ALEX BOWMAN, NO. 88 NATIONWIDE SMALL BUSINESS CAMARO ZL1 – Finished 2nd A GREAT EXAMPLE OF EXECUTION. YOU STARTED AT THE BACK AND NEARLY JOINED MARTIN TRUEX, JR. IN SCORING HIS FIRST WIN AT DOVER. YOU LOOK LIKE YOU COULD GO AN EXTRA 100 LAPS “I’m worn out. This is the physically hardest race of the year for me, for sure. We at least had a shot at it. That’s really all you can ask for. Congrats to Martin Truex, Jr. Our Nationwide Small Business Chevy was really good. Cool deal they’ve got going on. A small business owner can enter to win a $100,000, so that’s a pretty neat promotion for them. I’m still proud of (crew chief) Greg Ives and everybody on this No. 88 team. We had a miserable start to the season and we did a really good job of resetting over the off-weekend. We’ve come out strong since then.”
Kyle Busch is not only pacing the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in victories (three) this season, but his 10-consecutive top-10 finishes through the opening 10 races has only been accomplished by four other drivers – Lee Petty (1955), James Hylton (1972), Cale Yarborough (1974), Morgan Shepherd (1990) – and hasn’t been done in 29 years. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver, who celebrates his 34th birthday on Thursday, has 12 consecutive top-10 finishes going back to the end of the 2018 season.
BUBBA WALLACE, NO. 43 WORLD WIDE TECHNOLOGY CAMARO ZL1 – Finished 5thYOU JUST ABOUT GOT THE JOB DONE. THOUGHTS ON THE RUN?“I had it wide open on that last restart and when those guys pulled away, I knew we were done. It’s just a different class, a different animal when you get up there. I had tons of fun tonight. I honestly haven’t had this much fun in a long time. It’s been a struggle, but it was a big night for us. When you don’t have anything on the line, I guess it means something different.”
Former Kansas City Chiefs players Neil Smith and Christian Okoye will give the most famous words in racing “Drivers, Start Your Engines” for the Digital Ally 400 on Saturday night while former Chiefs player Mark Collins will wave the green flag.
DIBENEDETTO BY THE NUMBERS: In eight Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career starts at Dover, Matt DiBenedetto has an average start of 32.1 and an average finish of 31.1 and has completed 2,874 of 3,215 (89.4 percent) career laps at “The Monster Mile.” DiBenedetto’s best finishing position at Dover is 27th which he’s earned twice (October 2016 and October 2018).
JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 ALLY PATRIOTIC CAMARO ZL1 met with media and discussed his multiple wins at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the rules package change for the All-Star race, the tribute paid to service men and women on Memorial Day, his visit to Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and more. Full Transcript:
Coming off his season-best finish of 11th at Talladega, Corey LaJoie and the Go Fas Racing team head to Delaware, the site of this weekend's Gander RV 400. The Charlotte, NC-native owns a top-10 as well as a top-15 at the Monster Mile, finishes he earned in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2016 and 2017, respectively. Dover International Speedway, celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, marks the third weekend of 2019 that the Keen Parts colors will be plastered on the No. 32 Mustang.