Chase Elliott is favored to win on the twisty track
NASCAR has been taking a perfect turn in Texas. A number of them.
The Cup Series will maintain its first race at the Circuit of the Americas road course in Austin on Sunday, May 23, on the Exact Same track used by Formula One.
It’s among seven street course-style races on the circuit this season in a big departure in the traditional oval track program.
The 3.41-mile-long monitor is constituted of 20 works including nine right ones and an altitude change of 133 feet.
Chase Elliott, Martin Truex Jr. and Brad Keselowski took part in a test session in March to determine how the Chevy, Toyota and Ford cars would handle the track.
“The track’s fun, you know, it’s a great deal of character to it, Elliott said after the test.
“I feel as if it’s really be a steep learning curve for me just trying to piece together all of the different areas of the track.
Keselowski highlighted the very first turn, and it will be a sharp hairpin situated on top of a hill at the end of the pit straight.
“Turn 1 was created like a fan said’how can I have the maximum calamity in that corner at the start,” he explained.
“It is uphill, it motivates a driver to try to out-brake another motorist, which can be big on a restart or even a beginning because all the cars are so close together.”
However, Elliott ended last behind Keselowski in the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational race held on a virtual version of the track Wed, May 19, that was won by Australian motorist James Davison.
Those with a engaging TV supplier may also see the race online and on smart devices with.
The Camping World Truck Series and Xfinity Series will also compete in the venue on Saturday, together with all the races broadcast on FS1 beginning at 1:00 p.m. ET.