Dover Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Rotten luck has been the dreaded theme for Kyle Larson’s 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. In just the last four races alone, three of his days ended due to crashes, including a violent Talladega tumble that knocked him out of the top-20 in points. Whether it’s his Fox Sports segment with Jeff Gordon that aired during the race or simply having his best performance since leading 142 of 325 laps at Atlanta in late February, Larson’s luck was in his favor and scoredRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Two weeks ago, Alex Bowman was 21st in points with only two 11th place finishes to his name in the first nine Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Fast forward to Monday’s Gander RV 400 at Dover International Speedway, Bowman scored his second straight runner-up finish, career-highs for the 26-year-old and is now 13th in points. A wore out Bowman credited his entire No. 88 Nationwide Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 squad on their sudden improvements made during the break three weeks ago. “I’m worn out. This isRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer For 155 laps in Saturday’s Allied Steel Buildings 200 at Dover International Speedway, it was Cole Custer’s race to lose as he led the field wire-to-wire to that point. Then a caution and a slower pit stop proved costly for the driver of the No. 00 Haas Automation Ford Mustang and ultimately settled for a respectable, but agonizing fourth-place finish. After a poor finish due to a multi-car crash at Talladega last Saturday, Custer came into the “Monster Mile” with a lot to prove, sittingRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer For the third time in his young NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career, Harrison Burton equaled his best career finish of third in Friday’s JEGS 200 at Dover International Speedway in Delaware. The 18-year-old rookie only led a single lap, but the way he put his No. 18 Safelite Auto Glass Toyota Tundra showcased his on-track competitive spirit. After the caution for Korbin Forrister’s crash on the backstretch, Burton would restart third behind fellow rookie Sheldon Creed and race leader Brett Moffit with just 84Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer As Christopher Bell cruised his way to a rookie-high sixth win of the season, all eyes were glued on the battle for the eighth and final transfer spot between Ross Chastain and Matt Tifft in Saturday’s Bar Harbor 200 at Dover International Speedway in Delaware. Not even a late-race tangle between the two stopped Tifft’s march into the next round. While Chastain finished 13th, a 15th place result was good enough for the Hinckley, Ohio native to advance into the Round of 8, beating the JDRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The first set of major news since NASCAR’s announcement of taking over ARCA in 2020 on April 27 was set in stone at Dover International Speedway in Delaware Saturday, and it mostly impacts the K&N Pro Series. Starting in 2020, a framework between ARCA and NASCAR’s regional series indicated that it’ll have a four-series model that’ll not only keep its series roots, but also an all-star type series which drivers can compete. Both K&N East and West will downsize from 14 races to 6-8, competing atRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer CONCORD, N.C. – At the end of last weekend’s race at Dover, Matt Kenseth stood victorious in victory lane. Kenseth had to work for it, dueling, and ultimately holding off both Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott. The win finally breaks the streak of bad luck that has been riding the No. 20 Dollar General Toyota Camry team for much of the season. Throughout the week, many have commented on the clean racing between Kenseth and Larson at Dover, and what Larson should or should notRead More