NASCAR Cup Series Cash or Pass picks are for the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend.
With the 2020 season coming down to its final three races, the NASCAR Cup Series heads to Texas Motor Speedway for the middle race in the Round of 8. The playoff contenders will have a chance to join Joey Logano, the Kansas winner from last week, in locking a spot in the championship race with a win.
EDITOR’s NOTE: Due to the delay of the NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway, our Fan4Racing Radio show is rescheduled to Tuesday, October 27th at 8:30 pm ET.
Rain delays the Cup Playoff, Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas Motor Speedway from Sunday to Monday, October 26th at 10 am ET.
Misting rain interrupted Sunday’s Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas Motor Speedway and ultimately forced a postponement of the NASCAR Cup Series Playoff race until 10 am ET Monday (NBCSN, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).
NASCAR called a caution on lap 42 because of wet track conditions. In the second race of the Round of 8, the Cup cars ran ten laps under caution before the sanctioning body brought the field to pit road and red-flagged the event.
Roughly half the field opted to pit under the caution, leaving Clint Bowyer and seven-time Texas winner Jimmie Johnson in the top two positions awaiting the resumption.
Early Issues for Top Playoff Drivers
The two drivers who have dominated the series this season both had issues in the early going. Kevin Harvick’s No. 4 Ford was a victim of the slick track on lap 29, scraping the wall in the tri-oval when his car refused to turn.
Harvick made an unscheduled pit stop on lap 32 and was 36th, one lap down when the race was halted.
Denny Hamlin slipped up the track on a lap 28 restart and fell back to 28th in the running order, but the driver of the No. 11 Toyota avoided contact with the wall and worked his way back to 15th by lap 42.
Persistent rain has again delayed the running of the NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Texas Motor Speedway.
The 501-miler is the second of the three races in the Round of 8 playoff bracket that will whittle the field to the four drivers who will compete for the Cup Series championship on Nov. 8th at Phoenix Raceway.
NASCAR’s fleet of Air Titans and additional dryers were on the track multiple times throughout Monday to combat the wet weather, but bouts of rain have severely hampered the process.
As of 4:30 pm ET, there is still no estimate as to when the track will be ready to race.
NASCAR officials have postponed the remainder of the Cup Series playoff race from Texas Motor Speedway to a Tuesday restart at 12 noon ET on NBCSN because of persistent rain.
Texas, California NASCAR Weekend Preview is presented by host Sharon Burton and co-host Jay Husmann. Join us as we rev up NASCAR fans for the upcoming weekend of racing. Then, stick around for Hot Topics Sound Off with co-host Andy Laskey and the Fan4Racing crew!
This episode centers around Texas Motor Speedwayfor the NASCAR Cup, Xfinity, and Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series, along with the ARCA West doubleheader weekend at All-American Speedway and Kern County Racewayin California. We’ll also give a few updates from the ARCA Menards Series and ARCA East along with pre-race audio from drivers as time permits.
First, we preview the ARCA West races at the All-American Speedway & Kern County Raceway.
Next, we preview the NASCAR Truck Series at Texas
Next, our preview continues with the NASCAR Xfinity and Cup Series at Texas
Then, it’s Hot Topics Sound Off with the Fan4Racing Crew.
This episode centers around Kansas Speedwayfor the NASCAR Cup, Xfinity, and Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series, along with the ARCA Menards Series season finale at Kansas. We’ll also give a few updates for the ARCA East and ARCA West with post-race audio as time allows.
First, we review the ARCA Menards Series season finale at Kansas, then, ARCA Menards Series Champion, Bret Holmes joins the conversation.
Then, we review the Truck and Xfinity Series races at Kansas
Then, we review the Cup Series at Kansas.
Next is Hot Topics Sound Off with the Fan4Racing Crew.
Joey Logano earns clutch win in the NASCAR Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 on Sunday, October 18th at Kansas Speedway.
One final round remains for NASCAR Cup Series teams to move on to the championship race. Beginning this past Sunday at Kansas Speedway, playoff competitors were in for a 400-mile battle. A victory here gives the winning team two more races to earn stage points, and those points will give them an edge in the championship race. With some big contenders already knocked out, some teams are trying to take advantage and advance to the championship for the first time.