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After the Drive Sober 125 presented by the Delaware Office of Highway Safety was postponed Friday due to inclement weather, and the start was delayed again Saturday morning, William Byron was finally able to drive his No. 9 Liberty University Chevrolet to a ninth-place finish and raise the 2015 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship trophy Saturday afternoon at Dover International Speedway.

He entered the event with a 13-point lead over teammate Scott Heckert and 14 over two-time Dover winner Austin Hill. But Hill dropped out of the race while running third on Lap 36 because of a mechanical issue, and Byron led enough early laps that he needed to just finish in the top 10 to ensure the title. Bryon, who led 57 laps, wound up 15 points ahead of Heckert and 33 in front of Hill. Dalton Sargeant was fourth in points, seven back of Hill, and Rico Abreu rounded out the top five.
Oct 3 - 11:35 PM

Collin Cabre scored his first career victory in Saturday's NASCAR K&N Pro Series season finale at Dover International Speedway.

Cabre became the sixth different driver from the NASCAR Drive For Diversity program to win a NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race and gave Rev Racing, which has fielded the competition team for the program since 2010, its 17th win. Cabre's No. 2 UTI/NTI Toyota crossed the finish line 6.454 seconds in front of series veteran Eddie MacDonald.
Oct 3 - 11:30 PM

Regan Smith (No. 7 Fire Alarm Services Chevrolet Camaro) won the Hisense 200, his sixth victory in 197 NASCAR XFINITY Series races.

This is his second victory and 21st top-10 finish in 2015. It is Smith's first victory and fifth top-10 finish in 12 races at Dover International Speedway. His previous best finish at Dover was third, earlier this season. Smith started eighth in the lineup and led 80 laps of the 200-lap race.
Oct 3 - 10:40 PM

On the heels of two-weeks of controversial calls regarding restarts, NASCAR has announced that the restart zone has been doubled from 70 to 140 feet.

Two weeks ago at Chicagoland Speedway Jeff Gordon—who was running second on a restart—apparently jumped the leader Kyle Busch and was not flagged for the infraction. Last week at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Brad Keselowski jumped Greg Biffle and was black flagged. Doubling the restart zone should give the leader a greater advantage and allow NASCAR to more accurately police the infraction.
Oct 3 - 2:57 PM

Kevin Harvick posted the fastest speed in a shortened final practice at Dover International Speedway for the AAA 400. His top speed was 156.033 mph.

Harvick is going to need a balance of speed and durability since he is starting 15th. He will challenge for a top-five, but he needs to win in order to advance to the second round of the Chase and that is difficult to control for any driver.
Oct 3 - 2:49 PM

Dale Earnhardt Jr. posted the second-quickest speed in Saturday morning’s practice for the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway. His top speed was 157.670 mph that was recorded during his second to 11th laps on track.

Earnhardt currently occupies the 12th position in the standings and needs a solid top-10 run to advance to the second round. He should be able to race among the top 15 most of Sunday afternoon and contend at the end of the race.
Oct 3 - 12:52 PM

Carl Edwards posted the fastest single lap among the current Chase contenders. His top speed was 160.442 mph, which put him second on the speed chart.

Edwards would like to follow his Joe Gibbs Racing teammates to Victory Lane. Denny Hamlin and Matt Kenseth have already won during the playoffs and the organization is riding a four-race winning streak. Edwards should be highly valued among fantasy owners.
Oct 3 - 12:45 PM

The Cup drivers got a few minutes of practice in on Saturday morning and after about 25 minutes, Kasey Kahne sat atop the leaderboard with a fastest lap of 160.506 mph. Kahne also posted the quickest 10-lap average with a 158.755 mph run from laps seven through 16.

Kahne is finally coming into his own and catching up with the Chase contending teammates. Because of his struggles early in the season, his salary cap is much cheaper and he is a better value overall.
Oct 3 - 12:39 PM

Timmy Hill will make his fourth Dover International Speedway start on Sunday, but he will have to come from the back of the field to do so. He lines up 43rd this week after the roster was set by points.

Hill’s previous three starts were all from either the 42nd- or 43rd-starting position. His best finish was a 35th in 2013.
Oct 3 - 11:10 AM

Kurt Busch sits seventh in the standings with a 17-point cushion over 13th—which happens to be occupied by his brother Kyle. If recent Dover International Speedway races are an indication, he will need all of them.

