NASCAR is headed to Austin, Texas this weekend and has a whole lot of changes in store for the road race at Circuit of the Americas. It’s one of seven road races in the Cup Series this year, which makes it a rarity right off the bat. This is also the first time NASCAR will race at COTA. And the cherry on top is we will see practice laps and qualifying for only the third time this season.
NASCAR has moved primarily to a performance-metric formula because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, only eight tracks will host formal qualifying. We saw qualifying at the Daytona 500 in February and for the dirt race at Bristol Motor Speedway in March. We get qualifying this weekend at the Circuit of the Americas and again next week at Charlotte.
Qualifying will be held the same day as the race in Austin. Qualifying starts at 11 a.m. ET and then the green flag drops for the EchoPark Texas Grand Prix at 2:30 p.m. Each car will run a lap in qualifying and the lineup will be set based on fastest times. If someone has to change cars or make an adjustment to their car following qualifying, they will be moved to the back of the starting lineup.
Both events will air on FS1. If you are looking to watch via live stream, check out FOX.com/live or the Bally Sports App. If you don’t have a cable log-in, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream qualifying.
Chase Elliott is the favorite to win the EchoPark Texas Grand Prix, installed at +240 by DraftKings Sportsbook. He’s followed by Martin Truex Jr. (+450), Denny Hamlin (+1000), Kyle Busch (+1300), and Kyle Larson (+1400).
How to watch the NASCAR qualifying for EchoPark Texas Grand Prix
Date: Sunday, May 23
Time: 11 a.m. ET
TV channel: FS1
Live stream: FOX.com/live, Bally Sports App
Live streaming qualifying for the EchoPark Texas Grand Prix will require a cable login. If you don’t have a cable login, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream it.