Minute-by-Minute updates from Dover

June 02, 2013, Staff report, NASCAR.com

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4:51 p.m. ET: It's too bad it takes a day like today to remember that Stewart himself it a future HoFer.

NASCAR @NASCAR
Tony Stewart ties #NASCARHOFer Herb Thomas for 13th on the all-time #NASCAR win list with 48.

4:50 p.m. ET: To say the least.

David Caraviello @dcaraviello
Judging this to be relatively popular victory as evidenced by the #NASCAR column on my TweetDeck moving at approximately the speed of sound.

4:49 p.m. ET: Never, ever a sore loser.

Juan Pablo Montoya @jpmontoya

gracias

4:48 p.m. ET: Clearly the key to today's W.

Michael Waltrip @mw55
Loved The way #smoke talked during our #FoxSports1 grid walk. He seemed very focused and determined. Or mad. Whatever it was it worked!

4:46 p.m. ET: What a victory for Tony Stewart. What. A. Victory.

Stewart-Haas Racing @StewartHaasRcng
Tony Stewart celebrates in victory lane at Doverpic.twitter.com/kbaZnq4ZbX

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4:36 p.m. ET: Smoke!

NASCAR @NASCAR
What a finish! Tony Stewart wins today's #FedEx400 at @MonsterMile #NASCAR

David Caraviello @dcaraviello
Crazy. Tony Stewart. Who'd have thunk it.

NASCAR on ESPN @ESPNNASCAR
Tony Stewart takes it at Dover! What a race to the finish! #NASCAR

Alan Cavanna @CopaCavanna
Smoke'd 'em! Wow

4:35 p.m. ET: Tony Stewart is going to Victory Lane for the first time in 2013!

4:34 p.m. ET: What he said!

Alan Cavanna @CopaCavanna
Turn on the NASCAR race right now!

4:33 p.m. ET: We're looking at you, Denny Hamlin.

David Caraviello@dcaraviello
A Montoya victory here would be a huge blow to other Chase hopefuls, given that JPM has road courses at Sonoma and Watkins Glen still ahead.

4:29 p.m. ET: So many juicy storylines!

NASCAR on SPEED @NASCARonSPEED
Can @jpmontoya get his 1st victory on an oval or will #TonyStewart turn his season around with a win? #NASCAR

4:27 p.m. ET: COSTLY penalty for Johnson.

NASCAR Stats @NASCARStats

Johnson must serve a pass-through penalty for jumping the restart #NASCAR

4:18 p.m. ET: Temper, temper.

 

 

4:15 p.m. ET: Kahne goes for a spin.


4:10 p.m. ET: Latest Hendrick update. Three in top 10.

Hendrick Motorsports @TeamHendrick
After Lap 345 of 400: @JimmieJohnson (1st), @JeffGordonWeb (4th), #DaleJr (10th) and @kaseykahne (19th). #NASCAR

4:07 p.m. ET: Even if it's a quick fix, running out of time.

Team EGR @EGRTeams
Lap 327 @jamiemcmurray headed to the garage. There is a hole in the radiator. #Paradenumber1 pic.twitter.com/0rqmpfIZtR

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4:03 p.m. ET: Tough break for EGR.

Kenny Bruce@kennybruce
Heck of a flat … McMurray to garage, possible radiator issue. #NASCAR

4 p.m. ET: Plenty of lead changes today.

NASCAR Stats @NASCARStats
Lap 325: Johnson to the lead as Kurt Busch settles into second. #NASCAR

3:57 p.m. ET: Could potentially be salvageable. Potentially.

Stewart-Haas Racing @StewartHaasRcng
The No. 39 team makes repairs to their battered racecar in hopes of getting @RyanNewman39 back on trackpic.twitter.com/WNxmktIcHw

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3:54 p.m. ET: Just lost control.

Kenny Bruce@kennybruce
Unexpected slide job for @kaseykahne, and this one can't be saved. Caution with less than 100 laps remaining at #Dover. #NASCAR

3:51 p.m. ET: Plenty of heat at Dover. Not just the temperature.

Holly Cain@_HollyCain
"What were you thinking?'' David Guilland says he asked leaning into @RyanNewman39 window. Newman declined to speak to reporters. #NASCAR

 

3:49 p.m. ET: Engine issues for Truex ruins his day.

