XFINITY Series Dover Motor Speedway

NASCAR XFINITY Series

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BetRivers 200

Saturday, April 27th, 2024

Dover Motor Speedway, Dover, DE

  • 26 Chevrolet
  • 6 Toyota
  • 7 Ford

  • Thursday, April 25th, 2024
  • NASCAR Wire Service - Holly Cain
Truex looks to go back-to-back at his home track

Much remains to be settled in Saturday’s BetRivers 200 at Dover Motor Speedway (1:30 p.m. ET on FS1, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) and the championship leaders bring a mixed bag of experience and success to the race.

There are only three former Dover winners in the fulltime field. Joe Gibbs Racing’s Ryan Truex led a dominating 124 of the 200 laps to earn an impressive 4.8-second win over Josh Berry last year – starting what would be a Truex sweep of the weekend with his older brother Martin winning the NASCAR Cup Series race a day later.

It’s not only a sentimental highlight for Truex, but a certifiable career highlight. He has four top-10 finishes in seven starts at the track – including the win and a pole position. His 9.1 average finish is tops among all series tracks for the 32-year old New Jersey native who considers Dover as his “home track.”

“Last year was one of the greatest days of my life and I’ll forever be grateful to Joe Gibbs Racing for helping me earn that moment,” said Truex, who will be driving the No. 20 JGR Toyota Saturday. “Considering Dover is also a home track for me, I’m filled with nostalgia, excitement and a ton of optimism towards what we can do on Saturday.”

Reigning series champion and current title contender Cole Custer won the 2019 Dover race and JR Motorsports’ Justin Allgaier has a pair of wins (2018 and 2020) highlighting a really impressive resume at the concrete mile.

Of course, there are other competitors highly motivated to join this short list too.

Xfinity Series driver standings leader Chandler Smith is coming off a rough 25th-place finish at Talladega last week – his worst showing of the season. But he still holds a 14-point edge over Custer atop the standings. Smith, driver of the No. 81 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, has two starts on the Dover mile, has never led a lap and his best finish is 13th-place last year.

Not only does Custer have that former win, he’s got six top-10 finishes in seven starts. The driver of the No. 00 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford has led 237 laps, including 155 of the 200-lap event in a fourth-place finish in 2019.

Austin Hill, a tough-luck victim of Talladega’s hard racing, has only a pair of Xfinity Series starts at Dover, with a best of fourth place last year. The driver of the No. 21 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet is right among the top trio, only 16 points behind Smith.

Hill’s RCR teammate, the 19-year old Californian Jesse Love claimed his first series win last week at Talladega. He’ll have an educational experience at Dover, making his first start of any kind at the famously challenging track. He’s proven himself up for the challenge, however. He’s ranked fourth in the championship and boasts the most stage wins (four) in the series.

Perhaps the one to watch this weekend is Allgaier, who is more than ready to put some rough luck behind him in 2024. The veteran driver of the JR Motorsports’ No. 7 Chevrolet has amazing statistics at Dover. He’s led a race best 514 laps, including laps out front in eight of the last nine races.

This week marks the final leg of the four-race Dash 4 Cash incentive. Love, Riley Herbst, Anthony Alfredo and Ryan Sieg will compete for that last $100,000 check from Xfinity – the highest finisher among them on Saturday claiming the money. Sieg won the bonus last week in Talladega in what ultimately turned into a dramatic and exciting late race two-car duel between him and A.J. Allmendinger.

  • Saturday, April 27th, 2024
  • NASCAR Wire Service - Holly Cain
Ryan Truex wins second straight Xfinity race at Dover

The hometown favorite, Ryan Truex prevailed in a thrilling double-overtime finish in the BetRivers 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series race Saturday at Dover (Del.) Motor Speedway, leading only the two final laps to earn back-to-back victories at the one-mile track.

The New Jersey native and defending race winner started alongside 20-year old Carson Kvapil on the front row for the final overtime re-start then pulled away to take the lead and ultimately the white flag – signaling one lap to go. An accident elsewhere on track officially ended the race under caution.

“I can’t believe it, our car was just good at the end when it mattered, I was so loose all day,” said Truex, 32, the younger brother of NASCAR Cup Series driver Martin Truex Jr.

“Shout out to Carson what an amazing run for what, his second race. I felt a little bad running him up the hill, but you’ve got to take these things when you can.

“I think I held my breath the last two laps. Love these fans. Love this track.”

While Truex hoisted and will certainly savor the Dover trophy, it was also a great day for Kvapil driving the No. 88 JR Motorsports Chevrolet. The son of former NASCAR driver Travis Kvapil, finished fourth in his only other series start – at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway earlier this year – giving him a very promising pair of top five results in as many Xfinity Series races he’s competed in.

