After a dramatic second run at the ROVAL in Charlotte, NASCAR’s Xfinity Series and Cup Series drivers head to the “Monster Mile” at Dover International Speedway for the first race of the second round of NASCAR’s playoffs.
Alex Bowman eked out a spot in the second round by virtue of his second-place finish at Charlotte Motor Speedway, but his work isn’t done yet. He currently sits ninth in the Cup Series standings and will have to continue to race well if he wants to move on to the Round of 8.
Kyle Busch remains in great position to move on as he sits first in the standings, and Martin Truex Jr. hopes to continue what he started in the first round with two wins in three races.
Kyle Larson is just one point ahead of Bowman in eighth, while Brad Keselowski is 19 ahead in seventh.
William Byron, Clint Bowyer and Ryan Blaney also advanced into the second round but have some work to do if they hope to make it further.
The good thing for Bowyer is he did have a runner-up finish at Dover last year. But with no wins, there are no guarantees he will compete for a victory once again.
NASCAR at Dover: What time does the Drydene 400 start?
The Drydene 400 will take place Sunday, Oct. 6. Live coverage begins at 2:30 p.m. ET.
What channel is the NASCAR race on today?
The Drydene 400 will be broadcast nationally on NBCSN. The race also can be live-streamed on the NBC Sports App or by subscribing to fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial .
NASCAR at Dover schedule, how to watch
Here’s a daily schedule of events leading up to the Drydene 400.
(All times Eastern)
Friday, Oct. 4
|12:35 p.m.||Xfinity Series first practice||NBCSN/NBC Sports App|
|1:35 p.m.||Cup Series first practice||NBCSN/NBC Sports App|
|2:35 p.m.||Xfinity Series final practice||NBCSN/NBC Sports App|
|3:35 p.m.||Cup Series final practice||NBCSN/NBC Sports App|
Saturday, Oct. 5
|12:05 p.m.||Xfinity Series qualifying||NBCSN/NBC Sports App|
|1:35 p.m.||Cup Series qualifying||NBCSN/NBC Sports App/MRN|
|3 p.m.||Xfinity Series Use Your Melon Drive Sober 200||NBCSN/NBC Sports App/MRN|
Sunday, Oct. 6
|2:30 p.m.||Cup Series Drydene 400||NBCSN/NBC Sports App/MRN|
Drydene 400 starting lineup
Below is the entry list for the Drydene 400.
|TBD||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||17|
|TBD||Martin Truex Jr.||19|
|TBD||Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr.||43|