Kyle Larson Scores a Spot in the Championship Four

Kyle Larson scores a spot in the Championship Four in the NASCAR Cup Series Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Only three more races remained before the Championship Four event at Phoenix Raceway. Texas Motor Speedway was the host for the first race in the Round of 8 in the NASCAR Cup Series. The race gave playoff contenders a challenge as Texas Motor Speedway is trickier than what most people think. The track features a slick surface that makes drivers tiptoe around the corners. Also, there are different degrees of banking on opposite ends of the racetrack. One driver was up for the challenge.

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Kyle Larson Punches a Ticket to the Championship Four with a Texas Victory

Kyle Larson punches a ticket to the Championship Four with a Texas Victory in the NASCAR Cup Series Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500.

The Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas Motor Speedway had dramatic ups and downs all Sunday afternoon with the victorious exception of Kyle Larson, who absolutely dominated the race – leading 256 of 334 laps and holding off the field on seven different re-starts in the final 125 laps alone.

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Kyle Busch Finally Finds Victory Lane in 2020

Kyle Busch finally finds victory lane in the NASCAR Cup Series Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 on Wednesday night at Texas Motor Speedway.
FORT WORTH, TEXAS – OCTOBER 28: Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 18 Skittles Zombie Toyota, crosses the finish line to win the NASCAR Cup Series Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on October 28, 2020, in Fort Worth, Texas. Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Kyle Busch finally finds victory lane in the NASCAR Cup Series Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 on Wednesday night at Texas Motor Speedway.

Three races remained heading into this past race at Texas Motor Speedway. With solid runs the previous week at Kansas Speedway, the top-four teams have built a solid foundation holding them above the cutline. This left the drivers of Martin Truex Jr. and Kurt Busch in must-win situations coming into the final two races before the Championship 4 race.

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Kyle Busch Salvages Winning Streak with a Victory at Texas

Kyle Busch salvages winning streak in the NASCAR Cup Series Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on Wednesday night.
FORT WORTH, TEXAS – OCTOBER 28: Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 18 Skittles Zombie Toyota, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on October 28, 2020, in Fort Worth, Texas. Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Kyle Busch salvages winning streak in the NASCAR Cup Series Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on Wednesday night.

After winning the three-time-weather-delayed Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on Wednesday, Kyle Busch climbed from his car and pointed to the image of a zombie on his helmet.

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NASCAR Cup Series Cash or Pass Picks for Texas

NASCAR Cup Series Cash or Pass picks are for the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend.
FORT WORTH, TEXAS – JULY 19: Austin Dillon, driver of the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet, crosses the finish line to win the NASCAR Cup Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on July 19, 2020, in Fort Worth, Texas. Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images

NASCAR Cup Series Cash or Pass picks are for the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend.

With the 2020 season coming down to its final three races, the NASCAR Cup Series heads to Texas Motor Speedway for the middle race in the Round of 8. The playoff contenders will have a chance to join Joey Logano, the Kansas winner from last week, in locking a spot in the championship race with a win. 

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