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FACT FILE: NASCAR at Atlanta #2 and Knoxville

1. NASCAR Cup Series ‘Quaker State 400' at Atlanta
• Race Date: Sunday, July 11, 2021
• TSN5 at 3:30P to 7:00

THE VENUE:
• Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, GA
• 1.54 mi (2.48 km) quad oval; banking 24°

THE EVENT:
• 260 laps = 400 miles; Stages: 80/80/100 = 260 laps
• There will be no practice and qualifying sessions for either NASCAR series race here at Atlanta.

PREVIOUS RESULTS:
• Last year’s Cup race was held here on June 7. Podium Results: 1. Kevin Harvick (Ford), 2. Kyle Busch (Toyota), 3. Martin Truex (Toyota)
• A NASCAR Cup race was held here at Atlanta earlier this year on Mar 21st. Podium Results: 1. Ryan Blaney (Ford), 2. Kyle Larson (Chevrolet), 3. Alex Bowman (Chevrolet)
• The most recent Cup race this year was at Road America last week on July 4. Podium Results: 1. Chase Elliott (Chevrolet), 2. Christopher Bell (Toyota), 3. Kyle Busch (Toyota).

CLICK BELOW FOR THESE LINKS:
• Weekend Schedule
• Entry List
• Qualifying/Starting Lineup
• Live Scoring: when the race starts, go to https://www.nascar.com/ select LIVE LEADERBOARD; then select 'RAW FEED'
• Cumulative Race Report
• Race Results

 

2. NASCAR Xfinity ‘Credit Karma Money 250' at Atlanta
• Race Date: Saturday, July 10, 2021
• TV: TSN5 at 3:00P to 5:30

THE VENUE:
• Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, GA
• 1.54 mi (2.48 km) quad oval; banking 24°

THE EVENT:
• 163 laps = 251 mi; Stages: 40/40/83 = 163 laps
• There will be no practice and qualifying sessions for either NASCAR series race here at Atlanta.

 PREVIOUS RESULTS:

• Last year, the Xfinity race was held here at the Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday June 6. Podium Results: 1. A.J. Allmendinger (Chevrolet), 2. Noah Gragson (Chevrolet), 3. Justin Haley (Chevrolet).
• The most recent Xfinity race this year was run last Saturday at Road America on July 3. Podium Results: 1. Kyle Busch (Toyota), 2. Daniel Hemric (Toyota), 3. Michael Annett (Chevrolet).

CLICK BELOW FOR THESE LINKS:
• Weekend Schedule
• Entry List
• Qualifying/Starting Lineup
• Live Scoring: when the race starts, go to https://www.nascar.com/ select LIVE LEADERBOARD; then select 'RAW FEED'
• Cumulative Race Report
• Race Results

 

3. NASCAR Truck Series ‘Corn Belt 150' at Knoxville’s dirt
• Race Date: Friday, July 9, 2021
• TV: Fox Sports Racing at 9:00P to 11:00

THE VENUE:
• Knoxville Raceway, Knoxville, IA
• This is a 0.5 mi (0.8 km) semi-banked dirt track, banking is 8°
• This will be the first time the track has hosted a NASCAR-sanctioned race.
• Seating capacity is a mere 21,000.

THE EVENT:
• Feature (final) race will be 150 laps = 75 mi; Stages: 40/50/60 = 150 laps
• Given its dirt track style there will be practice and four qualifying heats.

Starting lineup format:
> Four qualifying heats of 15 laps each will be held, with only green-flag laps counting. No overtime rule will be in effect, but free-pass and wave-around procedures will remain.
> Qualifying heat assignments and starting positions will be determined by a random draw, conducted in order of team owner points standings. A total of 40 trucks are on the Knoxville entry list, which would mean 10-truck fields for each heat. The main event’s field is capped at 40 trucks, so barring a late entry, all trucks will qualify for the feature.
> The starting lineup will be determined by a formula that weighs finishing position plus the number of positions gained during each heat. Drivers finishing first in their heats earn 10 points, second place earns nine, third place collects eight and so forth. Additionally, drivers earn one passing point for each position gained in their heat; there are no point deductions or “negative points” for drivers who lose positions in their heats. The points totals determine starting positions. Also, these points are only used to determine the starting lineup and do not count toward the season-long championship standings.
Ties in these combined points totals will be broken by current team owner points.
Pit-stop format
> Teams will not be allowed to change tires or add fuel except during the breaks between stages.
> Teams are required to pit during at least one of the stage breaks. There will be no race onto or off pit road, using a controlled pit-stop procedure similar to the format in previous dirt-track events. The non-competitive pit stops must be completed within a designated time limit (to be determined).

PREVIOUS RESULTS:

• A Truck Series race was scheduled for Eldora in 2020 but that was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and replaced by a race on asphalt at Kansas city. Prior to this year, the most recent Truck Series race held on a dirt track was at Eldora on August 1st, 2019. Podium Results: 1. Stewart Friesen (Chevrolet), 2. Sheldon Creed (Chevrolet), 3. Grant Enfinger (Ford).
• This year, one previous Truck Series race was held on a dirt surface, the ‘Pinty‘s Truck Race on Dirt’ at Bristol Motor Speedway which (due to rain delays) was run on Monday, March 29th. Podium Results: 1. Matin Truex (Toyota), 2. Ben Rhodes (Toyota), 3. Raphael Lessard (Chevrolet). Subsequently Lessard withdrew from the Truck Series for the latter part of this season due to finances.
• The most recent Truck Series race was held on Saturday, June 26 at Pocono Raceway. Podium Results: 1. John Hunter Nemechek (Toyota), 2. Kyle Busch (Toyota), 3. Sheldon Creed (Chevrolet).

CLICK BELOW FOR THESE LINKS:
• Weekend Schedule
• Entry List
• Qualifying/Starting Lineup for the Feature Race (the Final)
• Live Scoring: when the race starts, go to https://www.nascar.com/ select LIVE LEADERBOARD; then select 'RAW FEED'
• Cumulative Race Report (Final race)
• Race Results (Final Race)

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