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2015 Bank of America 500

2015 Bank of America 500
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]
Race 30 of 36 in the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season
Date October 11, 2015 (2015-10-11)
Location Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina
Course Permanent racing facility
1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Distance 334 laps, 501 mi (801.6 km)
Weather Clear blue skies with a temperature of 64 °F (18 °C); wind out of the north/northeast at 6 mph (9.7 km/h)
Average speed 139.760 mph (224.922 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Joe Gibbs Racing
Time 27.759
Most laps led
Driver Joey Logano Team Penske
Laps 227
Winner
No. 22 Joey Logano Team Penske
Television in the United States
Network NBCSN & PRN
Announcers Rick Allen, Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte (Television)
Doug Rice, Mark Garrow and Wendy Venturini (Booth)
Rob Albright (1 & 2) and Pat Patterson (3 & 4) (Turns) (Radio)
Nielsen Ratings 1.4/3 (Overnight)[11]
1.4/3 (Final)[12]
2.7 Million viewers[12]

The 2015 Bank of America 500 was a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race scheduled to be held on October 10, 2015 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina but pushed ahead to October 11 due to rain. Contested over 334 laps on the 1.5 mile (2.4 km) intermediate speedway, it was the 30th race of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, fourth race of the Chase and first race of the Contender Round. Joey Logano won the race, his fourth of the season. Kevin Harvick finished second. Martin Truex, Jr., Denny Hamlin and Kurt Busch rounded out the top-five.

Matt Kenseth won the pole for the race and led 72 laps before retiring from the race after slamming the wall late in the event and finished 42nd. Logano led a race high of 227 on his way to winning the race. The race had 14 lead changes among 10 different drivers, as well as nine caution flag periods for 44 laps.

This was the 12th career win for Joey Logano, fourth of the season, first at Charlotte Motor Speedway and third at the track for Team Penske. He jumped to the top of the points standings with a six–point lead over Harvick. Despite being the winning manufacturer, Ford left Charlotte trailing Chevrolet by 67–points third in the manufacturer standings.

The Bank of America 500 was carried by NBC Sports on the cable/satellite NBCSN network for the American television audience. The radio broadcast for the race was carried by the Performance Racing Network and Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.

Contents

  • Report 1
    • Background 1.1
      • Restart zone 1.1.1
      • Entry list 1.1.2
  • First practice 2
  • Qualifying 3
    • Qualifying results 3.1
  • Practice (post-qualifying) 4
    • Second practice 4.1
    • Final practice 4.2
  • Race 5
    • First half 5.1
      • Start 5.1.1
      • Second quarter 5.1.2
    • Second half 5.2
      • Halfway 5.2.1
      • Fourth quarter 5.2.2
    • Post-race 5.3
      • Driver comments 5.3.1
      • Oil on the track 5.3.2
    • Race results 5.4
    • Race statistics 5.5
      • Race awards 5.5.1
  • Media 6
    • Television 6.1
    • Radio 6.2
  • Standings after the race 7
  • References 8

Report

Background

Charlotte Motor Speedway, the track where the race was held.

Charlotte Motor Speedway, formerly Lowe's Motor Speedway, is a motorsports complex located in Concord, North Carolina, United States 13 miles from Charlotte, North Carolina. The complex features a 1.5 miles (2.4 km) quad oval track that hosts NASCAR racing including the prestigious Coca-Cola 600 on Memorial Day weekend, the Sprint All-Star Race, and the Bank of America 500. The speedway was built in 1959 by Bruton Smith and is considered the home track for NASCAR with many race teams located in the Charlotte area. The track is owned and operated by Speedway Motorsports, Inc. (SMI) with Marcus G. Smith (son of Bruton Smith) as track president.

The 2,000 acres (810 ha) complex also features a state-of-the-art quarter mile (0.40 km) drag racing strip, ZMAX Dragway. It is the only all-concrete, four-lane drag strip in the United States and hosts NHRA events. Alongside the drag strip is a state-of-the-art clay oval that hosts dirt racing including the World of Outlaws finals among other popular racing events.

