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The 2017 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 was a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race held on March 5, 2017, at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia. Contested over 325 laps on the 1.54-mile-long (2.48 km) asphalt quad-oval intermediate speedway, it was the second race of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, and the 2,500th race in the history of the Cup Series. The race was won by the #2 Ford Fusion driven by Brad Keselowski for Team Penske.

2017 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]
Race 2 of 36 in the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
2017 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 logo.jpg
Date March 4, 2017 (2017-03-04)
Location Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia
Course Permanent racing facility
1.54 mi (2.48 km)
Distance 325 laps, 500.5 mi (806 km)
Average speed 140.898 mph (226.753 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Stewart-Haas Racing
Time 29.118
Most laps led
Driver Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing
Laps 293
Winner
No. 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske
Television in the United States
Network Fox
Announcers Mike Joy, Jeff Gordon and Darrell Waltrip
Nielsen Ratings 3.6/7 (Overnight)[10]
3.8/7 (Final)[11]
6.6 million viewers[11]
Radio in the United States
Radio PRN
Booth Announcers Doug Rice, Mark Garrow and Wendy Venturini
Turn Announcers Rob Albright (1 & 2) and Pat Patterson (3 & 4)

Contents

ReportEdit

BackgroundEdit

 
Atlanta Motor Speedway, the track where the race was held.

Atlanta Motor Speedway (formerly Atlanta International Raceway) is a track in Hampton, Georgia, 20 miles (32 km) south of Atlanta. It is a 1.54-mile (2.48 km) quad-oval track with a seating capacity of 111,000. It opened in 1960 as a 1.5-mile (2.4 km) standard oval. In 1994, 46 condominiums were built over the northeastern side of the track. In 1997, to standardize the track with Speedway Motorsports' other two 1.5-mile (2.4 km) ovals, the entire track was almost completely rebuilt. The frontstretch and backstretch were swapped, and the configuration of the track was changed from oval to quad-oval. The project made the track one of the fastest on the NASCAR circuit.

Entry listEdit

No. Driver Team Manufacturer
1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford
3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford
10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
13 Ty Dillon (R) Germain Racing Chevrolet
14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
15 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet
17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford
18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford
22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford
23 Gray Gaulding (R) BK Racing Toyota
24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
32 Matt DiBenedetto Go Fas Racing Ford
33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group Chevrolet
34 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford
37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford
41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
51 Cody Ware Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet
55 Derrike Cope Premium Motorsports Chevrolet
72 Cole Whitt Tri-Star Motorsports Chevrolet
77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota
78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota
83 Corey LaJoie (R) BK Racing Toyota
88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet
Official entry list

First practiceEdit

Ryan Newman was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 29.509 seconds and a speed of 187.875 mph (302.356 km/h).[12]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 29.509 187.875
2 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 29.531 187.735
3 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 29.553 187.595
Official first practice results

QualifyingEdit

Kevin Harvick scored the pole for the race with a time of 29.118 and a speed of 190.398 mph (306.416 km/h).[13] He said in his last qualifying run, he "was able to carry more speed and do some things with the car that I wasn't able to do in the first two runs. At that point I just didn't want to screw it up, because I felt like I'd gotten to the green, which I didn't do in the second round. I got to the green good, I got through (Turns) 1 and 2 good. I just needed to hit the bottom and get that left front on the line so that it would hook and get up off the corner. That was by far the best of the three laps, and we saved it perfectly for the end."[14]

Derrike Cope, Jeffrey Earnhardt, Michael McDowell, Cody Ware and Cole Whitt failed to post a timed lap because their cars didn't pass pre-qualifying inspection in time.[15] This was a result of new procedures that require cars that fail any station of inspection to return to the garage to make adjustments.[16]

