Martin Truex Jr. has an opportunity so as to add one more victory to his 2021 Cup Sequence marketing campaign on the Dover Worldwide Speedway on Sunday.
Truex, the one multi-race winner this season (at Phoenix, Martinsville and Darlington), is the clear favourite forward of the Drydene 400. The three-time winner at Dover is second within the Cup Sequence standings behind solely Denny Hamlin. He additionally has top-two finishes in every of his final 4 races on the Monster Mile. Add to that his dominant race in Darlington final week — he led 248 of 293 laps — and it is sensible that he is the betting favourite (7-2) on the 400-lap, 400-mile race.
Kyle Larson, who challenged Truex late within the Goodyear 400 and completed because the race’s runner-up, might be his high challenger on Sunday; he has NASCAR’s highest common all-time end at Dover, at 7.4. In fact, there’s additionally Hamlin, who regardless of having no wins this season has an absurd 9 top-five finishes to present him the lead within the standings.
Sporting Information is monitoring stay updates and highlights from the Drydene 400 at Dover Worldwide Raceway. Observe alongside beneath.
NASCAR at Dover stay updates, highlights from Drydene 400
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3:28 p.m.: Briscoe’s again in pit row; seems like his automotive is off tempo as a result of harm he sustained in a crash simply earlier than the top of Stage 1.
3:22 p.m.: I am not solely sure that is not Kyle Busch.
3:20 p.m.: Berry and James Davison, down 4 and 6 laps, respectively, have been each hit for dashing penalties in pit row.
3:09 p.m.: Larson was completely dominant in Stage 1, with an 11.3-second lead over Hamlin on the time the warning dropped. Here is the highest 10 racers for the the stage:
Kyle Larson ended up successful Stage 1 by 11.3 seconds after Harvick went from second to fifth on the final two laps and Chase Briscoe hit the wall.
— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) May 16, 2021
3:07 p.m: Warning 2 (Lap 119). Seems like Chase Briscoe blew his tire out and hit the wall making an attempt to remain in entrance of Larson (and on the lead lap). That is going to value him underneath warning. With that, Stage 1 is concluded underneath warning.
2:57 p.m.: Yeah, about Kyle Busch … these engine points aren’t going away. He is two laps off the lead with 25 laps left within the stage.
2:51 p.m.: In the meantime, Larson continues his run of dominance with a snug lead 80 laps into the Drydene 400.
2:48 p.m.: Robust break for Corey LaJoie, who has to pit underneath inexperienced with a flat right-front tire. He is three laps off the lead.
2:46 p.m.: Truex seems to have nostril harm, affecting his capability to show because it was hitting the observe. That downside’s solely going to be exacerbated with climbing automotive temperatures.
2:36 p.m.: One other notice: Kyle Busch manages to keep away from getting lapped on warning, regardless of his engine points.
2:35 p.m.: Truex Jr. comes out of the warning in twelfth place after a lug nut fell out and interfered with a automotive jack, inflicting him a sluggish pit. Unimaginable.
2:31 p.m.: Larson gained a place on Byron to take the lead out of the competitors warning. Harvick stays on the No. 3 place popping out of the warning.
2:30 p.m.: Uh-oh.
2:29 p.m.: Warning 1 (Competitors, Lap 35)
2:25 p.m.: Numerous motion on the high of the lineup whereas Fox Sports activities 1 was on a industrial break; Truex Jr. fell from first to fourth behind William Byron (first), Larson (second) and Kevin Harvick (third). He is roughly 5 seconds off the lead.
2:19 p.m.: Elliott has moved up 12 positions from 36, 11 laps into Stage 1.
2:15 p.m.: And there they go!
2:12 p.m.: Additionally of notice: Josh Berry will make his Cup Sequence debut within the 77 automotive as a last-minute substitute for Justin Haley (who cannot race on account of NASCAR’S COVID-19 protocols).
2:11 p.m.: Ryan Newman will be part of Chase Elliott (two failed pre-race inspections) behind the lineup on account of unapproved changes:
UPDATE: The No. 6 automotive will begin on the rear of the sector right now on account of unapproved changes.
— NASCAR (@NASCAR) May 16, 2021
2:02 p.m.: Some essential race notes at Dover:
On FS1: Cup engines simply fired right here at Dover. Competitors warning Lap 35. Phases 120-120-160 (400 laps, 400 miles). 9 units tires. Gas: 88-97 laps. To the rear: Elliott (2x tech failure), Berry (driver change-77). NWS: Temps 70s, 20% probability rain. @NASCARONFOX
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) May 16, 2021
2 p.m.: The engines are revved at Dover. Inexperienced flag incoming.
1:30 p.m.: Issues are getting heated within the Fox studio over barbecue.
NASCAR lineup at Dover
Right here is the entire beginning lineup for the Drydene 400 with out qualifying:
|Begin pos.||Driver||Automobile No.||Crew|
|1||Martin Truex Jr.||19||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|2||Denny Hamlin||11||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|3||William Byron||24||Hendrick Motorsports|
|4||Kyle Larson||5||Hendrick Motorsports|
|5||Kevin Harvick||4||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|6||Kyle Busch||18||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|7||Ryan Blaney||12||Crew Penske|
|8||Joey Logano||22||Crew Penske|
|9||Chris Buescher||17||Roush Fenway Racing|
|10||Christopher Bell||20||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|11||Tyler Reddick||8||Richard Childress Racing|
|12||Ryan Newman||6||Roush Fenway Racing|
|13||Austin Dillon||3||Richard Childress Racing|
|14||Brad Keselowski||2||Crew Penske|
|15||Alex Bowman||48||Hendrick Motorsports|
|16||Chase Briscoe||14||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|17||Matt DiBenedetto||21||Wooden Brothers Racing|
|18||Ross Chastain||42||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|19||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||47||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|20||Michael McDowell||34||Entrance Row Motorsports|
|21||Bubba Wallace||23||23XI Racing|
|22||Erik Jones||43||Richard Petty Motorsports|
|23||Daniel Suarez||99||Trackhouse Racing Crew|
|24||Ryan Preece||37||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|25||Corey LaJoie||7||Spire Motorsports|
|26||Anthony Alfredo||38||Entrance Row Motorsports|
|27||Kurt Busch||1||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|28||Josh Berry||77||Spire Motorsports|
|29||Cole Custer||41||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|30||BJ McLeod||78||Stay Quick Motorsports|
|31||Aric Almirola||10||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|32||James Davison||15||Rick Ware Racing|
|33||Cody Ware||51||Petty Ware Racing|
|34||Quin Houff||00||StarCom Racing|
|35||Garrett Smithley||53||Rick Ware Racing|
|36||Josh Bilicki||52||Rick Ware Racing|
|37||Chase Elliott*||9||Hendrick Motorsports|
*Elliott, who would have began eighth within the lineup, will begin on the again for failing two pre-race inspections.