Jimmie Johnson, Erik Jones and Tyler Reddick are among the NASCAR drivers in need of a win at Dover on Saturday to alleviate the stress of being on the wrong side of the playoff bubble with three races to go.
The Drydene 311 is a golden opportunity for Johnson in particular. He has been prolific at this track, winning 11 races in central Delaware in his career. He has also been in a groove of late, finishing fourth last weekend at Daytona and among the top 12 in four straight outings.
There are two races at Dover this weekend — following the Drydene 311 on Saturday, there will be a separate Cup Series race at the same venue on Sunday.
Sporting News is tracking live updates and lap-by-lap highlights from Saturday’s NASCAR race at Dover. Follow below for complete results from the Drydene 311:
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NASCAR at Dover live race updates, highlights from Drydene 311
4:29 p.m.: Chase Elliott has led the whole way so far.
4:26 p.m.: They’re back to green.
4:22 p.m.: This has to be one of Kurt Busch’s shortest races ever.
Jones and Bowman have damage.
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) August 22, 2020
4:21 p.m.: Caution for Kurt Busch.
4:17 p.m.: Green flag!
4:11 p.m.: Engines are fired and we’re almost ready to go.
NASCAR race start time today
- Date: Saturday, Aug. 22
- Start time: 4 p.m. ET
- TV channel: NBC Sports Network
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The green flag for Saturday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover will wave shortly after 4 p.m. ET, assuming there are no rain delays as there have been so often since NASCAR returned to live racing in May.
Dover International Speedway does not have lights, so a weather delay would threaten to postpone or delay either race in the Saturday-Sunday doubleheader.
The good news regarding NASCAR’s chances of getting the Dover races in as scheduled is they both are relatively short — 311 laps around the one-mile speedy concrete oval.
NASCAR starting lineup at Dover
Below is the starting lineup for Saturday’s NASCAR race at Dover:
|1||Chase Elliott||9||Hendrick Motorsports|
|2||Denny Hamlin||11||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|3||Martin Truex Jr.||19||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|4||Clint Bowyer||14||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|5||Joey Logano||22||Team Penske|
|6||Jimmie Johnson||48||Hendrick Motorsports|
|7||Brad Keselowski||2||Team Penske|
|8||William Byron||24||Hendrick Motorsports|
|9||Kurt Busch||1||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|10||Kevin Harvick||4||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|11||Alex Bowman||88||Hendrick Motorsports|
|12||Chris Buescher||17||Roush Fenway Racing|
|13||Erik Jones||20||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|14||Matt DiBenedetto||21||Wood Brothers Racing|
|15||Michael McDowell||34||Front Row Motorsports|
|16||Tyler Reddick||8||Richard Childress Racing|
|17||Aric Almirola||10||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|18||Christopher Bell||95||Leavine Family Racing|
|19||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||47||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|20||Ryan Blaney||12||Team Penske|
|21||Cole Custer||41||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|22||Kyle Busch||18||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|23||Ryan Newman||6||Roush Fenway Racing|
|24||Bubba Wallace||43||Richard Petty Motorsports|
|25||Ty Dillon||13||Germain Racing|
|26||Matt Kenseth||42||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|27||Ryan Preece||37||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|28||Daniel Suarez||96||Gaunt Brothers Racing|
|29||Corey LaJoie||32||GoFas Racing|
|30||Brennan Poole||15||Premium Motorsports|
|31||John Hunter Nemechek||38||Front Row Motorsports|
|32||Austin Dillon||3||Richard Childress Racing|
|33||Timmy Hill||66||Motorsports Business Management|
|34||JJ Yeley||27||Rick Ware Racing|
|35||Quin Houff||00||StarCom Racing|
|36||Reed Sorenson||77||Spire Motorsports|
|37||Josh Bilicki||53||Rick Ware Racing|
|38||Joey Gase||51||Petty Ware Racing|
|39||Garrett Smithley||7||Tommy Baldwin Racing|
|40||BJ McLeod||78||BJ McLeod Motorsports|
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