NASCAR race results from Circuit of the Americas
The NASCAR Cup Series is on the grid in Austin, Texas. The 20-turn Circuit of the Americas (COTA) road course is set to host the EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix.
View COTA race results for the NASCAR Cup Series below.
Two F1 champions are on the grid, Jenson Button and Kimi Raikkonen. Also, 7-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson has returned. IMSA star Jordan Taylor has also joined the field.
William Byron and Tyler Reddick set the front row. 68 laps of stock car racing are up next…
Stage 1 – Report
Laps: 15 (1-15 / 68)
Green flag, Byron gets the jump and he’s clear before turn one. They fan out 4-5 wide behind him. Austin Cindric takes over 2nd through the esses. Reddick outbrakes Cindric into turn 12, Reddick back to 2nd.
Lap 2, caution as Brad Keselowski has stalled on the track. Keselowski spun and sent the field scattering. Ty Dillon was spun trying to avoid Keselowski and he collected Jimmie Johnson.
Green, Byron runs Reddick wide off turn one. Austin Cindric cuts under both of them, Cindric to the lead.
Lap 7, Chase Briscoe gets turned in turn one by Justin Haley from 17th, no caution.
Penalty: Joey Logano will serve a pass-through penalty for cutting the course.
Lap 8, Reddick dives inside of Cindric, Reddick to the lead.
Penalty: Denny Hamlin, Michael McDowell and Corey LaJoie will serve a pass-through for cutting the course.
Lap 11, Bubba Wallace cooks the corner with a possible brake issue, he slams Kyle Larson and Erik Jones, no caution.
Lap 12, Kyle Larson gets turned by Denny Hamlin, caution.
Reddick heads for the pit lane. Most of the top 10 stay out, Byron is handed the lead.
Green, Byron gets the jump and he wins the race to the line for stage one!
COTA Race Results (Stage 1) : 1. William Byron; 2. Austin Cindric; 3. AJ Allmendinger; 4. Alex Bowman; 5. Ross Chastain; 6. Daniel Suarez; 7. Kyle Busch; 8. Jordan Taylor; 9. Christopher Bell; 10. Ryan Preece;
Stage 2 – Report
Laps: 15 (16-30 / 68)
Lap 18, Kyle Larson spins Ryan Blaney, no caution.
Lap 24, Byron pits from the lead as green flag stops are underway. Tyler Reddick cycles to the lead, he last pitted at the end of stage one.
Tyler Reddick wins stage two at COTA!
COTA Race Results (Stage 2) : 1. Tyler Reddick; 2. Austin Dillon; 3. Michael McDowell; 4. Kevin Harvick; 5. Chris Buescher; 6. Ricky Stenhouse Jr; 7. Kyle Larson; 8. Erik Jones; 9. Chase Briscoe; 10. Noah Gragson;
Stage 3 – Report
Laps: 38 (31-68 / 68)
No stage caution, the race resumes. Many drivers flood the pit lane including Kevin Harvick, Kyle Larson. These cars are on a three-stop strategy.
Pit Penalty: Larson will serve a pass-through for speeding on the pit lane. Ty Gibbs will serve a pass through for cutting the course.
Lap 32, Reddick pits from the race lead. Byron cycles back to the race lead.
Lap 36, Reddick is up to 3rd and flying on new tires. He trails Byron by 4 seconds.
Lap 38, Christopher Bell spins as the track is covered in dirt, no caution.
Lap 39, Reddick is on the bumper of Byron in the battle for the lead. He dives to the inside in turn one, Reddick is the leader!
Lap 40, Denny Hamlin also spins out in the dirty part of the track. A long green flag run has made the track very dirty.
Lap 41, caution for debris.
Reddick and most of the field hits the pit lane. Joey Logano stays out as he pitted just a few laps prior to the caution.
Green, Logano gets the jump. Reddick drives it deep but he slides right through turn one. Byron crosses under him as Reddick runs way wide off the corner.
23 to go, Reddick dives under Byron on the brakes. Byron crosses under him. Side by side for the lead. Reddick dives under once more, Byron crosses under yet again to hold the lead.
22 to go, Reddick dives inside of Byron once more in turn one but he can’t get the power down off the corner. As they slice, Chastain closes on both of them. Reddick outbrakes Byron into turn 12, he runs Byron wide off the corner. Reddick completes the pass.
