‘Monday Martin’: Truex Jr. returns to Dover’s victory lane

DOVER — Rainy days at Dover never bring Martin Truex Jr. down. In fact, Truex became the winningest driver in rain-delayed Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races at Dover International Speedway history on Monday as he roared from the rear of the field in capturing the Gander RV 400 on a puffy-cloud afternoon. It was […]

Bowman’s in top gear with another 2nd place finish

DOVER — Alex Bowman had gone his entire Monster Energy Cup Series career without finishing in the top-two. He’s now done it in back-to-back weeks. The only thing better would be a win, but the 26-year-old is riding high after the past couple of weeks. Bowman finished second behind only Martin Truex Jr. in the […]

NASCAR at Dover notebook: Busch vocal about ‘terrible package’ at Dover

DOVER — Even though Kyle Busch left the Gander RV 400 at Dover International Speedway with a 10th-place finish, tying Morgan Shepherd’s record of 11-consecutive top-10 finishes to start a Cup Series season, he was not a happy camper. All weekend long, Busch had been critical of the higher speeds created by a new package […]

Bell, fast pit crew, ring up Xfinity win

DOVER — Christopher Bell had better get ready to divvy up some of the $100,000 bonus that he received for winning the Allied Steel Buildings 200 Xfinity Series race at Dover International Speedway on Saturday with the members of his pit crew. Because if it wasn’t for a lightning-fast pit stop his pit crew executed […]

Drivers seeing record speeds at Dover track

DOVER — Dover International Speedway’s 50th anniversary celebration has a chance to get wild. The track has seen its highest speeds ever recorded this weekend ahead of today’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race, the Gander RV 400. The green flag is scheduled for 2 p.m. Pole-sitter Chase Elliott has a message for the rest […]

Johnson looks to rekindle that old Dover magic

DOVER — Leave it to the high banks of Dover International Speedway to cure what is ailing Jimmie Johnson, who has recorded an unprecedented 11 victories at the track known as the Monster Mile. It’s no monster to him. Johnson, who has not earned a win in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series since driving […]

Truex enjoys home cooking on Dover’s high banks

DOVER — Martin Truex Jr. doesn’t have a mail box or cut the grass at Dover International Speedway, but the track has always felt like home to him. Dover was the site of Truex’s first career Cup Series victory in 2007 and he added another Monster trophy in 2016, so he enters today’s Gander RV […]

Looking back on memorable Monster Mile moments

DOVER — The memories just keep racing back. Dover International Speedway is celebrating its 50th anniversary year and it has many of us in a nostalgic mood. A few nights ago, this editor thumbed through a stack of his NASCAR stories and came across a favorite. “Track builder says he has been blessed” was the […]

Elliott edges teammate Byron to win pole

DOVER — Chase Elliott finished out front the last time the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series visited Dover International Speedway. This time, he’ll start out front. Elliott won the pole Friday afternoon for Sunday’s Gander RV 400 at the Monster Mile. Elliott broke the track record in the process with a lap of 21.692 (165.960 […]

Johnson feels at home at Dover track

DOVER — For Jimmie Johnson, perhaps there is no better way to cure a winless streak than with a trip to the Monster Mile. Johnson, the record-holder for most victories at Dover International Speedway with 11, is seeking his first win since early 2017 as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series arrived in Dover this […]