HAMPTON, Ga. — The cars of Harrison Burton and Brad Keselowski will drop to the rear of the field for the start of Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series event at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Burton’s Wood Brothers Racing No. 21 Ford failed pre-race inspection two times before Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 (3 p.m. ET, FOX, PRN, SiriusXM). Car chief Cody Sauls was ejected from the Cup Series garage. Keselowski’s No. 6 RFK Racing Ford was then caught with unapproved adjustments prior to the start.
Chase Briscoe, last weekend’s first-time winner at Phoenix Raceway, is scheduled to start from the pole position in the No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford.
The 500-mile race marks the first of two Cup Series stops this season at Atlanta. Sunday’s event is the first on the reconfigured 1.54-mile layout, which features steeper banking (28 degrees, up from 24) and a superspeedway rules configuration.