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ROVAL 400: Watch the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs For Free Without Cable

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The NASCAR playoffs continue into the Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course in Concord, North Carolina for the Bank of America ROVAL 400. The race is the last of the Round of 12 and is Sunday, Oct 9th, 2022 at (EDT) on NBC. Read on to get all the details.

In a hurry? You can watch it all on NBC with FuboTV.

Finally, we have a playoff-eligible driver win a playoff race! And who else but the regular season points winner Chase Elliott to do it at the YellaWood 500.

What’s more, Ryan Blaney, the only playoff driver to go winless in the regular season came in second place.

This has mixed the deck in terms of the NASCAR playoffs with Elliott jumping from 8th to 1st and Blaney from 6th to 2nd. Meanwhile, last week’s leader, Joey Logano, drops to 5th after finishing 27th at the YellaWood 500.

Unlike the last race, qualifying is back! No past-performance-based starting. That means more racing to watch. But it also means we have to wait until Saturday to know the starting lineup.

  • Dates: Saturday, October 8th and Sunday, October 9th
  • Events:
    • Sat Oct 8 : Practice (USA)
    • Sat Oct 8 : Qualifying (USA)
    • Sun Oct 9 : ROVAL 400 (NBC)
  • Channel: USA Network, NBC
  • Live Stream: USANetwork.com, USA App, PeacockTV.com, Peacock App, Live TV Streaming Apps

Watch Without Cable

NBC is available over-the-air most places. So you can watch the final race for free with a digital antenna. But if you want to see the practice and qualifying, you will need a live TV streaming service:

Playoff Drivers Standings

As we noted above, the YellaWood 500 mixed up the playoff standings. Here are where they currently are. Note that this is the last Round of 12 races. Next week, we’ll be down to eight drivers!

  1. Chase Elliott
  2. Ryan Blaney
  3. Ross Chastain
  4. Denny Hamlin
  1. Joey Logano
  2. Kyle Larson
  3. Daniel Suarez
  4. Chase Briscoe
  1. Austin Cindric
  2. William Byron
  3. Christopher Bell
  4. Alex Bowman

We will have the starting lineup including all the playoff-eligible drivers when they are available.

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Other NASCAR Events This Weekend

All the major NASCAR series are back this weekend:

  • Sat Oct 8 3.00 pm: Drive for the Cure 250 presented by BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina — Xfinity Series (NBC)
  • Sat Oct 8 4.00 pm: Shore Lunch 200 — Arca Menards Series (MAVTV, FloRacing)
  • Sat Oct 8 TBD: Gran Premio Queretaro — Mexico Series (Claro Sports)
  • Sun Oct 9 : Gran Premio Queretaro — Mexico Series (Claro Sports)
  • Sun Oct 9 : Phoenix Communications 150 — Whelen Modified Tour (FloRacing)

If you are interested in motorsports more generally, check out our viewer’s guides:

Image cropped by Chase Elliot at 2019 Food City 500 by Zach Catanzareti Photo under CC BY 2.0.

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