Bank of America Roval 400 at Charlotte Motor SpeedwayHistory
• Construction began on Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS) in 1959.
• The track’s first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race was held on June 19, 1960 – won by Joe Lee Johnson in a Chevrolet.
• In 1961, there were two 100-mile qualifying points races held the week before the May race. The first six fall races at Charlotte were 400-mile events (1960-65).
• The track was repaved midseason in 1994.
• The track name changed from Charlotte Motor Speedway to Lowe’s Motor Speedway in 1999. It changed back to Charlotte Motor Speedway for the 2010 season.
• The track was re-paved again before the 2006 season.
• In 2017, the track underwent renovations to add what is now known as the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course (ROVAL) a 2.28-mile, 17-turn, multi-elevational road course.
• The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series made its track debut at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course in 2018 and the event was won by Ryan Blaney (Ford).
• There have been 121 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series points races at Charlotte Motor Speedway (includes road course figures), two races per year since the track opened in 1960. A total of 120 MENCS races on the oval track and just one on the road course.

Starts
• A total of 40 different drivers competed in the inaugural Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series points-paying race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course in 2018.
• No driver has made his first start at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course.

Poles
• Kurt Busch won the Busch Pole Award for the inaugural Playoff race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course driving for Stewart-Haas Racing in a Ford; his third pole on a road course in the Monster Energy Series.
• Ford is the only manufacturer to win a pole at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course, and did so with a speed of 106.868 mph, 76.805 seconds.
• Youngest & Oldest Pole Winner at the Charlotte RC: Kurt Busch (September 30, 2018 – 40 years, 1 month and 26 days).
• Seven different active drivers have posted at least one pole on a road course in the Monster Energy Series. Kyle Larson and Kurt Busch lead all active drivers in road course poles with three each.

Wins
• Ryan Blaney won the inaugural Playoff race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course; his first win on a road course in the Monster Energy Series.
• NASCAR Hall of Famer Jeff Gordon leads the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in overall road course wins with nine (Sonoma, five; Watkins Glen, four);
• Tony Stewart has the second most road course wins all-time in the series with eight (Watkins Glen, five; Sonoma, three).
• Nine active drivers have won at least one race on a road course in the Monster Energy Series.
• Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. lead all active drivers in Monster Energy Series road course wins with four each.
• NASCAR Hall of Famer Bobby Allison holds the series record for the most wins at a single road course track with six victories at Riverside International Raceway.
• Youngest & Oldest race winner at the Charlotte RC: Ryan Blaney (September 30, 2018 – 24 years, 5 months and 30 days).
• Ford is the only manufacturer to win at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course, and did so with a speed of 82.125 mph, (03:01:34).
• Ryan Blaney won the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course race last season from the ninth starting position.

Additional Finishing Positions
• Jamie McMurray finished runner-up in the inaugural Playoff race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course.
• The five drivers to finish inside the top-five of the inaugural Playoff race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course are Ryan Blaney (first), Jamie McMurray (second), Clint Bowyer (third), Alex Bowman (fourth) and Kurt Busch (fifth).
• The remaining five drivers to round out the top 10 from the inaugural Playoff race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road course are Chase Elliott (sixth), AJ Allmendinger (seventh), Jimmie Johnson (eighth), Kevin Harvick (ninth) and Joey Logano (10th).

Lap Leader Stats
• A total of eight different Monster Energy Series drivers have led at least one lap at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course.
• Kyle Larson leads the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in laps led at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course with 47 laps led.

All-Time Lap Leaders at Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course
• The most laps led by the race winner in a single Monster Energy Series race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course was 16 laps led Ryan Blaney on Sept. 30, 2018.
• The most laps led in a single Monster Energy Series race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course by a driver that did not win the race was 47 laps led by Kyle Larson last season – he ultimately finished 25th in the event.

Track/Event Specific Stats
• Since the advent of electronic scoring (in 1993) the closest margin of victory (MOV) in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course is the 2018 race won by Ryan Blaney over Jamie McMurray with a MOV of 0.792 second.

NASCAR in North Carolina
• There have been 812 NASCAR national series races held in the state of North Carolina among 31 different tracks.
• The very first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race all-time was held in the state of North Carolina at Charlotte Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina on June 19, 1949. The track is a 0.75-mile dirt track and the race was won by Jim Roper in a Lincoln.

North Carolina Drivers In NASCAR
• A total of 461 drivers in NASCAR national series history have their home state recorded as North Carolina.
• 52 drivers from North Carolina have won at least one race in NASCAR’s three national series; 31 have won in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

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