HAMPTON, Ga. – For the second time this season, the best in the NASCAR Cup Series gets set to take to the banks of Atlanta Motor Speedway, with the race to the playoffs heating up.
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The Cup Series returns to an oval after a wildly successful event in Chicago. The first-ever street race in NASCAR history was a hit, with supercar veteran driver Shane Van Gisbergen beating the best stock car drivers to grab the checkered flag, giving the New Zealander a spot in the playoffs. Many drivers struggled on the roads of the Windy City, which made things very interesting.
Van Gisbergen became the 11th different driver to win a race this season, shrinking the possibility of a winless competitor moving on to the postseason. Last year, 15 different drivers made their way into victory lane, and with the particular tracks that are coming up this season, who knows who else is going to win? Currently, Kevin Harvick has the most points of any winless…