COTA start time, TV, streaming program, schedule


NASCAR takes a break from oval racing for its first road run of the season when the Cup Series hits Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas for only the second time.

Last season, NASCAR staged its inaugural race at COTA – the same facility that has hosted the only Formula 1 race in the United States since 2012 – but the debut was hampered by weather conditions. Drivers were slipping most of the dayleading to chaos and crashes before the race was finally called with 14 laps remaining.

The series and its drivers are hoping for a better racing experience this weekend, and they seem to be in luck with weather forecasts calling for sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-80s.

Here’s all the information you need to prepare for Sunday’s EchoPark Auto Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.

Denny Hamlin (11) leads Daniel Suarez (99) into turn two of the 2021 EchoPark Texas Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas.

What time does the COTA Cup race start?

The EchoPark Automobile Grand Prix begins at 3:30 p.m. ET (2:30 p.m. local time) at the Circut of the Americas.

On which television channel is the Cup race at COTA broadcast?

Fox is broadcasting the EchoPark Grand Prix automobile and hosting a pre-race show starting at 3 p.m. ET (2 p.m. local time).

Fox Sports 1 will also have an earlier pre-race show starting at 2 p.m. ET (1 p.m. local).

Will there be a live broadcast of the Cup race at COTA?

The Grand Prix Automobile EchoPark is broadcast live on the Fox Sports website (for those with a cable/satellite provider) and on the FoxSports app.

The race can also be streamed on Fubo TV as well as other options.

How many laps does the Cup race take at COTA?

The EchoPark Motoring Grand Prix has 68 laps around the 3.41-mile road course for a total of 231.88 miles. The race will consist of three segments (laps per stage) – Stage 1: 15 laps, Stage 2: 15 laps, Stage 3: 38 laps.

Who won the Cup race at COTA last year?

Chase Elliott won the May 23, 2021 race, which ended on bail after 54 laps due to rain. Elliott had only led the last five laps before rain stopped the race.

What is the line-up for the EchoPark Automobile Grand Prix?

(Car number in brackets):

1. (12) Ryan Blaney, Menards/Richmond Ford Water Heater

2. (99) Daniel Suarez, CommScope Chevrolet

3. (41) Cole Custer, One Cure Ford

4. (8) Tyler Reddick, Chevrolet 3CHI

5. (48) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet Ally

6. (22) Joey Logano, Shell Pennzoil Ford

7. (20) Christopher Bell, DeWalt Toyota

8. (11) Denny Hamlin, FedEx Ground Toyota

9. (31) Justin Haley, Chevrolet LeafFilter Gutter Guard

10. (2) Austin Cindric, Discount Tire Ford

11. (45) Kurt Busch, Monster Energy Toyota

12. (9) Chase Elliott, Chevy Llumar

13. (5) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet

14. (14) Chase Briscoe, Mahindra Ford Tractors

15. (18) Kyle Busch, Skittles Lime is back Toyota

16. (1) Ross Chastain, ONX Homes/iFly Chevrolet

17. (19) Martin Truex Jr., Bass Pro Shops Toyota

18. (4) Kevin Harvick, GEARWRENCH Ford

19. (21) Harrison Burton, Freightliner Ford

20. (16) AJ Allmendinger, Action Industries Chevrolet

21. (3) Austin Dillon, Bennet Chevrolet

22. (17) Chris Buescher, fifth third Ford Bank

23. (23) Bubba Wallace, Toyota leidos

24. (24) William Byron, Chevrolet

25. (10) Aric Almirola, Rush/Mobil Delvac 1 Ford

26. (6) Brad Keselowski, Wyndham Rewards Ford

27. (34) Michael McDowell, Love’s Journey Stops Ford

28. (47) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Chevrolet SunnyD

29. (38) Todd Gilliland, Boot Barn Ford

30. (43) Erik Jones, FOCUSfactor Chevrolet

31. (50) Kaz Grala, Chevrolet Pit Viper Sunglasses

32. (7) Corey LaJoie, Schluter Systems Chevrolet

33. (42) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet

34. (77) Josh Bilicki, Zeigler Auto Chevrolet Group

35. (51) Cody Ware, Nurtec ODT Ford

36. (27) Loris Hezemans, Hezeberg Systems Ford

37. (66) Boris Said, Ford

38. (15) Joey Hand, Ford Pass Ford Visa Rewards

39. (78) Andy Lally, Ford


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