NASCAR at Texas: Live race updates, highlights from AAA Texas 500

Joey Logano (Getty Images)

NASCAR’s Cup Series is at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday for the AAA Texas 500, the second of three races in the playoffs Round of 8.

Joey Logano secured his spot in the Championship 4 last week with a controversial win at Martinsville. Martin Truex Jr. nearly pulled of the come-from-behind win but was nudged and passed by Logano in the final turn.

Despite being out of the playoffs, Ryan Blaney finds himself on the pole at Texas. Clint Bowyer starts second, and Kevin Harvick will start third. Jimmie Johnson has seven wins at Texas, the most all time. He has a chance to end his career-long winless streak Sunday.

Follow along as we provide live race results and highlights from Sunday’s AAA Texas 500.

NASCAR at Texas: Live race updates, highlights

(All times ET)

3:50 p.m.: We are through 45 laps in Stage 1. Kevin Harvick has jumped into the number one spot, with Kurt Busch and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. right behind him. 

3:45 p.m.: RESTART. Here is the new order:

3:40 p.m.: Numerous drivers have been hit with a penalty. 

3:38 p.m.: After 30 laps, there is a competition caution. The top three is unchanged. Chase Elliot has entered the Top 10.

3:30 p.m.: Ryan Blaney, Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski round out the top 3 after 15 laps. 

3:27 p.m.: Clint Bowyer and Denny Hamlin colide early. Bower is leaving the track for a flat. Denny Hamlin is also pitting for issues. 

3:22 p.m.: We are underway at Texas Motor Speedway!

3:15 p.m.: Start your engines, drivers!

2:45 p.m.: 

2:36 p.m.: Drivers and fans are getting set for the AAA Texas 500. Here is the leaderboard going into today’s race.