The only playoff driver who will go to Talladega Superspeedway with a full week’s worth of sleep is Chase Elliott. He stayed out on old tires with six laps remaining and survived to win the Gander Outdoors 400 at Dover International Speedway.
Denny Hamlin had two fresher tires but could not get the run on Elliott in the final laps. He settled into second.
Kevin Harvick dominated the race, leading 286 laps. A broken valve stem cost him a lap. He rallied for sixth.