2024 NASCAR Cup Series Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 400 at Texas Motor Speedway Race Page

Sunday, April 14, 2024
Texas Motor Speedway
Time: 3:30pm/et
Radio: PRN, Sirius XM NASCAR
Stages: 80/165/267

Practice/Qualifying: 10:35am-12:30pm/et, Sat. April 13. TV-FS1.

Chase Elliott wins in double overtime, snaps 42-race winless streak at Texas: Chase Elliott held off the field in a thrilling, wildly-popular double overtime victory in the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 400 at Texas Motor Speedway Sunday afternoon to earn his first victory in 42 starts – dating back to the 2022 season. By no means was it an easy win for the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series champion and the sport’s perennial Most Popular Driver, but that’s part of what made it so special to 28-year old Georgia-native. The driver of the No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet prevailed in three late race restarts – including two in overtime – to claim his first NASCAR Cup Series win on the 1.5-mile Texas high banks and first trophy since a Playoff victory at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway in October 2022.[Read More]

#9-Chase Elliott won the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. The win is his 1st win of the year, 1st at Texas and 19th career win.
#24-William Byron finished 2nd followed by #6-Brad Keselowski, #45-Tyler Reddick, #99-Daniel Suarez, #14-Chase Briscoe, #3-Austin Dillon, #23-Bubba Wallace, #8-Kyle Busch, and #77-Carson Hocevar.
The race ended under caution during the second overtime attempt. On the final restart Elliott held the lead with #1-Ross Chastain second. Chastain was running second on the final lap when #24-Byron got into his rear and spun him around, causing another yellow flag. Chastain finished 32nd.
Pole winner #5-Kyle Larson finished 20th after losing a wheel during the race.
Stage 1 was won by #5-Kyle Larson. Stage 2 was won by #1-Ross Chastain.
There were 23 lead changes among 13 drivers and 16 cautions for 72 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 116.492mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Driver Points Standings, Owner Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.

Race Fast Facts – Texas:
Chase Elliott won the AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 400, his 19th victory in 295 Cup Series races.
This is his first victory and fourth top-10 finish in 2024.
This is his first victory and seventh top-10 finish in 14 races at Texas Motor Speedway.
Brad Keselowski (second) posted his 14th top-10 finish in 29 races at Texas Motor Speedway. It is his fourth top-10 finish in 2024.
William Byron (third) posted his sixth top-10 finish in ten races at Texas Motor Speedway.
Carson Hocevar (10th) was the highest finishing rookie.
Kyle Larson leads the point standings by 17 points over Martin Truex Jr.

Cup Series Playoff Standings after Texas:
Race 9 of 26 in the regular season
1) #24-William Byron [3 wins], 297
2) #11-Denny Hamlin [2 wins], 307
3) #9-Chase Elliott [1 win], 303
4) #5-Kyle Larson [1 win], 335 [points leader]
5) #20-Christopher Bell [1 win], 250
6) #99-Daniel Suarez [1 win], 210
7) #19-Martin Truex, Jr., 318, -17
8) #54-Ty Gibbs, 280, -55
9) #12-Ryan Blaney,278, -57
10) #45-Tyler Reddick, 269, -66
11) #23-Bubba Wallace, 256, -79
12) #1-Ross Chastain, 247, -88
13) #14-Chase Briscoe, 231, -104
14) #48-Alex Bowman,228, -107
14) #17-Chris Buescher, 226, -109
15) #22-Joey Logano, 217, -118
See the Driver Points Standings and Owner Points Standings.

