Circuit of the Americas, the attractive.
For the primary time in NASCAR historical past, drivers will begin their engines on the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas on Sunday. Whereas Components 1 and Indy Automotive drivers are used to racing the circuit, that is the primary time that NASCAR drivers will take to the street course, one in all seven on the slate this yr.
Sadly, although, there could also be a query of whether or not the climate will get in the best way of the race: Because it stands, there can be some drizzles, however nothing that drivers cannot deal with.
Sunday morning qualifying led the best way for Tyler Reddick to take pole place into the afternoon, making the primary pole win of his profession.
Sporting Information will monitor highlights, updates and extra from Sunday’s race under.
All occasions Japanese.
NASCAR at COTA reside updates, highlights from EchoPark Texas Grand Prix
5:38 p.m.: Busch, Elliott each pit. Busch hasn’t pit since Lap 8.
5:33 p.m.: Busch opening up a five-second lead as pole-sitter Tyler Reddick spins out. No harm.
5:23 p.m.: Kyle Busch opens up a lead as soon as once more with the restart on Stage 3. Hopefully no interruptions from right here to checkered flag.
5:09 p.m. Finish Stage 2: Kyle Busch holds off Chase Elliott, Tyler Reddick and Austin Cindric for the stage win. Messy stage.
4:59 p.m.: We’ve got inexperienced flag with 4 laps to go in Stage 2. Kyle Busch and Austin Cindric battling for first.
4:55 p.m.: The monitor seems dryer however not dry.
4:49 p.m.: Rain appears to be letting up a bit, and drivers are exiting pit street now.
4:40 p.m.: Drivers are beginning up beneath yellow. Lap 26 now, and so they’re coming down pit street.
4:31 p.m. Monitor crew scraping and drying the monitor. Only a whole mess.
4:18 p.m.: Pink flag is out after the Custer-Truex incident.
4:15 p.m.: Truex and Cole Custer collide now. Custer’s automotive catches fireplace and he will get out fast. Custer slammed into the again of Truex after Truex hit Michael McDowell. Unhealthy scene.
4:14 p.m.: Ross Chastain, Ryan Preece, Joey Logano, Kyle Busch, Chase Elliott are your prime 5 proper now. Preece passes Chastain and he takes off.
4:13 p.m.: We lastly have a restart into lap 25, and there is critical visibility points nonetheless taking place in the midst of the pack. The monitor is soaked.
4:02 p.m.: Nonetheless beneath warning into lap 22, and there is a lot of imaginative and prescient points taking place.
3:50 p.m.: Christopher Bell, Ryan Blaney, Kevin Harvick and Bubba Wallace all exit with main harm. Unclear in the event that they have been concerned in the identical wreck, however not nice.
A lot of hassle somewhere else at COTA!
Kevin Harvick, Bubba Wallace, Christopher Bell and Ryan Blaney all concerned. pic.twitter.com/WnPdlcwvVj
— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) Might 23, 2021
3:47 p.m.: On the point of restart right here quickly, with the tempo automotive main the pack into Stage 2.
3:33 p.m. Finish of Stage 1: Joey Logano takes a moist and wild Stage 1: Loads of slides, some harm and plenty and many water.
3:32 p.m.: Vehicles making the most of the additional pavement off the monitor, however to no avail. Monitor may be very slippery. William Byron heads into the pits with critical harm to his entrance proper fender.
3:30 p.m.: Climate getting actually tough now, a lot of vehicles lacking turns and heading off monitor, Denny Hamlin the newest sufferer. Michael McDowell within the lead, slim lead over Joey Logano.
3:13 p.m.: Daniel Suarez having points with shifting out of impartial, bringing out the primary warning flag on the day.
3:09 p.m.: After Cindric pits, Truex takes the lead. A formidable exhibiting from Cindric early on on slick tires, and he fell to simply seventh after the pitstop.
3:04 p.m.: Austin Cindric is cooking the sector behind him proper now, and he is on slicks. Opening up an eight second lead over Martin Truex. Bubba Wallace, Michael McDowell and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. spherical out the highest 5.
2:55 p.m.: Rain comes down, and many drivers coming in for rain tires.
2:52 p.m.: Inexperienced flag, and we’re off in Texas. Austin Cindric out to an early lead.
2:48 p.m.: A lot of groups coming in to modify their tires from wets to slicks early on, simply as rain begins to fall. Powerful selections to make up and down pit street.
2:41 p.m.: NASCAR deemed this a wet-weather race, so everybody begins on their rain tires. They will have a chance to vary to slicks on their second move by pit street.
2:24 p.m.: Anticipating a moist monitor as we speak for NASCAR’s first foray into Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Rain is within the forecast for the remainder of the day.
NASCAR begin time as we speak
The inexperienced flag for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Sequence race at Circuit of the Americas, a street course about 15 miles southeast of Austin, Texas, is scheduled to wave after 2:30 p.m. ET.
Drivers could discover themselves racing in troublesome climate situations. The Nationwide Climate Service forecast for the Austin space requires afternoon showers and thunderstorms and a excessive temperature within the higher 70s. The climate service says there’s a 70 p.c likelihood of precipitation.
NASCAR beginning lineup at COTA
Right here is the whole qualifying order for the EchoPark Texas GrandPrix after Sunday morning’s qualifying:
|Begin pos.||Driver||Automotive No.||Time||Staff|
|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||Staff 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||Staff 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||Staff 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 Staff|
|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||Wooden Brothers Racing|
|22||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||47||2:15.852||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|23||Michael McDowell||34||2:15.902||Entrance Row Motorsports|
|24||Brad Keselowski||2||2:15.929||Staff 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||Entrance Row Motorsports|
|38||Garrett Smithley||53||2:18.804||Rick Ware Racing|
|39||Kyle Tilley||78||2:20.361||Reside Quick Motorsports|
|40||Quin Houff||00||2:20.985||StarCom Racing|