NASCAR races to Austin for action-packed 2024 COTA weekend
Fasten those seatbelts, Austin. On October 4, NASCAR announced it is revving up for its third lap around the Circuit of the Americas, March 23-24, 2024.
The stock-car racing giant got off to a somewhat rough inauguration in 2021 when Chase Elliott won an EchoPark Automotive Texas Grand Prix race abbreviated by rain. After much dryer 2022 and 2023 extravaganzas, NASCAR is hitting the gas on another jam-packed weekend.
COTA will host all three of NASCAR’s premier series. The March 23 double-header will feature the second-tier Xfinity Series 250 and XPEL 225, part of the Craftsman Truck Series. The weekend then picks up speed on March 24 for the headlining Texas Grand Prix.
Tickets for the thunder-filled weekend are on sale now at NASCARatCOTA.com. Though racing fans can opt for upscale experiences through Fairmont Paddock Club and Loge Box packages, most passes are affordable. Weekend general admission starts at $99 for adults and $10 for kids 12 and under.
Whatever the ticket level, speed buffs are promised a thunderous good time. This year’s COTA races have been some of the most memorable in recent history, with Tyler Reddick winning the EchoPark Grand Prix after three overtimes and Zane Smith setting his truck on fire after a celebratory victory burnout.
“Our team is hard at work putting together one heck of a weekend for race fans, said NASCAR at COTA Executive Director Bryan Hammond via a release. “We’re all counting down to March 23-24, 2024, when we see the stars of the sport wheel their way through the twists and turns of COTA.”
Further details about the 2024 NASCAR weekend in Austin can be found on the NASCAR at COTA website. Full race weekend schedules will be announced in the upcoming months.