Race updates:
Caution comes out on the final lap after Chastain spins.  Field is frozen.  #9-Chase Elliott wins.
Lap 276 – White flag for Elliott.
Lap 275 – Green flag for the second overtime attempt: Elliott, Chastain, Keselowski, Byron, Suarez, Briscoe, Reddick, ADillon Busch, Preece the top 10.
Lap 273 – Leaders stay out again.
Lap 271 – Green flag for the first Overtime attempt. Promptly followed by another caution, the 15th of the day. #21-Burton and #15-Grala involved.
Lap 268 – Under caution it’s now Elliott, Chastain, Keselowski, Byron and Suarez the top 5.  Overtime attempt upcoming.
Lap 267 – Caution is back out before the white flag. Hamlin spins off turn 4 while battling Elliott for the lead.
Lap 266 – Green flag with two laps remaining.
Lap 264 – Leaders stay out again and do not pit. Top 10 on the restart will be: Elliott, Hamlin, Chastain, Keselowski, Byron Suarez, Briscoe, Reddick, Preece, ADillon.
Lap 260 – Caution back out.  Kyle Larson spins while caught in restart traffic. Elliott was the leader at the time of caution.
Lap 260 – Green with 8 laps to go. #11-Hamlin, #9-Elliott, #6-Keselowski, #1-Chastain, #99-Suarez, #24-Byron, #45-Reddick, #14-Briscoe, #41-Preece, and #22-Logano the top 10.
Lap 258 – Leaders all stay out.
Lap 254 – Caution out again.  Spin off turn 2 by #47-Stehnhouse, Jr.  Free pass is 32nd place #19-Truex, Jr.
Lap 253 – It’s Hamlin, Elliott, and Keselowski within 1 second of each other.  Fourth place Chastain is over 3 seconds back.  14 laps remaining.
Lap 251 – Hamlin continues to lead Elliott by a half second.  Third place Keselowski has closed to .8 second back of the lead.
Lap 248 – Hamlin now with a half second lead  over Elliott.  20 laps to go.
Lap 246 – Hamlin battling Elliott for the lead and he has it at the line. Reddick got into the wall but continues.  He falls back to 8th.
Lap 245 – Elliott and Hamlin still 1-2, but Reddick now up to third and Keselowski fourth.
Lap 243 – 25 laps remaining.  Elliott’s lead over Hamlin is .4 second . Third place Chastain now 1.9 second back with Reddick just behind.
Lap 236 – #9-Elliott to the lead with #11-Hamlin second.  Then #1-Chastain.  #45-Reddick falls to 4th.
Lap 235 – Green flag with 33 laps remaining.
Lap 233 – When they go back to green it will be #45-Reddick, #11-Hamlin, #9-Elliott, #24-Byron, and #1-Chastain up front. Then #41-Preece, #8-Busch, #22-Logano, #7-LaJoie, and #6-Keselowski.
Lap 231 – Drivers that had not pitted under green come to pit road. Reddick and Hamlin move to the front of the field. Of those that pitted #41-Preece is off first then #8-Busch, #22-Logano, #7-LaJoie, and #6-Keselowski.
Lap 229 – Caution out for the 11th time today.  #42-Nemechek spins and gets hard into the wall in turn 4. He goes directly to the garage and is done for the day.
Lap 225 – The top 12 drivers have not pitted yet, but will have to before the end of the race. #45-Reddick has gotten around Hamlin for 13th.
Lap 221 – Truex has to pit a second time for a loose wheel. He’s now in 33rd.
Lap 219 – Chastain pits from the lead. #22-Logano takes the lead with #6-Keselowski second.
Lap 214 – Reddick pits from the lead, along with Hamlin. Reddick has a slow stop and comes out on track behind Hamlin. Chastain now the leader.
Lap 208 – Some green flag pit stops beginning. Everyone is now in the fuel window to make it the rest of the way.
Lap 201 – 200 laps complete and 67 to go.  #45-Reddick leads #11-Hamlin by 2.5 seconds. #9-Elliott is third, followed by #24-Byron, #71-Smith, #54-Gibbs, #10-Gragson, #19-Truex, #47-Stenhouse, and #17-Buescher.
Lap 187 – Blaney made it back out on track after repairs, but the team had too many people over the wall so he will have to come back in to serve a two-lap penalty for trying to avoid the DVP.
Lap 185 – Green flag with Reddick leading over Burton, Hamlin, Elliott, and Smith.
Lap 181 – Reddick takes the lead from Burton. Caution is out for the 10th time when #12-Blaney gets into the wall in turn 2 after what looks like contact from #41-Preece.
Lap 178 – Green flag back out with #21-Burton leading #45-Reddick, #11-Hamlin, #9-Elliott, and #71-Smith.
Lap 174 – #21-Burton takes the lead and then #23-Wallace breaks loose and spins, bringing out the caution. #14-Briscoe also caught up in it. Neither driver suffered damage.
Lap 173 – Green flag with 95 laps remaining in the race. #23-Wallace leads. Blaney. who was first off pit road, restarts 17th. Larson, who got back on the lead lap, restarts in 32nd.
Lap 169 – Many drivers stay out under caution, including #23-Wallace, #14-Briscoe, #21-Burton, #54-Gibbs, and #9-Elliott. Others pit. #12-Blaney is off pit road first, followed by #1-Chastain, #6-Keselowski, #43-Jones, and #99-Suarez.
Lap 166 – Caution for the end of stage 2. #1- Chastain wins it. He’s followed by #23-Wallace, #12-Blaney, #43-Jones, #6-Keselowski, #14-Briscoe, #21-Burton, #47-Stenhouse, #54-Gibbs, and #9-Elliott. #5-Kyle Larson gets the free pass to get back on the lead lap.
