Charlotte road course race to be called Bank of America Roval 400

Dustin Long
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The Sept. 30 Cup race on the Charlotte Motor Speedway road course will be 400 kilometers and called the Bank of America Roval 400, the track announced Monday.

The race, the longest road course event in NASCAR, will be held on a 2.28-mile, 17-turn circuit and is the last race in the opening round of the playoffs. The race is scheduled to air on NBC.

The race will be 109 laps. Stage 1 will end at Lap 25. Stage 2 will end at Lap 50.

The circuit, which includes most of the 1.5-mile oval, is the second longest of the three road courses the Cup Series visits. Watkins Glen International is 2.45-miles and Sonoma Raceway is 1.99-miles.

The Sept. 29 Xfinity race will be the Drive for the Cure 200 presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. The race will be 55 laps. Stage 1 will end at Lap 15. Stage 2 will end at Lap 30.

The announcement came the day before the first of two open tests for Cup teams on the road course.

Sixteen teams will take part in Tuesday’s test from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET.

The teams scheduled to test will be those of: Martin Truex Jr.; Jimmie Johnson; Kurt Busch; Chase Elliott; Kevin Harvick; Denny Hamlin; Daniel Suarez; Brad Keselowski; Paul Menard; Kyle Larson; Ricky Stenhouse Jr.; Ryan Newman; Chris Buescher; Bubba Wallace; Kasey Kahne; Michael McDowell.

A second test will be held July 17.

NASCAR held a test on the road course with its original 2.4-mile, 13-turn layout in October. Busch, Truex, Daniel Hemric and Jamie McMurray took part in it.