Kyle Larson was once probably the most influential racer at Dover International Speedway right through Sunday’s Dryden 400. But he was once now not the winner.
Despite main in 273 laps out of 400 and claiming NASCAR’s best moderate end on course (6.7), he may now not win; It went to Alex Bowman, who led the general 98 laps to succeed in his moment win of the season.
It gave the impression that Larsen – who completed within the best two for the 5th immediately race in Dover – would experience his first win on the monitor since October 2019. But a damage via Eric Almirola on Lap 302 left many of the flooring in pits. ; On lap 304, Bowman pulled up in entrance of Larsen on Pitt Road. Hendrick Motorsports teammates held the highest two positions for the remainder of the race.
Also price noting: Hendrick Driver (Bowman, Larsen, Chase Elliott and William Byron) swept the highest 4 spots.
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Sporting News tracked the Dryden 400 are living replace at Dover International Speedway. See the total race highlights beneath:
NASCAR are living replace in Dover, highlights from Dryden 400
5:49 PM: Here Bowman is crossing the end line and celebrating the postress:
5:36 PM: And the foregoing conclusion turns into fact: Bowman Dryden wins 400! Below are the (unofficial) best 10 drivers:
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5:32 PM: Chase Briscoe seems to have suffered some important harm to the rear of his vehicle, however was once ready to get to the news; There isn’t any wish to use warning with seven laps last.
5:31 PM: There are simplest 10 laps left and Bowman nonetheless has a vital edge over Larsen.
5:26 PM: With 20 laps, Bowman has a 1.7-second lead over Larson.
5:20 PM: Larson now leads via greater than a moment with 35 laps last.
5:18 PM: Oh no. It is raining and 40 laps left in Dover; It has now not but hit the monitor, however climate delays can come at any time.
5:01 PM: Bowman would must be mad at him; He had a vital edge over Larson that he must construct once more.
Caution 7 (lap 225) at 5 pm. Caution is at the immediately entrance.
4:58 PM: Larsen isn’t taking part in round popping out cautiously. He is true on Bowman’s rear bumper.
4:57 PM: … within the distance they’re taking a look a little bit darker than the rain clouds. …
4:56 PM: Good news: Almirola has been evaluated and launched on the Enfield Care Center; He gave an interview on FS1 and gave the impression high quality.
4:54 PM: It is curious to look who stands with 83 laps to head within the race.
4:52 pm: Caution 4 (lap 315). Ricky Stenhouse Jr. hits Alfredo from at the back of Turn 2, inflicting the latter to wallow in; Keselowski additionally hit Stenhouse within the bumper, which didn’t lend a hand issues. Stenhosue and Alfredo are each status, however no different vehicles had been affected.
4:50 PM: Bowman is making an attempt his perfect to stay Larsen clear of the threshold; He has a lead of 0.41 seconds at the Lap 310.
4:44 PM: An fascinating building: Bowman first got here out of the pit row, serving to him to get out in moderation.
4:41 PM: Caution 5 (lap 302). Erik Almirola misplaced keep watch over immediately and crashed into the wall in flip 4. He were given out of his vehicle and moved reasonably; His vehicle is on hearth and this must be the tip of his day in Dover.
He informed his crew, “I had to hold my breath. He got hurt.”
4:30 pm: Things are heating up! Behind Larson, he’s. …
4:28 PM: Larsen now has a 2-plus-second lead over Alex Bowman; Byron, Elliott, Kurt Busch, Harvick, Brad Keselowski, Hamlin, Austin Dillon, and Tyler Redick determine within the best 10.
4:19 PM: We are again on lap 249, beneath inexperienced. Only 151 laps left.
4:09 pm: Caution 4 (Step 2 completed, lap 240). And Larson has a second-leg victory; He led everybody except for for one lap in Stage 2, led via Hamlin whilst Larson was once on Pitt Row.
Kyle Larson dominates Stage 2 and leads each lap except for for one (right through pit stops).
– Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) 16 May, 2021
4 PM: Is that just right (Remember, Elliott began the race at the back of the lineup).
3:55 PM: Checking now that we’re over part within the 400-lap race and … sure, Larson continues to be within the lead.
3:36 PM: Caution 3 (lap 171). Berry hit the wall, knocking it down with just right velocity; Because the place he was once at the monitor on the subject of the entire others, he may now not get into the row of pits with out drawing a yellow flag.
3:28 PM: Briscoe’s again within the row of pits; It turns out that his vehicle is stagnant because of the wear he suffered in an coincidence simply ahead of the tip of Stage 1.
3:22 PM: I’m now not so certain No Kyle Bush
3:20 PM: Berry and James Davison, down 4 and 6 laps respectively, had been each hit to hurry the penalty at Pitt Row.
3:09 PM: Larson was once totally dominating in Stage 1, wary, with an 11.3 moment lead over Hamlin. Here are the highest 10 racers for the platform:
Kyle Larson received Stage 1 via 11.3 seconds after Harvick went from moment to 5th within the ultimate two laps and Chase Briscoe hit the wall.
– Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) 16 May, 2021
3:07 PM: Caution 2 (lap 119). It turns out that Chase Briscoe blew his tire and hit the wall and attempted to stick in entrance of Larson (and at the lead lap). This goes to price him beneath warning. With this, step 1 ends with warning.
2:57 PM: Yes, about Kyle Bush… the ones engine problems don’t seem to be going away. He is 2 laps from the lead with 25 laps within the podium.
2:51 PM: Meanwhile, Larsen ruled the Dryden 400 with a relaxed lead of 80 laps.
2:48 PM: Tough brakes for Corey Lajoie, who has to pit beneath the golf green with a flat right-front tire. He is 3 laps clear of the lead.
2:46 PM: Truex’s nostril seems to have deteriorated, affecting his skill to show as he was once hitting the monitor. This drawback will building up additional as the auto temperature rises.
2:36 PM: Another be aware: Kyle Busch manages to keep away from being wary regardless of his engine problems.
2:35 PM: Truex Jr. comes out cautiously at the twelfth when a luge nut falls and interferes with a vehicle jack, inflicting him to make a sluggish pit. past trust.
2:31 PM: Larsen secured a place on Byron to take the lead with the competition cautiously. Harvick stays at quantity 3 cautiously.
2:30 pm: uh oh.
2:29 PM: Caution 1 (festival, lap 35)
2:25 PM: Lots of motion on the best of the lineup, whilst Fox Sports 1 was once on a business destroy; Truex rose from first to fourth position after juniors William Byron (first), Larsen (moment) and Kevin Harvick (3rd). He is ready 5 seconds clear of the lead.
2:19 PM: Elliott has moved up 12 positions in Stage 1 from 36 laps 11.
2:15 PM: And there they pass!
2:12 PM: Also be aware: Josh Berry will make his Cup Series debut within the 77-car as a last-minute alternative for Justin Healy (who can’t run because of NASCAR’s COVID-19 protocol).
2:11 PM: Ryan Newman will sign up for Chase Elliott (two unsuccessful pre-race inspections) at the back of the lineup because of the unapproved changes:
UPDATE: The No. 6 vehicle will get started from the again of the sphere today because of unapproved changes.
– NASCAR (@NASCAR) 16 May, 2021
2:02 PM: Some essential race notes in Dover:
On FS1: cup engines fired at Dover right here. Competition Caution Lap 35. Stage 120–120–160 (400 laps, 400 mi). Sets 9 tires. Fuel: 88–97 laps. Backwards: Elliott (2x technical failure), Berry (motive force change-77). NWS: Temperatures within the 60s, 20% probability of rain. @NASCARONFOX
– Bob Pokras (@bobpockrass) 16 May, 2021
at 2 pm: The engines at Dover were changed. The inexperienced flag is coming.
1:30 pm: Things are heating up concerning the barbeque at Fox Studios.
NASCAR lineup in Dover
Here is your complete beginning lineup for the Drydine 400 with out qualifying:
|Start the placement.||Driver||Car quantity||Team|
|1||Martin trux jr||19||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|2||Danny Hamlin||1 1||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|3||William Byron||24||Hendrick Motorsports|
|4||Kyle Larsen||5||Hendrick Motorsports|
|5||Kevin harvick||4||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|6||Kyle Buschow||14||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|7||Ryan Blaney||12||Team penske|
|8||Joey Logano||22||Team penske|
|9||Chris busher||17||Roush Fenway Racing|
|10||Christopher Bell||20||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|1 1||Tyler radic||8||Richard Childress Racing|
|12||Ryan newman||6||Roush Fenway Racing|
|13||Austin dillon||3||Richard Childress Racing|
|14||Brad Keselowski||2||Team penske|
|15||Alex bowman||48||Hendrick Motorsports|
|16||Chase Briscoe||14||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|17||Matt DiBenedetto||21||Wood Brothers Racing|
|14||Ross Chastain||42||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|19||Ricky stenhouse jr||47||Jtg dotarty racing|
|20||Michael McDowell||34||Front row motorsports|
|21||Bubba Wallace||23||23XI racing|
|22||Eric jones||43||Richard Petty Motorsports|
|23||Daniel suarez||99||Trackhouse racing crew|
|24||Ryan preis||37||Jtg dotarty racing|
|25||Corey Lajoie||7||Spire Motorsports|
|26||Anthony Alfredo||38||Front row motorsports|
|24||Kurt bushow||1||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|28||Josh Berry||77||Spire Motorsports|
|29||Cole Custer||41||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|30||BJ McLeod||4||Live rapid motorsports|
|31||Erik Almirola||10||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|32||James davison||15||Rick ware racing|
|33||Cody Ware||51||Patty Ware Racing|
|34||Quinn Hough||00||Starcom racing|
|35||Garrett Smithley||53||Rick ware racing|
|36||Josh Biliki||52||Rick ware racing|
|37||Chase Elliott *||9||Hendrick Motorsports|
* Elliott, who would have began in 8th position within the lineup, will be the maximum back-to-back to fail two pre-race inspections.