NASCAR makes its first trek to New England as the Monster Energy Cup Series stops at Dover International Speedway for the Gander RV 400 on Sunday, May 5. This will be the first of two visits to the Monster Mile, as the series will return in early October for a playoff race.
After a disappointing start to the season, Chevrolet got into the Winner's Circle for the first time last week at Talladega and Chase Elliott followed up that victory by taking the pole at Dover. With William Byron alongside and Kyle Larson qualifying third, it's a 1-2-3 sweep for the Bowtie Brigade. Can Chevy build on last week's momentum or will Ford and Toyota re-establish their early-season dominance?
So if you're wondering, "What NASCAR race is on TV this today?" know this: FS1 is airing the Gander RV 400 from Dover International Speedway.
Gander RV 400 Race Time/TV Channel
Time: 2 p.m. ET (Sunday) green flag drops
Track: Dover International Speedway (Dover, Del.)
TV: FS1, coverage begins at 12:30 p.m. ET
Radio: MRN, SIRIUS XM Channel 90
The first nine races of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season saw Chevrolet get shut out of Victory Lane. And make no mistake: it was the equivalent of a 9-0 shutout in Major League Baseball. Heading into Sunday's Gander RV 400, the Camaros may bring momentum but they're still recovering from getting their butts whipped everywhere outside the giant superspeedways.
Indeed, it's been a dominant performance from Ford and Toyota, one that saw them sweep all the races and the top six spots in the season standings. The second year of the Chevy Camaro looked like a sophomore slump after its first year produced little in the way of on-track success.
But a Chase Elliott victory last week at Talladega was followed by a Chevy sweep in qualifying with Elliott, Hendrick Motorsports teammate William Byron and Kyle Larson claiming the first three spots for Sunday's race.
Can the Monster Mile provide another monster boost for Chevrolet?