Busch has not scored a top-15 in four races and his last top-10 came in the 2011 AAA 400. The good news is that he won that event, so he has tasted success on this track in the past.
Oct 3 - 10:37 AM

In the past two years, Tony Stewart has missed races late in the season because of sprint car accidents and that has stalled his momentum. One of his accidents occurred in 2013 and caused him to miss the fall Dover International Speedway event, but the last time he was there before that, he scored his third win on this track.

Stewart has not been all that bad at Dover since, however. He finished seventh, 14th, and 16th in his most recent three races. Another top-20 would make him a reasonably good value.
Oct 3 - 10:27 AM

Casey Mears has been extremely consistent at Dover International Speedway in his last four starts. These races ended between 24th and 27th and that is a good indication of where he will finish this week.

The last time Mears failed to finish in the 20s, he almost cracked the top 15. He finished 16th in the 2013 FedEx 400, which was also the last time he finished on the lead lap.
Oct 3 - 10:18 AM

In three starts at Dover International Speedway, Alex Bowman has gotten progressively stronger and not by a small margin. He finished 40th after getting involved in an accident in June 2014, improved to 34th that fall, and was 20th this May.

All of Bowman’s starts have been in the 30s, so his 35th-place on the grid should not hinder his effort. A top-20 in unlikely and the streak of improvements will end, but Bowman could finish somewhere in the 20s and that will make him a good value.
Oct 3 - 10:13 AM

Michael Annett will start 38th in the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway, which will be the fourth time in four races there that he started somewhere in the 30s.

Annett’s last two attempts ended in 41st-place finishes, but they were marred by misfortune. In the one race in which he did not have trouble, Annett finished 35th after starting 39th in his inaugural attempt in 2014. Unfortunately, he was 22 laps off the pace at the time.
Oct 2 - 8:45 PM

In the Modern Era of NASCAR with its focus on parity among all major teams, recording 10 wins is unheard of, but Jimmie Johnson earned his 10th Dover trophy this spring in the FedEx 400.

This is not a momentary blip for the six-time champion. Three of his victories came in the past four races with another third tossed in for good measure. Fantasy owners should expect him to challenge for another top-five this week.
Oct 2 - 8:28 PM

Clint Bowyer enters the weekend with a nine-race streak of Dover International Speedway top-10s and is well-favored to earn another after starting the AAA 400 16th.

Bowyer is in a must-win situation if the wants to advance to the Contender round, however, and that is a long shot at a track where he has only two top-fives in 19 starts. This week his 2015 and 2016 plans were announced and if he fails to make the next round, the desire to gamble on strong runs could disappear. Start Bowyer at Dover, but evaluate him in the coming weeks.
Oct 2 - 8:19 PM

With the AAA 400 being set by points, Paul Menard will have his best starting position in eight Dover races. He will roll off the grid 14th as one of the Chase contenders.

This spring Menard started four positions further back and still managed to finish in the top 10 with an eighth. In this race last year, he improved three positions from his 19th-place start and finished 16th.
Oct 2 - 4:07 PM

If Ricky Stenhouse Jr. can avoid crash damage this week at Dover International Speedway, he should record a top-20 finish. His last three efforts on this high-banked track were marked by crash damage, with two sub-35th-place finishes as a result.

Stenhouse also managed to hang on to a 19th-place finish last fall and his first three attempts were between 12th and 17th. Stenhouse is worth the risk in most fantasy games and should record positive place-differential points after starting 27th.
Oct 2 - 4:01 PM

Matt DiBenedetto will start a NASCAR Cup race in the 30s for the fourth consecutive week at Dover. He lines up 37th on the AAA 400 grid.

The three most recent 30-something starts have resulted in 30-something finishes with a best of 30th last week at New Hampshire. DiBenedetto has been a little hit or miss in regard to earning positive place-differential points and he should be treated with caution.
Oct 2 - 3:55 PM

JR Motorsports announced today a key component of the company’s future with the addition of OneMain Financial and driver Elliott Sadler to its NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) program for 2016.

Sadler will compete full-time for JRM next season and pilot the OneMain Financial Chevrolet Camaro in pursuit of the NXS championship. In addition to its season-long primary placement, OneMain Financial will also receive associate branding on all JRM team cars for the full season. Crew chief duties and car number for the OneMain Financial Chevrolet Camaro are still being determined. Although 2016 marks Sadler’s debut as a full-time JRM driver, he’s certainly familiar with competing under the company’s banner. In 2010, he made four starts for JRM in NXS competition, earning a best finish of seventh at Michigan International Speedway.-JR Motorsports
Oct 2 - 3:39 PM

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