By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer
The last time the NASCAR Xfinity Series visited Dover Internarional Speedway, Daniel Suarez took the victory in dominant fashion. Suarez led 123 laps on his way to win by 5.625 seconds over Ty Dillon.
Erik Jones and Suarez, are the only former winners in the field for Saturday’s race.
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers in the field this weekend include Austin DIllon, Jones, Kyle Larson, Ryan Blaney, Suarez, and Ty Dillon.
Xfinity Series Championship
Justin Allgaier, Ryan Reed, Elliott Sadler, Daniel Hemric, and William Byron are the only four NASCAR Xfinity Series regulars that have Playoff points. Allgaier has seven Playoff points, Reed has five Playoff points, while Sadler has two Playoff points. Both Byron and Hemric have a single Playoff point each.
Dover International Speedway is also the final Dash 4 Cash race of the season. Should Hemric qualify for the Dash 4 Cash and be the highest finishing NASCAR Xfinity Series regular, he would lock himself into the Playoffs.
At Dover, the first stage ends on lap 60, the second stage on lap 120, and the final stage on lap 200.
What to Watch For
There are several storylines going into this weekend’s race to watch for:
- Austin Dillon returns to the No. 2 Rheem Chevrolet Camaro for Richard Childress Racing.
- Ty Dillon returns to the No. 3 Daniel Defense Chevrolet Camaro for Richard Childress Racing.
- Darrell Wallace, Jr. will have Disney Pixar Cars 3 on his No. 6 Ford Mustang for Roush Fenway Racing.
- Daniel Suarez returns in the No. 18 Subway Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing.
- Erik Jones returns to the No. 20 Reser’s American Classic Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing.
- Ryan Blaney returns in the No. 22 Fitzgerald Ford Mustang for Team Penske.
- Dylan Lupton will be in the No. 24 Nut Up Toyota Camry for JGL Racing.
- Brandon Jones will have AAA on board his No. 33 Chevrolet Camaro for Richard Childress Racing.
- Kyle Larson returns to the No. 42 ParkerStore Chevrolet Camaro for Chip Ganassi Racing.
- Ben Kennedy returns in a second GMS Racing car, the No. 96 Jacob Companies Chevrolet Camaro.
Where and When to Watch (All Times Eastern)
Practice 1: Friday, June 2, at 9:30 a.m. on Fox Sports 1
Practice 2: Friday, June 2, at 1:30 p.m. on Fox Sports 1
Qualifying: Saturday, June 3, at 10:00 a.m. on Fox Sports 1
Race: Saturday, June 3, at 1:00 p.m. on Fox Sports 1, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, and the Motor Racing Network.