Winners and losers after Saturday Dover races
A look at the winners and losers after the Saturday Dover races for the Cup and Xfinity Series:
Denny Hamlin — Passes teammate Martin Truex Jr. for the lead late to win, scoring his first victory at Dover. It is his sixth win of the season, putting him 60% of the way to the team’s preseason goal of 10 victories.
Joe Gibbs Racing — Scores 1-2-3 finish with Denny Hamlin winning, Martin Truex Jr. second and Kyle Busch finishing third.
Justin Allgaier — Rough luck has made this a tough season on the JR Motorsports driver in the Xfinity Series but he rebounded to win Saturday.
Kyle Weatherman — Normally a 25th-place finish in a race in the Xfinity Series is not celebrated, but Weatherman and his Mike Harmon Racing team have endured a lot with someone stealing one of the team’s pickups and trailers on its way back from Daytona this past week. Inside that hauler was the car Weatherman drove on that road course. Several teams helped this group get to Dover and complete.
Kurt Busch — Early contact from Erik Jones, who took the blame, caused him to crash and saw his race end before 10 laps were complete.
William Byron — Entered the race with a 25-point lead on Jimmie Johnson for the final playoff spot. Had a miserable day and is now three points behind Johnson for that last playoff spot.