3:46 p.m. ET: Some major shuffling.

NASCAR Stats@NASCARStats
After a variety of pit strategies - to pit or not to pit - Hamlin will lead the field to green followed by Ku Busch and Keselowski #NASCAR

3:42 p.m. ET: Danica still in the race, at least.

Stewart-Haas Racing @StewartHaasRcng
.@DanicaPatrick "That didn't feel as comfortable. I'd go back on that change." Gibson: "Four tires, take that wedge back out of the LR."

3:40 p.m. ET: At some point, all of the luck that Stewart-Haas Racing has endured should even itself out and switch to the good kind, right?

NASCAR @NASCAR
CAUTION: Ryan Newman and David Gilliland wreck in Turn 2. Check live leaderboard at #NASCAR.com: nas.cr/gk3f

3:38 p.m. ET: Plenty of time to get it right. Or make it worse.

Boris for JGR @JoeGibbsRacing
Busch falls to p5, handling not where Kyle wants it right now. Still 110 laps to go to get it right. Hamlin p4. #NASCAR

3:36 p.m. ET: Age-old question, my friend.

Ryan Truex @Ryan_Truex
I just can't understand why such a good person has such bad luck #nascar

3:33 p.m. ET: Something worth watching over the summer.

David Caraviello@dcaraviello
So Martin Truex Jr. says he suffered same kind of engine failure as Matt Kenseth. Both TRD engines. Oh boy ....

3:31 p.m. ET: Pretty good seat selection for the Mrs.

Samantha Busch @SamanthaBusch
4, fuel, adjustments, bag of ice n water. Rowdy is a trooper 3 crazy hot races! pic.twitter.com/okxOSp7o97

 

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3:29 p.m. ET: How many men does it take to fix a front end issue?

Stewart-Haas Racing @StewartHaasRcng
The No. 39 team works on fixing their front end issuepic.twitter.com/EqswueVGFo

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3:27 p.m. ET: Lucky break for Busch. So exciting, he needs to cool down.

Alan Cavanna@CopaCavanna
"56 just blow up?" @KyleBusch asks. Adds that he's tight and really needs some ice.

3:26 p.m. ET: Re: Truex.

Alan Cavanna@CopaCavanna
Ohhhh Toyota...

3:23 p.m. ET: Hope it doesn't come down to a late restart, then.

M. Waltrip Racing @MWRteam
Lap 268: @MartinTruexJr56 says, "We can't take off for crap but we sure can run them down later on." @napaknowhow @toyotaracing #nascar

3:21 p.m. ET: Troubles continue for SHR.

Stewart-Haas Racing @StewartHaasRcng

"Get a right front shock ready" says @RyanNewman39 - "something is broken in the front end."

3:19 p.m. ET: Still going to take some work to move up.

Team EGR @EGRTeams
#FedEx400
lap 256/400: Spotter tells @jamiemcmurray he's the quickest on the track. Running P10 while Johnson leads. #Paradenumber1

Team EGR @EGRTeams
#FedEx400
- @jpmontoya currently in 8th. Been quiet since the last pit stop. Crew already discussing fuel strategy. Lap 260. #TeamTarget

3:17 p.m. ET: Hard to see it going to anyone else at this point.

Miss Sprint Cup @MissSprintCup
@JimmieJohnson
, @KyleBusch & @MartinTruexJr56 are ur current top 3! Think one of them will still have the lead when the checkered flies?!-KC

3:13 p.m. ET: More on Kenseth's troubles.

NASCAR @NASCAR
#NASCAR
.com Report: Engine troubles end @mattkenseth's day early after leading the #FedEx400 -> nas.cr/jnZr

NASCAR on SPEED @NASCARonSPEED
RT @crazy_spotter: Well...that was a very short day for the #20 Team. Chin up, and on to Pocono!! #20Team #nevergiveup

3:10 p.m. ET: It's almost unfair, isn't it?

Kyle Larson @KyleLarsonRacin
Jimmie Johnson is too good at dover

3:07 p.m. ET: Almost there. Anxiously awaiting.

RCR 29 Cup Team @RCR29KHarvick
Green-flag pit stops should start shortly... #nascarpic.twitter.com/nSyWRG9NNe

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3:02 p.m. ET: Truth.

