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Buckle Up 200

Dover International Speedway

NASCAR XFINITY Series Race #12 of 33 for the 2015 season

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Race: Saturday, May 30, 2015 in Dover, DE

Title Sponsor: Delaware Office of Highway Safety

Race Time: 2:30pm/et

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 2:46pm/et

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Times are local to the Track (Easternl Time)

Thursday, May 28th
1:00 PM NXS HAULERS ENTER

Friday, May 29th
6:30 AM-5:30 PM NXS REGISTRATION OPENS
7:00 AM-6:30 PM NXS GARAGE OPEN & INSPECTION BEGINS
9:00 AM NXS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
10:00 AM-10:55 AM NXS PRACTICE
2:00 PM-3:25 PM NXS FINAL PRACTICE

Saturday, May 30th
7:00 AM NXS GARAGE OPENS
7:00 AM 3:00 PM NXS REGISTRATION OPEN
11:15 AM NXS QUALIFYING
12:45 PM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (TENT)
2:00 PM NXS DRIVER INTRODUCTION
2:30 PM NXS RACE (200 LAPS, 200 MILES)

NXS = XFINITY Series
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RACE INFORMATION

  • Official Dover race results and standings (pdf)

  • Chris Buescher wins XFINITY race at Dover: #60-Chris Buescher won the Buckle Up 200 at Dover International Speedway for his 2nd win of the season. He was the only driver able to stretch fuel to the finish and beat #20-Matt Kenseth by more than 11 seconds. The rest of the top 10: #7-Regan Smith, #33-Austin Dillon, #88-Kasey Kahne, #9-Chase Elliott, #62-Brendan Gaughan, #3-Ty Dillon, #54-Erik Jones, and #51-Jeremy Clements.
    Smith's 3rd place finish won him the $100,000 Dash4Cash bonus. The next Dash4Cash race is at Indianapolis. Drivers eligible for the bonus will be Buescher, Smith, Elliott, and Gaughan.
    There were 4 cautions for 23 laps and 7 lead changes among 5 leaders. Complete results are on the Dover race results page (pdf).
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Dover Race & Points Report (pdf).(5-30-2015)

  • Dover XFINITY Race Fast Facts:
    Chris Buescher won the 34th Annual Buckle Up 200 presented by Click It or Ticket, his third victory in 53 NASCAR XFINITY Series races.
    This is his second victory and eighth top-10 finish in 2015.
    This is his first victory and second top-10 finish in three races at Dover International Speedway.
    Matt Kenseth(i) (second) posted his 13th top-10 finish in 21 races at Dover International Speedway. It is his third top-10 finish in 2015.
    Regan Smith (third) posted his fourth top-10 finish in 11 races at Dover International Speedway.
    Ross Chastain (16th) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Chris Buescher leads the point standings by 15 points over Ty Dillon.
    Regan Smith wins the first round of the Dash 4 Cash program. He will take home $100,000.
    The four drivers that qualify for the next round of the Dash 4 Cash program are Regan Smith, Chris Buescher, Chase Elliott and Brendan Gaughan.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(5-30-2015)

  • XFINITY Driver standings following Dover:
    1) #60-Chris Buescher, 448
    2) #3-Ty Dillon, 433, -15
    3) #9-Chase Elliott, 411, -37
    4) #7-Regan Smith, 401, -47
    5) #6-Darrell Wallace Jr. #, 399, -49
    6) #1-Elliott Sadler, 375, -73
    7) #2-Brian Scott, 358, -90
    8) #16-Ryan Reed, 353, -95
    9) #62-Brendan Gaughan, 346, -102
    10) #18-Daniel Suarez #, 345, -103
    See complete owner and driver standings on the driver standings(pdf) and owner standings page (pdf).(5-30-2015)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Dover: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: none, no one a lap or more down.
    Caution 2: #4-Chastain, 16th
    Caution 3: #42-Poole, 12th
    Caution 4: #44-Starr, 13th
    (5-30-2015)

QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION

  • Pit Stall Selections (pdf)
  • Darrell Wallace, Jr. on XFINITY pole at Dover: #6-Darrell Wallace, Jr. won the Coors Light pole for the Buckle Up 200 at Dover International Speedway with a speed of 153.991mph.#60-Chris Buescher will start second. The rest of the top 10: #20-Matt Kenseth, #18-Daniel Suarez, #2-Brian Scott, #54-Erik Jones, #88-Kasey Kahne, #33-Austin Dillon, #22-Ryan Blaney, and #7-Regan Smith. Did Not Qualify: None. The starting lineup is posted on the Dover starting lineup page (pdf).(5-30-2015)

  • Dover XFINITY Qualifying Notes:
    Darrell Wallace Jr. won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 34th Annual Buckle Up 200 presented by Click It or Ticket with a lap of 23.378 seconds, 153.991 mph.
    This is his second pole in 18 NASCAR XFINITY Series races.
    This is his first pole and sixth top-10 start in 2015.
    This is his second pole in two races at Dover International Speedway.
    Chris Buescher (second) posted his fifth top-10 start of 2015 and his third in three races at Dover International Speedway.
    Matt Kenseth(i) (third) posted his ninth top-10 start at Dover International Speedway. It is his third in three races this season.
    Darrell Wallace Jr. (first) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(5-30-2015)

  • Qualifying Results (pdf)
  • Qualifying Rules
  • Qualifying Order (pdf)
  • Austin Dillon fastest in happy hour: #33-Austin Dillon was quickest during happy hour for the Buckle Up 200 with a speed of 154.261mph. He was followed by: #62-Brendan Gaughn, #18-Daniel Suarez, #6-Darrell Wallace, Jr., #20-Matt Kenseth, #88-Kasey Kahne, #54-Erik Jones, #60-Chris Buescher, #2-Brian Scott, and #9-Chase Elliott. 38 drivers participated in the session. See complete results on the Dover practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(5-29-2014)

  • Ty Dillon fastest in first practice: #3-Ty Dillon was fastest during opening practice at Dover International Speedway with a speed of 158.033mph. #54-Erik Jones was second, followed by: #2-Brian Scott, #88-Kasey Kahne, #33-Austin Dillon, #20-Matt Kenseth, #18-Daniel Suarez, #6-Darrell Wallace, Jr., #60-Chris Buescher, and #1-Elliott Sadler. All 40 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Dover practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(5-29-2014)

  • XFINITY Entry List:There are 38 cars on the preliminary entry list for Saturday's Buckle Up 200 at Dover International Speedway. A few notes:
    BJ McLeod is back in the RWR #15;
    Jeff Green stays in the #19 for TriStar;
    Matt Kenseth will drive the JRG #20;
    Ryan Blaney remains in the Penske #22;
    CJ Faison will be in the #26 for JGL;
    Brennan Poole is back in the #42;
    Erik Jones will drive the #54 for Gibbs;
    Kasey Kahne will be in the #88 for JR Motorsports;
    Morgan Shepherd is entered in his #89.(5-23-2015)
    UPDATE: The #98 team has withdrawn.(5-26-2015)
    UPDATE: Carl Long posted on his Facebook page than the #13 & #40 teams would be at Dover.(5-26-2015)
    UPDATE: Mike Harmon has been added in his #74.(5-26-2015)
    See the complete list on the Dover entry list page.

  • XFINITY Qualifying procedure for 2015: In the NASCAR XFINITY Series, cars starting in positions 1-33 will be determined by their fastest single lap during qualifying in descending order with the fastest qualifier starting first. The next six positions will first be assigned to the highest ranking cars in owner points that have attempted all of the races, have not already earned a starting position through qualifying and have entered the event by the posted entry deadline. The final starting position will be awarded to the most recent eligible past champion driver. If there is no eligible past champion driver, then a seventh car will make the field based upon owner points.
    Prior to this enhancement, the top 30 cars in owner points were guaranteed a starting spot in each event. Now, a maximum of seven cars will be locked into a given NASCAR XFINITY Series race. If a qualifying session is cancelled because of inclement weather, the field will be set per the rule book with starting lineups determined by practice speeds.

