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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 2018 Charlotte Race Info

THE RACE: Bank of America 400(k)
TRACK: Charlotte Motor Speedway
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race #29 of 36
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs race #3 of 10

Date: Sunday, September 30, 2018 in Concord, NC
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 2:16 pm/et

Sections on this page:
Television | Radio/Streaming | Schedule | Track/Race Info | Race Rundown
Qualifying / Practice / Entry Info | Weather Links | Tire Notes | Odds


TELEVISION COVERAGE

NASCAR America: 12:00pm/et on NBCSN
NASCAR Countdown to Green: 1:00pm/et on NBC
Television Race Coverage: NBC, 2:00pm/et

Practices:
Friday, September 28, 12:05-12:55pm/et, TV-NBCSN;
Saturday, September 29, 11:00-11:50am/et, TV-NBC Sports App;
Saturday, September 29, 1:30pm-2:20pm/et, TV-CNBC.

Qualifying for positions 1-40, Friday, September 28 at 4:45 pm/et, TV-NBCSN;
re-air scheduled: None

In the Booth: Rick Allen, Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte, Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Pre/Post-Race and Hosts: Krista Voda, Kyle Petty, Dale Jarrett
Pit Reporters: Marty Snider, Kelli Stavast, Dave Burns
Features Reporter: Rutledge Wood
Breaking News: Nate Ryan

Scheduled Race Re-Air Dates/Times:
TBA

TV Listings, Links and Info:
see the TV Listings and Links page


RADIO COVERAGE

Performance Racing Network (PRN)
SiriusXM Satellite NASCAR Channel 90

ONLINE STREAMING

NBC Sports - Live
Radio: PRN Live Streaming
SiriusXM Internet Radio (available via internet connected device, with subscription)

Scanner-Frequencies


EVENT SCHEDULE
Event Schedule times are local to the track

Thursday, September 27
3:00 PM-5:00 PM MENCS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)

Friday, September 28
9:00 AM-7:00 PM MENCS GARAGE OPENS
11:00 AM MENCS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
12:05 PM-12:55 PM MENCS 1ST PRACTICE
4:45 PM MENCS QUALIFYING (MULTI-VEHICLE / TWO ROUNDS)

Saturday, September 29
9:30 AM-6:00 PM MENCS GARAGE OPEN
11:00 AM-11:50 AM MENCS 2ND PRACTICE
1:30 PM-2:20 PM MENCS FINAL PRACTICE

Sunday, September 30
8:30 AM MENCS GARAGE OPENS
12:00 PM MENCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING
1:20 PM MENCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
2:00 PM MENCS RACE (109 LAPS, 248.52 MILES)

MENCS = Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE


TRACK NEWS & LINKS

Charlotte Motor Speedway Track News, Stats & Links page

October 2017: see the Charlotte Race Info page
May 2018: see the Charlotte Race Info page

Race Festivities/Officials:
Grand Marshal: TBA
Command to start engines: TBA
Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: TBA
Honorary Pace Car Driver: TBA
Color Guard: TBA
Invocation: TBA
National Anthem: Jordan Smith
Flyover: TBA


RACE RUNDOWN....News & Links



NASCAR Overtime Race Procedure: Rule and notes on the NASCAR Overtime rules/news/stats page.

Wave Around: how the wave around rule works: All vehicles between the leader and the caution vehicle at the start/finish line when the "one to go" signal is given by the starter are considered "Wave Around" eligible. "Wave Around" vehicles will not be permitted to enter pit road at any time during this yellow flag/caution period. "Wave Around" vehicles must receive the green flag on the race track before being permitted to enter pit road without a penalty. Vehicles under a penalty and the "Free Pass" vehicle will not be eligible to receive a "Wave Around".

See the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race results page


QUALIFYING INFO, PRACTICE SPEED and ENTRIES

Coverage of Qualifying for the Bank of America 400(k) Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway is scheduled for Friday, September 28, 2018 at 4:45pm/et.
Television (TV): NBCSN, 4:30pm/et
Radio: Live online at Performance Racing Network (PRN)

Road Course Qualifying Format: Qualifying for the road courses consist of two elimination rounds to determine the starting grid. The first elimination round will last 25 minutes and include all cars, setting starting spots 13-40. Then there will be a ten-minute break. The 12 cars that post the fastest single lap will advance to the final round. The final qualifying round will last 10 minutes, include all cars and the fastest single lap time will determine positions 1 through 12. The fastest driver in the final round will earn the pole position for the race.

Road Course Events Qualifying Format:
a) Qualifying will consist of two scheduled rounds.
b) The first Qualifying round is twenty-five (25) minutes in duration, unless otherwise authorized by the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Managing Director.
c) Upon completion of the first Qualifying round, eligibility for the forty (40) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starting grid positions will be determined. Each Charter Team will be eligible for one of the available forty (40) starting grid positions. Open Teams will be eligible for the next available starting grid positions based on the fastest single lap speed posted to each Open Team's Designated Vehicle in the first Qualifying round.
d) The twelve (12) eligible Designated Vehicles that post the fastest single lap speed from the first Qualifying round will advance to the final Qualifying round.
e) The remaining eligible Designated Vehicles will be assigned starting grid positions 13th - 40th based on their fastest single lap speed posted in the first Qualifying round in descending order in accordance with the rules book.
f) There will be a ten-minute break after the completion of the first Qualifying round and the twelve (12) remaining Designated Vehicles that advance to the final Qualifying round will have their previously posted speed reset.
g) The final Qualifying round is ten minutes in duration and the fastest single lap speed posted in the final Qualifying round will be used to assign starting grid positions 1st - 12th in descending order.

For qualifying rules and formats, see the Qualifying Rules page

How to Calculate Track Speeds: use the formula Speed = Distance divided by Time. Distance is Track Length, and Lap Time into Hours. Once hour is 3600 seconds, so the calculation for a 48 second lap at Charlotte(2.5 miles) would be: Speed = 2.5 x (3600/48), = 2.5 x 75 = 187.500mph. For a 19 second lap at Charlotte(.533 miles): Speed = .533 x (3600/19), = .533 x 189.474 = a speed of 100.990mph


WEATHER

Weather Channel - Concord, NC
Weather Channel - Mooresville, NC
Weather Channel - Charlotte, NC
Accuweather
National Weather Service
Race Weather
Race Day Forecast
WeatherBug
Weather Underground
Brian Neudorff @NASCAR_WXMAN
Aaron Studwell @RaceWeather


TIRE NOTES & FACTS

posted when available


RACE & CHAMPIONSHIP ODDS

Vegas Insider
Race and Championship odds
NASCAR Top-Five Finish Prediction

Bovada Sportsbook:
Race and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Championship

Don Best:
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Championship / Race