David Caraviello@dcaraviello
Kenseth nothing short of spectacular this season. But his issues emphasize how hard it is to win Cup races, & how amazing JJ's 5-yr run was.

3 p.m. ET: Unbelievable.

NASCAR on ESPN @ESPNNASCAR
And your new leader @JimmieJohnson - hard to believe he was lapped earlier in the race. #ComebackKid

2:58 p.m. ET: A quick look at the issues for Matt Kenseth and Joey Logano.

 

2:53 p.m. ET: Hendrick update.

Hendrick Motorsports @TeamHendrick
We're halfway @MonsterMile: @JimmieJohnson (2nd), @kaseykahne (5th), @JeffGordonWeb (12th) and #DaleJr (16th). #NASCAR

2:49 p.m. ET: Kahne making some serious moves.

Hendrick Motorsports @TeamHendrick
On Lap 187, @kaseykahne is just .578 behind the leader and turning faster laps. #NASCAR

NASCAR Stats @NASCARStats
Lap 190: Of note, Kahne won at @BMSupdates earlier this season, also a concrete track like @MonsterMile. He currently runs 2nd #NASCAR

2:46 p.m. ET: Good points.

Alan Cavanna @CopaCavanna
Think of all of the success Kenseth has had,and then realize he crashed in Bristol while racing for the lead, and now blows up while leading

David Caraviello@dcaraviello
@CopaCavanna
And blew an engine while dominating the 500. And got shuffled out at Talladega after dominating there.

2:43 p.m. ET: NASCAR on SPEED @NASCARonSPEED
.@kaseykahne putting pressure on @MartinTruexJr56 for 2nd. Can Kasey break up the Toyota dominance at the front? #NASCAR

NASCAR on ESPN @ESPNNASCAR
Wowzers, Matt Kenseth bows out with a blown engine. Tough break for the #20 - he was fast.

2:39 p.m. ET: Tough break for one of today's race favorites.

Boris for JGR @JoeGibbsRacing
Kenseth and the @DGRacing team in the garage. Looks like their strong day is over. #NASCAR pic.twitter.com/ZYK6FYokxF

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2:37 p.m. ET: Greedy, greedy.

Holly Cain@_HollyCain
Wow @aric_almirola caught speeding on pit road for a second time. #NASCAR

2:35 p.m. ET: Looking to win on back-to-back days.

NASCAR Stats @NASCARStats
Before the caution waved, Logano came to pit road for an unscheduled stop. He will take wave around and will be shown one lap down #NASCAR

2:34 p.m. ET: Definitely doesn't sound good.

NASCAR Stats @NASCARStats
Lap 160: Caution! Debris on backstretch. Kenseth heads to garage after issue with car #NASCAR

2:32 p.m. ET: Impressive, to say the least.

Reid Spencer@Reid_Spencer
Jimmie Johnson deserves huge credit for staying patient and methodically working his way up to 6th.

2:29 p.m. ET: EGR looking so solid today.

NASCAR Stats@NASCARStats
Lap 150: Montoya currently runs 4th - his best finish at @MonsterMile? 4th in Sept. 2009. In 12 starts here he has 2 T10 and 1 T5 #NASCAR

2:25 p.m. ET: This could certainly change.

Alan Cavanna@CopaCavanna
Not surprised we haven't heard much from Smoke today, but Carl Edwards is 18th and barely had a mention

2:23 p.m. ET: Pole-sitter struggling.

Boris for JGR @JoeGibbsRacing
Hamlin - "I can't touch the gas on exit." His car seems to have been the most affected by weather change. #NASCAR

2:21 p.m. ET: Busch trying to crawl his way up the leaderboard.

FurnitureRowRacing@FR78Racing
Caution Lap 127. P16. 4 tires, chassis adj. and fuel. Pit stop time: 12.8 seconds. Restart P17. #NASCAR #FurnitureRow #Sealy #AutismSpeaks

2:19 p.m. ET: Never too young to appreciate good driving skills.

Chase Elliott @chaseelliott
The 48.... Need I say more?

2:15 p.m. ET: A reminder of thanks.

NASCAR @NASCAR
A special thank you to all military members who came to@MonsterMile today. We are truly grateful. #NASCARSalutespic.twitter.com/sTpywvqrs9

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2:13 p.m. ET: So cool.

