NASCAR & Auto Racing

NASCAR Sprint Cup: Oral-B 500 schedule, TV times

What: 325 laps (500.5 miles)

Where: Atlanta Motor Speedway, a 1.54-mile banked, paved quad-oval in Hampton, Ga.

When: 7:30 p.m. Sunday

TV: ESPN

Radio: Performance Racing Network

Last year’s winner: Kyle Busch

Also this week: Great Clips 300, Nationwide Series, Atlanta Motor Speedway, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, ESPN2. Chevrolet 250, Camping World Truck Series, Canadian Motorsports Park, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Fox Sports 1.

Worth mentioning: Atlanta Motor Speedway’s NASCAR race weekend will move next season to the second stop on the schedule after the Daytona 500. The Cup series date is set for March 1, 2015.

Who’s Hot/

Who’s Not

HOT

Joey Logano: The newest member of the “three wins club.”

Jimmie Johnson: First top-five finish since his win in June at Michigan.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr.: His sixth-place finish Saturday night was his best effort of the season since he was second at the spring race at Bristol.

Ryan Blaney: Beat the best to earn his first Nationwide win of the season.

Chase Elliott: Starting to pull away from the pack in Nationwide standings.

Brad Keselowski: With Truck win at Bristol, Keselowski became the 25th driver to win at least one race in all three NASCAR national series.

NOT

Kyle Busch: Team meeting ought to be interesting this week.

Denny Hamlin: Found out you’re not even safe at Bristol when you’re leading the race.

Kasey Kahne: Another bad race and is about out of time to make the Chase.

Jim Utter

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