NASCAR Barometer: Truex Wins Delayed Dover Race
NASCAR Barometer: Truex Wins Delayed Dover Race

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Rain postponed Sunday's running of the Gander RV 400 at Dover International Speedway, but that didn't stop Martin Truex Jr. from charging from the back of the field to the front to win his second race of the season. The win brought him level with teammate Denny Hamlin in the wins column for 2019 and gives Joe Gibbs Racing their seventh victory of the year. Penske Racing's Joey Logano was the highest-placing driver of the team with Kevin Harvick being the lone Ford driver able to finish in the top five. Toyota and Gibbs still hold the power, but Chevrolet has closed the gap, which sets up an exciting run to the All-Star race later this month.

Just one race remains before the teams return to Charlotte for the All-Star events. Fantasy owners will want to watch closely to see if Ford is simply in a rough patch or if Chevrolet has truly supplanted the manufacturer in the power rankings. Chase Elliott and Kevin Harvick won the two Kansas events last season, and Elliott appears to have momentum on his side this week, but will it be enough to overcome the strength of the Gibbs Toyotas?

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Martin Truex Jr. – A rain postponement and starting at the back of the field couldn't hold Truex back from winning in impressive fashion Monday at Dover. Truex led 132 laps after he worked his way to the front once racing got underway Monday afternoon, outpacing by nearly 10 seconds to the checkered

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C.J. Radune
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