NASCAR at COTA results: Chase Elliott wins wet, wild EchoPark Texas Grand Prix after stoppage


NASCAR is usually wild, but Sunday’s race added a “wet” equation.

A ton of caution flags, a few wrecks and a red flag stop won’t stop Chase Elliott from winning the EchoPark Texas Grand Prix, his sixth career win and his first overall win this year.

Although lightning did not push the start of the race, wet weather on Sunday at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas caused a host of delays. There were also six DNFs a day, and several other drivers finished the race with damaged cars.

Cole Custer and Martin Truex Jr. took part in the worst wreck of the race, avoiding a major collision due to poor visibility. Custer’s car caught fire after the wreck, but Custer got out of it unscathed.

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Sports news followed the most important events, news and much more from the Sunday rain of the shortened race below (all times east).

NASCAR at COTA: EchoPark Texas Grand Prix results

Unofficial race results:

Position Driver
1 Chase Elliott
2 Kyle Larson
3 Joey Logano
4 Ross Chastain
5 AJ Allmendinger
6 Chse Briscoe
7 Michael McDowell
8 Alex Bowman
9 Tyler Reddick
10 Kyle Busch
11 William Byron
12 AJ Dillon
13 Chris Buescher
14 Denny Hamlin
15 Ryan Preece
16 Eric Jones
17 Ryan Blaney
18 Anthony Alfredo
19 Brad Keselowski
20 Corey LaJoie
21 You’re Dillon
22 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
23 Matt DiBenedetto
24 Ryan Newman
25 Austin Cindric
26 Aric Almirola
27 Kurt Busch
28 Garrett Smithley
29 James Davison
30 Josh Bilicki
31 Kyle Tilley
32 Cody Ware
33 Daniel Suarez
DNF Quin Houff
DNF Martin Truex Jr.
DNF Cole Custer
DNF Kevin Harvick
DNF Christopher Bell
DNF Bubba Wallace
DNF Justin Haley

NASCAR on COTA live updates, highlights from EchoPark Texas Grand Prix

18:30 END: Chase Elliott was awarded the win while NASCAR called the race due to bad weather.

18:25: This session is marked in red due to bad weather.

18:15: Another yellow flag is displayed because of the standing water on the track. It’s raining.

18:08: 16 laps to go and Chase Elliott is in the lead. Kyle Busch pits.

5:51: 23 laps before the race, Ross Chstain is currently leading the field. The course is still a bit wet.

17:38: Busch, Elliott both. Busch has not been in pain since Round 8.

17:33: Busch opened the five-second lead as Tyler Reddick parted ways. No harm done.

17:23: Kyle Busch reopens the lead by restarting in Phase 3. Hopefully there will be no break from here to the checkered flag.

17:09 End of phase 2: Kyle Busch keeps Chase Elliott, Tyler Reddick and Austin Cindric to win on stage. A messy stage.

16:59: We have a green flag with four laps to stage 2. Kyle Busch and Austin Cindric are fighting for the first time.

16:55: The trail looks drier, but not dry.

16:49: The rain seems to be easing a bit, and drivers are now coming out of the pit.

16:40: Drivers start under yellow. Now round 26 and they go down the cave road.

16:31 The track crew scrapes and dries the track. What a total mess.

16:18: The red flag came out after the Custer-Truex incident.

16:15: Truex and Cole Custer are now colliding. Custer’s car catches fire and he gets out quickly. Custer slammed into Truex’s back after Truex hit Michael McDowell. Bad scene.

16:14: Ross Chastain, Ryan Preece, Joey Logano, Kyle Busch, Chase Elliott are currently your top five. Preece passes Chastaina and he leaves.

16:13: We finally have a restart in Round 25, and serious visibility issues are still happening in the middle. The trail is soaked.

16:02: He is still under caution in the 22nd round, and a lot of vision problems are happening.

15:50: Christopher Bell, Ryan Blaney, Kevin Harvick and Bubba Wallace come out with great damage. It is unclear whether they were involved in the same wreck, but not great.

15:47: We are getting ready to restart soon, with a fast car leading the package into phase 2.

15:33 End of phase 1: Joey Logano takes a wet and wild phase 1: plenty of slides, little damage and lots, lots of water.

15:32: Cars that take advantage of extra off-road, but to no avail. The trail is very slippery. William Byron goes into boxing with serious damage to the front right fender.

15:30: The weather is getting really bad now, a lot of cars are missing a turn and moving off the track, Denny Hamlin’s latest victim. Michael McDowell in the lead, a thin lead over Joey Logan.

