Bank of America Roval 400
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race #29 of 36
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Race #3 of 10
Sunday, September 29, 2019
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 2:38pm/et
Laps/Stages: 109 laps total. Stages end on laps: 25/50/109
TELEVISION / RADIO / STREAMING
Television Coverage: Time 2:30pm/et, NBC and streamed at NBC Sports Live (available with participating TV provider login)
Radio Coverage (over the air and streaming): Performance Racing Network (PRN) / SiriusXM Satellite NASCAR (available with subscription)
On track schedule
Friday, September 27, 12:05-12:55pm/et, TV-NBC Sports Live (tape delayed on NBCSN at 2:00pm/et);
Saturday, September 28, 11:05-11:55am/et, TV-NBC Sports Live;
Saturday, September 28, 2:00-2:50pm/et, TV-NBCSN.
Qualifying: Friday, Septmber 27 at 4:40pm/et, TV-NBCSN.
Complete Event Schedule (times local to the track)
Thursday, September 26
4:00 PM-6:00 PM MENCS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
Friday, September 27
9:00 AM-6:30 PM MENCS GARAGE OPENS
11:00 AM MENCS ROOKIE MEETING & RANDOM DRAWING
12:05 PM-12:55 PM MENCS 1ST PRACTICE
4:40 PM MENCS QUALIFYING (MULTI-VEHICLE / TWO ROUNDS)
Saturday, September 28
9:00 AM-5:30 PM MENCS GARAGE OPEN
11:05 AM-11:55 AM MENCS 2ND PRACTICE
2:00 PM-2:50 PM MENCS FINAL PRACTICE
Sunday, September 29
9:00 AM MENCS GARAGE OPENS
12:30 PM MENCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (XFINITY SERIES GARAGE AREA)
1:50 PM MENCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
2:30 PM MENCS RACE (STAGES 25/50/109 LAPS = 248.52 MILES)
MENCS = Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Links to race, practice, qualifying results (in pdf): (will be added as available)
Drivers Points before reset
Owners Points before reset
Cumulative Race Report
Practice 3 Speeds
Practice 2 Speeds
Practice 1 Speeds
Latest / Final Entry List
Preliminary Entry List
Weekend at-track schedule
RACE RUNDOWN….News & Links
Chase Elliott rallies from crash to win Playoff elimination race at Charlotte Road Course: Moments after taking the checkered flag in Sunday’s Bank of America ROVAL 400 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course, race winner Chase Elliott revisited the site of his biggest mistake.Elliott drove his No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 up to the tire barrier in Turn 1 of the 2.32-mile, 17-turn course and began a burnout that bordered on the sarcastic.Early in the final stage of the 109-lap event, after a restart on Lap 65, Elliott locked up his brakes, plowed straight into the tire barrier, taking out the “Tums” logo in the corner known as Heartburn Turn. After pitting to address the damage, Elliott fell to 37th in the running and spent the rest of the race working his way forward.[More](9-29-2019)
#9-Chase Elliott won the Bank of America Roval 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The win is his 3rd win of 2019, 1st win at Charlotte and 6th career win.
#88-Bowman finished 2nd followed by #4-Harvick, #14-Bowyer, #2-Keselowski, pole winner #24-Byron, #19-Truex, Jr., #12-Blaney, #48-Johnson, and #22-Logano.
#9-Elliott lead a race high 35 laps on the day. He was leading on a restart with 45 laps to go when he ran straight into the wall in turn one, bringing out a caution. He was able to pit and work his way back through the field to take the lead with 5 laps remaining.
Stage 1 was won by #42-Larson. Stage 2 was won by #9-Elliott.
#20-Jones was involved in an accident late in stage 1. He could not continue and finished 40th.
#18-Busch had a flat tire with just over 40 laps remaining. He had to pit under green and lost a lap. Later in the race he hit debris on track and went to the garage, finishing 37th.
#6-Newman was involved in several incidents on the day but was still in position to advance in the playoffs when he missed the chicane on the backstretch and fell back to a 17th place finish.
The race concludes the Round of 16 in the Playoffs. Drivers that advanced to the round of 12: #18-Busch, #78-Truex, Jr., #11-Hamlin, #22-Logano, #4-Harvick, #2-Keselowski, #9-Elliott, #42-Larson, #88-Bowman, #12-Blaney, #24-Byron, and #14-Bowyer.
Drivers that were eliminated from the Playoffs: #6-Newman, #10-Almirola, #1-Busch, and #20-Jones.
There were 13 lead changes among 9 drivers and 10 cautions for 23 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 75.499mph.
See race details at: Race Results (pdf), Drivers Points Standings, Owners Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.
