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Hisense 200

Dover International Speedway

NASCAR XFINITY Series Race #28 of 33 for the 2015 season

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Race: Saturday, October 3, 2015 in Dover, DE

Title Sponsor: Hisense

Race Time: 3:30pm/et

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 3:46pm/et

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EVENT SCHEDULE - Revised

Times are local to the Track (Eastern Time)

Thursday, October 1st
4:00 PM NXS HAULERS ENTER

Friday, October 2nd
10:00 AM-4:00 PM NXS REGISTRATION OPEN
10:30 AM-6:30 PM NXS GARAGE OPEN
12:30 PM NXS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
1:30 PM-3:25 PM NXS FINAL PRACTICE

Saturday, October 3rd
7:00 AM NXS REGISTRATION OPENS
7:00 AM NXS GARAGE OPENS
8:30 AM - 9:20 AM FINAL PRACTICE
12:15 PM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (NXS GARAGE-TENT)
3:00 PM NXS DRIVER INTRODUCTION
3:30 PM NXS RACE (200 LAPS, 200 MILES)

NXS = XFINITY Series
SUBJECT TO CHANGE

RACE INFORMATION

  • Official Dover race results and standings (pdf)

  • Regan Smith wins XFINITY race at Dover International Speedway: #7-Regan Smith won the Hisense 200 at Dover International Speedway for his 2nd win of the season. #20-Denny Hamlin finished second, followed by #54-Kyle Busch, polesitter #22-Ryan Blaney, #42-Larson, #33-Autin Dillon, #9-Chase Elliott, #60-Chris Buescher, #1-Elliott Sadler, and #18-Daniel Suarez.
    There were 4 cautions for 29 laps and 5 lead changes among 4 leaders. The race was red flagged once for rain, for just under 31 minutes.
    The average speed was 105.156mph.
    Complete results are on the Dover International Speedway race results page (pdf).
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Dover International Speedway Race & Points Report (pdf).(10-3-2015)

  • Dover XFINITY Race Fast Facts:
    Regan Smith won the 30th Annual Hisense 200, his sixth victory in 197 NASCAR XFINITY Series races.
    This is his second victory and 21st top-10 finish in 2015.
    This is his first victory and fifth top-10 finish in 12 races at Dover International Speedway. His previous best finish at Dover was third, earlier this season.
    Denny Hamlin (second) posted his seventh top-10 finish in 11 races at Dover International Speedway. It is his ninth top-10 finish in 2015.
    Kyle Busch (third) posted his 15th top-10 finish in 20 races at Dover International Speedway. He has finished in the top five in every race he has started since returning from injury in May.
    Chris Buescher leads the point standings by 24 points over Chase Elliott.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(10-3-2015)

  • XFINITY Driver standings following Dover:
    [5 races remaining]
    1) #60-Chris Buescher, 1018
    2) #9-Chase Elliott, 994, -24
    3) #7-Regan Smith, 982, -36
    4) #3-Ty Dillon, 979, -39
    5) #1-Elliott Sadler, 908, -110
    6) #6-Darrell Wallace Jr., 907, -111
    7) #18-Daniel Suarez, 886, -132
    8) #2-Brian Scott, 870, -148
    9) #62-Brendan Gaughan, 864, -154
    10) #16-Ryan Reed, 765 -253
    See complete owner and driver standings on the driver standings(pdf) and owner standings page (pdf).(10-3-2015)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Dover: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: #24-McClure, 22nd
    Caution 2: #88-Rhodes, 13th
    Caution 3: #01-Cassill, 15th
    Caution 4: #01-Cassill (1), 15th
    (10-3-2015)

QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION

  • XFINITY practice canceled: NASCAR has cancelled the only NASCAR XFINITY Series practice, due to continuing rain at the track. Teams will start the race without having been on track at any point during the weekend.(10-3-2015)

  • Pit Stall Selections (pdf)
  • XFINITY Series Qualifying rained out: for the Hisense 200 at Dover International Speedway. The starting lineup was set by the rule book. #22-Ryan Blaney will start from the pole (highest in owner points), followed by #54-Kyle Busch, #60-Chris Buescher, #3-Ty Dillon, #33-Austin Dillon, #9-Chase Elliott, #20-Denny Hamlin, #7-Regan Smith, #6-Darrell Wallace, Jr., and #1-Elliott Sadler. Did Not Qualify: none. The starting lineup is posted on the Dover starting lineup page (pdf).(10-3-2015)

  • XFINITY Entry List: There are 41 cars on the preliminary entry list for Saturday's Hisense 200 at Dover International Speedway. A few notes:
    Josh Reaume returns to the #13;
    Stanton Barrett will drive the #15;
    Ryan Ellis is entered in the #17;
    Ryan Blaney returns to the #22;
    Ben Rhodes remains in the #88;
    Dexter Bean and the #92 team are entered;
    Not yet entered but expected: #97 team.(9-28-2015)
    UPDATE: Ryan Ellis will drive the #97 for Obaika Racing. Timmy Hill will be in the #17.(9-28-2015)
    UPDATE: The #25 team has withdrawn.(9-28-2015)
    UPDATE: Eric McClure has been medically cleared to return to racing this weekend.(9-30-2015)
    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

  • 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 both the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Xfinity Series will run the same combination of left- and right-side tires at Dover this weekend . . . this is the same tire set-up these teams ran at this track earlier this season . . . this right-side tire code (D-4440) has been run at Dover since 2012, being paired with this left-side tire code (D-4392) for the first time this June . . . in addition to Dover, this particular left-side has been run at Chicagoland, Darlington (Xfinity only), Kentucky and Texas this season . . . 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 K&N Pro Series East: Goodyear will also provide tires for the K&N East race at Dover this week . . . Dover is the only track these teams run this combination of tire codes -- D-3066 on the left-side and D-3067 on the right-side . . . K&N teams are allowed four sets of tires for this event -- two for practice, one to qualify/start the race and one to put on at the mid-race break.

