2020 Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6]
Race 34 of 36 in the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series
2020 AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500 program cover
Date October 25 & 28, 2020
Location Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas
Course Permanent racing facility
1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Distance 334 laps, 501 mi (801.6 km)
Average speed 135.263 miles per hour (217.685 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Stewart-Haas Racing
Grid positions set by competition-based formula
Most laps led
Driver Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing
Laps 90
Winner
No. 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing
Television in the United States
Network NBCSN
Announcers Rick Allen, Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte and Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Radio in the United States
Radio PRN
Booth Announcers Doug Rice and Mark Garrow
Turn Announcers Rob Albright (1 & 2) and Pat Patterson (3 & 4)

The 2020 Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 was a NASCAR Cup Series race that was held on October 25, 2020 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. Contested over 334 laps on the 1.5 mile (2.4 km) intermediate quad-oval, it was the 34th race of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season, the eighth race of the Playoffs, and second race of the Round of 8. Rain forced the race to be stopped after 52 laps and the race was re-commence on Wednesday October 28.

Report

Background

Texas Motor Speedway, the track where the race was held.
Texas Motor Speedway, the track where the race was held.

Texas Motor Speedway is a speedway located in the northernmost portion of the U.S. city of Fort Worth, Texas – the portion located in Denton County, Texas. The track measures 1.5 miles (2.4 km) around and is banked 24 degrees in the turns, and is of the oval design, where the front straightaway juts outward slightly. The track layout is similar to Atlanta Motor Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway (formerly Lowe's Motor Speedway). The track is owned by Speedway Motorsports, Inc., the same company that owns Atlanta and Charlotte Motor Speedway, as well as the short-track Bristol Motor Speedway.

Entry list

No. Driver Team Manufacturer
00 Quin Houff (R) StarCom Racing Chevrolet
1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford
3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford
7 Josh Bilicki (i) Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet
8 Tyler Reddick (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford
13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet
14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
15 Brennan Poole (R) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet
17 Chris Buescher Roush Fenway Racing Ford
18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
21 Matt DiBenedetto Wood Brothers Racing Ford
22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford
24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
27 J. J. Yeley (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet
32 Corey LaJoie Go Fas Racing Ford
34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford
37 Ryan Preece JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
38 John Hunter Nemechek (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford
41 Cole Custer (R) Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
42 Matt Kenseth Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
43 Bubba Wallace Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet
47 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
49 Chad Finchum (i) MBM Motorsports Toyota
51 Joey Gase (i) Petty Ware Racing Ford
53 Garrett Smithley (i) Rick Ware Racing Ford
66 Timmy Hill (i) MBM Motorsports Toyota
77 Reed Sorenson Spire Motorsports Chevrolet
88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
95 Christopher Bell (R) Leavine Family Racing Toyota
96 Daniel Suárez Gaunt Brothers Racing Toyota
Official entry list

Qualifying

Kevin Harvick was awarded the pole for the race as determined by competition-based formula.[4]

Starting Lineup

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer
1 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
2 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford
3 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford
4 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
5 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
6 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
7 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
8 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
9 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
10 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford
11 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
12 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
13 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
14 21 Matt DiBenedetto Wood Brothers Racing Ford
15 95 Christopher Bell (R) Leavine Family Racing Toyota
16 41 Cole Custer (R) Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
17 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
18 43 Bubba Wallace Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet
19 17 Chris Buescher Roush Fenway Racing Ford
20 8 Tyler Reddick (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
21 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
22 47 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
23 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford
24 38 John Hunter Nemechek (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford
25 6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford
26 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
27 13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet
28 32 Corey LaJoie Go Fas Racing Ford
29 37 Ryan Preece JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
30 96 Daniel Suárez Gaunt Brothers Racing Toyota
31 15 Brennan Poole (R) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet
32 42 Matt Kenseth Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
33 27 J. J. Yeley (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet
34 00 Quin Houff (R) StarCom Racing Chevrolet
35 77 Reed Sorenson Spire Motorsports Chevrolet
36 66 Timmy Hill (i) MBM Motorsports Toyota
37 7 Josh Bilicki (i) Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet
38 53 Garrett Smithley (i) Rick Ware Racing Ford
39 51 Joey Gase (i) Petty Ware Racing Ford
40 49 Chad Finchum (i) MBM Motorsports Toyota
Official starting lineup

Race

Stage Results

Stage One Laps: 105

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 10
2 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 9
3 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 8
4 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 7
5 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 6
6 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 5
7 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 4
8 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 3
9 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 2
10 21 Matt DiBenedetto Wood Brothers Racing Ford 1
Official stage one results

