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2021 NASCAR Cup Series Fall Charlotte Race Page

Bank of America ROVAL 400
Sunday, October 10, 2021
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Time: 2:00pm/et
TV: NBC -  Radio: PRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

Race-Specific News

Race Information

Kyle Larson wins battle royal at Charlotte ROVAL, advances in Playoffs: Sunday’s Bank of America ROVAL 400 featured a frequent winner, a couple of unlikely heroes and occasional villainy. Kyle Larson took the checkered flag after 109 laps at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course to win for the seventh time this season and advance to the Round of 8 in the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs.[Read More](10-10-2021)

#5-Kyle Larson won the Bank of America ROVAL 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The win is his 7th win of the year, 1st win on the ROVAL and 13th career win.
#8-Reddick finished 2nd followed by #17-Buescher, #18-Busch, pole sitter #11-Hamlin, #21-DiBenedetto, #22-Logano, #20-Bell, #12-Blaney, and #48-Bowman.
Drivers advancing to the Round of 8 in the Playoffs: #2-Brad Keselowski, #5-Kyle Larson, #9-Chase Elliott, #11-Denny Hamlin, #12-Ryan Blaney, #18-Kyle Busch, #19-Martin Truex, Jr., and #22-Joey Logano.
Drivers eliminated from the Playoffs: #4-Harvick, #20-Bell, #24-Byron, #48-Bowman.
Stage 1 was won by #9-Elliott. Stage 2 was won by #18-Busch.
There were 15 lead changes among 10 drivers and 9 cautions for 18 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 77.783mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Driver Points Standings, Owner Points Standings, Driver Points Standings Before Reset, Owners Point Standings Before Reset, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.

Race Fast Facts – Charlotte:
Kyle Larson (P) won the 62nd Annual Bank of America ROVAL 400, his 13th victory in 255 NASCAR Cup Series races.
This is his seventh victory and 23rd top-10 finish in 2021.
This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in three races at Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course.
Tyler Reddick (second) posted his first top-10 finish in two races at Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course. It is his 15th top-10 finish in 2021.
Chris Buescher (third) posted his first top-10 finish in four races at Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course.
Chase Briscoe (22nd) was the highest finishing rookie.
Kevin Harvick, Christopher Bell, William Byron and Alex Bowman did not advance to the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs Round of 8.
(NASCAR)(10-10-2021)

Where the 2021 Cup Series Playoff drivers finished at Charlotte:
#5-Kyle Larson, 1st
#18-Kyle Busch, 4th
#11-Denny Hamlin, 5th
#22-Joey Logano, 7th
#20-Christopher Bell, 8th
#12-Ryan Blaney, 9th
#48-Alex Bowman, 10th
#24-William Byron, 11th
#9-Chase Elliott, 12th
#2-Brad Keselowski, 20th
#19-Martin Truex, Jr., 29th
#4-Kevin Harvick, 33rd

Cup Series Playoff Standings after Reset:
(Following Charlotte; Race 32 of 36 in the season; End of the Round of 12)
1) #5-Kyle Larson, 4065
2) #11-Denny Hamlin 4030
3) #19-Martin Truex, Jr., 4029
4) #12-Ryan Blaney, 4024
Below the cutoff for the Championship Race
5) #18-Kyle Busch, 4023
6) #9-Chase Elliott, 4022
7) #22-Joey Logano, 4013
8) #2-Brad Keselowski, 4008
See the reseeded Driver Points Standings and Owners Point Standings.

Cup Series Playoff Standings after Charlotte:
(Race 32 of 36 in the season; End of the Round of 12)
1) #11-Denny Hamlin [Win in Round of 12], 3148
2) #5-Kyle Larson [Win in Round of 12], 3142
3) #22-Joey Logano, 3138, +50
4) #12-Ryan Blaney, 3133, +45
5) #18-Kyle Busch, 3131, +43
6) #9-Chase Elliott, 3128, +40
7) #2-Brad Keselowski, 3116, +28
8) #19-Martin Truex, Jr., 3113, +25 ahead of 9th
Eliminated from the Playoffs
9) #4-Kevin Harvick, 3088, -25 behind 8th
10) #20-Christopher Bell, 3085, -28
11) #24-William Byron, 3070, -43
12) #48-Alex Bowman, 3061, -52
See the Driver Points Standings Before Reset and Owners Point Standings Before Reset.

Paint Schemes

Cars to the rear: #53-Smithley(multiple inspection failures)

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.
Pole sitter #11-Hamlin chose pit stall 4, the first available.
Outside pole sitter #2-Keselowski took the 15th stall, with an opening in front of it.
See all pit choices on Pit Stall chart page.(10-6-2021)

#11-Denny Hamlin will start from the pole for the Bank of America ROVAL 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
#2-Keselowski will start second, followed by #22-Logano, #20-Bell, #19-Truex, Jr., #12-Blaney, #4-Harvick, #9-Elliott, #18-Busch, and #5-Larson.
The lineup was set by the qualifying metrics, based on race finish, points position, and fastest race lap.
See the complete starting order on the Bank of America ROVAL 400 Starting Lineup page.(10-6-2021)

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, 39 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
Some of the drivers entered include: #16-Allmendinger, #15-Bilicki, #16-Allmendinger, #52-Hand, #53-Smithley, #66-Hill, #77-Haley, #78-Tilley.
See the full entry list on the Bank of America ROVAL 400 Entry List page.

There will not be practice or qualifying for the Charlotte Race.

2021 Cup Series: Bank of America ROVAL 400 TandemDraft Stats

 

Weekend on-track schedule

Saturday, October 9
4:30 PM NCS ROOKIE MEETING (VIRTUAL)
5:00 PM NCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (VIRTUAL)
8:00 PM-10:00 PM NCS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOADING)

Sunday, October 10
7:00 AM NCS GARAGE OPEN
8:00 AM
NCS VIP GARAGE ACCESS PERMITTED
12:30 PM NCS GRID ACCESS OPEN TO PROPERLY CREDENTIALED GUESTS
1:25 PM NCS DRIVERS REPORT FOR PRE-RACE (STAGE)
1:30 PM NCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
2:00 PM NCS RACE (STAGES 25/50/109 LAPS = 252.88 MILES)
6:30 PM Approx NCS HAULERS EXIT