Xfinity rookie wins the pole for the second race in a row.
NASCAR took the roof rail deflectors from the cars of Noah Gragson and Ryan Preece.
Australian Supercars champ had never experienced NASCAR superspeedway action and gets another chance this weekend to do so at Atlanta.
William Byron seeks to open the season with two consecutive wins, while Corey LaJoie seeks his first career Cup win.
The Xfinity Series runs its second race of the season.
NASCAR returns to Atlanta Motor Speedway for the first time since last July.
As a champion, Ryan Blaney may play a larger role on key issues in the sport.
Derek Kraus will drive the No. 16 car for Kaulig Racing at Las Vegas.