NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race Information, Links and News

THE RACE: FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks

TRACK: Dover International Speedway

NASCAR Sprint Cup Race #13 of 36 for the 2012 season

Updated: often, leading up to the race

Jumps to sections on this page:
Event Sched | Purse/Race Awards | TV / Re-airs | Radio
Practice/Qual Times | Rundown of Race/Results | Entry/Practice/Qualifying
Track/Race Info | Local Newspapers/TV | Local TV
Weather | Camping | Paint Schemes
Chassis | Goodyear Notes | Odds


Race: Sunday, June 3, 2012 in Dover, DE

Title Sponsor: Federal Express

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 1:15pm/et


Television Coverage/Re-air/TV Team

  • NASCAR Pre-race: FOX - 12:30pm/et

  • Television Race Coverage: FOX, 1:00pm/et

  • In the Booth: Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip, Larry McReynolds

  • Pit Reporters: Dick Berggren, Steve Byrnes, Matt Yocum, Krista Voda

  • Hollywood Hotel: Chris Myers and Michael Waltrip

  • Virtual Garage: Jeff Hammond

  • SPEED's NASCAR Raceday Pre-Race Show: 10:30 am/et with John Roberts, Kyle Petty, Kenny Wallace

  • Scheduled Race Re-Air Dates/Times: Wednesday, June 6 at 12:00pm/et on SPEED

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


Radio Coverage


EVENT SCHEDULE
(Sprint Cup Series)

Times are local to the Track

Thursday, May 31

7:00 pm NSCS Hauler Enter

Friday, June 1

6:30 am NSCS Garage Opens
10:00 am NSCS Rookie / Spotter Meetings & Randon Drawing
11:00 am - 12:25 pm NSCS Practice
2:45 pm - 4:15 pm NSCS Happy Hour Practice
5:30 pm NSCS Garage Closes

Saturday, June 2

8:00 am NSCS Garage Opens
12:10 pm NSCS Qualifying
3:00 pm NSCS Garage Closes

Sunday, June 3

7:00 am NSCS Garage Opens
11:00 am NSCS Driver / Crew Chief Meeting
12:30 pm NSCS Driver Introductions
1:00 pm NSCS FedEx 400 Race

NSCS = Sprint Cup Series
SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Times are local to the Track


PRACTICE & QUALIFYING
Dates / Times / TV coverage

(times in eastern time)
  • Practices:
    Friday, June 1, 11:00am - 12:25pm/et, TV-SPEED

  • Happy Hour 'Final' practice: Friday, June 1, 2:45 - 4:15pm/et, TV-SPEED

  • Qualifying: 2 laps for positions 1-42, Saturday, June 2 at 12:10 pm/et, TV-SPEED, re-air scheduled at 9:00pm/et.


PURSE/RACE AWARD

2012: $5,874,081
2011: $5,742,205
2010: $5,769,505
2009: $5,912,707
2008: $5,864,924
2007: $5,781,700
2006: $5,697,009
2005: $5,541,387
2004: $5,496,882
2003: $4,817,251


TRACK/RACE NEWS

  • Track Specifications:
    Superspeedway: 1.0-mile oval
    Track/Race Length: 1.0 concrete oval, 400 laps, 400 miles
    Banking: turns: 24; straights: 9
    Straights: Frontstretch - 1,076 feet; Backstretch - 1,076 feet
    Pit Stalls: 43 stalls, 15 feet wide x 32 feet long
    Grandstand Seating: 135,000
    Pit Road Speed: 35mph
    Pace Car Speed: 45mph
    Opened: 1969
    Carry-In Items
    Coolers: Allowed (14"x14"x14" limit).
    Glass containers: Not allowed.
    Alcoholic beverages: Beer allowed, no hard liquor or wine.
    Cameras/binoculars: Allowed, must be worn separately.

