NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race Information, Links and News

THE RACE: FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks 400

TRACK: Dover International Speedway

NASCAR Sprint Cup Race #13 of 36 for the 2013 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
Weather | Camping | Paint Schemes
Chassis | Goodyear Notes | Odds


Race: Sunday, June 2, 2013 in Dover, DE

Title Sponsor: FedEx

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


Television Coverage/Re-air/TV Team


Radio Coverage

  • Motor Racing Network (MRN) and SiriusXM Satellite NASCAR Channel 90

  • motorracingnetwork.com

  • MRN Live Streaming

  • MRN and AudioNow partner up: In a first for motor sports fans around the country, Motor Racing Network and AudioNow have jointly announced a new way to access live race broadcasts simply by dialing a number from any mobile device. Across the United States, race fans can dial 1-832-999-1717 and listen to MRN race-day broadcasts, interviews and analysis, and weekly programming such as "NASCAR Live" and "NASCAR USA." Upcoming broadcast includes the Budweiser Duel and the season-opening Daytona 500 for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series on Sunday, Feb. 24. The phone number incurs no extra charges and is the equivalent of making a mobile call. As data costs continue to rise on mobile devices and "unlimited voice plans" plummet, radio-by-voice stream is emerging as one of the most affordable pathways in the United States for listeners to use when they're away from their favorite station.(Motor Racing Network)(2-21-2013)
    UPDATE: AudioNow announced new weekly content from the Motor Racing Network - providing access to live race broadcasts all season long simply by dialing a number from any telephone. Across the United States, race fans can now dial 1-832-999-1717 and listen to MRN race-day broadcasts, and catch in-depth interviews and analysis from the programs they missed. It's the equivalent of making a standard phone call and incurs no extra charges for mobile users. As data costs continue to rise on mobile devices and "unlimited voice plans" plummet, radio-by-voice streaming is an emerging, affordable pathway for fans to use when they're not in range of their favorite radio station.(AudioNow)(5-1-2013)


EVENT SCHEDULE
(Sprint Cup Series)

Times are local to the Track

Thursday, May 30
2:30 - 3:45 pm NCWTS Practice
4:15 - 5:30 pm NCWTS Final Practice
7:00 pm NSCS Haulers Enter

Friday, May 31
6:00 am NSCS Garage Opens
10:00 am NSCS Rookie & Spotter Meeting
10:00 am NSCS Drawing for Qualifying Order
10:05 am NCWTS Qualifying
11:00 am - 12:30 pm NSCS Practice
12:40 - 3:00 pm NNS Final Practice
3:15 pm NSCS Qualifying
5:00 pm (approx) NCWTS Race
5:30 pm NSCS Garage Closes

Saturday, June 1
8:30 am NSCS Garage Opens
10:00 - 10:55 am NSCS Practice
11:05 am NNS Qualifying
12:50 - 1:50 pm NSCS Final Practice
2:30 pm NNS Race
4:00 pm NSCS Garage Closes

Sunday, June 2
7:00 am NSCS Garage Opens
11:00 am NSCS Driver / Crew Chief Meeting
12:30 pm NSCS Drivers Introductions
1:00 pm NSCS 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, May 31, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm/et, TV-SPEED
    Saturday, June 1, 10:00 - 10:55 am/et, TV-SPEED

  • Happy Hour 'Final' practice: Saturday, June 1, 12:50 - 1:50pm/et, TV-SPEED

  • Qualifying: 2 laps for positions 1-36, Friday, May 31 at 3:15 pm/et, TV-SPEED, re-air scheduled at 8:00pm/et.


PURSE/RACE AWARD

2013: $5,934,999
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: TBA
    Command to start engines: Laurie Tucker, FedEx VP of Marketing
    Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: TBA
    Invocation: Dan Schafer, Calvary Assembly of God
    National Anthem: Gloriana
    Flyover: Delaware State Police Helicopters

