Charlotte, Pensacola NASCAR Race Review with Hot Topics on Fan4Racing Radio

Charlotte, Pensacola NASCAR Race Review is presented by host Sharon Burton and co-host Sal Sigala. Join us for the smartest race talk around! Then stick around for Hot Topics Sound Off with co-host Andy Laskey the Fan4Racing crew!

Charlotte, Pensacola NASCAR Race Review is presented by host Sharon Burton and co-host Sal Sigala. Join us for the smartest race talk around! Then stick around for Hot Topics Sound Off with co-host Andy Laskey the Fan4Racing crew!

Our guest in this episode is…

Joe Graf Jr

NASCAR Xfinity Series driver of the No. 08 with SS Greenlight Racing.

This episode centers around the Charlotte Roval for the NASCAR Cup, and Xfinity Series, along with the ARCA East at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, FL. We’ll also give a few updates for the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck, ARCA Menards Series, and ARCA West with post-race audio as time allows.

The Agenda

  • First, we review the ARCA East finale at Five Flags Speedway and the Xfinity Series on the Charlotte Roval.
  • Then, our guest NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Joe Graf Jr with SS Greenlight Racing joins the conversation.
  • Then, we review the Cup Series on the Charlotte Roval.
  • Next is Hot Topics Sound Off with our Fan4Racing Crew.

As always…Thanks for listening!

Chase Elliott’s Dominance Continues on the Road Courses

Chase Elliott's dominance continues on the road courses with another victory in the Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA – OCTOBER 11: Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, crosses the finish line to win the NASCAR Cup Series Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 11, 2020, in Concord, North Carolina. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

Chase Elliott’s dominance continues on the road courses with another victory in the Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

There was one final race remaining in the second round of the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs. With four more drivers on the verge of elimination, the previous two races at Las Vegas and Talladega were no walk in the park. The Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval played host for the last race of the Round of 12, and this alone has most teams coming to the track with worry on their faces. Throw in some rain showers, and this race was up for grabs to anyone able to keep their car together.

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Elliott’s Charlotte ROVAL Win Advances him to the Playoffs

Elliott's Charlotte ROVAL win advances him to the NASCAR Cup Series Round of 8 Playoffs after his victory in the Bank of America ROVAL 400 on Sunday afternoon.
CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA – OCTOBER 11: Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 11, 2020, in Concord, North Carolina. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

Elliott’s Charlotte ROVAL win advances him to the NASCAR Cup Series Round of 8 Playoffs after his victory in the Bank of America ROVAL 400 on Sunday afternoon.

In only his fifth NASCAR Cup Series season, Chase Elliott is proving himself a road course master, easily besting the field Sunday at the Charlotte ROVAL and more importantly, the 24-year old continues to establish himself as a perennial championship contender.

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Allmendinger Splashes to an Xfinity Win on the Charlotte ROVAL

Allmendinger splashes to an Xfinity win in the Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina at Charlotte Motor Speedway's ROVAL on Saturday afternoon.
CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA – OCTOBER 10: AJ Allmendinger, driver of the No. 16 Ellsworth Advisors Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series Drive for the Cure 250 presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 10, 2020, in Concord, North Carolina. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

Allmendinger splashes to an Xfinity win in the Drive for the Cure 250 at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s ROVAL on Saturday afternoon.

Prevailing in a hard-fought NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoff race, AJ Allmendinger wins the Drive for the Cure 250 that ends in overtime on the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL on Saturday evening. After a long afternoon negotiating the road course in rainy weather against a field of drivers with championship hopes on the line, the veteran edged 22-year old Noah Gragson by a mere 0.446-seconds in a rooster-tail run to the checkered flag.

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‘Cash or Pass’ Picks for Charlotte Roval

'Cash or Pass' Picks are for the NASCAR Cup Series Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday, October 11th.
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – SEPTEMBER 29: Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on September 29, 2019, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

‘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. 

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