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THE RACE: 5-HOUR ENERGY 200

TRACK: Dover International Raceway

NASCAR Nationwide Series Race #11 of 33 for the 2013 season

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Race: Saturday, June 1, 2013 in Dover, DE

Title Sponsor: 5-hour Energy

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 2:46pm/et


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Event Schedule

Times are local to the Track (Eastern Time)

Thursday, May 30th

8:30 PM NNS HAULERS ENTER

Friday, May 31st

6:30 AM NNS REGISTRATION OPENS
7:00 AM NNS GARAGE OPENS
11:40 AM NNS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
12:40 PM-3:00 PM NNS FINAL PRACTICE
4:00 PM NNS REGISTRATION CLOSES
5:30 PM NNS GARAGE CLOSES

Saturday, June 1st

7:30 AM NNS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
11:05 AM NNS QUALIFYING (TWO LAPS, ALL POSITIONS)
12:30 PM NNS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (TENT)
2:00 PM NNS DRIVER INTRODUCTION
2:30 PM NNS RACE (200 LAPS, 200 MILES)
3:00 PM NNS REGISTRATION CLOSES

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


RACE INFORMATION

  • Official Dover race results and standings (pdf)

  • Logano wins at Dover: #22-Joey Logano won the 5-hour Energy 200 at Dover International Speedway. It is his first Nationwide win of the season, his 3rd in a row at Dover and 19th of his career. #20-Brian Vickers finished second followed by #18-Matt Kenseth, #6-Trevor Bayne, #54-Kyle Busch, #5-Kasey Kahne, #12-Hornish, Jr., #3-Austin Dillon, #7-Regan Smith, and #32-Kyle Larson. There were 5 cautions for 28 laps and 5 lead changes among 9 leaders. Complete results are on the Dover race results page (pdf).(6-1-2013)

  • Dover Race Fast Facts:
    Joey Logano(i) won the 32nd Annual 5-hour ENERGY 200, his 19th victory in 114 NASCAR Nationwide Series races.
    This is his first victory and fourth top-10 finish in 2013.
    This is his third victory and sixth top-10 finish in nine races at Dover International Speedway.
    Brian Vickers (second) posted his fifth top-10 finish in six races at Dover International Speedway. It is his sixth top-10 finish in 2013.
    Matt Kenseth(i) (third) posted his 11th top-10 finish in 19 races at Dover International Speedway.
    Kyle Larson (10th) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Regan Smith leads the point standings by 27 points over Sam Hornish Jr.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(6-1-2013)

  • Driver standings following Dover:
    1) #7-Regan Smith 411
    2) #12-Sam Hornish Jr. 384, -27
    3) #20-Brian Vickers 369, -42
    4) #31-Justin Allgaier 368, -43
    5) #3-Austin Dillon 358, -53
    6) #77-Parker Kligerman 355, -56
    7) #11-Elliott Sadler 347, -64
    8) #2-Brian Scott 343, -68
    9) #32-Kyle Larson # 322, -89
    10) #6- Trevor Bayne 321, -90
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(6-1-2013)

  • Owner Standings following Dover are posted (pdf).(6-1-2013)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Dover: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: #30-Piquet, Jr., 20th
    Caution 2: #79-Earnhardt, 21st
    Caution 3: #79-Earnhardt (2), 21st
    Caution 4: #4-Cassill, 22nd
    Caution 5: #51-Clements, 19th
    (6-1-2013)


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

  • Pit Stall Selections (pdf)
  • Dillon on pole at Dover: #3-Austin Dillon won the Coors Light Pole for the 5-hour Energy 200 at Dover International Speedway with a speed of 152.951mph. #12-Sam Hornish, Jr. will start second. The rest of the top 10: #54-Kyle Busch, #99-Alex Bowman, #5-Kasey Kahne, #22-Joey Logano, #7-Regan Smith, #33-Ty Dillon, #18-Matt Kenseth, and #2-Brian Scott. There were only 40 cars entered, so no one missed the race. The starting lineup is posted on the Dover starting lineup page (pdf).(6-1-2013)

