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NASCAR in Atlanta column, Part One: First, the Good and the Bad — the UGLY is up next

NASCAR in Atlanta column, Part One: First, the Good and the Bad -- the UGLY is up next

Editor’s Note: Full results, race notes, and updated rider standings are at the bottom of this file. And don’t forget to watch part two — the UGLY part of Sunday’s race.

If Sunday’s NASCAR Cup race had been made into a movie, it would have been an updated version of a reel classic, with a title that would be a no-brainer: “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.”

Instead of Clint Eastwood in the lead role, the 2022 version would star Chase Elliott (the Good), Corey LaJoie (the Bad), and the Ugly (Ross Chastain).