2016 Atlanta NASCAR Racing Weekend Guide, TV and Radio Schedule

NSCS_Race_030115_15Race Weekend Guide

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Race: Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500
Place: Atlanta Motor Speedway
Date and Time: Sunday, Feb. 28 at 1 p.m. ET
Tune-in: FOX, PRN, SiriusXM Ch. 90
Distance: 500.5 miles (325 laps)
What to Watch for: Denny Hamlin attempts to join Matt Kenseth (2009) as the second driver since 2000 to win the first two races of a season. … NASCAR debuts its 2016 lower downforce aerodynamics package. … Hometown favorite Chase Elliott returns to Georgia to make his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start at Atlanta Motor Speedway. … Jimmie Johnson tries to tie Dale Earnhardt for seventh on the all-time list with his 76th career victory. … Ty Dillon will start in the No. 14 Chevrolet as the substitute for Tony Stewart. … Joey Logano goes for his first national series win at Atlanta Motor Speedway where he starred in grassroots racing as a youth.

Race: Heads Up Georgia 250
Place: Atlanta Motor Speedway
Date and Time: Saturday, Feb. 27 at 1:30 p.m. ET
Tune-in: FS1, PRN, SiriusXM Ch. 90
Distance: 251.02 miles (163 laps)
What to Watch for: Elliott Sadler tries to build on his standings lead after finishing fourth at Daytona. He sits three points ahead of second-place Darrell Wallace Jr. … Atlanta native Brandon Jones makes his first NASCAR XFINITY Series start at the 1.54-mile track after placing seventh at Daytona. … Pre-season Sunoco Rookie of the Year favorite Erik Jones attempts to rebound from his 31st-place finish at Daytona. … If a full-time XFINITY Series driver wins at Atlanta, he will virtually earn a berth in the NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase playoffs.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Race: Great Clips 200
Place: Atlanta Motor Speedway
Date and Time: Saturday, Feb. 27 at 4:30 p.m. ET
Tune-in: FS1, MRN, SiriusXM Ch. 90
Distance: 200.2 miles (130 laps)
What to Watch for: NASCAR Next members Cole Custer and William Byron make their intermediate track debuts. … Johnny Sauter goes for his second straight win after winning at Daytona in his first start for GMS Racing. … Georgia natives John Wes Townley, Austin Hill, Reed Sorenson and Korbin Forrister will all compete at their home track.