Harvick displays some Dover domination

DOVER — There was nothing that could keep Kevin Harvick from driving into victory lane at Dover International Speedway on this cloud-covered Sunday afternoon. Fittingly, as the laps were winding down, the sun broke through the clouds and shined down on Harvick and his dominant No. 4 Ford in the AAA 400 Drive for Autism […]

Bum steer: Bowyer settles for second after Dover rain delay

DOVER — Clint Bowyer asked his pit crew for a rain dance. If his crew members did one, it did not work. Bowyer was out front of the AAA 400 Drive for Autism when a small patch of rain hit Dover International Speedway and delayed the race with 80 laps left on Sunday. If the […]

NASCAR at Dover notebook: Broken drive shaft fells Kyle Busch at the Monster Mile

DOVER — There was something amiss in the inner workings of Kyle Busch’s Toyota that the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver was quick to diagnose early the AAA 400 Drive for Autism at Dover International Speedway on Sunday. Even though he knew something was wrong, Busch started the race from the fourth position and […]

Does NASCAR owe speedway builder Joseph a win?

  DOVER — Oddly, there is only one NASCAR cup series race without a winner. Only one race with an asterisk and footnote. Only one that remains a bit of a mystery in the sport’s history. But if there was a winner, it would belong to Delaware’s racing legend, Melvin Joseph. The late Mr. Joseph […]

Time for new Monster Mile champ? Promising drivers seek first Dover victory

DOVER — The Miles the Monster trophy could find a new suitor. A slew of drivers who have never won a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway have shown some considerable speed in the leadup to today’s AAA 400 Driver for Autism. The green flag drops at 2 p.m. Kyle Larson […]

Teammate tussle: Allgaier holds off Sadler for first Dover win

DOVER — The pressure was increasing on Justin Allgaier with each passing lap in Saturday’s OneMain Financial 200 Xfinity Series race at Dover International Speedway. Elliott Sadler, Allgaier’s veteran JR Motorsports teammate, was breathing down his neck as both were battling for a $100,000 Xfinity Dash for Cass bonus check. Allgaier did not succumb to […]

Leader of the pack: Kyle Busch enters Dover atop points standings

DOVER — Plenty of other drivers that compete in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup circuit would have loved to have swapped positions with Kyle Busch as he started out this season winless in the first six races. After all, despite not visiting victory lane over that span, Busch did manage to record three runner-up finishes […]

NASCAR at Dover notebook: Almirola leads drivers in final Monster Energy practice

DOVER — A replica of Aric Almirola’s No. 10 Ford is the car that is held 46-feet high in the air by Miles the Monster in Victory Plaza just outside the grandstands at Dover International Speedway. On Saturday morning, Almirola drove his actual race car to the top of the speed charts, leading all drivers […]

Kyle Larson wins pole for AAA 400

DOVER — The comfort level at Dover International Speedway is such for Kyle Larson that he knows good things will soon be coming for him. He believes he has gained a friend in a track known as the “Monster Mile.” Larson, a 25-year-old driver from Elk Grove, California, got his weekend at Dover off to […]

Truex happy to be back ‘home’ at the Monster Mile

DOVER — Martin Truex, Jr. smiled at the idea that Dover International Speedway is his “home” track. “I guess it’s one of my home tracks,” he quipped. “Everybody says I have a lot of home tracks.” Still, Dover clearly is a special place for the Mayetta, N.J. native. And, right now, the defending NASCAR Monster […]