Matt Kenseth entered tied for the points lead with Joey Logano, Denny Hamlin, Carl Edwards, Martin Truex, Jr., Kurt Busch, Jeff Gordon, Brad Keselowski, Kyle Busch, Ryan Newman, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Kevin Harvick.[13][14]

Restart zone

The restart zone was expanded from 90 ft (27 m) to 180 ft (55 m) and lines were painted across the track to indicate the zone.[15]

Entry list

The entry list for the Bank of America 500 was released on Monday, October 5 at 11:10 a.m. Eastern time. Forty-five cars were entered for the race. All but Ryan Blaney and Michael McDowell were entered in the previous week's race at Dover.

No. Driver Team Manufacturer
1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
2 Brad Keselowski (PC3) Team Penske Ford
3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
4 Kevin Harvick (PC1) Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford
7 Alex Bowman Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet
9 Sam Hornish, Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet
14 Tony Stewart (PC4) Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota
16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford
17 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford
18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
19 Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
20 Matt Kenseth (PC6) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
21 Ryan Blaney (i) Wood Brothers Racing Ford
22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford
23 Jeb Burton (R) BK Racing Toyota
24 Jeff Gordon (PC7) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
26 J. J. Yeley (i) BK Racing Toyota
27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
32 Josh Wise Go FAS Racing Ford
33 Alex Kennedy (R) Hillman-Circle Sport LLC Chevrolet
34 Brett Moffitt (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford
35 Cole Whitt Front Row Motorsports Ford
38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford
40 Landon Cassill (i) Hillman-Circle Sport LLC Chevrolet
41 Kurt Busch (PC5) Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
46 Michael Annett HScott Motorsports Chevrolet
47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
48 Jimmie Johnson (PC2) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
51 Justin Allgaier HScott Motorsports Chevrolet
55 David Ragan Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota
62 Timmy Hill (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet
78 Martin Truex, Jr. Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet
83 Matt DiBenedetto (R) BK Racing Toyota
88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Ford
98 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Ford
Official entry list
Key Meaning
(R) Rookie
(i) Ineligible for points
(PC#) Past champions provisional

First practice

Kevin Harvick was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 27.907 and a speed of 193.500 mph (311.408 km/h).[16]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 27.907 193.500
2 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 27.995 192.892
3 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 27.996 192.885
Official first practice results

Qualifying

Matt Kenseth scored the pole for the race.

Matt Kenseth won the pole for the race with a time of 27.759 and a speed of 194.532 mph (313.069 km/h).[17] He said that his team had "worked on qualifying all day. Obviously our goal was to come here and try to sit on the pole but to qualify well, and we accomplished that. They brought a real fast car here in the spring. Jason did a great job with our qualifying setup in the spring. We came here with the relatively same stuff. We’re just trying to make our stuff better.”[18] Kyle Busch, after qualifying second, said that he liked "coming to Charlotte. This is certainly a good track for me. We look forward to Saturday night being another good night for us. Adam (Stevens) and the guys made did a great job making some good adjustments for qualifying there."[18]

