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Key numbers to know about this weekend’s Roval races

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Steve Letarte and Nate Ryan look at the standings before the third playoff race and discuss the expanded configuration of the backstretch chicane at the ROVAL.

NASCAR is a sport built not only on speed but also numbers.

So to give a perspective about this weekend’s Cup and Xfinity races on the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval, track officials have issued the following list of Roval-related numbers to digest:


  • 2.28:Length of theRovalin miles.
  • 17:Number of turns on the Roval-- more than any other Cup 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 Xfinity race.
  • 3:Free concerts with a race ticket. Yacht Rock Revue and Tim Dugger headline Saturday’s Rock the Rovalparty, while Chris Lane will perform a pre-race concert Sunday