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THE RACE: 5-hour ENERGY 200

TRACK: Dover International Speedway

NASCAR Nationwide Series Race #12 of 33 for the 2012 season

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Race: Saturday, June 2, 2012 in Dover, DE

Title Sponsor: 5-hour ENERGY

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 2:15pm/et


Television Coverage/Re-air/TV Team

  • Television Race Coverage: ESPN, 1:30 pm/et

  • Announcers: Allen Bestwick, Rusty Wallace, Andy Petree
    Pit Reporters: Dave Burns, Mike Massaro, Dr. Jerry Punch, Shannon Spake
    Studio: Nicole Briscoe, Rusty Wallace, Brad Daugherty

  • TV Listings, Links and Info:
    Jayski's TV Listings Page
    NASCAR on TV
    Race Fan TV


Radio Coverage/Shows/ Team


Event Schedule

Times are local to the Track

Thursday, May 31

8:30 PM NNS HAULERS ENTER

Friday, June 1st

6:30 AM NNS REGISTRATION OPENS
7:00 AM NNS GARAGE OPENS
11:35 AM NNS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
12:35 PM-2:25 PM NNS FINAL PRACTICE
4:00 PM NNS REGISTRATION CLOSES
5:00 PM NNS GARAGE CLOSES

Saturday, June 2nd

7:00 AM NNS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
10:40 AM NNS QUALIFYING (TWO LAPS, ALL POSITIONS)
11:55 AM NNS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (TENT )
1:30 PM NNS DRIVER INTRODUCTION
2:00 PM NNS RACE (200 LAPS, 200 MILES)
2:30 PM NNS REGISTRATION CLOSES

NNS = Nationwide Series
SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Times are local to the Track


RACE INFORMATION

  • Official Dover Race Results (pdf)
  • Logano wins at Dover: #18-Joey Logano won the 5-Hour Energy 200 at Dover International Speedway for his 4th Nationwide win of the season. #20-Ryan Truex, who led the race until 6 laps to go, finished second followed by #11-Brian Scott, #54-Kurt Busch, #31-Justin Allgaier, #3-Austin Dillon, #2-Elliott Sadler, #33-Ty Dillon, #30-James Buescher, and #51-Jeremy Clements. There were 6 cautions for 27 laps and 5 lead changes among 3 leaders. The estimated attendance was 28,000. Complete results are on the Dover race results page (pdf).(6-2-2012)

  • Dover Race Fast Facts:
    Joey Logano(i) won the 31st Annual 5-hour ENERGY 200, his 13th victory in 98 NASCAR Nationwide Series races.
    This is his fourth victory and seventh top-10 finish in 2012.
    This is his first victory and fourth top-10 finish in seven races at Dover International Speedway.
    Ryan Truex (second) posted his second top-10 finish in three races at Dover International Speedway. It is his second top-10 finish in 2012.
    Brian Scott (third) posted his second top-10 finish in five races at Dover International Speedway.
    Austin Dillon (sixth) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Elliott Sadler leads the point standings by 12 points over Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (NASCAR Statistics)(6-2-2012)

  • Driver standings following Dover:
    1) #2-Elliott Sadler 454
    2) #6-Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 442 -12
    3) #3-Austin Dillon 440 -14
    4) #12-Sam Hornish Jr. 404 -50
    5) #31-Justin Allgaier 376 -78
    6) #88-Cole Whitt # 366 -88
    7) #43-Michael Annett 364 -90
    8) #44-Mike Bliss 302 -152
    9) #87-Joe Nemechek 287 -167
    10) #19-Tayler Malsam 282 -172
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(6-2-2012)

  • Owner Standings following Dover are posted (pdf).(6-2-2012)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Dover: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: none, no one on track a lap down
    Caution 2: #89-Shepherd, 29th
    Caution 3: #50-Bell, 24th
    Caution 4: #2-Sadler, 7th
    Caution 5: #33-Dillon, 8th
    Caution 6: #30-Buescher, 9th
    (NASCAR Statistics)(6-2-2012)


QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION
info, news, speeds and links

  • Pit Stall Selections (pdf)
  • Truex on pole at Dover: #20-Ryan Truex won the Nationwide Pole for the 5-Hour Energy 200 at Dover International Speedway for his first career pole, with a speed of 154.746mph. #18-Joey Logano will start second. The rest of the top ten: #33-Ty Dillon, #6-Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., #11-Brian Scott, #2-Elliott Sadler, #31-Justin Allgaier, #44-Mike Bliss, #54-Kurt Busch, and #12-Sam Hornish, Jr. Did Not Qualify: none. The starting lineup is posted on the Dover starting lineup page (pdf).(6-2-2012)

