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Start your engines: NASCAR comes to COTA this weekend

Get ready for an action-packed weekend.

A line of cars passing on a race track in front of a crowd at COTA.

Where else but COTA can you watch NASCAR and armadillo racing?

Photo courtesy of NASCAR at COTA & Adam Glanzman

Hear that roar? The EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix begins this Friday, March 24, and it’s promising an action-packed weekend at Circuit of the Americas.

Over the course of three days, attendees can expect to watch practice laps, qualifying rounds, and official races for the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, and NASCAR Cup Series.

The race weekend boasts big names like seven-time NCS champion Jimmie Johnson, former F1 world champions Kimi Räikkönen and Jenson Button, and Ross Chastain.

Curious what else will be happening at the track? Here are just a few other spectacles on the schedule:

  • A Darius Rucker concert
  • Armadillo racing
  • Aquatic acrobatic show
  • A watermelon drop from the COTA tower
  • A Ricky Bobby impersonator
  • The ATX BBQ Showdown

Tickets are still available for the captivating COTA event, starting at $99 for a weekend package or $70 for a Sunday pass.

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