Drive Sober 200 Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Pit road proved to be the monstrous difference for the playoff fates of John Hunter Nemechek and Justin Haley in Saturday’s Use Your Melon. Drive Sober 200 at Dover International Speedway. Neither driver advanced into the Round of 8 and will now have to focus on being best of the rest, which is fifth in points with four races remaining. Nemechek appeared to be the only man on the outside looking in who could stop Michel Annett, who held the eighth and final playoff spot byRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The “Monster Mile” didn’t waste time to snake bit drivers in Saturday’s Use Your Melon. Drive Sober 200 at Dover International Speedway and playoff drivers weren’t exempted from the typical madness. On the opening lap of the 200-lap race, Tyler Reddick’s No. 2 Freightliner Chevrolet Camaro slid heading into the treacherous backstretch and slapped the wall, causing a massive ripple effect in NASCAR Xfinity Series playoffs. Fellow playoff contender Justin Allgaier also got loose and nearly hit the wall, but the main focus was on HarrisonRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service DOVER, Del. – With a dominant car that opened leads of more than six seconds after the final restart on Lap 152 of 200, Daniel Suárez won Sunday’s rain-delayed Drive Sober 200 at Dover International Speedway and earned a spot in the Round of 8 in the inaugural NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase. The Mexican-born driver grabbed the top spot from eventual third-place finisher Justin Allgaier on Lap 155 and quickly pulled away. Ty Dillon passed Allgaier for the runner-up spot in the closing lapsRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer After finishing 27th at the Kentucky Motor Speedway stand-alone race, Ty Dillon was on the outside, looking in, 15-points behind the Chase cutoff, and last in on the Chase Grid. The Drive Sober 200 at Dover International Speedway looked as if it would be an up-hill battle with several NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regulars in the Xfinity Series race. Dillon was seventh fastest in the first practice session, and 14th fastest in the second practice session. The second practice session was cut short by rain.Read More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor Corey LaJoie was once regarded as one of the hottest developmental talents in NASCAR. After winning five races in the 2012 K&N Pro East Series, LaJoie had opened many doors, but it led to very few starts in the Camping World Truck Series and Xfinity Series ranks. Sunday morning at Dover International Speedway, LaJoie got a chance to showcase his talents by securing his career-best finish. LaJoie started the race from the 19th position and all day long in the Drive Sober 200, he keptRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Contributor After winning four races in the regular season to clinch the top seed in the NASCAR Xfinity Series Chase, Erik Jones was widely considered as one of the championship favorites, but after the first two races of the postseason, Jones has struggled and finds himself on the outside looking in. In the first race of the Chase at Kentucky, Jones crashed with Ty Dillon to finish 28th, dropping him out of the top-eight in points and leaving his No. 20 team scrambling. Coming into Dover,Read More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer The last time the NASCAR Xfinity Series visited Dover International Speedway, Erik Jones took home the victory in exciting fashion. Jones held off Darrell Wallace, Jr. on a late restart and went on to win by 1.434 seconds. The last the Xfinity Series visited Dover, the race was a part of the Xfinity Dash 4 Cash program and included heat races. Saturday’s race will not feature heat race. Kyle Busch, Jones, and Joey Logano are the only past winners in the field this weekend. NASCAR SprintRead More