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NASCAR Headed to Atlanta

The NASCAR Cup Series departs the west coast to head east beginning with Atlanta Motorspeedway this weekend.


Chase Briscoe held on at Phoenix through two late-race restarts to claim his first victory in NASCAR’s premier series becoming the 200th different race winner in series history.


Briscoe led for 101 laps, second to Blaney’s 144 out front. Joey Logano moved into the points lead by four over Kyle Busch and five over Chase Elliott. Busch and Aric Almirola share the series lead with three top-10 runs through four races.


Ryan Blaney won the spring race last year.


Practice time for the Cup Series is this afternoon at 4 pm with qualifying tomorrow morning at 11:30 am and race time is 2 pm on Sunday. 


Meanwhile in the XFinity Series, Riverton-native Justin Allgaier will look to defend his win at Atlanta last spring. 


Allgaier and A.J. Allmendinger both have four top-10 finishes and Berry has three top-fives. Noah Gragson led 114 of 200 laps at Phoenix to claim his first victory of the season. 


Gragson has finished in the top three in all four races and leads the points standings by 39 over Ty Gibbs. Gibbs rallied for a sixth-place finish after a bump from Josh Berry sent him spinning on lap 56. The final 100 laps at Phoenix were all green-flag racing. 


Practice is this afternoon at 3 pm with qualifying at 10:30 am Saturday morning and the green flag drops at 4 pm on Saturday afternoon.


The Camping World Truck Series returns to action this weekend in Atlanta. 


Chandler Smith won at Las Vegas for his third career victory. Zane Smith, winner of the season-opener at Daytona, is just 12th in points after being disqualified at Las Vegas. Tanner Gray is second in points and the only driver with top-five showings in the first two races. Ty Majeski and Matt DiBenedetto are the only others with two top-10 runs.

Kyle Busch won last year's Atlanta spring race. 


The trucks practice this afternoon at 2 pm and qualify at 9:30 am Saturday with race time at 2:30 pm Saturday afternoon.

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