Earlier this year, Joe Gibbs Racing made NASCAR history with a one-two-three sweep in Dover International Speedway’s 200-mile Nationwide Series event on June 2. The three-car organization was the first NASCAR Nationwide Series team to ever accomplish this feat. Joe Gibbs Racing’s one-two-three history-making sweep included Joey Logano (No. 18 Dollar General Toyota) earning the win, Ryan Truex (No. 20 Grime Boss Toyota) in second and Brian Scott (No. 11 Dollar General Toyota) finishing in third. JGR will again field three entries for this weekend’s One Main Financial 200. Brian Scott will pilot his yellow and black No. 11 Dollar General Toyota, Joey Logano will drive the No. 18 entry and young talent Darrell Wallace Jr. will be back behind the wheel of the No. 20 car.
MONSTER MILE BRINGS BACK MEMORIES: Not only is Dover’s Monster Mile one of Scott’s favorite tracks on the NASCAR circuit, but it’s also the site of his first ever victory in the NASCAR ranks. In May 2009, the young driver brought home his first win in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series after starting third and leading 14 laps at Dover International Speedway. Saturday’s One Main Financial 200 will be Scott’s sixth career Nationwide Series start on the Monster Mile.
DG OFFERING FREE TICKETS TO DOLLAR GENERAL 300: The Dollar General 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway is just a few weeks away, and DG is offering customers a special opportunity to receive two free tickets to the race by simply purchasing Unilever products. In select Dollar General stores throughout North Carolina and South Carolina, customers who purchase two participating Unilever products will receive two free tickets to the Dollar General 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 12. When the products are purchased, easy instructions and a 1-800 number will print on the bottom of the receipt. Customers simply dial-in to redeem their free tickets over the phone. Customers may pick up their tickets at the will call office at Charlotte Motor Speedway the day of the event or have their tickets mailed to them for a $5 processing fee. The Dollar General 300 ticket offer kicked off on September 23 and runs through October 11 or while supplies last.
JOE GIBBS RACING AT DOVER INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY: Joe Gibbs Racing’s Nationwide Series program has 53 starts at Dover’s Monster Mile with six wins, 16 top-five finishes, 25 top-10 finishes and seven poles. JGR Nationwide Series entries have led 1,496 laps of competition on Dover’s one-mile oval.
THIS WEEK ON THE NO. 11 DOLLAR GENERAL TOYOTA: Dollar General vendor partners Tylenol, Energizer, Powerade, Reese’s, Glad, First Quality, Fruit Loops, Brawny, Xtra and Gillette will be featured on Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 11 Toyota Camry this weekend at Dover International Speedway.
RACE INFO: The One Main Financial 200 at Dover International Speedway kicks off at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, September 29. Watch and listen live on ESPN 2, Sirius XM Channel 90 and MRN Radio starting at 3 p.m. ET.
Brian Scott on Dover: “I’m really looking forward to Dover. I have a lot of confidence there, and in this sport confidence means a lot. When you’re more confident in talking to your team and knowing exactly what you want and what you need — it just makes you that much more productive in everything you do that weekend from practice to qualifying to the race. When you’re productive consistently and knowing what you’re trying to achieve, you make a lot of headway. When you’re always progressing, then you know you have a shot at a win.”
“Dover’s a tough track, and because it’s only a mile everything happens really quickly. It’s high-banked and it’s concrete — it’s got a lot that we’re not really accustomed to as drivers. Dover’s the only place like it. When we go there it’s about adapting to that and figuring it out quickly and just knowing what you need. You have to have a good team behind you as it requires a different setup than anywhere else we go. You have to have a team that’s prepared for that and knows what Dover takes, and I know my group has that. From there on, it’s just respecting the Monster Mile and trying to get good track position and maintain it.”