A gallon of gas averages a little more than $2.50 in Delaware.
About one gallon of fuel is what helped Chris Buescher drive to victory in the Buckle Up 200 presented by Click It or Ticket Xfinity Series race at Dover International Speedway this afternoon.

A gallon of gas averages a little more than $2.50 in Delaware.
About one gallon of fuel is what helped Chris Buescher drive to victory in the Buckle Up 200 presented by Click It or Ticket Xfinity Series race at Dover International Speedway this afternoon.
While other drivers opted to pit for tires and gas in the closing laps at Dover’s high-banked, one-mile oval, Buescher remained on the track.
Buescher managed to run the final 98 laps of the race on one tank of fuel and turned it into a nice payday, leading the final 10 laps of the race.
“Honestly I never know what to believe when it comes down to the end of these races,” Buescher said. “You never really know how much [fuel] you need to save.
“We were just trying to be easy on the throttle and then at the end we were coasting down half of the straightaways, which is difficult to do on this race track. We had just enough [gas] to do the burnout there [after winning].”
Buescher finished almost 12 seconds ahead of runner-up Matt Kenseth, a regular on the Sprint Cup circuit. He actually led by 16 seconds before backing off the gas pedal to conserve fuel over the final two circuits.
For Buescher, it was his third victory in 53 Xfinity Series races and first trip to Dover’s Victory Lane. It was his second win in the last three Xfinity races.
Kenseth overcame having to pit for a loose wheel early in the race. He thought things were pointing to a win for him, especially after Roush Racing teammates Buescher and Darrell Wallace Jr. bumped together while battling for the lead between the third and fourth corners with 10 laps to go.
“We had a great race car,” said Kenseth, who led 51 laps. “I actually thought it was all going to come together for us. We got our [last set of] tires way earlier. We had a really fast race car and we were able to show it most of the day.”
Regan Smith finished third, followed by Austin Dillon and Kasey Kahne.
Erik Jones led 70 laps but finished ninth and Wallace was in front for 52 circuits before finishing 17th after cutting a tire down while battling with Buescher.
Riddick captures truck race
Tyler Riddick kicked NASCAR race weekend at Dover into full gear when he survived a race full of calamities to win the Lucas Oil 200 on a sweltering Friday afternoon.
Riddick passed Erik Jones in the third turn with seven laps remaining and drove to away to a lead of just over one second when he flashed underneath the checkered flag.
Daniel Suarez finished second and was followed by Jones in third.
“We worked really hard Thursday [in practice] to better our truck, and overnight we put together a better package for Friday, and it was just really solid,” Reddick said. “I knew we had a top-five truck starting the race. It’s a good way to get the season going for us.”
It was Reddick’s second victory of the season and his first-career win at Dover.
The wild event featured eight caution flags that encompassed 41 laps, and six of those eight cautions made up 30 of the first 79 laps. Only nine of the 32 drivers who started the race managed to finish on the lead lap.
The final 60 laps of the race were run under the green flag. A pit call by Jones’ team to change just two tires on his final pit stop put him in the lead – but the race slipped away with seven miles to go as his tires began to wear out and he had difficulty getting through lapped traffic.
“We didn’t have a shot to win before we came in and took two tires,” Jones said. “We came out on the restart and got the lead, but we just didn’t have enough tire there at the end.”