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ELROY, Texas --The United States Grand Prix, in its second year in Austin, is once again expected to bring 250,000 people to the Circuit of the Americas track over three days.

VIP ticket-holders got a close-up view of the track and the cars on Thursday.

Go here to see the photos.

Austin is the 18th race of the season. Following the U.S. Grand Prix, the teams will travel to Brazil for the final race.

If you can't make it to the track, go here for a 360-degree view of the track on Google Maps Street View.

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