  • Race Festivities/Officials:
    Grand Marshal: Delaware Governor Jack Markell
    Command to start engines: Delaware Governor Jack Markell
    Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: Robert Dumas, winner of the "FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks" NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race auction
    Invocation: Pastor Dan Schafer, Calvary Assembly of God in Heightstown, N.J.
    National Anthem: RCA recording artist Kris Allen
    Military Flyover: Four (4) F-16's of the 149th Fighter Wing, Texas ANG, Lackland AFB

  • Track Websites:
    doverspeedway.com
    Dover International Speedway - Facebook
    Dover International Speedway - Twitter
    Dover Motorsports
    Monster Racing

  • May 2011: see my Dover Race Info page

  • October 2011: see my Dover Race Info page

  • May 2011 Race Winner: #17-Matt Kenseth, 125.578mph, started 24th

  • October 2011 Race Winner: #22-Kurt Busch, 119.413mph, started 2nd

  • Race Speed Record: Mark Martin, 132.719, 9/17/97

  • Slowest Race Record: Mark Martin, 97.042mph, 6/6/2004

  • Oldest Winner: Harry Gant, 52 years, 4 months, 21 days, 5/31/1992

  • Youngest Winner: Kyle Busch, 23 years, 0 month, 29 days, 6/1/2008

  • May 2011 Pole Sitter: none due to weather, #48-Jimmie Johnson started first via practice speeds

  • October 2011 Pole Sitter: #56-Martin Truex Jr., 159.004mph, finished 30th

  • Track Qualifying Record: Jeremy Mayfield, 161.522mph, 6/4/2004

  • Worst Starting Spot to Win: Kyle Petty, started 37th, 6/1995

  • Oldest Pole Winner: Dick Trickle, 48 years, 7 months, 7 days, 6/03/1990

  • Youngest Pole Winner: Jeff Gordon, 23 years, 10 months, 0 days, 6/04/1995

  • At Dover International Speedway:
    • The official opening of Dover International Speedway, then called Dover Downs International Speedway, was in 1969.
    • The first NASCAR Sprint Cup race was held on July 6, 1969.
    • The first two races at Dover were 300 miles. The race length was changed to 500 miles in 1971.
    • The track surface was changed to concrete in 1995.
    • The race length was changed to 400 miles beginning with the second race in 1997.
    • The track name was changed to Dover International Speedway in 2002.
    • There have been 84 NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Dover International Speedway since the track opened in 1969.
    • There was one race in 1969 and 1970. There has been two-a-year since 1971.
    • Richard Petty won the track's first NASCAR Sprint Cup race.
    • There have been 35 different pole winners, led by David Pearson (six).
    • David Pearson won the first pole in July 1969.
    • Mark Martin, Jeff Gordon and Ryan Newman lead all active drivers, each with four poles.
    • 33 different drivers have posted victories led by Bobby Allison and Richard Petty, each with seven.
    • Jimmie Johnson leads all active drivers, with six victories.
    • Hendrick Motorsports has a series-high 13 wins.
    • 51 races at Dover have been won from a top-five starting position; 18 races have been won from a starting position outside the top 10.
    • 13 drivers have won from the pole. The last to do so was Jimmie Johnson, in the 2010 September race.
    • The furthest back in the field a race winner started was 37th, by Kyle Petty in 1995.
    • Several active drivers had their first start at Dover: David Ragan (finished 42nd in 2006), Kurt Busch (18th in 2000), Matt Kenseth (sixth in 1998) and Bobby Labonte (34th in 1991).
    • In addition, Matt Kenseth (2002) and Michael Waltrip (1991) earned their first pole at Dover. Martin Truex Jr. won his first race there (2007).
    • Youngest NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Dover International Speedway winner: Kyle Busch (06/01/2008 - 23 years, 0 months, 30 days).
    • Oldest NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Dover International Speedway winner: Harry Gant (05/31/1992 - 52 years, 4 months, 21 days).
    (NASCAR)(5-30-2012)

  • For news, stats, records and more about this race track, see: Jayski's Dover International Speedway Track News/Rumors/Links page


RACE RUNDOWN....news and links

  • Johnson wins at Dover: #48-Jimmie Johnson won the FedEx 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway for his 2nd win of the year, 7th at Dover, and his 57th career win.
    #29-Harvick finished 2nd followed by #17-Kenseth, #88-Earnhardt, Jr., #15-Bowyer, #43-Almirola, #56-Truex, Jr, #20-Logano, #5-Kahne, #9-Ambrose
    Pole sitter, #55-Martin finished 14th.
    There were 7 cautions for 32 yellow flag laps and a red flag for track cleanup following the first caution. The race speed average was 122.835mph. There were 17 lead changes among 7 drivers.
    The estimated attendence was 85,000, up from 82,000 in 2011.
    See race results, awards, money won, laps led, cautions and more on the Dover Race Results page (pdf) and the official rundown on the Official Race Report.(6-3-2012)

