How to Watch NASCAR at Dover: TV Info, Weather, Odds originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
After a frantic race around Talladega Superspeedwaythe NASCAR Cup Series now leads to a track known as the “Monster Mile”.
Dover Motor Speedway, a mile long concrete oval with high walls in Delaware, has been the scene of some chaotic racing in recent years. NASCAR races have been held at the track annually since 1969.
Here’s everything you need to know for this weekend’s Würth 400 at Dover:
What is the NASCAR at Dover entry list?
36 riders will compete at Diver this weekend. The usual drivers are all lining up – except for Alex Bowman, who will miss his first race of the season after sustaining a vertebral fracture in a sprint car event (non-NASCAR race) on Tuesday.
Xfinity series regular Josh Berry will fill in for Bowman while he recovers. Berry was doing six races when he filled in for Chase Elliott earlier this season after breaking his leg in a snowboarding accident. Elliott returned at Martinsville Speedway two weeks ago.
Here is the full entry list for Dover:
No.1, Ross Chastain, Trackhouse Racing
No. 2, Austin Cindric, Team Penske
No. 3, Austin Dillon, Richard Childress Racing
No.4, Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing
No.5, Kyle Larson, Hendrick Motorsports
No. 6, Brad Keselowski, RFK Racing
#7, Corey LaJoie, Spire Motorsports
#8, Kyle Busch, Richard Childress Racing
#9, Chase Elliott, Hendrick Motorsports
No. 10, Aric Almirola, Stewart-Haas Racing
No. 11, Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing
#12, Ryan Blaney, Team Penske
No. 14, Chase Briscoe, Stewart-Haas Racing
No. 15, Brennan Poole, Rick Ware Racing
No. 16, AJ Allmendinger, Kaulig Racing
#17, Chris Buescher, RFK Racing
No. 19, Martin Truex Jr., Joe Gibbs Racing
No. 20, Christopher Bell, Joe Gibbs Racing
No. 21, Harrison Burton, Wood Brothers Racing
#22, Joey Logano, Team Penske
No. 23, Bubba Wallace, 23XI Racing
No. 24, William Byron, Hendrick Motorsports
#31, Justin Haley, Kaulig Racing
No. 34, Michael McDowell, Front Row Motorsports
#38, Todd Gilliland, Front Row Motorsports
#41, Ryan Preece, Stewart-Haas Racing
No. 42, Noah Gragson, Legacy Motor Club
No. 43, Erik Jones, Legacy Motor Club
#45, Tyler Reddick, 23XI Racing
#47, Ricky Stenhouse Jr, JTG Daugherty Racing
#48, Josh Berry, Hendrick Motorsports
#51, JJ Yeley, Rick Ware Racing
#54, Ty Gibbs, Joe Gibbs Racing
#77, Ty Dillon, Spire Motorsports
#78, BJ McLeod, Live Fast Motorsports
#99, Daniel Suarez, Trackhouse Racing
When is the NASCAR race at Dover in 2023?
The Würth 400 is set for Sunday April 30 at 12pm CT. The race was originally scheduled to start at 1pm CT but was brought forward by an hour due to weather concerns.
Before the race on Sunday there will be practice sessions and qualifying sessions. The field of 36 cars will be split into two groups, with each group practicing for 15 minutes at 9:30am CT on Saturday.
Qualifying begins right after practice. Each car from the two practice groups will complete a single lap on the first lap, with the five fastest times in each group advancing to the final lap. On the final lap, the 10 remaining drivers will each complete a single lap to set the top 10 starting order, while 11th to 36th places will be determined based on speeds from the first lap.
What is the NASCAR weekend TV schedule at Dover?
Saturday April 29 (FS1, FS2 and Streaming)
Sunday April 30 (FS1 and Streaming)
Who are the previous winners at Dover?
Elliott is the defending champion at Dover, having led 73 laps en route to victory at the track last May. It was Elliott’s second career win at Dover.
Alongside him there are three other multiple winners at Dover Racing this weekend: Busch, Truex and Harvick with three wins each. Three other drivers have clinched a win at Dover: Keselowski (2012), Larson (2019) and Hamlin (2020).
Who are the favorites for Dover Motor Speedway?
The best of the best often do well at Dover.
Unlike the wildcard tracks of Talladega and Daytona, Monster Mile often lets you look for the traditional contenders to dominate. Since 2009, 24 of the last 26 races at Dover have been won by a driver who has won the championship. The only exceptions were Hamlin in 2020 and Bowman in 2021 – and as mentioned he will not be driving on Sunday due to injury.
Among drivers with at least five career starts at Dover is the best performers Along the way are Larson (6.9 avg in 14 starts), Elliott (9.8 in 12 starts), Truex (11.8 in 32 starts), Harvick (12.9 in 42 starts), and Keselowski (13, 1 in 24 launches).
Here’s a full look at those Winning favorites at Dover before practice and qualifying, courtesy of our partner PointsBet:
- Kyle Larson, +400
- William Byron, +650
- Denny Hamlin, +750
- Chase Elliott, +775
- Martin Truex Jr., +900
- Christopher Bell, +900
- Kevin Harvick, +1000
- Ross Chastain, +1100
- Kyle Bush, +1500
- Tyler Reddick, +1800
- Joey Logano, +2200
- Ryan Blaney, +2500
- Brad Keselowski, +3300
- Chris Buescher, +3300
- Josh Berry, +3500
What’s the weather like for NASCAR at Dover this weekend?
It does not look good.
Wet tires are not available for Dover Motor Speedway and the track has no lighting, resulting in a tight time window to get onto the track Saturday and Sunday.
NBC Philadelphia expects a wet weekend with a 65% chance of rain on Saturday and a 75% chance of rain on Sunday. The rain is expected to clear up on Saturday afternoon but Sunday appears to be rainy in the afternoon around race time. The Dover race was postponed to Monday last year due to rain and that could happen again this year if the forecast doesn’t get clear.
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