ATLANTA — Ryan Blaney became the sixth driver to win in six races to start NASCAR’s Cup season, surging to the front with nine laps to go after Kyle Larson’s dominant performance at Atlanta Motor Speedway for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 fell apart on a fading set of tires Sunday.
Larson easily won the first two stages and led 269 of 325 laps on the 1.54-mile trioval. But Larson’s tires didn’t stand up to the punishing track after making his final pit stop with 56 laps to go.
Blaney pulled away to win by 2.083 seconds in his No. 12 Team Penske Ford.