NASCAR NOTES: Atlanta Motor Speedway gets title sponsor for 2023 spring race | Sports

ByLois C

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HAMPTON — Atlanta Motor Speedway announced Sunday early morning a multi-12 months agreement with Ambetter Wellness as the title sponsor of the spring race commencing in 2023.

“As a lifelong Georgian and a guy who grew up likely to Dixie Speedway on Saturday night time and coming to (Atlanta Motor Speedway) 2 times a 12 months, to be a part of that as president and CEO of Centene Company, mum or dad of Ambetter Well being, it is an honor from that standpoint,” reported Brent Layton during the push conference.

The speedway also introduced that Chase Elliott will companion with AMS and Ambetter to give a distinctive ticket bundle for the 2023 race. A part of the proceeds will go to the Chase Elliott Foundation and Ambetter will match a share of ticket product sales to the Basis.

“(I’m) honored to be a section of the team, possessing a fantastic title sponsor for the spring race future yr,” Elliott said. “I respect you with what you are carrying out with matching the proceeds that are likely to go to my basis.”

The Centene Charitable Foundation will also donate $100,000 to Speedway Children’s Charities.

“We’re glad to donate from our basis to that subsequent year,” Layton reported.

Ambetter will also donate 500 tickets to armed service members and 1st responders for the Ambetter Health and fitness 500.

Tire will come off Christopher Bell’s vehicle on pit highway

With 24 laps to go, Christopher Bell was operating in sixth area but spun out on his possess in flip 4.

He then went for a pit quit but as he was coming out of the pit stall, the still left rear tire was not secure and came off.

Bell completed 19th in the race.

About a 7 days in the past, Joe Gibbs Racing (which presents pit crews for the 23XI Racing groups of Wallace and Kurt Busch) introduced a pit crew swap concerning Bell and Bubba Wallace

Wallace experienced some problems with his pit crew in the Nashville race two months back. Wallace finished 14th in Sunday’s race in Atlanta.

Soon after his victory Sunday, Elliott carries on to be atop the season standings with 684 details.

Ryan Blaney is in next spot with 637 and Ross Chastain is third with 634. Rounding out the prime 5 are defending Cup Collection winner Kyle Larson with 579 and Kyle Busch with 569.

Hendrick Motorsports approaching 300 wins

Chase Elliott’s win Sunday marked the 287th victory Hendrick Motorsports has posted in the NASCAR Cup Sequence considering that the team’s initially in 1984 (Geoff Bodine at Martinsville).

“That suggests I’m acquiring outdated,” team owner Rick Hendrick joked soon after the race. He extra that the team’s achievement has been about the people and about teamwork.

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By Lois C