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THE RACE: Dover 200

TRACK: Dover International Speedway

NASCAR Nationwide Series Race #28 of 33 for the 2014 season

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Race: Saturday, September 27, 2014 in Dover, DE

Title Sponsor: TBA

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 3:44pm/et


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Event Schedule

Times are local to the Track

Thursday, September 25th
12:00 PM NNS HAULERS ENTER
1:30 PM NNS REGISTRATION OPENS
2:00 PM NNS GARAGE OPENS & INSPECTION BEGINS
5:00 PM NNS REGISTRATIONS CLOSE
7:00 PM NNS GARAGES CLOSE

Friday, September 26th
8:30 AM NNS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
9:00 AM NNS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
10:00 AM-10:50 AM NNS PRACTICE
2:00 PM-3:20 PM NNS FINAL PRACTICE
5:00 PM NNS REGISTRATION CLOSES
5:30 PM NNS GARAGE CLOSES

Saturday, September 27th
8:00 AM NNS GARAGE & REGISTRATION OPENS
12:15 PM NNS QUALIFYING
1:45 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

NNS = Nationwide Series
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Times are local to the Track


RACE INFORMATION

  • Official Dover race results and standings (pdf)

  • Busch wins at Dover: #54-Kyle Busch won the Dover 200 at Dover Speedway. #22-Joey Logano finished second followed by#9-Chase Elliott, #60-Chris Buescher, #11-Elliott Sadler, #42-Kyle Larson, #2-Brian Scott, #7-Regan Smith, #6-Trevor Bayne, and #3-Ty Dillon.
    There were 4 cautions for 23 laps and 4 lead changes among 4 leaders. Complete results are on the Dover race results page (pdf).
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Dover Race & Points Report (pdf).(9-27-2014)

  • Dover Race Fast Facts:
    Kyle Busch won the 29th Annual Dover 200, his 68th victory in 291 NASCAR Nationwide Series races.
    This is his fifth victory and 20th top-10 finish in 2014. He is now the all-time Dover wins leader, breaking a tie with Joey Logano.
    This is his fifth victory and 14th top-10 finish in 19 races at Dover International Speedway.
    Busch also won this year's spring race at Dover. It is his second Dover sweep (first came in 2010).
    Joey Logano (second) posted his ninth top-10 finish in 12 races at Dover International Speedway. It is his eighth top-10 finish in 2014.
    Chase Elliott (third) posted his second top-10 finish in two races at Dover International Speedway.
    Chase Elliott leads the point standings by 26 points over Regan Smith.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(9-27-2014)

  • Driver standings following Dover:
    1) #9-Chase Elliott 1034
    2) #7-Regan Smith, 1008 -26
    3) #3-Ty Dillon, 988 -46
    4) #2-Brian Scott, 9975 -59
    5) #11-Elliott Sadler, 970 -64
    6) #6-Trevor Bayne, 935 -99
    7) #60-Chris Buescher, 857 -177
    8) #62-Brendan Gaughan, 814 -220
    9) #16-Ryan Reed, 759 -275
    10) #99-James Buescher, 756 -278
    See complete standings on the driver standings page (pdf).(9-27-2014)

  • Owner Standings following Dover are posted (pdf).(9-27-2014)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Dover: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: none
    Caution 2: none
    Caution 3: #99-James Buescher, 15th
    Caution 4: #39-Ryan Sieg, 14th
    (9-27-2014)


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

  • Pit Stall Selections (pdf)
  • Logano on pole at Dover: #22-Joey Logano won the Coors Light Pole for the Dover 200 at Dover Speedway with a speed of 154.972mph. #9-Chase Elliott will start second followed by: #3-Ty Dillon, #42-Kyle Larson. #54-Kyle Busch, #60-Chris Buescher, #2-Brian Scott, #7-Regan Smith, #33-Cole Conley, #11-Elliott Sadler.
    #9-Chase Elliott was quickest in the opening qualifying session at 154.679mph
    Did Not Qualify: #-74 Mike Harmon and #-29 Milka Duno. The starting lineup is posted on the Dover starting lineup page (pdf).(9-27-2014)

  • Dover Qualifying Notes:
    Joey Logano won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 29th Annual Dover 200 with a lap of 23.230 seconds, 154.972 mph.
    This is his 25th pole in 134 NASCAR Nationwide Series races.
    This is his second pole and seventh top-10 start in 2014.
    This is his fifth pole in 12 races at Dover International Speedway.
    Chase Elliott (second) posted his 22nd top-10 start of 2014 and his second in two races at Dover International Speedway.
    Ty Dillon (third) posted his third top-10 start at Dover International Speedway. It is his 18th in 28 races this season.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(9-27-2014)