CIA Stock Photo Inc. @CIAStockPhoto
Marcos Ambrose is racing for a chance at one million dollars which goes to the children's hospital. pic.twitter.com/ct8di5QCcV

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2:11 p.m. ET: And the comeback begins.

Holly Cain @_HollyCain
And look who's making his way back up front. .. @JimmieJohnson now 12th after going a lap down earlier! #NASCAR

2:09 p.m. ET: Weather seems like it's on every team's radar. Pun intended.

RCR 29 Cup Team@RCR29KHarvick
Cloud coverage moving in over the @MonsterMile, temperature feels likes its dropping a tad as well. #nascar

Hendrick Motorsports @TeamHendrick
Clouds are moving in, but it's still hot at Dover. 2% dehydration (3lbs. in a 150lb. athlete) impacts hand/eye coordination & reaction time.

Boris for JGR @JoeGibbsRacing
“Is there a meteorologist in the house?” - @KyleBusch noticing the cloud cover, something we haven’t seen all weekend. #NASCAR

2:05 p.m. ET: Not looking too promising.

Team EGR @EGRTeams
Here's something we haven't seen this weekend. #cloudcover#NASCAR pic.twitter.com/SOFRKHKa07

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2:04 p.m. ET: Ford update.

Ford Racing @FordRacing
Lap 100 update: Brad K (P6), Logano (P13), Edwards (P18), Biff (P23),Almirola (P25) ... those are your top-25 Fords. #NASCAR

2:02 p.m. ET: Great to see some positives for EGR.

NASCAR Stats@NASCARStats
Lap 95: Both Earnhardt Ganassi cars running in the Top 10. McMurray in 7th and Montoya in 9th. Ky Busch continues to lead #NASCAR

2:01 p.m. ET: Bobby Labonte pit stop action.

JTG Daugherty Racing@NASCAR47
First pit stop of the day for air pressure & wedge adjustment. Came in again under caution for 4 tires and fuel. pic.twitter.com/7wUHAl9mvB

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1:58 p.m. ET: Pit recap.

NASCAR Stats@NASCARStats
Caution 1: Debris in T2. Laps 81-84, 4 total laps of caution. Stewart was beneficiary. Almirola sent to tail end - too fast exiting #NASCAR

1:54 p.m. ET: On restart, top 10 will be Kyle Busch, Kenseth, Truex, Kahne, Harvick, Martin, McMurray, Logano, Keselowski, Hamlin.

Jeff Gordon @JeffGordonWeb
Lap 80 - Caution comes out for debris. #JeffGordon - "We're not good on low (air) pressures. Need grip. Cuts too strong on exit." #Team24

1:53 p.m. ET: Could've been costly.

Alan Cavanna @CopaCavanna
Hamlin tells his guys "nice recovery" after he misses pit road. Crew tells him he's faster than the leader right now

1:51 p.m. ET: Now, that's a photo.

Toyota Racing @toyotaracing
COOL PHOTO! @dennyhamlin & @MartinTruexJr56 led the field at the beginning of the #NASCAR #FedEx400 at @MonsterMilepic.twitter.com/HIvrhgrE7e

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1:49 p.m. ET: Brad Keselowski the new leader. Haven't been able to say that in awhile.

1:48 p.m. ET: Really, really tough start for Johnson.

Kenny Bruce @kennybruce
Leader @KyleBusch puts @JimmieJohnson one down as JJ heads to pit road. Green flag stops under way @ Dover. #NASCAR

1:46 p.m. ET: Weather update.

Stewart-Haas Racing @StewartHaasRcng
After 65 laps, cloud cover has increased dramatically. Breeze has picked up and temps have come down a bit.

1:43 p.m. ET: At least they have a plan.

Alan Cavanna @CopaCavanna
Chad tells @JimmieJohnson the fastest guys are running the higher groove, above the black. Trying to avoid being lapped.

1:42 p.m. ET: Yikes.

Kenny Bruce @kennybruce
. @KyleBusch just put @aric_almirola one lap down; Menard, Stenhouse and @JimmieJohnson are next in line. #NASCAR

1:40 p.m. ET: Long green flag runs could be costly for some drivers today in this heat.

