Race fans will experience another thrilling weekend of NASCAR in Austin, Texas when the NASCAR Cup Series (NCS), Xfinity Series (NXS) and Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) return to Circuit of The Americas (COTA), March 25-27, 2022. Read on for more details about the weekend's full lineup of activities and music, and get your tickets today!

toyota camry nascar race car on circuit of the americas track in Austin Texas with tower in the background
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The action-packed NASCAR at COTA tripleheader will Keep Austin Wheeled with the EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix (NCS), Pit Boss 250 (NXS) and XPEL 225 (NCWTS).

“Our inaugural NASCAR at COTA race weekend was truly an experience like no other,” said Speedway Motorsports President and CEO Marcus Smith. “We’ve got so much more for fans this year – more fun, more access, more music and more camping. We’re working closely with COTA CEO Bobby Epstein and his staff to produce another spectacular NASCAR event weekend in Austin.”

FEVO Friday on March 25 will open the weekend with the NXS and NCWTS on track for practice and qualifying sessions beginning at 2 p.m. CT.

Grammy Award winning Midland performing live on stage.Midland. Courtesy of United Talent Agency.

A robust schedule on Saturday, March 26 will feature all three series on track. The day begins with NCS practice (9 a.m.) and qualifying (10 a.m.), and then the races in the other two series. The XPEL 225 NCWTS race will begin at noon (FS1) and be followed by the Pit Boss 250 NXS race at 3:30 p.m. (FS1).

Once the on-track action ends Saturday, the party heats up! Hairball, which will make race fans feel as if they have attended 20 different concerts in one night, will serve as the headline act of the inaugural “After Party at The Amp.” The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. with “Trackside Live” hosted by Jose Castillo and featuring Q&A sessions with several NASCAR drivers, including Hall of Famer Mark Martin and current NCS driver Corey LaJoie. A full driver lineup will be announced as the event draws closer. Hairball is scheduled to hit COTA’s amphitheater stage at 7:30 p.m. for a two-hour performance. The “After Party at The Amp” event is free to all of Saturday’s race attendees as well as those campers on property.

The weekend’s grand finale begins with Midland, the GRAMMY® Award-nominated band that hails from nearby Dripping Springs, Texas, performing a special one-hour concert on Sunday, March 27 at 12:45 p.m. prior to the main event, the EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix NCS race, which begins at 2:30 p.m. (FOX) and will mark NASCAR’s first official race for the technologically advanced Next Gen stock car on a road course during the 2022 season.

Main entrance to Circuit of The Americas in Austin Texas
Courtesy of Circuit of The Americas.

“Our team has been hard at work putting together a can’t-miss spectacle that will be one of the most fun and most affordable major events ever hosted at COTA,” said NASCAR at COTA Executive Director Bryan Hammond. “With NASCAR’s three premier series racing throughout the three-day weekend and a plethora of live entertainment off the track, race fans have plenty of opportunities to get their fix of high-speed action and unforgettable fun.”

Those attending NASCAR at COTA will find lots of entertainment as they explore COTA’s property. A graffiti artist, stilt walkers, fire breathers and even a human cannonball will amaze the crowds while pig races, BMX stunt shows, canine stars, high divers and a full steel combat show will put on performances throughout the weekend. Fans can also take part in axe throwing and an escape room.

Circuit of The Americas track in Austin Texas
Credit Vinny Orest.

How to Get Tickets

Tickets for the March 25-27 NASCAR at COTA tripleheader weekend are on sale now at NASCARatCOTA.com/Tickets. Three-day weekend packages for adults start at just $99 and just $10 for kids 12 and under. Further details can be found on the NASCAR at COTA website including the full race weekend schedule.

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