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2019 Bank of America Roval 400

The 2019 Bank of America Roval 400 was a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race that was held on September 29, 2019, at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. Contested over 109 laps on the 2.28-mile (3.67 km) road course, it was the 29th race of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, the third race of the Playoffs, and final race of the Round of 16.

2019 Bank of America Roval 400
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]
Race 29 of 36 in the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Date September 29, 2019 (2019-09-29)
Location Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina
Course Permanent racing facility
2.28 mi (3.67 km)
Distance 109 laps, 248.52 mi (400 km)
Average speed 75.499 miles per hour (121.504 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Hendrick Motorsports
Time 80.932
Most laps led
Driver Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports
Laps 35
Winner
No. 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports
Television in the United States
Network NBC
Announcers Rick Allen, Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte and Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Nielsen Ratings 3.024 million[10]
Radio in the United States
Radio PRN
Booth Announcers Doug Rice, Mark Garrow and Jeff Hammond
Turn Announcers Nick Yeoman (1, 2 & 3), Mike Jaynes (4, 5 & 6), Doug Turnbull (7, 8 & 9), Pat Patterson (10, 11 & 12) and Rob Albright (13, 14 & 15)

ReportEdit

BackgroundEdit

 
An aerial view of Charlotte Motor Speedway

Since 2018, deviating from past NASCAR events at Charlotte, the race will utilize a road course configuration of Charlotte Motor Speedway, promoted and trademarked as the "Roval". The course is 2.28 miles (3.67 km) in length and features 17 turns, utilizing the infield road course and portions of the oval track. The race will be contested over a scheduled distance of 109 laps, 400 kilometres (250 mi).[11][12][13]

During July 2018 tests on the road course, concerns were raised over drivers "cheating" the backstretch chicane on the course. The chicanes were modified with additional tire barriers and rumble strips in order to encourage drivers to properly drive through them, and NASCAR will enforce drive-through penalties on drivers who illegally "short-cut" parts of the course. The chicanes will not be used during restarts. In the summer of 2019, the bus stop on the backstretch was changed and deepened, becoming a permanent part of the circuit, compared to the previous year where it was improvised.

If a driver fails to legally make the backstretch bus stop, the driver must skip the frontstretch chicane and make a complete stop by the dotted line on the exit before being allowed to continue. A driver who misses the frontstretch chicane must stop before the exit. [14][15]

Entry listEdit

  • (i) denotes driver who are ineligible for series driver points.
  • (R) denotes rookie driver.
No. Driver Team Manufacturer
00 Landon Cassill (i) StarCom Racing Chevrolet
1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford
3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford
8 Daniel Hemric (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford
13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet
14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
15 Ross Chastain (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet
17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford
18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford
22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford
24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
27 Joe Nemechek (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet
32 Corey LaJoie Go Fas Racing Ford
34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford
36 Matt Tifft (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford
37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford
41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
43 Darrell Wallace Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet
47 Ryan Preece (R) JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
51 Cody Ware (i) Petty Ware Racing Chevrolet
52 Garrett Smithley (i) Rick Ware Racing Ford
53 Josh Bilicki (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet
66 Timmy Hill (i) MBM Motorsports Toyota
77 Reed Sorenson Spire Motorsports Chevrolet
88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota
96 Parker Kligerman (i) Gaunt Brothers Racing Toyota
Official entry list

First practiceEdit

Jimmie Johnson was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 80.968 seconds and a speed of 103.152 mph (166.007 km/h).[16] Michael McDowell was replaced by Austin Cindric for the session while he was treating a kidney stone, but returned for qualifying later in the day.[17]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 80.968 103.152
2 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 81.018 103.088
3 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 81.520 102.453
Official first practice results

QualifyingEdit

William Byron scored the pole for the race with a time of 80.932 and a speed of 103.198 mph (166.081 km/h).[18]

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer R1 R2
1 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 80.901 80.932
2 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 81.570 81.026
3 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 81.712 81.058
4 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 81.394 81.172
5 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 81.426 81.215
6 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 81.721 81.576
7 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 80.950 81.595
8 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 81.740 82.068
9 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 81.761 82.094
10 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 81.823 82.215
11 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 81.495 82.297
12 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 81.686 82.327
13 41 Daniel Suarez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 81.920
14 47 Ryan Preece (R) JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 81.928
15 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 81.973
16 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 81.978
17 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 81.986
18 95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota 81.993
19 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 82.098
20 8 Daniel Hemric (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 82.127
21 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 82.232
22 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford 82.252
23 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 82.317
24 6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford 82.572
25 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet 82.582
26 32 Corey LaJoie Go Fas Racing Ford 82.630
27 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 83.088
28 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 83.099
29 13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet 83.121
30 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 83.232
31 51 Cody Ware (i) Petty Ware Racing Chevrolet 84.220
32 00 Landon Cassill (i) StarCom Racing Chevrolet 84.690
33 66 Timmy Hill (i) MBM Motorsports Toyota 85.315
34 53 Josh Bilicki (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 85.572
35 52 Garrett Smithley (i) Rick Ware Racing Ford 85.782
36 36 Matt Tifft (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 0.000
37 15 Ross Chastain (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 0.000
38 77 Reed Sorenson Spire Motorsports Toyota 0.000
39 27 Joe Nemechek (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 0.000
40 96 Parker Kligerman (i) Gaunt Brothers Racing Toyota 0.000
Official qualifying results