20 to go, Kyle Larson has a broken toe link. He limps back to the pit lane, no caution.
Penalty: Ryan Preece is penalized for cutting the course. He then speeds during his pit penalty and he’ll come back for a second time.
12 to go
12 to go, Byron bobbles, he runs off line as Chastain and Suarez drive by. Suarez then gives the bumper to Chastain and Suarez takes 2nd away.
Brad Keselowski has stalled off track, caution.
Reddick leads most of the field to the pit lane. Slow stop for Chastain as he’s off outside the top 10. Bell, Busch, Hamlin, Raikkonen and Preece all stay out. Hamlin, Busch, Raikkonen and Preece have just one lap on their tires.
Green, Reddick outbrakes his way to the lead from row three into turn one. Austin Dillon, AJ Allmendinger and Ross Chastain are turned behind them. Caution as Chastain is stalled.
Green, Byron wins the right out of turn one! Byron leads with Reddick all over his bumper.
Penalty: Austin Dillon will serve a pass through for cutting the track.
5 to go, Byron leads Reddick by a car length. They’re driving away from the rest of the field. Byron gets loose off the corner, Reddick has a run. Reddick dives to the inside, clear. Reddick returns to the lead.
4 to go, caution for debris!
NASCAR Overtime 1
Green on NASCAR overtime, Reddick runs Byron wide off turn one. Reddick leads Kyle Busch into the esses. Several cars spin behind them, no caution.
Caution for debris as Ryan Blaney has dropped parts all over the track.
NASCAR Overtime 2
Green on overtime attempt number two, Busch leans on Reddick in turn one as Truex Jr spins behind them. They remain side by side into the esses. Ross Chastain climbs into the top five with a huge move on the inside in turn one.
Ryan Blaney is turned by Cody Ware.
Austin Cindric turns Michael McDowell. Caution for debris.
NASCAR Overtime 3
Green on NASCAR overtime number three, Reddick leads out of turn one. Bowman and Busch bang doors for 2nd.
1 to go, Reddick leads by 1.5 seconds. Busch dives inside of Bowman for 2nd as they return to turn one.
Tyler Reddick wins at COTA!
March 26, 2023
NASCAR Cup Series
Pos | Driver
1. Tyler Reddick
2. Kyle Busch
3. Alex Bowman
4. Ross Chastain
5. William Byron
6. Austin Cindric
7. Ricky Stenhouse Jr
8. Chris Buescher
9. Ty Gibbs
10. Todd Gilliland
11. Corey LaJoie
12. Michael McDowell
13. Kevin Harvick
14. Kyle Larson
15. Chase Briscoe
16. Denny Hamlin
17. Martin Truex Jr
18. Jenson Button
19. Justin Haley
20. Noah Gragson
21. Ryan Blaney
22. Harrison Burton
23. Erik Jones
24. Jordan Taylor
25. Cody Ware
26. Josh Bilicki
27. Kimi Raikkonen
28. Daniel Suarez
29. Joey Logano
30. Aric Almirola
31. Christopher Bell
32. Ryan Preece
33. Austin Dillon
34. AJ Allmendinger
35. Brad Keselowski
36. Conor Daly
37. Bubba Wallace
38. Jimmie Johnson
39. Ty Dillon
NASCAR Cup Series
Pos | Driver | Points | Wins
1. Ross Chastain
2. Kyle Busch
192 | 1 Win
3. Joey Logano
186 | 1 Win
4. Kevin Harvick
5. Christopher Bell
6. Ryan Blaney
7. Austin Cindric
8. Martin Truex Jr
9. Brad Keselowski
10. Tyler Reddick
161 | 1 Win
11. Denny Hamlin
12. Ricky Stenhouse Jr
13. Chris Buescher
14. Daniel Suarez
15. Corey LaJoie
16. Alex Bowman
17. Michael McDowell
18. Ty Gibbs
19. Bubba Wallace
20. AJ Allmendinger
21. Erik Jones
22. William Byron
97 | 2 Wins
23. Chase Briscoe
24. Todd Gilliland
25. Austin Dillon
26. Noah Gragson
27. Kyle Larson
28. Aric Almirola
29. Ryan Preece
30. Harrison Burton
31. Cody Ware
32. Chase Elliott
33. Ty Dillon
34. BJ McLeod
35. Travis Pastrana