Dover's Gander RV 400 Will Start on Monday at Noon
DOVER, DE – RIS – The rains came and NASCAR did everything they could. They continued to dry the track using Air Titans and other machinery. The drivers were introduced. A few pace laps were run, but it kept raining. Finally, the sanctioning body literally threw in the towel and postponed Sunday’s Gander RV 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race.
The race will be run on Monday, starting at noon and be covered on radio by MRN, and on TV by Fox Sports One. Complicating the situation was the fact that Dover has no lights, but as the weather continued, it became obvious that no racing could be started and finished on Sunday, which is NASCAR’s policy.
With Dover celebrating its 50th anniversary season, the race winners will receive a 60-pound Miles the Monster trophy converted from its customary concrete-like finish to metallic gold.
Jimmie Johnson has 11 of the standard-issue trophies: The driver swept Dover in 2002 and 2009 and won races in 2005, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017. He joined Richard Petty (Martinsville-15, North Wilkesboro-15, Richmond-13, Rockingham-11) and Darrell Waltrip (Bristol-12, Martinsville-11) as drivers who won 11 races at a single track. His 83rd career victory tied him with Cale Yarborough for sixth on the career victory list. Waltrip and Allison are next at 84.
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