  • Dover International Speedway Qualifying Notes:
    Ryan Truex won the Nationwide Pole Award for the 31st Annual 5-hour ENERGY 200 with a lap of 23.264 seconds, 154.746 mph.
    This is his first pole in 29 NASCAR Nationwide Series races.
    This is his first pole and first top-10 start in 2012.
    This is his first pole in three races at Dover International Speedway.
    Joey Logano(i) (second) posted his seventh top-10 start of 2012 and his sixth in seven races at Dover International Speedway.
    Ty Dillon(i) (third) posted his first top-10 start at Dover International Speedway. It is his first in one races this season.
    Austin Dillon (11th) was the fastest qualifying rookie.(NASCAR Statistics)(6-2-2012)

  • Qualifying Order (pdf)
  • Logano fastest in happy hour: #18-Joey Logano was quickest during the only practice session for the 5-Hour Energy 200 with a top speed of 154.215mph. He was followed by: #2-Elliott Sadler, #20-Ryan Truex, #54-Kurt Busch, #31-Justin Allgaier, #22-Parker Kligerman, #88-Cole Whitt, #44-Mike Bliss, #33-Ty Dillon, #99-John Wes Townley. The only incident was a wreck by #70-Tony Raines. See complete results on the Dover practice speeds page (pdf).(6-1-2012)

  • Entry List: There are 43 cars on the preliminary entry list for Saturday's 5-Hour Energy 200 at Dover International Speedway. A few notes:
    Blake Koch is listed in the Rick Ware #15;
    Ryan Truex returns to the JGR #20;
    Parker Kligerman is back in the Pensek #33;
    Tim Bainey will drive the #24;
    Josh Richards remains in the Go Green #39;
    Kevin Lepage will drive the Jimmy Means #52;
    David Green will be in the #70. This is not an ML Motosports scheduled race;
    The Rick Ware #75 is TBA.
    John Wes Townley will be in the RAB #99.(5-29-2012)
    UPDATE: Joey Gase will be in the #52 for Jimmy Means.(5-29-2012)
    UPDATE 2: Ty Dillon will drive the RCR #33. Brendan Gaughan was originally listed.(5-29-2012)
    UPDATE 3: Jeff Green will continue to sub for #14-Eric McClure.(5-29-2012)
    UPDATE 4: Tony Raines will be in the #70, rather than David Green.(5-30-2012)
    See the complete list on the Dover entry list page.

  • NASCAR Nationwide Series at Dover on ESPN: The NASCAR Nationwide Series races this weekend at Dover (Del.) International Speedway and the 200-mile race airs live on ESPN on Saturday, June 2. NASCAR Countdown airs at 1 p.m. ET with the race's green flag at 2:15 p.m. Also from Dover, ESPN2 airs NASCAR Nationwide Series qualifying on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. All NASCAR programming on ESPN and ESPN2 is also available on computers, smartphones and tablets with the WatchESPN app and WatchESPN.com. (ESPN)(5-28-2012)


Goodyear Tires Notes / Fast Facts

  • Tire:
    Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials (Sprint Cup & Nationwide);
    Goodyear Wrangler Speedway Radials (Camping World Truck)

  • Number of Tires:
    Sprint Cup: Left-side -- 1,375, Right-side -- 1,375;
    Nationwide: Left-side -- 500, Right-side -- 500;
    Camping World Truck: Left-side -- 375, Right-side -- 450

  • Set limits:
    Sprint Cup: 5 sets for practice/qualifying and 10 sets for the race;
    Nationwide: 6 sets for the event;
    Camping World Truck: 5 sets of left-sides and 6 sets of right-sides

  • Tire Codes:
    Left-side -- D-4556; Right-side -- D-4440

  • Tire Circumference:
    Left-side -- 87.4 in. (2,220 mm);
    Right-side -- 88.4 in. (2,246 mm)

  • Technical Inspection Inflation:
    Left Front -- 30 psi; Left Rear -- 30 psi;
    Right Front -- 50 psi; Right Rear -- 47 psi

  • Minimum Recommended Inflation:
    Left Front -- 23 psi; Left Rear -- 21 psi;
    Right Front -- 49 psi; Right Rear -- 45 psi

  • Notes: Teams in all three NASCAR series will run the same tire codes at Dover this week, though the Sprint Cup and Nationwide tires will be branded "Goodyear Eagle," while the Camping World Truck tires will be branded "Goodyear Wrangler" . . . this is the first time these tire codes will be run at Dover, though teams in all three series ran this right-side code (D-4440) at Kentucky in 2011 . . . compared to what was run at Dover last year, this left-side (D-4556) features a construction change to give teams more grip while bringing into line with what is run at other speedways . . . this right-side features a compound change to help control the track rubbering process . . . this tire set-up came out of a Goodyear test at Dover on April 17-18 . . . teams/drivers participating in that test were the #9 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford with Marcos Ambrose, #22 Penske Racing Dodge with A.J. Allmendinger, #29 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet with Kevin Harvick, #39 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet with Ryan Newman, #51 Phoenix Racing Chevrolet with Kurt Busch and #56 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota with Martin Truex Jr. . . . Dover is unique among NASCAR ovals one mile or less in length, in that inner liners are required on all four tire positions . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.


