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Stock Car Scoop: Will ROVAL Return to Chaos or Stay Tame?

The second elimination race of the NASCAR Cup Series 2022 playoffs lies ahead on Sunday at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL, with the playoff field (minus Alex Bowman) taking to the infield layout to determine the eight drivers remaining in contention for the championship.

Adam Cheek is joined by Michael Massie to break down whether this year’s ROVAL race harkens back to its first two in 2018 and 2019, replete with chaos, or if it’ll reflect 2020 and 2021’s relative calmness.

The duo also discusses Bowman’s injury, the fact that three drivers will sit out this weekend, their picks for the winner and more.

See also
Only Yesterday: A NASCAR Championship Tie that Cannot Be Matched

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About the author

Adam Cheek joined Frontstretch as a contributing writer in January 2019. A 2020 graduate of VCU, he works as a producer and talent for Audacy Richmond's radio stations. In addition to motorsports journalism, Adam also covered and broadcasted numerous VCU athletics for the campus newspaper and radio station during his four years there. He's been a racing fan since the age of three, inheriting the passion from his grandfather, who raced in amateur events up and down the East Coast in the 1950s.

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Desperate times call for desperate measures. And there are 4 teams that are desperate. They have nothing to lose, & everything to gain. Watch for the “hail Mary’s”.

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