JAW’s ‘HEARTRACERS / HEARTBREAKERS’
– 2016 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 edition

Date: 2-28-16

Racetrack: Atlanta Motor Speedway

Pole Sitter: Kurt Busch

HEARTRACERS:

  • Jimmie Johnson: Jimmie won the race after pulling off a good pit stop strategy late in the race. He repeated as the winner of this race for the second year in a row.
  • Kyle Busch: Kyle recovered from losing the pole to finish in third place. He had started last in the race and moved into the top-ten on that record-setting green flag run.
  • Chase Elliott: Chase had his first good run in the No. 24 car. He started 24th but he got a top-ten finish.
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Dale was runner up in the race after starting third on the last restart. He got the benefit of the clean inside line.
  • Kurt Busch: Kurt started on pole and led several laps. He may have been a threat for the win if he hadn’t fallen back some. He got a nice top-five finish.
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr.: Ricky got one of his best finishes for Roush Racing. He was on the lead lap most of the day and finished in tenth place.

HEARTBREAKERS:

  • Josh Wise: Josh was in 39th and last place in the race. He was so slow he was 18 laps down.
  • Jeffrey Earnhardt: Jeffery made his rookie debut for Can-Am and GoFas Racing. He was one of the slowest cars more than ten laps down in the race. He finished next to last.
  • Clint Bowyer: Clint had to settle for this H-Scott team instead of MWR after they folded. It was a discouraging race.
  • David Ragan: David crashed on the last restart and did not finish the race. He was already more than five laps down before he destroyed the front end of the car. He was classified as a finisher but he was not under power.
  • Ryan Newman: Ryan blew out a tire on lap 324. He got a poor finish after he had been a lead lap car at one point. He finished a lot further back then he thought he would.
  • Brian Scott: Brian started in tenth place. He slowed up during the race so much that he was six laps own in 31st place. His car was being zipped by, by the leaders.

Tony Stewart – SPECIAL SECTION

HEARTRACERS:

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HEARTBREAKERS:

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