Qualifying results

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer R1 R2 R3
1 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.072 27.904 27.759
2 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.057 28.074 27.957
3 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 28.340 27.962 27.976
4 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 28.351 28.134 27.987
5 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.379 28.128 27.992
6 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 28.220 28.171 28.036
7 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.266 28.176 28.051
8 19 Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.161 28.181 28.061
9 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 28.381 28.142 28.092
10 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.270 28.142 28.119
11 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 28.025 27.980 28.211
12 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.049 27.979 28.328
13 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 28.067 28.181
14 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.275 28.183
15 78 Martin Truex, Jr. Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 28.362 28.264
16 21 Ryan Blaney (i) Wood Brothers Racing Ford 28.186 28.264
17 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 28.436 28.286
18 9 Sam Hornish, Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 28.311 28.299
19 55 David Ragan Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 28.380 28.349
20 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.220 28.356
21 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet 28.390 28.364
22 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.268 28.429
23 15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 28.430 28.475
24 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 28.386 28.631
25 17 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 28.436
26 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.449
27 7 Alex Bowman Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 28.538
28 51 Justin Allgaier HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 28.626
29 38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford 28.644
30 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 28.647
31 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 28.749
32 95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Ford 28.825
33 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 28.839
34 40 Landon Cassill (i) Hillman-Circle Sport LLC Chevrolet 28.843
35 26 J. J. Yeley (i) BK Racing Toyota 28.844
36 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 28.915
37 34 Brett Moffitt (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 28.941
38 46 Michael Annett HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 28.942
39 35 Cole Whitt Front Row Motorsports Ford 29.023
40 83 Matt DiBenedetto (R) BK Racing Toyota 29.066
41 23 Jeb Burton (R) BK Racing Toyota 29.158
42 98 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Ford 29.318
43 33 Alex Kennedy (R) Hillman-Circle Sport LLC Chevrolet 29.642
Failed to qualify
44 32 Josh Wise Go FAS Racing Ford 29.152
45 62 Timmy Hill (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 29.442
Official qualifying results

Practice (post-qualifying)

Second practice

Kurt Busch was the fastest in the second practice session with a time of 28.606 and a speed of 188.772 mph (303.799 km/h).[19]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 28.606 188.772
2 19 Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.629 188.620
3 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.780 187.630
Official second practice results

Final practice

Kyle Busch was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 28.518 and a speed of 189.354 mph (304.736 km/h).[20]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.518 189.354
2 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 28.572 188.996
3 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 28.646 188.508
Official final practice results

Race

First half

Start

The race was scheduled to start at 7:21 p.m., but rain forced the race to be pushed to the next day.[21] Under clear blue North Carolina skies, Matt Kenseth led the field to the green flag at 12:32 p.m. The field didn't make it half a lap before debris brought out the first caution of the race. The back of the field accordioned back and Jeb Burton rammed into the rear of Cole Whitt. Kyle Busch was able to take the lead before the caution flew.[22]

The race restarted on lap 5. Matt Kenseth drove by Busch to take the lead. He pulled out to a one second lead over Joey Logano after 10 laps. The second caution of the race flew on lap 26. This was a scheduled competition caution due to overnight rain. J. J. Yeley was tagged for his crew being over the wall too soon and restarted the race from the tail-end of the field.[22]

The race restarted on lap 31. Yeley was black-flagged for unapproved adjustments and forced to come to pit road and fix the adjustment. Kasey Kahne was running 12th when he made an unscheduled stop on lap 42 after brushing the wall in turn 1. He rejoined the race in 41st two laps down. The third caution of the race flew on lap 61 for a single-car wreck on the backstretch. Rounding turn 2, Kahne suffered a right-front tire blowout and slammed the wall.[23] He said that he didn't understand "why either one of those tires went down. Obviously, we were doing something wrong to have two tire failures like that. It’s discouraging, but that’s the way it goes.”[23] He went on to finish 43rd.[24] Greg Biffle was tagged for speeding on pit road and restarted the race from the tail-end of the field.[22]

The race restarted on lap 66. Carl Edwards tapped the back of Dale Earnhardt, Jr., got him loose and sent him into the wall on lap 70.[25] Eventually, Earnhardt cut down his right-front tire, rode the wall and brought out the fourth caution of the race on lap 75.[25] Speaking on the incident, he said that Edwards "got a great run on us and drove down into one and got in the back of us a little bit. I don’t know if I cut him off or not. But he drove in there pretty hard and ran over the left rear quarter panel of the car and got in the fence."[25] Joey Logano opted not to pit under the caution and assumed the lead.[22]

