Logano Overcomes Right Side Damage For Key 3rd Place Finish In Dover

Dover has never been one of Joey Logano’s better tracks. Entering this weekend, he hasn’t had a top five finish since 2014 on the Monster Mile. For most of Sunday’s Gander Outdoors 400, Logano wasn’t in contention for one again. Factor in hitting an axel on the 1-mile track on Lap 337 causing bad right side damage to his No. 22 Ford, and you’d think his playoff hopes of advancing to the Round of 8 were doomed. Instead, with a ton of carnage for everyone else, Logano managed a third…

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Harvick, Busch Overcome Lap 322 Pit Stop Problems For Top 10’s While Playoff Points Help Them Big Time

If not for a ton of playoff points accumulated through the regular season, both Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch could have been worried on their Lap 322 pit stop problems. Harvick, dominated both stages in Sunday’s Gander Outdoors 400 at the Dover International Speedway and led 286 of the first 320 laps before having to pit for a second time in just a couple of laps for a broken valve stem. He’d enter the round of pit stops first and exit a lap down. 

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Playoff Drivers Make Costly Mistakes At Dover, How Each Of Them Fared

We saw a wild opening race to the Round of 16 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Only a couple of the 16 eligible playoff drivers at the time escaped carnage. In the opening race of the Round of 12 at the Dover International Speedway on Sunday, it was another wild day for playoff drivers. 11 of the 12 had some kind of issue during the Gander Outdoors 400. Yes, 11 of the 12. 

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Bowyer’s Crash Ruins Almirola’s Shot Of Winning, Loose Wheel Costs Harvick On A What Might Have Been Day For SHR

Stewart-Haas Racing entered Sunday’s Gander Outdoors 400 at the Dover International Speedway as the easy odds on favorites to win the opening race of the Round of 12. They had a 1-2 finish in the spring race on the Monster Mile and three cars in the top five as well as all four in the top 11. In final practice on Saturday, all four drivers were among the tops in single lap and long run speed. 

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Elliott Ovecomes Uncontrolled Tire Penalty, To Win Sunday’s Gander Outdoors 400 at Dover

Chase Elliott was lucky enough to make his mistake early. On a day where 11 of the 12 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers had costly problems, Elliott made his the earliest. He overcame that and on the help of a key late race pit call took his No. 9 Chevrolet to victory lane for the second time of his career. When Clint Bowyer crashed out on Lap 391, the pit opened up for the final time of the day. Most cars hit pit lane, including the top two drivers…

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Larson Showing Speed This Weekend In Dover

Kyle Larson hasn’t won a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race in his last 39 tries. But, it’s not like he hasn’t been close. This season alone, Larson has six runner-up finishes, including two in the last six races. At Dover, the site of Sunday’s Gander Outdoors 400 (2 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) the Chip Ganassi Racing driver has three straight top 10 finishes, one of which a runner-up. In fact, he has two runner up finishes and a third place run on the Monster Mile since 2015. Those stats…

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Busch, Truex Have Past Dover Success But Struggling For Long Run Speed

Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch should be the ones to beat for Sunday’s Gander Outdoors 400 (2 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). If you look at past stats, they’re arguably the top two drivers on the Monster Mile right now. But, if you look at their speed so far this weekend, they don’t have it compared to others. Yes, they’ll hold two of the top three starting spots for Sunday’s race. That’s only because of rain cancelling qualifying on Friday. 

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Top 5 Favorites, 5 Sleepers For Sunday’s Gander Outdoors 400 (2 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

It’s hard to predict how Sunday’s Gander Outdoors 400 (2 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) will play out when most of the data from the Dover International Speedway this weekend is shaped by just one practice session. Qualifying to set the field was rained out on Friday, so was Saturday’s morning practice session. Friday’s practice was strictly qualifying setups as no one ran 10 or more laps on a single run. 

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Stage Points Help Cindric Get Into Round of 8, Pit Road Penalty Costs Chastain

Entering Saturday’s Bar Harbor 200 at the Dover International Speedway, it was likely coming down to just one driver in the NASCAR XFINITY Series that could move his way from the outside of the top eight in the playoff standings and move onto the Round of 8. Austin Cindric trailed Ross Chastain by just nine points heading into the series’ third and final race of the first round. The other three drivers on the outside all had to have perfect days which likely landed them in victory lane. 

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Bell Sets XFINITY Series Rookie Wins Record, Round of 8 Set Saturday In Dover

Christopher Bell is starting to get hot again, making him the favorite to win this year’s NASCAR XFINITY Series championship. On Saturday, the Joe Gibbs Racing driver earned his second win in the last three races setting a record in the series for a single season win total among rookie drivers. Bell, earned his sixth trip to victory lane in 2018 when he crossed the finish line first in Saturday afternoon’s Bar Harbor 200 at the Dover International Speedway. He led a race high 110 of 200 laps in a…

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