For the first time in 2022, the NASCAR Cup Series visits a road course when it travels to Circuit of the Americas for the EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix.
With 39 drivers entered, all will make the race, barring any entry list changes.
Joey Hand will make his season debut in Rick Ware Racing’s No. 15.
AJ Allmendinger returns to Kaulig Racing’s No. 16 after Noah Gragson piloted it at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Team Hezeberg returns for the first time since the Daytona 500, with Loris Hezemans making his Cup debut in the No. 27.
Much like the No. 27, The Money Team Racing’s No. 50 is also back for the first time since Daytona International Speedway, with Kaz Grala in the seat.
Boris Said will make his first start of the year in MBM Motorsports’ No. 66, his first Cup race since 2017.
Andy Lally is in Live Fast Motorsports’ No. 78, marking the first event of the year without team co-owner BJ McLeod driving.
Cup’s return to COTA will take place Sunday, March 27, at 3:30 p.m. ET, with TV coverage by FOX.
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