It was a clean sweep for the non-playoff drivers in the Round of 16. Chris Buescher snapped a six-year winless streak and put RFK Racing back in Victory Lane at Bristol.
He became the 19th different winner of the 2022 season.
In a busy attrition race, four drivers were eliminated from the playoffs. They are former Cup champions Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick, as well as Richard Childress Racing’s Tyler Reddick and Austin Dillon.
How to watch NASCAR in Texas
- breed: Autotrader Echo Park Automotive 500
- Date: Sunday, September 25th
- Start time: 3:30 pm ET
- TV channel: United States | TSN 3/5 (Canada)
- Live stream: Peacock, fuboTV
- Radio: PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
The playoffs have been reset and only 34 points cover the remaining field of 12 drivers. Chase Elliott is back at the top of the standings. Kyle Larson was the defending winner at Texas last year, but Ryan Blaney won the All-Star Race at TMS earlier this year. He remains the only driver in the playoffs without a win.
Rick Allen leads the NBC Cup Series broadcast team in the booth, where he is joined by former star racers Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeff Burton. Veteran crew chief Steve Letarte added his technical knowledge for further analysis.
Here’s how and where to watch all the on-track action for NASCAR this weekend:
Saturday, September 24
- (Schedule is tentative and subject to change)
- 10:35 am ET – NASCAR Xfinity Series Practice – USA NETWORK
- 11:05 pm ET – NASCAR Xfinity Series Qualifying – USA NETWORK
- 12:35 pm ET – NASCAR Cup Series practice – USA NETWORK
- 1:20 pm ET – NASCAR Cup Series qualifying – USA NETWORK
- 3:45 pm ET – NASCAR Xfinity Series race (200 laps / 300 miles) – USA NETWORK
Sunday, September 25
- 3:30 pm ET – NASCAR Cup Series race (334 laps / 501 miles) – USA NETWORK
Who’s on the entry list for the NASCAR Cup at Bristol?
There are 36 cars on the NASCAR Cup Series entry list with no open entries.
What’s next on the NASCAR Cup schedule?
The NASCAR Cup Series heads to Talladega Superspeedway next weekend, serving as the middle race in the Round of 12.
|Sunday, October 2||Talladega||NBC||2:00 pm ET||MRN/SiriusXM|
|Sunday, October 9||Charlotte Roval||NBC||2:00 pm ET||PRN/SiriusXM|
|Sunday, October 16||Las Vegas||NBC||2:30 pm ET||PRN/SiriusXM|
|Sunday, October 23||Homestead||NBC||2:30 pm ET||MRN/SiriusXM|
|Sunday, October 30||Martinsville||NBC||2:00 pm ET||MRN/SiriusXM|
|Sunday, November 6||Phoenix||NBC||3:00 pm ET||MRN/SiriusXM|