AUSTIN (KXAN) — It was a moist, moist mess at Circuit of the Americas in Might for NASCAR’s first-ever race in Austin, however that’s not sprimeping the nation’s prime racing group from coming again in 2022.
Austin’s Circuit of the Americas hosted the NASCAR EchoPark Texas Grand Prix on Sunday, Might 23 (Photograph: Wes Wilson/KXAN)
In 2022, the races will transfer to March 25-27, culminating Inside the NASCAR Cup Collection EchoPark Automotive Texas Grand Prix, gained by Chase Elliott in its inaugural run this yr. The NASCAR Xfinity Collection and Tenting World Truck Collection Can additionally maintain races By way of the weekend, like this yr. Kyle Busch and Todd Gilliland claims wins in these series’ races, respectively.
Earlier Safety: Chase Elliott wins rain-briefened race all through NASCAR’s dehowever in Austin
Race organizers Speedway Motorsports say They’re planning to have extra of Almost every thing for subsequent yr’s race weekend.
“We’re already planning Tons extra for followers subsequent season — extra nice, extra entry and extra camping,” said Marcus Smith, Speedway Motorsports president and CEO. “We look forward to working as quickly as extra with COTA CEO Bobby Epstein and his staff To current one other spectacular NASCAR event weekend in Austin for 2022.”
The thought of shifting the races to March is To revenue from typically cooler temperatures, However The world expert its fourth-moisttest Might ever this yr and the skies dumped An excellent deal of rain on the monitor that weekend.
As a Outcome of of fixed rain By way of the race, Cole Custer and Martin Truex Jr. have been involved in a fiery crash on the race’s Twenty fifth lap. Fortunately, each drivers have beenn’t injured Inside the crash and the race was reduce 14 laps brief due to the moist circumstances.
Tickets are on sale now On the race’s internet website. There are three-day weekend packages out there starting at $79, and a full schedule of events surrounding the race weekend Shall be introduced later.