This weekend will be historic. The ROVAL is a cutoff race which should lead to some bumping and banging. With that said, with this only being the third time the series has been on the Charlotte ROVAL, there’s no possible way of knowing for sure who will be the ones to beat or not. But, if you base this off of past road course history, then you can’t go wrong with the Martin Truex Jr. and Chase Elliott combo.
Truex Jr. and Elliott are statistically the best on road courses in general right now. They’ve combined to win seven of the last eight on them overall. The only one that they didn’t win are the ROVAL in Charlotte in 2018 in which Truex was leading on the final lap heading into the final turn but was crashed by Jimmie Johnson. That’s it.
So, in terms of favorites, you have to look at these two.
Plus, they’re heating up in general on the season too.