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THE RACE: 5-Hour Energy 200

TRACK: Dover International Raceway

NASCAR Nationwide Series Race #28 of 33 for the 2013 season

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Race: Saturday, September 28, 2013 in Dover, DE

Title Sponsor: 5-Hour Energy

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 3:46pm/et


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Event Schedule

Times are local to the Track (Eastern Time)

Thursday, September 26th

5:30 PM NNS HAULERS ENTER

Friday, September 27th

6:30 AM NNS REGISTRATION OPENS
7:00 AM NNS GARAGE OPENS
11:40 AM NNS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
12:40PM-2:50PM NNS FINAL PRACTICE
5:00 PM NNS GARAGE & REGISTRATION CLOSES
5:30 PM NSCS GARAGE & REGISTRATION CLOSES

Saturday, September 28th

8:30 AM NNS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
12:05 PM NNS QUALIFYING (TWO LAPS, ALL POSITIONS)
1:40 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 & NSCS REGISTRATION CLOSES
5:00 PM NSCS GARAGE CLOSES

NNS = Nationwide Series
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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 4th Dover race win in a row. #32-Kyle Larson finished second followed by #33-Kevin Harvick, #20-Brian Vickers, #11-Elliott Sadler, #3-Austin Dillon, #77-Parker Kligerman, #54-Kyle Busch, #6-Trevor Bayne, and #19-Mike Bliss. Points leader #12-Sam Hornish, Jr. was penalized for speeding on pit road and finished 17th. His points lead slipped to 4 points over Austin Dillon with 5 race remaining. There were only 2 cautions for 8 laps and 6 lead changes among 4 leaders. Complete results are on the Dover race results page (pdf).(9-28-2013)

  • Dover Race Fast Facts:
    Joey Logano(i) won the 28th Annual 5-hour ENERGY 200 benefiting Living Beyond Breast Cancer, his 21st victory in 123 NASCAR Nationwide Series races.
    This is his third victory and 10th top-10 finish in 2013.
    This is his fourth victory and seventh top-10 finish in ten races at Dover International Speedway.
    Kyle Larson (second) posted his second top-10 finish in two races at Dover International Speedway. It is his 15th top-10 finish in 2013.
    Kevin Harvick(i) (third) posted his 10th top-10 finish in 17 races at Dover International Speedway.
    Kyle Larson (second) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Sam Hornish Jr. leads the point standings by 4 points over Austin Dillon.
    Logano becomes the first driver in NASCAR national series history to win four consecutive races at Dover International Speedway.
    The win today was the 11th victory this season for the No. 22 team and crew chief Jeremy Bullins. 11 victories in a single season is the second most wins by a crew chief in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. (Jason Ratcliff has the series most at 13)
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(9-28-2013)

  • Driver standings following Dover (race 28 of 33):
    1) #12-Sam Hornish Jr. 989
    2) #3-Austin Dillon 985, -4
    3) #11-Elliott Sadler 947, -42
    4) #7-Regan Smith 946, -43
    5) #20-Brian Vickers 942, -47
    6) #31-Justin Allgaier 919, -70
    7) #2-Brian Scott 916, -73
    8) #6-Trevor Bayne 903, -86
    9) #32-Kyle Larson # 864, -125
    10) #77Parker Kligerman 820, -169
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(9-28-2013)

  • Owner Standings following Dover are posted (pdf).(9-28-2013)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Dover: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: #40-Bell, 28th
    Caution 2: #24-Ellis, 32nd
    (9-28-2013)


QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION
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  • Pit Stall Selections (pdf)
  • Logano on pole at Dover: #22-Joey Logano won the Coors Light Pole for the 5-Hour Energy 200 at Dover International Speedway with a speed of 155.172 mph. #12-Sam Hornish, Jr. will start second. The rest of the top 10: #3-Austin Dillon, #99-Alex Bowman, #54-Kyle Busch, #19-Mike Bliss, #5-Brad Sweet, #33-Kevin Harvick, #77-Parker Kligerman,and #2-Brian Scott. Did Not Qualify: none. The starting lineup is posted on the Dover starting lineup page (pdf).(9-28-2013)

  • Dover Qualifying Notes:
    Joey Logano(i) won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 28th Annual 5-hour ENERGY 200 benefiting Living Beyond Breast Cancer with a lap of 23.200 seconds, 155.172 mph.
    This is his 23rd pole in 123 NASCAR Nationwide Series races.
    This is his first pole and eighth top-10 start in 2013.
    This is his third pole in ten races at Dover International Speedway.
    Sam Hornish Jr. (second) posted his 23rd top-10 start of 2013 and his third in five races at Dover International Speedway.
    Austin Dillon (third) posted his third top-10 start at Dover International Speedway.
    It is his 23rd in 28 races this season. Alex Bowman (fourth) was the fastest qualifying rookie(NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(9-28-2013)

  • Qualifying Order (pdf)
  • Smith fastest in first practice: #7-Regan Smith was fastest during opening practice at Dover International Speedway with a speed of 154.090 mph. #2-Brian Scott was second, followed by: #22-Joey Logano, #3-Austin Dillon, #99-Alex Bowman, #54-Kyle Busch, #77-Parker Kligerman, #12-Sam Hornish, Jr., #20-Brian Vickers, and #5-Brad Sweet.. 39 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Dover practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(9-27-2013)

  • Entry List:There are 39 cars on the preliminary entry list for Saturday's 5-Hour Energy 200 at Dover International Speedway. A few notes:
    Chase Miller is in the Rick Ware #15;
    Joey Logano will drive the Penske #22;
    Donnie Neuenberger is entered in the #23;
    Ken Butler will drive the SR2 #24;
    Danny Efland will drive the MAKE #50;
    The Mike Harmon #74 is TBA;
    TJ Duke will drive the Go Green #79;
    Morgan Shepherd is entered in his #89(9-23-2013)
    UPDATE: Carl Long will drive the #74.(9-23-2013)
    UPDATE 2: TJ Bell will drive the #40.(9-25-2013)
    UPDATE 3: Ryan Ellis will drive the #24 for SR2. Brad Teague will drive the #70.(9-27-2013)
    See the complete list on the Dover entry list page.