Stage Two Laps: 105

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 10
2 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 9
3 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 8
4 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 7
5 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 6
6 95 Christopher Bell (R) Leavine Family Racing Toyoa 5
7 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 4
8 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 3
9 47 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 2
10 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 1
Official stage two results

Final Stage Results

Stage Three Laps: 124

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 9 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 334 50
2 6 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 334 53
3 15 95 Christopher Bell (R) Leavine Family Racing Toyota 334 39
4 10 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 334 46
5 5 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 334 40
6 3 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 334 38
7 8 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 334 30
8 14 21 Matt DiBenedetto Wood Brothers Racing Ford 334 30
9 7 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 334 28
10 2 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 334 30
11 12 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 334 32
12 22 47 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 334 27
13 11 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 334 29
14 16 41 Cole Custer (R) Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 334 23
15 19 8 Tyler Reddick (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 334 22
16 1 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 333 22
17 21 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 333 33
18 29 37 Ryan Preece JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 333 19
19 25 6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford 333 18
20 4 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 333 21
21 17 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 333 24
22 24 38 John Hunter Nemechek (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 332 15
23 13 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 332 14
24 27 13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet 332 13
25 28 32 Corey LaJoie Go Fas Racing Ford 331 12
26 23 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford 331 11
27 30 96 Daniel Suárez Gaunt Brothers Racing Toyota 328 10
28 31 15 Brennan Poole (R) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 328 9
29 37 7 Josh Bilicki (i) Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 326 0
30 36 66 Timmy Hill (i) MBM Motorsports Toyota 325 0
31 38 53 Garrett Smithley (i) Rick Ware Racing Ford 325 0
32 35 77 Reed Sorenson Spire Motorsports Chevrolet 321 5
33 34 00 Quin Houff (R) StarCom Racing Chevrolet 316 4
34 20 17 Chris Buescher Roush Fenway Racing Ford 310 3
35 40 49 Chad Finchum (i) MBM Motorsports Toyota 310 0
36 26 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 279 7
37 39 51 Joey Gase (i) Petty Ware Racing Ford 184 0
38 18 43 Bubba Wallace Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet 59 1
39 32 42 Matt Kenseth Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 59 1
40 33 27 J. J. Yeley (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 20 0
Official race results

Race statistics

Media

Television

NBC Sports covered the race on the television side. Rick Allen, Two–time Texas winner Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte and 2000 Texas winner Dale Earnhardt Jr. called the action from the booth on Sunday. Allen, Burton and Letarte called the action from the booth on Wednesday. Dave Burns, Parker Kligerman and Kelli Stavast handled the pit road duties on Sunday, Kligerman and Marty Snider handled the pit road duties on Wednesday.

NBCSN
Booth announcers Pit reporters
Lap-by-lap: Rick Allen (Sunday and Wednesday)
Color-commentator: Jeff Burton (Sunday and Wednesday)
Color-commentator: Steve Letarte (Sunday and Wednesday)
Color-commentator: Dale Earnhardt Jr. (Sunday)
Dave Burns (Sunday)
Parker Kligerman (Sunday and Wednesday)
Marty Snider (Wednesday)
Kelli Stavast (Sunday)

Radio

PRN covered their final 2020 broadcast, which was also simulcast on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio. Doug Rice & Mark Garrow covered the action for PRN when the field raced down the front straightaway. Rob Albright covered the action for PRN from a platform outside of Turns 1 & 2, & Pat Patterson covered the action from a platform outside of Turns 3 & 4 for PRN. Brad Gillie, Brett McMillan and Wendy Venturini had the call from pit lane for PRN.

PRN
Booth announcers Turn announcers Pit reporters
Lead announcer: Doug Rice
Announcer: Mark Garrow
Turns 1 & 2: Rob Albright
Turns 3 & 4: Pat Patterson
Brad Gillie
Brett McMillan
Wendy Venturini

Standings after the race

References

  1. ^ "2020 schedule". Jayski.com. Jayski's Silly Season Site. January 17, 2020. Retrieved September 3, 2020.
  2. ^ "Texas Motor Speedway". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. January 3, 2013. Retrieved September 3, 2020.
  3. ^ "Entry List" (PDF). Jayski.com. Jayski's Silly Season Site. October 16, 2020. Retrieved October 16, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Starting Lineup". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. October 21, 2020. Retrieved October 21, 2020.
  5. ^ "Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 Results". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. October 28, 2020. Retrieved October 28, 2020.
  6. ^ "Points standings" (PDF). Jayski.com. Jayski's Silly Season Site. October 28, 2020. Retrieved October 28, 2020.


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