  • 2012 Sprint Cup Driver Championship Points Standings:
    [after Dover, race 13 of 36]
    1) #16-Greg Biffle [1 win], 486
    2) #17-Matt Kenseth [1 win], 485, -1
    3) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. [0 wins], 476, -10
    4) #11-Denny Hamlin [2 wins], 464, -22
    5) #48-Jimmie Johnson [2 wins], 453, -33
    6) #56-Martin Truex Jr. [0 wins], 441, -45
    7) #29-Kevin Harvick [0 wins], 440, -46
    8) #14-Tony Stewart [2 wins], 407, -79
    9) #18-Kyle Busch [1 win], 406, -80
    10) #15-Clint Bowyer [0 wins], 405, -81
    Chase wild card drivers:
    11) #2-Brad Keselowski [2 wins, 11th in points], 400, -86
    12) #39-Ryan Newman [1 win, 13th in points], 366, -120
    #5-Kasey Kahne [1 win, 14th in points], 365, -121
    (ties broken by 1sts, 2nds, 3rd, etc)
    See drivers championship points standings on the Drivers Points Standings (pdf).(6-3-2012)

  • Top-35 in Owner Points and guaranteed a starting spot at Pocono:
    #36 remains in 35th but is now 54 points ahead of 36th, the #33 team.
    Rank) Car#-Driver/Team, owners pts, +/-
    33) #32-Sorenson/FAS Lane Racing, 186, +67
    34) #10-Reutimann-Patrick/Baldwin, 182, +63
    35) #36-Blaney/Baldwin, 173, +54 ahead of 36th
    these teams / drivers will need to qualify by speed:
    36) #33-Leicht/Childress, 119, -54 from the top 35
    37) #21-Bayne/Wood Bros., 116, -57
    38) #30-Stremme/Inception, 103, -70
    The teams are NOT locked in past the next race as the owners points change after each race.
    For the owner points standings, see the Owners Points Standings (pdf).(6-3-2012)

  • Race Fast Facts - Dover International Speedway:
    Jimmie Johnson won the 43rd Annual FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks, his 57th victory in 376 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his second victory and ninth top-10 finish in 2012.
    This is his seventh victory and 15th top-10 finish in 21 races at Dover International Speedway. With Johnson's seventh win he ties NASCAR Hall of Famers Richard Petty and Bobby Allison for most NSCS wins all-time at Dover.
    Kevin Harvick (second) posted his 10th top-10 finish in 23 races at Dover International Speedway. It is his seventh top-10 finish in 2012.
    Matt Kenseth (third) posted his 18th top-10 finish in 27 races at Dover International Speedway.
    Stephen Leicht (35th) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Greg Biffle leads the point standings by 1 points over Matt Kenseth.(NASCAR Statistics)(6-3-2012)

  • Dover Notes-n-Nuggets:
    • Jimmie Johnson earned his 57th career victory in his 376th start and remains eighth all-time.
    • This is Jimmie Johnson's seventh Dover victory, tying Richard Petty and Bobby Allison for most at Dover.
    • Jimmie Johnson has won 33 percent of the races he has entered at Dover (seven of 21)
    • Jimmie Johnson led the most laps at Dover for the ninth time including the past seven Cup races.
    • This is Jimmie Johnson's second victory of 2012, joining Tony Stewart, Denny Hamlin, and Brad Keselowski as multiple winners this season.
    • Jimmie Johnson has just one finish worse than 12th since Daytona -- 35th at Talladega.
    • Hendrick Motorsports earned its 202nd career victory, third consecutive points race and 14th at Dover (most).
    • Chevrolet earned its sixth victory of 2012 and 32nd win at Dover, both tops among manufacturers.
    • Kevin Harvick (second) posted his best Dover finish and only his third top-five finish in 23 races at the track. This is his third top-five of 2012 and first since finishing fourth at Fontana (third).
    • Matt Kenseth (third) notched his 13th top-five and 18th top-10 at Dover, most of all tracks he has competed on.
    • Dale Earnhardt Jr. (fourth) scored his fifth top-five of 2012 -- he had only four in all of 2011. This is first top-10 at Dover in the No. 88 in nine starts.
    • Clint Bowyer (fifth) earned his best finish of 2012 and best finish at Dover in 13th starts.
    • Aric Almirola (sixth) scored his second-best finish in his 48-race career in his first Cup start at Dover.
    • Kasey Kahne (ninth) notched his seventh top-10 of 2012, all in the past seven races.
    (Racing Recall/nascar.com)(6-3-2012)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Dover: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: no driver a lap down
    Caution 2: #22-Allmendinger, 16th
    Caution 3: #99-Edwards, 26th
    Caution 4: #27-Menard, 17th
    Caution 5: #1-McMurray, 19th
    Caution 6: #39-Newman, 15th
    Caution 7: #11-Hamlin, 18th
    (6-3-2012)

