The NASCAR Cup Series playoffs continue in the Round of 12 finale at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL.
Eight drivers will advance to the Round of 8 following the race.
With 39 cars entered, all will make the race, barring any entry list changes.
Joey Hand returns to the No. 15 Ford for Rick Ware Racing. Hand has competed in all of the road course races this season for RWR.
AJ Allmendinger will be back in Kaulig Racing’s No. 16 Chevrolet. Allmendinger will make his 14th Cup start of the season.
Mike Rockenfeller joins the list of road ringers this weekend, driving the No. 77 Chevrolet for Spire Motorsports in his second career Cup start.
Live Fast Motorsports will have NASCAR Xfinity Series regular Josh Williams in their No. 78 Ford. Williams has made two starts with the team this season.
The Round of 12 finale will commence on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. ET on NBC.
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