Last week, Martin Truex Jr. finally earned his first career NASCAR Cup Series win at Phoenix Raceway.

On Sunday, he’ll attempt to cross Atlanta Motor Speedway off the listing. The 2017 Cup champion is winless at Atlanta in 22 Cup begins.

However, Truex has been robust there as of late, incomes three consecutive top-five finishes and 6 consecutive top-10 finishes going into Sunday’s race. He posted his career-best Atlanta end in 2019, ending second.

Truex begins Sunday’s race on the surface entrance row alongside Joe Gibbs Racing teammate and Cup factors chief Denny Hamlin.

The second row options Team Penske’s Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski. Georgia’s Chase Elliott and Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kyle Larson are on the third row.

Details for Sunday’s Atlanta Cup race

(All instances are Eastern)

START: Erin Andrews of Fox Sports will give the command to start out engines at 3:08 p.m. … The inexperienced flag is scheduled to wave at 3:19 p.m.

PRERACE: Garage opens at 8 a.m. … Drivers report back to their autos at 2:40 p.m. … Driver introductions are at 2:45 p.m. … Invocation by Lt. Col. Dan Rooney, founding father of Folds of Honor, at 3 p.m. … National anthem carried out by singer-songwriter Breland at 3:01 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is 325 laps (500.5 miles) on the 1.5-mile speedway.

STAGES: Stage 1 ends at Lap 105. Stage 2 ends at Lap 210.

TV/RADIO: Fox will broadcast the race at 3 p.m. Coverage begins at 1 p.m. on FS1 and continues on Fox at 2:30 p.m. … Performance Racing Network’s radio protection begins at 3 p.m. and in addition will stream at goprn.com; SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry the published.

STREAMING: Fox

FORECAST: The wunderground.com forecast requires partly cloudy skies with a excessive of 61 levels and 0% probability of rain at race begin.

LAST YEAR: Kevin Harvick led a race-high 151 laps on his way to a third career Atlanta Cup win.

STARTING LINEUP: Atlanta Cup starting lineup

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