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

  • May 2013: see my Dover Race Info page

  • September 2012: see my Dover Race Info page

  • June 2012 Race Winner: #48-Jimmie Johnson, 122.835mph, started 2nd

  • September 2012 Race Winner: #2-Brad Keselowski, 125.076mph, started 10th

  • Race Speed Record: Mark Martin, 132.719, 9/17/1997

  • 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

  • June 2012 Pole Sitter: #55-Mark Martin, 158.297mph, finished 14th

  • September 2012 Pole Sitter: #11-Denny Hamlin, 159.299mph, finished 10th

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

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

  • Oldest Pole Winner: Mark Martin, 53 years, 4 months, and 24 days, 6/2/2012

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

  • Dover News & Notes:
    • There have been 86 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Dover International Speedway, one race in 1969 and 1970, two races per year since 1971.
    • 371 drivers have competed in at least one NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway; 268 in more than one.
    • NASCAR Hall of Famer Ricky Rudd leads the series in starts at Dover with 56. Mark Martin leads all active drivers with 53 starts; followed by Terry Labonte with 52.
    • David Pearson won the inaugural Coors Light pole at Dover in 1969 with a speed of 130.430 mph.
    • 36 drivers have Coors Light Pole Awards at Dover, led by David Pearson with six. Mark Martin leads all active drivers in poles, with five, followed by Jeff Gordon and Ryan Newman with four each.
    • Eight drivers have won consecutive Coors Light poles at Dover. David Pearson holds the record for most consecutive poles at Dover with three; from 1973 to the spring race of 1974.
    • Three active drivers have posted consecutive Coors Light poles at Dover: Mark Martin (fall 1988 and spring 1989), Bobby Labonte (fall 1996 and spring 1997) and Ryan Newman (fall 2005 and spring 2006).
    • 34 different drivers have won at Dover International Speedway, led by Richard Petty, Bobby Allison and Jimmie Johnson with seven wins each.
    • 12 drivers have posted consecutive wins at Dover International Speedway, including three consecutive by David Pearson (fall 1972 and 1973 sweep), Rusty Wallace (fall 1993 and 1994 sweep) and Jeff Gordon (fall 1995 and 1996 sweep).
    • Hendrick Motorsports has the most wins at Dover in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with 14: Jimmie Johnson (seven), Jeff Gordon (four), Geoff Bodine (one), Ken Schrader (one) and Ricky Rudd (one).
    • Nine different manufacturers have won in the NSCS at Dover; led by Chevrolet with 32 victories; followed by Ford with 25.
    • 13 of the 86 (15.1%) NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Dover have been won from the pole position; the two most recent were Jimmie Johnson in 2009 and 2010.
    • The second-place starting position is the most proficient starting position in the field, producing more winners (15) than any other starting position at Dover International Speedway.
    • 28 of the 86 (32.5%) NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Dover have been won from the front row: 13 from the pole and 15 from second place.
    • 68 of the 86 (79.0%) NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Dover have been won from a top-10 starting position.
    • Four of the 86 (4.6%) NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Dover have been won from a starting position outside the top 20.
    • The deepest in the field that a race winner has started at Dover was 37th, by Kyle Petty in the spring of 1995.
    • Mark Martin leads the series in runner-up finishes at Dover with eight; followed by Dale Earnhardt with five.
    • Mark Martin leads the series in top-five finishes at Dover with 24; followed by Dale Earnhardt with 19.
    • Mark Martin leads the series in top-10 finishes at Dover with 32; followed by Richard Petty and Ricky Rudd with 26 each.
    • Ryan Newman leads all active drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in average starting position at Dover with a 9.500.
    • Carl Edwards leads all active drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in average finishing position at Dover with an 8.294; Jimmie Johnson (8.636) is the only other active driver with an average finish in the top 10.
    • 15 of the 16 active NASCAR Sprint Cup winners at Dover International Speedway participated in at least one or more races before visiting Victory Lane. Jimmie Johnson won at Dover in his first two appearances.
    • Jeff Burton competed at Dover International Speedway 25 times before winning in the fall of 2006; the longest span of any the 16 active NASCAR Sprint Cup winners.
    • Among the 16 active NSCS Dover winners, Jeff Burton (25), Kurt Busch (22), Mark Martin (22), Matt Kenseth (14), Bobby Labonte (13) and Ken Schrader (12) all made 10 or more attempts before their first win.
    • Joe Nemechek leads the series among active drivers with the most NASCAR Sprint Cup starts at Dover without visiting Victory Lane at 37; followed by Kevin Harvick with 24.
    • Since the advent of electronic scoring, the closest margin of victory (MOV) in NSCS at Dover was the Sept. 25, 2005 race won by Jimmie Johnson over Kyle Busch with an MOV of 0.08 second.
    • There has been one NASCAR Sprint Cup race resulting with a green-white-checkered finish at Dover International Speedway: fall of 2005 - 400/404 (scheduled no. of laps/actual no. of laps).
    • Not one of the 86 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Dover has been shortened due to weather conditions.
    • Qualifying has been cancelled due to weather conditions in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Dover five times: fall of 1984, spring of 2001, fall of 2003, spring of 2005 and spring of 2011.
    • Four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series active drivers have made their first career start at Dover: Bobby Labonte (6/3/91), Matt Kenseth (9/20/98), Kurt Busch (9/24/00) and David Ragan (9/24/06).
    • Two active drivers have posted their first career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coors Light Pole Award at Dover International Speedway: Matt Kenseth (6/2/02) and Michael Waltrip (6/3/1991).
    • One active NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver has posted his first career win at Dover International Speedway: Martin Truex Jr. (6/4/07).
    • Jimmie Johnson leads all active drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in laps led at Dover with 2,318 in 22 starts.
    • Two female drivers have competed at Dover International Speedway in the NASCAR Sprint Cup: Janet Guthrie and Danica Patrick.(NASCAR)(5-29-2013)

