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The 2016 Bank of America 500 was a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race that was scheduled to be held on October 8, 2016, but was postponed to October 9, 2016, because of Hurricane Matthew, at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. Contested over 334 laps on the 1.5 mile (2.4 km) intermediate speedway, it was the 30th race of the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, fourth race of the Chase, and first race of the Round of 12.

2016 Bank of America 500
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8]
Race 30 of 36 in the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
2016 Bank of America 500 logo.jpg
Date October 9, 2016 (2016-10-09) (postponed from October 8, 2016 (2016-10-08))
Location Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina
Course Permanent racing facility
1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Distance 334 laps, 501 mi (801.6 km)
Average speed 134.929 miles per hour (217.147 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Stewart-Haas Racing
Time 27.547
Most laps led
Driver Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports
Laps 155
Winner
No. 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports
Television in the United States
Network NBC
Announcers Rick Allen, Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte
Radio in the United States
Radio PRN
Booth Announcers Doug Rice, Mark Garrow and Wendy Venturini
Turn Announcers Rob Albright (1 & 2) and Pat Patterson (3 & 4)

Contents

ReportEdit

BackgroundEdit

 
An aerial view of Charlotte Motor Speedway

The race was held at Charlotte Motor Speedway, a motorsports complex located in Concord, North Carolina, United States. The complex features a 1.5 miles (2.4 km) quad-oval track that hosts NASCAR racing including the prestigious Coca-Cola 600 on Memorial Day weekend, the Sprint All-Star Race, and the Bank of America 500. The speedway was built in 1959 by Bruton Smith and is considered the home track for NASCAR with many race teams located in the Charlotte area. The track is owned and operated by Speedway Motorsports, Inc. (SMI) with Marcus G. Smith (son of Bruton Smith) as track president.

The 2,000 acres (810 ha) complex also features a state-of-the-art quarter mile (0.40 km) drag racing strip, ZMAX Dragway. It is the only all-concrete, four-lane drag strip in the United States and hosts NHRA events. Alongside the drag strip is a state-of-the-art clay oval that hosts dirt racing including the World of Outlaws finals among other popular racing events.

Entry listEdit

No. Driver Team Manufacturer
1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford
3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford
7 Regan Smith Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet
10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet
14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
15 Clint Bowyer HScott Motorsports Chevrolet
16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford
17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford
18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
19 Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
21 Ryan Blaney (R) Wood Brothers Racing Ford
22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford
23 David Ragan BK Racing Toyota
24 Chase Elliott (R) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
30 Josh Wise The Motorsports Group Chevrolet
31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
32 Jeffrey Earnhardt (R) Go FAS Racing Ford
34 Chris Buescher (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford
38 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford
41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
44 Brian Scott (R) Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
46 Michael Annett HScott Motorsports Chevrolet
47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
55 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet
78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota
83 Matt DiBenedetto BK Racing Toyota
88 Alex Bowman (i) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
95 Michael McDowell Circle Sport – Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet
98 Cole Whitt Premium Motorsports Chevrolet
Official entry list

First practiceEdit

Kevin Harvick was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 27.870 and a speed of 193.757 mph (311.822 km/h).[9]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 27.870 193.757
2 88 Alex Bowman (i) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 27.996 192.885
3 78 Martin Truex, Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 28.034 192.623
Official first practice results

QualifyingEdit

Kevin Harvick scored the pole for the race with a time of 27.547 and a speed of 196.026 mph (315.473 km/h).[10] He said afterwards that he "just got to the green a little bit better. The car was too loose the time before. And I got to the green better. It was good in (Turns) 1 and 2; but I felt like I gave up a little something in (Turns) 3 and 4 coming to the checkered. But, I’ve just got to thank all my sponsors and everybody on this team, Chevrolet and Hendrick engines and chassis for everything that they do and for everything that Stewart-Haas (Racing) does. This has just been a fun car to drive today. Hopefully we can get it dialed in race trim.”[11]

Alex Bowman, who qualified second, said he "didn't put the greatest lap together. In (Turns) 1 and 2, we were a little free in (into the corner) and didn't really keep it on the bottom like I needed to. Turns 3 and 4 were really good. It means so much for Hendrick Motorsports to take a chance on me for these races. I'm really thankful to be here. I hate that we didn’t get the pole. We were so close. It's definitely my best starting spot by a bunch, but you'd always like that pole."[12]