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES

  • Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

  • Set limits:
    Sprint Cup: 5 sets for practice/qualifying and 9 sets for the race;
    Xfinity: 6 sets for the event;
    Camping World Truck: 6 sets for the event

  • Tire Codes:
    Left-side -- D-4392; Right-side -- D-4440

  • Tire Circumference:
    Left-side -- 87.32 in. (2,218 mm);
    Right-side -- 88.35 in. (2,244 mm)

  • Minimum Recommended Inflation:
    Left Front -- 23 psi; Left Rear -- 21 psi;
    Right Front -- 49 psi; Right Rear -- 45 psi

  • Notes: Teams in all three NASCAR series in action at Dover this week will run the same combination of left- and right-side tires . . . this right-side tire code (D-4440) has been run at Dover since 2012 . . . this is the first time these teams have run this left-side tire code (D-4392) at Dover . . . compared to what was run at Dover last year, this left-side has compound, construction and mold shape changes for more grip and to bring it into line with what is run at other speedways . . . this particular left-side code has been run at Texas on the Sprint Cup and Xfinity cars earlier this season; and at Chicagoland, Darlington (Sprint Cup and Xfinity), Homestead and Texas last season . . . Goodyear confirmed this tire set-up in a test at Dover on May 11-12 . . . drivers participating in that test were A.J. Allmendinger, Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano and Danica Patrick . . . Dover is unique among NASCAR ovals one mile or less in length, in that inner liners are required on all four tire positions . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.

NASCAR NEWS & NOTES

    Dillon, Smith, Wallace And Suarez Will All “Dash 4 Cash” At Dover

    NASCAR XFINITY Series drivers Ty Dillon, Regan Smith, Darrell Wallace Jr. and Daniel Suarez earned their chance to compete for $100,000 this weekend at Dover International Speedway in the seventh running of the “Dash 4 Cash” program.

    For the first time, Charlotte Motor Speedway hosted the "Dash 4 Cash" qualifier last weekend, which determined the four eligible drivers that will compete this weekend at Dover for one of four $100,000 payouts throughout the season. The best finishing driver among Dillon, Smith, Wallace and Suarez at Dover will take home the cash and also become eligible to win a total of $1 million dollars at the end of the season. An additional $600,000 will be awarded if one driver wins the first three “Dash 4 Cash” awards and then wins the final race outright at Darlington Raceway, bringing their total winnings to $1,000,000.

    The three tracks joining Dover (May 30) in the Dash 4 Cash program are Indianapolis Motor Speedway (July 25), Bristol Motor Speedway (August 21) and Darlington Raceway (September 5).

    At Dover, the winner of the first round and top three finishers who are eligible to receive NASCAR XFINITY Series driver points will qualify for the second round of the “Dash 4 Cash” at Indianapolis.

    Of the four “Dash 4 Cash” eligible this weekend at Dover, Darrell Wallace Jr. (12.0) has the best average finish; followed by Ty Dillon (12.3) and Regan Smith (18.1). This will be Daniel Suarez’s series debut at Dover. 

    Monster Of A Points Battle Heads To The Monster Mile

    Ty Dillon chopped Chris Buescher’s NASCAR XFINITY Series points lead in half (from eight to four points) this past weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway, and now has his sights set on retaking the points lead this weekend at Dover.

    Richard Childress Racing’s Ty Dillon is just four points back from Roush Fenway Racing’s Chris Buescher after posting his eighth top-10 finish of the season. Dillon’s championship focus is apparent this season; he has posted three top fives and an average finish of 8.1 through the first 11 races.  

    Both drivers have fared well at Dover. Dillon has made four starts posting three top 10s and an average finish of 12.3. Standings leader Chris Buescher has made two starts at Dover with an average finish of 7.5.

    Good Chance Dover Delivers A First-Time Winner

    It has been more than a decade since the three former Dover winners who are entered this weekend have won at Dover International Speedway, making the chances of a first time NASCAR XFINITY Series winner in the Buckle Up 200 presented by Click It Or Ticket (May 30 on FOX at 2:30 p.m. ET) pretty good.