“This is pretty incredible,” Kvapil said. “Definitely felt like we had a fast car going into the day, but to be competing for the win on a green-white-checkered is pretty amazing. We’ve been in this situation before just not quite at this level.”

For much of the final laps, the outcome looked like it was going to be decided between former Richard Childress Racing teammates, Austin Hill and Sheldon Creed. Hill, driver of the No. 21 RCR Chevrolet and Creed, who now drives the No. 18 JGR Toyota restarted door-to-door on the front row on a re-start with 11 laps remaining. As that pair raced aggressively side-by-side for the lead, Kvapil put his Chevy down low, three-wide and drove past the pair to take the lead with eight laps remaining.

On the final restart of regulation- with five laps remaining – Hill and Kvapil restarted alongside one another on the front row, but Hill spun out in tight-quarter action between them in Turn 1, necessitating overtime. Kvapil was able to fend off the field on that first re-start, only to have another caution come out. On the second re-start, he and Truex started alongside each other, but Truex was able to get around Kvapil at the start and pace the field for the final two laps.

The race was briefly halted under red flag conditions for a light rain with 34 laps remaining. Stewart-Haas Racing’s Cole Custer – who led a race best 95 of the 208 laps – was leading at the time and then decided to pit for tires and fuel during yellow flag laps just before the cars restarted. He had to restart at the tail end of the field, but the reigning series champion rallied back to a fifth-place finish – able to advance on three ensuing caution periods plus the double overtime.

JR Motorsports’ Sam Mayer finished third, with Creed fourth followed by Custer. Kaulig Racing’s A.J. Allmendinger was sixth, followed by JGR’s Chandler Smith, Kyle Weatherman Racing’s Kyle Weatherman, Our Motorsports’ Anthony Alfredo and Jordan Anderson Racing’s Parker Retzlaff.

The ninth-place finish was especially big for Alfredo, earning him the final Dash 4 Cash $100,000 prize – besting Riley Herbst, Jesse Love and Ryan Sieg – in the last of the four-race incentive program sponsored by Xfinity.

“Really coming into this race, that was our motivation, it wasn’t something to just be a part of, yeah, I mean this was huge,” Alfredo said. “You don’t understand how small our budget is compared to these bigger teams. People overlook it because we’ve been running so well. The last three weeks we’ve been running top-10, and everyone asks, ‘who’s your alliance with.’

“… Coming into this race we knew if we could pull it off, we could invest in our team to be that much better.”

JR Motorsports’ Justin Allgaier, a two-time Dover winner, won the opening stage of the race and ran up front – his 39 laps in the lead second only to Custer. He also pit in the waning laps and managed to rally back to a 17th-place finish.

