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NASCAR at Atlanta live race updates, results, highlights from the QuikTrip 500

March NASCAR Madness is in full swing in Hotlanta.

After knocking on the door with top-10 finishes in the last two races, Martin Truex Jr. broke through and won the Instacart 400 last weekend, giving the grid their first semi-familiar winner of the 2021 Cup Series season. It’s Truex’s first win since June of last year, and his eighth overall while driving the No. 19 car for Joe Gibbs Racing.

Truex has some company at the top of the grid at Atlanta Motor Speedway, with teammate Denny Hamlin securing pole position entering the Sunday afternoon race. Hamlin himself is knocking on the door of a W this year, with four top-five finishes in five races so far in 2021. Those finishes have Hamlin comfortably in the driver’s standings with 236 points

Sporting News is tracking live updates and highlights from NASCAR’s race at Atlanta on Sunday. Follow below for complete results from the QuikTrip 500.

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NASCAR at Atlanta live updates, highlights from QuikTrip 500

4:00 p.m.: Lots of green flag stops here, Kyle Larson comes out of pit road on top, followed by Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Ryan Blaney and Alex Bowman. Through 70 laps.

3:53 p.m.: Chase Elliott into the top 10, sitting at No. 8 through 55 laps. Bubba Wallace falling back to 19th after starting 13.

3:40 p.m.: Some trouble for Kevin Harvick on the restart; His left rear tire is flat, and he’s heading back into the pits after shooting into third.

Harvick is pitting as they come to green for a flat left rear tire

— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) March 21, 2021

3:33 p.m.: Compeition caution is out. Chase Elliott is up to 15th after being dropped to the back of the grid at the start of the race.

3:29 p.m.: Denny Hamlin still leading heading into lap 20, with Kyle Larson, Kevin Harvick, William Byron and Ryan Blaney rounding out the top five. 

3:19 p.m.: Green flag in Atlanta, and we are underway. 325 laps today. 

3:08 p.m.: Erin Andrews gives the drivers the go-ahead. 

3:00 p.m.: Both Chase Elliott and Timmy Hill will fall to the back of the field today after failed inspections.

NASCAR race start time today

The green flag for today’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500, is scheduled to wave at 3:19 p.m. ET.

NASCAR lineup at Atlanta

Here is the complete starting lineup for Sunday’s NASCAR race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500:

Starting pos.
Driver
Car No.
Team
1
Denny Hamlin
11
Joe Gibbs Racing
2
Martin Truex Jr.
19
Joe Gibbs Racing
3
Joey Logano
22
Team Penske
4
Brad Keselowski
2
Team Penske
5
Chase Elliott
9
Hendrick Motorsports
6
Kyle Larson
5
Hendrick Motorsports
7
Kevin Harvick
4
Stewart-Haas Racing
8
Christopher Bell
20
Joe Gibbs Racing
9
William Byron
24
Hendrick Motorsports
10
Ryan Blaney
12
Team Penske
11
Kurt Busch
1
Chip Ganassi Racing
12
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
47
JTG Daugherty Racing
13
Austin Dillon
3
Richard Childress Racing
14
Alex Bowman
48
Hendrick Motorsports
15
Bubba Wallace
23
23XI Racing
16
Aric Almirola
10
Stewart-Haas Racing
17
Chris Buescher
17
Roush Fenway Racing
18
Michael McDowell
34
Front Row Motorsports
19
Kyle Busch
18
Joe Gibbs Racing
20
Matt DiBenedetto
21
Wood Brothers Racing
21
Ross Chastain
42
Chip Ganassi Racing
22
Erik Jones
43
Richard Petty Motorsports
23
Ryan Preece
37
JTG Daugherty Racing
24
Chase Briscoe
14
Stewart-Haas Racing
25
Daniel Suarez
99
TrackHouse Racing Team
26
Justin Haley
77
Spire Motorsports
27
Cole Custer
41
Stewart-Haas Racing
28
Ryan Newman
6
Roush Fenway Racing
29
Tyler Reddick
8
Richard Childress Racing
30
Corey LaJoie
7
Spire Motorsports
31
BJ McLeod
78
Live Fast Motorsports
32
Anthony Alfredo
38
Front Row Motorsports
33
Cody Ware
51
Petty Ware Racing
34
James Davison
15
Rick Ware Racing
35
Quin Houff
00
StarCom Racing
36
Joey Gase
53
Rick Ware Racing
37
Josh Bilicki
52
Rick Ware Racing
38
Timmy Hill
66
Motorsports Business Management
39
Austin Cindric
33
Team Penske

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