In the discussion of shorter sporting events, Saturday’s 55-lap Xfinity race on the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval lasted 1 hour, 32 minutes and 35 seconds.
It was 13 minutes shorter than the Michigan race in June – what had been the shortest Xfinity race of the year. Saturday’s race on the Roval also was the first time any of the four road course events this season needed less than two hours to complete.
Steve O’Donnell, executive vice president and chief racing development officer for NASCAR, stated after the race that the Xfinity Roval event would have more laps next year.
Observations from today. Roval is Legit. First time winner. Ability to pass. Challenging course. Will add some laps to this event for next year. Good problem to have with fans asking for more. Number of laps for tomorrow should be spot on with avg time for Cup race-Can’t wait!
— Steve O'Donnell (@odsteve) September 29, 2018
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