DOVER

THREE THINGS WE LEARNED

The Oneida Daily Dispatch (Oneida, NY) - - News | Nascar This Week - — God­win Kelly, god­win.kelly@newsjrnl.com

1. Pat on back

Chase El­liott got a pat on the back from his car owner Rick Hen­drick af­ter win­ning Dover. “You know he is smart, he is like his dad,” he said. “He is re­ally smart, he knows when to race and he has got un­be­liev­able car con­trol. I’m just very for­tu­nate to have him in our camp.”

2. Laps don’t count

Kevin Har­vick led at Dover five times for 286 (of 404) laps but fin­ished sixth. El­liott led once, led 11 con­sec­u­tive laps and won the race in over­time. Har­vick will take the Cup Se­ries points lead to Tal­ladega. “I don’t re­ally care about points,” he said. “I’d rather win.”

3. Team­mate cau­tion

Aric Almirola looked like he was on his way to vic­tory, but with eight laps to go in reg­u­la­tion, his team­mate Clint Bowyer crashed, which brought out a de­ci­sive yel­low flag. “We’ve had so many op­por­tu­ni­ties,” said Almirola, who fin­ished 13th. “I’m frus­trated and mad and an­gry.”

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Chase El­liott scored his se­cond Cup Se­ries win of the sea­son at Dover, then scored a com­pli­ment from his car owner.

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