  • 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

  • Stewart wins the FedEx 400: #14-Tony Stewart won the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway for his 1st win of 2013, 3rd win at Dover and 48th career win. He took the lead from #42-Montoya with 2 laps to go and won by .788 second.
    #42-Montoya finished 2nd, tying his best finish on an oval course, followed by #24-Gordon, #18-Busch, #2-Keselowski, #15-Bowyer, #22-Logano, #29-Harvick, #55-Martin, and #88-Earnhardt Jr.
    NASCAR determined that #48-Johnson jumped the final restart with 19 laps remaining. He was black flagged, had to serve a pass through penalty, and finished 17th. Johnson said that Montoya spun the tires on the restart.
    Pole sitter #11-Hamlin, after running near the front most of the race, cut a tire late and finished 34th.
    There were 21 lead changes among 11 drivers and 7 cautions for 32 yellow flag laps.
    The average speed was 123.172mph. NASCAR no longer announces the track attendance.
    See race results, awards, money won, laps led, cautions and more on the Dover Race Results page (pdf) and check out the Dover Penalty Report (pdf).(6-2-2013)

  • Race Fast Facts - Dover:
    Tony Stewart won the 44th Annual FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks, his 48th victory in 513 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his first victory and third top-10 finish in 2013.
    This is his third victory and 16th top-10 finish in 29 races at Dover International Speedway.
    Juan Pablo Montoya (second) posted his third top-10 finish in 13 races at Dover International Speedway. It is his third top-10 finish in 2013.
    Jeff Gordon (third) posted his 23rd top-10 finish in 41 races at Dover International Speedway.
    Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (13th) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Jimmie Johnson leads the point standings by 30 points over Carl Edwards.
    (NASCAR Integrated Sports Marketing)(6-2-2013)

  • 2013 Sprint Cup Driver Championship Points Standings:
    [after Dover, race 13 of 36]
    1) #48-Jimmie Johnson [2 wins], 473
    2) #99-Carl Edwards [1 win], 443, -30
    3) #15-Clint Bowyer, 423, -50
    4) #20-Matt Kenseth [3 wins], 399, -74
    5) #29-Kevin Harvick [2 wins], 399, -74
    6) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr., 398, -75
    7) #5-Kasey Kahne [1 win], 392, -81
    8) #2-Brad Keselowski, 375, -98
    9) #18-Kyle Busch [2 wins], 374, -99
    10) #27-Paul Menard, 371, -102
    Wild Cards [11 & 12]
    #14-Tony Stewart [1 win], 16th in points
    #24-Jeff Gordon, 12th in points
    2012 Chase drivers out of top 12
    #56-Martin Truex Jr., 14th in points
    #16-Greg Biffle, 13th
    #11-Denny Hamlin, 26th [missed 4 races with injury]
    (ties broken by 1sts, 2nds, 3rd, etc)
    See drivers championship points standings on the Drivers Points Standings (pdf) and the owner points standings on the Owners Points Standings page (pdf).

