The NASCAR Cup Series was at Atlanta Motor Speedway where Joey Logano finally scored a win in Georgia.
The Ambetter Health 400 took place Sunday (3/19). It was a pretty calm race as far as accidents go for the most part. There were only five caution periods. Two of those were for the end of the first two stages of the race. Joey Logano was the winner of stage one. He also led a race high 140 laps. Austin Cindric was the winner of stage two.
The other three caution periods were for on track incidents. The first was a single car spin by Bubba Wallace on lap 10 of the race. The second was a “big one” of sorts involving 12 cars on lap 190. The final yellow flag waived on lap 209 for a crash that included five cars.
The most excitement came in the final laps of the race. The leading cars began jockeying for position. They wanted to be in the right spot to try to make a move to win the race in final lap or two.
Brad Keselowski was in the lead when the white flag waived. Joey Logano was able to get to the outside of Brad through turns one and two. Joey was able to pass Brad on the outside thanks to a push from Christopher Bell on the backstretch. Joey was able to remain out front through the final turns and to the finish line to claim the win. It was Joey’s first win of 2023 and his first win at Atlanta Motor Speedway in his Cup Series career.
Brad Keselowski was able to claim the runner-up finish. Christopher Bell finished in third-place. See the complete race results for the Ambetter Health 400 here.
Joey Logano leaves Atlanta as the leader in the point standings. Christopher Bell sits in second with Ross Chastain in third. See the complete NASCAR Cup Series Point Standings here.
Next is the EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix as the NASCAR Cup Series goes road racing at the Circuit Of The Americas track in Texas Sunday, March 26th.
By: Buck Stevens