The reigning two-time Cup Series champion from Middletown, Connecticut, led a race-high 140 of 260-scheduled laps and executed a final lap pass on former teammate Brad Keselowski to claim his first Cup victory of the 2023 season and at Atlanta.
Christian Eckes captured the checkered flag in an exciting overtime finish to win the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Fr8 208 Saturday at Atlanta Motor Speedway. It was the second career victory in the series and his first as a driver for Bill McAnally Racing.
Team Penske driver, Joey Logano, was fastest in qualifying Saturday at Atlanta Motor Speedway and won the Busch Light Pole Award with a 177.374 mph lap in his No. 22 Ford. It is Logano’s second pole this season, his second at Atlanta and his 28th career pole.
NASCAR travels to Atlanta Motor Speedway with all three national series competing on the 1.5-mile track. The Craftsman Truck Series and Xfinity Series headline Saturday’s action and the Cup Series will close out the weekend’s events with the Ambetter Health 400.
Elliott started on the pole and swept all the stages, taking the win with a pass for the lead on Corey LaJoie with two laps to go. It was Elliott's third win of the season, and he leads the points standings.