Second quarter

The race restarted on lap 81. Austin Dillon commenced a cycle of green flag stops pitting on lap 121. Logano hit pit road the next lap and handed the lead to Jimmie Johnson. He pitted on lap 124 and gave the lead to Kyle Larson. He pitted on lap 127 and surrendered the lead to Carl Edwards. He pitted the next lap and the lead cycled back to Joey Logano.[26]

Debris on the backstretch brought out the fifth caution of the race on lap 167.[22]

Second half

Halfway

“We all hit the wall. I hit the wall, Brad hit the wall. Then we went another lap and I pitted and a bunch of other guys hit the wall. There was oil down there. It wasn’t Speedi Dri. I’ve raced this for 20 years. I know what oil and Speedi Dri is. We hit fluid and flew into the freaking wall hard. That’s not Speedi Dri. It was oil up there. There were some shadows cast by them billboards across the track and that may have made it difficult for them to see. Justin blew a hose. He didn’t knock a hole in the bottom of the engine that would just leave a track of oil. He blew a hose or something that is going to spray oil and throw oil all about the race track and up the race track. Maybe it was two-and-a-half car lengths wide how much oil was on the track. You can put it where the car went. You got to get out there maybe and feel around, get your hands on the track.’’

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. speaking about the oil on the track after the race.[27]

The race restarted on lap 174. The sixth caution of the race flew on lap 177 after Matt Kenseth made contact with the wall in turn 4.[28] He said that his situation "just kind of snowballed, you know. We were real fast out front. We were kind of tight in traffic and got behind pitting, and then I missed the pit stall tryng to come around the 21 (Ryan Blaney) and had to back up in the pit, and that put us back there, so just kind of snowballed. But with Ryan (Newman), I honestly don’t know. I’ve got to look at it. He went up like I thought he was broke, so I went up through the middle, and I thought I left him plenty of room and then next thing I know, I was pointed at the fence.”[28]

The race restarted on lap 182. The seventh caution of the race flew the same lap after Justin Allgaier blew his engine in turn 1.[22]

The race restarted on lap 190. Fluid in turn 2 brought out the eighth caution of the race on lap 195.[27] Following the race, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. elaborated on the oil in turn 2.[27] After deciding to hit pit road at the last second, Kyle Larson got turned by Kyle Busch who decided not to pit at the last second.[29] Larson said that he was told "to do what everybody around me was doing. The No. 22 (Logano) was staying out, so I was committed to staying out. (But) as soon as I turned right to stay out, they said ‘pit, pit, pit.’ I hung a left, and Kyle was there.”[29] Busch said that he didn't "know what happened. My guys don’t deserve to be put in these situations year in and year out, but we are for some reason. It’s tough, but we’re going to have to battle back with what we’ve got."[29] Both were tagged for commitment violations as the both hit the commitment cone and were forced to restart the race from the tail-end of the field.[22]

The race restarted on lap 201. Matt Kenseth made contact with another car on the restart and made an unscheduled stop to fix the right-front wheel well. To add insult to injury, he was black-flagged for having too many crew members over the wall and was forced to serve a drive-through penalty. Kurt Busch kicked off a cycle of green flag stops on lap 231. Logano pitted on lap 232 and gave the lead to Austin Dillon. He pitted the next lap and gave the lead to Jeff Gordon. He pitted on lap 234 and gave the lead to Clint Bowyer. He pitted the next lap and handed the lead to Sam Hornish, Jr. The ninth caution of the race flew with 95 laps to go for a single-car wreck in turn 3. Matt Kenseth suffered a right-front tire blowout and slammed the wall.[30] He said that he's taking the Contender Round "one race at a time to be honest with you. I mean, you do the best you can every week and if this is the best I can do it’s amazing I have a job. These are never the kind of days you want to have for sure, but it’s just one of those days. We shouldn’t have ever been back there to start with. My mistakes and they cost us today. So we’ll just move on from this and get ready for Kansas.”[30] Hornish pitted under the caution and handed the lead back to Joey Logano.[22]

Fourth quarter

Joey Logano, seen here at Bristol, scored his 12th career victory at Charlotte.

