Sunday’s Citizen Soldier 400 at Dover International Speedway is the first elimination race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Four of the 16 Chase drivers will be knocked out of title contention after this race. As for winners, here are five drivers who can get the job done at The Monster Mile:
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The third-year driver finished second here in the spring race and he leads all his competitors with a 6.200 average finish at Dover. Larson loves to run the high line and this is a perfect track for his driving style.
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Kenseth made his Cup debut at Dover in 1998, subbing for Bill Elliott and finishing sixth. He’s been good here ever since, winning three races at the Monster Mile, including one earlier this year.
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Martin Truex Jr.
Truex won his first career Cup race at Dover, which the New Jersey native considers to be his home track. Truex has led a series high 1,407 laps this season and a hasn’t finished worse than 11th in his last five Dover starts.
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Even though this hasn’t been a classic Johnson season, he’s won 10 races and led 3,003 laps here. He ought to be strong again on Sunday, as he looks to make up for last year’s disappointment at this track.
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The defending event winner, Harvick has led 786 laps in his last four starts at Dover. Coming off a victory at New Hampshire, Harvick and his Stewart-Haas Racing team are in peak form right now.