Dover International Speedway results from September 30, 2017 featuring the NASCAR Xfinity Series
The NASCAR Xfinity Series gets the NASCAR weekend started. It’s a 1 mile concrete racetrack, Bristol on steroids. It’s the second race for the new NASCAR composite bodies.
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William Byron and Daniel Suarez lead the field to green. 60 laps in stage 1 & 2, 80 laps in stage 3. 200 total laps around Dover Int Speedway.
Green flag, side by side all the way through turns 1-2. Suarez can’t get to the throttle on the bottom. Byron has more speed off the corner, he takes the lead down the back. The field is single file around the bottom.
Lap 5, caution. Brandon Jones had to chase the car up the track in turn 3. He loses it, up the banking and around he goes. He slides backwards down the banking in turn 4, self cleaning racetrack. Jeff Green tried to squeak through, he hole closed and he piled into Jones.
Green, Suarez is ahead by a foot at the entry to turn 1. He pinches Byron to the wall on entry. Suarez is trying to get every inch of the arc into turn 1. He dives to the bottom, clips the apron and chases it up the banking. Suarez has to lift. Byron swings around on the outside.
Lap 19, Harrison Rhodes has created a cloud down the back stretch. Oil line or an expired engine. He was running 28th. Caution.
Green, Erik Jones gives a push to Byron at the flagstone. Byron is clear in the middle of 1-2. Caution. Chad Finchum had to checkup, Brandon Brown didn’t see it coming. He put the bumper to Finchum. Accidental but Finichum was sent up the banking and into the wall at the exit of turn 2.
Green, Justin Allgaier has locked bumpers with Byron. He pushes him from turn 4 all the way into turn 1. Byron back to the lead.
Ryan Blaney had a run on Justin Allgaier off turn 4. Blaney carried speed off the top, Allgaier drifted from the bottom lane to the wall, taking the lane away on exit. Blaney put the bumper to him at the flagstand. Allgaier was shoved to the inside. Blakey drives around the outside, to 3rd.
10 to go in stage 1, this is the first green flag run of the day, 20 laps green. Bryon has opened up a lead of 1.5 seconds. Ryan Blaney moved around Suarez for 2nd.
5 to go, Ryan Blaney has cut the lead to just .7 seconds. Blaney is the quickest car on the racetrack. Blaney is running lane number 3, he’s the first car to do that. Highest car on the racetrack and catching the leader.
Blaney is going to run out of time. William Byron wins stage 1 at Dover International Speedway.
Stage 1 Results: 1. William Byron; 2. Ryan Blaney; 3. Daniel Suarez; 4. Justin Allgaier; 5. Erik Jones; 6. Elliott Sadler; 7. Tyler Roddick; 8. Cole Custer; 9. Daniel Hemric; 10. Brennan Poole;
The field hits pit road. The crew of Ryan Blaney has grabbed the lead. Blaney entered the pits in 2nd, he exits in 1st. 60 more laps to follow.
Green flag, Blaney is gone by the entry to turn 1. Daniel Suarez thinks about making it 3 wide for 2nd as Byron gets a slow restart, backing up the inside line. He thinks better of it.
Casey Mears gets loose off turn 2. Spencer Gallagher tries to cut under him on exit. He misses it and tags the rear bumper of Mears. Gallagher gets sent up the racetrack and into the wall. No caution.
10 to go in stage 2, Ryan Blaney leads William Byron by .4 seconds. 18 cars remain on the lead lap. 5 to go, Ryan Blaney has opened the gap to 2.5 seconds. Ryan Blaney wins stage 2!
Stage 2 Results: 1. Ryan Blaney; 2. William Byron; 3. Justin Allgaier; 4. Daniel Suarez; 5. Elliott Sadler; 6. Tyler Roddick 7. Cole Custer; 8. Daniel Hemric; 9. Brennan Poole; 10. Erik Jones;
The field hits pit road, 4 tires for all. Ryan Blaney enters 1st, exits 1st. 80 laps remain.
Green flag on the final stage. Ryan Blaney gets a massive jump on the restart. He carries Justin Allgaier with him. That’s the first time all day that 3rd place passed 2nd in turn 1.
Lap 140, Justin Allgaier has a train of cars behind him. William Byron is desperate for a way by. At the same time, Daniel Suarez is all over Byron. Everything Byron does, he washes out as he gets close to Allgaier. He can get a run on him, until he gets close and the front downforce fades away.
25 to go, Ryan Blaney leads by 2.5 seconds. Brendan Gaughan is charging, he just moved into 11th. He’s now 1 point under the cut line in the playoffs.
10 to go, Tyler Reddick has a flat tire. He was running 15th. He drifted up the banking and caught the wall with the right rear. No caution but teams are concerned.
Ryan Blaney wins at Dover International Speedway! “Good job guys. Awesome car,” Ryan Blaney radio.
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No victory lane burnouts from Ryan Blaney. He’s has something else in mind. Blaney collects the checkered flag. He climbs from his car and walks to the catch fence. Blaney selects a young fan, wearing a Kyle Larson hat. Between the chain links, he slips the checkered flag to the young fan.
“I’ve never won here before. I always wanted a Monster,” Ryan Blaney refers to the trophy from the Monster Mile from victory lane.
Author: Shane Walters
Dover Race Results
September 30, 2017
NASCAR Xfinity Series
1. Ryan Blaney
2. Justin Allgaier
3. William Byron
4. Daniel Hemric
5. Brennan Poole
6. Matt Tifft
7. Daniel Suarez
8. Cole Custer
9. Elliott Sadler
10. Brendan Gaughan
11. Michael Annett
12. Ross Chastain
13. Ty Dillon
14. Ryan Sieg
15. Corey laJoie
16. Ryan Reed
17. JJ Yaley
18. Casey Mears
19. Blake Koch
20. Erik Jones
21. Ray Black II
22. Jeremy Clements
23. Austin Dillon
24. Spencer Gallagher Jr
25. Brandon Brown
26. Tyler Reddick
27. BJ McLeod
28. Joey Gase
29. Garrett Smithy
30. Josh Bilicki
31. Mike Harmon
32. Morgan Shepherd
33. Timmy Hill
34. Gray Gaulding
35. Reed Sorenson
36. Chad Finchum
37. Harrison Rhodes
38. David Starr
39. Brandon Jones
40. Jeff Green