The race restarted with 88 laps to go. Jimmie Johnson was running in the top-five when his engine blew up on the backstretch with 77 laps to go. With 65 laps remaining, Kevin Harvick began reeling in Joey Logano. Martin Truex, Jr. kicked off the final round of green flag stops with 52 laps to go. Joey Logano made his final stop with 50 laps to go and handed the lead to Sam Hornish, Jr. He made his final stop with 34 laps to go and the lead cycled back to Logano.[22]

He continued to maintain a 1.5 to two second lead over Kevin Harvick with 10 laps to go. He continued to maintain that gap as he scored his 12th career victory.[31]

Post-race

Driver comments

After the race, Logano said that his team "had a great car. Todd Gordon and this Shell/Pennzoil team, all of Team Penske, you always want to win it. Charlotte is everybody’s home turf and you want to make it happen here." He also added that the win "makes Talladega way easier. I know that’s on everyone’s mind when this round starts and last year we won Kansas when it was the first race of this round and now we were able to get it this time at Charlotte. We’ll get lots of sleep here the next couple of weeks.”[32]

Harvick said that he "thought things went well. The guys did a great job on pit road and we were able to capitalize with their solid day and gaining track position. Car wasn't great all weekend but we were able to make headway on it and make gains and to do the things we needed to do to make it better. In the end that's what you want to do on a day like today, and we made a really good day out of it. Obviously you want to win, but with so many guys having trouble you want to capitalize on a top five run, too.”[33]

Following a third–place finish, Truex said that this race "was honestly the worst weekend we’ve had all season long as far as how I felt about the race car. I thought after practice we’d be lucky to run 15th. So proud of (crew chief) Cole (Pearn) and my engineers and just everybody for sticking with it, and having a good game plan. You know, we had a good car today. We fought track position all day but once we got up towards the front we had good speed.”[34]

Following his eighth–place finish, Gordon said that he "couldn't be happier with the entire effort that we put out there. We made some great adjustments to get us back in this thing. I'm real happy with eighth. The problem is you've got six of the guys we're racing in the championship right there ahead of us. But we didn't lose much to them and I thought it was a really strong effort."[35]

Oil on the track

“Under any caution and condition, we obviously send out all the safety equipment to look and see if there is any oil from their perspective on the track. We did that in this case. We had Brett Bodine run through it multiple times and confirm back up to race control that the track was in good shape to go ahead and restart. Hopefully, there wasn’t any. We go out there and we go check and did our process multiple times and they did not see any. Ultimately, we’re not in the car and driving the car. From our view, the race was in good shape to get restarted and it always has to be before we go back green. That’s where we were and felt like we did everything we could to ensure that the race track was in a safe condition.’’

Steve O'Donnell, NASCAR executive vice-president and chief racing development officer, speaking on the oil cleanup on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.[36]

Kyle Busch and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. were critical of NASCAR's cleanup effort of the oil following Justin Allgaier's engine expiration on lap 182.[36] Busch sarcastically thanked NASCAR for the cleanup job.[36]

In his weekly appearance on the Sirius XM NASCAR Radio program The Morning Drive, NASCAR Executive Vice-President and Chief Racing Development Officer Steve O'Donnell told Mike Bagley and Pete Pistone that the officials in the tower didn't see the oil and that he couldn't "debate Kyle and (Earnhardt)[.] They’re in the race cars. If they say they hit it, it’s not something that we saw out there. We’ll continue to talk to them and see what maybe we can improve on in the future. We had personnel even out on the track, getting down on almost their hands and knees to make sure there wasn’t any."[36]

