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The 2017 Bank of America 500 was a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race that was held on October 8, 2017, at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. Contested over 337 laps -- extended from 334 laps due to an overtime finish, on the 1.5 mile (2.4 km) intermediate speedway, it was the 30th race of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, fourth race of the Playoffs, and first race of the Round of 12.

2017 Bank of America 500
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8]
Race 30 of 36 in the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Date October 8, 2017 (2017-10-08)
Location Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina
Course Permanent racing facility
1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Distance 337 laps, 505.5 mi (808.8 km)
Scheduled Distance 334 laps, 501 mi (801.6 km)
Average speed 139.128 miles per hour (223.905 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Joe Gibbs Racing
Time 28.184
Most laps led
Driver Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing
Laps 149
Winner
No. 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing
Television in the United States
Network NBC
Announcers Rick Allen, Dale Jarrett, 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 Ford
5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford
10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
13 Ty Dillon (R) Germain Racing Chevrolet
14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
15 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet
17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford
18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford
22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford
23 Corey LaJoie (R) BK Racing Toyota
24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
32 Matt DiBenedetto Go Fas Racing Ford
33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group Chevrolet
34 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford
37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford
41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
51 B. J. McLeod (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet
55 Gray Gaulding (R) Premium Motorsports Toyota
66 Timmy Hill (i) MBM Motorsports Chevrolet
72 Cole Whitt TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet
77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota
78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota
83 Brett Moffitt (i) BK Racing Toyota
88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet
Official entry list

First practiceEdit

Kyle Larson was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 28.113 seconds and a speed of 192.082 mph (309.126 km/h).[9]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 28.113 192.082
2 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.207 191.442
3 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 28.239 191.225
Official first practice results

QualifyingEdit

Denny Hamlin scored the pole for the race with a time of 28.184 and a speed of 191.598 mph (308.347 km/h).[10]

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer R1 R2 R3
1 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.306 28.205 28.184
2 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.312 28.241 28.200
3 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 28.039 28.133 28.214
4 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.345 28.334 28.281
5 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 28.135 28.202 28.334
6 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 28.355 28.336 28.338
7 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.235 28.306 28.360
8 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 28.243 28.271 28.367
9 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.341 28.294 28.388
10 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 28.384 28.273 28.411
11 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.186 28.421 28.449
12 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 28.399 28.392 28.539
13 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.439 28.421
14 19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.210 28.449
15 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 28.216 28.465
16 95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 28.218 28.484
17 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 28.503 28.496
18 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 28.232 28.540
19 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 28.396 28.541
20 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.425 28.546
21 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 28.293 28.586
22 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 28.520 28.812
23 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.379 28.833
24 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 28.423 29.088
25 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.538
26 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 28.572
27 13 Ty Dillon (R) Germain Racing Chevrolet 28.661
28 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 28.765
29 32 Matt DiBenedetto Go Fas Racing Ford 28.843
30 34 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford 28.871
31 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 28.900
32 72 Cole Whitt TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet 28.986
33 51 B. J. McLeod (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 29.286
34 15 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 29.327
35 55 Gray Gaulding (R) Premium Motorsports Toyota 29.501
36 66 Timmy Hill (i) MBM Motorsports Chevrolet 29.602
37 33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 29.807
38 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 0.000
39 23 Corey LaJoie (R) BK Racing Toyota 0.000
40 83 Brett Moffitt (i) BK Racing Toyota 0.000
Official qualifying results

Practice (post-qualifying)Edit

Both practice sessions for Saturday were canceled due to rain.[11]

RaceEdit

Race resultsEdit

Stage resultsEdit

Stage 1 Laps: 90

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 10
2 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 9
3 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 8
4 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 7
5 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 6
6 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 5
7 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 4
8 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 3
9 19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 2
10 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 1
Official stage one results

Stage 2 Laps: 90

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 10
2 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 9
3 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 8
4 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 7
5 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 6
6 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 5
7 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 4
8 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 3
9 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 2
10 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 1
Official stage two results

