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Drydene 311
Saturday, August 22, 2020 (Rescheduled from Sunday, May 3, 2020)
Dover International Speedway
4:00pm/et
Laps: 311 - Stages: 70/185/311
TV: NBCSN -  Radio: MRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

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Weekend on-track schedule

Friday, August 21
** ACCESS RESTRICTED – ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL ONLY **
3:30 PM NCS, NXS ROOKIE MEETING (ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION)
4:00 PM NCS, NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION)

Saturday, August 22
** ACCESS RESTRICTED – ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL ONLY **
7:00 AM-9:00 AM NCS HAULERS ENTER (SCREENING & EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)
9:00 AM-3:00 PM NCS GARAGE ACCESS SCREENING IN PROGRESS
9:00 AM-11:00 PM NCS GARAGE OPEN
3:50 PM NCS DRIVERS REPORT TO VEHICLES (GRID LOCATION)
4:00 PM NCS RACE (STAGES 70/185/311 LAPS = 311 MILES)

Sunday, August 23
** ENTRANCE SCHEDULE AVAILABLE BY DEPARTMENT **
8:00 AM-3:00 PM NCS GARAGE ACCESS SCREENING IN PROGRESS
8:00 AM NCS GARAGE OPEN
3:50 PM NCS DRIVERS REPORT TO VEHICLES (GRID LOCATION)
4:00 PM NCS RACE (STAGES 70/185/311 LAPS = 311 MILES)
8:00 PM Approx NCS HAULERS EXIT

Race Rundown

Late pass gives Denny Hamlin NASCAR Cup victory at Dover: Working traffic adroitly over the final run on Saturday, Denny Hamlin cruised to victory in the Drydene 311 at Dover International Speedway after passing Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Martin Truex Jr. for the lead with eight laps left. At a track he considers one of his worst, based on past performance, Hamlin made up for a poor restart on Lap 193 of 311, gradually running down Truex, who was stuck behind the lapped car of Aric Almirola during the closing run.[Read More](8-22-2020)

Paint Schemes

#11-Denny Hamlin won the Drydene 311 NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway on Saturday. The win is his 6th win of the year, 1st at Dover, and 43rd career win.
#19-Truex, Jr. finished 2nd followed by #18-Busch, #4-Harvick, pole sitter #9-Elliott, #14-Bowyer, #48-Johnson, #22-Logano, #2-Keselowski, and #47-Stenhouse, Jr.
Hamlin led 115 laps on the day.  He passed Truex, Jr. for the lead with 8 laps remaining and pulled away for a win of more than a second.
Stage 1 & 2 were both won by #11-Hamlin.
There were 15 lead changes among 10 drivers and 4 cautions for 21 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 124.359mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Drivers Points Standings, Owners Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.

Race Fast Facts – Dover:
Denny Hamlin won the 51st Annual Drydene 311 (1), his 43rd victory in 531 NASCAR Cup Series races.
This is his sixth victory and 16th top-10 finish in 2020.
This is his first victory and 13th top-10 finish in 30 races at Dover International Speedway.
Martin Truex Jr. (second) posted his 17th top-10 finish in 30 races at Dover International Speedway. It is his 15th top-10 finish in 2020.
Kyle Busch (third) posted his 20th top-10 finish in 32 races at Dover International Speedway.
Cole Custer (11th) was the highest finishing rookie.
Kevin Harvick leads the point standings by 100 points over Denny Hamlin.
(NASCAR)(8-22-2020)

Cup Series Playoff Standings after Dover (race 24):
(2 races remaining until the Playoffs begin)

Pos Driver
Wins
Points
1) #4-Kevin Harvick
6
981
2) #11-Denny Hamlin
6
881
3) #2-Brad Keselowski
3
845
4) #9-Chase Elliott
2
808
5) #22-Joey Logano
2
791
6) #19-Martin Truex, Jr.
1
803
7) #12-Ryan Blaney
1
778
8) #88-Alex Bowman
1
626
9) #3-Austin Dillon
1
532
10) #41-Cole Custer
1
439
Currently in on points
Points
Behind
Leader
11) #10-Aric Almirola
703
-278
12) #18-Kyle Busch
693
-288
13) #1-Kurt Busch
674
-307
14) #14-Clint Bowyer
664
-317
15) #21-Matt DiBenedetto
613
-368
17) #48-Jimmie Johnson
589
-395
Currently outside playoffs:
Points
Behind 16th
16) #24-William Byron
586
-3
18) #20-Erik Jones
567
-22
19) #8-Tyler Reddick
544
-45
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings.

Cars to the rear: #15-Poole (two inspection failures), #51-Gase (unapproved adjustments), #96-Suarez (unapproved adjustments), #7-Smithley (impound procedure infraction)

Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Drydene 311 NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway have been made. Selections were made based on the starting lineup.
Pole sitter #9-Elliott chose pit stall 1.
2nd place starter #11-Hamlin took the 9th stall, with an opening in front of it.
See all pit choices on the Pit Stall chart.(8-19-2020)

#9-Chase Elliott will start from the pole for the Drydene 311 NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway.
#11-Hamlin will start second, followed by #19-Truex, Jr., #14-Bowyer, #22-Logano, #48-Johnson, #2-Keselowski, #24-Byron, #1-Busch, and #4-Harvick.
The lineup was set by the new qualifying procedure, based on race finish, points position, and fastest race lap.
See the complete Drydene 311 Starting Lineup.(8-19-2020)

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Goodyear Tire Notes

The Entry List for Saturday’s Drydene 311 NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway is posted, 40 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
Some of the drivers entered include: #7-Smithley, #27-Yeley, #51-Gase, #53-Bilicki, #77-Sorenson, #78-McLeod.
See the full entry list on the Entry List (pdf).

Race Officials

Grand Marshal: Malin Akerman, star of Netflix’s “The Sleepover”
Command: Malin Akerman
Honorary Starter: MRNs Mike Bagley
Honorary Pace Car Driver: None
Color Guard: None
Invocation: Chaplain Andre Davis, 436th Airlift Wing, Dover Air Force Base
National Anthem: Senior Airman Brianna Cooper, 512th Airlift Wing, Dover Air Force Base
Flyover: TBA

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