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer R1 R2 R3
1 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 27.727 27.635 27.547
2 88 Alex Bowman (i) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 27.815 27.523 27.551
3 24 Chase Elliott (R) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 27.994 27.660 27.585
4 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 27.934 27.746 27.660
5 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 27.864 27.787 27.660
6 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 27.799 27.734 27.680
7 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 27.978 27.703 27.717
8 19 Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 27.898 27.776 27.756
9 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 27.859 27.710 27.811
10 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 27.950 27.741 27.828
11 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.097 27.800 28.033
12 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.021 27.680 28.640
13 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 28.009 27.812
14 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 28.103 27.834
15 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 27.858 27.840
16 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 28.050 27.854
17 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 27.903 27.865
18 21 Ryan Blaney (R) Wood Brothers Racing Ford 28.049 27.873
19 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 27.925 27.875
20 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 28.067 27.889
21 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.033 27.949
22 95 Michael McDowell Circle Sport – Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 28.084 27.978
23 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 28.017 28.095
24 93 Matt DiBenedetto BK Racing Toyota 28.068 28.200
25 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 28.128
26 34 Chris Buescher (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 28.150
27 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 28.192
28 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.194
29 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet 28.203
30 44 Brian Scott (R) Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 28.216
31 15 Clint Bowyer HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 28.279
32 38 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford 28.329
33 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 28.337
34 23 David Ragan BK Racing Toyota 28.413
35 7 Regan Smith Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 28.592
36 98 Cole Whitt Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 29.032
37 46 Michael Annett HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 29.036
38 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt (R) Go FAS Racing Ford 29.183
39 55 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 29.400
40 30 Josh Wise The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 29.453
Official qualifying results

Practice (post-qualifying)Edit

Both practice sessions scheduled for Friday following qualifying was cancelled due to rain stemming from Hurricane Matthew.[13]

RaceEdit

First halfEdit

Under clear blue North Carolina skies, Kevin Harvick led the field to the green flag at 12:05 p.m. He led the first 12 laps before Chase Elliott got a run on him exiting turn 4 and took the lead on lap 13. The first caution flew on lap 25. It was a scheduled competition caution. Five drivers – Aric Almirola, Jeffrey Earnhardt, Matt Kenseth and Paul Menard for their crews being over the wall too soon, and Michael Annett for speeding – were sent to the tail end of the field for the restart.[14]

The race restarted on lap 31. The second caution flew on lap 62 for a two-car wreck in turn 3 that started when Alex Bowman suffered a right-front tire blowout and slammed the wall, as well as Casey Mears, in turn 3.[15] “Blew a tire I guess,” Bowman said. "It’s really unfortunate. I hate it for these Axalta guys. Everybody at Hendrick Motorsports worked so hard. They brought a great race car here, brand new and destroyed it. Really unfortunate, but it’s not anybody’s fault. We didn’t hit anything we just must have run over something."[16] Mears said he "was going into the corner and I saw him come up all of a sudden. I don’t know. It’s too bad he didn’t put us out of our misery there. We were having a rough start of it. We were just kind of hanging on and actually those guys were going by us. They either blew a right-front (tire) or had something come loose or something and came up into us.”[16] Mears went on to finish 40th.[17] Brad Keselowski was sent to the tail end for his crew being over the wall too soon.

The race restarted on lap 71. Kyle Busch made an unscheduled stop from third on lap 90 for a right-front tire "delamination."[18] Kyle Larson made an unscheduled stop a few laps later for the same issue. Green flag stops began on lap 111. Elliott pitted from the lead on lap 115 and handed it to Joey Logano. The third caution of the race flew on lap 117 after Logano suffered a right-front tire blowout and slammed the wall in turn 1.[19] This handed the lead to Jimmie Johnson. Tony Stewart was sent to the tail end of the field for speeding.

The race restarted on lap 125. Denny Hamlin beat Johnson on the restart to take the lead. Harvick was running third when his engine shut off and began to fade on lap 156.[20] He said in the garage that he "thought it was a power issue. So I cycled through everything. By the time I figured out what happened it just shut off. It looks like low oil pressure. I hate it for everybody … they made some great adjustments today and got our car back where we needed to be to run up front and everything was going fine."[21] The fourth caution of the race flew on the same lap for Logano suffering another right-front tire blowout and slamming the wall in turn 1 again.[22] When asked what the issue was that caused him to wreck twice, he said he didn't "know. Tires are popping. We’re not the only car that had the issue, but we’re the ones that hit the wall when it happen, so that’s not the best place to have them go down. We had a fast car. Our car was capable of winning the race. We drove up from 10th and were up to third and running down the leaders, so I felt really good about what we had. I don’t know. Things happen. It’s part of racing, I guess.”[23]

Second halfEdit

The race restarted on lap 162. Johnson drove by Hamlin in turn 3 to retake the lead on lap 177. Another round of green flag stops started on lap 213. Johnson pitted from the lead the following lap and handed it to Ryan Newman. He pitted the next lap and handed the lead to Clint Bowyer. He pitted on lap 219 and the lead cycled back to Johnson. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was given a pass through penalty for speeding.

Debris on the frontstretch brought out the fifth caution of the race on lap 228.

The race restarted with 98 laps to go. The sixth caution flew with 81 laps to go after A. J. Allmendinger suffered a right-front tire blowout and slammed the wall in turn 2.

