The Round of 8 is drawing to a close this weekend with the second trip to Charlotte this year. Well sort of. The race, the Bank of America ROVAL 400, is at Charlotte Motor Speedway but it’s not just the oval, it’s the road course combining the oval and the infield road layout. In a similar fashion to the Daytona Road Course, the drivers will drive most of the NASCAR oval while entering and exiting a road section off the front stretch before they get to normal NASCAR Turn 1. All-in-all the layout is just over two and a quarter miles per lap and it’s one of the longer road races with 109 laps for the scheduled distance.

Tire Notes:

The tires on the cars this year, for both Xfinity and Cup, are the same ones that have been run on the...