Below is a look at some of the top statistical performers at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas, going into the EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix this Sunday, March 27 at 3:30 p.m. ET on FOX, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
Circuit of The Americas Track Data
Season Race #: 6 of 36 (03-27-22)
Track Size: 3.41-miles
Track Type: Multi-Elevational Counterclockwise Road Course
Number of Turns: 20
Race Length: 68 laps (231.88-miles)
Stage 1 and 2 Length: 15 laps (each)
Final Stage Length: 38 laps
Circuit of The Americas:
Construction began in 2010 on the Circuit of The Americas on 1,500 acres of land just outside of Austin, Texas.The 20-turn, 3.41-mile counterclockwise circuit takes advantage of the naturally undulating landscape, including a 133-foot hill at Turn 1. The track also has the Germania Insurance Amphitheater, the largest permanent outdoor amphitheater in Central Texas, and a 251-foot observation tower.The first race the Circuit of The Americas hosted was a Formula 1 race on November 18, 2012. The event was won by Lewis Hamilton. The first NASCAR Cup Series race held at the Circuit of The Americas was last season (May 23, 2021) and the event was shortened due to weather and was won by Hendrick Motorsports driver Chase Elliott.
A total of 40 different drivers have competed in at least one NASCAR Cup Series points-paying race at the Circuit of The Americas.Driver Kyle Tilley made his first career NASCAR Cup Series start at the Circuit of The Americas in 2021. He started 39th and finished 31st.
One driver has won the NASCAR Cup Series pole at Circuit of The Americas — Tyler Reddick (2021).Richard Childress Racing‘s Tyler Reddick won the first pole in the NASCAR Cup Series at the Circuit of The Americas with a speed of 91.363 mph (132.911 seconds) on May 23, 2021Tyler Reddick posted his first career NASCAR Cup Series pole at the Circuit of The Americas on May 23, 2021.Youngest & oldest pole winner at the Circuit of The Americas: Tyler Reddick (May 23, 2021 — 25 years, 5 months and 25 days).One organization has won a pole at the Circuit of The Americas in the NASCAR Cup Series — Richard Childress Racing (Tyler Reddick, 2021).Chevrolet leads the NASCAR Cup Series in poles at Circuit of The Americas with one poles (2021).
Hendrick Motorsport‘s driver Chase Elliott won the inaugural NASCAR Cup Series race at the Circuit of The Americas on May 23, 2021 — he started from the eighth position.A total of 54 different drivers have won on a road course in the NASCAR Cup Series, led by NASCAR Hall of Famer Jeff Gordon with nine (Sonoma, five; Watkins Glen, four) road course victories.NASCAR Hall of Famer Tony Stewart has the second most road course wins all-time in the series with eight (Watkins Glen, five; Sonoma, three).NASCAR Hall of Famer Bobby Allison holds the NASCAR Cup Series record for the most wins at a single road course track with six victories at Riverside International Raceway (1971, 1973, 1975, 1979, 1981 sweep).A total of 11 active NASCAR Cup Series road course winners are entered this weekend at COTA.
Active Road Course Winners in the NASCAR Cup Series
Active Road Course WinnersTotal WinsSonomaWGICharlotte DaytonaIndyCOTARoad America Chase Elliott70221011Kyle Busch42200000Martin Truex Jr43100000Kyle Larson31110000Kevin Harvick21100000AJ Allmendinger20100100Joey Logano10100000Kurt Busch11000000Ryan Blaney10010000Christopher Bell10001000Denny Hamlin10100000Youngest & oldest race winner at the Circuit of The Americas: Chase Elliott (May 23, 2021 — 25 years, 5 months and 25 days).One organization has won in the NASCAR Cup Series at the Circuit of The Americas — Hendrick Motorsports (Chase Elliott, 2021).One manufacturer won in the NASCAR Cup Series at the Daytona Road Course — Chevrolet in 2020.
