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2020 NASCAR Cup Series Spring Texas Race Page

O'Reilly Auto Parts 500
Sunday, July 19, 2020
(Rescheduled from Sunday, March 29, 2020)
Texas Motor Speedway
3:00pm/et
Laps: 334 - Stages: Stages: 105/210/334
TV: NBCSN -  Radio: PRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

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Weekend on-track schedule

Times are Central Daylight Time

Friday, July 17
** ACCESS RESTRICTED – ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL ONLY **
10:00 AM NCS ROOKIE MEETING (ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION)

Saturday, July 18
** ACCESS RESTRICTED – ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL ONLY **
3:30 PM NCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION)
7:30 PM-9:30 PM NCS HAULERS ENTER (SCREENING & EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)

Sunday, July 19
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7:00 AM-1:30 PM NCS GARAGE ACCESS SCREENING IN PROGRESS
12:00 PM-1:30 PM NCS ENGINE PRIME & FINAL ADJUSTMENTS (GARAGE AREA)
1:50 PM NCS DRIVERS REPORT TO VEHICLES (GRID LOCATION)
2:00 PM (3:00 PM/ET) NCS RACE (STAGES 85/170/334 LAPS = 500.5 MILES)
6:30 PM Approx NCS HAULERS EXIT

Race Rundown

Austin Dillon wins at Texas Motor Speedway: Austin Dillon held a hard-charging field off three times on restarts in the closing laps to earn his first NASCAR Cup Series victory of the 2020 season in Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. It was a 1-2 finish for the Richard Childress Racing team with Dillon’s rookie teammate Tyler Reddick finishing a mere .149-seconds behind. Before the Texas green flag, Dillon was 24 points outside the NASCAR Cup Series Playoff top-16 and now the Texas winner has an automatic berth. It’s his third career victory – with other trophies in the 2017 Daytona 500 and NASCAR’s longest race, the 2018 Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway – 88 races ago.[Read More](7-19-2020)

Paint Schemes

#3-Austin Dillon won the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. The win is his 1st win of the year, 1st at Texas, and 3rd career win.
#8-Reddick finished 2nd followed by #22-Logano, #18-Busch, #4-Harvick, #20-Jones, #12-Blaney, #1-Busch, #2-Keselowski, and pole sitter #10-Almirola.
On their final pit stops of the day, Dillon took two tires and Reddick took none to get them to the front of the field.  They held the top two positions the rest of the race, despite a couple late cautions.
Stage 1 and 2 were both won by #12-Blaney.
There were 29 lead changes among 12 drivers and 10 cautions for 45 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 137.292mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Drivers Points Standings, Owners Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.

Race Fast Facts – Texas:
Austin Dillon won the 24th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts 500, his third victory in 247 NASCAR Cup Series races.
This is his first victory and fifth top-10 finish in 2020.
This is his first victory and second top-10 finish in 15 races at Texas Motor Speedway.
Tyler Reddick # (second) posted his first top-10 finish in his series track debut at Texas Motor Speedway. It is his sixth top-10 finish in 2020.
Joey Logano (third) posted his 13th top-10 finish in 24 races at Texas Motor Speedway.
Tyler Reddick (second) was the highest finishing rookie.
The is the first time since 2011 Talladega (Clint Bowyer and Jeff Burton) that Richard Childress Racing has finished 1-2 in the NASCAR Cup Series.
This is Richard Childress Racing’s 109th NASCAR Cup Series victory.
(NASCAR)(7-19-2020)

Cup Series Playoff Standings after Texas – race 18:
(8 races remaining until the Playoffs begin)
1) #4-Kevin Harvick [4 wins], 721 [pts leader]
2) #11-Denny Hamlin [4 wins], 578
3) #2-Brad Keselowski [2 win], 615
4) #22-Joey Logano [2 wins], 607
5) #12-Ryan Blaney [1 win], 630
6) #9-Chase Elliott [1 win], 604
7) #19-Martin Truex, Jr. [1 win], 557
8) #88-Alex Bowman [1 win], 508
9) #41-Cole Custer [1 win], 322
10) #3-Austin Dillon [1 win], 428
11) #10-Aric Almirola, 534, -187
12) #1-Kurt Busch, 533, -188
13) #18-Kyle Busch, 520, -201
14) #21-Matt DiBenedetto, 476, -245
15) #14-Clint Bowyer, 461, -260
16) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 427, -294
Currently outside the playoffs:
17) #24-William Byron, 425, -296
18) #8-Tyler Reddick, 413, -308
19) #20-Erik Jones, 403, -318
20) #43-Bubba Wallace, 351, -370
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings.

Cars to the rear: #7-Sorenson (failed inspection twice), #9-Elliott (failed inspection twice), #51-Gase (driver change), #53-Bilicki (driver change), #77-Yeley (driver change)

Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway have been made. Selections were made based on the results of Sunday’s race at Kentucky.
Kentucky winner #14-Custer chose pit stall 1.
Kentucky runner-up #19-Truex, Jr. took the 14th stall, with an opening in front of it.
See all pit choices on the Pit Stall chart.(7-16-2020)

#10-Almirola will start from the pole for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.
#12-Blaney will start second, followed by #1-Busch, #18-Busch, #4-Harvick, #2-Keselowski, #11-Hamlin, #9-Elliott, #22-Logano, and #19-Truex, Jr.
The lineup was set by random draw based on owner points.
See the complete O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 Starting Lineup.(7-16-2020)

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Goodyear Tire Notes

The Entry List for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway is posted, 41 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] were listed.
Some of the drivers entered include: #7-Sorenson, #27-Gaulding #51-Yeley, #53-Bilicki, #66-Hill, #77-Gase, #78-McLeod.
A #90 entry was originally entered, but excluded from the race based on points.
See the full entry list on the Entry List (pdf)

Race Officials

Grand Marshal: Terry Bradshaw
Command: Terry Bradshaw
Honorary Starter: None
Honorary Pace Car Driver: None
Color Guard: High School JROTC
Invocation: Bret Shisler, Texas Alliance of Raceway Ministries
National Anthem: Ft. Worth Symphony Orchestra Trumpet Section
Flyover: None

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