10Bobby Labonte3895911,0168.7%
Top 10 NASCAR Cup Series Lap Leaders at Atlanta (Active)
RankActive Lap LeadersRacesLedCompleted% Led1Kevin Harvick351,36010,90212.5%2Kyle Busch275588,1766.8%3Denny Hamlin264377,7145.7%4Kyle Larson114193,22213.0%5Martin Truex Jr273838,3754.6%6Joey Logano193475,9805.8%7Brad Keselowski171825,2823.4%8Chase Elliott91642,6946.1%9William Byron81542,2326.9%10Ryan Blaney10903,0562.9%
TRACK / EVENT SPECIFIC STATS
Since the advent of electronic scoring in 1993, the closest Margin of Victory (MOV) in the NASCAR Cup Series at Atlanta Motor Speedway is the March 11, 2001 race won by Kevin Harvick over Jeff Gordon with a margin of victory of 0.006 second — which is the fifth closest finish in series history.Atlanta Motor Speedway holds the NASCAR Cup Series record for the two closest finishes on 1.5-mile tracks:006 second — March 30, 2001 — Kevin Harvick beats Jeff Gordon to the finish.010 second — March 12, 2000 — Dale Earnhardt beats Bobby Labonte to the finish.
Top 10 NASCAR Cup Series Closest Margins of Victory at Atlanta Motor Speedway
Margin of Victory (Secs.)WinnerRunner-UpDate0.006Kevin HarvickJeff GordonSunday, March 11, 20010.010Dale EarnhardtBobby LabonteSunday, March 12, 20000.028Carl EdwardsJimmie JohnsonSunday, March 20, 20050.145William ByronRoss ChastainSunday, March 20, 20220.190Jeff GordonBobby LabonteSunday, March 12, 19950.193Joey LoganoBrad KeselowskiSunday, March 19, 20230.218Brad KeselowskiMartin Truex JrSunday, February 24, 20190.293Jimmie JohnsonMark MartinSunday, October 31, 20040.332Kurt BuschJeff GordonSunday, March 8, 20090.350Ernie IrvanMorgan ShepherdSunday, March 13, 19940.376Tony StewartDale Earnhardt JrSunday, March 10, 2002There have been six NASCAR Cup Series races resulting in a NASCAR Overtime finish at Atlanta:DateScheduledActualOvertimeWinnerRunner-UpSunday, February 28, 20163253305Jimmie JohnsonDale Earnhardt JrSunday, August 31, 201432533510Kasey KahneMatt KensethSunday, September 2, 20123253272Denny HamlinJeff GordonSunday, March 7, 201032534116Kurt BuschMatt KensethSunday, March 8, 20093253305Kurt BuschJeff GordonSunday, October 28, 20073253294Jimmie JohnsonCarl EdwardsFive times the NASCAR Cup Series Atlanta race was shortened due to weather:DateScheduledActualFewer LapsWinnerRunner-UpSunday, October 27, 2002325248-77Kurt BuschJoe NemechekSunday, November 8, 1998325221-104Jeff GordonDale JarrettSunday, March 21, 1982328287-41Darrell WaltripRichard PettySunday, November 6, 1977328268-60Darrell WaltripDavid PearsonSunday, June 10, 1962334219-115Fred LorenzenBanjo MatthewsThree-times the NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway has been postponed to another day:Race Scheduled Date: Sept. 4, 2011 — Delayed due to weather – Actual Start Date: Sept. 6, 2011 (Jeff Gordon won)Race Start Date: March 17, 1991 – First 47 laps were run then the event was postponed due to weather — Race Finish Date: March 18, 1991 (remaining 281 laps were run; Ken Schrader won the race)Race Scheduled Date: March 15, 2020 — Delayed due COVID-19 pandemic — Actual Start Date: June 7, 2020.Qualifying has been cancelled in the NASCAR Cup Series at Atlanta Motor Speedway 10 times:Due to weather conditions seven times: Spring 1973, Spring 1990, Fall 2002, Fall 2006, Fall 2008, both races in 2022.Due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions three times: June 7, 2020, March 21, 2021 and July 11, 2021.
FEMALE COMPETITOR STATS
Three female drivers have competed at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Cup Series: Janet Guthrie, Shawna Robinson and Danica Patrick.DriverStarting PositionFinishing PositionDateDanica Patrick24173/5/2017Danica Patrick25202/28/2016Danica Patrick18163/1/2015Danica Patrick2768/31/2014Danica Patrick21219/1/2013Danica Patrick23299/2/2012Average23.018.2Shawna Robinson31343/10/2002Janet Guthrie23103/19/1978Janet Guthrie191611/6/1977Janet Guthrie34303/20/1977Average25.318.7
NASCAR IN GEORGIA
There has been a total of 243 NASCAR national series races among 14 different tracks in the state of Georgia dating all the way back to 1951.Tracks In GeorgiaCityCupXfinityTruckCombinedFirst YearAtlanta Motor SpeedwayHampton11834221741960Augusta International RacewayAugusta10011964Augusta International SpeedwayAugusta1200121962Central City SpeedwayMacon70071951Columbus SpeedwayColumbus10011951Hayloft SpeedwayAugusta10011952Jeffco SpeedwayJefferson23051968Lakewood SpeedwayAtlanta1100111951Lanier SpeedwayGainesville05051988Middle Georgia RacewayMacon90091966Oglethorpe SpeedwaySavannah20021954Road Atlanta SpeedwayAtlanta02021986Savannah SpeedwaySavannah1000101962Valdosta 75 SpeedwayValdosta30031962Totals1774422243
GEORGIA IN NASCAR
A total of 192 different drivers in NASCAR national series history have their home state recorded as Georgia.A total of 19 of 192 drivers have won at least once in one of NASCAR‘s national series; 11 of the 192 have posted at least one victory in the NASCAR Cup Series.Winners From GeorgiaCupXfinityTruckCombinedBill Elliott441045Jack Smith210021Fonty Flock190019Chase Elliott185326Bob Flock4004Frank Mundy3003David Ragan2204Gober Sosebee2002Harold Kite1001Sam McQuagg1001Jody Ridley1001Austin Hill05813Brandon Jones0516Reed Sorenson0404Buckshot Jones0202Ronald Cooper0101Chandler Smith0156Corey Heim0033John Wes Townley0011Totals1162621163
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