Rubén García Jr. (No. 88 Canels-Scotiabank-HDI Toytota) won the NASCAR Mexico Series Coca-Cola Zero 240 at the El Dorado Speedway in Chihuahua, Mexico on Monday (postponed from Sunday due to heavy rain).
Brad Keselowski failed to score a top-15 in the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway, but his 16th-place finish left him two points to the good and allowed him to advance to the second round of the playoffs.
Carl Edwards finished 15th in the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway and that solid run kept him in contention for the Sprint Cup. He ended the Challenger round fourth in the standings with his two Joe Gibbs Racing teammates lined up ahead of him in terms of points’ earned.
Clint Bowyer finished the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway respectably in 14th, but it was a far cry from the victory he needed in order to advance to the Contender round as one of the Chasers.
A decision not to pit for fresh tires almost cost Jeff Gordon in the final laps of the AAA 400. On a lap-373 caution nearly every driver behind him pitted for tires, and the older rubber caused him to lose three spots during the final run.
Martin Truex Jr. finished 11th in the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway and easily advanced to the Contender round. He was fifth in the points’ standings.
A broken rear seal caused the No. 48 to leak fluid from the axle and sent Jimmie Johnson to the pits just past the 100-lap mark. He lost 37 laps making repairs and could not make up any significant ground in the race. Johnson finished 41st in the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway and failed to advance to the Contender round.
Joey Logano barely kept his top-10 streak alive in the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway. He finished 10th after starting fourth.
Kyle Larson finished ninth in the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway, which was his third consecutive top-10 on this track. His worst effort on the high-banked miler was 11th—earned in his inaugural attempt.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr finished eighth in the AAA 400 at Dover and earned his second top-10 of the season. His other top-10 came on the high-banked short track of Bristol Motor Speedway, which is sometimes considered a sister track to Dover.
Matt Kenseth earned his fourth consecutive top-10 with a seventh at Dover International Speedway in the AAA 400, which allowed him to easily advance to the Contender round of the playoffs.
For the first time all season, Kasey Kahne earned back-to-back top-10s when he crossed under the checkers sixth in the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway on the heels of a ninth last week at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Doug Coby rolled to his second straight win Sunday in the NAPA Fall Final 150 at Connecticut's Stafford Motor Speedway and will head into the season finale as the championship points leader.
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.