Dover International Speedway results from the NASCAR Xfinity Series race on June 3, 2017
Today, the NASCAR Xfinity Series hits the highbanks of Dover International Speedway for the OneMain Financial 200. An added element, the Dash for Cash will be in play. Offering the opportunity for a big $100,000 bonus for these smaller Xfinity teams.
DASH 4 CASH
The top-two finishing NASCAR XFINITY Series points-earning drivers in each of the first two stages will make up the four-driver Dash 4 Cash field for the Final Stage. The highest finisher in the final stage among the four eligible drivers wins the Dash 4 Cash and a $100,000 prize.
Stage 1 is 60 laps. Stage 2 is also 60 laps. The final stage will be 80 laps. 200 total laps around the 1-mile track.
Unlike yesterday’s NASCAR Truck race, today’s field is full of MENCS drivers. The first two rows are filled by four of them. Kyle Larson and Ryan Blaney set the front row, neither driver has led a lap at Dover. The second row is filled by Daniel Suarez and Erik Jones.
Green flag. Kyle Larson gets the launch off the line. Ryan Blaney falls into 2nd. Darrell Wallace Jr nearly lost it off turn 4. A slight bump from Cole Custer as he gathers it back up, they all continue.
Lap 6, we have a spinner. Brendan Gaughan gets loose on entry. He drifts up the track and into the right rear of Ross Chastain. Ryan Sieg nearly missed it, he’s clipped on the way by as Gaughan drifts back down the track. Gaughan radio, “I freakin can’t stand the 4.”
Lap 13, Darrell Wallace Jr is all over Cole Custer for 11th. A slight bump at the center of the corner. Custer drifts up the banking, Wallace drives on by. Meanwhile, Brennan Poole and Matt Tifft race for the top spot of the Xfinity regulars. A Dash for Cash spot is available. Same move, Tift gets a bump up the track, Poole drives on by.
Lap 27, Brandon Jones gets loose in turn 4. That stalls his forward drive. It allows Ryan Reed to close to his bak bumper, taking the air off his spoiler. That finishes Jones off, he’s around backwards down the front straight. Nearly escaping any impact, he makes slight contact with the inside wall as the car whips back around.
Lap 33, caution. Austin Dillon is in trouble. Again in turn 4, the rear comes around. He fishtails up the banking, makes contact with the outside wall on the front straight. He ran out of racetrack, but there’s not much of it here at Dover, narrow.
19 to go, caution. Timmy Hill is in the wall. He’s slow to get out. The right side of the car in pancaked.
14 to go, Daniel Suarez is in trouble, he’s stacking up the field. Brennan Poole is into his rear bumper. He continues to fall, the field splits him 3 and 4 wide as Suarez falls from the front all the way to the back. Slow leak, he pits road for a green flag stop.
8 to go, more tire troubles. Another front runner is coming to the pits. Matt Tifft pits from inside the top five.
Ryan Blaney is hanging with Kyle Larson for the first time in this entire race. He’s all over his bumper. A bump, another bump. Kyle Larson thinks he has tire issues.
1 to go, Ryan Blaney is to the inside of Kyle Larson! Larson has led every lap so far today. Blaney is yet to lead a lap at Dover, now he’s fighting for the stage win. They are door to door at the exit of turn 4. Kyle Larson carries the highside momentum across the line, he wins stage 1 by inches.
William Byron and Brennan Poole will qualify themselves for the Dash for Cash in the final stage.
Stage 1 Results: 1. Kyle Larson; 2. Ryan Blaney 3. Erik Jones; 4. William Byron; 5. Brennan Poole; 6. Elliott Sadler; 7. Justin Allgaier; 8. Darrell Wallace Jr; 9. Daniel Hemric; 10. Ryan Reed
Austin Dillon stays out. He’s got a damaged car and 20 lap older tires. He leads the field to the line but not to turn 1. Kyle Larson returns to the lead by the time the field reaches turn 1.
45 to go in stage 1, Spencer Gallagher has parked on the apron. He was running inside the top 20. Now, after a practice crash yesterday, his weekend has gotten worse.
35 to go, Ryan Blaney is pressuring Kyle Larson for the lead again. Larson drifts up the track in 1 and 2. Ryan Blaney parks it right on his bumper. Larson lets Blaney go by in turns 3 and 4. New leader.
30 to go, Elliott Sadler is in the picture. He’s the current NASCAR Xfinity Series points leader. He runs 3rd and appears to be catching the leaders. Caution. Harrison Rhodes has blown up.
