NASCAR Weekly Preview: Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

This weekend we head to Atlanta for the Folds of Honor QuickTrip 500. The race is Sunday at 2pm EST on FOX. I decided to move the weekly preview article from my fantasy NASCAR package this season. I hope it helps everyone get started on their fantasy NASCAR research.

Track Preview

Atlanta Motor Speedway

1.54 mile Quad Oval

- 500.5 miles

- 325 laps

- Surface – Asphalt

- Banking:

Turns: 24°
Straights: 5°

Comparable Intermediate Tracks

Charlotte
Chicagoland
Darlington
Homestead
Kansas
Kentucky
Las Vegas
New Hampshire
Texas

Comparable Large Oval Tracks

Fontana
Charlotte
Chicago
Kansas
Kentucky
Michigan
Texas

Stats from 2005-Present

Top 5 Driver Rating

Jimmie Johnson – 105.4
Chase Elliott – 105.2
Kevin Harvick – 97
Kurt Busch – 95.2
Denny Hamlin – 93.9

Top 5 Average Running Position

Chase Elliott – 7.093
Jimmie Johnson – 9.059
Martin Truex Jr. – 11.132
Brad Keselowski – 11.28
Erik Jones – 11.898

Top 5 Average Finish

Chase Elliott – 6.5
Jimmie Johnson – 10.1
Kurt Busch – 13.7
Kyle Busch – 13.7
Erik Jones – 14

March 2017 Race Results

Driver Starting Spot Finishing Spot Diff Car
Brad Keselowski 5 1 4 #2
Kyle Larson 8 2 6 #42
Matt Kenseth 16 3 13 #20
Kasey Kahne 29 4 25 #5
Chase Elliott 11 5 6 #24
Joey Logano 6 6 0 #22
Kurt Busch 13 7 6 #41
Martin Truex Jr. 9 8 1 #78
Kevin Harvick 1 9 -8 #4
Jamie McMurray 7 10 -3 #1
Clint Bowyer 25 11 14 #14
Trevor Bayne 15 12 3 #6
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 4 13 -9 #17
Erik Jones 23 14 9 #77
Ty Dillon 26 15 11 #13
Kyle Busch 3 16 -13 #18
Danica Patrick 24 17 7 #10
Ryan Blaney 14 18 -4 #21
Jimmie Johnson 18 19 -1 #48
Cole Whitt 37 20 17 #72
Daniel Suarez 21 21 0 #19
Landon Cassill 27 22 5 #34
David Ragan 34 23 11 #38
Chris Buescher 28 24 4 #37
Paul Menard 17 25 -8 #27
A.J. Allmendinger 20 26 -6 #47
Aric Almirola 30 27 3 #43
Matt DiBenedetto 22 28 -6 #32
Michael McDowell 36 29 7 #95
Dale Earnhardt Jr. 12 30 -18 #88
Reed Sorenson 33 31 2 #15
Austin Dillon 19 32 -13 #3
Jeffrey Earnhardt 35 33 2 #33
Corey LaJoie 32 34 -2 #83
Ryan Newman 2 35 -33 #31
Derrike Cope 38 36 2 #55
Gray Gaulding 31 37 -6 #23
Denny Hamlin 10 38 -28 #11
Cody Ware 39 39 0 #51

Top 5 Lap Leaders

Kevin Harvick – 292
Brad Keselowski – 21
2Kyle Larson – 7
Ryan Newman – 3
Jimmie Johnson – 2

Top 5 Positive Place Differential

Kasey Kahne +25
Cole Whitt +17
Clint Bowyer +14
Matt Kenseth +13
Ty Dillon +11
David Ragan +11

Top 5 Negative Place Differential

Ryan Newman -33
Denny Hamlin -28
Dale Earnhardt Jr. -18
Kyle Busch -13
Austin Dillon -13

Top 5 Average Running Position

1 4 Kevin Harvick – 1.53
2 24 Chase Elliott – 4.40
3 2 Brad Keselowski – 4.89
4 42 Kyle Larson – 6.13
5 78 Martin Truex Jr. – 7.92

Top 5 Fastest Laps Run

Driver – Percentage – Laps

1 4 Kevin Harvick – 21.1% – 59
2 2 Brad Keselowski – 14.3% – 40
3 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. – 11.4% – 32
4 21 Ryan Blaney – 7.5% – 21
5 22 Joey Logano – 7.1% – 20

