We’ve had a great start to the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season for sleeper winners. The first three weeks saw Michael McDowell (Daytona 500), Christopher Bell (Daytona road course) and William Byron (Homestead) take the checkered flag first. Can the Atlanta Motor Speedway play into this?
With an aged track and multiple grooves to race on, we could see an upset winner on the 1.54-mile track too. While it’s going to be hard to top the usual contenders, don’t sleep on these drivers either.
He won at Homestead on a track that could run similar and is entering on the heels of three straight top 10 finishes on the season too.
He is a former winner (2009, 2010) and has had a ton of success lately in Atlanta. Busch, has five straight top eight finishes on the track and nine in his last 11 starts. His worst finish since 2010 in Atlanta is 13th. He was third in 2019 and sixth a year ago.
Is this his week? He didn’t have much Atlanta success prior to last year but it’s notable that he finished fourth last June too.
Why not here? Bell, was third and first respectively on this very race track in his two Xfinity Series starts on it. He won the Truck Series race in 2017 too.
Atlanta will look like Homestead and Reddick is great there. He finished runner-up last month, so why not?