Brad Keselowski won the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series 58th Annual Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

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Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Autotrader Ford, celebrates with a burnout after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Folds Of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on March 5, 2017 in Hampton, Georgia.

Starting from 5th place Car 2 Brad Keselowski Autotrader Ford won the 58th Annual Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500, his 22nd win in 271 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series races. This is Keselowski’s 1st win & 1st Top 10 finish in 2017. This is his 1st win & 5th Top 10 finish in 9 races at Atlanta Motor Speedway. 2nd Place Car 42 Kyle Larson Target Chevrolet, started from 8th place posted his 2nd Top 10 finish in 4 races at Atlanta Motor Speedway. It is his 1st Top 10 finish in 2017. 3rd Place Car 20 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Flexvolt Toyota, started from 16th place posted his 17th Top 10 finish in 29 races at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

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Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Autotrader Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Folds Of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on March 5, 2017 in Hampton, Georgia.

4th Place Car 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevrolet, started from 29th place followed by 5th place Car 24 Chase Elliott NAPA Chevrolet, started from 11th place. 6th Place Car 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford, started from 6th place followed by 7th place Car 41 Kurt Busch Monster Energy/Haas Automation Ford, started from 13th place. 8th Place Car 78 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops/TRACKER Toyota, started from 9th place followed by 9th place Car 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John’s Ford, started from pole. Lastly in the Top 10 was Car 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald’s Chevrolet, in 10th place, started from 7th place. Erik Jones (14th) was the highest finishing rookie. Kevin Harvick leads the point standings by 4 points over Kurt Busch.

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Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmy John’s Ford, and Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 Caterpillar Chevrolet, lead the field to start the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Folds Of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on March 5, 2017 in Hampton, Georgia.

The race had 6 Cautions for 32 Laps: 1st Caution on lap 87 for Stage 1 Conclusion. 2nd Caution on lap 172 for Stage 2 Conclusion. 3rd Caution on lap 241 for Debris on the track. 4th Caution on lap 264 for Oil on the track from Car 23 Gray Gaulding Dr Pepper Toyota. 5th Caution on lap 280 for #14 incident turn 1. 6th Caution on lap 311 for Car 3 Austin Dillon DOW/Quikrete Chevrolet Stall in Turn 2.

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Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmy John’s Ford, and Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 Caterpillar Chevrolet, lead the field to start the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Folds Of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on March 5, 2017 in Hampton, Georgia.

The race had 9 Lead Changes among 5 drivers: Lap Leaders: K. Harvick 1-36; R. Newman 37-39; K. Harvick 40-127; J. Johnson 128-129; B. Keselowski 130-141; K. Harvick 142-264; B. Keselowski 265-266; K. Harvick 267-311; K. Larson 312-318; B. Keselowski 319-325. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led): K. Harvick 4 times for 292 laps; B. Keselowski 3 times for 21 laps; K. Larson 1 time for 7 laps; R. Newman 1 time for 3 laps; J. Johnson 1 time for 2 laps.

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Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe’s Chevrolet, pits during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Folds Of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on March 5, 2017 in Hampton, Georgia.

Stage #1 Top Ten: 4,2,24,78,22,31,17,11,42,48
Stage #2 Top Ten: 4,24,31,78,42,3,2,77,14,6

The race was exciting to the end as Brad Keselowski passed Kyle Larson in the last few laps on the inside. Keselowski won the race with Margin of Victory: 0.564 Seconds. Keselowski overcame issues for the win as Kevin Harvick & Chase Elliott overcame penalties for positions. Due to the new stage racing Kevin Harvick does not have a win but is the points leader.

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Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Monster Energy/Haas Automation Ford, and Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, race during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Folds Of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on March 5, 2017 in Hampton, Georgia.

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race Number 2
Unofficial Race Results for the 58Th Annual Folds Of Honor Quiktrip 500 – Sunday, March 5, 2017 Atlanta Motor Speedway – Hampton, GA – 1.54 Mile Paved Total Race Length – 325 Laps – 500.5 Miles

Finish Start Truck Driver Team Laps Status
1. 5. Car 2 Brad Keselowski Autotrader Ford 325 Running
2. 8. Car 42 Kyle Larson Target Chevrolet 325 Running
3. 16. Car 20 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Flexvolt Toyota 325 Running
4. 29. Car 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevrolet 325 Running
5. 11. Car 24 Chase Elliott NAPA Chevrolet 325 Running
6. 6. Car 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 325 Running
7. 13. Car 41 Kurt Busch Monster Energy/Haas Automation Ford 325 Running
8. 9. Car 78 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops/TRACKER Toyota 325 Running
9. 1. Car 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John’s Ford 325 Running
10. 7. Car 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald’s Chevrolet 325 Running
11. 25. Car 14 Clint Bowyer Haas Automation Ford 325 Running
12. 15. Car 6 Trevor Bayne Liberty National Life Insurance Company Ford 325 Running
13. 4. Car 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. SunnyD Ford 325 Running
14. 23. Car 77 Erik Jones # SiriusXM Toyota 325 Running
15. 26. Car 13 Ty Dillon # GEICO Chevrolet 325 Running
16. 3. Car 18 Kyle Busch Snickers Crisper Toyota 325 Running
17. 24. Car 10 Danica Patrick Aspen Dental Ford 325 Running
18. 14. Car 21 Ryan Blaney Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford 324 Running
19. 18. Car 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s Chevrolet 324 Running
20. 37. Car 72 Cole Whitt Rinnai Chevrolet 324 Running
21. 21. Car 19 Daniel Suarez # ARRIS Toyota 323 Running
22. 27. Car 34 Landon Cassill CSX Play It Safe Ford 323 Running
23. 34. Car 38 David Ragan Camping World/Good Sam Ford 323 Running
24. 28. Car 37 Chris Buescher Bush’s Beans Chevrolet 323 Running
25. 17. Car 27 Paul Menard Richmond/Menards Chevrolet 322 Running
26. 20. Car 47 AJ Allmendinger Kroger Click List Chevrolet 322 Running
27. 30. Car 43 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford 321 Running
28. 22. Car 32 Matt DiBenedetto Can-Am/Kappa Ford 321 Running
29. 36. Car 95 Michael McDowell WRL General Contractors Chevrolet 320 Running
30. 12. Car 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Nationwide Chevrolet 320 Running
31. 33. Car 15 Reed Sorenson The Maids Chevrolet 320 Running
32. 19. Car 3 Austin Dillon DOW/Quikrete Chevrolet 319 Running
33. 35. Car 33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Chevrolet 317 Running
34. 32. Car 83 * Corey LaJoie # Dustless Blasting Toyota 313 Running
35. 2. Car 31 Ryan Newman Caterpillar Chevrolet 309 Running
36. 38. Car 55 * Derrike Cope Wade Tractor and Equipment Chevrolet 298 Running
37. 31. Car 23 Gray Gaulding # Dr Pepper Toyota 253 Engine
38. 10. Car 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Toyota 182 Rear End
39. 39. Car 51 * Cody Ware Spoonful of Music Foundation Chevrolet 74 Steering

Race Comments: Prior to the start of the race, no cars dropped to the rear of the field. Failed to Qualify: N/A. Caution Flags: 6 for 32 laps. Lead Changes: 9 among 5 drivers.

(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

Next Race: Mar. 12, 2017 – Las Vegas Motor Speedway

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