Roval 400 Preview: The Inaugural Race on the Roval
Roval 400 Preview: The Inaugural Race on the Roval

This article is part of our Weekly Preview series.

We've reached the cut for the first round in the Chase for the Cup. This weekend's event at Charlotte Motor Speedway is race number three of 10 in the playoff format which crowns the Monster Energy Cup Series champion, and signals the beginning of the end of the Round of 16 as four drivers will be eliminated from the field of 16 after this race. For this very crucial race NASCAR and Charlotte Motor Speedway offer a first-ever road course race at the North Carolina oval. The track has constructed a 2.28-mile, 17-turn road course that incorporates most of the 1.5-mile oval and additional twists and turns on the infield for what the track calls a "roval" course. The configuration ...

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Mark Taylor
Taylor is RotoWire's senior NASCAR writer. A five-time FSWA award winner, Taylor was named the Racing Writer of the Year each of the last two years. He is also a military historian, specifically the World War II U.S. Navy in the Pacific.
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