NASCAR: Bank of America Roval 400 preview and pick

Brandon Coppinger

September 26th, 2019

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Charlotte Motor Speedway for the Bank of America Roval 400 on Sunday. The Roval produced the wildest finish of 2018, when Jimmie Johnson and Martin Truex Jr. collided before the finish line, which allowed Ryan Blaney to capture the checkered flag. Formerly a main-oval race at Charlotte, the race is now conducted over the infield road coarse and had that format for the first time in 2018.

Odds to win the Bank of America Roval 400

Driver Bank of America ROVAL 400 Odds
Martin Truex Jr.
Kyle Busch
Chase Elliott
Kyle Larson
Brad Keselowski
Denny Hamlin

Chase Elliott (+800)

Chase Elliott has been fairly quiet lately. He has four top fives in the last 15 races. However, Elliott has shown his talent on road courses in his career. He has dominated the last two races at Watkins Glen and has been hit or miss at Sonoma.
A year ago he was able to finish sixth in the Roval. The 8-1 price tag is fair for Elliot. In Elliot’s last seven road-course races, he’s produced three top fives, including two wins. He’s also led the second-most laps with 144, trailing race favorite Martin Truex Jr., who has 180 laps led over that same span. Elliott will be boom or bust Sunday, but the price is right.

Kyle Larson (+800)

Kyle Larson is winless so far this season. Can that change this Sunday? It’s possible when you consider what he was able to do a year ago at the Roval. Larson led 47 of the 109 laps before he was involved in a major wreck.

With little data to consider for this race, why not go to last year’s lap lead leader at 8-1? Larson has not been great in his career at road courses, and he has just one top-five finish in 13 tries, but he has three poles in his career at road courses. There is a good chance he qualifies well and runs up front all race long. Maybe he can get some better luck this year.

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