NASCAR 2023: Bank of America Roval 400 Qualifying Order and Preview

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The NASCAR Cup Series and Xfinity Series are heading to the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course, also known as the Roval, for another action-packed racing weekend. The Bank of America Roval 400 marks the sixth race hosted at the 2.28-mile, 17-turn course that combines the high-banks of the traditional oval with an infield road course. The race will be held on Sunday, October 8, 2023, at 2:00 PM ET, and will be broadcasted by NBC.

The Bank of America Roval 400 is also the final round of 12 in the Cup Series Playoffs, which means that four drivers will be eliminated from the championship contention after the checkered flag. As a result, this race is a high-pressure event for the teams and drivers who are fighting to advance to the next round.

Qualifying Order

The qualifying order for the Bank of America Roval 400 is determined by a metric formula that takes into account the following factors:

  • Finishing order from last points race
  • Car owner point standings
  • Fastest lap from last points race
  • Playoff cars run last in each group

The following table shows the full qualifying order for the Bank of America Roval 400:

PosDriverMetric Score
1Todd Gilliland37.650
2Josh Bilicki36.250
3Austin Dillon31.200
4Zane Smith29.200
5Ty Dillon28.350
6Alex Bowman25.000
7Joey Logano21.650
8Aric Almirola17.850
9Chase Briscoe17.700
10Daniel Suarez15.350


  • The Bank of America Roval 400 is expected to be a thrilling and unpredictable race, as the Roval is known for its challenging layout and tight corners that can cause crashes and chaos. The drivers will have to balance speed and strategy, as well as avoid mistakes and penalties, to survive and succeed on this unique track.
  • Some of the drivers who have shown strong performance on the Roval in the past are Chase Elliott, who has won two of the five races held there, Ryan Blaney, who won the inaugural race in 2018, and Kyle Larson, who has finished in the top five in four of his five starts. These drivers are also among the top contenders for the Cup Series title, as they have already secured their spots in the round of eight with their wins in the previous playoff races.
  • However, there are also some drivers who are in danger of being eliminated from the playoffs, such as Kevin Harvick, who is currently in the last place among the 12 playoff drivers, Christopher Bell, who is nine points below the cutline, and William Byron, who is seven points behind. These drivers will need to either win or score enough points to make it to the next round.
  • The Bank of America Roval 400 is a race that can make or break a driver’s season, as well as provide a lot of excitement and drama for the fans. Tune in on Sunday, October 8th to see which driver will conquer the Roval and move on to the round of eight in the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs.

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