Martin Truex Jr. continues Dover domination by winning second stage
Martin Truex Jr. won the second stage of the Cup race at Dover International Speedway, his second stage victory Sunday.
Truex has led 99 of the race’s first 240 laps. He took the lead from Kyle Larson on Lap 212.
Larson has led 115 laps of the scheduled 400 laps.
It’s the eighth stage win of the season for Truex, who has compiled 18 playoff points. The Furniture Row Racing driver leads the standings for regular-season and playoff points.
The top 10 after two stages: Truex, Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth, Kyle Busch, Larson, Kevin Harvick, Chase Elliott, Ryan Blaney, Erik Jones and Kasey Kahne.
The first caution of the stage and the sixth of the race was for Danica Patrick spinning on Lap 146 without contact.
On Lap 194, Joey Logano brought out the seventh caution when he lost his right-front tire and hit the Turn 3 wall. He is four laps down in 32nd.
On Lap 219, Landon Cassill lost a right-front tire and hit the Turn 2 wall for the eighth caution. He is 34th, six laps down.
After going to the garage in the first stage for an oil leak, Clint Bowyer is back in the race. He finished the second stage in 36th, 17 laps down.