By the Numbers: Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL™
-- For Immediate Release -- Sunday’s second running of the Bank of America ROVAL™ 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway marks the cutoff race in the first round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs
CONCORD, N.C. (Sept. 26, 2019) – With race fans from all 50 states and 20 foreign countries converging on Charlotte Motor Speedway for the second running of the Bank of America ROVAL™ 400, excitement is building for the cutoff race in Round 1 of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs.
Before the green flag, below is an in-depth look at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL™:
2.28: Length of the ROVAL™ in miles
17: Number of turns on the ROVAL™ -- more than any other NASCAR Cup Series track
54: Amount, in feet, of the new backstretch chicane at its widest point, creating additional passing opportunities; Last year’s chicane was 32 feet wide at its widest point
35: The elevation change (in feet) from highest to lowest
35,380: Total work hours completed on the project for last year’s inaugural event
30,000: Number of tires for barriers on the ROVAL™.
4,000: Feet of custom-made canopies for tire packs
5,400: Gallons of red, white and blue paint applied
1,500: Amount, in linear feet, of additional wheel fence constructed
23: Transition plates installed with 550 anchors and bolts
14: The painted signage on the frontstretch synthetic turf is equivalent to the size of 14 NFL end zones
166,400: Amount, in wattage, of the speedway’s new public address sound system
1,600: K-12 students from across the Carolinas taking part in the innovative STEM Expo on Friday at zMAX Dragway
10: Acres of Fan Zone fun with interactive displays, vendor areas and more
90: Height of Ferris wheel located at Turn 4 Sun Deck, giving fans a unique view of the ROVAL™
50: Additional kilometers added to Saturday’s Drive for the Cure 250 presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
3: Free concerts with a race ticket. Yacht Rock Revue and Tim Dugger headline Saturday’s Rock the ROVAL™ party, while Chris Lane will perform a pre-race concert on Sunday.
TICKETS: To purchase Bank of America ROVAL™ 400 tickets, fans can call 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or shop online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com. Weekend packages start at just $79.
Kids 13 and under get in FREE for Bojangles’ Qualifying on Sept. 27 and the Drive for the Cure 250 presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina on Sept. 28. Kids’ tickets to the Bank of America ROVAL™ 400 cost just $10.
MORE INFO: Fans can connect with Charlotte Motor Speedway and get the latest news by following on Twitter and Instagram, becoming a Facebook fan or downloading the Charlotte Motor Speedway mobile app.
Long-time RIS staffer, beginning in the mid-80s. Charlotte, NC area local contact.