It’s a return to single car qualifying for the Gander RV 400 with Miles the Monster at Dover International Speedway.

It only took four cars before the old track record was broken in what FOX broadcasters predicts will be a trend for the day.

After failing the inspection process twice, Aric Almirola has had his car chief Chad Haney ejected from the track. Haney has only been ejected from the garage and pit areas not the entire racing facility.

Ross Chastain and Reed Sorenson did not make qualifying runs.

After two rounds of qualifying Chase Elliott put his number nine Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet on the pole with a time of 21.69 to become the youngest pole sitter at Dover. Hendricks Motorsports team mate William Byron will start alongside Elliott on the front row.

the starting lineup for the Gander RV 400:
Chase Elliott
William Byron
Kyle Larson
Joey Logano
Alex Bowman
Kevin Harvick
Aric Almirola
Denny Hamlin
Brad Keselowski
Clint Bowyer
Ryan Blaney
Jimmie Johnson
Martin Truex Jr
Daniel Suarez
Erik Jones
Austin Dillon
Matt DiBenedetto
Paul Menard
Kurt Busch
Ricky Stenhouse Jr
Ryan Newman”
Kyle Busch
Daniel Hemric
David Ragan
Ty Dillon
Michael McDowell
Bubba Wallace
Corey LaJoie
Ryan Preece
Chris Buescher
Landon Cassill
Matt Tifft
Cody Ware
BJ McLeod
Quin Houff
Ross Chastain
Reed Sorenson

During pre-race inspection four of the team failed to pass the inspection process more than once –

Martin Truex Jr, Ryan Preece, and Alex Bowman each failed the inspection process twice. The drivers will have to start the race from the back of the field, have lost a crew member, and will be assessed a 15 minute penalty during practice next week in Kansas. Matt Tifft failed the inspection process three times and in addition to starting from the back of the field and losing a crew member, he will be assessed a 30 minute penalty during practice next week and will have to serve a pass through penalty at the start of today’s race.

Stages one and two of the race are 120 laps each with stage three lasting 180 laps for a total of 400 laps around the one mile track.

After rain washed out the race on Sunday, the drivers return to the track on Monday for a beautiful day of racing.

After the rain, NASCAR has called for a competition caution at lap 40.

Pole sitter Chase Elliott brings the field down for the green flag start of the race and jumps out in front for the lead.

Only three laps into the race and Chase Elliott has already pulled out to a lead of over a second on Joey Logano.

Ten laps in, Chase Elliott’s lead is now over two seconds on Joey Logano.

Lap 25, Chase Elliot has increased his lead to nearly two and a half seconds with 29 cars on the lead lap.

Kyle Busch is reporting an extremely tight condition.

Lap 34, Chase Elliott’s lead is down to less than a second over Joey Logano as he battles Bubba Wallace who is trying to avoid going a lap down in 26th place.

After setting a new track record in qualifying, the drivers are averaging speeds equal to last year’s pole time.

Lap 40, NASCAR puts out the competition caution. The drivers can check tire wear, make adjustments, and fuel their cars. Michael McDowell is the “lucky dog”.

Chase Elliott wins the race off of pit road.

Chase Elliott brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 46 and holds on to his lead over Joey Logano.

Lap 50, Chase Elliott has pulled out to a lead of over a second on Kyle Larson.

Lap 60, Chase Elliott has led every lap so far and currently has a lead of over a second on Kyle Larson.

Lap 74, Kyle Larson has caught up to leader Chase Elliott and is challenging for the lead; but so far Chase Elliott holds on to his lead.

Lap 84, Chase Elliott has a near half second lead on Kyle Larson with Joey Logano over three seconds back in third.

Lap 89, after having to start at the back of the field after inspection issues, Alex Bowman is now in the top 10.

Lap 91, Chase Elliott continues to lead and has just lapped Denny Hamlin in 23rd place.

Lap 100, Chase Elliott has led every lap so far; there are 22 cars on the lead lap.

Lap 105, Ricky Stenhouse brings out the caution flag when he gets into the wall after having a tire go down.

Taking only two tires, Joey Logano wins the race off of pit road. William Byron also took only two tires and came out in second place.

Joey Logano brings the field down for the green flag restart with only 10 laps remaining in stage one. Joey Logano becomes only the second leader of the race.

Quin Houff brings out the third caution flag of the race after getting into the wall with a possible flat tire on lap 115.

With the end of the stage so close, NASCAR has called for a quickie yellow allowing all of the drivers to pit.

Joey Logano brings the field down for the green flag restart with only one lap remaining in stage one and holds on to the lead to win stage one for his fifth stage win of the season.

The top 10 at the end of stage one;
Joey Logano
Brad Keselowski
Chase Elliott
Kyle Larson
Kevin Harvick
William Byron
Alex Bowman
Ryan Blaney
Erik Jones
Kyle Busch

Brad Keselowski brings the field down for the green flag start of stage two on lap 130 with 26 cars on the lead lap. Brad Keselowski takes the lead with Chase Elliott in second.

Lap 138, Brad Keselowski holds on to his lead with Chase Elliott just under half a second behind with 26 cars on the lead lap.

Kevin Harvick is reporting a possible loose wheel.

Lap 153, Brad Keselowski has a half second lead on Chase Elliott.

Continuing his streak of breaking records, Kyle Busch has completed every race this season (10) in the top 10 with three wins; should he do so today, he will tie the record of eleven consecutive races in the top 10 with Morgan Shepherd.

