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Weekend schedule for Atlanta Motor Speedway – Updated

This weekend all three NASCAR national series head to Atlanta Motor Speedway. The revamped and repaved 1.54-mile asphalt track now includes 28-degrees of banking in every corner, making it the steepest intermediate track on the schedule.

Throw in the variable of a new car and a style of racing similar to the superspeedways of Daytona and Talladega and Atlanta promises to deliver an exciting racing experience.

“Our goal all along for the reconfiguration of Atlanta Motor Speedway has been to create a first-of-its-kind experience on the NASCAR circuit and we’ve done just that,” said AMS Executive Vice President and General Manager Brandon Hutchison. “Never before has NASCAR raced on an intermediate track like ours with 28 degrees of banking, much less with superspeedway cars. Both will happen for the first time in Atlanta this year.”

Press Pass Live will be available throughout the weekend.

All times are Eastern.

*Friday, March 18 – All on-track activity canceled due to rain

3:05 p.m.: Truck Series Practice – All entries – FS1 – canceled
4:05 p.m.: Xfinity Series Practice – All Entries – FS1 – canceled
5:05 p.m.: Cup Series Practice – All Entries – FS1 – canceled

Saturday, March 19

10:40 a.m.: Truck Series Qualifying Canceled, Replaced by a practice session – Starts on FS2, Moves to FS1 at 11 a.m. – Chandler Smith will be on the pole
11:40 a.m.: Xfinity Series Qualifying Canceled, Replaced by a practice session – FS1 – Noah Gragson will be on the pole
12:40 p.m.: Cup Series Qualifying Canceled, Replaced by a practice session – FS1 – Chase Briscoe will be on the pole

2:30 p.m.: Truck Series Fr8 208 Race
Stages 30/60/135 Laps = 207.9 Miles
The Purse: $669,442
2021 Race Winner: Kyle Busch

5 p.m.: Xfinity Series Nalley Cars 250 Race
Stages 40/80/163 Laps = 251.02 Miles
The Purse: $1,232,553
2021 Race Winner: Justin Allgaier

Sunday, March 20

3 p.m.: Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Race
Stages 105/210/325 Laps = 500.5 Miles
Purse: $8,263,045
2021 Race Winner: Ryan Blaney

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of

Angie Campbell
Angie Campbell
A native of Charlotte, NC, Angela (Angie) was first introduced to racing by her father. An avid fan of NASCAR, she found a way to combine her love of racing with her passion for writing. Angie is also an award-winning member of the National Motorsports Press Association. Follow her on Twitter @angiecampbell_ for the latest NASCAR news and feature stories.


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