Drivers, start your engines — again.
Consistent rain forced NASCAR to postpone Sunday’s Round of 8 playoff race at Texas Motor Speedway after just 52 laps. The race is now set to restart at 5 p.m. ET on Wednesday with Clint Bowyer in the lead. The rest of the top five includes Jimmie Johnson, Erik Jones, Joey Logano and Martin Truex Jr.
Here are the playoff standings entering Wednesday:
|Pos.||Driver||Distance from cut-off|
|7||Martin Truex Jr.||-51|
Sporting News is tracking live updates and lap-by-lap highlights from Wednesday’s NASCAR race at Texas. Follow below for complete results from the postponed Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500.
NASCAR at Texas live updates, highlights from 2020 playoff race
6:11 p.m.: Caution for Joey Gase.
6:02 p.m.: Bowman takes the lead.
6 p.m.: Stage 2 goes green.
5:52 p.m.: Bowyer wins Stage 1. Martin Truex Jr. is right behind him.
5:40 p.m.: Back to green.
5:33 p.m.: Caution for debris. There have been five cautions (including Sunday’s events), and several days of rain-related delays. What a ridiculous race.
5:29 p.m.: Back to green.
5:20 p.m.: Hamlin and Almirola have damage from that incident.
5:13 p.m.: Caution. Bubba Wallace and Matt Kenseth tangle.
5:13 p.m.: Free pass goes to Kevin Harvick, who moves back to the lead lap.
5:09 p.m.: Green flag. This is a resumption of Sunday’s action, meaning we’re starting at Lap 52.
5 p.m.: Engines fired.
4:46 p.m.: NBCSN will carry the race beginning at 5 p.m.
4:34 p.m.: Cars to the grid!
4:26 p.m.: It looks like this race might actually restart soon.
NASCAR about ready to have team push the cars back onto the grid as drying continues.
— Jayski.com (@jayski) October 28, 2020
NASCAR race start time today
The Round of 8 NASCAR playoff race at Texas on Wednesday should begin at approximately 5 p.m. ET.
The race is 334 laps spread over three stages and will become official after Lap 167. The distance of the race is 501 miles.