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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Clint Bowyer’s interim 2016 ride has been announced. He will race for H Scott Motorsports next year, according to NBC’s Dustin Long. Neither the car number nor potential teammates has been announced yet.
All on track activities have been canceled for the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway and the grid will be set by NASCAR’s rule book. That means Matt Kenseth will lead the field to green Sunday—or whenever the rain lets up.