There’s already been one ticket punched for the Championship race in a few weeks and now Texas Motor Speedway plays host to the next chance to punch a ticket, or double down for one driver. The Autotrader Echopark Automotive 500 is Sunday afternoon as the drivers fight it out over 334 laps around the 1.5-mile track. This is the second race of the season at Texas with the last race being in July and that had a great finish to it after a late race caution shook up the strategy for pit calls.

This weekend they are applying traction compound in the corners, though half as much in the second set of corners compared to the first set of corners and so that should hopefully give the track a second groove to race in the corners and that...