It was an outright victory for the drivers who did not play in the playoffs in the Round of 16. Chris Buescher snapped a six-year winless streak and returned RFK Racing to Victory Lane at Bristol.
He became the 19th different winner of the 2022 season.
In a frantic attrition race, four drivers were eliminated from the playoffs. They were 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
- The race: Autotrader Echo Park Automotive 500
- Date: Sunday, September 25
- Start time: 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time
- Television channel: United States | TSN 3/5 (Canada)
- Live broadcast: peacock, fuboTV
- Radio: PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
The playoffs have restarted and just 34 points cover the remaining field of 12 drivers. Chase Elliott returns to the top of the leaderboard. Kyle Larson is 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 cockpit, where he is joined by former star drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeff Burton. Veteran crew chief Steve Letarte adds his technical knowledge for additional analysis.
Here’s how and where to watch all the action on the NASCAR track this weekend:
Saturday, September 24
- (Schedule is tentative and subject to change)
- 10:35 a.m. ET – NASCAR Xfinity Series Practice – USA NETWORK
- 11:05 p.m. ET – NASCAR Xfinity Series Qualifying – USA NETWORK
- 12:35 pm ET – NASCAR Cup Series Practice – USA NETWORK
- 1:20 p.m. ET – NASCAR Cup Series Qualifying – USA NETWORK
- 3:45 p.m. 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 Series at Bristol?
There are 36 cars on the NASCAR Cup Series entry list with no open entries.
What’s next on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule?
The NASCAR Cup Series heads to Talladega Superspeedway next weekend, serving as the intermediate race in the round of 16.
|Sunday, October 2||Talladega||NBC||2:00 p.m. Eastern Time||MRN/SiriusXM|
|Sunday, October 9||charlotte roval||NBC||2:00 p.m. Eastern Time||PRN/SiriusXM|
|Sunday, October 16||Las Vegas||NBC||2:30 p.m. ET||PRN/SiriusXM|
|Sunday, October 23||Farm||NBC||2:30 p.m. ET||MRN/SiriusXM|
|Sunday, October 30||martinsville||NBC||2:00 p.m. Eastern Time||MRN/SiriusXM|
|Sunday, November 6||Phoenix||NBC||3:00 p.m. Eastern time||MRN/SiriusXM|