AUSTIN, TEXAS— March 23, 2023 – Everything is bigger in Texas, including Circuit of the America’s 3.41-mile road course; the first road course for NASCAR drivers in the 2023 season. This will be NASCAR’s third time racing at the 11-year-old track that’s the only purpose-built facility in the United States designed to host multiple premier motorsports. Circuit of the America’s, better known as COTA, resides in the heart of Austin, Texas. What makes this road course unique is it’s also used for Formula 1. Often, when one hears the name COTA, they immediately jump to foreign sportscars, but NASCAR is changing the name of the game bringing stockcars into the mix.
Richard Childress Racing is heading to the great state on a high note after placing all 4 cars in top-10 finishing positions during the 2022 races. That includes the Xfinity Series No. 2 and No. 21 Chevrolet Camaros, along with the Cup Series No. 3 and No. 8 Chevrolet Camaros.
With 20 turns total, the anticipation is sure to be riding high for race fans. That is the most turns at any track on the NASCAR circuit. Fans can expect 11 left-hand turns, and 9 right-hand turns on this weekend’s road course. Teams are preparing for the winding road course with a minimum of 3 spotters per driver.
RCR is proud of the many roots our partners have in Texas, including Netspend and Bennett Family of Companies. A quarter of Bennett Family of Company’s employees reside in the great state of Texas, handling freight and truckers coming in and out of the state every day. Bennett Transportation & Logistics celebrates “Texas Fest” this weekend in support of Austin Hill.
Austin, Texas is home to RCR’s newest partner, Netspend. Kyle Busch will drive and debut the No. 8 Netspend Chevrolet Camaro in this weekend’s Cup race. The bright blue and orange scheme is one that is sure to stand out on the track. While it’s the first time this car will hit the track in competition, it’s also the first race that Kyle Busch will race on a road course for RCR in a Chevrolet Camaro.
The NASCAR Xfinity Series race will begin on Saturday at 5:00 p.m. EST on FS1, while the NASCAR Cup Series action will take place on FOX, Sunday at 3:30 p.m. EST.