Monster Mile Tag

By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service If you don’t consider Martin Truex Jr. one of the favorites to win this year’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship, you haven’t been paying attention to the first two races in the Chase. Truex won the Chase opener at Chicagoland Speedway and had perhaps the fastest car a week later at New Hampshire, though he dropped to seventh at the finish after a late restart. Now he comes to Dover, the track closest to his childhood home in Mayetta, N.J., full of confidence—and notRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service As a Sunoco rookie in his first Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Chase Elliott has found the first two playoff races surprisingly “normal.” Elliott comes to the elimination at Dover tied for ninth in the standings, 16 points ahead of Jamie McMurray and Austin Dillon, the first two drivers below the cut line. But Elliott expects that, as the rounds of the Chase progress, the intensity will ratchet up significantly. “I think the further you get into it, the more it is goingRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Writer On a day that saw several of the contenders suffer issues throughout the AAA 400 Drive for Autism at Dover, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookies saw the opportunity to pounce and came close to claiming victory, only to fall just short. Leading the way for the rookie class was Chase Elliott, who had his work cut out for him to start the day, but found himself hunting for the race lead and the win in the closing laps. Elliott started 13th after qualifying wasRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Writer Throughout the 2016 season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Darrell Wallace, Jr. and his No. 6 Roush-Fenway Racing team have either been hit or miss, with finishes outside the top-10 occurring more often than not for the 22 year old. At the start of the weekend at Dover International Speedway, it looked like Saturday’s race at the Monster Mile was going to be more of the same after a crash in practice that caused Wallace and his team to break out the backup car, butRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Writer With the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series headed to Dover to take on the Monster Mile this weekend, “Throwback Thursday Theater” is upon us once again and in this week’s edition, we will take a look back at a race at Dover that was intriguing until the end and gave a legendary car owner his first and only win in the Cup Series – the 1981 Mason-Dixon 500. In the early eighties, Dover International Speedway was still as treacherous as it is today, except for theRead More