Column: NASCAR has six winners in six races this year. There’s a reason for the parity

Ryan Blaney is showered with stars as he celebrates winning the Atlanta Motor Speedway Folds of Honor QuickTrip 500 in victory lane on Sunday, March 21, 2021, in Hampton. (Curtis Compton/

HAMPTON, Ga. — Ryan Blaney became the sixth different winner in as many races this NASCAR season when he took the checkered flag at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday. When reminded of this fact, he cracked a smile.