  • Qualifying Results (pdf)
  • Qualifying Rules
  • Qualifying Order (pdf)
  • Chris Buescher fastest in happy hour: #60-Chris Buescher was quickest during happy hour for the Dover 200 with a speed of 154.825mph. He was followed by: #62-Brendan Gaughan, #98-Aric Almirola, #33-Cale Conley, #6-Trevor Bayne, #3-Ty Dillon, #22-Joey Logano, #2-Brian Scott, #80-Alex Bowman, and #9-Chase Elliott. 41 drivers participated in the session. See complete results on the Dover practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(9-26-2014)

  • Scott fastest in first Nationwide practice: #2-Brian Scott was fastest during opening practice at Dover Speedway with a speed of 153.191mph. #33-Cale Conley was second, followed by: #9-Chase Elliott, #42-Kyle Larson, #54-Kyle Busch, #62-Brendan Gaughan, #22-Joey Logano, #6-Trevor Bayne, #3-Ty Dillon, and #7-Regan Smith. 39 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the Dover practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(9-26-2014)

  • Entry List: There are 40 cars on the preliminary entry list for Saturday's Dover 200 at Dover Speedway. A few notes:
    Kevin Lepage will be in the #10 for TriStar;
    Jeff Green returns to the #14 in place of Eric McClure;
    Justin Boston remains in the JGR #20;
    Milka Duno returns to the #29 for RAB;
    Alex Bowman will be in the #80 for Shigeaki Hattori;
    Aric Almirola makes his 2nd start in the #98.(9-22-2014)
    UPDATE: Timmy Hill will be in the #23 for Rick Ware.(9-24-2014)
    UPDATE: Mike Harmon and the #74 team have been added.(9-25-2014)
    UPDATE: Carl Long and the #13 have entered. There are 42 cars at the track.(9-26-2014)
    See the complete list on the Dover entry list page.

  • Nationwide Series from Dover on ESPN: Dover will hold a 200-mile NASCAR Nationwide Series race on Saturday, Sept. 27, and the race will air live on ESPN and in Canada on TSN2 at 3:30pm/et., with the green flag at 3:45pm. ESPN Deportes will air the race at 4:00am on Sept. 28. ESPN2 will air NASCAR Nationwide Series practice on Friday at 2:00pm All NASCAR programming on ESPN is available on computers, smartphones, tablets, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One via WatchESPN, accessible to fans who receive ESPN's linear networks as part of their video subscription from an affiliate provider.(ESPN)(9-22-2014)


Goodyear Tires Notes / Fast Facts

  • Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

  • Set limits: Nationwide: 7 sets for the event

  • Tire Codes:
    Left-side -- D-4614; Right-side -- D-4440

  • Tire Circumference:
    Left-side -- 87.40 in. (2,220 mm);
    Right-side -- 88.43 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 both NASCAR national series in action at Dover this week will run the same right-side tire code (D-4440), each will run a distinct left-side code . . . in Nationwide, this is the same tire combination these teams ran at Dover earlier this season . . . they have also run this tire set-up at Kentucky in June and last week . . . this right-side tire has been run at Dover since 2012 . . . Nationwide drivers Ty Dillon and Elliott Sadler participated in a Goodyear test at Dover on May 6-7. . . 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

    Chips Are On The Table: Logano, Busch Rolling The Dice At Dover

    Winning is everything and at Dover International Speedway - which sits adjacent to a casino -Joey Logano (four) and Kyle Busch (four) have won eight out of the last twelve NASCAR Nationwide Series races at the famed one-mile concrete track. Dominant powerhouses on a high-speed, physically demanding track are what Logano and Busch have been and with this weekend’s owner championship implications on the line, the showdown between the two veteran drivers is that much more exciting.

    Busch returns to the No. 54 Toyota for car owner Joe Gibbs this weekend. Busch has made 20 starts this season posting four wins, 19 top fives, six poles and an average finish of 3.2 - his series career best.  Busch was dialed-in at Dover earlier this season; he won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, the NASCAR Nationwide Series event and may have had a clean sweep if not for an accident in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Busch has made 18 series starts at Dover posting four wins (spring 2014, 2010 sweep and fall 2008), nine top fives, and 13 top 10s.

    Car owner Joe Gibbs will be looking for more of that dominance come this weekend, he is currently 37 points behind Roger Penske’s No. 22 Ford team in the owner championship standings with six races remaining in the season.
    Team Penske has been exceptionally hot in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this season, so it’s not surprising the success has trickled down to the NASCAR Nationwide Series, especially with drivers like Joey Logano in the No. 22 car.  Logano, who has 21 series career wins, has made eight series starts this season and is still looking for his first victory of 2014. In eight starts this season, Logano has posted six top fives and seven top 10s. He finished third behind Busch and Trevor Bayne after starting from the pole in the first Dover race of the season.  Logano, 24, is looking to extend his streak of consecutive seasons with at least one NNS win to seven. Since Logano entered the series in 2008, he has won at least one race each season. Mark Martin holds the all-time record with nine straight years with an NNS victory.