Practice (post-qualifying)Edit

Second practiceEdit

Ryan Blaney was the fastest in the second practice session with a time of 81.977 seconds and a speed of 101.882 mph (163.963 km/h).[19]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 81.977 101.882
2 47 Ryan Preece (R) JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 82.330 101.445
3 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 82.377 101.388
Official second practice results

Final practiceEdit

Chase Elliott was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 81.801 seconds and a speed of 102.101 mph (164.316 km/h).[20]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 81.801 102.101
2 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 81.875 102.009
3 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 81.970 101.891
Official final practice results

RaceEdit

Stage resultsEdit

Stage One Laps: 25

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 10
2 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 9
3 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 8
4 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 7
5 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 6
6 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 5
7 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 4
8 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 3
9 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 2
10 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 1
Official stage one results

Stage Two Laps: 25

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 10
2 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 9
3 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 8
4 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 7
5 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 6
6 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford 5
7 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 4
8 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 3
9 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 2
10 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 1
Official stage two results

Final stage resultsEdit

Stage Three Laps: 59

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 19 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 109 52
2 2 88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 109 35
3 6 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 109 43
4 5 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 109 49
5 11 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 109 46
6 1 24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 109 41
7 8 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 109 34
8 9 12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske Ford 109 34
9 4 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 109 35
10 3 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 109 34
11 18 95 Matt DiBenedetto Leavine Family Racing Toyota 109 26
12 22 34 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford 109 30
13 7 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 109 34
14 16 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 109 27
15 29 13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing Chevrolet 109 22
16 10 21 Paul Menard Wood Brothers Racing Ford 109 23
17 21 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 109 20
18 12 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 109 19
19 28 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 109 18
20 23 1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 109 17
21 14 47 Ryan Preece (R) JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 109 16
22 37 15 Ross Chastain (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 109 0
23 30 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 109 14
24 25 43 Darrell Wallace Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet 109 13
25 36 36 Matt Tifft (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 109 12
26 40 96 Parker Kligerman (i) Gaunt Brothers Racing Toyota 109 0
27 26 32 Corey LaJoie Go Fas Racing Ford 109 10
28 32 00 Landon Cassill (i) StarCom Racing Chevrolet 109 0
29 31 51 J. J. Yeley (i) Petty Ware Racing Chevrolet 109 0
30 33 66 Timmy Hill (i) MBM Motorsports Toyota 109 0
31 39 27 Joe Nemechek (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 109 0
32 24 6 Ryan Newman Roush Fenway Racing Ford 109 5
33 20 8 Daniel Hemric (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 109 4
34 13 41 Daniel Suárez Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 108 7
35 27 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 108 2
36 35 52 Garrett Smithley (i) Rick Ware Racing Ford 100 0
37 17 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 99 1
38 34 53 Josh Bilicki (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 83 0
39 38 77 Reed Sorenson Spire Motorsports Chevrolet 66 1
40 15 20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 23 1
Official race results
  • Cody Ware was supposed to drive No. 51 car in the race but during the Xfinity Series race, the day before, the coolbox of Cody Ware's car didn't work during the race so he felt the heat exhaustion. So J. J. Yeley was called to replace Ware in the No. 51 car in the race.

Race statisticsEdit

  • Lead changes: 13 among 9 different drivers
  • Cautions/Laps: 10 for 23
  • Red flags: 1 for 8 minutes and 22 seconds
  • Time of race: 3 hours, 20 minutes and 58 seconds
  • Average speed: 75.499 miles per hour (121.504 km/h)

MediaEdit

TelevisionEdit

NBC Sports covered the race on the television side. Rick Allen, Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte and Dale Earnhardt Jr. had the call in the booth for the race. Dave Burns, Marty Snider, and Kelli Stavast reported from pit lane during the race.

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

RadioEdit

The Performance Racing Network, with talent and production assistant from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network, had the radio call for the race, which was simulcast on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio. Doug Rice, Mark Garrow, and Jeff Hammond called the race from the booth when the field raced down the front straightaway. IMS Radio's Nick Yeoman was assigned the entrance to the road course and into the Bank of America bridge (Turns 1-3). Voice of the Indianapolis 500 Mark Jaynes was assigned the action from the Bank of America bridge to the middle of the infield section. Doug Turnbull called the action exiting in infield into the oval Turn 1 banking (Turns 7-9). Pat Patterson called the action on the backstretch and into the bus stop. Rob Albright was assigned to the oval Turn 3-4 end. (Turns 13-15). Brad Gillie, Brett McMillan, Steve Richards, and Wendy Venturini had the call from the pit area for PRN.

PRN
Booth announcers Turn announcers Pit reporters
Lead announcer: Doug Rice
Announcer: Mark Garrow
Announcer: Jeff Hammond
Infield entrance: Nick Yeoman
Middle of Infield: Mark Jaynes
Exit of Infield: Doug Turnbull
Oval 2 to Bus Stop Pat Patterson
Oval 3/4: Rob Albright
Brad Gillie
Brett McMillan
Steve Richards
Wendy Venturini

Standings after the raceEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  7. ^ "Final Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. September 28, 2019. Retrieved September 28, 2019.
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  16. ^ Utter, Jim (September 27, 2019). "Jimmie Johnson tops incident-marred practice; Hamlin wrecks". Motorsport.com. Charlotte, North Carolina: Motorsport Network. Retrieved September 27, 2019.
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