Where: Atlanta Motor Speedway
Time: 1 p.m.
Broadcast: Television ESPN; Radio Performance Racing Network.
Track: 1.54-mile quad-oval
1999 winner: Bobby Labonte
What it takes to win: Atlanta is the fastest racetrack on the NASCAR Winston Cup Series with speeds reaching 200 mph along the front straightaway. Since so much of the layout includes a towering 24-degree banking, the secret to success is being able to run through the corners without lifting off the gas pedal. The driver who can find the necessary grip and the nerve to hug the lower groove at full speed will be the one to beat
Morris News Service pick: Bobby Labonte
Other drivers to watch: Tony Stewart, Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon, Ricky Rudd and Mike Skinner
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