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AAA Drive for Autism 400 At Dover International Speedway Preview


This weekend, NASCAR’s finest head to Dover International Speedway for the AAA Drive for Autism 400. This is the 12th race of the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup season. In last year’s running, Jimmie Johnson edged out Kevin Harvick when this race was held the week after the Coca-Cola 600.

Monster Nightmare: Dover is known for throwing a wrench into several driver’s and team’s weekends. From the “self sweeping” banking that can collect multiple cars into crashes, to simple the concrete surface rarely seen in NASCAR. Dover is one of the more toughest tracks in the sport and it can demand alot out of the drivers.

Harvick In Charge: Despite Kyle Busch’s recent dominance, somehow Kevin Harvick is still the points leader. And with this weekend’s race being help at Dover International Speedway, it could be a chance to pull away even more. After all, it’s one of his strongest tracks with a 8.25 finishing average with top 20 finishes in all of the last four races at Dover (Spring or Fall).

Dillon Continues To Impress In 3rd Season: Austin Dillon continues his impressive breakout season moving up two spots to eighth place. Of the drivers without a win, Dillon ranks second in points behind only Kurt Busch. If a win is due for the RCR 3 team, it could happen soon.

Adam Stevens In The NASCAR Doghouse: Adam Stevens, the No. 18 crew chief, will be at home watching the Monster Mile since he failed to tighten all five lug nuts in a “safe and secure manner,” after being him and tire changer Josh Leslie were suspended for one race on Wednesday. Former Sprint Cup crew chief Todd Berrier will take over the crew chief spot for Kyle Busch this weekend.

Below is some NASCAR Fantasy advice for the AAA Drive for Autism 400 and the drivers to consider and to avoid:

Drivers To Consider: Kyle Larson, Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, Jamie McMurray, and Jimmie Johnson

Drivers To Avoid: Trevor Bayne, Tony Stewart, Denny Hamlin, Kasey Kahne, and Clint Bowyer

Potential Sleepers: Austin Dillon, Greg Biffle, Aric Almirola, Ryan Newman, and Paul Menard

The AAA Drive for Autism 400 at Dover International Speedway starts Sunday at 1:00pm PM on FS1


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