‘Cash or Pass’ Picks are for the NASCAR Cup Series Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday, October 11th.
The ROVAL was a shocking addition to the NASCAR playoff schedule during the 2018 season, and in both years since, it has provided a crazy day of racing that has ended with four drivers’ seasons coming to an end. Matters are no different in 2020, with the ROVAL acting as the last race in the Round of 12. Coming into the race, Kyle Busch, Clint Bowyer, Austin Dillon, and Aric Almirola are well outside of the cutline, with everyone other than Busch likely needing a win to move on to the Round of 8. Throw in the possibility of a thunderstorm, and Sunday should provide a wild day of racing. Picking a race like this is never easy, but here goes.
Post Coca Cola 600 Power Ranking with a Strong Run by Bowman and a Keselowski Win.
The Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway is the only NASCAR Cup Series race over 500 miles and four stages. The most extended race of the season is just three races after the most extended layoff in NASCAR history.
The Memorial weekend event is a grueling test of endurance and durability for the cars and drivers. Alex Bowman dominated early with Team Penske handling the field in the second half. Joey Logano won Stage 3. Then, Brad Keselowski claimed his first win of the season after a late-race caution. Although there’s a bit of a shake-up near the top of the newest power ranking, the top spot isn’t changing hands quite yet.
Alex Bowman becomes the third driver to qualify for the Cup Series playoffs.
Auto Club Speedway hosts the third NASCAR Cup Series race of the season, with a 400 hundred mile run on a track surface that provides a challenge for the cup series. The track surface has not been repaved since the speedway began hosting Cup races back in 1997. The racing surface along with its multiple racing grooves provides a style of racing that is fun and exciting.
Ryan Blaney had one of the fastest cars in Sunday’s Auto Club 400, but at the end of the day, he had very little to show for it.
Blaney finished second to eventual race winner Alex Bowman in the first stage. He turned the tables on Bowman in Stage 2, winning the segment by a wide margin. But Blaney got shuffled back after a restart on lap 128 and found himself in fifth place when Bowman passed Martin Truex Jr. for the lead on lap 133.
FONTANA, Calif. – Alex Bowman had a new nose for the finish line Sunday at Auto Club Speedway.
Driving the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet—a sleeker version of the Camaro with a new front fascia—Bowman ran away with the final stage of the Auto Club 400 at the two-mile track in the Inland Empire.