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NASCAR Texas Dwell Updates, Outcomes, and Highlights from the 2020 Cup Sequence delayed playoff race

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Driver, start your engines – again.

The persistent rain forced NASCAR to postpone Sunday's eighth lap playoff race at Texas Motor Speedway after just 52 laps. The race should start again at 5 p.m. ET on Wednesday with Clint Bowyer at the helm. The remaining top 5 are Jimmie Johnson, Erik Jones, Joey Logano and Martin Truex Jr.

Here is the playoff score for Wednesday:

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 lap-by-lap highlights from Wednesday's NASCAR race in Texas. Follow below for full results of the postponed Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500.

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NASCAR Texas Live Updates, 2020 Playoff Race Highlights

7:52 pm: Kyle Busch will reduce fuel consumption. Can he do it?

7:50 pm: Truex Jr. is less than a second behind Kyle Busch. This is probably his best chance of receiving a championship offer.

7:49 pm: Kyle Busch up front now.

7:47 pm: 24 laps left.

7:42 pm: Bowyer has come back on an upswing – what was originally seen as an engine problem was actually just a fuel shortage. He's back on top.

7:37 pm: Jimmie Johnson is done.

19:30 o'clock: Truex Jr. is hoping for his last time.

7:27 pm: Truex Jr. takes the lead with 64 laps remaining.

7:24 pm: Kyle Busch is urged to save fuel.

7:21 pm: Bowyer makes an unscheduled pit stop because of an apparent engine problem.

7:18 pm: The two stage winners Kyle Busch and Clint Bowyer are currently in first and second place.

7:10 pm: 100 laps left in the race.

19 o'clock: Elliott is two rounds later in the finishing stages.

6:53 pm: Kyle Busch wins the 2nd stage. Truex Jr. finished second in two consecutive stages.

6:47 pm: Chase Elliott pits again because of a tire malfunction.

Painful for Chase Elliott, who has to make a second pit stop. Your strategy completely screwed up.

– Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) October 28, 2020

6:47 pm: Truex Jr. pits on lap 200.

Most of the field is on stage at 10.

– Matt Mayer (@MatthewMayerCBS) October 28, 2020

6:45 pm: Truex Jr. told his team a couple of times today that he was happy with the feel of his car. A win here after docking 20 points for a rear spoiler injury would be quite a setback.

6:32 pm: We are halfway through the race, which means it could end now and become official. The weather is fine however, so hopefully the drivers can cope.

6:28 pm: Truex Jr. slips past Blaney.

6:24 pm: Blaney leads. Truex Jr. is still in second place.

6:18 pm: Green again.

6:11 pm: Beware of Joey Gase.

6:02 pm: Bowman takes the lead.

6pm: Level 2 turns green.

5:52 pm: Bowyer wins the first stage. Martin Truex Jr. is right behind him.

5:40 pm: Back to green.

5:33 pm: Beware of dirt. There were five warnings (including the events on Sunday) and several days of delays due to rain. What a ridiculous race.

5:29 pm: Back to green.

5:20 pm: Hamlin and Almirola suffered damage as a result of this incident.

5:13 pm: Attention. Bubba Wallace and Matt Kenseth get tangled.

5:13 pm: The free pass goes to Kevin Harvick, who returns to the leadership lap.

5:09 pm: Green flag. This is a resumption of action on Sunday which means we will start on round 52.

17 o'clock: Engines fired.

4:46 pm: NBCSN will run the race from 5pm.

4:34 pm: Cars on the grid!

4:26 pm: It looks like this race will start again soon.

NASCAR is ready for the team to push the cars back onto the grid while they dry.

– Jayski.com (@jayski) October 28, 2020

NASCAR race start time today

The round of 16 of the NASCAR playoffs in Texas on Wednesday should begin around 5 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.

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