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NASCAR Cup Series: Here’s the Starting Lineup for 2022 Circuit of the Americas

by Taylor Cunningham
FONTANA, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 27: Austin Cindric, driver of the #2 Menards/Quaker State Ford, leads Daniel Hemric, driver of the #16 Poppy Bank Chevrolet, Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Ground Toyota, Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota, and Erik Jones, driver of the #43 FOCUS factor Chevrolet, in a five-wide salute to the fans prior to the NASCAR Cup Series Wise Power 400 at Auto Club Speedway on February 27, 2022 in Fontana, California. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)

The NASCAR Cup Series is back at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas—and the starting lineup is already on the books for today’s event.

With a high of 89 and sunny skies, the outlook for the race is already panning out to be much better than the last time the series attempted the Texas track. In May of last year, the drivers took to the Circuit of the Americas during heavy rains. And slick conditions and low visibility led to mass chaos and a trail of wrecked cars.

So the NASCAR pros are looking forward to a more promising experience today.

“I’m excited to see what it looks like with a dry track,” Chase Briscoe told the Tennessean. “All the rain made the track a mess last year, but I know from a facility standpoint, it’s pretty remarkable. As for the city, Austin is a really cool town. I look forward to exploring it a bit more.”

For those of you gearing up to watch today’s race and see just “remarkable” the Circuit of the Americas can be, here’s everything you need to know:

Cup Series Starting Lineup

Row 1
1. Ryan Blaney, No. 12 Team Penske Ford
2. Daniel Suarez, No. 99 Trackhouse Racing Toyota

Row 2
3. Cole Custer, No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
4. Tyler Reddick, No. 8 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet

Row 3
5. Alex Bowman, No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
6. Joey Logano, No. 22 Team Penske Ford

Row 4
7. Christopher Bell, No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
8. Denny Hamlin, No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota

Row 5
9. Justin Haley, No. 31 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet
10. Austin Cindric, No. 2 Team Penske Ford

Row 6
11. Kurt Busch, No. 45 23XI Racing Chevrolet
12. Chase Elliott, No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet

Row 7
13. Kyle Larson, No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
14. Chase Briscoe, No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford

Row 8
15. Kyle Busch, No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
16. Ross Chastain, No. 1 Trackhouse Racing Chevrolet

Row 9
17. Martin Truex Jr., No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
18. Kevin Harvick, No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford

Row 10
19. Harrison Burton, No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford
20. AJ Allmendinger, No. 16 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet

Row 11
21. Austin Dillon, No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
22. Chris Buescher, No. 17 Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing Ford

Row 12
23. Bubba Wallace, No. 23 23XI Racing Toyota
24. William Byron, No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet

Row 13
25. Aric Almirola, No. 10 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
26. Brad Keselowski, No. 6 Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing Ford

Row 14
27. Michael McDowell, No. 34 Front Row Motorsports Ford 
28. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., No. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet

Row 15
29. Todd Gilliland, No. 38 Front Row Motorsports Ford 
30. Erik Jones, No. 43 Petty GMS Motorsports Chevrolet

Row 16
31. Kaz Grala, No. 50 TMT Racing Chevrolet
32. Corey Lajoie, No. 7 Spire Motorsports Chevrolet

Row 17
33. Ty Dillon, No. 42 Petty GMS Motorsports Chevrolet
34. Josh Bilicki, No. 77 Spire Motorsports Chevrolet

Row 18
35. Cody Ware, No. 51 Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet
36. Loris Hezemans, No. 27 Team Hezberg Ford

Row 19
37. Boris Said, No. 66 Motorsports Business Management Ford
38. Joey Hand, No. 15 Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet

Row 20
39. Andy Lally, No. 78 Live Fast Motorsports Ford

When and How to Watch Today’s NASCAR Cup Series

Today’s event kicks off at 2:30 p.m. on the 3.426 mile Texas road course.

To watch, you can tune into your local FOX station. The COTA race is also available for FOX Sports app and SiriusXM subscribers. Or NASCAR fans can listen to coverage on PRN 102.5-FM in Nashville.