Harvick wins 2020 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 near Atlanta

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Kevin Harvick won the 2020 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 on Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia. The Bakersfield, California native won in dominating fashion after he struggled early on in the race.

This is Harvick’s second win of the season. Both wins came after NASCAR restarted their season due to the coronavirus pandemic. He also won The Real Heroes 400 on May 17, 2020 at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, South Carolina.

NASCAR Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick crosses the finish line to win the NASCAR Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500
Kevin Harvick crosses the finish line to win the NASCAR Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

“For me, this place is pretty special just because of the fact that this is where I got my first win, so for me coming back here, it brings back a lot of memories,” Harvick said. “It brings back a lot of things that we didn’t really know how to celebrate on that particular day, and I think as you look at being able to go back and win another race here and celebrate the life of Dale Earnhardt, everything that he meant to our sport in the right way, each time we’re able to come here is obviously pretty special for me, and to be able to win at Atlanta is a lot of fun for me because it’s one of my favorite racetracks.

“It was a battle today. The car didn’t really handle like we wanted it to most of the day. They made some great adjustments at the end of the race and were able to get the car right when it counted there at the end. Got the track position that we needed to get to the inside lane on the restart, and the car actually turned, and we were able to take the lead from Kyle and get the track position and then just start clicking off laps. Really proud of everybody on our Busch Light Ford.”

Joe Gibbs teammates finished second and third. Kyle Busch passed Martin Truex Jr. late in the race for a second-place finish, while Truex Jr. finished third.

Harvick led the race with 151 laps led. Truex Jr. was the second-highest with 65 laps led – nearly 100 laps led behind the Stewart-Haas Racing driver.

Clint Bowyer was third with 58 laps led. Chase Elliott, Joey Logano, Ky. Busch, Brad Keselowski, and Ryan Blaney all led multiple laps, while Kurt Busch led one lap.

Two drivers were not able to finish the race. Timmy Hill had an electrical problem, while B.J. McLeod had a clutch problem.

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