Preview: Bar Harbor 200

JR Motorsports | 10/3/2018

Brandt BurgerFi Dover Elliott Sadler Justin Allgaier Michael Annett News OneMain Pilot Flying J Tyler Reddick XFINITY Series

200 laps around the Monster Mile at Dover International Speedway lie in front of the JRM squad this Saturday in the final race of the Round of 12 in the Xfinity Series Playoffs.

TRACK: Dover International Speedway
RACE: Bar Harbor 200 (200 laps / 200 miles)
DATE: Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018
TV: 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN
RADIO: 2:30 p.m. ET on MRN and SiriusXM Ch. 90

Quotes:

Elliott Sadler: “We had a fast Chevrolet in the spring at Dover and almost pulled off the win. That gives us a good foundation for this weekend and confidence heading into the first cutoff race in the playoffs. Our OneMain Financial team has been 100 percent focused on this weekend and we’re ready to go. A solid race on Saturday is the next step towards Homestead.”

Michael Annett: “After running the Roval last week, I’m ready to get back to the ovals this weekend at Dover. It’s a track that we’ve run pretty well on and seems to suit my driving style. We had a good run going at Charlotte until that restart, and we were in the top 10 when we got into that accident. These last five races of the season are very important for us, and we’re taking each one on with the goal of getting better every time out. Dover is a good place to put some of the things we’ve learned to use.”

Justin Allgaier: “Going into this weekend, there is a lot on the line with it being a cutoff race for the playoffs. Dover is a place that has been good for our BRANDT Professional Agriculture team in the past and we won there in the spring, but that doesn’t guarantee anything, we are by no means safe. We need to have a good race and get those valuable stage points and finish strong if we want to move on.”

Tyler Reddick: “I’m really looking forward to racing at Dover this weekend with our BurgerFi Chevrolet. We had great speed here in the spring and I am extremely confident we can finish even stronger this time around. Plus, it’s really good to be heading into the weekend above the cutline in third place in the playoff standings. Hopefully we can score some more playoff points for the Round of 8 and come away with another solid run.”

Notes:

• Heading into the final race before the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoff field drops to eight, Elliott Sadler sits in the sixth spot — 11 markers above the cutline.

• At Dover International Speedway, the veteran driver has 21 NXS starts with four top fives and 14 top 10s.

• In his most recent visit to the Monster Mile in May, Sadler brought home a runner-up finish and led 33 laps throughout the event.

• In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Sadler will wheel a pink-themed Chevrolet to support the cause with the help of partner OneMain Financial.

• Michael Annett’s best finish at Dover in 13 NXS starts came in the fall of 2012, when the Iowa native finished third.

• Annett has been markedly consistent at Dover, completing 99.6 percent of the laps attempted in his 13 starts on the 1-mile concrete oval.

• On 1-mile tracks while competing in the Xfinity Series, Annett has earned two top-five and seven top-10 finishes during his tenure.

• The familiar colors of Pilot Flying J return to the No. 5 this weekend at Dover and will be on Annett’s Chevrolet for the remainder of the season. 

• With one race left in the Round of 12, Allgaier heads to Dover seventh in the playoff standings, 11 markers above the cutoff line.

• The Illinois native is the most recent Xfinity Series winner at the Monster Mile. He claimed the victory in May after leading 104 of 200 laps.

• In 15 NXS starts at Dover, Allgaier has one win, five top-five and eight top-10 finishes.

• This season on tracks measuring 1 mile or less, the 32- year-old driver has two wins (Dover and Iowa), six top fives and seven top 10s, with 452 laps led.

• Tyler Reddick will make his third career NXS start at Dover International Speedway this weekend.

• Reddick earned a fifth-place finish in his first start for JR Motorsports at Dover in the May 2018 event after starting from the 33rd position.

• The Corning, Calif. native has also made three previous Truck Series starts at Dover, earning one victory in the May 2015 event after starting from the fourth position and leading 40 laps en route to the win.

• Reddick enters the final race of the Round of 12 in the NXS Playoffs as the third seed, 21 points ahead of the eighth and final cutoff position. 

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    O’Reilly Auto Parts 300*Texas Motor Speedway
  • November 10 03:30 PM ET
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  • November 17 03:30 PM ET
    Ford EcoBoost 300*Homestead-Miami Speedway

XFINITY Series Standings

After Kansas Lottery 300*

Kansas Speedway | 10/20/2018
RankDriverPointsBehind
1Daniel Hemric (P)30670
2Elliott Sadler (P)3058-9
3Tyler Reddick # (P)3055-12
4Christopher Bell # (P)3045-22
5Matt Tifft (P)3044-23
6Justin Allgaier (P)3040-27
7Cole Custer (P)3022-45
13Michael Annett562-2505