    Statistically Dover is Logano’s best track on the series schedule, in 11 starts he has posted four consecutive wins (2012 and 2013 sweeps), seven top fives, eight top 10s, four poles and an average finish of 5.2. 

    “I really want to get a win and I think we will,” said Logano. “I would like to extend that streak. I’d love to be able to fight with my teammate (Brad Keselowski) and see if one of us can get to nine straight years with Nationwide Series wins and match Mark’s (Martin) record. And I think we can do it, especially this weekend at Dover. It’s always been one of my favorite race tracks and the one I’ve run the best at. I just want to get this No. 22 team in Victory Lane again and help extend the point lead in the Owner Championship. That’s pretty important to all of us right now.” 

    Gaughan Not Forgotten, RCR Is JR Motorsports Biggest Threat To The Title

    After a strong showing by Richard Childress Racing’s Brendan Gaughan, Brian Scott and Ty Dillon last weekend at Kentucky that had the trio finishing 1-2-3 respectively, it is evident RCR is the biggest threat to the JR Motorsports drivers Chase Elliott and Regan Smith as far as the NASCAR Nationwide Series title is concerned.

    With just six races remaining in the 2014 season, Chase Elliott holds on to the standings lead by 20 points over Regan Smith in second and 38 points ahead of third place, Ty Dillon. Just behind his RCR teammate is Brian Scott sitting fourth, 55-points back from the standings lead. All within striking distance.

    In a season that has seen JR Motorsports win nine of the 27 races, last weekend’s victory by Richard Childress Racing may have been a shift in momentum with six races remaining in the 2014 season. Gaughan’s second win of the season and fourth for the RCR organization in 2014 is the beginning of a late season swing.

    Ty Dillon’s championship focus couldn’t be much clearer.

    "Win races,” said Dillon. “We have the capability of doing so; we just need to win races. I think this past weekend in Kentucky really showed that we can lead laps, we can run in the top five and we're still in contention for this championship."

    It took a late season run by RCR’s Austin Dillon to win the title in 2013; he was 15 points back from the standings lead with six races remaining in the season. Brother Ty has twice that to overcome, dictating a near flawless half-dozen races for the No. 3 team to charge up the series standings.

    Ty Dillon has made three starts at Dover posting two top 10s and an average finish of 13.0. Brian Scott won his first NASCAR national series career race in the NCWTS at Dover in 2009. He has made nine NNS starts at Dover posting one top five, and four top 10s.

    Chase Elliott made his series track debut at Dover earlier this season, starting second and finished fifth.

    Bayne’s First Win Of The Season Could Come From Taming The Monster

    Roush Fenway Racing’s Trevor Bayne has shown consistency this season, but has yet to seal the deal and bring home his first win of 2014. That could all change this weekend at Dover International Speedway.

    Bayne’s best performance this season came at Dover in the spring. He started fifth and ran consistently in the top 10, eventually finishing runner-up to Kyle Busch.

    Bayne’s pre-race Loop Data statistics validate his recent success at Dover. He has a driver rating of 98.4, the best among the championship contenders with more than one start and his average running position is 8.3. Bayne has made six starts at Dover posting two top fives and five top 10s.

    In 27 starts this season, Bayne has posted five top fives and 17 top 10s with an average finish of 10.9. This weekend could be the opportunity for Bayne to join his Roush Fenway Racing teammate and Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate Chris Buescher in the win column. Buescher’s rookie season has been solid posting one win (Mid-Ohio), three top fives and 11 top 10s.

    NASCAR Nationwide Series Etc.

    Milestone Watch: JR Motorsports driver Regan Smith will attempt to post his 50th NASCAR Nationwide Series top-10 career finish this weekend. Smith has made nine starts at Dover posting two top 10s and an average finish of 19.2.  ... Justin Boston will be making his second NNS career start for Joe Gibbs Racing this weekend at Dover International Speedway. Boston’s first showing of the season came last weekend at Kentucky where he started ninth and finished 12th. ...There are three Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Challengers on the Dover 200 preliminary entry list: Kyle Busch, Joey Logano and Aric Almirola. Almirola is making his second series start of the season in Fred Biagi owned No. 98 Ford. His last start was at Chicagoland Speedway where he started 10th and finished 14th. 

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TV: FS1
3:30 pm/et
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Qualifying:
10:30am/et, Saturday, February 25
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12:00pm/et, Fri, Feb 24, TV-FS1
2:00pm/et, Fri, Feb 24, TV-FS1

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