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NASCAR Texas Reside Updates, Outcomes and Highlights from the 2020 Cup Collection Playoff Race

NASCAR’s round of 16 in Texas on Sunday sparked a drama long before the engines were fired and hopefully anticipated a wild autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500.

Martin Truex Jr. was docked with 20 points for failing a pre-race inspection and is now in serious trouble getting a spot in the championship. After Joey Logano’s victory last weekend, there are only three positions left.

The main fight to watch out for on Sunday will be between Brad Keselowski and Chase Elliott, separated by eight points on either side of the dividing line.

The Cup Series drivers still qualified for the championship are listed below, sorted by points:

Item
driver
Distance to the cut-off
1
Joey Logano
ADV
2
Kevin Harvick
+41
3
Denny Hamlin
+20
4th
Brad Keselowski
+8
CUT OFF
CUT OFF
CUT OFF
5
Chase Elliott
-8th
6th
Alex Bowman
-27
7th
Martin Truex Jr.
-51
8th
Kurt Busch
-73

Sporting News is following live updates and highlights from Sunday’s NASCAR race in Texas. Follow below for full updates from the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500.

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NASCAR Texas Live Updates, 2020 Playoff Race Highlights

4:55 pm: It could be a long time before we see a green flag.

NASCAR says the fog is heavy enough that the areas where it dried the track are wet again.

– Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) October 25, 2020

4:48 pm: Texas has lights for what it’s worth.

4:35 pm: Red flag.

4:30 pm: Harvick struggles to find out what’s wrong with his car after bumping into the wall.

Sounds like Harvick (P36 at the moment) has to pit again and the team will try to get under the car and fix it.

– Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) October 25, 2020

4:28 pm: Yikes

Rodney Childers: “My computer is so wet the mouse doesn’t even work.”

– Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) October 25, 2020

4:19 pm: Caution finally out for the weather.

4:16 pm: Harvick’s team is upset that the race isn’t yellow because of the moisture.

“It’s fucking raining. It’s ridiculous.” heard on Kevin Harvick’s team radio.

– Matt Mayer (@MatthewMayerCBS) October 25, 2020

4:15 pm: There is a low level of fog that may make the road surface slippery.

4:13 pm: Harvick into the wall.

4:11 pm: Green on lap 27.

4:03 pm: Beware of JJ Yeley.

This will be the caution of competition.

– Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) October 25, 2020

4 p.m .: Kevin Harvick retains an early lead.

3:56 pm: Back to green.

3:53 pm: Beware of Chris Buescher in the fifth round.

3:49 pm: Green flag.

3:48 pm: Truex Jr. sends a message to his team.

Martin Truex Jr. explains to the 19 group during the pace laps: “We have a great team. We can do this. I’m ready to go. “| #NASCAR

– Kelly Crandall (@KellyCrandall) October 25, 2020

3:30 a.m.: The green flag is supposed to come at 3:47 p.m. Pre-race ceremonies are underway.

NASCAR race start time today

The round of 16 of the NASCAR playoffs in Texas on Sunday should begin around 3:30 p.m. ET.

The race comprises 334 laps over three stages and becomes official after lap 167. The distance of the race is 501 miles.

NASCAR in Texas starting grid

Here is the full grid for Sunday’s NASCAR race in Texas:

begin
driver
Car no.
team
1
Kevin Harvick (P)
4th
Stewart-Haas Racing
2
Joey Logano (P)
22nd
Team Penske
3
Brad Keselowski (P)
2
Team Penske
4th
Chase Elliott (P)
9
Hendrick Motorsports
5
Alex Bowman (P)
88
Hendrick Motorsports
6th
Martin Truex Jr. (P)
19th
Joe Gibbs Racing
7th
Denny Hamlin (P)
11
Joe Gibbs Racing
8th
Kurt Busch (P)
1
Chip Ganassi Racing
9
Kyle Busch
18th
Joe Gibbs Racing
10
Ryan Blaney
12th
Team Penske
11
William Byron
24
Hendrick Motorsports
12th
Austin Dillon
3
Richard Childress Racing
13
Aric Almirola
10
Stewart-Haas Racing
14th
Matt DiBenedetto
21st
Wood Brothers Racing
fifteen
Christopher Bell
95
Leavine Family Racing
16
Cole Custer
41
Stewart-Haas Racing
17th
Erik Jones
20th
Joe Gibbs Racing
18th
Bubba Wallace
43
Richard Petty Motorsports
19th
Tyler Reddick
8th
Richard Childress Racing
20th
Chris Buescher
17th
Roush Fenway Racing
21st
Clint Bowyer
14th
Stewart-Haas Racing
22nd
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
47
JTG Daugherty Racing
23
Michael McDowell
34
Motorsport in the front row
24
John Hunter Nemechek
38
Motorsport in the front row
25th
Ryan Newman
6th
Roush Fenway Racing
26th
Jimmie Johnson
48
Hendrick Motorsports
27
Ty Dillon
13
Germain Racing
28
Corey LaJoie
32
Go Fas Racing
29
Ryan Preece
37
JTG Daugherty Racing
30th
Daniel Suarez
96
Gaunt Brothers Racing
31
Brennan Poole
fifteen
Premium motorsport
32
Matt Kenseth
42
Chip Ganassi Racing
33
JJ Yeley
27
Rick Ware Racing
34
Quin Houff
00
StarCom Racing
35
Reed Sorenson
77
Spire Motorsports
36
Timmy Hill
66
MBM Motorsport
37
Josh Bilicki
7th
Tommy Baldwin Racing
38
Garrett Smithley
53
Rick Ware Racing
39
Joey Gase
51
Petty Ware Racing
40
Chad Finchum
49
MBM Motorsport

(P) Playoff driver.

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