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Charlotte Motor Speedway finalizes ‘roval’ layout

By AMANDA VINCENT On Monday, Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway revealed the finalized layout for its infield road course, or “roval,” on which the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup and NASCAR Xfinity series will race during the Bank of America race weekend hosted by the facility Sept. 28-30. The finalized course is 2.28 miles in length and [...]

Charlotte Motor Speedway road course layout is now faster after modifications

The first road course race in NASCAR’s playoffs will be held on a track that is now faster and shorter in length. The layout for the Charlotte Motor Speedway roval has been modified in preparation for NASCAR running its first ever playoff...Show More Summary

NASCAR Truck: Charlotte Motor Speedway test rescheduled

By AMANDA VINCENT An open test at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., for NASCAR Camping World Truck Series teams in preparation for the N.C. Education Lottery 200 on May 18 has been rescheduled. The one-day test, originally scheduled for Jan. 17, is now scheduled for Jan. 24. The schedule change is the result of [...]

NASCAR: Roval race distance isn't final after Charlotte announces 500K race

Kurt Busch drives his car from the oval onto the road course during a test of the Roval course at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. The 2.42 mile Roval course is a combination of the track’s oval and the road course and will be used for the 2018 Bank of America 500 NASCAR Cup series auto race next October. Show More Summary

Watch what the wacky Charlotte 'roval' looks like to a driver

Charlotte Motor Speedway’s new road course/oval is unlike anything else.

NASCAR Cup: Martin Truex Jr. on pole at Kansas, Ryan Blaney’s time thrown out

By AMANDA VINCENT Martin Truex Jr. already is secured a spot in the Round of Eight of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, courtesy of his win a couple weeks ago at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. On Friday he garnered his No. 78 Furniture Row Racing team’s first pit selection for [...]

Charlotte Motor Speedway ‘roval’ needs test race before playoffs

The “roval” oval/road-course hybrid at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., was tested earlier this week, and the course will not only be one of the 10 tracks in the 2018 playoffs, its Sept. 30 date on next year’s schedule will make it the elimination race of the first round. I’ve been a proponent of [...]

NASCAR Cup: Charlotte Motor Speedway ‘roval’ tested

By AMANDA VINCENT A handful of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers, including Martin Truex Jr. and Kurt Busch, tested the infield “roval” at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., on Tuesday and Wednesday in preparation for the first race on the course during the 2018 playoffs. “It’s been interesting. It’s been growing on me [...]

NASCAR Cup: BK Racing’s finanical issues seemingly continue

By AMANDA VINCENT Three teams/drivers failed to make a qualifying attempt at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., on Oct. 6 during a three-round qualifying session for the Oct. 8 Bank of America 400 — the No. 77 Furniture Row Racing Toyota team of Erik Jones and the No. 23 and No. 83 BK Racing [...]

NASCAR Cup: practice penalties from Charlotte held over to Talladega

By AMANDA VINCENT Nineteen of the 40 teams that participated in the Bank of America 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., on Oct. 8 were supposed to be docked time in final practice the previous day because of inspection issues the previous race weekend at Dover (Del.) [...]

NASCAR Cup: Tony Eury honored with Smokey Yunick Award

By AMANDA VINCENT Former NASCAR crew chief Tony Eury was presented the Smokey Yunick Award at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., on Oct. 8, prior to the Bank of America 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the facility. “Coming from a mill town, I never really realized what I was getting myself [...]

NASCAR Cup: rain tires available for 2018 Charlotte Motor Speedway roval race

By AMANDA VINCENT Rain wreaked havoc on the Oct. 6-8 NASCAR weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., forcing the cancellation of all Saturday practices and Xfinity Sereis qualifying, pushing the Xfinity Series race back to a Saturday night start, and prompting NASCAR to move the green-flag for Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series [...]

NASCAR Cup: standings after Charlotte Motor Speedway

By AMANDA VINCENT With his win of the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., on Sunday, his sixth win of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, Martin Truex secured his berth into the next round of the playoffs and also grew his, overall, points lead and his playoff-point [...]

NASCAR Xfinity: Matt Tifft, Blake Koch lose crew chiefs for one race

By AMANDA VINCENT NASCAR released its weekly penalty announcement Wednesday to announce penalties from rules infractions committed during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup and Xfinity series weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., that included the Oct. 7 Drive for the Cure 300 Xfinity Series race and the Bank of America 500 Cup Series [...]

NASCAR Cup: Erik Jones hits crossover stairs

By AMANDA VINCENT Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Erik Jones ran double-duty at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., last weekend, and even though rain forced the cancellation of NASCAR Xfinity Series qualifying and both Cup Series practice sessions Saturday, the night’s rain-delayed Drive for the Cure 300 Xfinity Series race wasn’t Jones’ first [...]

NASCAR Cup: Jimmie Johnson’s non-penalty addressed

By AMANDA VINCENT During a lap-280 caution in the Bank of America 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday, a tire changer tightened a lug nut on the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet of Jimmie Johnson outside the team’s pit box. Johnson began to leave his pit stall [...]

NASCAR Cup: Kyle Busch receives medical attention at Charlotte

By AMANDA VINCENT Kyle Busch was treated by medical personnel at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., for heat stroke-like symptoms and elevated carbon monoxide inhalation Sunday following the Bank of America 500 in which Busch hit the retaining wall multiple times, resulting in three cautions, in the final two thirds of the race. “They [...]

NASCAR Cup: Martin Truex Jr. wins again

By AMANDA VINCENT Martin Truex Jr. claimed his series-leading sixth Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win of the season and his second in the first four races of the 2017 playoffs Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., taking the checkered flag in the Bank of America 500 and beginning the second round of [...]

Martin Truex Jr. wins his sixth NASCAR Cup race of season during playoff at Charlotte

Toyota continued its romp through NASCAR's playoffs as Martin Truex Jr. won Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway to earn an automatic berth into the next round. Truex and Kyle Busch have swept the first four playoff races for Toyota with two wins each. The victory was the sixth of the season for...

NASCAR Xfinity: playoff second-round cast set

By AMANDA VINCENT Saturday night’s rain-delayed Drive for the Cure 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., was the elimination race for the first round of the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoffs. With non-series regulars winning all three races of the first three-race round, most recently Alex Bowman winning at Charlotte, the eight-driver second-round field [...]

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