Hendrick Motorsports @TeamHendrick
Teams are saying we're about 20 laps away from green-flag stops. #NASCAR

1:38 p.m. ET: Remember, kids. Always stay hydrated.

MWR Girls @MWRgirls
It's so hot at the @MonsterMile today! Good thing we have our@AQUAhydrate :) pic.twitter.com/2UyXzBOJrR

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1:35 p.m. ET: Uh oh.

Alan Cavanna @CopaCavanna
Right front damage, @DanicaPatrick reports

1:33 p.m. ET: "The Mayor" will look to make some noise today.

Jeff Burton @RCR31JeffBurton
Lap 30-JB quiet on the radio and working his way up to the 22nd position. Running fast lap times. -PR

1:30 p.m. ET: Good call, NASCAR Stats. Follow along with our live leaderboard.

NASCAR Stats @NASCARStats
Lap 24: Ky Busch takes high line and powers past Hamlin for the lead. Follow the live leaderboard here: nas.cr/gk3f #NASCAR

1:28 p.m. ET: Joe Gibbs Racing is pretty good. Spots 1-2-3.

Boris for JGR @JoeGibbsRacing
Busch using a higher line than others. Hamlin and Kenseth glued to the bottom in the turns. #NASCAR

1:26 p.m. ET: Some early trouble for Gordon.

Jeff Gordon @JeffGordonWeb
#JeffGordon
- "We've got no grip - front or rear (of car). Real tight through 3 & 4, then it jumps loose off (the corner)." #NASCAR #Team24

1:23 p.m. ET: Tough break. Ryan Newman was hopeful to make some progress today after qualifying well. Again, still early.

Stewart-Haas Racing @StewartHaasRcng
"A little tight," reports @RyanNewman39 in the opening laps

1:20 p.m. ET: It's early, yet.

Alan Cavanna @CopaCavanna
Pos 1-5 = team Toyota.

1:18 p.m. ET: Green flag!

1:16 p.m. ET: Set your NASCAR Fantasy Live lineup? Hope so. Too late now.

1:10 p.m. ET: Awesome.

Holly Cain @_HollyCain
As pit road clearing crewman Trent Cherry from @joeylogano team makes point to thank soldier holding flag. #respect #NASCAR @penskeracing

1:08 p.m ET.: Engines are fired, we'll be getting underway shortly. In the meantime, read the apology from FOX regarding the cable snafu in last week's race.

1:05 p.m. ET: Agreed.

Hendrick Motorsports @TeamHendrick
We loved today's anthem from @glorianatheband - now let's go racing! #NASCARSalutes

1:02 p.m. ET: And there he is. Boy, did Brad Keselowski miss him.

Miller Lite @MillerLite
@keselowski and #PaulWolfe back in action! #NASCARpic.twitter.com/ssjMUdZQxW

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1 p.m. ET: Kurt Busch is certainly smiling now, but hasn't been too happy after the conclusion of the past few races. Is today the day he reaches Victory Lane?

Miss Sprint Cup @MissSprintCup
@KurtBusch is happy to get out on the track! Don't worry, Kurt - the green flag drops soon!! -KC pic.twitter.com/rMXyDIDsR2

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12:56 p.m. ET: The camo vest. An under-utilized fashion choice.

Miss Sprint Cup @MissSprintCup.
@glorianatheband is getting ready to sing the National Anthem! Love these guys! -KC pic.twitter.com/SKX1pX8usd

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12:50 p.m. ET: Greg Biffle has been quiet for a few weeks now. He'll be looking to change that today.

No. 16 3M Team@163MTEAM
Almost ready for 400 miles! pic.twitter.com/1UEq6HnxNF

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12:46 p.m. ET: Ever notice Kasey Kahne always has the best shades?

NASCAR @NASCAR
Behind-the-scenes at @MonsterMile@kaseykahne keeps it cool.#NASCAR pic.twitter.com/0eV7CxB54L

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12:44 p.m. ET: Driver-on-driver personality analysis.

FurnitureRowRacing@FR78Racing
"Behind the scenes he's dry and sarcastic and he's that genuine Midwesterner" -@KurtBusch on @mattkenseth #NASCAR on #FOX

12:38 p.m. ET: Solid technical update from NASCAR Stats.

