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Stock Car Scoop: Could Atlanta Have Ended Differently?

After a controversial end to Sunday’s (July 9) Quaker State 400 saw William Byron claim his fourth win of the season thanks to rain at Atlanta Motor Speedway, several other drivers came close to their first triumphs of the season but have yet to lock themselves into the playoffs.

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William Byron Wins Rain-Shortened Cup Race at Atlanta

Adam Cheek and Phil Spain discuss the end to the race and the endless loop of caution laps that eventually led the field down pit road, the drivers still in the hunt and more.

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About the author

Adam Cheek joined Frontstretch as a contributing writer in January 2019. A 2020 graduate of VCU, he works as a producer and talent for Audacy Richmond's radio stations. In addition to motorsports journalism, Adam also covered and broadcasted numerous VCU athletics for the campus newspaper and radio station during his four years there. He's been a racing fan since the age of three, inheriting the passion from his grandfather, who raced in amateur events up and down the East Coast in the 1950s.

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Please, Please, Please, racing gods, don’t make me have to see that stupid hat any more.

He’s won 4 races now, & should have some stroke.

Have some self respect & put your foot down.

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