Cup Drivers Prepare for New Challenge with ROVAL™ Test Fest July 10 and July 17
Before NASCAR history is made on Sept. 30 on the ROVAL™, Charlotte Motor Speedway's road course oval, fans can witness racing's brightest stars completing high-speed trial runs around Charlotte's 2.28-mile ROVAL™ in two FREE Test Fest sessions from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - with a 12-1 p.m. lunch break - on July 10 and 17. The tests will serve as all-important tune-ups for the Sept. 28-30 Bank of America race week, which will include the first playoff road course race in NASCAR history - and a must-win scenario for multiple drivers competing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series' championship battle.
In addition to a thrilling preview of another groundbreaking event at America's Home for Racing, fans attending Test Fest can enjoy food and drinks, live music and games, mechanical bull rides and a spectacular view of the on-track action from Whisky River, located at Gate 6.
A collection of prominent Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams and drivers will take part in the test sessions. Below is a listing of drivers tentatively scheduled to participate. Please note that the list is subject to change.
July 10: Martin Truex Jr.; Jimmie Johnson; Chase Elliott; Kevin Harvick; Clint Bowyer; Denny Hamlin; Daniel Suarez; Brad Keselowski; Paul Menard; Trevor Bayne; Jamie McMurray; Austin Dillon; Ricky Stenhouse Jr.; Chris Buescher; Kasey Kahne; Michael McDowell; Gray Gaulding; Landon Cassill; B.J. McLeod
July 17: Kyle Busch; Erik Jones; Ryan Blaney; Joey Logano; Kyle Larson; Aric Almirola; Kurt Busch; Alex Bowman; William Byron; Bubba Wallace; Ryan Newman; A.J. Allmendinger; Ty Dillon; Matt DiBenedetto; Corey LaJoie; David Ragan; Reed Sorenson.
Fans will be able to test-drive seats and purchase tickets to the groundbreaking ROVAL race weekend at Test Fest.
TICKETS: Admission to ROVAL Test Fest is free. Fans should enter Gate 6 and proceed to Whisky River to view the test. Fans in attendance will receive a voucher for tickets to the Bojangles' Summer Shootout Legend Car and Bandolero races following each test.
To purchase tickets, camping and upgrades to the Sept. 28-30 race weekend, fans can visit the speedway ticket office, call 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or shop for tickets online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.