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THE RACE: OneMain Financial 200

TRACK: Dover International Speedway

NASCAR Nationwide Series Race #28 of 33 for the 2012 season

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Race: Saturday, September 29, 2012 in Dover, DE

Title Sponsor: OneMain Financial

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 3:45pm/et


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Event Schedule

Times are local to the Track

Thursday, Spetember 27th

8:30 PM NNS HAULERS ENTER

Friday, September 28th

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

Saturday, September 29th

9:00 AM NNS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
12:05 PM NNS QUALIFYING (TWO LAPS, ALL POSITIONS)
1:20 PM NNS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (TENT )
3:00 PM NNS DRIVER INTRODUCTION
3:30 PM NNS RACE (200 LAPS, 200 MILES)
4:00 PM NNS REGISTRATION CLOSES
5:00 PM NSCS GARAGE & REGISTRATION CLOSES

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


RACE INFORMATION

  • Official Dover International Speedway Race Results (pdf)
  • Logano wins at Dover International Speedway: #18-Joey Logano won the OneMain Financial 200 at Dover International Speedway. He dominated the race, leading 184 of the 200 laps, for his 7th Nationwide win of the season. #33-Paul Menard finished second followed by #43-Michael Annett, #2-Elliott Sadler, #54-Kyle Busch, #88-Cole Whitt, #11-Brian Scott, #38-Kasey Kahne, #6-Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., and #3-Austin Dillon. There were 3 cautions for 15 laps and 4 lead changes among 3 leaders. The estimated attendance was 29,000. Complete results are on the Dover International Speedway race results page (pdf).(9-29-2012)

  • Dover International Speedway Race Fast Facts:
    Joey Logano won the 27th Annual OneMain Financial 200, his 16th victory in 105 NASCAR Nationwide Series races.
    Logano moves into a tie for 16th on the all-time series wins list with former champions Jeff Green and Joe Nemechek.
    This is his seventh victory and 13th top-10 finish in 2012.
    This is his second victory and fifth top-10 finish in eight races at Dover International Speedway.
    Paul Menard (second) posted his fourth top-10 finish in ten races at Dover International Speedway. It is his sixth top-10 finish in 2012.
    Michael Annett (third) posted his first top-10 finish in eight races at Dover International Speedway.
    Cole Whitt (sixth) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Elliott Sadler leads the point standings by 9 points over Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
    (NASCAR Intergrated Marketing Communications)(9-29-2012)

  • Driver standings following Dover International Speedway:
    1) #2-Elliott Sadler 1054
    2) #6-Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 1045 -9
    3) #3-Austin Dillon# 1029 -25
    4) #12-Sam Hornish Jr. 994 -60
    5) #31-Justin Allgaier 926 -128
    6) #43-Michael Annett 916 -138
    7) #88-Cole Whitt# 843 -211
    8) #19-Mike Bliss 781 -273
    9) #11-Brian Scott 703 -351
    10) #87-Joe Nemechek 678 -376
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(9-29-2012)

  • Owner Standings following Dover International Speedway are posted (pdf).(9-29-2012)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Dover International Speedway: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: #30-Bowman, 19th
    Caution 2: #87-Nemechek, 17th
    Caution 3: #87-Nemechek (2), 17th
    (9-29-2012)


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

  • Pit Stall Selections (pdf)
  • Darrell Wallace Jr. on pole at Dover International Speedway: Darrell Wallace Jr. won the pole for the OneMain Financial 200 at Dover International Speedway with a speed of 155.905mph for his first career pole. #31-Justin Allgaier will start second. The rest of the top ten: #18-Joey Logano, #2-Elliott Sadler, #38-Kasey Kahne, #6-Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., #54-Kyle Busch, #22-Ryan Blaney, #3-Austin Dillon, and #33-Paul Menard. Did Not Qualify: #50-David Starr, #89-Morgan Shepherd, and #74-Mike Harmon. The starting lineup is posted on the Dover International Speedway starting lineup page (pdf).(9-29-2012)

