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2021 NASCAR Cup Series Circuit of the Americas Race Page

Echopark Texas Grand Prix
Sunday, March 27, 2022
Circuit of the Americas
Time: 2:30pm/et
TV: FS1 -  Radio: PRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

Race-Specific News

Race Information

Ross Chastain gets Trackhouse Racing its first Cup win at the Circuit of The Americas: In exactly the kind of thrilling final lap, final-turn high-action finish NASCAR has so often provided on road courses, Ross Chastain persevered in the EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix to win his first career NASCAR Cup Series race at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas – the sixth different winner this season. Chastain really had to earn this one – coming out on the right end of a frantic, four lead-change, two-lap final overtime. And he did – moving veteran A.J. Allmendinger and Alex Bowman in the final series of turns on the 3.41-mile, 20-turn circuit to take not only his first victory in NASCAR’s premier series but also give his Trackhouse Racing’s Justin Marks his first win as a new owner in stock car’s big leagues.[Read More](3-27-2022)

#1-Ross Chastain won the Echopark Texas Grand Prix NASCAR Cup Series race at Circuit of the Americas for his first career win and the first win for Trackhouse Racing.
#48-Bowman finished 2nd followed by #20-Bell, #9-Elliott, #8-Reddick, pole winner#12-Blaney, #19-Truex, Jr., #2-Cindric, #43-Jones, and #3-Dillon.
Reddick grabbed the lead with 3 laps to go, just before the final caution of the race that set up an overtime attempt.  Chastain took the lead and held it until the final lap.  Allmendinger briefly took the lead before late contact between Chastain, Allmendinger, and Bowman sent Allmendinger into Bowman, allowing Chastain to grab the lead and the win.
Stage 1 was won by #99-Suarez. Stage 2 was won by #11-Hamlin.
There were 13 lead changes among 9 drivers and 9 cautions for 13 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 70.253mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Driver Points Standings, Owner Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Infraction Report.

Race Fast Facts – Circuit of the Americas:
Ross Chastain won the 2nd Annual EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix, his first victory in 121 Cup Series races.
This is his first victory and fourth top-10 finish in 2022.
This is his first victory and second top-10 finish in two races at Circuit of The Americas.
Alex Bowman (second) posted his second top-10 finish in two races at Circuit of The Americas. It is his third top-10 finish in 2022.
Christopher Bell (third) posted his first top-10 finish in two races at Circuit of The Americas.
Austin Cindric (eighth) was the highest finishing rookie.
Chase Elliott leads the point standings by 13 points over Ryan Blaney.
(NASCAR)

Cup Series Playoff Standings after Circuit of the Americas:
Race 6 of 26 in the regular season
1) #48-Alex Bowman [1 win], 183
2) #1-Ross Chastain [1 win], 180
3) #24-William Byron [1 win], 175
4) #14-Chase Briscoe [1 win], 166
5) #2-Austin Cindric [1 win], 153
6) #5-Kyle Larson [1 win], 149
7) #9-Chase Elliott, 208
8) #12-Ryan Blaney, 195
9) #22-Joey Logano, 185
10) #19-Martin Truex Jr., 172
11) #10-Aric Almirola, 168
12) #8-Tyler Reddick, 158
13) #18-Kyle Busch, 154
14) #45-Kurt Busch, 153
15) #4-Kevin Harvick, 153
16) #99-Daniel Suarez, 150
See the Driver Points Standings and Owner Points Standings.

Paint Schemes

Cars to the rear: #15-Hand, (unapproved adjustments) #16-Allmendinger (unapproved adjustments), #27-Hezemans (unapproved adjustments), #34-McDowell (unapproved adjustments), #43-Jones (unapproved adjustments), #66-Said (unapproved adjustments), #77-Bilicki (unapproved adjustments), #78-Lally (multiple inspection failures)

Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Echopark Texas Grand Prix NASCAR Cup Series race at Circuit of the Americas have been made.
Pole winner #12-Ryan Blaney chose pit stall 1.
Outside pole sitter #99-Daniel Suarez took the 9th stall, with an opening in front of it.
See all pit choices on the Circuit of the Americas Pit Stall page.

#12-Ryan Blaney won the Busch pole for the Echopark Texas Grand Prix NASCAR Cup Series race at Circuit of the Americas with speed of 132.343mph for his second pole of the year, first at Circuit of the Americas and eighth of his career.
#99-Daniel Suarez will start second followed by#41-Cole Custer, #8-Tyler Reddick, #48-Alex Bowman, #22-Joey Logano, #20-Christopher Bell, #11-Denny Hamlin, #31-Justin Haley, and #2-Austin Cindric.
39 teams were entered so everyone made the race.
See COTA qualifying results and the complete Echopark Texas Grand Prix Starting Lineup.

Circuit of the Americas – Qualifying Fast Facts:
Ryan Blaney won the Pole Award for the 2nd Annual EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix with a lap of 132.343 seconds, 92.759 mph.
This is his eighth pole in 240 NASCAR Cup Series races.
This is his second pole and fifth top-10 start in 2022.
This is his first pole in two races at Circuit of The Americas.
Daniel Suarez (second) posted his first top-10 start of 2022 and his first in two races at Circuit of The Americas.
Cole Custer (third) posted his first top-10 start at Circuit of The Americas. It is his first in six races this season.
Austin Cindric (10th) was the fastest qualifying rookie
(NASCAR)

Qualifying Order

Practice for the Echopark Texas Grand Prix NASCAR Cup Series race at Circuit of the Americas is over, the top-five, slowest and notes:
#18-Busch 132.455
#99-Suarez 132.567
#48-Bowman 132.632
#21-Burton 132.806
#8-Reddick 132.810
Slowest: #51-Ware 142.752
Most laps run: 7, #11-Hamlin, #45-Busch, #10-Almirola
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 0 drivers): none
#15-Hand had a tire issue and suffered severe damage.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Echopark Texas Grand Prix Practice speeds page.

Crew Rosters

Entry List for the Echopark Texas Grand Prix NASCAR Cup Series race at Circuit of the Americas is posted, 39 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
Some of the drivers entered include: #15-Joey Hand, ##16-A.J. Allmendiner, #27-Loris Hezemans, #50-Kaz Grala, #66-Boris Said, #77-Josh Bilicki, #78-Andy Lally.
Since 39 cars are entered, no one will miss the race.
See the full entry list on the Echopark Texas Grand Prix Entry List page.

Goodyear Fast Facts 

Tandem Draft Stats


Weekend on-track schedule

Times listed are Central Standard Time.

Thursday, March 24
3:30 PM NCS ROOKIE MEETING (VIRTUAL)
4:00 PM NCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (VIRTUAL)

Friday, March 25
1:00 PM-6:00 PM NCS GARAGE OPEN
1:00 PM-6:00 PM NCS INSPECTION IN PROGRESS

Saturday, March 26
6:30 AM-11:30 AM NCS GARAGE OPEN
9:00 AM-10:00 AM NCS PRACTICE (GROUP A & B)
10:00 AM-11:00 AM NCS QUALIFYING (IMPOUND) (GROUP A & B / MULTI-VEHICLE, TWO ROUNDS)

Sunday, March 27
11:30 AM NCS GARAGE OPEN
1:00 PM NCS GRID ACCESS OPEN TO PROPERLY CREDENTIALED GUESTS (PIT ROAD)
1:55 PM NCS DRIVERS REPORT FOR PRE-RACE (STAGE)
2:00 PM NCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
2:30 PM (3:30 PM/ET) NCS RACE (STAGES 15/32/68 LAPS = 231 MILES)
6:00 PM Approx NCS HAULERS EXIT