Good news, bad news for NASCAR Cup teams heading to Las Vegas

A look at the positive and negative aspects for Cup teams after their races at Atlanta.


23XI Racing

The good news for 23XI Racing is that Bubba Wallace has achieved top-10 finishes in both the Daytona 500 and Atlanta races, placing fifth in both. This puts him in fourth place in the points standings. However, Tyler Reddick finished 30th in Atlanta after being involved in an accident and is currently 26th in points.

Front Row Motorsports

Front Row Motorsports had some positive moments at Atlanta. Michael McDowell won the pole position, following his front row start at the Daytona 500. Todd Gilliland, McDowell's teammate, led an impressive 74 laps at Atlanta, the most in the series this season. However, despite their strong performances, Gilliland finished 35th in the Daytona 500 and 26th in Atlanta.

Hendrick Motorsports

Hendrick Motorsports is looking forward to the upcoming race at Las Vegas after a challenging weekend at Atlanta. The team has a strong history at Las Vegas, with a 1-2-3 finish in last year's spring race. William Byron took the win, followed by Kyle Larson in second and Alex Bowman in third. However, all four Hendrick cars were involved in accidents at Atlanta and none finished better than 15th.


Joe Gibbs Racing

Martin Truex Jr. is the highlight for Joe Gibbs Racing heading to Las Vegas. Truex has the longest active streak of top-10 finishes at Las Vegas with seven. However, he has gone 15 consecutive races without a top-five finish, which is a concern for the team.