The new race at the track built for Formula One is one of a record seven road course races in the Cup Series this season. The 3.4-mile track features 20 turns with multiple passing zones.
Defending Cup Series champion Chase Elliott is looking for his first race win of the season. He's got five career road course wins, including four of the last five. He came in as the favorite for the race win and qualified eighth.
There is a strong chance the race will be a wet one with forecasts of rain for the afternoon in Austin.