The NASCAR Cup Series‘ 10-race playoff schedule continues Sunday with the AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 400 at Texas Motor Speedway, and we’ve got you covered with all the action from start to finish!
NASCAR’s top stars are battling it out over three stages and 400 miles in Fort Worth, Texas.
It’s the first race of the round of 12. The 12-driver field includes William Bell0 After the round of 16 were eliminated from championship contention, former Cup champions 01 Michael McDowell and Kevin The race in Texas got underway with a bang. He wasn’t the only big name in attendance, as NBA superstar Luka Doncic was nearby to watch all the action.Green!Just like that, things got underway in Texas.Tough startBlaney got off to a rough start, falling all the way back to 25th right out of the gate.Dillon in early dangerRoughly halfway through the opening stage, Austin Dillon found himself in trouble when he lost a wheel while making a turn, causing the first yellow flag of the day to appear.He went to the care center right after but was promptly released.More close callsCars were converging and keeping close through much of the later part of the first stage, which caused another pair of drivers to get in trouble. Todd Gilliland was one of the racers affected, losing two wheels in another nearby accident.More chaosBusch was on the wrong end of another caution in the first stage of the race, crashing out in lap 74.Coming through!The crash caused major damage to Busch’s car, forcing him to drive backward on the track.Wild end to Stage 1Elsewhere, Truex spun out at the end of Stage 1 — but he wasn’t the only racer to find himself in trouble, as Ty Gibbs and Hamlin collided into each other on pit road.Meanwhile, it was Reddick who came away with the day’s first stage win, picking up a key playoff point in the process.Another one bites the dustThe pit road Collison ended up marking the end of Gibbs’ day.Racing hard in Stage 2Wallace regained the lead in Stage 2, holding the top spot for much first half of the stage as Reddick fell all the way back to 26th at one point. He set a personal record of 81 laps in Stage 2, but Lars Yeley spun out again on Sunday. With 24 laps remaining in the race The 10th caution was also the cause of a major crash in the front Blaney appeared to be on the worst end of it all, with his getting wrecked, ending his day.Stay tuned for updates!PRE-RACESetting the stageAhead of the action, FOX Sports’ Bob Pockrass broke down what and who to watch out for in Saturday’s race.FOLLOWFollow your favorites to personalize your FOX Sports experienceNASCAR Cup SeriesGet more from NASCAR Cup Series
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