Race Weekend Central

Curb Your Racing Line: Last-Second Changes Made to the Esses at COTA

COTA

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

AUSTIN, Texas – Circuit of the Americas returns to the NASCAR Cup Series for 2022 with one significant change to the track surface: the curbing in the “esses” portion of the road course is now removed. The removal of the curbs at COTA was a sudden change that happened without notice, leaving many drivers with …

Read more

Kyle Larson Surges Late, Begins NASCAR Title Defense with Auto Club Win

Kyle Larson takes the checkered flag to win the WISE Power 400 at Auto Club Speedway, 2/27/2022 (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

On Sunday (Feb. 27) at Auto Club Speedway, Kyle Larson’s No. 5 came to life late, and the defending champ held off all comers to win his first race of 2022 in the Wise Power 400 and open his title defense.