NASCAR at Dover: Weekend Schedule, Race Start Times, TV Info

All three of NASCAR’s top series will be in action this weekend at Dover. The Monster Mile sits in Dover, Delaware, with the concrete track in the shadow of Miles the Monster.

Since opening in 1969, Dover International Speedway has been a fixture on the NASCAR schedule. At it’s height in popularity the track could seat upwards of 140,000 but today that number has been reduced to 85,000 though less are expected to appear on race day.

On track activity begins on Thursday with truck practice. Races follow thoughout the weekend with the trucks running Friday evening, with Xfinity and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series racing following on Saturday and Sunday.

Dover Weekend Schedule

Thursday, May 2

2:05 p.m.-2:55 p.m. Gander Outdoors Truck Series First Practice
4:05 p.m.-4:55 p.m. Gander Outdoors Truck Series Final Practice

Friday, May 3

11:05 a.m.-11:55 a.m. Monster Energy Cup Series First Practice:  (MRN/
12:05 p.m.-12:55 p.m. Xfinity Series First Practice:  (MRN/
1:10 p.m. Gander Outdoors Truck Series Qualifying: (MRN/
2:30 p.m.-3:20 p.m. Xfinity Series Final Practice: (MRN/
3:30 p.m. Monster Energy Cup Series Qualifying: (MRN/FS1)
5:00 p.m. Gander Outdoors Truck Series Jegs 200: (MRN/FS1)

Saturday, May 4

9:05 a.m.-9:55 p.m. Monster Energy Cup Series Second Practice: (MRN/FS1)
10:10 a.m. Xfinity Series Qualifying: (FS1)
12:00 p.m.-12:50 p.m. Monster Energy Cup Series Final Practice: (MRN/FS1)
1:00 p.m. Radio Pre-Race: (MRN)
1:00 p.m. TV Pre-Race: (FS1)
1:30 p.m. Xfinity Series Allied Steel Buildings 200: (MRN/FS1)

Sunday, May 5

2:00 p.m. Monster Energy Cup Series Gander RV 400: (MRN/FS1) Green Flag: 2:15 p.m.

Previous Winners

MENCS: Kevin Harvick (Spring 2018), Chase Elliott (Fall 2018)
Xfinity: Justin Allgaier (Spring 2018), Christopher Bell (Fall 2018)
Trucks: Johnny Sauter (Spring 2018, Spring 2017)


Temps go from a high of 83 on Thursday to a low of 69 on Sunday. Rain could be an issue on Saturday with a 90% chance and Sunday which has a 50% chance.

John Bman
John Bman
Founder and Owner of Tireball Sports.

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