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NASCAR XFINITY Collection information, notes and quick information prematurely of Saturday’s Use Your Melon. Drive Sober 200 at Dover Worldwide Speedway.

Radio: MRN, 2 p.m. (ET)
TV: NBCSN, 2:30 p.m. (ET)
Race Distance: 200 miles (200 laps)
Stage Lengths: Stage 1 (Ends on lap 60), Stage 2 (Ends on lap one hundred twenty), Remaining Stage (Ends on lap 200)

Races: sixty seven
Pole Winners: forty three
Youngest Pole Winner: Darrell Wallace Jr. (9/29/2012 – 18 years, eleven months, 21days)
Oldest Pole Winner: Dick Trickle (6/5/1999 – 19 years, 1 months, zero days)
Race Winners: forty five
Youngest Race Winner: Casey Atwood (9/25/1999 – 19 years, 1 months, zero days)
Oldest Race Winner: Harry Gant (9/14/1991 – fifty one years, eight months, four days)
Races Gained from Pole: eight
Final Race Gained from Pole: Kyle Larson (6/three/2017)
Race Document: Joey Logano – 131.219 mph (9/28/2013)
Qualifying Report: Erik Jones – 158.318 mph (10/2/2016)

  Final Race Most/Largest Fewest/Smallest
Automobiles: forty forty three – 30 Occasions (9/29/2012) 21 (5/15/1982)
Lead Modifications: 7 19 (5/19/1984) 1 (6/5/1999)
Leaders: 6 9 (6/four/1988) 2 (6/5/1999)
Cautions: 10 thirteen – 2 Occasions (9/22/2007) 1 (5/30/1998)
Warning Laps: forty five sixty one (9/22/2007) 7 (5/30/1998)
Lead Lap End: eleven 20 – 5 Occasions (6/1/2013) 1 – 2 Occasions (5/18/1985)
Operating on the End: 28 39 (5/30/1998) eleven (5/19/1984)
Laps Led (Winner): 137 193 (9/24/2005) 2 (5/30/2009)
Margin of Victory*: 1.173 23.28 (6/three/1995) zero.146 (9/19/1998)

*Since 1993 (creation of digital timing and scoring); doesn’t embrace races accomplished beneath warning

Custer Musters Robust Opening Playoffs Efficiency
2017 Sunoco Rookie of the Yr contender and Stewart-Haas Racing driver Cole Custer opened his 2017 NASCAR XFINITY Collection Playoffs marketing campaign with a press release-like begin at Kentucky Speedway.
Custer began the race from the third place, however gained Stage 1 and Stage 2 of the 300 – his first two levels wins of the 2017 season.
He would go on to complete the race in fifth place, however set himself up nicely for the remaining races within the Spherical of 12. Custer sits second within the NASCAR XFINITY Collection Playoffs standings heading to Dover Worldwide Speedway this weekend. He completed fourth at Dover, after beginning the race 14th, in his first profession NASCAR XFINITY Collection begin there earlier this yr.
Custer has run nicely as of late and is poised to make a robust run on the 2017 NASCAR XFINITY Collection championship. He’s completed within the prime 14 or higher in six consecutive races, which incorporates 5 prime-10 finishes.
Byron Wanting For Bounce Again At Dover
JR Motorsports driver and 2017 Sunoco Rookie of the Yr contender William Byron can be on the lookout for a bounce again efficiency when the NASCAR XFINITY Collection Playoffs head to Dover this weekend.
Byron – who entered the NASCAR XFINITY Collection Playoffs at Kentucky as the highest seed – made an unscheduled pit cease early within the last stage of the 300 to deal with a unfastened wheel and fell down a lap.
He rejoined the race in twenty seventh, however labored his means again as much as an 18th-place end.
Heading into Dover, Byron presently sits fifth within the NASCAR XFINITY Collection Playoffs standings, however has some expertise on his aspect on the one-mile monitor. Byron completed sixth there earlier this season after beginning the race eighth.
He’s having a terrific Sunoco Rookie of the Yr marketing campaign with three wins, eight prime fives, 17 prime 10s and one hundred sixty laps led in 27 begins this season for JR Motorsports. He leads Cole Custer within the Sunoco Rookie standings by forty factors, 278-238.