Where the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff drivers finished at Charlotte:
#9-Chase Elliott, 1st
#88-Alex Bowman, 2nd
#4-Kevin Harvick, 3rd
#14-Clint Bowyer, 4th
#2-Brad Keselowski, 5th
#24-William Byron, 6th
#19-Martin Truex, Jr., 7th
#12-Ryan Blaney, 8th
#22-Joey Logano, 10th
#42-Kyle Larson, 13th
#10-Aric Almirola, 14th
#11-Denny Hamlin, 19th
#1-Kurt Busch, 20th
#6-Ryan Newman, 32nd
#18-Kyle Busch, 37th
#20-Erik Jones, 40th
Race Fast Facts – Charlotte
Chase Elliott (P) won the 60th Annual Bank of America ROVAL 400, his sixth victory in 142 Monster Energy Cup Series races.
This is his third victory and 13th top-10 finish in 2019.
This is his first victory and second top-10 finish in two races at Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course.
Alex Bowman (P) (second) posted his second top-10 finish in two races at Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course. It is his ninth top-10 finish in 2019.
Kevin Harvick (P) (third) posted his second top-10 finish in two races at Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course.
Ryan Preece (21st) was the highest finishing rookie.
(NASCAR Integrated Sports Marketing)(9-29-2019)
2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Standings after Charlotte (after points reset):
1) #18-Kyle Busch 3046 pts
2) #19-Martin Truex, Jr. 3041
3) #11-Denny Hamlin 3030
4) #22-Joey Logano 3029
5) #4-Kevin Harvick 3028
6) #9-Chase Elliott 3024
7) #2-Brad Keselowski 3024
8) #42-Kyle Larson 3006
outside the top 8
9) #88-Alex Bowman 3005
10) #12-Ryan Blaney 3004
11) #24-William Byron 3001
12) #14-Clint Bowyer 3000
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings.
2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Standings:
[after Charlotte – race 3 of 3 in the Round of 16, 3 of 10 in the Playoffs]
1) #19-Martin Truex, Jr., 2175, +94 [2 wins in Round of 16]
2) #4-Kevin Harvick, 2163, +82
3) #2-Brad Keselowski, 2152, +71
4) #9-Chase Elliott, 2040, +59 [1 win in Round of 16]
5) #22-Joey Logano, 2135, +54
6) #11-Denny Hamlin, 2123, +42
7) #18-Kyle Busch, 2118, +37
8) #42-Kyle Larson, 2110, +29
9) #14-Clint Bowyer, 2098, +17
10) #12-Ryan Blaney, 2094, +13
11) #24-William Byron, 2094, +13
12) #88-Alex Bowman, 2086, +5
eliminated from the playoffs
13) #10-Aric Almirola, 2081, -5
14) #6-Ryan Newman, 2070, +16
15) #1-Kurt Busch, 2056, -30
16) #20-Erik Jones, 2009, -77
See the Drivers Points Standings before reset and Owners Points Standings before reset.
Cars to the rear: #00-Cassill (unapproved adjustments), #11-Hamlin (backup car), #96-Kligerman (backup car), #88-Bowman (backup car), #19-Truex (engine change), #51-Yeley (driver change)
Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Bank of America Roval 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway have been made.
Pole winner #24-Byron chose pit stall 4, as the first three stalls were not in play.
Outside pole sitter #88-Bowman took the 15th stall, with an opening in front of it.
#22-Logano starts 3rd and chose the 5th stall.
The final pit stall was taken by #14-Bowyer, who starts 5th.
See all pit choices on Pit Stall chart.(9-28-2019)
QUALIFYING INFO, PRACTICE SPEED and ENTRIES
Happy Hour (final) practice for the Bank of America Roval 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest:
Slowest: #96-Kligerman 85.504
Most laps run: #3-Dillon
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 5 drivers): #4-Harvick 100.285
Notes: #19-Truex missed a shift and blew an engine. #48-Johnson wrecked, but his team was attempting to repair the primary. #88-Bowman wrecked and will go to a backup car.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Happy Hour Practice speeds page (pdf).(9-28-2019)
First Saturday practice for the Bank of America Roval 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway is over, after 55 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
Slowest: #77-Sorenson 93.408
Most laps run: #43-Wallace, 28
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 12 drivers): #42-Larson, 100.358
Notes: #18-Busch spun early in the session and suffered minor rear end damage.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Second Practice speeds page (pdf).(9-28-2019)
William Byron sweeps Charlotte poles with strong run at Roval: William Byron has the knack at his home track—even if the two configurations at Charlotte Motor Speedway are vastly different. A Charlotte native, Byron won the pole for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte in May on the traditional 1.5-mile oval. On Friday, Byron toured Charlotte’s Roval—a 2.32-mile, 17-turn road course—in 80.932 seconds (103.198 mph) to earn the top starting spot for Sunday’s Bank of America ROVAL 400. In winning his fifth Busch Pole Award of the season and the fifth of his career, Byron edged Hendrick Motorsports teammate Alex Bowman (103.078 mph) by .094 seconds. Byron and Bowman are 12th and 13th, respectively, in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series standings, with the Playoff field to be cut to the top 12 drivers after Sunday’s first-round elimination race.[More](9-27-2019)
#24-William Byron won the Busch pole for the Bank of America Roval 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway with a speed of 103.198mph for his 5th pole of 2019, 2nd at Charlotte and 5th of his career.