  • Dover Qualifying Notes:
    Austin Dillon won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 32nd Annual 5-hour ENERGY 200 with a lap of 23.537 seconds, 152.951 mph.
    This is his fifth pole in 55 NASCAR Nationwide Series races.
    This is his second pole and 10th top-10 start in 2013.
    This is his first pole in three races at Dover International Speedway.
    Sam Hornish Jr. (second) posted his 10th top-10 start of 2013 and his second in four races at Dover International Speedway.
    Kyle Busch(i) (third) posted his 10th top-10 start at Dover International Speedway. It is his eighth in ten races this season.
    Kyle Larson (15th) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(6-1-2013)

  • Qualifying Order (pdf)
  • Dillon fastest in practice: #3-Austin Dillon was fastest during the only practice at Dover International Speedway with a speed of 152.433mph. #99-Alex Bowman was second, followed by: #20-Brian Vickers, #2-Brian Scott, #6-Trevor Bayne, #7-Regan Smith, #77-Parker Kligerman, #54-Kyle Busch, #18-Matt Kenseth, and #5-Kasey Kahne. All 40 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Dover practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(5-31-2013)

  • Entry List:There are just 38 cars on the preliminary entry list for Saturday's 5-hour Energy 200 at Dover International Speedway. A few notes:
    Blake Koch returns to the #00 for SR2;
    Ty Dillon returns to the #33 for RCR;
    Cole Whitt is listed as driver of the #44 for TriStar, normally driven by Hal Martin;
    Kevin Lepage will drive the #52 for Jimmy Means;
    Tony Raines will be in the #70 since this is not a scheduled race for ML Motorsports;
    Morgan Shepherd returns with his #89 team.(5-28-2013)
    UPDATE: Joey Gase will return to the #52 for Jimmy Means.(5-28-2013)
    UPDATE: Danny Elfand will drive the #74 for Mike Harmon. Matt Dibenedetto will be in the #37 for Vision Racing (a new entry). The #46 car for Curtis Key has been added. J.J. Yeley will drive that car and Josh Wise will step into the #42.(5-31-2013)
    See the complete list on the Dover entry list page.

  • Nationwide Series at Dover on ESPN: The NASCAR Nationwide Series competes at Dover (Del.) International Speedway on Saturday, June 1, and ESPN will have a live telecast of the 200-mile race. NASCAR Countdown airs at 2 p.m. ET with the race's green flag at 2:46 p.m. The race telecast is presented by Grid 2. Also from Dover, ESPN2 will televise qualifying earlier that day at 11 a.m. All NASCAR programming on ESPN networks is also available on computers, smartphones and tablets through WatchESPN and the WatchESPN app.(ESPN)(5-28-2013)


Goodyear Tires Notes / Fast Facts

  • Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

  • Set limits:
    Sprint Cup: 5 sets for practice/qualifying and 10 sets for the race;
    Nationwide: 7 sets for the event

  • Number of Tires:
    Sprint Cup: Left-side -- 1,200, Right-side -- 1,200;
    Nationwide: Left-side  525, Right-side -- 525

  • 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: While teams in all three NASCAR series in action at Dover this week will run the same right-side tire code (D-4440), teams in the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series will run a different left-side code (D-4556) than those in the Camping World Truck Series. . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that Sprint Cup and Nationwide teams ran at Dover last season . . . these teams have also run this right-side tire code (D-4440) at Kentucky in 2011 and 2012 . . . 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