NASCAR NEWS & NOTES

    Dover Bound: Chris Buescher Returns To Complete The Sweep

    Roush Fenway Racing’s Chris Buescher returns to Dover International Speedway for the Hisense 200 (3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN) hoping to see Victory Lane Déjà vu and complete the single-season sweep at the Monster Mile.

    Earlier this season, Buescher and crew chief Scott Graves played the fuel mileage strategy to perfection beating second-place finisher and 2015 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Challenger Matt Kenseth by more than 11 seconds at Dover.

    This weekend, Buescher will attempt to pull off the sweep, becoming the seventh driver in series history to accomplish the feat: Robert Pressley (1992), Todd Bodine (1993), Randy LaJoie (1996), Kyle Busch (2010 and 2014), Carl Edwards (2011), Joey Logano (2012 and 2013; four straight).

    Buescher has made three starts, posting one win, two top fives and an average finish of 5.3.

    Blaney Wants To Make It Back-To-Back Wins 

    Coming off his second win of the season last weekend at Kentucky, Ryan Blaney reports to Dover with one thing on his mind - win again.

    Blaney has the chance to go back-to-back and win two consecutive races, a feat that has yet to be achieved this season.

    Blaney’s chances are good. He will be strapping into the car owner points leading Team Penske No. 22 Ford at Dover.  This season the No. 22 team has posted six wins (series-most) and led a total of 1,270 laps of a possible 4,846 (26.2% - series-most).

    Blaney has made two series starts at Dover posting a best finish of 13th in 2012. Earlier this season at Dover he started ninth but finished 69 laps down in 34th after being caught in an accident.

    Dillon Looking To Continue To Chop Into Buescher’s Standings Lead

    Second in points, Richard Childress Racing’s Ty Dillon has broken out the small axe and is chopping into the standings lead that Chris Buescher is trying to maintain, but to no avail.

    Dillon knocked six points off Buescher’s lead from 25 points to 19 following his runner-up finish that saw 43 laps led at Kentucky Speedway last weekend.

    Dillon struts into Dover knowing his biggest competition took the checkered earlier this season. But don’t think his momentum stalls. Dillon has made five starts at Dover and has posted four top 10s and an average finish of 11.4.

    Six To Go: Can Elliott Find The Gear He Needs?

    With big plans to move up to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series on the horizon next season, Chase Elliott has just six races to go to catch NASCAR XFINITY Series standings leader Chris Buescher and second-place Ty Dillon if he wants to win consecutive championships. Elliott has the chance to become just the sixth driver in series history to win back-to-back titles, much like his JR Motorsports owner Dale Earnhardt Jr. did in 1998-’99.

    Elliott is 25 points back from Buescher heading to Dover this weekend. In his sophomore season, Elliott has posted one win, 11 top fives and a series-leading 21 top 10s, a consistency that has kept him in contention for the title.

    Elliott, 19, has performed well at Dover. In three starts he has two top fives and an average finish of 4.5 (his sixth-best on the active schedule).

    The next six races are pivotal for Elliott; fortunately for him he has an average finish in the top 10 at four out of the six tracks (Dover, 4.5; Kansas, 10.0; Charlotte, 17.7; Texas, 4.3; Phoenix, 7.0; Homestead-Miami, 17.0).

    Sunoco Rookie Update: Suarez and Wallace

    Rookie contenders, Daniel Suarez and Darrell Wallace Jr., continue to showcase their skills while competing in the NASCAR XFINITY Series as they contend for the Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors this season.

    Daniel Suarez has made 27 starts in 2015, posting three Coors Light poles, six top fives, and 12 top 10s. He currently leads the Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings by 23 points over second-place. Suarez is tied with former Sunoco Rookies of the Year Austin Dillon (2012) and Kenny Wallace (1989) for the third-most Coors Light poles by a Sunoco Rookie in the NXS during their rookie season; behind Kyle Busch (5) and Carl Edwards (4). 

    But don’t count out Darrell Wallace Jr. just yet; with six races remaining he still has a chance. Darrell scrapped three points off of Suarez’s rookie points lead this past weekend at Kentucky dropping it to 23 points. Wallace posted his 11th top 10 finish in the process.

    Heading to Dover, Wallace will be making his third start at the Monster Mile this weekend; in his previous two starts he has posted two Coors Light poles and an average finish of 14.5. 

    Suarez made his series debut at Dover earlier this season where he started fourth but finished 19th.

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Countdown to the race: 02/25/2017 ~ 3:49 PM ET

Daytona International Speedway
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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