Dover, DE – Series: NASCAR Nationwide. Date: Saturday, mile oval. Start time: 3:30 p.m. (et). Laps: 200. Miles: 200. 2010 Winner: Kyle Busch. Television: ESPN 2. Radio: Motor Racing Network (MRN) /SIRIUS NASCAR Satellite.
The Nationwide Series returns to action this weekend at Dover International Speedway. With six races to go, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. holds a 14-point lead over Elliott Sadler. Reed Sorenson is 47 points behind.
When the series competed at Chicagoland earlier this month, Sadler's sixth- place finish compared to an eighth-place run for Stenhouse allowed Sadler to chip two points away from Stenhouse's lead.
The points lead had swapped numerous times among Stenhouse, Sadler and Sorenson earlier in the season, but Stenhouse has been atop the standings since the July 30 race in Indianapolis.
"I think if you look at it over the whole season, no matter where you are in points, you just got to go out there and get all the points you can," Stenhouse said. "The way our series has been this year, whoever is leading always tends to have a bad race, and it brings everybody right back into it."
Stenhouse has finished fourth, 11th and 18th in his first three races at Dover, while Sadler has finished sixth and 31st in his previous two races here. Prior to last year's fall event, Sadler had not competed in a Nationwide race at Dover since 1998.
Sorenson has been exceptional at this track recently, finishing no worse than seventh in the last five races.
Bowyer is the only driver of the 46 entered for Saturday's One Main Financial 200 that has multiple Nationwide wins at Dover.
"I love Dover; it's like Bristol, just a bigger, faster and meaner Bristol," he said. "I have two Nationwide Series wins at Dover, and I'd love to make it three."
Ryan Truex, who hails from nearby Mayetta, NJ, will be behind the wheel of Gibbs' No.20 car.