Bank of America 500
What: 334 laps or 501 miles
Where: Charlotte Motor Speedway, a 1.5-mile banked, quad-oval in Concord
When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday
Radio: Performance Racing Network
Last year’s winner: Clint Bowyer
Also this week: Dollar General 300, Nationwide Series, Charlotte Motor Speedway, 7:30 p.m. Friday, ESPN2.
Worth mentioning: Kyle Larson and Brian Scott could make their Sprint Cup Series debut Saturday. A total of 62 drivers have made their Cup debut at the track.
Who’s Hot/Who’s Not
Kevin Harvick: No lame duck. Just a lot of people eating crow.
Jimmie Johnson: Only the five-time champ loses an engine on the last lap and still finishes sixth.
Matt Kenseth: Won the Nationwide race at Kansas and still holds the points lead in Cup.
Richard Petty Motorsports: A much-needed pair of top-10 finishes Sunday.
Kurt Busch: Still taking Furniture Row Racing to unprecedented heights.
Kyle Busch: He had a promising start to the Chase. Can he rally?
Danica Patrick: Any day you end with zero laps completed is not a good day.
Justin Allgaier: He has not had a very warm welcome to the Cup series.
Sam Hornish Jr.: He is going to have to rally one more time to win the Nationwide Series championship.