Aric Almirola was running 11th when the final caution waved over the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway and he opted to pit for four tires. The rest of the lead lap cars followed him down pit road and he restarted in that same position, but with four fresh feel-goods on his machine, he surged to fifth in the final rundown.
Jamie McMurray earned his best finish in 20 races and snapped a 13-race streak of sub-10th-place finishes, but it was not quite enough to advance to the final round. He ended the AAA 400 fourth, but tied with Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the points at the cutoff mark. By finishing third this week, the No. 88 had the tiebreaker and McMurray has been eliminated from the Chase.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished third in the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway and that tied him with Jamie McMurray for 12th in the standings. NASCAR’s tiebreaker in the Chase is the best finish during the current round. By finishing one position ahead of McMurray, Junior earned the spot.
Kyle Busch entered the AAA 400 on the outside of the Chase cutoff and needed a strong run to advance. He led 19 laps and finished second to Kevin Harvick and was one point ahead of the cutoff position.
Kevin Harvick was in a must-win situation after two bad races to start the Chase. He dominated the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway by leading 355 laps and beating Kyle Busch to the line by 2.6 seconds.
The No. 78 team was caught making an aerodynamic adjustment on pit road post qualification, and has been moved to the back of the grid. He will start last.
Eleven points out of the championship lead with two races remaining, Doug Coby took down top qualifying honors Saturday at Stafford Motor Speedway in advance of Sunday’s NAPA Fall Final 150. Ryan Preece, just three points ahead of Coby, qualified on the outside pole.
John Wes Townley (No. 05 Zaxby's Chevrolet Silverado) won the Rhino Linings 350, his first victory in 87 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) races.
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.
Collin Cabre scored his first career victory in Saturday's NASCAR K&N Pro Series season finale at Dover International Speedway.
Regan Smith (No. 7 Fire Alarm Services Chevrolet Camaro) won the Hisense 200, his sixth victory in 197 NASCAR XFINITY Series races.
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.
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.
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.
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.