NASCAR returns to Texas Motor Speedway for the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500. This will be the first race of the Round of 8 in the NASCAR Playoffs. For Playoff drivers, win this race and secure your spot in the Championship 4 at Phoenix. The 1.5-mile track located in Fort Worth, Texas began hosting NASCAR races in 1997. Texas Motor Speedway is an asphalt oval with twenty degrees of banking in Turns 1 & 2, twenty-four degrees in Turns 3 & 4, five degrees in straightaways. Texas Motor Speedway also hosted the NASCAR All Star Race here back in the summer.
The Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 will consist of 3 stages for a total of 334 laps. 105 laps in stage 1, 105 laps in stage 2, and a 124 laps to the finish.
Sunday, October 17th.
The Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 will be at 2:00 PM ET.
The Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 start time is 2:00 p.m. ET Sunday, October 17th. NBC will broadcast the race with radio coverage from PRN Radio and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
The Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 was first run in 2005 with Carl Edwards winning the inaugural race.
Jimmie Johnson holds the record for most driver victories, with 7.