NASCAR Stats @NASCARStats
Today’s #FedEx400 is scheduled for 400 laps/400 miles. Pit road speed is 35 mph; fuel window is 80 laps. Green flag at 1:15 p.m. #NASCAR

12:34 p.m. ET: But Keelan Harvick is giving her a run for her money.

Miss Sprint Cup @MissSprintCup
@KevinHarvick
 & Baby Keelan are rocking matching shades! I love it! -KC pic.twitter.com/E97incc3Uj

 

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12:32 p.m. ET: We take it back. It's actually Matt Kenseth's daughter that is the talk of Dover.

Miss Sprint Cup @MissSprintCup
.@mattkenseth'a little girl is the center of attention for #CarlEdwards,@JimmieJohnson & @KyleBusch! How cute! -KCpic.twitter.com/llgxGaO6Uf

 

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12:30 p.m. ET: Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth. The two titans (or, more appropriately -- monsters) of the 2013 season chat before the race today. Something tells us Carl Edwards might be joining that conversation after today.

Miss Sprint Cup @MissSprintCup

.@mattkenseth & @JimmieJohnson are both looking for a win here @MonsterMile today! Can they do it?! -KC pic.twitter.com/UJnrKDG7xF

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12:27 p.m. ET: Always so good with the fans, Danica Patrick takes some time before the race to sign some of the special edition Goodyear military tires.

Miss Sprint Cup @MissSprintCup
.@DanicaPatrick signs some @Goodyear #SupportOurTroops tires before intros! #NASCARsalutes -KC pic.twitter.com/fWRNSKaVNC

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12:22 p.m. ET: What do you think?

NASCAR on SPEED @NASCARonSPEED
@AllWaltrip
says @mattkenseth & @JimmieJohnson will be 2 title contenders & is unsure if #TonyStewart will make the Chase. Do you agree?

12:20 p.m. ET: Welcome back to the Dover edition of Minute-by-Minute ahead of the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks. Let's kick things off with a tweet from Miller Lite, sponsor of Brad Keselowski's No. 2 Ford, which welcomes back crew chief Paul Wolfe today.

Miller Lite @MillerLite
It's all about having a great crew, so we're psyched to have @keselowski's full team and wingman #PaulWolfe back today #init2winit

Sunday, June 2

4:38 p.m. ET: Joey Logano has won the 5-Hour Energy 200. Head over to Press Pass to hear what he has to say.

4:30 p.m. ET: Will tires make the difference, or did Kyle Busch lose precious track position?

4:25 p.m. ET: A lot of hard racing going on right now. To keep up with immediate track updates in the last 25 laps, follow us on lap by lap.

4:21 p.m. ET: Joey Logano leads the pack to the green flag after the fifth caution of the night.

4:10 p.m. ET: In case you were wondering what happened to this guy:

4:04 p.m. ET: Kyle Busch battling Kasey Kahne? These two can't get away from each other.

3:58 p.m. ET: An update from the team of Parker Kligerman after tire changer Mark Armstrong was injured by the dragged jack. See the video of the injury here.

3:51 p.m. ET: Should make for an interesting finish if the race stays green.

3:46 p.m. ET: As the yellow comes out after a crash from the No. 01, leader Kyle Busch heads pack down pit road.

3:37 p.m. ET: Quick facts:

3:28 p.m. ET: The second caution comes out, lots of drivers pitting. Kyle Busch asks for his second icepack of the race. It's 88 degrees in Dover.

3:24 p.m. ET: A pit stop in action.

3:10 p.m. ET: Dillon regains the lead after pitting under caution; Parker Kligerman drags the jack around the track on his way off pit road.

3:07 p.m. ET: As caution comes out and teams pit, the leader knows just what he's asking for.

3:03 p.m. ET: Kyle Busch has taken the lead. Wondering about that bandage he has been wearing on his nose all weekend? It's not a Breathe Right strip, it's covering a pool injury.

2:59 p.m. ET: Lead cars (Dillon, Busch, Hornish) already hitting lap traffic.

2:56 p.m. ET: Lots of feedback on the cars heading to Twitter feeds. We're on lap 23.

2:52 p.m. ET: The start of the race from the vantage point of Richard Childress Racing.

2:46 p.m. ET: Austin Dillon leads the cars on off the green flag. For constant on-track updates, follow us on lap-by-lap.