Green. 22 to go, Darrell Wallace Jr slips passed Kyle Larson on the outside. The Xfinity regular is up to 2nd. Ryan Blaney continues to lead. Meanwhile, problems for Erik Jones, he’s blown up. Jones comments, “It’s the first motor failure I’ve ever had.”
15 to go, Daniel Suarez fell to 35th on lap 52 with a flat tire and a green flag pit stop. He’s now running 12th, a three car battle for a top ten spot.
8 to go, caution for debris. The oil belt for Erik Jones has been located on the track. Suarez is on pit road with a handful of others.
6 to go, Ryan Blaney is loose on corner entry, he wiggles through the center. Darrell Wallace Jr powers right to his rear bumper. The slightest bit of contact, Wallace Jr is under Blaney. New leader.
Darrell Wallace Jr climbs from his 18th place starting spot to win stage 2! It’s the first stage win of his career.
Darrell Wallace Jr and Elliott Sadler will qualify for the Dash for Cash in the next and final stage.
Stage 2 Results: 1. Darrell Wallace Jr; 2. Ryan Blaney; 3. Elliott Sadler; 4. Justin Allgaier; 5. Kyle Larson; 6. William Byron; 7. Daniel Hemric; 8. Brennan Poole; 9. Blake Koch; 10. JJ Yaley
Final stage, 80 more laps will complete this race. The top 10 stayed out on the race track. Daniel Suarez is the new leader.
Trouble for the stage 2 winner. Darrell Wallace Jr restarted 11th. Eager to get back to the front he enters turn 3, three wide. He gets loose on the bottom, drifts up the track. Chaos. Dents in the fenders but everyone continues. Wallace Jr falls to 18th.
65 to go, caution. An accordion effect takes out Blake Koch. Brennan Poole cuts down on Daniel Hemric at the exit of turn 4. Contact in the right rear sends Poole up the track. He saved it. Hemric is hard on the brakes, Koch gets into the back of him and goes around. Light contact with the inside wall.
60 to go, Kyle Larson has returned to the front. Larson restarted 6th, by the exit of turn 2, he moves passed Cole Custer for 2nd. Larson sets sights on the leader, Suarez.
56 to go, battle for the lead. Kyle Larson and Daniel Suarez race side-by-side. Larson is on the bottom. Suarez pulls passed, carrying the high side momentum. Kyle Larson tries it again. This time he drives it in a bit harder, he clears Suarez by inches at the exit of turn 2, he slides in front to block the high lane.
45 to go, Ryan Blaney has returned to the front of the field as well. Larson leads by 1 second.
39 to go, Byron runs 8th. He leads the Dash for Cash contenders.
20 to go,Brendan Gaughan and Ross Chastain have re-located each other on the race track. They race aggressively but beautifully. Slight contact as they criss-cross in traffic.
8 to go, Larson continues to lead. He in front by .7 seconds. A few laps ago it was over a second. Kyle Larson is deep in lapped traffic.
5 to go, big slide from Ryan Blaney. He loses a half second. These two are ahead of Suarez by 13 full seconds.
Kyle Larson wins the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Dover International Speedway!
William Byron comes home outside the top 5. The rookie driver runs 6th but that’s enough to win the Dash for Cash. He will leave Dover with $100,000.
Kyle Larson from victory lane, “I’ve had some good runs here. I’ve had some bad ones too. Really excited to get a win with ParkerStore on the car. They’ve been a part of my career since I was 9 or 10 years old.”
The winner concluded, “I had a blast. Blaney was probably equal with me. We just got a better start after that second stage than he did.”
Author: Shane Walters
Dover Highlights Video
NASCAR Xfinity Series
June 3, 2017
NASCAR Xfinity Series
June 3, 2017
- Kyle Larson
- Ryan Blaney
- Daniel Suarez
- Cole Custer
- Ryan Reed
- William Byron
- Elliott Sadler
- Darrell Wallace Jr
- Matt Tifft
- Ty Dillon
- Justin Allgaier
- Brennan Poole
- Daniel Hemric
- Michael Annett
- JJ Yaley
- Ryan Sieg
- Brandon Brown
- Ben Kennedy
- Dakoda Armstrong
- Brendon Gaughan
- Ross Chastain
- BJ McLeod
- Jeremy Clements
- Ray Black II
- Mike Harmon
- Jordan Anderson
- Garrett Smithley
- Austin Dillon
- Brandon Jones
- Dylan Lupton
- Spencer Gallagher
- Blake Koch
- David Starr
- Chad Finchum
- Erik Jones
- Joey Gase
- Harrison Rhodes
- Morgan Shepherd
- Timmy Hill
- Jeff Green