NASCAR at COTA live race updates, results, highlights from the EchoPark Texas Grand Prix



Circuit of the Americas, the beautiful.

For the first time in NASCAR history, drivers will start their engines at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas on Sunday. While Formula 1 and Indy Car drivers are used to racing the circuit, this is the first time that NASCAR drivers will take to the road course, one of seven on the slate this year.

Unfortunately, though, there may be a question of whether the weather will get in the way of the race: As it stands, there will be some drizzles, but nothing that drivers can’t handle.

Sunday morning qualifying led the way for Tyler Reddick to take pole position into the afternoon, making the first pole win of his career.

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Sporting News will track highlights, updates and more from Sunday’s race below.

All times Eastern.

NASCAR at COTA live updates, highlights from EchoPark Texas Grand Prix

2:55 p.m.: Rain comes down, and lots of drivers coming in for rain tires. 

2:52 p.m.: Green flag, and we’re off in Texas. Austin Cindric out to an early lead.

2:48 p.m.: Lots of teams coming in to switch their tires from wets to slicks early on, just as rain starts to fall. Tough decisions to make up and down pit road.

2:41 p.m.: NASCAR deemed this a wet-weather race, so everyone starts on their rain tires. They’ll have an opportunity to change to slicks on their second pass through pit road.

2:24 p.m.: Expecting a wet track today for NASCAR’s first foray into Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Rain is in the forecast for the rest of the day.

NASCAR start time today

The green flag for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Circuit of the Americas, a road course about 15 miles southeast of Austin, Texas, is scheduled to wave after 2:30 p.m. ET.

Drivers may find themselves racing in difficult weather conditions. The National Weather Service forecast for the Austin area calls for afternoon showers and thunderstorms and a high temperature in the upper 70s. The weather service says there is a 70 percent chance of precipitation.

NASCAR starting lineup at COTA

Here is the complete qualifying order for the EchoPark Texas GrandPrix after Sunday morning’s qualifying:

Start pos. Driver Car No. Time Team
1 Tyler Reddick 8 2:12.911 Richard Childress Racing
2 Kyle Larson 5 2:13.011 Hendrick Motorsports
3 Austin Cindric 33 2:13.697 Team Penske
4 Kyle Busch 18 2:13.708 Joe Gibbs Racing
5 William Byron 24 2:13.760 Hendrick Motorsports
6 Joey Logano 22 2:13.791 Team Penske
7 A.J. Allmendinger 16 2:13.842 Kaulig Racing
8 Chase Elliott 9 2:14.117 Hendrick Motorsports
9 Ryan Blaney 12 2:14.518 Team Penske
10 Christopher Bell 20 2:14.548 Joe Gibbs Racing
11 Kevin Harvick 4 2:14.792 Stewart-Haas Racing
12 Alex Bowman 48 2:14.894 Hendrick Motorsports
13 Kurt Busch 1 2:14.708 Chip Ganassi Racing
14 Cole Custer 41 2:15.025 Stewart-Haas Racing
15 Daniel Suarez 99 2:15.118 Trackhouse Racing Team
16 Austin Dillon 3 2:15.325 Richard Childress Racing
17 Martin Truex Jr. 17 2:15.375 Joe Gibbs Racing
18 Bubba Wallace 23 2:15.416 23XI Racing
19 Denny Hamlin 11 2:15.528 Joe Gibbs Racing
20 Ross Chastain 42 2:15.685 Chip Ganassi Racing
21 Matt DiBenedetto 21 2:15.852 Wood Brothers Racing
22 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 47 2:15.852 JTG Daugherty Racing
23 Michael McDowell 34 2:15.902 Front Row Motorsports
24 Brad Keselowski 2 2:15.929 Team Penske
25 Corey LaJoie 7 2:16.245 Spire Motorsports
26 Aric Almirola 10 2:16.558 Stewart-Haas Racing
27 Chase Briscoe 14 2:16.686 Stewart-Haas Racing
28 Chris Buescher 17 2:16.728 Roush Fenway Racing
29 Erik Jones 43 2:17.032 Richard Petty Motorsports
30 Justin Haley 77 2:17.051 Spire Motorsports
31 Josh Bilicki 52 2:17.246 Rick Ware Racing
32 James Davison 15 2:17.563 Rick Ware Racing
33 Ty Dillon 96 2:17.682 Gaunt Brothers Racing
34 Ryan Newman 6 2:18.067 Roush Fenway Racing
35 Cody Ware 51 2:18.194 Petty Ware Racing
36 Ryan Preece 37 2:18.252 JTG Daugherty Racing
37 Anthony Alfredo 38 2:18.701 Front Row Motorsports
38 Garrett Smithley 53 2:18.804 Rick Ware Racing
39 Kyle Tilley 78 2:20.361 Live Fast Motorsports
40 Quin Houff 00 2:20.985 StarCom Racing





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