Best GIFs from Texas playoff race
By Steve Luvender | Sunday, September 25, 2022
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Enjoy our favorite GIFs from Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Texas Motor Speedway, updated live throughout the AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500.
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It's a hot one in Texas. Driver-cooling shirts are awfully important. Thanks for demonstrating, Ryan Blaney.
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Even though he's no longer a part of the playoffs, Brexton Busch's dad is looking to earn a matching hat this afternoon.
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Us, dropping into social settings with some unsolicited NASCAR hot takes.
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Gotta use both hands to wave that green flag.
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Martin Truex Jr.'s the first driver to go for a spin in a car that (evidently) loosened over a green-flag run.
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Kyle Busch's string of tough luck continues with a Stage 1 crash. He's done for the day -- no cowboy hat for Rowdy this year.
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A three-wide battle gone wrong sends Ricky Stenhouse Jr. for a spin.
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As the caution waves for Christopher Bell's flat tire, Cole Custer goes for a spin after a tire issue of his own.
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Alex Bowman is the next victim of a treacherous Texas track.
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It's a spicy end to Stage 1! Kyle Larson beats out Denny Hamlin for the playoff point.
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It's not Christopher Bell's day. He's finished after another crash.
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We've all had days at work like the No. 21 tire changer -- just trying to do your job with fires raging all around you (except literal fires in this case).
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Bubba Wallace holds onto it after a scary moment in Turn 1.
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It's brutal out there today. Leader Chase Elliott crashes in Stage 2; he's done for the afternoon.
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The former champ will have his work cut out for him in the rest of the Round of 12.
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Chris Buescher is one of the few drivers to make a save off Turn 4 today.
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This race has had everything --even a rain delay, somehow.
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Back to green! Erik Jones doesn't seem too pleased with Michael McDowell after this brush with the wall.
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Tough break for last week's winner. A flat tire spoils a third-place run for Chris Buescher.
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Race leader Kevin Harvick's the latest to suffer a blowout.
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Austin Dillon takes advantage of some tension between Denny Hamlin and William Byron to snag second place.
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Apparently, first place is not a safe place. Martin Truex Jr. tags the wall after another tire issue.
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Oh, boy. We've got some Byron-Hamlin fireworks under caution.
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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. sustains some damage after some loss of traction. Stenhouse was running in the top five at the time of the spin.
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But let's talk about this crash avoidance by Austin Cindric, who keeps it off the wall -- and the No. 47.
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This one's in the books. Tyler Reddick wins it!
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Reddick may have been eliminated from the playoffs in the Round of 16, but that won't stop him from chasing checkered flags.
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He earned his spurs!