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NASCAR Ford Teams Have ‘Blue Collar Day’ At Dover 2024: Video

The NASCAR Ford teams fought hard at Dover Motor Speedway on April 28th, 2024, scrapping with ill-handling race cars and faster competitors during the Cup Series race, but a few Blue Oval drivers had solid results to show for it.

Noah Gragson posted the best result in the Ford stable, bringing his No. 10 Mustang Dark Horse across the line in sixth, his best finish of the season so far. Dover isn’t an easy track to conquer, but Gragson said he felt quite good after getting out of the car.

“I feel a lot better than I thought I would,” Gragson said after the race. “It’s my first 400-mile race here… coming home sixth, the car drove pretty good there at the end, we got some good track position but fought hard all day.”

Gragson was followed by fellow Ford racer, Ryan Blaney, who fought with his No. 12 Mustang all day to cross the line in seventh. Blaney said he was pretty worn out, but he was proud of his team’s effort.

“Just kind of a long, blue-collar day, really,” Blaney said after the race. “Ran top 10 all day, and led a little bit early and we kinda fell off. The track changed a little bit and other guys got better than us. We faded, but I thought we got a little better at the end… proud of the effort.”

Gragson and Blaney were the only two NASCAR Ford teams to finish inside the top 10. Meanwhile, Denny Hamlin, driver of the No. 11 Toyota TRD Camry, won his third race of the season.

NASCAR Cup Series Race Results, Dover Motor Speedway, April 28, 2024
Finish Start Car Number Driver Team Laps Run Laps Led Car
1 6 11 Denny Hamlin Mavis Tire Toyota 400 136 Toyota TRD Camry
2 21 5 Kyle Larson HendrickCars.com Chevrolet 400 39 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
3 15 19 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops Toyota 400 69 Toyota TRD Camry
4 1 8 Kyle Busch FICO Chevrolet 400 34 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
5 29 9 Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet 400 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
6 5 10 Noah Gragson MillerTech Ford 400 0 Ford Mustang
7 2 12 Ryan Blaney Wurth Ford 400 47 Ford Mustang
8 9 48 Alex Bowman Ally Chevrolet 400 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
9 14 31 Daniel Hemric Poppy Bank Chevrolet 400 5 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
10 19 54 Ty Gibbs Monster Energy Toyota 400 0 Toyota TRD Camry
11 4 45 Tyler Reddick McDonald's Toyota 400 0 Toyota TRD Camry
12 22 1 Ross Chastain Moose Fraternity Chevrolet 400 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
13 10 16 AJ Allmendinger(i) Action Industries Chevrolet 400 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
14 12 4 Josh Berry # Overstock.com Ford 400 0 Ford Mustang
15 11 2 Austin Cindric Menards/Quaker State Ford 400 0 Ford Mustang
16 13 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 400 0 Ford Mustang
17 18 17 Chris Buescher Fastenal Ford 400 0 Ford Mustang
18 31 99 Daniel Suarez Jockey Chevrolet 399 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
19 7 14 Chase Briscoe Mahindra Tractors Ford 399 0 Ford Mustang
20 34 42 John Hunter Nemechek Acme Toyota 398 0 Toyota TRD Camry
21 25 7 Corey LaJoie Gainbridge Chevrolet 398 33 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
22 20 77 Carson Hocevar # Premier Security Chevrolet 397 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
23 36 51 Justin Haley Walmart Health & Wellness Ford 397 0 Ford Mustang
24 37 71 Zane Smith # Focused Health Chevrolet 397 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
25 32 43 Corey Heim(i) Dollar Tree/Petty 75th Toyota 397 0 Toyota TRD Camry
26 26 21 Harrison Burton DEX Imaging Ford 397 0 Ford Mustang
27 23 3 Austin Dillon BREZTRI Chevrolet 396 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
28 27 84 * Jimmie Johnson Dollar Tree/Family Dollar Toyota 395 0 Toyota TRD Camry
29 35 15 Kaz Grala # N29 Capital Partners Ford 394 0 Ford Mustang
30 24 6 Brad Keselowski BuildSubmarines.com Ford 383 0 Ford Mustang
31 30 38 Todd Gilliland A&W All American Food Ford 379 0 Ford Mustang
32 16 23 Bubba Wallace XFINITY/U.S. AIR FORCE Toyota 329 1 Toyota TRD Camry
33 3 24 William Byron Liberty University Chevrolet 329 36 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
34 33 20 Christopher Bell Yahoo! Toyota 328 0 Toyota TRD Camry
35 17 47 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Hungry Jack Chevrolet 320 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
36 8 34 Michael McDowell The Pete Store Ford 285 0 Ford Mustang
37 28 41 Ryan Preece Morton Buildings Ford 66 0 Ford Mustang

# – Rookie
i – Points ineligible
* – Part-time driver

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Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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