ADDITIONAL FINISHING POSITIONS
Kyle Larson finished runner-up in the inaugural NASCAR Cup Series race at the Circuit of The Americas in 2021.
A total of five different drivers have finished in the top-five in the inaugural NASCAR Cup Series race at the Circuit of the Americas — 1. Chase Elliott, 2. Kyle Larson, 3. Joey Logano, 4. Ross Chastain, 5. A.J. Allmendinger.
A total of 10 different drivers have finished in the top-10 in the NASCAR Cup Series race at the Circuit of The Americas — 1. Chase Elliott, 2. Kyle Larson, 3. Joey Logano, 4. Ross Chastain, 5. A.J. Allmendinger, 6. Chase Briscoe, 7. Michael McDowell, 8. Alex Bowman, 9. Tyler Reddick, 10. Kyle Busch.
A total of 10 different NASCAR Cup Series drivers have led at least one lap at the Circuit of The Americas.
All-Time Lap Leaders at the Circuit of The Americas Road Course
Lap LeadersLedCompleted% LedRacesJoey Logano145426%1Kyle Busch125422%1Chase Elliott5549%1Austin Cindric4547%1Kyle Larson4547%1Ross Chastain4547%1Alex Bowman3546%1Martin Truex Jr32413%1Michael McDowell3546%1Ryan Preece2544%1Joey Logano leads the NASCAR Cup Series in laps led at the Circuit of The Americas with 14 laps led (26%).The most laps led by the race winner in a single NASCAR Cup Series race at the Circuit of The Americas was five laps led by Chase Elliott on May 23, 2021.The fewest laps led by the race winner in a single NASCAR Cup Series race at the Circuit of The Americas was five laps led by Chase Elliott on May 23, 2021.The most laps led in a single NASCAR Cup Series race at the Circuit of The Americas by a driver that did not win the race was 14 laps led by Joey Logano in the inaugural 2021 event — he started sixth and ultimately finished third in the race.
TRACK / EVENT STATS
The inaugural NASCAR Cup Series race at the Circuit of The Americas was shortened and ended under caution due to weather:ScheduledActualFewer LapsWinnerDate685414Chase ElliottSunday, May 23, 2021
Additional Inaugural Event Stats
CategoriesLast RaceMost/LargestFewest/SmallestCars:4040 (05/23/2021)40 (05/23/2021)Lead Changes:1111 (05/23/2021)11 (05/23/2021)Leaders:1010 (05/23/2021)10 (05/23/2021)Cautions:66 (05/23/2021)6 (05/23/2021)Caution Laps:1414 (05/23/2021)14 (05/23/2021)Lead Lap Finish:3131 (05/23/2021)31 (05/23/2021)Running at Finish:3333 (05/23/2021)33 (05/23/2021)The final lead change of the race took place with five laps to go – Chase Elliott passed Alex Bowman for the lead.
NASCAR IN TEXAS
There have been 142 NASCAR national series races among four tracks in the state of Texas.Track NameCityCupXfinityTruckTotalFirst YearTexas Motor SpeedwayFort Worth4142471301995Texas World SpeedwayCollege Station80081969Circuit of The AmericasAustin11132021Meyer SpeedwayHouston10011971Totals514348142The first NASCAR national series race held in the state of Texas was a NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas World Speedway in College Station, Texas. The event was held on December 7, 1969 and it was won by Bobby Isaac (Dodge).
TEXANS IN NASCAR
A total of 94 different drivers in NASCAR national series history have their home state recorded as Texas.A total of 10 different drivers from Texas have won at least one race in NASCAR‘s three national series.NASCAR Hall of Famer Terry Labonte leads all Texas drivers with 34 NASCAR national series wins.
Winners from Texas:
Texas Race WinnersCupXfinityTruckCombinedTerry Labonte2211134Bobby Labonte2110132A.J. Foyt7007Billy Wade4004Chris Buescher1304Bobby Hillin Jr1203Johnny Rutherford1001James Buescher0167David Starr0044Colin Braun0011Totals57271397
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