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Bell Rolls at Roval

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Christopher Bell advances to the Round of 8 with Roval Victory.

CONCORD, N.C. – October 9, 2022 – Anthony Holbrook

The NASCAR Cup Series Playoff’s accelerated to Charlotte, North Carolina for the final road course race of the 2022 season. The 2.32-mile Charlotte Motor Speedway road course stretches over 17 corners.

The Bank of America Roval 400 sets the field for the Round of 8 while four playoff drivers are set to be eliminated after the conclusion. 

Joey Logano led the field to green for 109 scheduled laps of adrenaline.

Bank of America ROVAL 400 – Stage 1- Recap:

Laps: 25 (1-25/109)

Lap 15 of 25, William Byron moving up in field, set sights on pole sitter Joey Logano.

As Joey Logano and William Byron jockey for position, both opted to stay out as drivers hit pit service with 3 laps remain in Stage 1.

Joey Logano guards off approaching William Byron to claim Stage 1 points at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course.

Bank of America ROVAL 400 – Stage 1 – Results

1. Joey Logano

2. William Byron

3. Daniel Suarez

4. Ryan Blaney

5. Austin Cindric

6. Kyle Larson

7. Chase Briscoe

8. Denny Hamlin

9. Tyler Reddick

10. AJ Allmendinger

Bank of America ROVAL 400 – Stage 2 – Recap:


After conclusion of Stage 1, Joey Logano and the rest of the contenders head for the pit lane. Tyler Reddick cycles to the race lead while Joey Logano restarts 24th

Green flag on stage two, Tyler Reddick clears A J Allmendinger into turn one for the lead.

3 to go in stage two, many drivers are forced to pit lane under green flag conditions. As well, AJ Allmendinger who leads the field will attend pit service relinquishing the race lead.

Ross Chastain stays out and he takes the Stage 2 win on the Charlotte Roval.

Bank of America ROVAL 400 – Stage 2 – Results

1. Ross Chastain

2. Harrison Burton

3. Kyle Larson

4. AJ Allmendinger

5. Tyler Reddick

6. Daniel Suarez

7. Joey Logano

8. Chase Briscoe

9. Ryan Blaney

10. Chase Elliott

Bank of America ROVAL 400 – Final Stage – Recap:


Ross Chastain hits the pits for liquid courage while AJ Allmendinger cycles back to the lead.  Ross Chastain ends up 24th spot on the Final Stage restart.

32 to go, Chase Elliott rotates to the front of the line in result to strategic pit service timing. Tyler Reddick occupies 2nd along with AJ Allmendinger in 3rd sporting fresher tires.

Many drivers head for the pit lane 5 to go as debris brings out the caution flag.

Christopher Bell is the first car to pit for new tires and a dog that wants to fight.

Chase Elliott and AJ Allmendinger continue to  run door to door entering into turn one restart, AJ Allmendinger bolts Chase Elliott off line and seizes the lead!

AJ will have a taste of medicine as Kevin Harvick returns the favor, bumping AJ out of the post.

Kevin Harvick and Christopher Bell battle into turn one after a Ty Dillon caution flag scrambled the field.

Christopher Bell wins the restart battle as veteran Kevin Harvick forfiets the lead.

Chase Briscoe drives into the backstretch chicane passes two cars with 1 circuit remaining and locks himself into the playoffs which raised controversy among the final running order.


NASCAR CUP Officials will review Cole Custer’s car decelerating incident, allowing teammate Chase Briscoe’s advancement above the Playoff cut off line.


Christopher Bell wins uncontested and advances to the Round of 8 with Charlotte Roval victory!

Charlotte Roval Results
October 09, 2022
NASCAR Cup Series

Pos | Driver

1. Christopher Bell
2. Kevin Harvick
3. Kyle Busch
4. AJ Allmendinger
5. Justin Haley
6. Chris Buescher
7. Bubba Wallace
8. Tyler Reddick
9. Chase Briscoe
10. Austin Dillon
11. Erik Jones
12. Corey LaJoie
13. Denny Hamlin
14. Brad Keselowski
15. Aric Almirola
16. William Byron
17. Martin Truex Jr
18. Joey Logano
19. Ricky Stenhouse Jr
20. Chase Elliott
21. Austin Cindric
22. Ty Gibbs
23. Noah Gragson
24. Cole Custer
25. Ty Dillon
26. Ryan Blaney
27. Michael McDowell
28. Harrison Burton
29. Mike Rockenfeller
30. Todd Gilliland
31. Josh Williams
32. JJ Yeley
33. Loris Hezemans
34. Conor Daly
35. Kyle Larson
36. Daniel Suarez
37. Ross Chastain
38. Joey Hand
39. Daniil Kvyat

NASCAR CUP Officials will review Cole Custer’s car decelerating incident, allowing teammate Chase Briscoe’s advancement above the Playoff cut off line.



Championship Contenders Eliminated

After:  Bank of America ROVAL 400 

  1. Chase Elliott
    1 Win
  2. Christopher Bell
    1 Win
  3. Ryan Blaney
  4. Joey Logano
  5. Denny Hamlin
  6. William Byron
  7. Ross Chastain
  8. Chase Briscoe

— Eliminated from Playoffs —

       9. Kyle Larson

      10. Daniel Suarez

      11. Austin Cindric

       12. Alex Bowman

NASCAR Cup Series- Playoff Grid 

Round of 8

Pos | Driver | Point

   1. Chase Elliott

   2. Joey Logano

   3. Ross Chastain

   4. Christopher Bell

— Championship Cutline —

   5. William Byron

   6. Ryan Blaney

   7. Denny Hamlin

   8. Chase Briscoe



NASCAR Cup Officials will review Cole Custer’s car decelerating incident, allowing teammate Chase Briscoe’s advancement above the Playoff – Cut Off Line after Bank of America ROVAL 400.


The Round of 8 begins next weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the first of three races to decide the Championship 4.  

South Point 400 scheduled green flag on Sunday (Oct. 16) at 2:30 p.m. ET on  NBC /  Sirius XM NASCAR 90

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