Final stage resultsEdit

Stage 3 Laps: 154

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 17 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 337 47
2 7 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 337 53
3 3 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 337 54
4 1 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 337 43
5 18 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 337 41
6 14 19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 337 33
7 25 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 337 34
8 15 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 337 31
9 9 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 337 28
10 10 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 337 38
11 2 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 337 38
12 23 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 337 25
13 22 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 337 24
14 26 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 337 23
15 6 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 337 22
16 13 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 337 21
17 38 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 337 20
18 21 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 337 19
19 20 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 337 18
20 19 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 337 17
21 27 13 Ty Dillon (R) Germain Racing Chevrolet 337 16
22 8 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 337 24
23 29 32 Matt DiBenedetto Go Fas Racing Ford 337 14
24 24 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 337 13
25 30 34 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford 336 12
26 28 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 335 11
27 5 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 335 10
28 39 23 Corey LaJoie (R) BK Racing Toyota 333 9
29 4 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 331 14
30 37 33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 330 7
31 34 15 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 330 6
32 33 51 B. J. McLeod (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 326 0
33 36 66 Timmy Hill (i) MBM Motorsports Chevrolet 326 0
34 32 72 Cole Whitt TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet 295 3
35 16 95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 293 2
36 35 55 Gray Gaulding (R) Premium Motorsports Toyota 267 1
37 31 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 263 1
38 12 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 263 1
39 40 83 Brett Moffitt (i) BK Racing Toyota 89 0
40 11 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 43 1
Official race results

Race statisticsEdit

  • Lead changes: 8 among different drivers
  • Cautions/Laps: 10 for 44
  • Red flags: 0
  • Time of race: 3 hours, 38 minutes and 0 seconds
  • Average speed: 139.128 miles per hour (223.905 km/h)

MediaEdit

TelevisionEdit

NBC Sports covered the race on the television side. Rick Allen and Dale Jarrett had the call in the regular booth for the race. Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte had the call in the NBC's Stock Car Smarts Booth for the race. Dave Burns, Parker Kligerman, Marty Snider and Kelli Stavast reported from pit lane during the race.

NBC
Booth announcers Pit reporters
Lap-by-lap: Rick Allen
Color Commentator Dale Jarrett
Stock Car Smarts Booth Analyst: Jeff Burton
Stock Car Smarts Booth Analyst: Steve Letarte
Dave Burns
Parker Kligerman
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

  1. ^ "2017 schedule". Jayski.com. Jayski's Silly Season Site. May 5, 2016. Retrieved September 4, 2017.
  2. ^ "Charlotte Motor Speedway". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. January 3, 2013. Retrieved September 4, 2017.
  3. ^ "Entry List". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. October 2, 2017. Retrieved October 2, 2017.
  4. ^ "First Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. October 6, 2017. Retrieved October 6, 2017.
  5. ^ "Qualifying Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. October 6, 2017. Retrieved October 6, 2017.
  6. ^ "Bank of America 500 Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. October 8, 2017. Retrieved October 8, 2017.
  7. ^ "Points standings" (PDF). Jayski.com. Jayski's Silly Season Site. October 9, 2017. Retrieved October 9, 2017.
  8. ^ "Manufacturer standings" (PDF). Jayski.com. Jayski's Silly Season Site. October 9, 2017. Retrieved October 9, 2017.
  9. ^ Spencer, Lee (October 6, 2017). "Larson tops incident-packed first practice at Charlotte". Motorsport.com. Charlotte, North Carolina: Motorsport Network. Retrieved October 6, 2017.
  10. ^ Reed, Steve (October 6, 2017). "Denny Hamlin takes pole for NASCAR Cup race at Charlotte". Associated Press. Charlotte, North Carolina: AP Sports. Associated Press. Retrieved October 6, 2017.
  11. ^ Spencer, Lee (October 7, 2017). "Rain forces NASCAR to cancel remaining two Cup practices". Motorsport.com. Charlotte, North Carolina: Motorsport Network. Retrieved October 7, 2017.


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