Martin Truex Jr. does what he always seems to do in the playoffs by locking up a spot in the final four with a win Sunday at Martinsville, and now we’ll see who can take advantage at Texas and earn a spot at Homestead Miami Speedway this week.
As of right now, Denny Hamlin (2nd), Kyle Busch (3rd) and Joey Logano (4th) are in position to race in the championship in two weeks.
All three of these men are in great position to earn a spot with a victory at the 1.5-mile intermediate track in Texas this week. Busch is a great intermediate racer and obviously one of the most talented drivers in the game while Hamlin (who already won at Texas this year) and Logano have a lot of success on tracks such as this as well.
And with the way driving has gone recently at Texas — a lot of racing in a line staying in a pack — Logano and Hamlin’s success at wide-open tracks such as Talladega or even Michigan, both men could be in line for wins again this week.
At the same time, Kevin Harvick, Ryan Blaney and Chase Elliott have also had similar success in comparable instances. Kyle Larson, on the other hand, has had his struggles at intermediate tracks in the past.
But for this weekend, all eight drivers remaining in the playoffs have a great shot to win, including Truex who has made a name for himself as one of the best intermediate drivers on tour over the last three years.
NASCAR at Texas: What time does the race start?
The AAA Texas 500 will take place Sunday, Nov. 3. Live coverage begins at 3 p.m. ET.
What channel is NASCAR on today?
The AAA Texas 500 will be broadcast nationally on NBCSN. The race also can be live-streamed on the NBC Sports App.
NASCAR at Texas schedule, how to watch
Here’s a daily schedule of events leading up to the AAA Texas 500.
(All times Eastern)
Friday, Nov. 1
Saturday, Nov. 2
Sunday, Nov. 3
NASCAR at Texas Starting Lineup
Below is the entry list for the AAA Texas 500.
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