Chase Elliott – Chase Elliott has never raced at Dover in a Sprint Cup car. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him perform well. The Monster Mile is a track that for whatever reason many of the top rookies have taken an instant liking to over the years. In the lower series at the Monster Mile he’s had success and has finished between 3rd and 7th in all four of his events. In 2015 he finished 6th and 7th. In 2014 he finished 3rd and 5th.
Ryan Blaney – Ryan Blaney will be making his first start at Dover in a Sprint Cup car on Sunday. The Penske Cars have looked a little off at Dover in some recent races so I don’t think that’s a good thing for Blaney who leans heavily on their setups. Last fall at the Monster Mile in the Xfinity Series Blaney started on the pole, finished 4th and led 40 laps. In spring 2015 in that series he had a good car but wrecked which led to his 34th place finish.
Brian Scott – Brian Scott has one start under his belt at Dover. In spring 2015 he made his lone start and it didn’t end well. Performance wise he was likely high-teens to low-twenties good. Unfortunately his race wasn’t incident free and he was caught up in a late wreck. At the time of that incident he was running around 18th. It’s important to note he was driving RCR equiptment in 2015 which is better than what he’s currently driving. Last year in the Xfinity Series at Dover he had a pair of results in the thirties. Based on how he’s run this year a sub-twenty five finish should be expected.
Chris Buescher – I think Chris Buescher is likely high-teens to low-twenties good given his equipment. It’s hard to compete in the #34 car even with his team’s association with Roush Racing. Last year the reigning Xfinity Series champion had success at the Monster Mile. Last spring he started 2nd, finished 1st and led 23 laps. In the fall when he was points racing he started 3rd and finished 8th.