ThatsRacin

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Concord: Bank of America 500 at a glance

Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser/Jimmy John's Chevrolet, and his son Keelan celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway on October 4, 2015 in Dover, Delaware.
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser/Jimmy John's Chevrolet, and his son Keelan celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway on October 4, 2015 in Dover, Delaware. Getty Images

Distance: 334 laps, or 501 miles.

Where: Charlotte Motor Speedway, a 1.5-mile asphalt trioval.

When: 7:15 p.m., Saturday. (Driver introductions at 6:25 p.m.)

TV: NBC.

Radio: Performance Racing Network.

Last year’s winner: Kevin Harvick.

Also this week: Drive For The Cure 300, Xfinity Series, Charlotte Motor Speedway, 8 p.m., Friday, NBC Sports Network.

Worth mentioning: This is the first of the NASCAR Chase’s three-race second round, which will continue next week at Kansas and then at Talladega. …The 500 at Charlotte is the only night race in the Chase.

Friday’s Race Week schedule

3:30-4:25 p.m.: Cup practice

4:45 p.m.: Xfinity qualifying

6:30-7:20 p.m.: Final Cup practice

8 p.m.: Drive For The Cure 300 (Xfinity race)

Who’s Hot/ Who’s Not

HOT

Kevin Harvick: Found his way into Chase’s second round with clutch victory in Dover, Del.

Regan Smith: Has much better chance of finding 2016 Xfinity ride after winning at Dover.

William Byron: Future’s bright for Charlotte Country Day senior, who won NASCAR K&N East Series title.

John Wes Townley: Wins first Truck race at Las Vegas.

NOT

Jimmie Johnson: Done in by broken rear axle seal at Dover.

Jamie McMurray: Fourth-place at Dover wasn’t enough to make it to the second round.

Points standings

Sprint Cup

1. Matt Kenseth

3,000

2. Joey Logano

3,000

3. Denny Hamlin

3,000

4. Carl Edwards

3,000

5. Martin Truex Jr.

3,000

6. Kurt Busch

3,000

7. Jeff Gordon

3,000

8. Brad Keselowski

3,000

9. Kyle Busch

3,000

10. Ryan Newman

3,000

11. Dale Earnhardt Jr.

3,000

12. Kevin Harvick

3,000

13. Jamie McMurray

2,098

14. Jimmie Johnson

2,086

15. Paul Menard

2,075

16. Clint Bowyer

2,048

17. Kasey Kahne

770

18. Aric Almirola

767

19. Kyle Larson

718

20. Greg Biffle

706

21. Austin Dillon

647

22. Casey Mears

624

23. AJ Allmendinger

600

24. Danica Patrick

597

25. Tony Stewart

581

26. David Ragan

576

27. Sam Hornish Jr.

570

28. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

561

29. Trevor Bayne

530

30. Justin Allgaier

482

Xfinity

1. Chris Buescher

1,018

2. Chase Elliott

994

3. Regan Smith

982

4. Ty Dillon

979

5. Elliott Sadler

908

6. Darrell Wallace Jr.

907

7. Daniel Suarez

886

8. Brian Scott

870

9. Brendan Gaughan

864

10. Ryan Reed

765

11. Jeremy Clements

689

12. J.J. Yeley

684

13. Ryan Sieg

670

14. Dakoda Armstrong

669

15. Ross Chastain

657

Truck

1. Erik Jones

701

2. Matt Crafton

697

3. Tyler Reddick

685

4. Johnny Sauter

650

5. Daniel Hemric

596

6. Timothy Peters

595

7. Cameron Hayley

584

8. John Wes Townley

565

9. Ben Kennedy

545

10. Spencer Gallagher

533

11. Ray Black Jr.

505

12. Tyler Young

487

13. John Hunter Nemechek

435

14. Jennifer Jo Cobb

388

15. Korbin Forrister

381

  Comments