  • Dover International Speedway Qualifying Notes:
    Darrell Wallace Jr. won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 27th Annual OneMain Financial 200 with a lap of 23.091 seconds, 155.905 mph.
    This is his first pole in four NASCAR Nationwide Series races.
    This is his first pole and third top-10 start in 2012.
    Wallace, a NASCAR Drive for Diversity graduate, has won two poles at Dover in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East.
    Justin Allgaier (second) posted his 16th top-10 start of 2012 and his fourth in eight races at Dover International Speedway.
    Joey Logano (third) posted his seventh top-10 start at Dover International Speedway. It is his 14th in 17 races this season.
    (NASCAR Intergrated Marketing Communications)(9-29-2012)

  • Qualifying Order (pdf)
  • Dillon fastest in practice: #3-Austin Dillon was fastest during the only Nationwide practice at Dover International Speedway with a speed of 153.289mph. #12-Sam Hornish, Jr. was second, followed by: #33-Paul Menard, #54-Kyle Busch, #2-Elliott Sadler, #18-Joey Logano, #22-Ryan Blaney, #99-Ryan Truex, #88-Cole Whitt, and #6-Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. See complete results on the Dover International Speedway practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(9-28-2012)

  • Entry List: There are 46 cars on the preliminary entry list for Saturday's OneMain Financial 200 at Dover International Speedway. A few notes:
    Blake Koch is back in the #00;
    The #08 is TBA;
    Darrell Wallace returns to the JGR #20;
    Ryan Blaney is back in the Penske #22;
    J.J. Yeley will drive the #27 for GC Motorsports;
    Alex Bowman returns to the Turner Motorsports #38;
    The Go Green #39 is TBA;
    The #47 for Key Motorsports is TBA;
    The #50 for MAKE is TBA;
    The #52 for Jimmy Means is TBA;
    Tony Raines will be in the #70;
    The #75 for Rick Ware is TBA;
    Ryan Tuex will drive the #99 for RAB Racing.(9-24-2012)
    UPDATE: Dusty Davis will drive the #24 for SR2 Motorsports.(9-25-2012)
    UPDATE 2: Tim Andrews will be in the #39 and Danny Efland will be in the #08.(9-25-2012)
    UPDATE 3 Brad Teague will be in the JD Motorsports #4.(9-25-2012)
    UPDATE 4: With the departure of Malsam, Mike Bliss will drive the #19, Jeff Green the #44. The #10 is TBA.(9-26-2012)
    UPDATE 5: Blake Koch will now move to the #24 and Michael McDowell will be in the #00.(9-27-2012)
    UPDATE 6: Charles Lewandoski will be in the #10, TJ Bell in the #47 and Justin Jennings in the #52.(9-27-2012)
    UPDATE 7: Kelly Bires will be in the #15, Carl Long moves to the #71. David Starr will drive the #50 for MAKE Motorsports.(9-28-2012)
    See the complete list on the Dover International Speedway entry list page.

  • Nationwide Series at Monster Mile: The NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series will race at the Monster Mile, Dover (Del.) International Speedway, this weekend with events on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29-30. ESPN will have a live telecast of Sunday's 400-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup race, with NASCAR Countdown at 1 p.m. ET and the race's green flag at 2:15 p.m. Saturday's NASCAR Nationwide Series race also airs on ESPN, with NASCAR Countdown at 3 p.m. and the green flag at 3:45 p.m. All NASCAR programming on ESPN is also available on computers, smartphones and tablets with the WatchESPN.com.(ESPN)(9-24-2012)


Goodyear Tires Notes / Fast Facts

  • Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

  • Number of Tires:
    Sprint Cup: Left-side -- 1,250, Right-side -- 1,300;
    Nationwide: Left-side -- 450, Right-side -- 450

  • Set limits: Sprint Cup:
    5 sets for practice/qualifying and 10 sets for the race;
    Nationwide: 6 sets for the event

  • 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 both the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series will run the same Goodyear tire codes at Dover this weekend . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that Sprint Cup and Nationwide teams ran at Dover earlier this season . . . these teams have also run this right-side tire code (D-4440) at Kentucky in 2012 . . . this tire set-up came out of a Goodyear test prior to the spring race at Dover on April 17-18 . . . drivers participating in that test were A.J. Allmendinger, Marcos Ambrose, Kurt Busch, Kevin Harvick, Ryan Newman and 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

