The NASCAR Cup Series returns to Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend for its first track return of the season on Sunday, July 10.
A total of 36 teams are on the entry list, which means all will qualify and will take to the reconfigured superspeedway 1.5-mile oval, barring any entry list changes.
Garrett Smithley returns as he’ll pilot the No. 15 Ford for Rick Ware Racing. It’ll be Smithley’s first Cup start since running the West Coast swing earlier this year for the team.
Noah Gragson makes another Cup Series start this weekend for Kaulig Racing in the No. 16 Chevrolet.
BJ McLeod climbs back into his own No. 78 Ford after stepping away at Road America last week.
The 260-lap main event on Sunday will be televised live on USA Network, with coverage beginning at 3 p.m. ET.
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Dalton Hopkins began writing for Frontstretch in April 2021. Currently, he is the lead writer for the weekly Thinkin' Out Loud column and one of our lead reporters. Beforehand, he wrote for IMSA shortly after graduating from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 2019. Simultaneously, he also serves as a First Lieutenant in the US Army.
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