Fans race to Atlanta Motor Speedway ahead of NASCAR weekend


The Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 has not had weather-related issues since it was moved from the fall to early in the NASCAR season in 2015.

Kyle Busch streaked to the pole for Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway when he laid down a lap of 184.652 miles per hour during Friday's three-stage qualifying. You can get live scoring and updates at NASCAR's Race Center.

Joe Gibbs Racing's Kyle Busch is set to start the race from the pole position alongside Ryan Newman, who drives for Richard Childress Racing.

Newman was the fastest in Saturday's practice at 184.868 miles per hour.

Austin Dillon, who won last weekend's Daytona 500, qualified 25th in the No. 3 RCR auto. Track: Atlanta Motor Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles).

Per the NASCAR Rule Book, Blake Harris, vehicle chief for the No. 78 team, has been ejected for the remainder of the race weekend. The second stage of Sunday's 500-mile race will end on Lap 170 of 325. The active drivers with one Atlanta victory are defending race victor Brad Keselowski, Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick. Next race: Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube, March 4, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas.