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NASCAR Fans Call Out Joe Gibbs’ Favoritism ‘Fooling’ Former SHR Driver Again

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Trackhouse Prodigy Connor Zilisch Reigns Supreme at Dover With His First Ever ARCA Series Career Win

April 26, 2024
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Biggest Since Taylor Swift Performed Here: US GP Drops Massive Hint on Upcoming Performances at COTA

April 23, 2024
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Post Texas NASCAR Stats Highlights Kyle Busch’s Chevrolet Eyesore Status Amidst Failure to Outlast Struggling Ford

April 17, 2024
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“Wish We Were Like That”: Daniel Suarez Left Wanting More From NASCAR After Witnessing MotoGP’s Superiority in COTA

April 14, 2024
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Is Trackhouse Racing Following Rick Hendrick and Co. to the 24 Hours of Le Mans?

April 06, 2024
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JGR Ace Reinforces Denny Hamlin’s Championship Tactic That Forced Him to Give up a Shot at COTA Win

April 04, 2024
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William Byron Backs NASCAR Sticking to Its “Traditions” Amidst Diminishing Road Course Appeal

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Parker Kligerman Finally Spills the Beans Behind His Confrontation With Sage Karam at COTA

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Christopher Bell Breathes a Sigh of Relief as He Calls In Peace With Kyle Busch After COTA Fallout

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Christopher Bell Surprised by Kyle Busch’s Chivalry After “Losing” Twice at COTA

After being punted by Christopher Bell, Kyle Busch had every right to be angry at his former teammate but has elected to clear the air.

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Kyle Busch Divulges His Plan to Force Apology Out of Disrespectful Former JGR Teammate

Rowdy Kyle Busch vows payback on ex-teammate Christopher Bell after COTA spin! Will Busch's aggressions boil over at Richmond?

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Joe Gibbs’ Grandson Will Win His First Race in 2024 and Here Is Why!

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“They Hate Him” – NASCAR Insider’s Dissects Fans Disdain for Richard Childress’ Xfinity Star With Bold ‘Heel’ Claim

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Richard “The King” Petty Uncovers NASCAR’s 1970s Road Course Challenges With Surprising Revelation

Richard Petty opens up on the challenges drivers had to face while racing on the road courses during the 1970s.

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NASCAR’s 75-Year-Long Record Under Threat as Trackhouse Racing’s 17-Yo Racing Prodigy Unfurls Ultimate Cup Series Goal

Spire Motorsports' Connor Zilisch has come with a definite goal- a record that he intends to shatter before he turns 23.

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Shane van Gisbergen Discloses the Motivation Behind Uncharacteristic Retaliation Against “Wierd” Austin Hill

Kaulig Racing driver, Shane van Gisbergen shared how he was pushed into making hard choice during the Xfinity race at COTA.

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After Emulating His Predecessor Jeff Gordon, Far-Sighted William Byron Aims for the Cup Series Title

Witness William Byron's relentless pursuit for the Cup Series Title. Defying odds as he carves his legacy on the track.

Susamay Dey

March 29, 2024

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“It Stinks”: Joey Logano Unmasks NASCAR’s Rugged Advantage Over F1 to Highlight COTA Hurdles

Team Penske driver, Joey Logano shared his take on the track limit violations after last weekend's race at COTA.

Chintan Devgania

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Shane van Gisbergen Protests NASCAR’s Injustice Against Chase Elliott After Suffering Similar Fate

Kaulig Racing driver, Shane van Gisbergen shares his opinion about the track limit penalties he incurred in Xfinity race at COTA.

Chintan Devgania

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HMS Legend Dissects the Mystery Behind Marco Andretti’s “Violent” Truck Disaster at COTA

There has been a mystery around the Marco Andretti incident ever since the Truck race at COTA but finally, fans will have some clarity.

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NASCAR Should Take a Page From Formula 1 to Improve the State of Racing at COTA

Following the COTA race, NASCAR's penalty spree and unjust ruling have got them against the wall, compared to its global competitor.

Kishore R

March 28, 2024

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“F**k #42”: Bubba Wallace Furious Over Jimmie Johnson’s Driver Spinning Him in COTA

Bubba Wallace hurtled expletives at the No. 42 car of Legacy Motor Club at COTA as caught by Fox cameras during the race.

Sumedha Mukherjee

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Penalty Stricken Chase Elliott Has Crew Chief Criticizing NASCAR’s Stringent Policing at COTA

"Way too stiff..," was what Chase Elliott's crew chief said when he came on SiriusXM NASCAR, sharing his thoughts on strict policing at COTA.

