NASCAR Cup Series at Atlanta: Starting lineup, TV schedule for Sunday's race

The off-track happenings have made more headlines than the on-track activity through one month of the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series season.

Chase Elliott remains out and will miss his home track race. In his absence, Hendrick Motorsports' four teams were docked 100 points and had suspensions levied on crew chiefs after NASCAR found improper adjustment to the team's louvers (the unsmooth openings you'll see on the car's hood). The organization is appealing the points penalties. Kaulig Racing, a Chevrolet team, has similar penalties and is doing the same.

Denny Hamlin had a fine and a 25-point penalty for admitting he intentionally forced Ross Chastain out of the groove in a last-lap encounter that cost both drivers a large number of positions.

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After all that, Atlanta is a pack-racing track again in 2023. William Byron, who won at the track last season, has won the last two races.

Here's what you need to know about Sunday's race:

NASCAR Cup Series at Atlanta schedule

Green Flag Time: 2 p.m. CT Sunday, March 19

Track: Atlanta Motor Speedway (1 mile oval) in Hampton, Georgia

Qualifying: 10:30 a.m. CT qualifying on Saturday (on FOX Sports 1)

Length: 260 laps, 400 miles

Stages: 60 laps, 100 laps, 100 laps

TV coverage: FOX

Radio: PRN

Streaming: FOX Sports app (subscription required); and SiriusXM for audio (subscription required)


Xfinity Series this week: RAPTOR 250 (163 laps, 251 miles) at Atlanta Motor Speedway, 4 p.m. CT Saturday, March 18 on FOX Sports 1

Truck Series this week: Fr8 208 (135 laps, 208 miles) at Atlanta Motor Speedway, 1 p.m. CT Saturday, March 18 on FOX Sports 1

Ambetter Health 400 starting lineup

Row 1

1. Joey Logano, No. 22 Team Penske Ford

2. Austin Cindric, No. 2 Team Penske Ford

Row 2

3. Ryan Blaney, No. 12 Team Penske Ford

4. Brad Keselowski, No. 6 Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing Ford

Row 3

5. Aric Almirola, No. 10 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford

6. Kevin Harvick, No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford

Row 4

7. Chris Buescher, No. 17 Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing Ford


8. Chase Briscoe, No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford

Row 5

9. Kyle Larson, No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet

10. Christopher Bell, No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota

Row 6

11. William Byron, No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet

12. Michael McDowell, No. 34 Front Row Motorsports Ford

Row 7

13. Austin Dillon, No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet

14. Denny Hamlin, No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota

Row 8

15. Alex Bowman, No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet

16. Tyler Reddick, No. 45 23XI Racing Toyota

Row 9

17. Kyle Busch, No. 8 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet

18. Ross Chastain, No. 1 Trackhouse Racing Chevrolet


Row 10

19. Bubba Wallace, No. 23 23XI Racing Toyota

20. Justin Haley, No. 31 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet

Row 11

21. Josh Berry, No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet

22. Noah Gragson, No. 42 Legacy Motor Club Chevrolet

Row 12

23. Todd Gilliland, No. 38 Front Row Motorsports Ford

24. Ryan Preece, No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford

Row 13

25. Daniel Suarez, No. 99 Trackhouse Racing Chevrolet

26. Ty Dillon, No. 77 Spire Motorsports Chevrolet

Row 14

27. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., No. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet

28. Erik Jones, No. 43 Legacy Motor Club Chevrolet

Row 15

29. Martin Truex Jr., No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota

30. AJ Allmendinger, No. 16 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet


Row 16

31. Corey Lajoie, No. 7 Spire Motorsports Chevrolet

32. Cody Ware, No. 51 Rick Ware Racing Ford

Row 17

33. Harrison Burton, No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford

34. JJ Yeley, No. 15 Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet

Row 18

35. Ty Gibbs, No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota

36. BJ McLeod, No. 78 Live Fast Motorsports Chevrolet

This article originally appeared on Nashville Tennessean: NASCAR Atlanta: Starting lineup, TV schedule for Sunday's Cup Series race