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Dover: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: #14-Stewart, 1st
    Caution 2: #17-Stenhouse, Jr., 13th
    Caution 3: #31-Burton, 11th
    Caution 4: #99-Edwards, 14th
    Caution 5: #17-Stenhouse, Jr. (2), 13th
    Caution 6: #22-Logano, 7th
    Caution 7: #31-Burton (2), 11th
    (6-2-2013)

  • Race Coverage of the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway is scheduled for Sunday, June 2, 2013.
    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: SPEED, Wednesday, June 5 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 #11-Hamlin chose pit stall 1 [as do most pole sitters].
    Outside pole sitter #56-Truex, Jr. took pit stall 10, the next pitstall with an opening in front of it.
    #18-Busch, who starts 3rd took the 17th pit stall, the next stall with an opening in front of it.
    The 43rd and final pit stall was taken by #20-Kenseth, who starts 4th.
    To see where the drivers/teams pit stall is, see the pit selection chart on the Pit Stall Selection chart.(6-1-2013)

  • Links to results, practices, qualifying PDF's: (will be added as available)
    Official Race Report
    Race Results
    Drivers Points
    Owners Points
    Penalty Resport
    Happy Hour Practice Speeds
    Practice 2 Speeds
    Pitstalls
    Starting Lineup
    Qualifying Results
    Practice 1 Speeds
    Qualifying Order
    Entry List

  • 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 - 2013 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 and practice speeds 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

  • Final practice for the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway is over after 60 scheduled minutes, the top 5, slowest and any notes:
    #78-Busch 153.224
    #20-Kenseth 153.074
    #42-Montoya 152.834
    #48-Johnson 152.775
    #24-Gordon 152.504
    slowest:#32-Hill 148.405 & #87-Nemechek 146.765. No speed: #98-McDowell.
    See fastest speeds, laps run on the Dover Practice 3 Speeds page (pdf).(6-1-2013)

  • First Saturday practice for the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway is over after 55 scheduled minutes, the top 5, slowest and any notes:
    #20-Kenseth 156.788
    #5-Kahne 156.638
    #2-Keselowski 156.467
    #18-Busch 155.622
    #78-Busch 155.615
    slowest:#44-Riggs 150.332 & #87-Nemechek 148.258
    notes: #88-Earnhardt, Jr. made contact with the outside wall, but only had a little sheetmetal damage.
    See fastest speeds, laps run on the Dover Practice 2 Speeds page (pdf).(6-1-2013)

  • Hamlin wins Dover pole: #11-Denny Hamlin won the pole for the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway with speed of 157.978mph for his 3rd pole of 2013 and 15th of his career. #56-Truex, Jr. is on the outside pole, followed by #18-Busch, #20-Kenseth, #39-Newman, #55-Martin, #29-Harvick, #2-Keselowski, #22-Logano, and #1-McMurray. Only 43 teams were entered so no one missed the race.See the starting lineup, pole progression, qualifying results, qualifying order, qualifying rules on the Dover Starting Lineup / Qualifying Page.(5-31-2013)

  • Qualifying Fast Facts - Dover:
    Denny Hamlin won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 44th Annual FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks with a lap of 22.788 seconds, 157.978 mph.
    This is his 15th pole in 268 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his third pole and eighth top-10 start in 2013.
    This is his second pole in 15 races at Dover International Speedway.
    Martin Truex Jr. (second) posted his eighth top-10 start of 2013 and his seventh in 15 races at Dover International Speedway.
    Kyle Busch (third) posted his ninth top-10 start at Dover International Speedway. It is his 10th in 13 races this season.
    Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (23rd) was the fastest qualifying rookie. (NASCAR Statistics)(5-31-2013)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway is scheduled for Friday, May 31, 2013 at 3:15pm/et.
    Television (TV): SPEED, 3:00pm/et
    Radio: MRN, 3:00pm/et
    Scheduled Qualifying Re-Air: 8:00pm/et

