Sundays Bank of America 500 Start Time Moved Up To 1 p.m. ET.

Concord, NC – Rain moved into the Charlotte area very early on Saturday morning, forcing NASCAR to cancel both Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice sessions. That means the 40 drivers in Sunday’s Bank of America 500 (1 p.m. ET/NBC/PRN) field will have had just 55 minutes of practice this weekend. With that being said, Saturday’s rain mixed with remnants of a Hurricane coming through the North Carolina area have forced NASCAR competition officials as well as Charlotte Motor Speedway staff to move up the start time for Sunday’s race up…

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Jimmie Johnson Struggling This Weekend at Charlotte

Concord, NC – I wrote last weekend how the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover would tell us a lot about how Jimmie Johnson would fare the rest of the playoffs. After all, he took his No. 48 Chevrolet to victory lane for the 11th time of his career at Dover back in June. But, that was the last time he also came away with a top five finish on the season. He answered a lot in coming home third last Sunday. Now, this weekend’s race at the Charlotte…

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All 4 SHR Cars Make The Final Round Of Bank of America 500 (2 p.m. ET/NBC/PRN) Qualifying

Concord, NC – It appears that Ford may have something for the Toyota’s this weekend at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Yes, Toyota cars will have three of the top four starters in Sunday’s Bank of America 500 (2 p.m. ET/NBC/PRN), but Ford will also have four cars in the first four rows themselves. In fact, three of those four Fords belong to Stewart-Haas Racing. Even further, for the first time all season, all four SHR Fords made it to the third and final round of Coors Light Pole Award qualifying as…

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Joe Gibbs Racing Strong On Friday at Charlotte

Concord, NC – The first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice session of the weekend proved to not be very indicative on how the Joe Gibbs Racing cars would perform this weekend at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Just one of their four cars were in the top 10 of the speed charts. In fact, they were 4-16-17-21 in the opening practice at the 1.5-mile North Carolina track. But, in qualifying later on in the day, they flipped the script. 

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Hamlin Earns Bank of America 500 Pole (2 p.m. ET/NBC/PRN) Kenseth To Start 2nd

Concord, NC – Last week, Toyota put five cars in the top six of the starting lineup for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover. This weekend, they will take three of the top four starting spots. Denny Hamlin powered his No. 11 Toyota to the pole for Sunday’s Bank of America 500 (2 p.m. ET/NBC/PRN), as the Joe Gibbs Racing driver qualified with a speed of 191.598 mph in the third and final round of Coors Light Pole Award qualifying. 

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5 Favorites For Sunday’s Bank of America 500 (2 p.m. ET/NBC/PRN) at Charlotte

The opening race of the second round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs is here. 12 drivers will try to get the first race of the Round of 12 off with a bang. Here are the top five drivers to watch. Listen To Prime Sports Network – Race Review Online Oct. 2 Podcast Here

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Can Kevin Harvick Get Back On Track This Weekend at Charlotte?

Due to the amount of playoff points that Kevin Harvick racked up during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular season, he advanced to the second round of the playoffs. But, “Happy” Harvick isn’t so happy at the moment. Yes, he finished third in the playoff opener at Chicagoland Speedway, but his cars the last two weeks weren’t there for his liking. At New Hampshire, it was off all over the track, as he faded to a running position outside of the top 10. Then, the crash happened on Lap…

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5 Storylines For Sunday’s Bank of America 500 (2 p.m. ET/NBC/PRN) at Charlotte

This weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway will kick off the second round of the playoffs. Sunday’s Bank of America 500 (2 p.m. ET/NBC/PRN) will be a showcase for 12 drivers to get the next round of playoffs started off right. With that being said, here are the top five storylines for this weekend. Listen To The Prime Sports Network – Race Review Online Oct. 2 Podcast Here

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Charlotte Moves Playoff Race From Saturday Night to Sunday Afternoon

Most people were expecting the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ playoff race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway to get moved to the infield road course, but on Thursday, NASCAR made an announcement with track officials saying that the race would move from a night time event back to a daytime race. “Daylight Racing Time” is back for the Bank of America 500 as the race returns to a Sunday afternoon start time in 2017. The fourth race of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs and first race in the…

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Jimmie Johnson Advances to Round of 8 With Victory In Wild Bank of America 500

CONCORD, NC – In a day that saw eight Chase drivers involved in a crash or mechanical failure and three of the other four left having an issue on pit road, the one that was flawless all day ended up in victory lane. Rightfully so too, as it was the ultimate clutch driver too. Jimmie Johnson led 155 of the 334 laps in Sunday’s rain delayed Bank of America 500 en route to his 78th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory. Johnson, capitalized when everyone else was having trouble and…

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