There’s something about NASCAR races that set them apart from all other forms of automobile racing ventures. It could be a mix of the roaring of the engines, the culture behind the spectacle, and the passion that NASCAR fans show for every single race in the NASCAR Cup calendar, which makes the upcoming Duramax Drydene 400 race this Sunday, a must-watch event. Will Hendrick Motorsports come out victorious as they did last season or will the fans be in for another surprise in the “monster mile”?
General Overview Of the Race
Dover International Speedway: In Dover, Delaware is a racetrack that favors drivers that are all about power and speed. This is a track where greats like Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, and Alex Bowman have all shown that speed reigns supreme. NASCAR fans should be expecting an all-out speed-fueled brawl to the end, especially between rivals such as Hendrick Motorsports and Stewart-Haas Racing.
While there are other teams in the competition, it’s becoming pretty clear that Stewart-Haas Racing is the only team that can truly give Hendrick Motorsport a run for their money, and track dominance; unless Trackhouse Racing has anything to say about this. With a track as unpredictable as the “Monster Mile” of Dover, this race will clearly go to the team that can find both speed and durability throughout this spectacle.
Can Somebody Take the Race from Kyle Larson?
Hendrick Motorsports star racer Kyle Larson will be going into the DuraMAX Drydene 400 as the clear favorite in virtually everybody’s book to take the crown at Dover. He was the runner-up in the race last season behind fellow Hendrick Motorsports racer Alex Bowman and in front of Chase Elliot, and William Byron – also racers for Hendrick Motorsports.
The “Monster Mile” appears to be one of Larson’s favorite places to race in the US, with some of his best racing results coming from his races in Dover International Speedway, home of the upcoming DuraMax Drydene 400 race. Between that race and his record this season, it’s not hard to see why he is considered the overwhelming favorite to take the race on Labor Day.
But what about his competitors?
His biggest threat to steal this race are none other than teammates Chase Elliot and William Byron, both having shown tremendous driving skills throughout this NASCAR Cup Series season. Still, all signs continue to point toward a Larson win.
Would considering a longshot driver be a good thing to do, at least for fun? Sure, but if that’s the case, then going for either a man with Kevin Harvick’s racing pedigree or even racer Daniel Suarez who has shown he has the skills to race with the big dogs, especially in Dover.