This weekend’s NASCAR race: Drivers battle at Circuit of The Americas (COTA) in Austin

NASCAR heads to the Lone Star State this weekend for Cup Series racing at Circuit of The Americas (COTA) for the EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix in Austin, Texas. 

Coverage of the NASCAR Cup Series from COTA kicks off Sunday at 3 p.m. ET on FOX followed by the race at 3:30 p.m. ET.

Sunday’s race will be the second at COTA following last year’s inaugural event. The 3.41 mile racetrack opened in 2012, and is the first of six road courses on NASCAR’s schedule this year.

Circuit of Americas race track in Austin

Aerial view of Circuit of The Americas (COTA) racetrack in Austin, Texas. (FOX Sports)

Last year, rain put a damper on the inaugural event at COTA, but the weather is expected to be nice this weekend setting up for an amazing race with the sport's top drivers, including Chase Elliot. 

Elliot, a driver for Hendrick Motorsports, won each of his last two races on road courses, including COTA in 2021.

This story was reported from Washington, D.C.