Race results

Pos Grid No. Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 3 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 334 48
2 11 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 334 42
3 15 78 Martin Truex, Jr. Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 334 41
4 5 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 334 40
5 6 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 334 39
6 8 19 Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 334 39
7 14 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 334 38
8 22 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 334 37
9 13 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 334 35
10 9 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 334 34
11 23 15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 334 34
12 30 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 334 32
13 25 17 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 334 31
14 16 21 Ryan Blaney (i) Wood Brothers Racing Ford 334 0
15 10 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 334 29
16 17 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 334 28
17 18 9 Sam Hornish, Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 333 28
18 21 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet 333 26
19 24 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 333 25
20 2 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 333 25
21 31 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 333 24
22 33 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 332 22
23 34 40 Landon Cassill (i) Hillman-Circle Sport LLC Chevrolet 332 0
24 4 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 331 20
25 38 46 Michael Annett HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 331 19
26 36 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 331 18
27 29 38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford 330 17
28 12 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 330 16
29 40 83 Matt DiBenedetto (R) BK Racing Toyota 330 15
30 37 34 Brett Moffitt (R) Front Row Motorsports Chevrolet 330 14
31 32 95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Ford 329 13
32 27 7 Alex Bowman Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 329 12
33 35 26 J. J. Yeley (i) BK Racing Toyota 328 0
34 43 33 Alex Kennedy (R) Hillman-Circle Sport LLC Chevrolet 326 10
35 42 98 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Ford 325 9
36 26 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 325 8
37 19 55 David Ragan Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 289 7
38 39 35 Cole Whitt Front Row Motorsports Ford 262 6
39 7 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 257 6
40 28 51 Justin Allgaier HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 251 4
41 41 23 Jeb Burton (R) BK Racing Toyota 244 3
42 1 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet 236 3
43 20 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 58 1
Official Bank of America 500 results

Race statistics

  • 14 lead changes among 10 different drivers
  • 9 cautions for 44 laps
  • Time of race: 3 hours, 35 minutes, 5 seconds
  • Average speed: 139.760 mph (224.922 km/h)
  • Joey Logano took home $347,373 in winnings
Lap Leaders
Laps Leader
1-4 Kyle Busch
5-76 Matt Kenseth
77-121 Joey Logano
122-123 Jimmie Johnson
124-126 Kyle Larson
127 Carl Edwards
128-231 Joey Logano
232 Austin Dillon
233 Jeff Gordon
234 Clint Bowyer
235-241 Sam Hornish, Jr.
242-284 Joey Logano
285-299 Sam Hornish, Jr.
300-334 Joey Logano
Total laps led
Leader Laps
Joey Logano 227
Matt Kenseth 72
Sam Hornish, Jr. 22
Kyle Busch 4
Kyle Larson 3
Jimmie Johnson 2
Carl Edwards 1
Austin Dillon 1
Jeff Gordon 1
Clint Bowyer 1

Race awards

Media

Television

NBCSN covered the race on the television side. Rick Allen, three–time Charlotte winner Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte had the call in the booth for the race. Dave Burns, Mike Massaro, Marty Snider and Kelli Stavast handled pit road on the television side.

NBCSN
Booth announcers Pit reporters
Lap-by-lap: Rick Allen
Color-commentator: Jeff Burton
Color-commentator: Steve Letarte
Dave Burns
Mike Massaro
Marty Snider
Kelli Stavast

Radio

PRN had the radio call for the race, which was simulcast on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio. Doug Rice, Mark Garrow and Wendy Venturini called the race from the booth when the field was racing down the front stretch. Rob Albright called the race from a platform outside turn 2 when the field was racing through turns 1 and 2. Pat Patterson called the race from atop the turn 4 stands when the field was racing through turns 3 and 4. Brad Gillie, Brett McMillan, Jim Noble and Steve Richards handled pit road on the radio side.

PRN
Booth announcers Turn announcers Pit reporters
Lead announcer: Doug Rice
Announcer: Mark Garrow
Announcer: Wendy Venturini
Turns 1 & 2: Rob Albright
Turns 3 & 4: Pat Patterson
Brad Gillie
Brett McMillan
Jim Noble
Steve Richards

Standings after the race

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