TV schedule, tickets, best bets, weather and more on the Ambetter Health 400

There’s more high-speed racing in store this weekend as the NASCAR Cup Series returns to Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Franken track. Prior to the 2022 season, racetrack management completed a refurbishment of the 1.54-mile circuit that narrowed the turns and increased the bank to 28 degrees to encourage racing that more closely resembles the 2.5-mile superspeedways of Daytona and Talladega.

The results were mixed. While the organizers got the exciting races they wanted, between the two races there were 22 crash warnings. That’s more than the last four races at Daytona and Talladega combined. Get ready for a long Sunday afternoon.

Here’s what else you should know before taking Ambetter Health 400:

Ambetter Health 400 broadcast schedule

ET every time

11.30am-1pm: Qualifying (FS1, PRN, SiriusXM)
3pm to 6pm: Ambetter Health 400 (Fox, PRN, Sirius XM)

Ambetter Health 400 details

Track: Atlanta Motorspeedway (1.54 mile high slope dogleg-oval)
Length: 260 turns to 400.4 miles
Banking: 28 degrees on corners, 5 degrees on straights
Last year’s winner: William Byron (500 mile race last spring)

Top drivers and best bets for the Ambetter Health 400

William Byron of Hendrick Motorsports has won the last two races of this season and won last year’s spring race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, so he goes into the weekend as favorite, according to BetMGM. Backing the bow tie could be the way to go this weekend, with Joey Logano and Ryan Blaney being the only non-Chevy drivers with better than 12-to-1 odds to win this weekend.

Best odds of winning

  • William Byron (+900)

  • Ryan Blaney (+1200)

  • Kyle Busch (+1200)

  • Ross Chastain (+1200)

  • Kyle Larson (+1200)

  • Joey Logano (+1200)

William Byron has won the final two races of the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series and enters as the defending champion for the spring Atlanta race. (Photo by John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports)

List of Ambetter Health 400 entries

Ross Chastain (1), Trackhouse Racing Chevrolet
Austin Cindric (2), Team Penske Ford
Austin Dillon (3), Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
Kevin Harvick (4), Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
Kyle Larson (5), Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
Brad Keselowski (6), RFK Racing Ford
Corey LaJoie (7), Spire Motorsports Chevrolet
Kyle Busch (8), Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
Josh Berry (9), Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
Aric Almirola (10), Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
Denny Hamlin (11), Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
Ryan Blaney (12), Penske Ford Team
Chase Briscoe (14), Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
JJ Yeley (15), Rick Ware Racing Ford
AJ Allmendinger (16), Kaulig Racing Chevrolet
Chris Buescher (17), RFK Racing Ford
Martin Truex Jr. (19), Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
Christopher Bell (20), Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
Harrison Burton (21), Wood Brothers Racing Ford
Joey Logano (22), Team Penske Ford
Bubba Wallace (23), 23XI Racing Toyota
William Byron (24), Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
Justin Haley (31), Kaulig Racing Chevrolet
Michael McDowell (34), Front Row Motorsports Ford
Todd Gilliland (38), Front Row Motorsports Ford
Ryan Preece (41), Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
Noah Gragson (42), Legacy Motor Club Chevrolet
Erik Jones (43), Legacy Motor Club Chevrolet
Tyler Reddick (45), 23XI Racing Toyota
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (47), JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
Alex Bowman (48), Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
Cody Ware (51), Rick Ware Racing Ford
Ty Gibbs (54), Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
Ty Dillon (77), Spire Motorsports Chevrolet
BJ McLeod (78), Live Fast Motorsports Ford
Daniel Suarez (99), Trackhouse Racing Chevrolet

Climate Ambetter Health 400

Friday’s Truck and Xfinity series sessions could be affected by possible thunderstorms, but conditions are expected to be cool and overcast but dry when the Cup Series cars hit the track on Saturday.

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