  • Friday practice for the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway is over after 90 scheduled minutes, the top 5, slowest and any notes:
    #48-Johnson 159.603
    #5-Kahne 159.447
    #18-Busch 159.348
    #78-Busch 159.208
    #1-McMurray 159.067
    slowest:#30-Stremme 152.188 & #44-Riggs 151.707
    notes: This is the only practice today. Qualifying is scheduled for 3:15pm/et and will be shown on SPEED.
    See fastest speeds, laps run on the Dover Practice 1 Speeds page (pdf).(5-31-2013)

  • Qualifying Order for the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway is posted. 43 cars/drivers are listed.
    The first of the drivers scheduled to go out is #13-Mears.
    The final driver scheduled to go out is #18-Busch.
    Fastest in Friday practice, #48-Johnson, is scheduled to qualify 29th.
    Qualifying order is set by a random draw, held about an hour before the first practice.
    See the full qualifying order on the Dover Qualifying Page.(5-31-2013)

  • Entry List for the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway is posted, 43 teams/drivers [for 43 spots] are listed, including: #19-Bliss, #32-Hill, #44-Riggs, #51-Dillon. With 43 entries, no driver will miss the race.
    See the full entry list at my Jayski's Dover Entry List

  • For the 2013 qualifying rules and format, see my Qualifying Rules page

  • How to Calculate Track Speeds: use the formula Speed = Distance divided by Time. Distance is Track Length, and Lap Time into Hours. Once hour is 3600 seconds, so the calculation for a 48 second lap at Daytona(2.5 miles) would be: Speed = 2.5 x (3600/48), = 2.5 x 75 = 187.500mph. For a 19 second lap at Bristol(.533 miles): Speed = .533 x (3600/19), = .533 x 189.474 = a speed of 100.990mph

  • 2013 Sprint Cup Driver Championship Points Standings:
    [after Charlotte, race 12 of 36]
    1) #48-Jimmie Johnson [2 wins], 445
    2) #99-Carl Edwards [1 win], 413, -32
    3) #20-Matt Kenseth [3 wins], 394, -51
    4) #15-Clint Bowyer, 385, -60
    5) #5-Kasey Kahne [1 win], 370, -83
    6) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr., 364, -81
    7) #29-Kevin Harvick [2 wins], 362, -83
    8) #27-Paul Menard, 347, -98
    9) #56-Martin Truex Jr., 336, -109
    10) #2-Brad Keselowski, 335, -110
    Wild Cards [11 & 12]
    11) #18-Kyle Busch [2 wins], 332, -113
    12) #43-Aric Almirola, 328, -117
    2012 Chase drivers out of top 12
    #16-Greg Biffle, 13th
    #24-Jeff Gordon, 15th
    #14-Tony Stewart, 20th
    #11-Denny Hamlin, 24th [missed 4 races with injury]
    (ties broken by 1sts, 2nds, 3rd, etc)
    See drivers championship points standings on the Drivers Points Standings (pdf) and the owner points standings on the Owners Points Standings page (pdf).


Local Newspapers

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


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 and Notes by Teams for this race

