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How to watch qualifying for 2021 Toyota Tundra 225 truck race at COTA

The Toyota Tundra 225 truck race takes place on May 22nd this year. We break down how the starting lineup will be settled for Saturday’s race at the Circuit of the Americas.

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Racing field in the first turn of Kansas Speedway during the Wise Power 200 on May 1st, 2021 at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. Photo by William Purnell/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series returns to action on Saturday with its second road race of the season. Ben Rhodes won the NextEra Energy 250 at the Daytona Road Course, and the circuit now heads to Austin, Texas and the Circuit of the Americas. The Truck Series will run the Toyota Tundra 225 on Saturday and it will be preceded by qualifying.

This is notable because there has been limited qualifying across all of NASCAR this season. This is the third track at which NASCAR has held qualifying, and it’s only the second round of qualifying for the Truck Series. The other instance was Pinty’s Truck Race on Dirt at Bristol Motor Speedway. Otherwise, starting lineups have been determined through a performance-metric formula that factors in the last race and season-long performance.

Truck Series qualifying is scheduled for 9:05 a.m. ET on Saturday, May 22 on FS2, with the race to follow at 1 p.m. ET on FS1. Both events will be available via live stream on and through the Bally Sports app. If you don’t have a cable login to access either, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream qualifying.

The starting lineup for Saturday’s Truck Series race will be determined by speed on a qualifying lap. The faster a truck runs the lap, the better the starting position. If a driver has to change cars or make changes to their car after qualifying, they will be dropped to the back of the starting lineup.