15:13: Daniel Suarez has trouble transitioning from a neutral position, taking out the first warning flag of the day.

15:09: After Cindric’s flanks, Truex takes the lead. Cindric’s impressive performance on early smooth tires, and he dropped to just seventh place after the pit stop.

15:04: Austin Cindric is currently cooking the field behind him and he is on the spot. Opening an eight-second advantage over Martin Truex. Bubba Wallace, Michael McDowell, and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. round out the top five.

14:55: It’s raining, and a lot of drivers are coming for rain tires.

14:52: The green flag, and we’re heading to Texas. Austin Cindric took the lead early.

14:48: Many teams come to switch tires from wet to smooth early, just when it starts to rain. Tough decisions for ascent and descent.

14:41: NASCAR considered this race wet, so everyone started on rain tires. They will have a chance to change to slicks on the second pass through the cave path.

14:24: Today, I’m expecting a wet track for NASCAR’s first foray into the Circuit of Americas in Austin, Texas. Rain is in the forecast the rest of the day.

The beginning of NASCAR today

The green flag for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at the Circuit of Americas, a road about 25 miles southeast of Austin, Texas, should be flown after 2:30 p.m.

Drivers can find themselves in races in difficult weather conditions. The National Weather Service Forecast for the Austin area it requires afternoon showers and thunderstorms and high temperatures in the upper 70s. The meteorological service says there is a 70 percent chance of precipitation.

NASCAR initial setup at COTA

Here is the complete qualifying order for the EchoPark Texas GrandPrix after qualifying Sunday morning:

Start pos. Driver Br. Car Time Tim
1 Tyler Reddick 8 2: 12,911 Richard Childress Racing
2 Kyle Larson 5 2: 13.011 Hendrick Motorsports
3 Austin Cindric 33 2: 13,697 Team Penske
4 Kyle Busch 18 2: 13,708 Joe Gibbs Racing
5 William Byron 24 2: 13,760 Hendrick Motorsports
6 Joey Logano 22 2: 13,791 Team Penske
7 AJ Allmendinger 16 2: 13,842 Kaulig Racing
8 Chase Elliott 9 2: 14.117 Hendrick Motorsports
9 Ryan Blaney 12 2: 14,518 Team Penske
10 Christopher Bell 20 2: 14,548 Joe Gibbs Racing
11 Kevin Harvick 4 2: 14,792 Stewart-Haas races
12 Alex Bowman 48 2: 14,894 Hendrick Motorsports
13 Kurt Busch 1 2: 14,708 Chip Ganassi Racing
14 Cole Custer 41 2: 15,025 Stewart-Haas races
15 Daniel Suarez 99 2: 15.118 Trackhouse Racing Team
16 Austin Dillon 3 2: 15,325 Richard Childress Racing
17 Martin Truex Jr. 17 2: 15,375 Joe Gibbs Racing
18 Bubba Wallace 23 2: 15,416 23XI Racing
19 Denny Hamlin 11 2: 15,528 Joe Gibbs Racing
20 Ross Chastain 42 2: 15,685 Chip Ganassi Racing
21 Matt DiBenedetto 21 2: 15,852 The Wood Brothers race
22 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 47 2: 15,852 JTG Daugherty Racing
23 Michael McDowell 34 2: 15,902 The front row of motorsport
24 Brad Keselowski 2 2: 15.929 Team Penske
25 Corey LaJoie 7 2: 16,245 Spire Motorsports
26 Aric Almirola 10 2: 16,558 Stewart-Haas races
27 Chase Briscoe 14 2: 16,686 Stewart-Haas races
28 Chris Buescher 17 2: 16,728 Roush Fenway Racing
29 Erik Jones 43 2: 17.032 Richard Petty Motorsports
30 Justin Haley 77 2: 17.051 Spire Motorsports
31 Josh Bilicki 52 2: 17,246 Rick Ware Racing
32 James Davison 15 2: 17,563 Rick Ware Racing
33 You’re Dillon 96 2: 17.682 Races of the Gaunt brothers
34 Ryan Newman 6 2: 18.067 Roush Fenway Racing
35 Cody Ware 51 2: 18,194 Small product races
36 Ryan Preece 37 2: 18,252 JTG Daugherty Racing
37 Anthony Alfredo 38 2: 18,701 The front row of motorsport
38 Garrett Smithley 53 2: 18,804 Rick Ware Racing
39 Kyle Tilley 78 2: 20,361 Enjoy fast motor sports
40 Quin Houff 00 2: 20.985 StarCom Racing

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