  • Chassis selections for Dover: see the list of many teams and what chassis were selected by the team to run at Dover International Speedway:
    MISSING? why are some teams missing? some teams do not report what chassis in the race previews, press releases or websites.
    #1-Jamie McMurray: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #2-Brad Keselowski: Primary Chassis: PRS-849. Last Raced - Texas (finished ninth).Backup Chassis: PRS-834. Last Raced: Backup at several races (not raced).
    #5-Kasey Kahne: Crew chief Kenny Francis will unload Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 5-769 for Sunday's race at Dover. Kahne has raced this car three times this season, notably reaching Victory Lane at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway on March 17. During those three starts, he has tallied outside pole positions at Phoenix and Bristol, while starting fourth at Richmond, Va.
    #7-Dave Blaney chassis not reported on race preview.
    #9-Marcos Ambrose:
    #10-Danica Patrick Chassis No. 10-579: Chassis No. 10-579 was used by Ryan Newman during the 2010 and 2011 seasons but has since been completely overhauled and transformed into a Gen-6-style Chevrolet SS. This will mark the second race for Chassis 10-579 with Patrick behind the wheel as she used it in March at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway. Patrick started 41st and finished 28th at the .533-mile concrete oval. The GoDaddy team then tested Chassis 579 May 14-15 at Dover.
    #14-Tony Stewart: Chassis No. 14-722: This car debuted in June 2012 at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway as Stewart took Chassis No. 14-722 from its 22nd-place starting spot to finish third in the Pocono 400. It returned to Pocono in August for the series' second visit to the quirky, 2.5-mile triangle where it had a similar outing, as Stewart rallied it from its 28th-place starting spot to finish fifth in the rain-shortened race. While Chassis No. 14-722 didn't race again in 2012, it was tested extensively - in the wind tunnel and on the track. It tested at Nashville (Tenn.) Superspeedway Sept. 25-26 and at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City Oct. 17-18. With 2013 Chevrolet SS bodywork covering it, Chassis No. 14-722 returned to racing in March at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway for the Food City 500. After qualifying eighth and practicing well, Stewart declared he had the best car he'd had in years at Bristol. But just nine laps into the 500-lap race around the .533-mile oval, Stewart's left-rear tire deflated. Stewart spun and impacted the SAFER Barrier on the outside of turn one with the left side of his racecar. Stewart was OK, but his racecar was not. After lengthy repairs, Stewart returned to the track and finished 31st. Chassis No. 14-722 was rebuilt and saw track time at Dover during a test May 14-15. It returns to Dover this weekend where it will make its fourth career start and second of 2013.
    #15-Clint Bowyer:
    #16-Greg Biffle: Primary Chassis: RK-809 Last ran Darlington - finished 13th. Backup Chassis: RK-822 Last ran Martinsville - finished 9th.
    #17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr.: RK- 820 - last raced at Kansas- finished 11th. Backup Chassis: RK-811 - chassis raced numerous times by No. 99 in 2012.
    #18-Kyle Busch: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #20-Matt Kenseth: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #22-Joey Logano: Primary Chassis: PRS-842. Last Raced: Bristol (finished 17th). Backup Chassis: PRS-836. Last Raced: Backup at several races (not raced)
    #24-Jeff Gordon: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #27-Paul Menard will pilot chassis No. 412 at Dover International Speedway. This No. 27 Chevrolet SS was previously run this season at Bristol Motor Speedway and tested at Charlotte Motor Speedway and Darlington Raceway.
    #29-Kevin Harvick: will pilot chassis No. 383 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable in the FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks. The California native last piloted this Chevrolet at Darlington Raceway in May, collecting a fifth-place result.
    #31-Jeff Burton will race chassis No. 392 this weekend at Dover International Speedway. This No. 31 Chevrolet was utilized three times during the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season at Kentucky Speedway and Dover. Burton also piloted this machine to a top-10 finish earlier this season at Phoenix International Raceway.
    #34-David Regan chassis not reported on race preview.
    #35-Josh Wise chassis not reported on race preview.
    #36-J.J. Yeley chassis not reported on race preview.
    #38-David Gilliland chassis not reported on race preview.
    #39-Ryan Newman Chassis No. 39-761: Newman will pilot Chassis No. 39-761 at Dover (Del.) International Speedway. Built new for 2013, Chassis 39-761 was wind-tunnel tested earlier this month, and will see its first laps of competition this weekend at Dover.
    #42-Juan Pablo Montoya: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #43-Aric Almirola:: The #43 team has prepared chassis No. 855, a new chassis, for Dover.
    #47-Bobby Labonte chassis not reported on race preview.
    #48-Jimmie Johnson: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #55-Mark Martin: Primary-774. Backup-720 neither have raced in 2013.
    #56-Martin Truex Jr.:
    #78-Kurt Busch chassis not reported on race preview.
    #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Crew chief Steve Letarte and the No. 88 team will unload Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 88-745 this weekend at Dover. Earnhardt last raced this chassis to a ninth-place finish at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway in May.
    #99-Carl Edwards RK - 802 last ran at Richmond. RK - 819 backup last ran at Martinsville.
    (from team PR's/sites if reported)(5-30-2013)


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.


Race / Cup Odds

Vegas Insider
Race and Champisonship odds
Dover Preview by Micah Roberts
NASCAR Top-Five Finish Prediction

Bovada Sportsbook:
Odds to win the 2013 Sprint Cup Championship
Race Odds

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

Next Race: Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500

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