  • Race Coverage of the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway is scheduled for Sunday, June 3, 2012.
    Television (TV): FOX at 1:00 pm/et; Pre-Race show at 12:30 pm/et; green flag approx 1:15pm/et
    Radio: Motor Racing Network (MRN) and Sirius XM Satellite NASCAR Radio 90
    Scheduled Race Re-Airs: on SPEED, Wednesday, June 6 at 12:00pm/et

  • Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway have been made.
    Pole sitter #55-Martin chose pit stall 1 [as do most pole sitters].
    Outside pole sitter #48-Johnson took pit stall 10, the first pitstall with an opening in front of it.
    #39-Newman, who starts 3rd took the 17th pit stall, the next stall with an opening in front.
    The 43rd and final pit stall was taken by #17-Kenseth, who starts 5th.
    To see where the drivers/teams pit stall is, see the pit selection chart on the Pit Stall Selection chart.(6-2-2012)

  • Links to results, practices, qualifying PDF's:
    Official Race Report
    Race Results
    Drivers Points
    Owners Points
    Pitstalls
    Happy Hours Speeds page
    Starting Lineup
    Qualifying Results
    Qualifying Order
    Practice 1 Speeds page

  • NASCAR Green-White-Checkered Race Procedure: NASCAR allows a maximum of three restart attempts prior to the White Flag under NASCAR's Green-White-Checkered flag finish. If the leader has taken the White Flag and the caution flag is displayed, the field is frozen and the race will not be restarted. Previously, there was only one restart attempt. The procedure applies to all three national series. See rule and notes on the Green-White-Checker rule page.

  • Wave-around rule: The wave-around rule dictates that cars under penalty at the time of the caution are ineligible for the wave around.

  • See Jayski's - 2012 Sprint Cup Race Results Page for pole winner, race winner with speed and starting/finishing position, links to race results, drivers & owners points, pit stall selections, qualifying results/starting lineup, practice speeds and chase stats as well as link to race track and race information page for each race


QUALIFYING INFO, PRACTICE SPEED and ENTRIES
info, news, speeds and links

  • Martin wins pole at Dover: #55-Mark Martin won the pole for the FedEx 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway with a speed of 158.297mph for his 3rd pole of 2012 and 54th career pole. #48-Johnson was 2nd fastest followed by #39-Newman, #15-Bowyer, #17-Kenseth, #29-Karvick, #16-Biffle, #18-Busch, #51-Busch, and #11-Hamlin.
    The go-or-go homers who made the race (8): #79-Speed, #30-Stremme, #98-McDowell, #49-Yeley, #87-Nemechek, #19-Bliss, #33-Leicht, #23-Riggs.
    The go-or-go homers who failed to qualify for the race (2):#26-Wise, #74-Whitt.
    See qualifying results & starting lineup on the Dover Qualifying / Starting Lineup page.(6-2-2012)

  • Qualifying Fast Facts - Dover International Speedway:
    Mark Martin won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 43rd Annual FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks with a lap of 22.742 seconds, 158.297 mph.
    This is his 54th pole in 840 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his third pole and seventh top-10 start in 2012.
    This is his fifth pole in 52 races at Dover International Speedway.
    Jimmie Johnson (second) posted his eighth top-10 start of 2012 and his 15th in 21 races at Dover International Speedway.
    Ryan Newman (third) posted his 13th top-10 start at Dover International Speedway. It is his seventh in 13 races this season.
    Stephen Leicht (37th) was the fastest qualifying rookie.(NASCAR Statistics)(6-2-2012)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway is scheduled for Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 12:10pm/et.
    Television (TV): SPEED, 12:00pm/et
    Scheduled Qualifying Re-Air: 9:00pm/et