Top 5 Quality Passes

1 1 Jamie McMurray – 83
2 41 Kurt Busch – 68
3 6 Trevor Bayne – 66
4 77 Erik Jones – 66
5 78 Martin Truex Jr. – 62

February 2016 Race Results

Driver Starting Spot Finishing Spot Diff Car
Jimmie Johnson 19 1 18 #48
Dale Earnhardt Jr. 16 2 14 #88
Kyle Busch 39 3 36 #18
Kurt Busch 1 4 -3 #41
Carl Edwards 7 5 2 #19
Kevin Harvick 6 6 0 #4
Martin Truex Jr. 9 7 2 #78
Chase Elliott 24 8 16 #24
Brad Keselowski 17 9 8 #2
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 5 10 -5 #17
Austin Dillon 8 11 -3 #3
Joey Logano 26 12 14 #22
Greg Biffle 14 13 1 #16
Casey Mears 15 14 1 #13
Aric Almirola 27 15 12 #43
Denny Hamlin 12 16 -4 #11
Ty Dillon 18 17 1 #14
Paul Menard 21 18 3 #27
Matt Kenseth 13 19 -6 #20
Danica Patrick 25 20 5 #10
Jamie McMurray 2 21 -19 #1
Trevor Bayne 3 22 -19 #6
Kasey Kahne 11 23 -12 #5
Ryan Newman 4 24 -20 #31
Ryan Blaney 23 25 -2 #21
Kyle Larson 20 26 -6 #42
A.J. Allmendinger 22 27 -5 #47
Chris Buescher 31 28 3 #34
Matt DiBenedetto 35 29 6 #83
Michael Annett 34 30 4 #46
Brian Scott 10 31 -21 #44
David Ragan 33 32 1 #23
Michael McDowell 32 33 -1 #95
Regan Smith 30 34 -4 #7
Clint Bowyer 28 35 -7 #15
Landon Cassill 29 36 -7 #38
Cole Whitt 36 37 -1 #98
Jeffrey Earnhardt 38 38 0 #32
Josh Wise 37 39 -2 #30

Top 5 Lap Leaders

Kevin Harvick – 131
Kurt Busch – 62
Jimmie Johnson – 52
Matt Kenseth – 47
Martin Truex Jr. – 34

Top 5 Positive Place Differential

Kyle Busch +36
Jimmie Johnson +18
Chase Elliott +16
Dale Earnhardt Jr. +14
Joey Logano +14

Top 5 Negative Place Differential

Brian Scott -21
Ryan Newman -20
Jamie McMurray -19
Trevor Bayne -19
Kasey Kahne -12

Top 5 Average Running Position

1 4 Kevin Harvick – 3.04
2 78 Martin Truex Jr – 3.67
3 48 Jimmie Johnson – 4.42
4 41 Kurt Busch – 5.11
5 19 Carl Edwards – 5.60

Top 5 Fastest Laps Run

Driver – Percentage – Laps

1 4 Kevin Harvick – 13.1% – 41
2 78 Martin Truex Jr – 10.9% – 34
3 44 Brian Scott – 10.9% – 34
4 15 Clint Bowyer – 6.1% – 19
5 48 Jimmie Johnson – 5.8% – 18

Top 5 Quality Passes

1 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr – 65
2 19 Carl Edwards – 62
3 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr – 57
4 22 Joey Logano – 57
5 48 Jimmie Johnson – 56

About the Author

  • Stephen Young (stevietpfl)

  • The long-time host of the popular Morning Grind, Stephen Young, aka stevietpfl is also one of the top NASCAR analysts in the industry. The RotoGrinders lead NASCAR analyst is a multiple time finalist for the Fantasy Sports Writer Association Racing Writer of the Year. Stevie is also a top baseball mind who excels in multiple sports in DFS. He has qualified for multiple live finals including a 3rd place finish at the 2015 FantasyAces Basketball Championship.

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Comments

  • IzzyB24

    Thanks Stevie

  • afcangelo

    Harvick is such a monster here, been doing research all day and it’s just stat after stat of the #4 car. 292 laps led last year with 59 fastest?! GTFO here. He’ll be one of if not the highest owned but I think I’m gonna have a ton of Harvick this weekend regardless of where he starts (spoiler alert – it’s gonna be in the top 5)

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