THE DRYDENE DOUBLEHEADER WEEKEND AT DOVER INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY PUTS DRYDENE IN THE SPOTLIGHT
All eyes were on a red and white Monster Mile this past weekend as the Drydene Doubleheader Weekend was on full display!
Drydene was the entitlement sponsor of the Drydene Doubleheader Weekend at Dover International Speedway. The company sponsored two NASCAR Cup Series races (Drydene 311 both on Saturday and on Sunday) and the NASCAR Xfinity Series races that preceded the Cup Series races (Drydene 200 both on Saturday and on Sunday). All four races were broadcast live on NBCSN and on MRN radio.
The historic doubleheader weekend came about after the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic caused the postponement of race events from May 2-3.
Corey LaJoie again joins Team Drydene
In addition to being the title sponsor of the weekend’s NASCAR action, Drydene was the primary sponsor of NASCAR Cup Series driver Corey LaJoie and his No. 32 Ford Mustang for Go Fas Racing. Previously LaJoie joined Team Drydene in 2019, having driven the red-and-white Drydene No. 32 car for the first time last October in the “Drydene 400” at the Monster Mile. LaJoie has represented Drydene in several NASCAR Cup Series races since then, most recently in May 2020 at Darlington (S.C.) Speedway.
This year, Drydene and LaJoie celebrated the upcoming race by allowing fans to choose their favorite paint scheme from three choices: Ruby Red, Onyx Diamondplate, and Midnight Ruby Blaze. LaJoie picked the black and white Onyx Diamondplate as his favorite. However, the fans overwhelmingly voted Midnight Ruby Blaze as the favorite.
Drydene cars debut at the track
In the week preceding the Doubleheader Weekend, Drydene made a series of sponsorship announcements as they bolstered their support of motorsports, the Monster Mile, and the weekend’s events.
First, Drydene announced it would serve as the primary sponsor of the No. 25 Toyota Camry in the ARCA Menards Series East General Tire 125 race held on Friday, August 21. Driven by Venturini Motorsports driver Mason Diaz, the No. 25 battled to a podium finish in the General Tire 125, earning third place in an exciting race. Sam Mayer won the race.
However Drydene wasn’t done making both announcements and a splash on the track just yet. Just before Diaz and the No. 25 hit the track, the company announced it would serve as primary sponsor for JD Motorsports (JDM) drivers Jesse Little (No. 4), Jeffrey Earnhardt (No. 0), and BJ McLeod (No. 6) in Saturday and Sunday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series Drydene 200 races. The three red Chevrolet Camaros definitely popped on the racetrack and brought even more Drydene presence to a track emblazoned with the red-and-white of Drydene, from billboards to victory lane.
On Saturday, Earnhardt finished 20th; Little finished 23rd; and McLeod finished 34th after a part failure caused an early exit from the race. Justin Allgaier won Saturday’s race. Sunday, Little finished 23rd; McLeod finished 25th; and Earnhardt finished 29th. Chase Briscoe won Sunday’s Drydene 200.
And finally, while fans were unfortunately not permitted due to ongoing concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic, they were still treated to great racing every day of the Doubleheader Weekend. Corey LaJoie once again drove for fans as part of the “If Corey Wins, You Win: 2.0” Mustang Sweepstakes. If LaJoie won any stage of either Drydene 311 race (including the race itself), a fan would win a 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500.
During Saturday’s Drydene 311, LaJoie finished in the 29th spot. Denny Hamlin dominated the day and won, his sixth win of 2020. In Sunday’s Drydene 311, LaJoie battled hard, including recovering after being spun out and banged up, finishing 23rd. Kevin Harvick came home with the win. While LaJoie didn’t win, fans enjoyed a jam-packed weekend of racing at the Monster Mile.
We’ll see you next year at the Monster Mile!
We’ll be back at the Monster Mile in 2021- stay tuned to Drydene.com and our social media for details are they are confirmed!
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