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer R1 R2 R3
1 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 29.272 29.253 29.118
2 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 29.202 29.214 29.199
3 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 29.136 29.226 29.202
4 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 29.425 29.573 29.356
5 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 29.548 29.345 29.367
6 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 29.551 29.523 29.374
7 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 29.245 29.543 29.397
8 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 29.458 29.372 29.533
9 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 29.511 29.411 29.534
10 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 29.252 29.390 29.544
11 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 29.403 29.450 29.554
12 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 29.621 29.623 29.633
13 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 29.305 29.649
14 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 29.509 29.707
15 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 29.341 29.710
16 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 29.558 29.738
17 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 29.545 29.743
18 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 29.571 29.757
19 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 29.544 29.780
20 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 29.439 29.954
21 19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 29.468 29.963
22 32 Matt DiBenedetto Go Fas Racing Ford 29.499 29.964
23 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 29.722 30.113
24 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 29.687 30.344
25 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 29.723
26 13 Ty Dillon (R) Germain Racing Chevrolet 29.787
27 34 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford 29.919
28 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 29.928
29 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 29.953
30 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 30.034
31 23 Gray Gaulding (R) BK Racing Toyota 30.401
32 83 Corey LaJoie (R) BK Racing Toyota 30.598
33 15 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 30.697
34 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 422.357
35 33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 0.000
36 95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 0.000
37 72 Cole Whitt TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet 0.000
38 55 Derrike Cope Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 0.000
39 51 Cody Ware Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 0.000
Official qualifying results

Final practiceEdit

Chase Elliott was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 29.487 seconds and a speed of 188.015 mph (302.581 km/h).[17]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 29.487 188.015
2 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 29.552 187.602
3 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 29.556 187.576
Official final practice results

RaceEdit

Stage 1Edit

Kevin Harvick led the field to the green flag at 2:48 p.m. Joey Logano and Jamie McMurray made contact exiting Turn 2, but both saved themselves from spinning and continued racing. A number of cars started pitting on lap 32. Harvick pitted on lap 38 and Ryan Newman took the lead. He pitted on lap 40 and the lead cycled back to Harvick. Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Matt Kenseth were given pass through penalty's for speeding on pit road.[18]

Ryan Blaney made an unscheduled stop for a loose right-front wheel on lap 48. Earnhardt made an unscheduled stop on lap 71 for a shredded right-rear tire. Harvick won the first stage and the first caution of the race flew for the completion of the stage.[19]

Stage 2Edit

The race restarted on lap 94. Brad Keselowski made an unscheduled stop for a tire issue on lap 117. Two laps later, teammate Logano pitted. He was cited for speeding and served a pass through penalty. Keselowski un-lapped himself on lap 125 by passing Harvick on the high side in Turn 4. The next lap, another wave of green flag stops commenced. When Harvick pitted on lap 130, the lead cycled to Keselowski. Jimmie Johnson was given a pass through penalty for speeding on pit road.[20]

Harvick powered by Keselowski on the backstretch to retake the lead on lap 143. Denny Hamlin made an unscheduled stop on lap 161 for a vibration. After pitting, he failed to get up to speed and reported that “something is broken.” He took his car to the garage and retired from the race with a track bar issue. Harvick won the second stage and the second caution flew on lap 171 for the end of the stage.[19]

Final stageEdit

The race restarted on lap 178. The next round of green flag pit stops started with 118 laps to go. Chase Elliott and Martin Truex Jr. were given pass through penalties for speeding.[19]

Debris in Turn 4 brought out the third caution with 86 to go.[19]

The race restarted with 80 to go. Gray Gaulding lost an engine in Turn 4, bringing out the fourth caution with 63 to go.[21] Keselowski exited pit road first, but came back down pit road for a loose wheel, related to unsecure lug nuts, and Harvick assumed the lead once more.[22]

The race restarted with 56 to go. Austin Dillon, restarting on the outside line, spun his tires and backed up the cars lined up on the outside. Clint Bowyer tagged the wall in Turn 1 and made contact with Erik Jones. With 47 to go, Bowyer suffered a left-front tire blowout and slammed the wall in Turn 1, bringing out the fifth caution. Newman, who was running fourth, was sent to the tail end of the field on the restart for a crew member being over the wall too soon when he pitted.[19]

The race restarted with 42 to go. Two laps later, Newman came back down pit road, and subsequently went to the garage, for a battery issue. He returned to the race with 19 to go, but the same issue befell teammate Dillon with 17 to go. He was told not to pit and his car stalled on the apron in Turn 2, bringing out the sixth caution with 16 to go.[23] Harvick exited pit road as the race leader, but was cited for speeding and sent to the tail end of the field on the restart.[24] He said after the race that he "just made a mistake that I preach all the time that you don’t need to make – (don’t) beat yourself. Then you go out and make it yourself instead of following all the things you preach. That part is hard for me to swallow.”[25] Kyle Larson inherited the lead.[26]

The race restarted with 11 to go. Keselowski took second from Elliott on the restart and set his sights on Larson. With seven to go, they were side-by-side for the lead, with Keselowski emerging with the lead and scoring the victory.[27]

