The inaugural NASCAR weekend at Circuit of the Americas takes place this weekend. All three of NASCAR’s top series will be in action in Austin, Texas.
NASCAR will run the 20 turn course measuring 3.41 miles, identical to the one which saw F1 events. The track can accommodate 120,000 fans and first opened in 2012.
One part of the track which will garner its share of television time is views of the observation tower which sits 251 feet tall. The observation platform allows for a 360 degree view of the track and can hold 70 visitors under normal conditions.
Circuit of the Americas Weekend Schedule
Friday May 21
3:05 pm – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Practice TV: FS14:05 pm – NASCAR Xfinity Series Practice TV: FS1
Saturday May 22
9:05 am – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Qualifying TV: FS2
10:05 am – NASCAR Cup Series Practice TV: FS2
11:05 am – NASCAR Xfinity Series Qualifying TV: FS1
1:00 pm – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Toyota Tunday 225 TV: FS1; Radio: MRN (Stages: 12/14/16; Total: 42 laps)
4:00 pm – NASCAR Xfinity Series Pit Boss 250 TV: FS1, TSN3; Radio: PRN (Stages: 14/16/16, Total: 44 laps)
Sunday May 23
11:00 am – NASCAR Cup Series Qualifying TV: FS1; Radio: PRN
2:30 pm – NASCAR Cup Series EchoPark Texas Grand Prix TV: FS1, TSN; Radio: PRN (Stages: 15/17/36; Total: 68 laps)