Kyle Busch claimed his first official pole at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the Monster Energy Cup Series with a speed of 184.652 mph in Friday's qualifying for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500.
Chase Elliott was the recipient of one last good luck charm as part of Atlanta Motor Speedway's "lucky charms" promotion; Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. was fastest in the first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice; warm weather conditions produce slower speeds on the track. All these and more in Friday pit notes from AMS.
Perhaps no other driver on NASCAR's national touring series circuit has a closer connection to Atlanta Motor Speedway than David Ragan. There's the phrase "home track," and then there's just "home." And home is exactly what the 1.54-mile speedway, located 25 miles due south of downtown Atlanta, is and has been for the 32-year old Georgia driver almost from the very beginning.
When it comes to iconic NASCAR car numbers, your first thought is probably Dale Earnhardt, Jr. when you see 88, Jimmie Johnson when you see 48, and Richard Petty when you see 43. Each one a motorsports legend now and forever, they've given meaning to those numbers through countless memorable performances over the span of their careers.