    Truex Returns To His Home Track  This Time For The Win
    With 48 laps remaining in June's NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Dover International Speedway, Mayetta, N.J., native Ryan Truex  brother of two-time series champion Martin Truex Jr.  took the lead in the race en route to what looked to be a first career win. In dominant fashion, he clicked off 43 of the remaining 48 laps at the point until getting caught in late-race traffic. His then-Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Joey Logano passed him with five laps to go. What looked to be a shining moment in a young driver's career instead ended in a tough learning experience, but he's back. 
    This time around Truex is behind the wheel of the No. 99 for owner Robby Benton and RAB Racing, the same team that has fielded Travis Pastrana and Kenny Wallace this season. In his stead at JGR in the No. 20 is 18-year-old NASCAR K&N Pro Series East driver Darrell Wallace Jr. 
    Truex continues to get better each time he gets behind the wheel. He has made nine series starts this season, posting one top five, four top 10s and an average finish of 15.2. Truex sat on the pole and finished second at Dover in June. His pre-race Driver Rating at the one-mile speedway is ranked eighth in the series at 106.5. He has spent 90.5% of his laps completed in the top 15 and has an average running position of 7.058 in his three starts at Dover. 
    Truex's biggest competition will be defending winner Logano, a Middletown, Conn., native, who has the series' most wins this season with six. Logano has made seven starts at Dover, posting one win, three top fives, four top 10s and an average finish of 7.3.

    Busch Looks To Extend Eight-Year Winning Streak
    Kyle Busch is on the verge of doing something he hasn't done since 2003  complete a season in which he doesn't win a race in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Busch, the all-time wins leader in the NNS with 51, has visited Victory Lane at least once every year since 2004. During his eight-year streak, he has six multiple-win seasons. In 2010, he finished with a career-high 13 victories.
    As the series heads to Dover for the OneMain Financial 200, Busch finds himself in an unfamiliar position. In 16 races, he has zero wins, four top fives, eight top 10s and five finishes outside the top 20. Accidents and equipment failures have caused a lot of his bad luck. 
    One factor different this season from the previous eight is that he is driving his own equipment  the Kyle Busch Motorsports No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota. He shares seat time with his brother, Kurt Busch, who won in the car at Richmond in April.  
    With Kyle's success at Dover (three NNS wins with the most recent coming in 2010), he could capture his first win of 2012 and continue his streak. 

    NASCAR Nationwide Championship Still Up In The Air
    The NNS points battle is as close as ever as evidenced by the second change atop the standings in as many weeks.
    Going into last Saturday's Kentucky 300, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. led Elliott Sadler by nine points with Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate Austin Dillon 34 points back.
    After a solid sixth-place performance, Sadler leapfrogged Stenhouse, who finished 17th, in the standings. Dillon swept both Kentucky races, this time beating Sam Hornish Jr. to the checkered flag by 1.059 seconds. Dillon's second victory of 2012 allowed him to close the points gap on both Sadler and Stenhouse.
    Heading into the OneMain Financial 200 at Dover, Sadler leads Stenhouse by four points with Dillon 19 points back. Hornish (-46) and Justin Allgaier (-103) round out the top five. 
    In nine trips to Dover, Sadler has one pole and four top 10s. Stenhouse has visited the one-mile track six times and has two top fives. In Dillon's only other trip to the track he placed sixth. In two Dover races, Hornish's best finish is 13th, while Allgaier's best finish in seven visits is fifth.     

    NASCAR Nationwide Series, Etc.
     Fans looking to get a more intimate look at Dover will have that chance during the OneMain Financial Open Track Session Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Ticket holders for that day's NNS race may enter the track at Gate 18 and roam the front stretch of the Monster Mile. As an added bonus, Sadler, driver of the No. 2 OneMain Financial Chevrolet, as well as teammate and two-time series champion Kevin Harvick and team owner Richard Childress, will stop by to participate in a free question-and-answer session for fans during the event from 10:30 to 10:45 a.m. & The OneMain Financial 200 this weekend at Dover has the last five K&N East Sunoco Rookies of the Year entered: Alex Bowman (2011), Darrell Wallace Jr. (2010), Ryan Truex (2009), Austin Dillon (2008) and Joey Logano (2007). Wallace is in the No. 18 car owned by Joe Gibbs, the current owner standings points leader by 13 points over Richard Childress Racing's No. 2 car.

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7:30 pm/et
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4:10 pm/et, Saturday, August 30
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