  • Qualifying Order for the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway is posted. 45 cars/drivers are listed.
    The first of the drivers scheduled to go out is #32-Sorenson, slowest in practice.
    The final driver scheduled to go out is #55-Martin, who was fastest in first practice.
    Qualifying order is set by the first practice session, with slowest driver going out by speed and the fastest going out last. The non-top 35 drivers are now mixed in with the top-35 in owners points, slowest to fastest.
    See the full qualifying order on the Dover Qualifying Page.(6-1-2012)

  • Rain Out Procedures: the rain-out qualifying procedure for all three NASCAR national series is as follows: If first practice is run, but qualifying is unable to take place, the starting lineup will be based on speeds from the car's fastest lap from the first practice, with top-35 cars in owner points no longer segregated from the non-top 35 cars. Previously, the top 35 cars lined up in front of all other eligible car owners.

  • Happy Hour practice for the FedEx 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway is over after 90 scheduled minutes, the top-5:
    #43-Almirola 157.205
    #24-Gordon 156.958
    #88-Earnhardt, Jr. 155.966
    #48-Johnson 155.952
    #79-Speed 154.772 slowest: #36-Blaney 150.200 & #34-Ragan 150.106
    See fastest speeds, best ten-lap averages, laps run and more on the Dover Happy Hour Practice Speeds (pdf), no average speeds all laps and NOT changing back to the old way, just posting the pdf's.(6-1-2012)

  • Go-or-go homers rank in final practice for the FedEx 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway. These drivers are not in the top-35 of team owners points and must qualify by speed for the race, eight will make the race and two will miss the race.
    If things stay the same, these eight drivers would make the race:
    #79-Scott Speed, 5th fastest overall
    #98-Michael McDowell, 7th
    #87-Joe Nemechek, 9th
    #49-J.J. Yeley, 10th
    #30-David Stremme, 13th
    #26-Josh Wise#, 14th
    #19-Mike Bliss, 21st
    #23-Scott Riggs, 23rd
    If things stay the same, these two drivers would miss the race:
    #74-Cole Whitt, 28th
    #33-Stephen Leicht#, 38th
    (6-1-2012)

  • First Friday practice for the FedEx 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway is over after 85 scheduled minutes, the top-5, slowest and any notes:
    #55-Martin 159.200
    #11-Hamlin 158.926
    #56-Truex, Jr. 158.527
    #18-Busch 158.444
    #16-Biffle 158.367
    slowest: #32-Sorenson 151.745 & #32-Skinner 146.562.
    notes: Practice started about 5 minutes late after a brief rain shower hit the track. #52-Skinner spun off coming off turn 2 on his first lap and hit the inside wall. The team does not have a backup car so they have withdrawn. This practice will set the order for qualifying Saturday at 12:10pm/et on SPEED. See fastest speeds, best ten-lap averages, laps run and more on the Dover Practice 1 Speeds (pdf), no average speeds all laps and NOT changing back to the old way, just posting the pdf's.(6-1-2012)

  • Go-or-go homers rank in practice for the FedEx 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway. These drivers are not in the top-35 of team owners points and must qualify by speed for the race, eight will make the race and three will miss the race.
    If things stay the same, these eight drivers would make the race:
    #79-Scott Speed, 25th fastest overall
    #98-Michael McDowell, 27th
    #26-Josh Wise#, 29th
    #30-David Stremme, 30th
    #23-Scott Riggs, 34th
    #87-Joe Nemechek, 36th
    #49-J.J. Yeley, 37th
    #74-Cole Whitt, 40th
    If things stay the same, these three drivers would miss the race:
    #33-Stephen Leicht#, 41st
    #19-Mike Bliss, 44th
    #52-Mike Skinner, 46th/slowest
    (6-1-2012)

