NOTE: This post is a recap of what happened last fall at Dover

Dover Top Ten Starters

  1. Martin Truex Jr.
  2. Kyle Busch
  3. Kyle Larson
  4. Matt Kenseth
  5. Daniel Suarez
  6. Denny Hamlin
  7. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  8. Ryan Newman
  9. Kevin Harvick
  10. Erik Jones

Dover Full Qualifying Results

Dover Pre-race Notes

Stage #1 Top Ten Finishers (Lap 120) : 2,18,78,17,10,42,24,4,38,11

Stage #2 Top Ten Finishers (Lap 240) : 42,78,24,18,48,11,88,2,1,14

Dover Race Notes

Martin Truex Jr. who started on the pole selected to start in the high-line. He led the opening 25 laps.

Running order on lap 12: 78,20,18,42,19,88,11,4,31,41 … 21,24,77,48,14,2,5,17,22,43 … 3,1,47,6,13,27,10,38,37,34 … 95,32,

On lap 26 Kyle Larson took the lead from Martin Truex Jr. He was running in the middle of the corners. He then led the next 35 laps.

Running order on lap 35: 42,78,88,4,20,11,19,24,18,41 … 31,48,2,14,21,5,77,22,1,3 … 17,43,47,6,13,27,10,38,37,34 … 95,32,15,72,83,23,55,66,33,51

Running order on lap 53: 42,78,88,4,11,24,20,18,19,48 … 31,2,14,5,41,77,1,21,3,22 … 43,47,17,6,13,10,27,38,37,34 … 95,32

On lap 61 Martin Truex Jr. retook the lead from Kyle Larson. He then led the next 22 laps.

Running order on lap 81: 78,4,42,88,24,11,20,48,18,19 … 14,31,2,77,1,3,22,43,41,47

On lap 82 green flag pit stops begun.

Notable Moment: On lap 87 Jeffrey Earnhardt brought out the first caution when he knocked down the barrels at the entrance to pit road. This was in the middle of a pit cycle. This was a big break for Brad Keselowski, Kyle Busch, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Danica Patrick because they didn’t pit prior to the caution.

Running order on lap 100: 2,18,17,78,10,38,42,24,4,11 … 88,5,48,20,14,19,31,77,1,22 …. 21,95,43,41,34,47,3,6,27,13 … 32,37,72

Running order on lap 116: 2,18,78,17,10,42,24,4,38,11 … 48,88,20,14,19,5,77,1,31,22 …. 21,41,43,3,95,34,47,6,27,13 … 32,37,72

Stage #1 Top Ten Finishers (Lap 120) : 2,18,78,17,10,42,24,4,38,11

During the Stage caution Matt Kenseth was caught speeding on pit road.

Running order on lap 134: 18,42,78,2,4,24,11,48,88,19 … 14,5,10,1,17,77,22,38,31,41 … 3,95,20,43,34,6,47,27

Running order on lap 153: 42,78,18,4,24,2,48,11,88,19 … 14,5,1,77,10,17,22,31,20,38 … 41,3,6,95,27,47,34,21,13,32 … 37,43,72

Running order on lap 180: 42,78,24,4,18,11,88,4814,2 … 1,77,5,19,17,20,41,31,22,10 … 3,38,6,13,21,95,27,34,43,32 … 47,72,37

Ryan Newman said he was lacking speed on lap 190. He was running in the high-teens at the time.

Ryan Blaney was struggling with his handling on lap 191. He was a lap down at the time.

Running order on lap 200: 42,78,24,4,18,11,48,88,14,1 … 2,77,5,19,20,41,22,17,31,10 … 3,38,6,21,13,27,95,34,43,32 … 47,37,72

Notable Moment: On lap 219 Kevin Harvick had a loose wheel and made an unexpected pit stop which dropped him two laps down. On lap 229 he unlapped himself and was now only one lap down. Prior to his problem he was running in 6th.

Running order on lap 234: 42,78,24,18,48,11,88,2,1,14 … 77,5,19,20,22,31,41,17,10,3 … 38,6,4,21,13,27,95,43,34,32 … 47,37,72

Stage #2 Top Ten Finishers (Lap 240) : 42,78,24,18,48,11,88,2,1,14

During the Stage #2 caution Kyle Larson said he was happy with the speed he had.

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