NASCAR Races into Circuit of The Americas
The inaugural EchoPark Texas Grand Prix was a NASCAR Cup Series Race that took place at Circuit of The Americas on May 21st, 2021. The race was originally scheduled to be 68 laps around the 3.41-mile track, but was shortened to just 54 laps due to heavy rain. The Hendrick Motorsports Team drivers, Chase Elliot and Kyle Larson, pulled off an exciting finish in first and second place. The NASCAR Cup Series featured supporting races by the NASCAR Xfinity Series and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series during the race weekend.
Marc Marquez Reclaims His Throne at COTA
After being postponed for a year due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, MotoGP returned to Circuit of The Americas in October 2021. Marc Marquez reclaimed his title at Circuit of The Americas winning his 7th race at this track. Fabio Quartararo finished the Grand Prix in second place following by Francesco Bagnaia in third.
Max Verstappen Wins the 2021 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix
Formula One returned to Austin with over 400,000 race fans in attendance after being cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This was the ninth time that Circuit of The Americas was the host of a Formula 1 Grand Prix. Max Verstappen led the charge and finished the race in first place followed close behind by Lewis Hamilton and Sergio Perez. Verstappen was able to increase his lead to 12 points over the Mercedes Driver, Lewis Hamilton, in the World Drivers’ Championship after finishing the race first.
Rolling Stones No Filter Tour Stops at COTA
Circuit of The Americas welcomed The Rolling Stones to the Super Stage on November 20, 2021 as part of their critically-acclaimed NO FILTER tour. This marked the last tour date of the NO FILTER tour and the rock ‘n’ roll legends’ first time reuniting since the 2020 postponement. The Stones were electric on the Super Stage and performed hits such as “Start Me Up” and “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.”