  • The Entry List for the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway is posted, 46 teams/drivers [for 43 spots] are listed, including:
    Not in top 35 of owners points:
    #19-Mike Bliss (47/7)
    #23-Scott Riggs (43/12)
    #26-Josh Wise (40/12)
    #30-David Stremme (38/12)
    #33-Stephen Leich (37/12)
    #49-J.J. Yeley (39/12)
    #52-Mike Skinner (51/2)
    #74-Cole Whitt (46/8)
    #79-Scott Speed (53/2)
    #87-Joe Nemechek (42/12)
    #98-Michael McDowell (41/12)
    In the event that qualifying is cancelled:
    the eight who would make it [8]: #'s 33,30,49,26,98,87,23,74
    missing the race would be [3]: #'s 19,52, 79
    See the full entry list at my Jayski's Dover Entry List.(5-29-2012)

  • Top-35 in Owner Points and guaranteed a starting spot at Dover:
    #36 drops to 35th but is 45 points ahead of 36th, and that is a part time #21 team.
    Rank) Car#-Driver/Team, owners pts, +/-
    33) #32-Sorenson/FAS Lane Racing, 172, +56
    34) #10-Reutimann-Patrick/Baldwin, 169, +53
    35) #36-Blaney/Baldwin,161, +45 ahead of 36th
    these teams / drivers will need to qualify by speed:
    36) #21-Bayne/Wood Bros., 116, -45 from the top 35
    37) #33-Leicht/Childress, 110, -51
    38) #30-Stremme/Inception, 92, -69
    The teams are NOT locked in past the next race as the owners points change after each race.
    For the owner points standings, see the Owners Points Standings (pdf).(5-27-2012)

  • 2012 Sprint Cup Driver Championship Points Standings:
    [after Charlotte, race 12 of 36]
    1) #16-Greg Biffle [1 win], 453
    2) #17-Matt Kenseth [1 win], 443, -10
    3) #11-Denny Hamlin [2 wins], 437, -16
    4) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. [0 wins], 435, -18
    5) #48-Jimmie Johnson [1 win], 405, -48
    6) #56-Martin Truex Jr. [0 wins], 404, -49
    7) #29-Kevin Harvick [0 wins], 398, -55
    8) #18-Kyle Busch [1 win], 391, -62
    9) #14-Tony Stewart [2 wins], 388, -65
    10) #99-Carl Edwards [0 wins], 372, -81
    Chase wild card drivers:
    11) #2-Brad Keselowski [2 wins, 11th in points], 368, -85
    12) #39-Ryan Newman [1 win, 13th in points], 337, -116
    #5-Kasey Kahne [1 win, 15th in points], 330, -123
    (ties broken by 1sts, 2nds, 3rd, etc)
    See drivers championship points standings on the Drivers Points Standings (pdf).(5-27-2012)


Local Newspapers

Delaware.com
Dover Post
Philadelphia Daily News / Inquirer
Phillyburbs.com
Wilmington News Journal


Local TV Network Stations

CBS 3 KYW
CBS 16 WBOC
FOX 29 WTXF
NBC 10 WCAU


Weather Links

Weather Channel
Accuweather
National Weather Service
Race Weather
Race Day Forecast
Weather Underground



Camping, Eating and
Travel Info

Red Bus Racing 69
Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce
visitdover.com
Laid Back Racing
NASCAR Camping
Speed Eats


