NASCAR at Texas stay updates, outcomes, highlights from 2020 Cup Collection playoff race

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NASCAR at Texas live updates, results, highlights from 2020 Cup Series playoff race

NASCAR's round of 16 in Texas on Sunday spawned a drama long before the engines were fired, hopefully anticipating a ferocious EchoPark Automotive 500 autotrader.

Martin Truex Jr. was docked with 20 points for failing a pre-race inspection and is now in serious trouble getting a spot in the championship. After Joey Logano's victory last weekend, there are only three positions left.

The main fight to watch out for on Sunday will be between Brad Keselowski and Chase Elliott, who are separated by eight points on either side of the border line.

The drivers of the Cup series who are still eligible for the championship are listed below, sorted by points:

Item driver Distance to the cut-off
1 Joey Logano ADV
2 Kevin Harvick +41
3 Denny Hamlin +20
4th Brad Keselowski +8
CUT OFF CUT OFF CUT OFF
5 Chase Elliott -8th
6th Alex Bowman -27
7th Martin Truex Jr. -51
8th Kurt Busch -73

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NASCAR Texas Live Updates, 2020 Playoff Race Highlights

5:38 pm: NASCAR says it is making negative strides.

NASCAR Says It's Losing Ground Faster Than Before (It's Getting Wetter) … NASCAR will turn off the jet dryers and refuel.

– Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) October 25, 2020

5:26 pm: Cars remain covered in Texas.

4:55 pm: It could be a long time before we see a green flag.

NASCAR says the fog is heavy enough that the areas where it dried the track are wet again.

– Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) October 25, 2020

4:48 pm: Texas has lights for what it's worth.

4:35 pm: Red flag.

4:30 pm: Harvick struggles to find out what's wrong with his car after bumping into the wall.

Sounds like Harvick (P36 at the moment) has to pit again and the team will try to get under the car and fix it.

– Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) October 25, 2020

4:28 pm: Yikes

Rodney Childers: "My computer is so wet the mouse doesn't even work."

– Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) October 25, 2020

4:19 pm: Caution finally out for the weather.

4:16 pm: Harvick's team is upset that the race isn't yellow because of the moisture.

"It's fucking raining. It's ridiculous." heard on Kevin Harvick's team radio.

– Matt Mayer (@MatthewMayerCBS) October 25, 2020

4:15 pm: There is a low level of fog that may make the road surface slippery.

4:13 pm: Harvick into the wall.

4:11 pm: Green on lap 27.

4:03 pm: Beware of JJ Yeley.

This will be the caution of competition.

– Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) October 25, 2020

4 p.m .: Kevin Harvick retains an early lead.

3:56 pm: Back to green.

3:53 pm: Beware of Chris Buescher in the fifth round.

3:49 pm: Green flag.

3:48 pm: Truex Jr. sends a message to his team.

Martin Truex Jr. explains to the 19 group during the pace laps: “We have a great team. We can do this. I'm ready to go. "| #NASCAR

– Kelly Crandall (@KellyCrandall) October 25, 2020

3:30 a.m.: The green flag is supposed to come at 3:47 p.m. Pre-race ceremonies are underway.

NASCAR race start time today

The round of 16 of the NASCAR playoffs in Texas on Sunday should begin around 3:30 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.

NASCAR in Texas starting grid

Here is the full grid for Sunday's NASCAR race in Texas:

begin driver Car no. team
1 Kevin Harvick (P) 4th Stewart-Haas Racing
2 Joey Logano (P) 22nd Team Penske
3 Brad Keselowski (P) 2 Team Penske
4th Chase Elliott (P) 9 Hendrick Motorsports
5 Alex Bowman (P) 88 Hendrick Motorsports
6th Martin Truex Jr. (P) 19th Joe Gibbs Racing
7th Denny Hamlin (P) 11 Joe Gibbs Racing
8th Kurt Busch (P) 1 Chip Ganassi Racing
9 Kyle Busch 18th Joe Gibbs Racing
10 Ryan Blaney 12 Team Penske
11 William Byron 24 Hendrick Motorsports
12 Austin Dillon 3 Richard Childress Racing
13 Aric Almirola 10 Stewart-Haas Racing
14th Matt DiBenedetto 21st Wood Brothers Racing
fifteen Christopher Bell 95 Leavine Family Racing
16 Cole Custer 41 Stewart-Haas Racing
17th Erik Jones 20th Joe Gibbs Racing
18th Bubba Wallace 43 Richard Petty Motorsports
19th Tyler Reddick 8th Richard Childress Racing
20th Chris Buescher 17th Roush Fenway Racing
21st Clint Bowyer 14th Stewart-Haas Racing
22nd Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing
23 Michael McDowell 34 Motorsport in the front row
24 John Hunter Nemechek 38 Motorsport in the front row
25th Ryan Newman 6th Roush Fenway Racing
26th Jimmie Johnson 48 Hendrick Motorsports
27 Ty Dillon 13 Germain Racing
28 Corey LaJoie 32 Go Fas Racing
29 Ryan Preece 37 JTG Daugherty Racing
30th Daniel Suarez 96 Gaunt Brothers Racing
31 Brennan Poole fifteen Premium motorsport
32 Matt Kenseth 42 Chip Ganassi Racing
33 JJ Yeley 27 Rick Ware Racing
34 Quin Houff 00 StarCom Racing
35 Reed Sorenson 77 Spire Motorsports
36 Timmy Hill 66 MBM Motorsport
37 Josh Bilicki 7th Tommy Baldwin Racing
38 Garrett Smithley 53 Rick Ware Racing
39 Joey gases 51 Petty Ware Racing
40 Chad Finchum 49 MBM Motorsport

(P) Playoff driver.