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


Editor’s note: Full results, race notes and updated driver standings are at the bottom of this file. And don’t forget to check out Part Two — the UGLY part of Sunday’s race.

If Sunday’s NASCAR Cup race would have 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 starring Clint Eastwood, the 2022 version would star Chase Elliott (the Good), Corey LaJoie (the Bad) and the Ugly (Ross Chastain).