Difficulty Of Charlotte ROVAL Causing Problems During Testing, Byron Sees Brakes Fail Ends Up In Hard Crash

NASCAR and Charlotte Motor Speedway come out of left field when announcing in 2017 that not only would they turn the Fall race to a race on the ROVAL but it will also remain in the playoffs as well. It was certainly a curveball thrown at all the teams. While I agree that changes to the 10 race playoff schedule needed to be made but after all the testing that we’ve seen thus far on the ROVAL, I’m skeptical on what is going to happen when they return for the…

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Charlotte “Roval” Test Met With Mixed Reviews, Including Race Distance That May Be Way Too Long

Four drivers took to the new Charlotte Motor Speedway “roval” this week as part of a two-day test. NASCAR and Goodyear were both looking for feedback on this test in preparation for next year’s Bank of America 500k. But, the test led to some mixed feedback from the drivers that participated. Kurt Busch was one of the drivers to participate in his Stewart-Haas Racing Ford. The Daytona 500 champion said that the track to him was definitely needing some changes to the layout and that the slower speeds in the…

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Charlotte Shows Off “Roval” Ahead of 2018 Debut

Charlotte Motor Speedway showed off its new frontstretch chicane, developed with the installation of a Sports Fields Inc. synthetic turf, on Thursday afternoon at the track. The new chicane and turf, located off the exit of Turn 4, are part of a new layout for the speedway’s road course, which will be in use during the 2018 playoffs race next year. The road course layout is official now, marked as an 18-turn, 2.4-mile layout. The 2018 race will serve as the first road course race in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup…

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