Lap 161 – Bubba Wallace has moved into second.  He’s .7 second behind Chastain.
Lap 150 – Green flag with 16 laps remaining in stage 2.  Chastain continues to lead with Stenhouse, Jones, Wallace and Keselowski rounding out the top five.
Lap 147 – No one pits under caution.
Lap 144 – Another caution.  #34-McDowell gets loose and backs hard into the wall off turn 4. He will be done for the day. #5-Larson will get the free pass and still be a lap down.
Lap 143 – Green flag back out. #1-Chastain, #34-McDowell, #47-Stenhouse, #43-Jones, #6-Keselowski, #23-Wallace, #21-Burton, #77-Hoecevar, #54-Gibbs, and #11-Hamlin.
Lap 140 – #1-Chastain, #34-McDowell and #47-Stenhouse stay out.  Others pit. Off pit road: Gibbs, Hamlin, Truex, Logano, and Elliott.
Lap 138 – Caution out for another spin by #4-Berry in turn two. This wreck will end his day as he takes the car to the garage. #20-Bell will get the free pass.
Lap 134 – Hamlin has a lead of 1.7 second over Chastain, who just took second from Truex.
Lap 126 – Green flag back out: #11-Hamlin, #19-Truex, #45-Reddick, #38-Gillilands, #1-Chastain, #12-Blaney, #9-Elliott, #34-McDowell, #24-Byron, #14-Briscoe.
Lap 121 – Larson is back on track but now 36th, two laps down. Caution out for a spin by #4-Berry in turn two.  He backs into the wall but continues to pit road. Free pass is #84-Johnson.
Lap 119 – Green flag with Hamlin now leading Truex, Gilliland, Reddick, and Chastain.
Lap 117 – #5-Kyle Larson lost a right rear wheel while under caution.  He has to pit and Hamlin takes the lead. Larson will have to serve a two lap penalty.
Lap 116 – Leaders stay out under caution.
Lap 115 – Caution for a spin by #77-Hocevar. He doesn’t hit anything.
Lap 108 – Larson back to the lead.  Truex to second, then Hamlin. Gilliland falls to fourth.
Lap 107 – Back to green. #38-Gilliland stayed out and is the leader. Larson is second.
Lap 104 – Leaders come to pit road again.  Larson off pit road first, then Hamlin, Truex, Elliott, and McDowell. Bowman is done for the day.
Lap 101 – Larson takes the lead from Blaney with Hamlin third. Gibbs and Elliott round out the top 5.  The caution comes out when #20-Bell gets lose and backs into the wall on the frontstretch. #48-Bowman and #42-Nemechek pile up behind him.
Lap 89 – Green for the start of the second stage. It ends after lap 165.  The top 10 are #12-Blaney, #33-Hill, #17-Buecsher, #54-Gibbs, #19-Truex, #5-Larson, #9-Elliott, #20-Bell, #11-Hamlin, and #2-Cindric.
Lap 84 – Most leaders are back on pit road. #12-Blaney, #33-Hill, #17-Buecsher, and #54-Gibbs stay out.  Off pit road: #19-Truex, #5-Larson, #9-Elliott, #20-Bell, and #11-Hamlin.
Lap 81 – Caution is out for the end of stage 1. #5-Larson wins it.  Then #20-Bell, #11-Hamlin, #45-Reddick, #14-Briscoe, #12-Blaney, #9-Elliott, #34-McDowell, #24-Byron, and #23-Wallace. Free pass is #8-Busch.
Lap 65 – Larson’s lead over Bell is 1.2 seconds.  He has the dominant car so far today.  #11-Hamlin is third, but closing.
Lap 56 – Back to green with 25 laps remaining in stage 1. #5-Larson, #20-Bell, #45-Reddick, #24-Byron, #11-Hamlin, #2-Cindric, #14-Briscoe, #9-Elliott, #38-Gilliland, #1-Chastain.
Lap 55 – #54-Gibbs pits again with a loose wheel.
Lap 53 – Drivers that had not pitted yet came in under caution.  They included Elliott, Gillland, Hill and Hemric. Larson takes the lead again. Truex had to pit a second time for a possible loose wheel.
Lap 50 – Caution out for a spin by #84-Jimmie Johnson off turn 4. He did not hit anything.
Lap 46 – #9-Chase Elliott and #38-Todd Gilliland are up front but they have not pitted. #5-Larson is currently third.
Lap 37 – Green flag pit stops underway.
Lap 35 – Larson is now starting to work his way through lap traffic.
Lap 26 – Larson leads Gibbs by 1 second.  Third place Bell is 5.2 seconds back.
Lap 12 – #5-Kyle Larson has led every lap so far.  #54-Ty Gibbs remains second. Then #20-Bell, #45-Reddick, and #14-Briscoe.
3:43pm/et – Green flag for the AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 400
3:33pm/et – Engines fired at Texas.
3:24pm/et – Pre-race ceremonies are underway.
— #15-Kaz Grala will also go to the rear for the start due to unapproved adjustments. Johnson will as well for unapproved adjustments to fix his car.
— As of 1:30pm/et, all cars are on the grid and ready for the race.
— As of yesterday evening when the garage closed, #8-Kyle Busch was the only cars dropping the the rear (but he would be starting there anyway by missing qualifying) due to his practice wreck and going to a backup car.  #84-Jimmie Johnson’s team was repairing his car.
— No weather troubles today. The National Weather Service calls for a high of 85 degrees with no chance of rain. Winds will be 10-15mph from the South.

