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Drydene 311
Sunday, August 23, 2020 - Dover International Speedway
3:00pm/et
Laps: 3110 - 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

Kevin Harvick wins at Dover as NASCAR Cup Playoff battles intensify: There was no drama in Kevin Harvick’s victory in the Drydene 311 at Dover International Speedway, an old-fashioned thrashing in the back end of a Saturday/Sunday NASCAR Cup Series doubleheader. There was more than enough suspense, however, in the battle between Hendrick Motorsports teammates Jimmie Johnson and William Byron for the final position in the Cup Playoffs.[Read More](8-23-2020)

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#4-Kevin Harvick won the Drydene 311 NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway on Sunday. The win is his 7th win of the year, 3rd at Dover, and 56th career win.
The win helped him clinch the 2020 regular season championship.
#19-Truex, Jr. finished 2nd followed by #48-Johnson, #24-Byron, #88-Bowman, #22-Logano, #10-Almirola, #2-Keselowski, #3-Dillon, and #41-Custer.
Pole sitter #21-DiBenedetto finished 17th.
Harvick dominated most of the race, leading 223 of the 311 laps.  A late race caution with 22 laps remaining brought the leaders to pit road. #48-Johnson only took two tires to get the lead, but was unable to hold Harvick off on the restart.  Harvick pulled away to win by more than 3 seconds.
Stage 1 and 2 were both won by #4-Harvick.
There were 15 lead changes among 6 drivers and 7 cautions for 40 yellow flag laps.
There was a 12 minute red flag for track repair just after the first stage.
The average speed of the race was: 110.994mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Drivers Points Standings, Owners Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.

Race Fast Facts – Dover:
Kevin Harvick won the 51st Annual Drydene 311 (2), his 56th victory in 707 NASCAR Cup Series races.
This is his seventh victory and 21st top-10 finish in 2020.
This is his third victory and 21st top-10 finish in 40 races at Dover International Speedway.
Martin Truex Jr. (second) posted his 18th top-10 finish in 30 races at Dover International Speedway. It is his 16th top-10 finish in 2020.
Jimmie Johnson (third) posted his 27th top-10 finish in 38 races at Dover International Speedway.
Cole Custer (10th) was the highest finishing rookie.
Kevin Harvick leads the point standings by 134 points over Denny Hamlin.
Kevin Harvick moves into a tie for ninth with Kyle Busch on the all-time NASCAR Cup Series wins list.
(NASCAR)(8-23-2020)

Cup Series Playoff Standings after Dover – Sunday (race 25):
(1 race remaining until the Playoffs begin)
Highlighted in Green  = clinched Playoff spot

Pos Driver
Wins
Points
1) #4-Kevin Harvick
7
1041
2) #11-Denny Hamlin
6
907
3) #2-Brad Keselowski
3
881
4) #19-Martin Truex, Jr.
1
845
5) #22-Joey Logano
2
836
6) #12-Ryan Blaney
1
818
7) #9-Chase Elliott
2
809
8) #88-Alex Bowman
1
662
9) #3-Austin Dillon
1
561
10) #41-Cole Custer
1
469
Clinched a spot on points
Points
Behind Leader
11) #10-Aric Almirola
740
-301
12) #18-Kyle Busch
719
-322
13) #1-Kurt Busch
700
-341
Currently in on points
Points
Ahead of 17th
14) #14-Clint Bowyer
685
+57
15) #21-Matt DiBenedetto
637
+9
16) #24-William Byron
632
+4
Currently outside playoffs
Points
Behind 16th
17) #48-Jimmie Johnson
628
-4
18) #20-Erik Jones
582
-50
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings.

Cars to the rear: #1-Busch (backup car) #88-Bowman (backup car), #7-Smithley (engine change)

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 Saturday’s race finish for the top 20 and according to the lineup formula for the remainder of the field.
Saturday race winner #11-Hamlin chose pit stall 1.
Saturday 2nd place finisher #78-Truex, Jr. chose pit stall 40, the last stall on pit road.
Sunday pole sitter #21-DiBenedetto has pit stall 21.
Outside pole sitter #6-Newman has the 34th pit stall.
See all pit choices on the Pit Stall chart.(8-23-2020)

#21-Matt DiBenedetto will start from the pole for the Drydene 311 NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway on Sunday.
#6-Newman will start second, followed by #13-Dillon, #10-Almirola, #17-Buescher, #3-Dillon, #12-Blaney, #8-Reddick, #20-Jones, and #41-Custer.
The top 20 finishers for Saturday’s race were inverted for the start of Sunday’s. The remainder of the field was based on the metrics from Saturday’s race (owner points, finishing position, fastest lap).
See the complete Drydene 311 Starting Lineup.

Crew Rosters

Goodyear Tire Notes

The Entry List for Sunday’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: Dave Klinger, President, Drydene Performance Products
Command: Dave Klinger
Honorary Starter: None
Honorary Pace Car Driver: None
Color Guard: None
Invocation: Chaplain Capt. Jonathan Dawson, 436th Airlift Wing, Dover Air Force Base
National Anthem: Matt Stell, country music star
Flyover: None

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