COTA: NASCAR Weekend Schedule, Race Start Times, TV/Streaming Info

This weekend all three of NASCAR’s top series will head to Austin, Texas, and the Circuit of the Americas road course.

Action starts on Friday with practice and qualifying for the Craftsman Truck and Xfinity Series while the Cup cars will see their first track time on Saturday. Truck and Xfinity Series events headline Saturday while the Cup Series closes out the weekend with the EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix.

COTA is a 3.426-mile track which features 20 turns.

Below fans can find the entire weekend schedule, race start times and weather info.

Weekend Schedule

* all times Eastern

Friday March 22

3:30 pm Craftsman Truck Series Practice, TV/Streaming: FS1
4:00 pm Craftsman Truck Series Qualifying, TV/Streaming: FS1 Pole: Connor Zilisch, Starting Lineup
5:30 pm Xfinity Series Practice, TV/Streaming: FS1
6:00 pm Xfinity Series Qualifying, TV/Streaming: FS1

Saturday March 23

10:00 am Cup Series Practice, TV/Streaming: FS2; Radio: PRN, SiriusXM
11:30 am Cup Series Qualifying, TV/Streaming: FS1; Radio: PRN, SiriusXM Pole: William Byron, Starting Lineup
1:30 pm Craftsman Truck Series XPEL 225 Race, TV/Streaming: FS1; Radio: MRN, SiriusXM Winner: Corey Heim, Results
5:00 pm Xfinity Series Focused Health 250, TV/Streaming: FS1; Radio: PRN, SiriusXM Winner: Kyle Larson, Results

Sunday March 24

3:30 pm Cup Series EchoPark Automotive GrandPrix, TV/Streaming: FOX; Radio: PRN, SiriusXM Winner: William Byron, Results

Previous Winners

Cup Series: Tyler Reddick (Spring 2023)
Xfinity Series:  AJ Allmendinger (Spring 2023, Spring 2022)
Craftsman Truck Series: Zane Smith (Spring 2023, Spring 2022)


Temps are expected to be in the low to mid-70s for the duration of the race weekend. Sunday will see a bit more wind with speeds up to 20 mph.

John Bman
John Bman
Founder and Owner of Tireball Sports.

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