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Staff picks for today’s Cup race at Charlotte Roval

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bank of America 400 - Practice

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 29: Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe’s for Pros Chevrolet, drives during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bank of America Roval 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on September 29, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

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Here’s who NBC’s writers think will win today’s Roval race at Charlotte Motor Speedway (2 p.m. ET on NBC).

Dustin Long

A wildcard race gets a wildcard winner: Erik Jones wins in a backup car and avoids playoff elimination.

Nate Ryan

Jimmie Johnson. This track was his playground before a 2006 repave. Its road course brings Seven-Time back to glory and propels the No. 48 to the next round.

Daniel McFadin

Like Chase Briscoe the day before, Kyle Larson uses his dirt racing skills to get his first win of the year.

Dan Beaver

Jimmie Johnson: An odd track will create a lot of oddities. When the smoke clears, Johnson will be standing in victory lane.