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Kevin Harvick's prediction about Toyota car leading the charge at COTA failed due to William Byron's consistent performance throughout the race.

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Carson Hocevar Flies Under the Radar as He Leads the Contention for Rookie of the Year

Carson Hocevar has been at the top of the rookie leaderboard for quite some time now. Will he be able to stick to his initial game plan?

Neha Dwivedi

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“Completely Smashed”: Veteran Kevin Harvick Unmasks Consequences of COTA’s ‘Tax’ for Drivers

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Chintan Devgania

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AUTO: FEB 16 NASCAR 2022 Daytona 500 Media Day

Dale Earnhardt Jr Foresees NASCAR Success for JR Motorsports Debutant With a Stunning 10-Word Claim

Teen sensation Connor Zilisch makes waves in NASCAR. Dale Earnhardt Jr predicts greatness. What's next for this rising star?

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‘Fu*in Clowns’: Martin Truex Jr Urges Joe Gibbs to ‘Find a New Fu*in Driver’ in Fiery COTA Rant

Martin Truex Jr fumed at a whole lot of fellow racers at COTA, even challenging the team owner to find his replacement.

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William Byron put up a nail-biting fight at COTA against Joe Gibbs' grandson who is fast approaching his first career Cup victory.

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“Jury’s Still Out” – Dale Earnhardt Jr Picks Out the Hitch in NASCAR’s Next Big Kid’s Trajectory

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Chris Buescher Not “Terribly Surprised” as NASCAR Avoids Last Season Repeat With Quick Thinking

RFK Racing star Chris Buescher applauds NASCAR after his Top 10 finish in the Cup Series race at the Circuit of the Americas.

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HMS star revealed how he fell short of a win despite a noteworthy Top-5 performance, losing out to William Byron's dominance.

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Does Shane Van Gisbergen Have a Target on His Back After Embarrassing NASCAR Drivers at Chicago?

Following a disappointing run by Shane van Gisbergen disappointing at COTA, many opine the Kiwi is being targeted deliberately.

Kishore R

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Trackhouse Racing Advises NASCAR to Take Inspiration From MotoGP to Better the COTA Experience

The Cup Series rate at COTA saw a lot of discussion about track limits and Trackhouse Racing boss Justin Marks had a solution for NASCAR.

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Marco Andretti Acquitted of Accusations of Trickery at COTA by Dale Earnhardt Jr

There were some rumors of Marco Andretti's team being involved in some foul play at COTA but Dale Earnhardt Jr quickly shot them down.

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Circuit of the Americas - 2021 Latest News, Winners, Qualifying, Track

Circuit of The Americas (COTA) is a grade 1 FIA-specification 3.426-mile (5.514 km) racing track and facility situated inside the extraterritorial purview of Austin, Texas.

The track is home to the Formula One United States Grand Prix, the IndyCar Classic, and the Motorcycle Grand Prix of the Americas, a series of the FIM Road Racing World Championship, as well as a series of the Americas Rallycross Championship.

It recently facilitated the Australian V8 Supercars, the American Le Mans Series, the Rolex Sports Car Series, the FIA World Endurance Championship, and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. NASCAR will start hustling at the circuit in 2021.

On September 30, 2020, it was declared that COTA would have a NASCAR Cup Series event for the first time on May 23, 2021. The Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series were additionally added as supporting events.

On December 11, 2020, it was declared that NASCAR would run the full 3.41-mile course. Presented in 2021, the race is one of seven street course dates on the Cup Series plan.

EchoPark Automotive and Pit Boss Grills assumed naming rights for the Cup and Xfinity races, individually, which named them the EchoPark Texas Grand Prix and Pit Boss 250.

While the shortened 2.2-mile (3.5 km) design the initial choice, NASCAR declared on December 11 that the end of the week's races would use the full, 3.426-mile course. To oblige stock vehicles, security changes to the track included setting tire boundaries, expanding the pit divider, adding caution lights, and installing curbs and rumble strips.

History

The circuit and Grand Prix were first proposed in 2010. The track was authoritatively opened on October 21, with Mario Andretti running the stylized first laps in a Lotus 79, the vehicle he drove when he turned into the last American to win the World Drivers' Championship in 1978. A horde of 117,429 watched the Formula One race in November 2012.

Quick Facts

LocationAustin, Texas
OperatorCircuit of the Americas LLC
Major EventsNASCAR Cup Series

EchoPark Texas Grand Prix

NASCAR Xfinity Series

Pit Boss 250

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (2021?present)

Length3.426?mi (5.514?km)