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 -- 1,250, Right-side -- 1,250;
    Nationwide: Left-side  550, Right-side  550

  • 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 combination of left- and right-side tires at Dover . . . this is the same combination that Sprint Cup and Nationwide teams ran at Dover this past June and twice last season . . . these teams also ran this same tire set-up at Kentucky in 2013 . . . Dover is unique among NASCAR ovals one mile or less in length, in that inner liners are required in 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

    Hornish Needs “A” Game In Dover
    Sam Hornish Jr. hasn’t necessarily performed terribly in four NASCAR Nationwide Series starts at Dover International Speedway, the site of Saturday’s 5-Hour Energy 200 Benefiting Living Beyond Breast Cancer. The issue is he hasn’t shined at the one-mile concrete oval either.
    In four starts, he’s finished in the top 10 once  this past June when he placed seventh. Last season he scored 13th- and 18th-place finishes. His first series race at the track came in May 2008, resulting in a 23rd-place showing. He’s never led a lap in Dover, and although he’s been running at the end of all four races, he’s only finished on the lead lap once  earlier this summer. His average finishing position is 15.3.
    While that shouldn’t be much cause for concern, his closest competitor in the points standings, Austin Dillon, has a better track record in Dover and is slowly cutting into Hornish’s lead. After the Kentucky 300 at Kentucky Speedway, Dillon was able to shave three points off of Hornish’s lead, which now stands at 15. Dillon finished second in the race to Ryan Blaney, while Hornish finished a strong fourth.
    In three starts at Dover, Dillon has never finished outside the top 10. In the June race this year, he led 43 laps including the first 35 circuits after starting on the pole. He finished the race eighth. In the two races last season, Dillon placed sixth and 10th. His average finishing position is 8.0.
    After 27 races in 2013, Hornish has put together an impressive stat line: one win, 13 top fives, 21 top 10s and three poles. Although Dillon is winless this year, his credentials are also noteworthy: 10 top fives, 17 top 10s and six poles, including a series-record four consecutive. 
    The only driver in the top five that has a NASCAR Nationwide victory at Dover is Brian Vickers, who is fifth in the standings (-60). The victory was one of three that came in 2003 on his way to the championship. Regan Smith (third place, -45) and Elliott Sadler (fourth place, -54) round out the top five.

    Logano Goes For Fourth & 11th
    Joey Logano knows what it takes to compete on the concrete surface of Dover International Speedway. In nine NASCAR Nationwide Series starts at the Monster Mile, his poorest finish was 14th, coming in September 2009.
    In his last three starts, he’s visited Victory Lane each time and has led 404 out of a possible 600 laps in those trips, and could make it a fourth straight Saturday in the 5-Hour Energy 200 Benefiting Living Beyond Breast Cancer. In addition to his three wins, he’s compiled five top fives, six top 10s, two poles and an average finishing position of 5.9.
    As he has done 11 times already this year, Logano will be piloting the No. 22 Penske Racing Ford (he drove the No. 48 Ford at Watkins Glen) this weekend in hopes of delivering another win.
    Four different drivers have wheeled the No. 22 past the start-finish line first 10 times in 2013, including Logano, who won at Dover in June and Chicagoland in July. Brad Keselowski, AJ Allmendinger and Ryan Blaney, who won last weekend at Kentucky, combined for the other eight wins. The No. 22 holds a 23-point lead for Penske Racing over the No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota in the owners’ points battle. 
    Based upon past successes at Dover, Logano is the prime candidate to add win No. 11.   

    Success Of Young Drivers Parallels A Strong Future
    The NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR is in good hands if the current crop of young, successful drivers in the series is any indicator. While NASCAR’s No. 2 series features a nice blend of veteran and up-and-coming drivers, it’s the latter that are turning heads.
    There are currently six drivers in the top 15 in points 25 years or younger: Brian Scott (25), Austin Dillon (23), Parker Kligerman (23), Trevor Bayne (22), Kyle Larson (21) and Alex Bowman (20).
    Between the six drivers Scott is the most experienced with 136 NNS races under his belt. Of the six, only Dillon and Bayne have victories over the course of their careers, both with two.
    All six drivers have competed in all 27 events in 2013 and have compiled a combined season stat line that reads: one win, 31 top fives, 74 top 10s and eight poles.
    Dillon is currently second in the standings, 15 points behind leader Sam Hornish Jr. Scott is seventh (-79); Bayne is eighth (-94); Larson is ninth (-140), Kligerman is 10th (-179) and Bowman is 11th (-223)

    NASCAR Nationwide Series Etc.
    It will be a homecoming of sorts for Kendall Park, N.J., native Phil Gould, who is the crew chief of the No. 2 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet driven by Brian Scott, when the series visits Dover, his home track.  & TJ Duke will try to make his track debut in the NNS this weekend at Dover in the No. 79 Ford. It would be his third overall start in the series. His previous two starts came in 2011. & Justin Allgaier, Michael Annett, Kyle Busch, Joey Logano and Josh Wise will all make their 10th NNS start at Dover on Saturday.

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