NASCAR Playoffs at Charlotte odds, predictions: Surprising 2020 Bank of America Roval 400 picks from top model

The Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course is new to the NASCAR Cup Series, but since it debuted in 2018 it’s quickly become a fan favorite. On Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET, the green flag will drop on the 2020 Bank of America Roval 400 and the 17-turn, 2.27-mile slalom will be the final testing ground before the 2020 NASCAR Playoffs move on to the next stage. The 39-driver field will include all 12 playoff drivers and only eight will be allowed to continue based on their position in the 2020 NASCAR standings.

Defending champion Kyle Busch is currently in ninth in the standings, and a 21-point deficit to make up means he’ll likely need a win on Sunday. He’s listed at 12-1 in the 2020 Bank of America Roval 400 odds from William Hill. Chase Elliott (7-2) and Martin Truex Jr. (4-1) are in more secure positions in the standings

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Latest economic model spurs interest in new NASCAR teams

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Justin Marks tried three times to buy the NASCAR equivalent of a franchise license that guarantees a car a spot in each week’s race. Twice he was outbid, he said, and a third deal fell apart.

Without that charter, Marks had almost no chance to get his team on track in 2021. He ultimately had to lease one from another organization to become the second new NASCAR owner to announce a team in the last month.

As NASCAR plans for the 2022 cost-cutting introduction of the “NextGen” new car, the demand for charters has soared. At least three have been sold since August — ownership records of each charter are not updated by NASCAR until the start of a new year — and the

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