2019 Dover – “DRYDENE 400” -- Pre-Race Thread

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  1. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    2019 Dover – DRYDENE 400 -- Pre-Race Thread

    THE RACE: Drydene 400 Monster Energy Cup Series Race


    TRACK: Dover International Speedway

    Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race #30 of 36 - Playoff Race 4 of 10

    Date: Sunday October 6th, 2019, Dover DE

    Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 2:45 pm/et

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    All Times E/T

    Cup Sun, Xfinity Sat, Trucks are off this weekend

    TV SCHEDULE

    Friday, Oct. 4
    12:30 p.m., NASCAR Xfinity Series first practice, NBCSN/NBC Sports App
    1:30 p.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series first practice, NBCSN/NBC Sports App
    2:30 p.m., NASCAR Xfinity Series final practice, NBCSN/NBC Sports App
    3:30 p.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series final practice, NBCSN/NBC Sports App

    Saturday, Oct. 5
    12:30 p.m., NASCAR Xfinity Series qualifying, NBCSN/NBC Sports App
    1:30 p.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying, NBCSN/NBC Sports App
    2:30 p.m., NASCAR Xfinity Series Countdown to Green, NBCSN/NBC Sports App
    3 p.m., NASCAR Xfinity Series Use Your Melon Drive Sober 200, NBCSN/NBC Sports App
    5 p.m., NASCAR Xfinity Series Post Race, NBCSN/NBC Sports App


    Sunday, Oct. 6
    2 p.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Countdown to Green, NBC/NBC Sports App
    2:30 p.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Drydene 400, NBC/NBC Sports App
    6 p.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Post Race, NBCSN/NBC Sports App
     
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  2. Larsonfan1995

    Larsonfan1995 Team Owner

    Attending with cold passes. Looking forward to it.
     
  3. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    Very hit and miss track at producing good races
     
  4. Larsonfan1995

    Larsonfan1995 Team Owner

    Yup, just look at 2016. Spring race was one of the best of the decade. The fall race was one of the most boring of the decade.
     
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  5. I’ll be there all weekend. Can’t wait
     
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  6. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    The fall race is usually a bit more exciting. I'm curious too see how the cards fall for the weekend, unfortunately I might not be able to watch Sunday's race again due to my monthly duties. I might drop into the local B Dub's if I can to finish watching it.

    I expect Truex to be the man to beat again though. He blitzed the field in the Spring race.
     
  7. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    Attending the fall race for the first time Dover gave us free tickets due to us not being able to be there Monday back in the spring
     
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  8. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    Same seats?
     
  9. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    No, but close a little further around into turn 4 about 4 sections over and down about 10 rows
     
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  10. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    I hope that this race is as good as I think it'll be. :booya:
     
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  11. Turtle84

    Turtle84 gained a step

    New garages. Nice...
     
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  13. Thegeneral23

    Thegeneral23 Team Owner

    Just saw Matt Tifft the other day .. he lives in my complex and been parking by me all along haha..
     
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    Sorry it’s sideways. Couldn’t get a picture with Steve without telling him he made being a Jr fan fun again
     
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  15. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    The Harvick decals are all are great.lol
     
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  16. Turtle84

    Turtle84 gained a step

    Good one Rick "he's quitting" as Kyle pulls off in practice
     
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  17. AdoubleU24

    AdoubleU24 Team Owner

    They're trying their best to show the high corner speeds but it just doesn't translate to television.
     
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  18. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Its ridiculous, about 157 to 160... Considering how narrow Dover is off of corner exit, sheesh man.
     
  19. jaqua19

    jaqua19 Team Owner

    I'd love to see a 48 win here. Give him a top 3 that's within a tenth of the best car all day, and he can beat anyone.

    Also, lol at Rick Allen's Kyle Busch comment.

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  20. SeventyGTX

    SeventyGTX Team Owner

    Jeez, just like during the race, these clowns cannot stop talking about points and playoffs. It's disheartening that they are so super focused on one thing. Looks I will have the TV muted for 90% of the rest of the season.
     
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  21. jaqua19

    jaqua19 Team Owner

    You know who's voice I keep replaying in my head and missing? Andy Petree

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  22. AdoubleU24

    AdoubleU24 Team Owner

    The 9 didn't look very good at all in average times in either practice. Little concerned.
     
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  23. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Interesting final practice top 10

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    AdoubleU24 Team Owner

     
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  26. jaqua19

    jaqua19 Team Owner

    Did he just say monster helps him relax? With all that sugar and caffeine ? XD

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  27. Greg

    Greg 2014 RF YAHOO CHAMP Your leader

    I have always loved this track.
    It is unique, extremely fast and narrow.
    It has more of a race the track first feel than most, imo.
    I wish they could have kept the asphalt but understand it isn't practical for the conditions.
    There is something beautiful and artistic about watching a car work a track like Martinsville, Darlington, and Dover.
    I hope it keep two race dates for a long time.
     
  28. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    Yep. Dover is awesome & independently owned from ISC/SMI monopoly. There is and will be boring races at this track, but I always like it.
     
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  29. kyle busch 18

    kyle busch 18 1ST PLACE!

    70 GTX

    I agree with you about the announcers. They never stfu about points and playoffs. Dont care one bit i just want to watch a race. With them annoying us about every single point it takes the fun out of the race.
     
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  30. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    Just noticed Elliott’s breast cancer awareness scheme is sponsored by hooters.

    Nice.
     
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  31. Nitro Dude

    Nitro Dude Hauler Driver and Cylinder Head Maintenance

    It's nice to see three out of the four HMS cars in the top 5 for best 10 consecutive lap average.
     
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  32. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

  33. Whiskyb

    Whiskyb Team Owner

    Silly question but in regards to failing tech 3 times and going to the back. I would hope the car in question still has to keep coming back to tech until legal?
     
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  34. jaqua19

    jaqua19 Team Owner

    Lol

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  35. jaqua19

    jaqua19 Team Owner

    Larson is gonna have a pole run here...




    Nope

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  36. jaqua19

    jaqua19 Team Owner

    "there's only a handful of drivers who have won more races than Kyle Rowdy Busch. Fellas named Petty, Pearson and Yarborough among them"

    No mention of Johnson there? Or Gordon? That was a deliberate effort to push casual viewers away from the realization that there is an active driver with a vastly superior resume...because it interferes with the Kyle Busch greatness narrative for a legacy he hasn't yet earned. Ugh lol



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  37. Turtle84

    Turtle84 gained a step

    Ah the benefit of the colder early draw days for Hamlin. Just might be "the year".
     
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  38. jaqua19

    jaqua19 Team Owner

    Could be. His interview was fun

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  39. Turtle84

    Turtle84 gained a step

    That is some funny stuff right there, now he gets to gloat during golf.
     

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