Bank of America Roval 400 : Bank of America Roval 400 Live Stream , The Bank of America ROVAL 400 is the last race in the opening round of the playoffs as the 16-driver. Final practice speeds for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bank of America ROVAL 400 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road.
Bank of America ROVAL 400 Headerparty also featuring country music star Tim Dugger and driver appearances. The BOA Roval 400 is third race in the NASCAR playoffs, and the final of the round of sixteen. Only twelve of the sixteen drivers will advance with a chance for a championship. Former NASCAR driver Jeff Burton, who now works for NBC, has become a fan of the roval that is 2.28 miles in length and features 17 turns and utilizing the infield road course and portions of the oval track.
“It’s special because it’s so unique,” said Burton. Sunday’s race will be just the second time that NASCAR has raced on the roval in Charlotte. “ Turn one is so tight and it’s amazing how much you have to slow down because you are coming in from a high-speed area,” said Burton. “Race car drivers want to look way ahead, but you can’t do that there. If you look ahead you have missed your spot.”“This year coming into the chicane is a brand-new ball game,” said Burton. “You must slow the car way down. Which I think is great because that will give passing chances. Burton said that the roval at the CMS is unlike any other track he’s ever raced. “There is not race track that I have ever been on that has so many personalities.
It’s a super speedway, a short track, and a road course all wrapped into one.”Byron claimed his fifth pole of the year with a speed of 103.198 mph. He is tied with Kevin Harvick for the most poles this year. Byron won the pole for the Daytona 500, Coca-Cola 600, Southern 500 and the June Pocono race. Byron will be joined on the front row by his Hendrick Motorsports teammate and fellow playoff driver Alex Bowman.
Byron leads Bowman by two points for the final cutoff spot to advance or the second round. “I knew I was a little weak under the brakes the first couple of runs in (qualifying) trim today,” Byron told NBCSN. “Tried to fix it, maybe fixed it a little too good. … Really takes every corner around this race track to get a pole. I knew we could qualify top five but I was really wanting the pole.” Byron has started from the front row for all three road course races this year. Hendrick Motorsports has swept the front row the sixth time in 2019, including the last two road courses. The top five is completed by Joey Logano (playoffs), Jimmie Johnson and Clint Bowyer (playoffs).
The top 10 is rounded out by Kevin Harvick (playoffs), Kyle Larson (playoffs), Martin Truex Jr. (playoffs), defending race winner Ryan Blaney (playoffs) and Paul Menard. Chase Elliott spun in the frontstretch chicane as he was completing his first lap in the first round.
He went on to qualify 19th. Bowyer and Larson each qualified in the top seven despite wheel hopping entering the backstretch chicane during their initial qualifying runs in the second round. Bowyer’s result is his best on a road course since 2013. Larson’s is his worst in the last 12 road course races. Denny Hamlin posted the 28th fastest lap, but he will have to start from the rear Sunday after going to a backup car following a wreck in practice.