Race Details:
Broadcast: FS1, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
Distance: 267 laps / 400.5 miles
Stages: 80 / 165 / 267
Average time of race: 3:14:28 (1 yr with a 400 mile race)
Pit road speed: 45 mph
Caution car speed: 55 mph
Fuel Window: 75 laps

Timing (all times local & subject to change)
Driver Introductions will begin promptly at 1:55 p.m.
Invocation: 2:24:20 p.m.
National Anthem: 2:25:00 p.m.
Command: 2:32:00 p.m.
Green Flag: 2:43:00 p.m.

Paint Schemes

Cars to the rear: #8-Kyle Busch (backup car), #15-Kaz Grala (unapproved adjustments), #84-Jimmie Johnson (unapproved adjustments)

Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway have been made.
Pole winner #5-Kyle Larson chose pit stall 1.
Outside pole sitter #54-Ty Gibbs took the 6th stall, with an opening in front of it.
See all pit choices on the Texas Pit Stall page.

#5-Kyle Larson won the Busch pole for the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway with a speed of 190.369mph for his 3rd pole of the year, 1st at Texas and 19th of his career.
#54-Ty Gibbs will start second followed by #20-Christopher Bell, #45-Tyler Reddick, #14-Chase Briscoe,  #24-William Byron, #12-Ryan Blaney, #2-Austin Cindric, #19-Martin Truex, Jr., and #23-Bubba Wallace.
See the complete qualifying results and the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 400 Starting Lineup.

Texas Motor Speedway – Qualifying Fast Facts:
Kyle Larson won the Pole Award for the AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 400 with a lap of 28.366 seconds, 190.369 mph.
This is his 19th pole in 340 NASCAR Cup Series races.
This is his third pole and sixth top-10 start in 2024.
This is his first pole in 17 races at Texas Motor Speedway.
Ty Gibbs (second) posted his fifth top-10 start of 2024 and his second in three races at Texas Motor Speedway.
Christopher Bell (third) posted his second top-10 start at Texas Motor Speedway. It is his fourth in nine races this season.
Carson Hocevar (16th) was the fastest qualifying rookie.

Qualifying Order

Practice for the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway is over. The results:
#54-Ty Gibbs 190.509
#6-Brad Keselowski 189.121
#5-Kyle Larson 189.075
#1-Ross Chastain 188.982
#48-Alex Bowman 188.771
Slowest: 15-Kaz Grala 183.623
Most laps run: #23-Bubba Wallace, 31 laps
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 30 drivers): #45-Tyler Reddick 187.115
Notes: #8-Kyle Busch lost control in turn two and backed into the wall. He will have to go to a backup car.  #84-Jimmie Johnson got into the wall in turns 1 & 2, but the team will repair the car. #5-Kyle Larson was the only driver in Group B that was in the top 7 overall in speed.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 400 Practice speeds page.

NASCAR Cup Series pre-race inspection is complete. No issues.

Crew Rosters

The entry list for the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway is posted, 38 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
Notables: #15-Kaz Grala, #16-Ty Dillon, #33-Austin Hill, #84-Jimmie Johnson
See the full entry list on the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 400 Entry List page.

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