Some Chassis Selections by Teams for this race

  • Chassis selections for the FedEx 400: see the list of many teams and what chassis were selected by the team to run at Dover Internationl Speedway:
    MISSING? why are some teams missing? like the #11, #24 or others? those teams do not report what chassis in the race previews or prs.
    #1-Jamie McMurray: Crew Chief Kevin "Bono" Manion and the No. 1 Bass Pro Shops/Allstate team will bring Chassis #1104 to Dover International Speedway this weekend. This chassis made its debut last spring at Charlotte Motor Speedway finishing 17th in the All-Star Race and 37th in the Coca-Cola 600. This chassis also raced in both Michigan races last season (19th, 23rd) the fall race at Dover International Speedway (15th) and this season at Texas Motor Speedway (14th).
    #2-Brad Keselowski: will race chassis PRS-816 during Sunday's FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway (DIS). Brad Keselowski last drove this chassis to an 18th-place finish at Auto Club Speedway in March.
    #5-Kasey Kahne: Crew chief Kenny Francis has selected Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 5-717 for Sunday's race at Dover. Kahne started ninth and finished eighth in this car at Kansas Speedway in April.
    #9-Marcos Ambrose: The No. 9 RPM team has prepared chassis No. 754 for this weekend's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race at Dover International Speedway. This Stanley Ford was run previously this season at Martinsville.
    #10-David Reutimann: Chassis #356 - TBR bought Chassis No. 356 in the off-season from Richard Childress Racing. Reutimann drove the chassis at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Auto Club Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway and Kansas Speedway this season. He had his best showing in the chassis at Texas Motor Speedway when he drove from the 31st starting spot to finish in 26th place. His best qualifying effort was at Kansas Speedway where he qualified in the 16th spot.
    #14-Tony Stewart: Chassis No. 14-708: This car debuted three weeks ago in the Southern 500 at Darlington (S.C) Raceway where Stewart rallied Chassis No. 14-708 from its 17th-place starting spot to finish third. Prior to Darlington, the car spent numerous hours in the wind tunnel.
    #16-Greg Biffle: RK-807 Last ran Martinsville - finished 13th; Backup: RK-759 Last ran Phoenix in the Fall of '11 as the No. 6 - finished 33rd
    #17-Matt Kenseth: RK-802 (Last run at Richmond).
    #22-A.J. Allmendinger: and his Todd Gordon-led Penske Racing No. 22 Team will be racing their "PRS-817" Shell-Pennzoil Dodge Charger in this weekend's FedEx 400 at Dover International Speedway. This chassis has been raced only once; in the March 25 Auto Club 400 at Fontana, Calif. Dinger started 25th and finished 15th in the rain-shortened race. The "PRS-807" will serve as the backup Dodge Charger.
    #27-Paul Menard: will pilot Chassis No. 386 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable. This No. 27 Chevrolet was built new for 2012 competition and was last seen on track at Texas Motor Speedway in April where Menard finished 19th after starting from the 11th position.
    #29-Kevin Harvick: will pilot Chassis No. 383 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable. Built new for competition during the 2012 season, Harvick raced this chassis at Phoenix International Raceway where he earned a second place finish in March.
    #31-Jeff Burton: will race chassis No. 393 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable this weekend. This is a brand new No. 31 Chevrolet that will turn its first laps at the "Monster Mile" this weekend.
    #39-Ryan Newman: Chassis No. 39-655 has just two starts to its credit  last season's Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway and the Food City 500 at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway earlier this season. At Charlotte last spring, Newman was making a run for the top-10 when he got tangled in a multi-car melee on lap 303. The accident forced Newman to take his No. 39 to the garage for extensive repairs. He returned to the track more than 40 laps down and finished the race 31st. After the incident at Charlotte, the car underwent extensive work and updates in the shop before making its 2012 debut at Bristol, which resulted in a 12th-place finish.
    #42-Juan Pablo Montoya: Crew Chief Chris "Shine" Heroy and the No. 42 Target team will bring Chassis #1111 to Dover International Speedway this weekend. This chassis made its debut in last season's finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, leading two laps and finishing 31st after an accident put the No. 42 four laps down. This season, this chassis has seen track time at Bristol Motor Speedway and Darlington Raceway finishing eighth and 27th, respectively.
    #43-Aric Almirola:: The team has prepared chassis No. 710 for the Dover race. Almirola drove this car to a 19th-place finish earlier this season at Bristol.
    #48-Jimmie Johnson:: Chassis No. 728 is a new chassis and serves as the primary for Johnson at Dover. Chassis No. 669 serves as the backup.
    #88-Dale Earnhardt, Jr.: Crew chief Steve Letarte and the No. 88 team will unload Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 88-617 this weekend at Dover. Earnhardt most recently raced this chassis to a 19th-place finish at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway in October 2011.
    #99-Carl Edwards: RK-814 - This car last ran Kansas where it finished ninth.
    (from team PR's/sites if reported)(6-1-2012)


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.


PAINT SCHEME NEWS

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The chart was removed from here as it was also posted on the Paint Schemes Gallery page, makes no sense to post the same info in two spots


Race / Cup Odds

Vegas Insider
NASCAR Race and other odds
FedEx 400 Preview by Micah Roberts
NASCAR Top-Five Finish Prediction

World Sports Exchange:
FedEx 400
2012 Sprint Cup Championship

Bovada Sportsbook:
FedEx 400

(this is not to promote gambling but to offer readers odds and ideas on what the 'experts' think about the upcoming race and the Cup series season)

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Countdown to Race Time: 8/23/2014 ~7:43pm/et

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