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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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