The race restarted with 76 laps to go and the seventh caution of the race flew for a multi-car wreck on the frontstretch that started when Martin Truex Jr., wanting to push Austin Dillon ahead of race leader Johnson, got him loose, sent his car down the track and slammed hard into the inside barrier just past the exit of pit road.[24] Elliott braked and swerved to the right to avoid Dillon.[25] Unfortunately, Busch swerved to the left at the same time and hooked him into the wall and was rammed by Ryan Blaney and Paul Menard.[26] After being released from the infield care center, Dillon said he was "fine, it just sucks. We will have to work hard the next two weeks to get the points back. I felt like I got to third gear pretty clean and then the next thing – I feel contact and I am spinning through the grass. It’s part of it and we took two tires there and you know the risk when you get into it. You just hope that doesn’t happen obviously. I got to third without spinning the tires, and I felt like we got contacted.”[27] Elliott said he thought "the No. 3 they stayed out on tires and tried to get some track position. The No. 78 ended up getting him out of shape and then after that I tried to check up. I don’t think the No. 18 saw it, got into us and got us turned the wrong way. It happens we just got to go and try to have more runs like that next week.”[27] The race was red-flagged for 10 minutes and 48 seconds.[28]

The race restarted with 69 laps to go. The eighth caution of the race flew for Denny Hamlin losing an engine on the fronstretch with 26 laps to go.[29] Kenseth exited pit road with the race lead.[30]

The race restarted with 18 laps to go. Johnson beat Kenseth on the restart to take the lead and drove on to score the victory.[31]

Post-raceEdit

Driver commentsEdit

“When you drive for Rick Hendrick and have all the great people at Hendrick Motorsports working for you, there are just so many great people behind us and that support us to make this happen,” Johnson said in victory lane. “We knew we would get back. It was slower than we wanted it to be but to be here today and have this victory is great."[32]

Kenseth said afterwards that his run "was a great second. I think this is one of the toughest tracks there is on the circuit to pass at. It was better during the day than it is at night and that’s a good thing, because we had to go to the back twice, so we were able to make up some ground and finish okay.”[33]

Race resultsEdit

Pos Grid No. Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 11 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 334 45
2 17 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 334 40
3 12 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 334 38
4 21 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 334 38
5 25 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 334 36
6 4 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 334 36
7 20 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 334 34
8 23 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 334 33
9 5 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 334 32
10 16 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 334 31
11 13 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 334 30
12 8 19 Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 334 29
13 7 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 334 28
14 22 95 Michael McDowell Circle Sport – Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 334 27
15 33 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 334 26
16 26 34 Chris Buescher (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 334 25
17 31 15 Clint Bowyer HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 334 25
18 27 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 334 23
19 32 38 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford 334 22
20 15 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 333 21
21 35 7 Regan Smith Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 333 20
22 30 44 Brian Scott (R) Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 333 19
23 34 23 David Ragan BK Racing Toyota 331 18
24 37 46 Michael Annett HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 330 17
25 24 83 Matt DiBenedetto BK Racing Toyota 329 16
26 38 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt (R) Go FAS Racing Ford 328 15
27 36 98 Cole Whitt Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 327 14
28 39 55 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 321 13
29 40 30 Josh Wise The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 320 12
30 9 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 308 12
31 18 21 Ryan Blaney (R) Wood Brothers Racing Ford 307 10
32 19 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 258 9
33 3 24 Chase Elliott (R) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 258 9
34 28 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 258 7
35 14 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 257 6
36 10 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 254 6
37 6 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 252 4
38 1 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 155 4
39 2 88 Alex Bowman (i) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 61 0
40 29 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet 61 1
Official race results

Race summaryEdit

  • Lead changes: 9 among different drivers
  • Cautions/Laps: 8 for 51
  • Red flags: 1 for 10 minutes and 49 seconds
  • Time of race: 3 hours, 42 minutes and 47 seconds
  • Average speed: 134.929 miles per hour (217.147 km/h)

MediaEdit

TelevisionEdit

NBC covered the race on the television side. Rick Allen, Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte had the call in the booth for the race. Dave Burns, Mike Massaro, Marty Snider and Kelli Stavast will handle pit road on the television side.

NBC
Booth announcers Pit reporters
Lap-by-lap: Rick Allen
Color-commentator: Jeff Burton
Color-commentator: Steve Letarte
Dave Burns
Mike Massaro
Marty Snider
Kelli Stavast

RadioEdit

The Performance Racing Network had the radio call for the race, which was simulcast on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.

PRN
Booth announcers Turn announcers Pit reporters
Lead announcer: Doug Rice
Announcer: Mark Garrow
Announcer: Wendy Venturini
Turns 1 & 2: Rob Albright
Turns 3 & 4: Pat Patterson
Brad Gillie
Brett McMillan
Jim Noble
Steve Richards

Standings after the raceEdit

ReferencesEdit

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