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Austin hosted its first NASCAR race over rainy skies at Circuit of the Americas on Sunday, May 23. (Claire Partain/Austonia)

After gracing the Circuit of the Americas track earlier this year, NASCAR is returning to Austin in 2022.

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Austin hosted its first NASCAR race over rainy skies at Circuit of the Americas on Sunday, May 23. (Claire Partain/Austonia)

"Start your engines!" Minister of Culture Matthew McConaughey started the race in his signature twang as the grand marshal for Austin's first NASCAR race at Circuit of the Americas on Sunday.

The race ended prematurely due to the rain, but the historic event still made an impact on thousands of Austinites and sports fans from around the country.

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For the first time ever, the Circuit of the Americas in Austin will host the NASCAR Cup Series from Friday-Sunday this weekend.

COTA will host four races, from Lamborghinis to the famed NASCAR Cup Series, for the first time in the Austin arena.

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NASCAR is making its way to Austin's Circuit of The Americas.

For the first time in the track's eight year history, the Circuit of the Americas will host a NASCAR race in 2021.

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