• Aric Almirola is 40/1 to win 2020 Bank of America ROVAL 400

    23 days ago - By NASCAR notes

    ARIC ALMIROLA Win and You're In KANNAPOLIS, North Carolina - Aric Almirola, driver of the No. 10 Smithfield Ford Mustang for Stewart-Haas Racing , has one last shot to advance the Round of 8 of the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, and he finds himself in a must-win situation as he competes in Sunday's Bank of America Roval 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. In the past, Almirola has had to race his way into the next round of the playoffs based on points, which he did at the Roval 400 in 2018. This year, sitting 48 points below the cutoff line, he's forced to throw a “Hail Mary” as his only chance...
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  • NASCAR Clinch Scenarios: Last chance to make the Round of 8

    NASCAR Clinch Scenarios: Last chance to make the Round of 8

    23 days ago - By NASCAR notes

    This weekend's Bank of America 400 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL will bring the second round of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs to a close and four more drivers will be eliminated from the postseason bringing the total to eight. Two drivers, Denny Hamlin and Kurt Busch are locked in on wins and moving on, leaving six spots still up for grabs. All remaining drivers can clinch a spot in the next round with a win at Charlotte.
    Already Clinched
    The following two drivers have clinched a spot in the eight-driver field of the next round: Denny Hamlin, Kurt Busch.
    Can clinch via...
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  • Kyle Busch is 12/1 to win 2020 Bank of America 400 ROVAL

    Kyle Busch is 12/1 to win 2020 Bank of America 400 ROVAL

    23 days ago - By NASCAR notes

    KYLE BUSCH Win and You're Win
    HUNTERSVILLE, North Carolina - While the NASCAR Cup Series playoff grid shows that Kyle Busch is 21 points below the top-eight cutline with one race remaining in the Round of 12, there are many scenarios in which the defending series champion can advance to the Round of 8 following Sunday's Bank of America Roval 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Busch, driver of the No. 18 M&M'S Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing , knows that the only sure way to advance is to win Sunday's race on the 2.28-mile, 17-turn “roval” will be to win the race. However, there are other paths...
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  • Clint Bowyer is 20/1 to win in do or die race at Charlotte's ROVAL

    23 days ago - By NASCAR notes

    CLINT BOWYER Advancing in Playoffs Boils Down to Charlotte Roval... Again! KANNAPOLIS, North Carolina - Clint Bowyer might be in 11th place and 38 points below the eighth-place cutoff to advance to the Round 8 in NASCAR's 2020 playoffs, but the No. 14 Ford Mustang driver has a not-so-secret weapon left in his arsenal that has worked for him in the past, and he hopes to employ it again Sunday. Bowyer's weapon is the “roval” road course at Charlotte Motor Speedway, where he has third- and fourth-place finishes, plus a bunch of bonus points in the first two races run on the 2.28-mile, 17-turn...
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  • Chase Elliott is 7/2 favorite to win 2020 Bank of America ROVAL 400

    Chase Elliott is 7/2 favorite to win 2020 Bank of America ROVAL 400

    23 days ago - By NASCAR notes

    Driver Chase Elliott on his success at road courses:
    “I don't know why the road courses have been good to us thus far. I came from short-track racing. I did a little bit of road-course racing in go karts, but I don't know how much that translates. Most of my years coming along were short tracks around the country, asphalt racing - very different from road-course racing. I do think a lot of the credit should go to Jeff. Jeff was a fantastic road racer, as we all know. I really think he and Alan had a very good understanding of what was important at road races and what they really wanted in...
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  • Austin Dillon 200/1 to win 2020 ROVAL race, Tyler Reddick 100/1

    Austin Dillon 200/1 to win 2020 ROVAL race, Tyler Reddick 100/1

    23 days ago - By NASCAR notes

    Richard Childress Racing at the Charlotte ROVAL... The Charlotte ROVAL made its debut on the NASCAR circuit in 2018. In five NASCAR Cup Series starts at the Charlotte ROVAL, Richard Childress Racing has a best finish of 11th in 2018 with Ryan Newman. The Welcome N.C. organization's NASCAR Xfinity Series program also secured one top-five and three top-ten finishes in just four starts.
    NASCAR Playoffs... Austin Dillon is in the midst of his fourth NASCAR Playoffs appearance and currently ranks 10th among the 12 drivers attempting to advance from the Round of 12 into the Round of Eight at...
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  • Denny Hamlin is 7/1 to win 2020 Bank of America ROVAL 400

    Denny Hamlin is 7/1 to win 2020 Bank of America ROVAL 400

    23 days ago - By NASCAR notes

    Denny Hamlin 11 FedEx Ground Toyota
    Joe Gibbs Racing
    Race Info:
    Race: Bank of America ROVAL 400
    Date/Time: Sunday, Oct. 11/2:30 p.m. ET
    Distance: 109 laps/248.52 miles
    Track Length: 1.5 miles
    Track Shape: Tri-oval
    Banking: Turns: 17-20°; Straights: 5-11° 2019 Winner: Chase Elliott
    Express Notes:
    Press Kit: Download the 2020 FedEx Racing press materials at, including bios for Denny Hamlin, Chris Gabehart and Joe Gibbs Racing leadership, program highlights and statistics.
    Talladega Recap: After starting from the pole in his FedEx Express Toyota, Hamlin led 25 laps early in Stage 1 before...
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