As They Stand
Right here’s a take a look at the NASCAR XFINITY Collection Playoffs leaderboard heading into the second race of the postseason at Dover Worldwide Speedway:




Race Wins

Playoff Factors

Pts from Cutoff


Justin Allgaier




Cole Custer




Elliott Sadler




Daniel Hemric




William Byron




Brennan Poole




Matt Tifft




Ryan Reed




Brendan Gaughan





Blake Koch





Michael Annett





Jeremy Clements





Bouncing Round The Bubble

After the opening race of the NASCAR XFINITY Collection Playoffs, the drivers who sit in spots 7-12 on the leaderboard have however sixteen factors separating them.


Matt Tifft (Seventh, 10 factors forward of ninth place) – The Sunoco Rookie of the Yr contender has a pair of begins on the Monster Mile, posting prime-10 finishes every time. Thus far this season, Matt Tifft has two prime fives and eight prime 10s to his credit score, together with a ninth place end within the opener of the Playoffs final weekend.


Ryan Reed (Eighth, eight factors forward of ninth place) – Though his common end in The First State is 15.6, Ryan Reed has tallied prime-10 finishes in his final two begins right here. Final fall, he crossed the road 10th after which adopted that up with a fifth place end this spring. In seven begins at Dover, Reed has posted one prime-5 and two prime-10 finishes. Reed opened the season with a win within the first race at Daytona and has since added one other prime 5 and put collectively six prime 10s.


Brendan Gaughan (Ninth, eight factors out of eighth place) Earlier this season, Brendan Gaughan drove to a 20th-place end on the Monster Mile. General, Gaughan has simply two prime 10s and an general end of 15.2 in eleven races at Dover – and he’ll should do higher than that to have a shot of shifting on to the Spherical of eight. Up to now in 2017, Gaughan has two prime fives and 7 prime 10s.


Blake Koch (10th, 9 factors out of eighth place) – Miles the Monster has not been variety to Blake Koch through the years, as his greatest end on the monitor was 12th again within the spring, 2016 race. General, Koch has a mean end of 28.5 in thirteen begins at Dover – and must discover a approach to tame the beast to be able to leapfrog into the highest eight of the Playoff contenders.


Michael Annett (eleventh, 12 factors out of eighth place) – The JR Motorsports driver has only one NASCAR XFINITY Begin at Dover since his return to the collection, and that resulted in a 14th-place end earlier this season. From 2009-thirteen, Michael Annett competed on the Monster Mile 10 occasions and posted only one prime 10, a 3rd-place effort within the 2012 fall race. General in his eleven begins at Dover, Annett has a mean end of thirteen.5 with simply the one prime 5. This season, he has one prime 5 and 6 prime 10s by way of 27 races.


Jeremy Clements (12th, 14 factors out of eighth place) – If the underdog of the Playoffs goes to make a transfer to advance to the subsequent spherical, Dover is definitely the place the place he might do it. Jeremy Clements’ pair of prime 10s and a mean end of 20.5 by means of 14 begins on the mile-lengthy facility are among the many prime monitor performances in his portfolio. This season, he has a win at Street America and a further prime-10 end to convey his common end by means of 27 races to


One other Mile Nearer To A Championship

Miles has greeted six totally different race winners in Victory Lane at Dover Worldwide Speedway up to now six races (Kyle Larson – spring, 2017; Daniel Suarez – fall, 2016; Erik Jones – spring, 2016; Regan Smith – fall, 2015; Chris Buescher – spring, 2015; and Kyle Busch – fall, 2014).


Of these drivers, simply Suarez and Jones are entered in Saturday’s Use Your Melon. Drive Sober 200.


However an important notice for drivers on this yr’s NASCAR XFINITY Collection Playoffs could also be that the final two collection champions gained on the Monster Mile on the best way to the title. Buescher’s spring 2015 win was one in every of this two victories throughout his championship run, whereas Suarez used a fall Dover victory to safe a spot within the Spherical of eight en path to the 2016 crown.


Not one of the 2017 Playoff contenders have visited Victory Lane at Dover Worldwide Speedway – in any collection. So a win to advance can be a really particular one, certainly.