    Matt Kenseth (last won at Dover on 9/23/2000), Jeff Green (9/22/2001) and Morgan Shepherd (9/13/1986) make up the three previous NXS winners at Dover this weekend.

    Of the three, Kenseth has had the most success at Dover. In 20 starts he has posted two wins, 11 top fives and an average finish of 13.6.

    Sunoco Rookie Update: Suarez Not Letting Up On Points Leader Wallace

    This past weekend Charlotte Motor Speedway was the site of some big happenings for the top two Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidates, Darrell Wallace Jr. and Daniel Suarez. Not only did Wallace post his NASCAR XFINITY Series career-best finish (fifth), but both drivers qualified for the ‘Dash 4 Cash’ program this weekend at Dover.

    Wallace is just eight points ahead of the Suarez in the Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings after 11 races.

    The two rookies have nearly mirrored themselves in performance this season. Both have posted one top five and four top 10s. 

    “That’s the goal - the goal is to finish races and finish races in the top-10,” Suarez said. “This is what we’re trying to do. I believe that we’ve been running stronger in the top-10 and this is what I like and this is my goal for now.”

    Wallace does hold the slight advantage in average finish this season with a 10.7 compared to Suarez’s 15.3.

    Also in Wallace’s favor this weekend is his previous experience at the one-mile speedway. He started from the pole and finished 12th at Dover in 2012 while driving for Joe Gibbs Racing. Suarez will be making his series track debut at Dover this weekend.

    Erik Jones Turns 19 On Race Day At Dover

    Erik Jones, the young Joe Gibbs Racing upstart, will celebrate his 19th birthday on Saturday - NASCAR XFINITY Series race day. Jones can become the first driver in series history to win on his birthday. In NASCAR’s national series competition four drivers have won on their birthday:  Kyle Busch (Richmond, 5/2/2009), Matt Kenseth (Las Vegas, 3/10/2013), and NASCAR Hall of Famer Cale Yarborough (twice: North Wilkesboro, 3/27/1977 and Atlanta, 3/27/1983) did it in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and Ron Hornaday Jr. (twice: Bristol, 6/20/1998 and Milwaukee, 6/20/2009) did it in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

    Jones will be in the No. 54 JGR Toyota this weekend making his series track debut at Dover International Speedway.

    Jones’ 2015 season has been full of success; in his 11 starts he has posted three poles, one win, six top fives and an average finish of 11.4.

    Austin Dillon Goes For Two-In-A-Row

    Austin Dillon, winner of last weekend’s race at Charlotte, now has the chance to become the first driver to win two-in-a-row this season.  

    Dillon dominated last weekend’s race leading 163 of the scheduled 200 laps en route to his third career perfect driver rating (150.0) performance in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Dillon’s previous perfect ratings came at Kentucky in 2012 and Las Vegas earlier this season.

    Dillon’s win last weekend also moved the No. 33 Chevrolet team to second in the NXS car owner standings 63 points back from the Team Penske No. 22 Ford. 

    Dillon has made four series starts at Dover posting four top 10s and a pole.

    Team Penske Taps Blaney For Owner Points Leading No. 22

    For the second week in a row Ryan Blaney will be back in the Team Penske No. 22 Ford for car owner Roger Penske.

    Blaney is part of a trio of drivers (Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano) commanding the No. 22 Ford this season in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Through the first 11 races the No. 22 team has posted three wins, seven top twos, nine top fives, 11 top 10s and an average finish of 3.5.

    Blaney had made just one series start at the one-mile speedway, posting a 13th-place finish.

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Daytona Beach, FL

Saturday, February 25
TV: FS1
3:30 pm/et
SiriusXM NASCAR
Motor Racing Network

Qualifying:
10:30am/et, Saturday, February 25
Fox Sports 1

Practices:
12:00pm/et, Fri, Feb 24, TV-FS1
2:00pm/et, Fri, Feb 24, TV-FS1

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