NASCAR Updates: Teams Prepare To Race In Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 With New Low Downforce Package
The Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 is happening on Sunday at the tri-oval, 1.54-mile Atlanta Motor Speedway. The preliminary entry list has been released and drivers like Kyle Busch are feeling quite good.Advertisement
Sunday’s race in Atlanta is shaping up to be exciting. According to Fox Sports, there seems to be no chance of rain throughout the three days the cars will be taking to the track with a temperature-high of 65 degrees come Sunday. Teams are going to be hoping things go their way, especially when it will be the first time they will be trying the new NASCAR low downforce package.
This reduced downforce package made its debut briefly last year in July at the Kentucky Speedway and in September at the Darlington Raceway. Drivers who seems to have performed well on it include Carl Edwards, Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch from Joe Gibbs Racing; Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch from Stewart-Haas Racing; Joey Logano from Team Penske as well as Aric Almirola from Richard Petty Motorsports.
The new package actually features a 3.5-inch spoiler with a quarter-inch leading splitter edge and a 33-inch wide radiator pan. As the downforce of the cars get lessened, viewers can expect to see a decrease in corner speeds, giving drivers more opportunities to pass each other.
As for Kyle Busch, he’s excited about how “nuts” the race will be. He was forced to miss the race in Atlanta last year due to injuries he suffered during the XFINITY Series race at the Daytona International Speedway.
There will be practice sessions for the Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500 while another session happens on Saturday before race gets underway on Sunday. To stream the race live online, access Fox Sports Go.