  • Drivers Entered: 39 (1 drivers will not make the race)
  • Laps Scheduled: 200
  • Laps Actual: 208 - NASCAR OVERTIME!
  • Margin of Victory: Under Caution Seconds
  • Time of Race: 2 Hours 22 Minutes 48 Seconds
  • Average Speed: 87.395
  • Cautions: 10 for 61 laps
  • Lead Changes: 11
  • Green Flag Passes: 944 (6.4 passes per green flag lap)
Cole Custer celebrates in victory lane
Avondale, Arizona - November 4, 2023 : Cole Custer, driver of the #00 Haas Automation Ford, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship at Phoenix Raceway.
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BetRivers 200 at Dover Motor Speedway Loop Data Box Score results
DRIVER ST MID CLO FIN HI LOW ARP PL DIF GFP GFxP PD QPS % QPS FST % T15 LED % LED LAPS DR TOT PTS
Ryan Truex 12 7 4 1 1 19 9.4 11 48 34 14 45 93.75 5 95.7 2 1.0 208 102.90 43
Carson Kvapil 26 9 3 2 1 28 11.2 24 45 14 31 24 53.33 10 73.1 14 6.7 208 95.60 35
Sam Mayer 20 13 5 3 1 24 12.6 17 33 25 8 25 75.76 5 79.3 0 0.0 208 89.10 35
Sheldon Creed 5 6 2 4 1 12 5.3 1 18 21 -3 17 94.44 2 100.0 3 1.4 208 107.00 46
Cole Custer 11 1 8 5 1 19 4.5 6 24 5 19 21 87.50 19 97.6 95 45.7 208 133.90 50
AJ Allmendinger 10 8 7 6 6 23 9.7 4 39 31 8 38 97.44 3 99.0 0 0.0 208 94.40 34
Chandler Smith 7 10 9 7 2 19 8.4 0 35 27 8 33 94.29 5 97.1 0 0.0 208 100.00 37
Kyle Weatherman 6 18 13 8 6 29 17.8 -2 24 36 -12 6 25.00 0 35.6 0 0.0 208 71.30 29
Anthony Alfredo 21 11 11 9 7 30 15.9 12 49 24 25 15 30.61 1 50.5 0 0.0 208 79.00 28
Parker Retzlaff 17 15 14 10 1 28 12.7 7 25 23 2 16 64.00 4 71.6 3 1.4 208 85.30 34
Jeb Burton 19 14 12 11 3 31 14.5 8 42 46 -4 20 47.62 0 72.1 0 0.0 208 78.70 26
Parker Kligerman 15 17 16 12 2 26 15.9 3 35 38 -3 18 51.43 1 47.1 0 0.0 208 73.80 25
Ryan Ellis 23 22 18 13 10 28 21.6 10 30 46 -16 4 13.33 0 8.2 0 0.0 208 60.20 24
Jeremy Clements 25 19 19 14 14 34 21.9 11 33 29 4 3 9.09 0 3.4 0 0.0 208 62.70 23
Austin Hill 4 5 1 15 1 20 4.9 -11 22 20 2 20 90.91 6 97.1 17 8.2 208 107.30 36
Riley Herbst 2 3 6 16 2 19 5.7 -14 20 21 -1 19 95.00 7 93.3 0 0.0 208 103.10 31
Justin Allgaier 3 2 10 17 1 22 4.7 -14 28 23 5 28 100.00 34 97.1 39 18.8 208 116.90 35
Shane van Gisbergen 31 24 24 18 3 33 22.4 13 35 49 -14 2 5.71 0 6.3 0 0.0 208 57.80 19
Brandon Jones 1 12 20 19 1 21 10.6 -18 21 27 -6 21 100.00 10 82.7 13 6.3 208 86.20 27
Daniel Dye 36 23 15 20 3 36 23.5 16 32 30 2 2 6.25 0 9.6 0 0.0 208 55.30 0
Leland Honeyman Jr 28 26 23 21 3 33 25.4 7 30 27 3 0 0.00 0 0.0 0 0.0 207 49.70 16
Brennan Poole 27 25 21 22 5 31 25.3 5 22 31 -9 0 0.00 0 0.0 0 0.0 207 46.20 15
Kaden Honeycutt 18 20 27 23 3 32 21.0 -5 28 38 -10 0 0.00 0 9.6 0 0.0 206 60.50 0
Jesse Love 8 27 25 24 1 32 17.9 -16 25 41 -16 5 20.00 16 40.9 21 10.2 206 92.70 21
Josh Williams 38 28 26 25 5 38 26.9 13 17 37 -20 2 11.76 0 3.9 0 0.0 206 44.70 12
David Starr 37 30 28 26 12 38 30.6 11 14 17 -3 0 0.00 0 0.5 0 0.0 206 38.00 11
Kyle Sieg 24 21 17 27 1 34 20.9 -3 36 15 21 2 5.56 0 11.5 1 0.5 206 56.70 10
Patrick Emerling 30 29 29 28 25 34 30.6 2 14 22 -8 0 0.00 0 0.0 0 0.0 205 38.70 9
Dawson Cram 32 32 30 29 13 36 32.0 3 9 8 1 0 0.00 0 0.5 0 0.0 205 34.20 8
Garrett Smithley 35 31 32 30 10 38 31.7 5 12 18 -6 0 0.00 0 0.0 0 0.0 202 35.50 7
Hailie Deegan 29 34 33 31 13 37 34.1 -2 3 9 -6 0 0.00 0 0.0 0 0.0 200 30.20 6
Matt DiBenedetto 16 33 34 32 9 34 26.4 -16 19 30 -11 0 0.00 4 1.9 0 0.0 196 59.60 5
Sammy Smith 13 4 22 33 3 30 12.7 -20 25 15 10 19 76.00 4 70.7 0 0.0 192 84.20 6
Taylor Gray 9 16 31 34 3 29 16.5 -25 27 21 6 12 44.44 2 32.2 0 0.0 183 64.30 0
Corey Heim 22 35 35 35 16 34 28.9 -13 14 34 -20 0 0.00 0 0.0 0 0.0 85 45.50 0
Blaine Perkins 34 36 36 36 23 35 34.8 -2 5 8 -3 0 0.00 0 0.0 0 0.0 47 29.70 1
Ryan Sieg 14 37 37 37 11 14 34.0 -23 3 1 2 3 100.00 0 12.0 0 0.0 25 37.70 1
JJ Yeley 33 38 38 38 33 37 38.0 -5 3 1 2 0 0.00 0 0.0 0 0.0 4 23.80 1