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2020 NASCAR Cup Series Fall Charlotte Race Page

Sunday, October 11, 2020 - Charlotte Motor Speedway (ROVAL)
2:30pm/et
Laps: 109 - Stages: 25/50/109
TV: NBC -  Radio: PRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

Race #6 of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs

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Weekend on-track schedule

Saturday, October 10
** ACCESS RESTRICTED – ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL ONLY **
4:30 PM NCS ROOKIE MEETING (ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION)
5:00 PM NCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION)
8:00 PM-10:00 PM NCS HAULERS ENTER (SCREENING & EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)

Sunday, October 11
** ACCESS RESTRICTED – ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL ONLY **
7:30 AM-2:00 PM NCS GARAGE ACCESS SCREENING IN PROGRESS
7:30 AM NCS GARAGE OPEN
1:50 PM NCS DRIVERS REPORT TO VEHICLES (GRID LOCATION)
1:55 PM NCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS (DRIVERS STANDING BY CARS)
2:30 PM NCS RACE (STAGES 25/50/109 LAPS = 248.52 MILES)
7:00 PM Approx NCS HAULERS EXIT

Race Rundown

Elliott advances with Playoff win at the Charlotte ROVAL: In only his fifth NASCAR Cup Series season, Chase Elliott is proving himself a road course master, easily besting the field Sunday at the Charlotte ROVAL and more importantly, the 24-year old continues to establish himself as a perennial championship contender. Elliott’s win in the Bank of America ROVAL 400 Playoff race was his fourth consecutive road course victory, a mark of excellence shared only with NASCAR Hall of Famer Jeff Gordon, who won six straight road course races. It’s his second consecutive win in this race and Sunday’s trophy is an automatic qualifier for Elliott into the three-race Playoff Round of 8, which begins next week at Kansas Speedway.[Read More](10-11-2020)

Paint Schemes

#9-Chase Elliott won the Bank of America ROVAL 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The win is his 3rd win of the year, 3rd at Charlotte, 2nd on the ROVAL and 9th career win.
#22-Logano finished 2nd followed by #20-Jones, #1-Busch, #12-Blaney, #24-Byron, #19-Truex, Jr., #88-Bowman, #41-Custer, and #14-Bowyer.
Elliott lead 3 times for 27 lap.  He took the lead for the final time with 17 laps to go when he pass Kyle Busch and pulled away for a win of nearly 4 seconds.
Pole sitter #11-Hamlin finished 15th.
Drivers advancing to the Playoffs Round of 8: #11-Denny Hamlin, #4-Kevin Harvick, #9-Chase Elliott, #19-Martin Truex, Jr., #22-Joey Logano, #2-Brad Keselowski, #88-Alex Bowman, #1-Kurt Busch.
Drivers who were eliminated from the Playoffs: #3-Austin Dillon, #14-Clint Bowyer, #18-Kyle Busch, #10-Aric Almirola.
Stage 1 was won by #13-Dillon. Stage 2 was won by #12-Blaney.
There were 17 lead changes among 11 drivers and 9 cautions for 16 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 76.948mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Drivers Points Standings, Owners Points Standings, Driver Points before reset, Owner Points before reset, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.

Where the 2020 Cup Series Playoff drivers finished at Charlotte:
#9-Chase Elliott, 1st
#22-Joey Logano, 2nd
#1-Kurt Busch, 4th
#19-Martin Truex, Jr., 7th
#88-Alex Bowman, 8th
#14-Clint Bowyer, 10th
#4-Kevin Harvick, 11th
#11-Denny Hamlin, 15th
#10-Aric Almirola, 16th
#2-Brad Keselowski, 18th
#3-Austin Dillon, 19th
#18-Kyle Busch, 30th

