This week’s race: Folds of Honor 500

What: 325 laps (501 miles)

Where: Atlanta Motor Speedway, a 1.54-mile banked, quad-oval speedway in Hampton, Ga.

When: 1 p.m. Sunday

TV: Fox

Radio: Performance Racing Network

Last year’s winner: Kasey Kahne

Also this week: Hisense 250, Xfinity Series, Atlanta Motor Speedway, 2 p.m. Saturday, Fox Sports 1.

•  Hyundai 200, Truck Series, Atlanta Motor Speedway, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Fox Sports 1.

Worth mentioning: In recent years, Atlanta’s lone Cup date has been during Labor Day weekend. Its move to the second week of the season will be a big test of its viability going forward.

Who’s Hot/Who’s Not


Joey Logano: Follows up his best NASCAR season by winning the sport’s biggest race, the Daytona 500.

Kevin Harvick: The reigning champ looks like he’s picking up where he left off.

Martin Truex Jr.: Ran well all Speedweeks and came away with an eighth-place finish in the 500.

Casey Mears: No wins, but Mears is turning into quite the restrictor-plate ace.

Ryan Reed: First career win at Daytona can hardly be more special.

Tyler Reddick: Please see Ryan Reed.


Kurt Busch: Could this be the end of his NASCAR career?

Kyle Busch: Joe Gibbs Racing faces some big decisions with Busch sidelined for quite some time with a broken leg and foot.

Tony Stewart: Spent most of the Daytona 500 in the garage.

Jim Utter