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Wrap-up: Dover Int'l Speedway

Sunday, October 7, 2018


The 1-mile concrete oval Dover International Speedway, known as the "Monster Mile", was the venue for the Cup and XFINITY Series events this past weekend. On Saturday, the XFINITY Series (NXS) 200-lap Bar Harbor 200 was featured at the Delaware track. After this event, the final race in the NXS Round of 12, only the top eight drivers advanced to the NXS Round of 8 Chase Field. The Cup series closed out the weekend with the 404-lap (four-lap overtime) Gander Outdoors 400. This was the first of the three-race MENCS Round of 12 Chase Field. The Camping World Truck Series returns to action on Saturday, October 13, with the Fr8Auctions 250 at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama. Results and upcoming scheduled events for the NASCAR Home Tracks are also shown below. The NASCAR Pinty Series and NASCAR K&N Pro Series East have completed their 2018 seasons.
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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS)
Time Trials: Steady rainfall forced NASCAR to cancel Friday’s MENCS qualifying for the Gander Outdoors 400 at Dover. The lineup was set per the NASCAR Rule Book (owner points), putting Kyle Busch (No. 18 Toyota) on the pole position, Kevin Harvick (No. 4 Ford) second and Martin Truex Jr. (No. 78 Toyota) starting third.
Did not qualify: No one. 39 cars entered for 40 spots in the lineup.
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Results: Chase Elliott (No. 9 Chevrolet) won the Gander Outdoors 400, his second victory in 107 MENCS races. This is his second victory and 17th top-10 finish in 2018. It is his first victory and fifth top-10 finish in six races at Dover. Denny Hamlin (second) posted his 11th top-10 finish in 26 races at Dover. It is his 15th top-10 finish in 2018. Joey Logano (third) posted his 11th top-10 finish in 20 Dover starts. William Byron (19th) was the highest finishing Sunoco Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contender. Pole-sitter Kyle Busch, led 21 laps and finished the 404-lap race in eighth-place.
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Standings: Kevin Harvick leads the point standings by 5 points over Kyle Busch.
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MENCS Round of 12 Chase Field:
1. Kevin Harvick
2. Kyle Busch
3. Martin Truex Jr.
4. Joey Logano
5. Chase Elliott
6. Kurt Busch
7. Brad Keselowski
8. Ryan Blaney
-After the next two races (Talladega and Kansas), the bottom four in the point standings will not advance to the MENCS Round of 8.
9. Aric Almirola
10. Clint Bowyer
11. Kyle Larson
12. Alex Bowman
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Next: Sunday, Oct. 14, 1000Bulbs.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway (2.66-mile tri-oval in Alabama)
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NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS)
Time Trials: Daniel Hemric (No. 21 Chevrolet) won the Pole Award for the Bar Harbor 200 with a lap of 158.249 mph. This is his fourth pole in 62 NXS races. It is his third pole and 23rd top-10 start in 2018 and his first pole in four races at Dover. Christopher Bell (second), the fastest qualifying ROTY contender, posted his 20th top-10 start of 2018 and his first in two races at Dover. Justin Allgaier (third) scored his ninth top-10 Dover start and his 22nd in 29 races this season.
Did Not Qualify: No one. 40 cars entered for 40 spots in the lineup.
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Results: Christopher Bell (No. 20 Toyota) won the Bar Harbor 200 at Dover, his sixth victory in 37 NXS races. This is his seventh victory and 19th top-10 finish in 2018 and his first victory and second top-10 finish in two races at Dover. Cole Custer (second) posted his third top-10 finish in four races at Dover and his 23rd top-10 finish in 2018. Justin Allgaier (third) posted his ninth top-10 finish in 16 races at Dover. Pole-sitter Daniel Hemric led 23 laps and finished the 200-lap event in seventh place.
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NXS Round of 8 Chase Field: (ranked by re-seeded points)
1. Christopher Bell
2. Justin Allgaier
3. Daniel Hemric
4. Cole Custer
-After the next three race (Kansas, Texas and ISM (Phoenix) Raceway) the bottom four will not advance to the NXS Championship Four finale at Homestead-Miami.
5. Elliott Sadler
6. Tyler Reddick
7. Matt Tifft
8. Austin Cindric
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Next: Saturday, Oct. 20, Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway (1.5-mile oval in Kansas City, KS)
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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS)
Standings: Johnny Sauter leads the point standings by 17 points over Noah Gragson.
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NCWTS Round of 8 Chase Field:
1. Johnny Sauter
2. Noah Gragson
3. Brett Moffitt
4. Justin Haley
5. Matt Crafton
6. Grant Enfinger
-After the next race (Talladega), the bottom two in the point standings will not advance to the NCWTS Round of 6.
7. Ben Rhodes
8. Stewart Friesen
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Next: Saturday, October 13, Fr8Auctions 250 at Talladega Superspeedway (2.66-mile tri-oval in Alabama)
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NASCAR Home Tracks
ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards
Oct. 6, Shore Lunch 200 at Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, Indiana
Winner: Christian Eckes - Pole: Christian Eckes – Points Lead: Sheldon Creed
Season Finale: Oct. 19, Kansas ARCA 150 at Kansas Speedway (1.5-mile oval in Kansas City, KS)
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K&N Pro Series-East
Oct. 6, Crosley 125 at Dover Int’l Speedway in Delaware
Winner: Ruben Garcia Jr. - Pole: Harrison Burton
2018 K&N Pro Series-East Champion: Tyler Ankrum
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K&N Pro Series-West
Sept. 29, NAPA Auto Parts Idaho 208 at Meridian (ID) Speedway
Winner: Hailie Deegan - Pole: Derek Kraus - Points Lead: Derek Thorn
Next: Oct. 13, Toyota/NAPA AutoCare 150 at All American Speedway (0.333-mile oval in Roseville, CA)
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Pinty’s Series
Sept. 29, Pinty’s Fall Brawl at Jukasa Motor Speedway in Hagersville, Ontario
Winner: D.J. Kennington - Pole: D.J. Kennington
2018 Pinty's Series Champion: L.P. Dumoulin
2018 Pinty's Series Jostens Rookie of the Year: Brett Taylor
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Whelen Modified Tour
Sept. 30, NAPA Fall Final 150 at Stafford Motor Speedway in Stafford Springs, CT
Winner: Kyle Bonsignore - Pole: Justin Bonsignore
2018 Whelen Modified Tour Champion: Justin Bonsignore (clinched at Stafford)
Season Finale: Oct. 14, Sunoco World Series 150 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (0.625-mile oval in CT)
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Peak Mexico Series
Sept. 30, ARRIS Grand Prix at Súper Óvalo Chiapas in Tuxtla Gutierrez
Winner: Irwin Vences - Pole: Ruben Garcia Jr. - Points Lead: Ruben Garcia Jr.
Next: Oct. 21 at Aguascalientes International Speedway (0.875-mile concrete oval in Mexico)



Tony Ballantoni runs the NASCAR coverage at RotoWorld.com.
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