NASCAR Texas Dwell Updates, Outcomes, and Highlights from the 2020 Cup Sequence delayed playoff race
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|
|CUT OFF||CUT OFF||CUT OFF|
|7th||Martin Truex Jr.||-51|
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.