NASCAR News & Notes

    Stenhouse, Sadler Outstanding Points Battle Part II
    Eleven races down and the sequel to last season’s epic points battle between Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Elliott Sadler is in full swing. Only 13 points separate the two rivals. 
    Standings leader Stenhouse has seemed virtually invincible with three wins, seven top fives and nine top 10s, but last weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway the No. 6 team stumbled  finally. A broken drive shaft relegated Stenhouse to a 26th-place finish, the worst of his season. While second in the standings, Sadler capitalized, posting his sixth top five of the season to slash 21 points off his deficit. 
    Heading to Dover this weekend, the competition looks to get even closer. Stenhouse finished fourth and Sadler finished sixth in this event last season. Stenhouse has made four series starts at Dover, posting two top fives with an average finish of 9.5; while Sadler has made eight series starts at Dover, posting three top 10s with an average finish of 14.9.  
    And let’s not forget, Austin Dillon is lurking in third place, 28 points out of first. Dillon, the 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion and current NASCAR Nationwide Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings leader, is the highest-ranked rookie in the points since David Ragan in 2007. He’ll be making his series track debut on Saturday.

    Double-Duty Drivers Try Their Luck At Dover
    After a white-hot start to the season that saw three NNS and one NCWTS driver championship contenders win three of the first four races, double-duty drivers seem to have realized the gauntlet had been thrown. Over the last seven NNS races, double-duty drivers have won five. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.’s win at Texas is the last victory by a non-Cup driver at a combination event this year.
    Among those double-duty wins, Joey Logano has three. The former NASCAR K&N Pro Series East champion will be in the No. 18 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing at Dover. He’s been second twice among his six series races at the Monster Mile  where he made his NASCAR national series debut in this race in 2006, finishing sixth. Logano’s teammate Brian Scott will be pulling double-duty, as well, participating in the NCWTS race Friday afternoon. Scott posted his sole NASCAR national series victory at Dover in the NCWTS in 2009.
    Kurt Busch, the other full-time Cup series driver of note, has one of the double-duty wins this year, which also was the inaugural Nationwide Series victory for Kyle Busch Motorsports. He’ll be in the No. 54 at Dover, where his younger brother has three wins, tied for most among all series drivers.
    Full-time NCWTS drivers Brendan Gaughan, James Buescher and Parker Kligerman will also be competing in the 5-Hour Energy 200 on Saturday. Gaughan has been driving part-time in the series for Richard Childress Racing in the No. 33 Chevrolet. He has made four series career starts at Dover with an average finish of 15.0. Buescher is driving for Turner Motorsports. He has one start at Dover, last fall, where he finished eighth. Westport, Conn., native Parker Kligerman, who was eighth in his series season debut two weeks ago at Iowa, will be in the No. 22 Penske Racing Dodge this week in Brad Keselowski’s stead. This will be Kligerman’s second series start of the season and his track debut at Dover. 

    The ‘Other’ Truex Looks To Make Most Of Big-Stage Opportunity
    Ryan Truex, 20, won back-to-back titles, in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, wrapping each of them up at his home track at Dover. But the Mayetta, N.J., native is still chasing a full-time ride in the series and capitalizing on this weekend’s opportunity at Dover might be another step in that direction. 
    Truex has had limited NASCAR Nationwide Series starts over the last three seasons and this year has four starts for three different teams. His best finishes have come with Joe Gibbs Racing, where he’s registered five of his six career top 10s, including his career-best fourth-place finish at Richmond last September. Truex will be driving the No. 20 Toyota for JGR this weekend. Last fall, Truex started fifth and finished eighth for JGR at the Monster Mile. 
    Watch for Truex to contend this weekend. He has a pre-race Driver Rating of 96.0 (10th-best in the series), which is better than both standings leader Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Elliott Sadler.

    NASCAR Nationwide Series, Etc.
    Danica Patrick is a career-best ninth in the standings and makes her second NNS go-round at Dover this weekend. She also finished sixth in the K&N Pro Series East event in 2010 prior to her NNS track debut, where she was 35th. Patrick has a 2012 season-to-date Driver Rating of 74.5 (13th best in the series) after 11 races. & Brad Sweet gets another turn in the No. 38 Turner Motorsports Chevrolet. He shares the ride with his World of Outlaws boss Kasey Kahne, who won the Coca-Cola 600 last Sunday night at CMS. & Kevin Lepage, from Shelburne, Vt., races near home this weekend. He won his first NNS pole at Dover in 1998. & Tim Bainey Jr. makes his series debut at Dover. He also made his first NCWTS start there in 2009, finishing a career-best 15th. Bainey, 34, is from Phillipsburg, Pa. & The manufacturers’ title continues to stay close after the first 11 races with Toyota in the lead with 67 points, followed by Chevrolet (64 points), Ford (59 points) and Dodge (52 points). 

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3:10 pm/et, Friday, April 25
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