Now that the opening race — and biggest race of NASCAR's season — is done, it almost feels like the real racing can begin.
While the restrictor-plate race at the Daytona 500 can create some unpredictable finishes, in which no one can really be favored to win, the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500, which is run at Atlanta Motor Speedway, is the complete opposite.
The 1.5-mile intermediate track plays directly into the hands of the Big 3 in Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch. These three drivers are perennially at the top of the leaderboard on these types of tracks and will almost inevitably be this year again.
However, at the end of last season, it was Joey Logano who found a way to pull ahead at the final intermediate track of the year and take home a victory on a very similar course. That win gave him his first Cup Championship and gives him a lot of momentum coming into this year.
Atlanta's D-shaped oval creates similar challenges for drivers as Homestead-Miami Speedway and Logano could very well be in position to take home a win here.
What time does the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 start?
The Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 will take place Sunday, Feb. 24. Live coverage begins on FOX at 2 p.m. ET with the green flag scheduled for 2:30 p.m. ET.
What channel is the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 on?
The Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 will be broadcast nationally on FOX at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday. The race can also be live streamed on the Fox Sports Go app or by subscribing to fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.
Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 schedule, how to watch
The Folds of Honor Quik Trip 500 can be seen Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on FOX. All of the events leading up to the week, including practices and races for the Xfinity and Trucks Series can be seen on NASCAR.com, PRN, MRN and FS1.
Here's a daily schedule of events leading up to the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500.
(All times Eastern)
Friday, Feb. 22
|11:35 a.m.||NASCAR First Practice||NASCAR.com|
|1:05 p.m.||Xfinity First Practice||NASCAR.com|
|2:05 p.m.||Truck First Practice||NASCAR.com|
|3:05 p.m.||Xfinity First Practice||FS1|
|4:05 p.m.||Truck Final Practice||FS1|
|5:10 p.m.||NASCAR qualifying||FS1/PRN|
Saturday, Feb. 23
|9:35 a.m.||Xfinity Series qualifying||FS1|
|10:40 a.m.||Truck Series qualifying||FS1|
|12 p.m.||NASCAR final practice||FS1|
|2 p.m.||Xfinity Rinnai 250||FS1/PRN|
|4:30 p.m.||Truck Series Ultimate Tailgating 200||FS1/MRN|
Sunday, Feb. 24
|2 p.m.||NASCAR Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500||FOX/PRN|
Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 drivers
Here is the drivers entry list for Sunday's race.
|TBD||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||17|
|TBD||Martin Truex Jr.||19|
|TBD||Darrell "Bubba" Wallace||43|