NASCAR official says 2019 Xfinity race on Roval will have more laps

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CONCORD, N.C. – In the discussion of shorter sporting events, Saturday’s 55-lap Xfinity race on the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval lasted 1 hour, 32 minutes and 35 seconds.

It was 13 minutes shorter than the Michigan race in June – what had been the shortest Xfinity race of the year.

Saturday’s race on the Roval also was the first time any of the four road course events this season needed less than two hours to complete.

The Mid-Ohio race lasted 2:18.36.

The Road America race went 2:23:57

The Watkins Glen race was 2:27.34

Saturday’s race on the Roval was the shortest road course race in the Xfinity Series since June 1991 at Watkins Glen, a race that went 1:36.05.

Steve O’Donnell, executive vice president and chief racing development officer for NASCAR, stated after the race that the Xfinity Roval event would have more laps next year.

Saturday’s race had five cautions for 10 laps. Two cautions were for stage breaks. One caution was for a stalled car, another for debris and one for a six-car incident in Turn 1.

No caution lasted more than three laps.