Lap 163, Brad Keselowski holds on to the lead as Chase Elliott and Kevin Harvick battle for the second spot.

Lap 175, Alex Bowman blows by Kevin Harvick for third with Brad Keselowski out in front with a half second lead on Chase Elliott.

Lap 180, Martin Truex Jr begins the cycle of green flag pit stops.

Kevin Harvick takes the lead with the leaders on pit road.

Kyle Busch takes the lead when Harvick pits.

Once Kyle Busch makes his pit stop, William Byron becomes the new leader.

Michael McDowell is the new leader when William Byron pits.

Once green flag pit stops have cycled through, Chase Elliott takes the lead of the race.

Lap 201, Chase Elliott has pulled out to a lead of over a second on second place driver Alex Bowman.

With 30 laps remaining in stage two, Chase Elliot continues to lead the race with 19 cars on the lead lap.

Taking the high line, Alex Bowman gets around Chase Elliott for the lead with 17 laps remaining in stage two. Alex Bowman was one of six cars who started the race from the back of the field.

With six laps remaining in stage two, Kevin Harvick challenges Alex Bowman for the lead but so far Bowman holds on to the lead of the race.

After getting around Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr challenges Alex Bowman for the lead and passes for the lead on the final lap of stage two for his first stage win of the season.

The top 10 at the end of stage two:
Martin Truex Jr
Alex Bowman
Kevin Harvick
Chase Elliott
Brad Keselowski
Kyle Larson
Ryan Blaney
Kyle Busch
Clint Bowyer
Erik Jones

With only 16 cars on the lead lap, Martin Truex Jr wins the race off of pit road with Alex Bowman coming out second.

Martin Truex Jr brings the field down for the green flag start of stage three on lap 250 and edges out Alex Bowman for the lead.

Kyle Busch brushed the wall on the restart but the track stays green.

Lap 256, Martin Truex Jr has a lead of over half a second on Alex Bowman with Chase Elliott another second behind.

Denny Hamlin has a flat tire and is having difficulty getting on pit road. He spins out and brings out the caution flag on lap 265.

Martin Truex Jr brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 269 and jumps out in front to hold on to the lead.

Lap 173, Martin Truex Jr has pulled out to a lead of over a second on Kevin Harvick.

Ryan Blaney reports that his car is shaking badly.

Rim riding the Harry Gant line, William Byron brushes the wall but he track stays green.

Lap 285, Martin Truex Jr has pulled out to a lead of over a second and a half on Kevin Harvick with Alex Bowman in third over two seconds back.

One hundred laps to go, Martin Truex Jr’s lead is down to just over half a second on Kevin Harvick with 17 cars on the lead lap.

With 86 laps remaining in the race, Martin Truex Jr has pulled out to a lead of nearly two seconds on Kevin Harvick.

With 81 laps remaining in the race, the drivers begin making their final green flag pit stops.

Chase Elliott takes the lead after Martin Truex Jr makes his pit stop.

Jimmie Johnson becomes the new leader when Chase Elliott pits.

Daniel Suarez passes Jimmie Johnson for the lead on lap 327.

Daniel Suarez, Jimmie Johnson, and Aric Almirola are the only drivers who have yet to make a green flag pit stop.

Ryan Preece was charged with having an uncontrolled tire on pit road.

Once Daniel Suarez makes his pit stop, Martin Truex Jr will retake the lead.

Daniel Suarez finally makes his pit stop with only 54 laps remaining in the race, he has a lead of over three seconds on Alex Bowman with 13 cars on the lead lap.

Forty to go, Martin Truex Jr has pulled out to a lead of nearly four seconds on Alex Bowman with only 12 cars on the lead lap.

With 35 laps remaining in the race, Martin Truex Jr has increased his lead to over four seconds on Alex Bowman.

Twenty-five to go, Martin Truex Jr is “driving it like he stole it” and now has a lead of nearly six seconds on Alex Bowman with only eleven cars on the lead lap.

Fifteen to go and Martin Truex Jr’s lead has increased to eight seconds with eleven cars on the lead lap.

Five to go, Martin Truex Jr continues to increase his lead and is now nearly nine seconds ahead of Alex Bowman.

Martin Truex Jr takes the white flag.

After starting the race from the back of the field, Martin Truex Jr and Alex Bowman go one and two. Martin Truex Jr won his first Monster Energy Cup Series race on a Monday at Dover and repeats the feat 12 years later.

Celebrating 50 years of Dover, the Miles the Monster trophy is a golden monster.

With his tenth place spot, Kyle Busch holds on to his streak and ties Morgan Shepherd with finishing in the top 10 for eleven consecutive races.

Gander RV 400 results:
Martin Truex Jr
Alex Bowman
Kyle Larson
Kevin Harvick
Chase Elliott
Erik Jones
Joey Logano
William Byron
Clint Bowyer
Kyle Busch
Daniel Suarez
Brad Keselowski
Kurt Busch
Jimmie Johnson
Ryan Blaney
Aric Almirola
Paul Menard
Ryan Newman
Austin Dillon
Matt DiBenedetto
Denny Hamlin
Ty Dillon
Chris Buescher
Michael McDowell
Daniel Hemric
David Ragan
Bubba Wallace
Ryan Preece
Corey LaJoie
Ross Chastain
Landon Cassill
Matt Tifft
Ricky Stenhouse Jr
Cody Ware
Reed Sorenson
Quin Houff
BJ McLeod

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