#88-Bowman will start 2nd followed by #22-Logano, #48-Johnson, #14-Bowyer, #4-Harvick, #42-Larson, #19-Truex, Jr., #12-Blaney, #21-Menard, #2-Keselowski, and #37-Buescher.
#24-Byron was also fastest in the first round of qualifying, with a speed of 103.237mph.
Driver(s) who will miss the race: none as 40 were entered for 40 spots
See qualifying results on the Qualifying results page (pdf) and the complete starting lineup on the Starting Lineup page (pdf).(9-27-2019)
Where the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff drivers will start at Charlotte:
#24-William Byron, 1st
#88-Alex Bowman, 2nd
#22-Joey Logano, 3rd
#14-Clint Bowyer, 5th
#4-Kevin Harvick, 6th
#42-Kyle Larson, 7th
#19-Martin Truex, Jr., 8th
#12-Ryan Blaney, 9th
#2-Brad Keselowski, 11th
#20-Erik Jones, 15th
#10-Aric Almirola, 16th
#18-Kyle Busch, 17th
#9-Chase Elliott, 19th
#1-Kurt Busch, 23rd
#6-Ryan Newman, 24th
#11-Denny Hamlin, 28th (will start in the rear for a backup car)
Charlotte Motor Speedway – Qualifying Fast Facts:
William Byron (P) won the Pole Award for the 60th Annual Bank of America ROVAL 400 with a lap of 80.932 seconds, 103.198 mph.
This is his fifth pole in 65 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series races.
This is his fifth pole and 13th top-10 start in 2019.
This is his first pole in two races at Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course.
Alex Bowman (P) (second) posted his 10th top-10 start of 2019 and his second in two races at Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course.
Joey Logano (P) (third) posted his first top-10 start at Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course. It is his 19th in 29 races this season.
Ryan Preece (14th) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
First practice for the Bank of America Roval 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
Slowest:#96-Kligerman 97.808 & #00-Cassill 97.733mph.
Most laps run: #10-Almirola & #4-Harvick, 16 laps.
No drivers ran 10 or more consecutive laps.
Notes: Austin Cindric practiced for #34-McDowell, who was suffering abdominal pains. #96-Kligerman hit the wall in turn 1 early in practice. He will have to go to a backup car. #11-Hamlin backed into the tire barrier midway through the session. He will also need a backup car. #42-Wallace had some minor contact with the barrier, but will not need a backup.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the First Practice speeds (pdf) page.(9-27-2019)
Inspection at Charlotte: NASCAR has a “traditional” weekend schedule at Charlotte with qualifying on Friday and two practice Saturday. Therefore, there will be a pre-qualifying inspection on Friday as well as pre-race inspection on Sunday. The starting lineup will be official upon completion of qualifying. For more info, see the At-track inspection penalty page (traditional weekend schedule).
Charlotte rules package is 750hp without aero ducts.
The entry List for the Bank of America Roval 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway is posted, 40 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
Some of the drivers entered include: #15-Chastain, #27-Nemechek, #51-Ware, #52-Smithley, #53-Bilicki, #66-Hill, #77-Sorenson, #96-Kligerman.
Since 40 cars are entered, all drivers will make the race.
See the full entry list on the Entry List (pdf).
Weekend Preview: Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course
NASCAR National Series News & Notes – Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course
Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Bank of America ROVAL 400
May 2019: see the Charlotte Race Info page
September 2018: see the Charlotte Race Info page
Grand Marshals: Tony Stewart, Joe Gibbs, Bobby Labonte and Waddell Wilson
Command to start engines: Tony Stewart, Joe Gibbs, Bobby Labonte and Waddell Wilson
Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: Charles Bowman, Bank of America’s market president for North Carolina and Charlotte
Honorary Pace Car Driver: Mario Andretti
Color Guard: City of Burlington Fire Department Honor Guard
Invocation: Charles White, Chaplain of North Carolina National Guard
National Anthem: Lindsay Ell, Stoney Creek Records country music singer and songwriter
Flyover: 2 F-15 E Strike Eagles, Seymoor Johnson AFB
Weather Channel – Concord, NC
National Weather Service
Race Day Forecast
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