Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer History was made in Sunday’s Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway as the NASCAR Cup Series finally got a shot of competing in the rain on race day. Well, sort of, because rain wasn’t a factor compared to Saturday’s wet and wild Xfinity Series race. In fact, the track was actually beginning to dry before the conclusion of Stage 1, so that monumental moment didn’t last. That didn’t meant the race lacked any mayhem because there were plenty of wet spots thatRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer How ’bout that Roval race boys and girls? It was one of those days where rain wasn’t such a burden for NASCAR because the Xfinity Series ran under wet conditions during Saturday’s Drive for the Cure 250 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL. To no one’s surprise, it brought tremendous unpredictability and in the end, A.J. Allmendinger reigned supreme and will go down into the record books as the sport’s “Rainmaster.” "I don't know what we just witnessed."@AJDinger on racing, and winning, on @CLTMotorSpdwy's ROVALRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor The much maligned aerodynamic packages that were rolled out for the NASCAR Cup Series last year are getting a facelift heading into 2020 — at least on the short tracks and road courses. Last season, the aero packages were split between a 750 horsepower package that ran on oval tracks one-mile or shorter and road courses, along with a 550 horsepower package that ran the remainder of the schedule. The massive eight-inch spoiler and other aerodynamic devices had a negative effect on the racing atRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor A year after locking up NASCAR Xfinity Series Rookie of the Year honors, Stewart-Haas Racing announced Monday that Chase Briscoe is back with the team for the 2020 campaign. The Mitchell, Indiana native piloted his No. 98 Ford to a fifth place points finish in 2019, scoring one win (Iowa), 13 top-five finishes, 26 top-10 finishes, and two poles along the way. His totals from 2019 are in addition to his first career win that was claimed at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval while runningRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent CONCORD, N.C. – Perseverance was key as Jimmie Johnson overcame multiple mistakes to earn a top-10 in the Bank of America ROVAL 400. The seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver missed the backstretch chicane on lap 72. After Johnson stopped in the restart zone on the frontstretch of the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval, his No. 48 Ally Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 dropped from second to ninth. “There are opportunities to pass because everybody makes mistakes,” Johnson explained. “Unfortunately, I made two big mistakes that requiredRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent CONCORD, N.C. – Bank of America ROVAL 400 polesitter William Byron advanced to the Round of 12 despite a wild Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. The Hendrick Motorsports driver restarted just inside the top-10 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval. Byron found his No. 24 UniFirst Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 battling Martin Truex, Jr. and Brad Keselowski. With under 10-points to spare, every position counted. Byron fought his car on the treacherous 2.28-mile road course to maintain position. With passing difficult, he passed Truex, however,Read More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent CONCORD, N.C. – A mid-race spin at the treacherous Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval was not enough to keep Ryan Truex from a top-10 finish. At the start of the final stage, Truex found his No. 8 Marquis Chevrolet Camaro SS just in front of a four-wide battle. Tyler Reddick wheel-hopped into turn one and tapped the JR Motorsports driver. Truex spun in front of the field. Somehow, as John Hunter Nemechek and Ray Black, Jr. also spun, Truex emerged unscathed. Now mired deep in theRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent  CONCORD, N.C. – Stewart-Haas Racing teammates Aric Almirola and Clint Bowyer have one more chance to advance to the Round of 12 at the treacherous Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval. Both drivers enter the Bank of America ROVAL 400 on the edge of advancing to the next round. Almirola and his No. 10 Smithfield Ford Mustang sit 11th on the playoff grid with a three-point cushion. Bowyer’s No. 14 Rush / Cummins Ford Mustang is 14th, four points behind the cutoff. There have been 11 instances betweenRead More