Sunday, March 27, 2022

NASCAR Cup Returns to the Circuit of The Americas

NASCAR Cup Returns to the Circuit of The Americas

NASCAR Cup Series

  • Next Race: EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix 
  • The Place: Circuit of The Americas 
  • The Date: Sunday, March 27  
  • The Time: 3:30 p.m. ET  
  • The Purse: $8,799,709  
  • TV: FOX, 3 p.m. ET  
  • Radio: PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio 
  • Distance: 231.88 miles (68 laps)
    • Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 15)
    • Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 30)
    • Final Stage (Ends on Lap 68) 

2021 Race Winner: Chase Elliott


NASCAR Cup Returns to the Circuit of The Americas



The first five races of the 2022 season have been action-packed, and now the NASCAR Cup Series returns to the Circuit of The Americas (COTA) for the first of six road courses on the schedule (COTA, Sonoma, Road America, Indianapolis RC, Watkins Glen and the Charlotte Roval) for the EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix this Sunday, March 27 at 3:30 p.m. ET on FOX, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.


On 1,500 acres of land just outside of Austin, Texas construction began in 2010 on what is now known as the Circuit of The Americas. The 20-turn, 3.41-mile, multi-elevational counterclockwise circuit takes advantage of the naturally rolling landscape, including a 133-foot hill at Turn 1. The track also has an amphitheater, the largest permanent outdoor amphitheater in Central Texas, and a 251-foot observation tower.


The first NASCAR Cup Series race held at the Circuit of The Americas was last season on May 23, 2021 but the event was shortened 14 laps from the scheduled distance due to weather. The inaugural Cup event at COTA saw 10 different leaders and 11 lead changes. Hendrick Motorsport’s driver Chase Elliott took the checkered flag by passing his Hendrick Motorsports teammate Alex Bowman with just five laps before the race was called. The victory was his seventh NASCAR Cup Series road course career win moving him solely into third on the all-time series road course wins list behind NASCAR Hall of Famers Jeff Gordon (nine) and Tony Stewart (eight). 



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This weekend’s on-track activity for the NASCAR Cup Series begins with practice on Saturday, March 26 at 10 a.m. ET followed by Busch Light Pole Qualifying at 11 a.m. ET. Both will be televised on FS1.



source: NASCAR Media

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