Post-raceEdit

Driver commentsEdit

Keselowski said in victory lane that this victory "kind of fell in our lap at the end, and my team put it all together when it counted. They gave me a great Autotrader Ford Fusion, and we were able to get by Kyle there at the end. I knew that he wasn't going to be easy to pass. His car was great, and I was able to make the right moves to get by him."[28]

After finishing fourth despite a poor handling car early on, Kasey Kahne said he thought in the first 50 laps '"[Oh] my god, this feels just like last year.' But then suddenly we figured out how to fix [the handling problems] and that was awesome."[29]

InfractionsEdit

Post-race inspection revealed that A. J. Allmendinger's car had three insecure lug nuts.[30] On the Wednesday after the race, he was docked 35 points, fined $65,000 and his crew chief Randall Burnett was suspended three races.[31]

Race resultsEdit

Stage resultsEdit

Stage 1 Laps: 85

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 10
2 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 9
3 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 8
4 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 7
5 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 6
6 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 5
7 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 4
8 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 3
9 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 2
10 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 1
Official stage one results

Stage 2 Laps: 85

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 10
2 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 9
3 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 8
4 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 7
5 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 6
6 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 5
7 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 4
8 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 3
9 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 2
10 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 1
Official stage two results

Final stage resultsEdit

Stage 3 Laps: 155

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 5 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 325 53
2 8 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 325 43
3 16 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 325 34
4 29 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 325 33
5 11 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 325 49
6 6 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 325 37
7 13 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 325 30
8 9 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 325 43
9 1 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 325 48
10 7 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 325 27
11 25 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 325 28
12 15 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 325 26
13 4 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 325 28
14 23 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 325 26
15 26 13 Ty Dillon (R) Germain Racing Chevrolet 325 22
16 3 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 325 21
17 24 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 325 20
18 14 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 324 19
19 18 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 324 19
20 37 72 Cole Whitt TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet 324 17
21 21 19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 323 16
22 27 34 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford 323 15
23 34 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 323 14
24 28 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 323 13
25 17 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 322 12
26 20 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 322 11
27 30 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 321 10
28 22 32 Matt DiBenedetto Go Fas Racing Ford 321 9
29 36 95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 320 8
30 12 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 320 7
31 33 15 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 320 6
32 19 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 319 10
33 35 33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 317 4
34 32 83 Corey LaJoie (R) BK Racing Toyota 313 3
35 2 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 309 15
36 38 55 Derrike Cope Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 298 1
37 31 23 Gray Gaulding (R) BK Racing Toyota 253 1
38 10 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 182 4
39 39 51 Cody Ware Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 74 1
Official race results

Race statisticsEdit

  • Lead changes: 5 among different drivers
  • Cautions/Laps: 6 for 32
  • Red flags: 0
  • Time of race: 3 hours, 33 minutes and 8 seconds
  • Average speed: 140.898 miles per hour (226.753 km/h)

MediaEdit

TelevisionEdit

The Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 was carried by Fox in the United States. Mike Joy, five-time Atlanta winner Jeff Gordon and three-time Atlanta winner Darrell Waltrip worked the race from the booth. Pit road was manned by Jamie Little, Vince Welch and Matt Yocum.

Fox
Booth announcers Pit reporters
Lap-by-lap: Mike Joy
Color-commentator: Jeff Gordon
Color commentator: Darrell Waltrip
Jamie Little
Vince Welch
Matt Yocum

RadioEdit

The race was broadcast on radio by the Performance Racing Network and simulcast on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio. Doug Rice, Mark Garrow and Wendy Venturini called the race from the booth when the field raced down the front stretch. Rob Albright called the race from atop a billboard outside of turn 2 when the field raced through turns 1 and 2. Pat Patterson called the race from a billboard outside of turn 3 when the field raced through turns 3 and 4. On pit road, PRN was manned by Brad Gillie, Brett McMillan, Jim Noble and Doug Turnbull.

PRN
Booth announcers Turn announcers Pit reporters
Lead announcer: Doug Rice
Announcer: Mark Garrow
Announcer: Wendy Venturini
Turns 1 & 2: Rob Albright
Turns 3 & 4: Pat Patterson
Brad Gillie
Brett McMillan
Jim Noble
Doug Turnbull

Standings after the raceEdit

ReferencesEdit

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