The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) held the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 today at Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS)

 

Results (with starting pos.)

P1           (19) Brad Keselowski, No. 2 Ford

P3           (8) Kurt Busch, No. 1 ComSurv Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

P12         (7) Kyle Larson, No. 42 McDonald’s Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

 

Details of the Day

 

  • Kurt Busch earned points in each of the first two stages by finishing fourth and seventh respectively and was the highest finishing Chevrolet  
  • Today was Busch’s 650th MENCS career start and his fourth consecutive top-10 finish at AMS
  • Busch ran 98.8% of the 325 laps today in the top-15
  • With the points earned today, Larson and Busch moved up in the points, to fourth and eighth respectively
  • The caution flag was shown five times for a total of 30 laps
  • The lead changed 26 times among nine drivers

Kurt Busch, No. 1 ComSurv Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 – “I could say that wasn’t anything fantastic or exciting, but it really was. To finish third on our second outing together and to run with the who’s-who of the sport just shows Ganassi’s got the right stuff. (Kyle) Larson had a tough break. We caught a good break to get on the lead lap with (Joey) Logano and to race in the top-five at the end. I just struggled in turns three and four, that’s where I got arm-wrestled. They took us but hey, we’re top-five in this kind of run. Thanks to everyone at ComSurv who came out today and being on our car this weekend, along with Monster Energy. That’s a good third place finish. We’ll take it.”

MENCS teams will head to Las Vegas Motor Speedway next week for the Pennzoil 400 on Sunday, Mar. 3. FOX, PRN affiliates and SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90 will have live coverage beginning at 3:30pm ET.