The Monster Mile hosts the back end of back-to-back races in both the Xfinity and Cup Series on the concrete of Dover International Speedway today.
Yesterday’s races saw Denny Hamlin lead a series of Joe Gibbs Racing drivers that finished 1-2-3 for the win. But we can afford those guys around here, so let’s focus on those drivers that cost a few less DFS dollars will run today.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. ($7,300)
Started 19th and finished 10th yesterday for 51 DFS points, including 15 fastest laps and one led. Has starting running more consistently as of late, and the JTG Daugherty Racing team might be starting to put it together. For Stenhouse the key is to not become his alter ego “Wheely Spinouts” and for the last five races he’s finished the race without a major wreck. The speed he showed yesterday means he can run well today, or at least be close enough to the front that he can alter his pit schedule to lead some laps for points.
Austin Dillon ($7,200)
Started 32nd yesterday and finished 15th, but on the way managed to lead 49 laps and record 21 fastest laps for a nice 69 points yesterday. Though his salary yesterday was $8,700 and that drops to $7,200 today because he’ll be starting sixth with less place points on offer, he’s clearly got a good car for Dover. Even if all the JGR cars finish ahead of him, it can still be a good day for Richard Childress Racing.
John H Nemechek ($6,100)
Started 31st and finished 24th yesterday, and begins in 27th position today. Nemechek had wrecked in three of his last five races before yesterday, but when he stays on the track he runs pretty well, averaging 31.75 DFS points per his last four outings when he’s completed the race. When your this far down the board, that’s pretty good value.