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Blaney wins at Atlanta after Larson fades on old tires

Blaney wins at Atlanta after Larson fades on old tires
Posted at 7:14 PM, Mar 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-21 20:18:40-04

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Ryan Blaney became the sixth driver to win in six races to start NASCAR’s Cup season, surging to the front with nine laps to go after Kyle Larson’s dominant performance at Atlanta Motor Speedway fell apart on a fading set of tires Sunday. Larson easily won the first two stages and led 269 of 325 laps on the 1.54-mile trioval. But Larson’s tires didn’t stand up to the punishing track after making his final pit stop with 56 laps to go. Blaney pulled away to win by 2.083 seconds in his No. 12 Team Penske Ford.