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The results of the qualification race for the Quaker State 400 at Atlanta Motor Speedway were quite unique, to say the very least. Do you know why? This time, the domination was transparent. It wasn’t just about the team who is dominating, but the car that the drivers will be driving. Yes, we are talking about the Ford Mustangs, who haven’t had a lot of luck recently. 

NASCAR tried hyping up the Ford domination with a Twitter post where they asked which Ford driver out of Ryan Blaney, Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano, and Brad Keselowski, will have the best finish at Atlanta. Fans reacted differently and picked their favorite racer. But in addition to Ford’s domination, a very interesting team domination was also seen in the qualification race results. 

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Understanding Ford’s early Atlanta domination is not tough. You can just go and see the qualification’s results, and check out the top 10 drivers. An interesting thing that you will discover is that 8 out of 10 drivers drove Mustangs, including the top six. That’s the Ford domination NASCAR highlighted through their Twitter post. But there’s more to the story. 

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In addition to Ford’s domination, there was another early Atlanta team domination. In the top ten spots, Stewart-Haas Racing and Team Penske had 3 drivers each. While Hendrick Motorsports also have their two drivers in the top ten, the presence of 6 cars from Stewart-Haas Racing and Team Penske was surely unexpected.

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NASCAR tried to use Ford’s early domination to engage with its fans. Using their Twitter account, NASCAR shared a collage picture of Ryan Blaney, Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano, and Brad Keselowski, asking NASCAR fans, “Which Ford driver will have the best finish at Atlanta?”. The post divided the NASCAR world, with fans picking different sides.

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Ryan Blaney, Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano, and Brad Keselowski are a few of the top drivers in NASCAR, with huge potential and unparalleled skill sets. So when NASCAR asked who out of the four would have the best finish at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, fans couldn’t hold themself back and came forward to support their favorite drivers. 


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A Kevin Harvick fan said, “I’m hoping for D! Let’s go Harv!” The fan seems super excited from the comment. Another fan said, “B My Champ Logano.”

Brad Keselowski being a Legend himself, has got an enormous fan base, he earned with his outstanding performance throughout these years. One Keselowski fan said, “My goat Brad Keselowski.” Fans have great hopes for Ryan Blaney this season as well. One Ryan Blaney fan commented, “Blaney win with a hot finish”. There was also a fan who didn’t pick any of the four drivers. He had his own favorite. “Sorry, but Chase is getting into the playoffs tonight,” said a Chase Elliott fan. 


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Unfortunately, Ford’s domination ended with the qualifying on Saturday. In the race, we saw Chevrolet shine with William Byron, Daniel Suárez, and A. J. Allmendinger taking the top 3 spots. The highest-finishing Ford driver was, in fact, Michael McDowell of Front Row Motorsports, who, although finished 4th, was nowhere near the top 10 when the race kicked off.