Race Fast Facts – Charlotte:
Chase Elliott (P) won the 61st Annual Bank of America ROVAL 400, his ninth victory in 182 NASCAR Cup Series races.
This is his third victory and 19th top-10 finish in 2020.
This is his second victory and third top-10 finish in four races at Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course.
Joey Logano (P) (second) posted his third top-10 finish in four races at Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course. It is his 17th top-10 finish in 2020.
Erik Jones (third) posted his first top-10 finish in four races at Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course.
Cole Custer (ninth) was the highest finishing rookie.
This is Chase Elliott’s fourth consecutive victory on a road course in the NASCAR Cup Series – Watkins Glen and Charlotte ROVAL in 2019 and the Daytona Road Course and Charlotte ROVAL in 2020.
(NASCAR)(10-11-2020)

Cup Series Playoff Standings after Charlotte (race 32):
(4 races remaining in the season, points reset for Round of 8)

Pos Driver
Points
Ahead of 5th
1) #4-Kevin Harvick (9 wins)
4067
+45
2) #11-Denny Hamlin (7 wins)
4054
+33
3) #2-Brad Keselowski (4 wins)
4035
+13
4) #9-Chase Elliott (3 wins)
4027
+5
Bottom 4 eliminated after Martinsville
Behind 4th
5) #22-Joey Logano (2 wins)
4022
-5
6) #19-Martin Truex, Jr. (1 win)
4017
-10
7) #88-Alex Bowman (1 win)
4009
-18
8) #1-Kurt Busch (1 win)
4006
-21
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings.

Cup Series Playoff Standings after Charlotte (race 32):
(4 races remaining in the season, end of Round of 12)

Pos Driver
Points
Ahead of 9th
1) #11-Denny Hamlin (7 wins)
3163
1 win
2) #9-Chase Elliott (3 wins)
3146
1 win
3) #1-Kurt Busch (1 win)
3081
1 win
4) #4-Kevin Harvick (9 wins)
3147
+76
5) #19-Martin Truex, Jr. (1 win)
3122
+51
6) #22-Joey Logano (2 wins)
3118
+47
7) #2-Brad Keselowski (4 wins)
3114
+43
8) #88-Alex Bowman (1 win)
3109
+38
Bottom 4 have been eliminated
Behind 8th
9) #3-Austin Dillon
3071
-38
10) #14-Clint Bowyer
3063
-46
11) #18-Kyle Busch
3060
-49
12) #10-Aric Almirola
3047
-62
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings.

Cars to the rear: #51-Bilicki (driver change), #20-Jones (unapproved adjustments)

Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Bank of America ROVAL 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway have been made. Selections were made based on the starting lineup process.
Pole sitter #11-Hamlin chose pit stall 4, the first available.
2nd place starter #9-Elliott took the 15th stall, with an opening in front of it.
See all pit choices on the Pit Stall chart.(10-7-2020)

#11-Denny Hamlin will start from the pole for the Bank of America ROVAL 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
#9-Elliott will start second, followed by #2-Keselowski, #4-Harvick, #88-Bowman, #3-Dillon, #19-Truex, Jr., #22-Logano, #18-Busch, #1-Busch.
The lineup was set by the new qualifying procedure, based on race finish, points position, and fastest race lap.
See the complete Bank of America ROVAL 400 Starting Lineup.(10-7-2020)

Crew Rosters

Goodyear Tire Notes

The Entry List for the Bank of America ROVAL 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway is posted, 38 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
Some of the drivers entered include: #15-Yeley, #27-Gaulding, #51-Gase, #53-Davison, #77-Sorenson.
UPDATE: Brennan Poole will be in the #15 and Yeley in the #77.
See the full entry list on the Entry List (pdf).

Rules package: Teams will run the 750 hp package without aero ducts.

Fans: Charlotte will allow a limited number of fans at the race.

Race Officials

Grand Marshal: Justin Hartley
Command: Justin Hartley
Honorary Starter: None
Honorary Pace Car Driver: None
Color Guard: Charlotte Fire Department Honor Guard
Invocation: David Chadwick, Pastor of Moments of Hope Church, Charlotte
National Anthem: Pryor & Lee
Flyover: None

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