2:38 p.m. ET: Drivers are in their cars. Green flag hits at 2:46 p.m. ET.

2:36 p.m. ET: Looks like it may be the wife of his team owner's birthday! Happy Birthday!

2:33 p.m. ET: Some facts for today's race: distance is 200 miles, 200 laps, with a fuel window of 80 laps.

2:27 p.m. ET: Some spotter reports from Twitter; all signs point to exciting race.

2:13 p.m. ET: It's just about that time!

2:07 p.m. ET: The crew chiefs of Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano have returned to the track this weekend after suspensions.

1:49 p.m. ET: Both cryptic and intriguing...

1:45 p.m. ET: Looks like these match the Pillow Pets ride pretty well!

1:40 p.m. ET: As practice winds down, lots of feedback on the cars. Kurt Busch is currently fastest on the track.

1:36 p.m. ET: Somebody needs to pick a new hat, it seems.

1:31 p.m. ET: Austin Dillon is on the pole for this afternoon's race. Parker Kligerman isn't as happy about his qualifying effort, but just as optimistic.

1:24 p.m. ET: Upside-down photos... OK, maybe he is struggling.

1:18 p.m. ET: Thanks for stopping by for Nationwide race day news at Dover. To start us off... who would have thought Keselowksi's team isn't as tech savvy as he is?

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7:04 p.m. ET: Kyle Busch has won the Lucas Oil 200. Head over to Press Pass to hear what he, points leader and second-place finisher Matt Crafton and others have to say.

7:00 p.m. ET: As the race heads back to green with 5 laps left, the No. 51 is probably hoping for another!

6:55 p.m. ET: ...Just after this yellow is over. No. 5 goes into the wall.

6:44 p.m. ET: Nearly 90 degrees in Dover, I would hope not!

6:29 p.m. ET: Kyle Busch takes first place, with his KBM driver Darrell Wallace Jr. just behind him.

6:28 p.m. ET: Another penalty for one of the race leaders.

6:19 p.m. ET: Green flag pit stops have begun, making for a big shakeup on the leaderboard. Chase Elliott has taken first.

6:17 p.m. ET: Darrell Wallace Jr. has a win at Dover in the K&N Series, so this is a strong track for him.

6:13 p.m. ET: Guessing from the currently leaderboard, Rowdy is Kyle Busch and JoeyRocks is Joey Coulter.

6:10 p.m. ET: 100 laps in, Darrell Wallace Jr. hasn't given up the lead, but his team owner Kyle Busch is on his tail.

6:08 p.m. ET: A nice sentiment on the No. 4 team.

6:06 p.m. ET: Remember that crash almost as soon as the race started? If not, you can watch it here.

5:56 p.m. ET: Darrell Wallace Jr. has led every lap so far... will Mark Martin's hope come true?

5:52 p.m. ET: Not even a third of a way into the race, the third caution comes out. No. 07 (Faison) goes spinning.

5:45 p.m. ET: In case you were wondering where Kyle Busch is... he's rapidly moving up from his eighth-place spot off pit road.

5:41 p.m. ET: Lots of teams pitting under caution, Chase Elliott takes the lead off pit road but was too fast exiting.

5:38 p.m. ET: Lots of drivers will need adjustments when pitting for fuel.

5:31 p.m. ET: Some interesting stats from the race so far.

5:24 p.m. ET: Update on the Buescher ride.

5:22 p.m. ET: Caution recap, in 140 characters or less.

5:18 p.m. ET: Bad news for No. 5 in the Trucks Series standings.

5:15 p.m. ET: Already a caution in the race, and it's been Vined.

5:10 p.m. ET: Trucks are on the track, and here's who will start 'em off.

5:09 p.m. ET: Missing the driver's meeting, a big no-no.

5:02 p.m. ET: Trying to find your favorite driver's pit stall? Use this guide to figure out who is where.

4:53 p.m. ET: Tonight's pit road speed is 35 mph, with a fuel window of 80 laps.

4:48 p.m. ET: In case you missed it, Darrell Wallace Jr. made history today by becoming the youngest Truck Series pole winner. Read the recap here.

4:41 p.m. ET: The 5-Hour Energy 200 will be 200 laps. Catch all 200 on SPEED.

4:35 p.m. ET: Qualifying is over, and drivers are reacting on social media.

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