Stewart-Haas Racing: Bank of America Roval 400 at Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, NC — Chase Briscoe and the No. 14 Ford Mustang team for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) finished 22nd in the The Bank of America Roval 440 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Kyle Larson of Hendrick Motorsports came away as the winner off the Bank of America 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway with Tyler Reddick and Chris Buescher came in second and third respectfully to conclude the top three racers.

Full Race Results are listed below:

SHR Race Finish:            

●  Cole Custer (Started 23rd, Finished 18th / Running, completed 109 of 109 laps)

●  Chase Briscoe (Started 22nd, Finished 22nd / Running, completed 109 of 109 laps)

●  Aric Almirola (Started 21st, Finished 24th / Running, completed 109 of 109 laps)

●  Kevin Harvick (Started 7th, Finished 33rd / Accident, completed 98 of 109 laps)

SHR Points:

●  Kevin Harvick (9th with 3,088 points, 25 points below top-eight cutoff)

●  Aric Almirola (15th with 2,117 points)

●  Chase Briscoe (23rd with 590 points)

●  Cole Custer (28th with 496 points)

Playoff Standings to Begin Round of 8:

1.   Kyle Larson (4,065 points)

2.   Denny Hamlin (4,030 points) -35

3.   Martin Truex Jr. (4,029 points) -36

4.   Ryan Blaney (4,024 points) -41

5.   Kyle Busch (4,023 points) -42

6.   Chase Elliott (4,022 points) -43

7.   Joey Logano (4,013 points) -52

8.   Brad Keselowski (4,008 points) -57

Failed to Advance to Round of 8:

9.    Kevin Harvick (3,088 points) -25

10.  Christopher Bell (3,085 points) -28

11.  William Byron (3,070 points) -43

12.  Alex Bowman (3,061 points) -52

SHR Notes:        

●  Harvick did not advance beyond the Round of 12 for the first time since the inception of the elimination-style NASCAR Playoff format in 2014. He was vying for his eighth appearance in the Round of 8.

●  The Bank of America Roval 400 marked Harvick’s milestone 750th career NASCAR Cup Series start. He is one of just 13 drivers in series history to make 750 or more starts.

●  Harvick finished 10th in Stage 1 to earn one bonus point and third in Stage 2 to earn eight more bonus points.

●  Briscoe was the highest finishing NASCAR Cup Series rookie for the 27th time this season.

Race Notes:       

●  Kyle Larson won the Bank of America Roval 400 to score his 13th career NASCAR Cup Series victory, his series-leading seventh of the season and his first on the Roval. His margin over second-place Tyler Reddick was .782 of a second.

●  There were nine caution periods for a total of 18 laps.

●  Thirty-one of the 39 drivers in the Bank of America Roval 400 finished on the lead lap.

Next Up:

The next event on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule is the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 on Sunday, Oct. 17 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. It is the seventh race of the 10-race playoffs and the first race in the Round of 8. It starts at 2 p.m. EDT with live coverage provided by NBC and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

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