    Busch Takes Aim At Another Record
    When Kyle Busch crossed the finish line first in Saturday’s History 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, it was his seventh NASCAR Nationwide Series victory at the track and broke a tie with Mark Martin for most series wins by a driver at the track. This weekend the 28-year-old will attempt to pull off the same trick by breaking a three-way tie between him, Todd Bodine and Carl Edwards for most wins (three) at Dover International Speedway.
    If Busch is victorious Saturday night in the 5-Hour Energy 200 it would give Joe Gibbs Racing five wins in the last seven races and eight wins in the last 12 races at the one-mile track. His NSCS teammate Denny Hamlin won back-to-back events in fall 2007 and spring 2008. Busch won the fall 2008 race and swept both events in 2010. Joey Logano swept both events last year for JGR.
    A victory for Busch would be his seventh of the season (10th in the three national series), a feat that has happened in only 11 seasons since 1982. The seven-win mark has been reached eight times in the past eight seasons: Kevin Harvick (nine wins in 2006), Carl Edwards (seven in 2008, eight in 2011), Busch (10 in 2008, nine in 2009, 13 in 2010, eight in 2011), and Logano (nine in 2012). Last year is the only season over the past five in which Busch didn’t reach the seven-win plateau. In fact, he didn’t win in the series in 2012.
    Busch’s start to 2013 has been off the charts in comparison to all other campaigns. If he finds Victory Lane at Dover, his seventh win will come in only the 11th race of the season. The earliest a driver has captured his seventh victory of a season was in the 16th race of 1984 when Sam Ard won at South Boston Speedway. In 2011, Busch won for the seventh time in the 25th race. His seventh win in 2010 came in race 18, race 31 in 2009 and race 27 in 2008.  

    Smith Still In Points Lead, But Competition Still Tight
    After posting his eighth consecutive top-10 finish last Saturday in Charlotte, Regan Smith leads the series into Dover for the 5-Hour Energy 200 with a 29-point advantage over Sam Hornish Jr.
    Smith might have a difficult time keeping his healthy lead intact this weekend as Dover could be a speed bump. He has an average finishing position of 23.2 in six starts. His best finish is 16th and he’s only finished on the lead lap once.
    Although eight of the 10 races this season have been won by NASCAR Sprint Cup regulars, Smith and his fellow NASCAR Nationwide Series competitors continue to perform strong and keep the championship hunt close. Eleven drivers are within 100 points of the lead, compared to last year at this time when only seven drivers were within 100 points.
    In nine of the 10 races, NASCAR Nationwide regulars have occupied five or more of the top-10 positions: Daytona (eight), Phoenix (six), Las Vegas (nine), Bristol (eight), Auto Club (nine), Richmond (seven), Talladega (seven), Darlington (six) and Charlotte (five). Series regulars finished in four of the top-five positions in two races (Las Vegas and Auto Club).

    A Driver And Several Crew Members Ready For Hometown Crowd
    Most race teams consider last Saturday’s race at Charlotte Motor Speedway their home track; however, that isn’t necessarily the case for individuals on the race teams.
    When the NASCAR Nationwide Series rolls into Dover for Saturday’s 5-Hour Energy 200, several drivers and crew members will be performing before what they might consider hometown crowds.
    Among those that will be experiencing a homecoming of sorts will be Travis Pastrana, who is competing in his first full-time season in the No. 60 Roush Fenway Racing Ford. Pastrana grew up about 1.5 hours away from the speedway in Annapolis, Md.
    Phil Gould, the first-year crew chief of the No. 2 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet driven by Brian Scott, is from nearby South Brunswick, N.J. Together, Gould and Scott started the season with five consecutive top-10 performances.
    Additionally, four crew members at Richard Petty Motorsports are all from the area: truck driver Rob White (Baltimore, Md.), team engineer Derek Staments (Milford, N.J.), road mechanic/interior Lou Tomarchio (Holmdel, N.J.) and gasman Joe “Hoss” Karasinski (Spotswood, N.J.).

    NASCAR Nationwide Series Etc.
    Jack Ingram will be one of five members inducted next January as part of the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2014. In 10 seasons in the NNS, he won 31 races and two championships, including the inaugural season of 1982 and 1985. &The entitlement for the NSCS FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover has special meaning to Trent Owens, the crew chief for Kyle Larson in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Owens’ five-year-old son, Gray Owens, suffers from Autism. & Ron Fellows of Mississauga, Ont., will be among five Canadians inducted into the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame on Sept. 28, 2013. In 13 seasons in the NNS, he had four wins in only 24 starts. He also had two victories in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Fellows operates Canadian Tire Motorsports Park near Toronto, a 2.549-mile road course hosting its first NCWTS event on Sept. 1.

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