The NASCAR Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta as it happened

Aric Almirola heads to the pits after crashing on the final laps of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 28, 2016 in Hampton, Georgia.
Aric Almirola heads to the pits after crashing on the final laps of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 28, 2016 in Hampton, Georgia.
Aric Almirola heads to the pits after crashing on the final laps of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 28, 2016 in Hampton, Georgia.

Jimmie Johnson survived a chaotic overtime finish Sunday to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.  Johnson led the final 40 laps after short pitting and taking the lead from Kevin Harvick who had led a race high 131 laps. Here’s how the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 went down Sunday.

Under clear blue skies Kurt Busch led the field to the green with Jamie McMurray alongside. Kurt had the pole after his brother Kyle see his time Friday night disallowed after failing post-qualifying inspection.

Busch took the early lead as McMurray and Trevor Bayne dueled for second.

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Greg is a published award winning sportswriter who spent 23 years combined active and active reserve military service, much of that in and around the Special Operations community. Greg is the author of "The Nuts and Bolts of NASCAR: The Definitive Viewers' Guide to Big-Time Stock Car Auto Racing" and has been published in major publications across the country including the Los Angeles Times, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was also a contributor to Chicken Soup for the NASCAR Soul, published in 2010, and the Christmas edition in 2016. He wrote as the NASCAR, Formula 1, Auto Reviews and National Veterans Affairs Examiner for Examiner.com and has appeared on Fox News. He holds a BS degree in communications, a Masters degree in psychology and is currently a PhD candidate majoring in psychology. He is currently the weekend Motorsports Editor for Autoweek.