NASCAR Pre-Race Media: Top 5 sleepers for Sunday’s Drydene 400 (2 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN)

A fluke winner at Dover isn’t something you see very much of. In fact, it rarely happens. I guess you could go back to Martin Truex Jr’s win in 2007 as the last time that a “fluke” has happened, but look at Truex now though too.

Still, there’s a few out there that can be had. Here’s five.


Alex Bowman

A top three finish in both races in 2019 to go along with a fifth place run in race 2 last year gives him 3 in his last 4 tries.

William Byron

He was fourth in the second race last year and is driving better this season than ever before.

Austin Dillon

Worth a flier here. He was ninth in last year’s second race and could be in the hunt for a top 10 again on Sunday.

Cole Custer

A pair of top 10’s last year as a rookie and a win in the Fall of 2019 in the Xfinity Series makes him a strong sleeper. Custer, actually had five top eight results in six NXS starts on the Monster Mile to go along with a fifth place finish in Trucks there in 2016.

Chase Briscoe

May be a good stretch of racing for him coming up. Briscoe is taking over a car that Clint Bowyer scored four top 10 finishes including a runner-up in the spring race in 2018, in his last seven starts on the Monster Mile. Plus, Briscoe was 10th and first respectively in the two races in Xfinity Series competition last season to go along with 3 top 5’s in 4 NXS starts on the track.

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