Race Preview: Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

Race Preview: Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

Tyler Reddick, No. 8 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1


Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Atlanta Motor Speedway

1500 Tara Pl, Hampton, GA

Laps: 325
Miles: 500
Track Size: 1.54 miles
Start: 3:00 p.m. ET

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Tyler Reddick and the No. 8 Roland Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE at Atlanta Motor Speedway ... This weekend, Tyler Reddick will be making his debut NASCAR Cup Series start at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Reddick has two NASCAR Xfinity Series starts and one top-five finish at the 1.5-mile speedway. The Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender also has two NASCAR Truck Series starts at the track, including one top-five finish from 2015.

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Richard Childress Racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway ... In 147 NASCAR Cup Series starts at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Richard Childress Racing has earned nine wins and three pole awards, including Kevin Harvick's emotional victory in the Cracker Barrel 500 on March 11, 2001. Dale Earnhardt won eight times at the Hampton, Ga.-based track under the RCR banner. The Welcome, N.C.-based organization also has captured three NASCAR Xfinity Series victories with drivers Kevin Harvick, Clint Bowyer, and Elliott Sadler. 

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Catch the Action ... The Folds of Honor Quick Trip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway will be televised live Sunday, June 7, beginning at 3 p.m. ET on FOX and will be broadcast live on the Performance Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. 

The NASCAR Xfinity Series Atlanta 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway will be televised live Saturday, June 6, beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET on FOX and will be broadcast live on the Performance Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.


Is there much you can take from somewhere like Las Vegas Motor Speedway to Atlanta Motor Speedway, knowing the two tracks are very different despite being the same length?

"There's really nothing you can take from Las Vegas to Atlanta. However, I do think there are a lot of things that we have done in the Xfinity cars at Atlanta to capitalize on speed that can apply this weekend. Atlanta is all about managing tires, even with all of the downforce we do have and where the horsepower is at in these Cup cars. You have to be smart and really understand how to manage your car from Lap 1 to Lap 45, which is about how far you can go on a set of tires. Tires will be our best friends this weekend. Atlanta is a weekend that kind of got away from us last year in the Xfinity Series, so I'm looking forward to getting back there this weekend. We were running down the leader last year with seven laps to go, but then a caution came out and we got shuffled back on the restart, so I'm looking forward to another shot at Atlanta in our No. 8 Roland Chevrolet."