For the second straight year, the NASCAR Cup Series spring race at Dover Motor Speedway faced a weather-related delay, with this year’s Würth 400 pushed to Monday, May 1.
Defending race-winner Chase Elliott started 10th on the grid at a track that was renamed in 2022 from Dover International Speedway following its acquisition by Speedway Motorsports, Inc.
This season’s edition of the Monster Mile provided solid racing that clearly defined the strong cars from the chasers — with just 12 drivers finishing on the lead lap.
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Martin Truex Jr. won the race to break a 54-race winless streak and earn his 32nd career Cup Series victory.
Elliott had the least eventful day in the Hendrick Motorsports contingent, finishing 11th with a decent and incident-free day on the track.
Meanwhile, teammate William Byron had the dominant car of the day, leading a race-high 193 laps and winning a stage before eventually falling back and finishing in fourth position.
Kyle Larson also looked to have a top-5 car before getting caught up in an incident triggered by Ross Chastain early on in the race.
Making a return to Cup Series action was Josh Berry — this time filling for an injured Alex Bowman in the No. 48 car.
Berry, who won the 2022 Dover race in the Xfinity Series, kept himself in contention all day and finished just ahead of Elliott in 10th position.
Elliott and the No. 9 team will look for their first win of the 2023 season next Sunday, May 7, at Kansas Speedway for the AdventHealth 400. The race will be broadcast at 3 p.m. on FS1.