Wednesday, June 16

NASCAR at Dover Drydene 400 Live Racing Updates, Results, Highlights

Martin Truex Jr. has a chance to add one more victory to his 2021 Cup campaign at Dover International Speedway on Sunday.

Truex, the only multiple-race winner this season (at Phoenix, Martinsville and Darlington), is the clear favorite ahead of the Drydene 400s. The three-time winner at Dover is second in the Cup standings, behind only Denny Hamlin. . He also has top two finishes in each of his last four Monster Mile races. Add to that his dominant run at Darlington last week – he led 248 of 293 laps – and it makes sense that he is the betting favorite (7-2) in the 400-lap, 400-mile race.

Kyle Larson, who challenged Truex at the end of the Goodyear 400 and finished runner-up in the race, is probably his main rival on Sunday; he has NASCAR’s all-time highest average at Dover, at 7.4. Of course, there’s also Hamlin, who despite being winless this season has nine absurd top-five finishes to give him the lead in the rankings.

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Sporting News is tracking live updates and highlights of the Drydene 400 at Dover International Raceway. Follow below.

NASCAR at Dover Live Updates, Drydene 400 Highlights

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2:25 pm: Lots of movement at the top of the lineup while Fox Sports 1 was on a commercial hiatus; Truex Jr. fell from first to fourth behind William Byron (first), Larson (second) and Kevin Harvick (third). It is about 5 seconds from the leader.

2:19 pm: Elliott has moved up 12 positions from 36, 11 laps to Stage 1.

2:15 pm: And there they go!

2:12 pm: Also noteworthy: Josh Berry will make his Cup Series debut in the 77 car as a last-minute replacement for Justin Haley (who is unable to race due to NASCAR’s COVID-19 protocols).

2:11 pm: Ryan Newman will join Chase Elliott (two failed pre-race inspections) at the back of the lineup due to unapproved adjustments:

2:02 pm: Some important notes about the Dover race:

2 pm: Engines rev up in Dover. Incoming green flag.

1:30 in the afternoon: Things are heating up in Fox’s study during the barbecue.

NASCAR lineup at Dover

Here’s the full starting lineup for the unrated Drydene 400:

Pos. Start Driver Car No. Team
1 Martin Truex Jr. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing
two Denny Hamlin eleven Joe Gibbs Racing
3 William Byron 24 Hendrick Motorsports
4 Kyle larson 5 Hendrick Motorsports
5 Kevin Harvick 4 Stewart-Haas Racing
6 Kyle busch 18 Joe Gibbs Racing
7 Ryan blaney 12 Penske Team
8 Joey logano 22 Penske Team
9 Chris buescher 17 Roush Fenway racing
10 Christopher bell twenty Joe Gibbs Racing
eleven Tyler reddick 8 Richard Childress Racing
12 Ryan newman 6 Roush Fenway racing
13 Austin dillon 3 Richard Childress Racing
14 Brad Keselowski two Penske Team
fifteen Alex Bowman 48 Hendrick Motorsports
sixteen Chase briscoe 14 Stewart-Haas Racing
17 Matt DiBenedetto twenty-one Wood Brothers Racing
18 Ross Chastain 42 Chip Ganassi Racing
19 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing
twenty Michael McDowell 3. 4 Front row motorsports
twenty-one Bubba wallace 2. 3 23XI Races
22 Erik jones 43 Richard Petty Motorsports
2. 3 Daniel Suarez placeholder image 99 Trackhouse racing team
24 Ryan Preece 37 JTG Daugherty Racing
25 Corey lajoie 7 Spire Motorsports
26 Anthony Alfredo 38 Front row motorsports
27 Kurt busch 1 Chip Ganassi Racing
28 Josh berry 77 Spire Motorsports
29 Cole custer 41 Stewart-Haas Racing
30 BJ McLeod 78 Live fast motor sports
31 Aric Almirola 10 Stewart-Haas Racing
32 James davison fifteen Rick Ware Racing
33 Cody Ware 51 Petty Ware Racing
3. 4 what houff 00 StarCom Racing
35 Garrett smithley 53 Rick Ware Racing
36 Josh bilicki 52 Rick Ware Racing
37 Chase Elliott * 9 Hendrick Motorsports

* Elliott, who would have started eighth in the lineup, will start at the back for failing two pre-race inspections.

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