Dover International Speedway Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The most anticipated day in NASCAR history has been tremendously spoiled, but it doesn’t mean the excitement and disappointment levels have waned. It’s the exact opposite because the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series calendar looks drastically different. There’s so much to digest with various announcements involving multiple tracks over the past 24 hours have left not just NASCAR, but also the NTT IndyCar Series community buzzing. SCHEDULE: 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Depending on who you are, you’re either thrilled with the drastic changes on next season’s calendarRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Jimmie Johnson finished third in his final race at Dover International Speedway, a track he’s conquered a record 11 times throughout his 19-year NASCAR Cup Series career. Despite capturing his fourth top-five of the year, Johnson had to overcome a speeding penalty early in the race which set him back to 30th. As the race began to wind down, he had worked his way back into the top-10 and when the caution came out for Corey LaJoie on Lap 290, crew chief Cliff Daniels made aRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service There was no drama in Kevin Harvick’s victory in the Drydene 311 at Dover International Speedway, an old-fashioned thrashing in the back end of a Saturday/Sunday NASCAR Cup Series doubleheader. There was more than enough suspense, however, in the battle between Hendrick Motorsports teammates Jimmie Johnson and William Byron for the final position in the Cup Playoffs. After winning the first stage at the high-banked concrete Monster Mile, Harvick had already clinched the regular-season Cup championship and the 15-Playoff-point bonus that goes with it,Read More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service A day after spinning his No. 98 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford into the inside wall at Dover International Speedway, Chase Briscoe dominated the Drydene 200, winning the second leg of a Saturday/Sunday NASCAR Xfinity Series doubleheader. Starting from the rear of the field in a backup car, Briscoe took control of the race with 18 laps left in the second stage and never looked back. All told, he led 107 of 200 laps at the Monster Mile, only surrendering the top spot during a cycleRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer As Joe Gibbs Racing ended Saturday’s Drydene 311 with a 1-2-3 finish, Stewart-Haas Racing’s Kevin Harvick was indeed “best of the rest” at Dover International Speedway as he crossed the line in fourth for his 16th top-five of the year. Harvick’s championship rival Denny Hamlin went on to equal him in race wins at six apiece. Meanwhile, Harvick struggled with a very tight No. 4 Mobil 1 Ford Mustang throughout the first leg of the Dover doubleheader that kept him from truly fighting with the JGRRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Working traffic adroitly over the final run on Saturday, Denny Hamlin cruised to victory in the Drydene 311 at Dover International Speedway after passing Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Martin Truex Jr. for the lead with eight laps left. At a track he considers one of his worst, based on past performance, Hamlin made up for a poor restart on Lap 193 of 311, gradually running down Truex, who was stuck behind the lapped car of Aric Almirola during the closing run. “I’ve been runningRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It wasn’t a win for Austin Cindric, but following Saturday’s Drydene 200 at Dover International Speedway, he further extended his regular season Xfinity Series points lead over Chase Briscoe by 72 points with his seventh straight top-two finish. Cindric’s No. 22 PPG Ford Mustang was the strongest among the Ford duo as soon as the green flag dropped, leading the first 48 laps and scored the Stage 1 victory. Cindric lost the lead to Noah Gragson and with the exception of one lap, he wouldn’t haveRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service After winning Saturday’s Drydene 200 at Dover International Speedway, Justin Allgaier offered an unexpected thank-you to AJ Allmendinger. A week earlier at the Daytona Road Course, Allmendinger wheel-hopped into Allgaier’s No. 7 JR Motorsports Chevrolet and knocked him out of a top-five finish. Allgaier expressed his displeasure after the race and ignited a firestorm on social media from those who thought Allmendinger’s miscue was purely accidental. The criticism lit a bonfire of determination in Allgaier, who turned a star-crossed season around with his firstRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Lap traffic is often the bane of any NASCAR driver’s existence, especially at tracks like Dover International Speedway. Friday’s KDI Office Technolgoy 200 was no different as both runner-up Matt Crafton and third-place Brett Moffitt were the most vocal about the competition in Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series. All throughout the 200-lap race, drivers were complaining over the radio about back markers getting in the way or in Moffitt’s case, competitors not really meeting minimum speed. As the bottom results show, the last three trucksRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Zane Smith survived a restart with two laps left in Friday’s KDI Office Technology 200 at Dover International Speedway and pulled away to claim his second NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series victory of the season. The 21-year-old Sunoco rookie held off Matt Crafton and GMS Racing teammate Brett Moffitt in the final two-lap dash to earn his second victory in three races and reinforce his status as a formidable contender for the series championship. Smith held a comfortable lead of more thanRead More