The NASCAR race action today shifted to Atlanta Motor Speedway for the Sprint Cup race known as the Folds Of Honor QuikTrip 500. It’s the second major event of the 2015 NASCAR season, following last weekend’s Daytona 500 which was won by Joey Logano, giving him the points lead heading into today’s action – but how would the results hold up by the time the checkered flag rolled around?
Logano entered the race in first in the Sprint Cup standings, with 2014 Chase for the Cup winner Kevin Harvick five points behind him in second place. Dale Earnhardt, who may be on the verge of a breakout season after taking a major leap last season, was also tied for second place. Denny Hamlin and Jimmie Johnson, the latter of whom dominated NASCAR for multi year stretch before falling back to the pack, rounded out the top five. But Johnson started in thirty-seventh place today, giving him low odds of pulling off the victory in Atlanta – or did it?
By the time the smoke cleared, the QuikTrip 500 Sprint Cup NASCAR race was indeed won by Jimmie Johnson, who climbed all the way from the back of the pack. Kevin Harvick, who started in second position, also finished there. With the winner and results now set for Atlanta, the next race on the NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule is the Kobalt 400 in Las Vegas next weekend.