CLEVELAND, Ohio — Kevin Harvick will start on the pole today at Atlanta Motor Speedway for NASCAR’s Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500. The race is at 2:30 p.m. on FOX and will be streamed live on Fox Sports Go. You can get live scoring and updates all weekend at NASCAR’s Race Center.
Harvick had a qualifying run of 29.118 seconds (190.398 mph) on Friday to claim the pole, his second at Atlanta. Ryan Newman finished second by .081 seconds. Kyle Busch qualified third at 189.850 mph.
Daytona 500 champion Kurt Busch will start 13th, one spot behind Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Kyle Busch won Saturday’s XFINITY Series race on the Atlanta track.
NASCAR will implement its new rules package for this race, aimed at making for safer racing.
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MONSTER ENERGY CUP
FOLDS OF HONOR QUIKTRIP 500
Schedule: Sunday, race, 2:30 p.m., FOX.
Track: Atlanta Motor Speedway (oval, 1.54 miles).
Race distance: (500 miles, 325 laps)
Last year: Jimmie Johnson won his first race of the season, setting the stage for a run to his seventh championship.
Last week: Kurt Busch made his move late to win his first Daytona 500. Busch led just one lap, but it was the last one.
Fast facts: Young drivers impressed in the season opener. Chase Elliott, 21, won the pole, and Ryan Blaney, 23, finished second while scoring points in all three stages of the race. Elliott will attempt to become the youngest driver to win in Atlanta. … The top 13 finishers at Daytona came from 13 different teams. … Johnson has won the last two races in Georgia.
Next race: Kobalt 400, March 12, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas.
(The Associated Press contributed)