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 2015 season

Updated: often, leading up to the race

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Race: Sunday, May 31, 2015 in Dover, DE

Title Sponsor: FedEx

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

TELEVISION COVERAGE

RADIO COVERAGE

ONLINE STREAMING

EVENT SCHEDULE
Sprint Cup Series

Event Schedule times are local to the track

Thursday, May 28
5:30 PM NSCS HAULERS ENTER

Friday, May 29
6:00 AM - 6:30 PM NSCS GARAGE OPEN & INSPECTION BEGINS
9:30 AM NSCS ROOKIE MEETING
10:00 AM NSCS SPOTTER MEETING & RANDOM DRAWING
11:00 AM - 12:25 PM NSCS PRACTICE
12:30 PM NSCS QUALIFYING INSPECTION BEGINS
3:45 PM NSCS QUALIFYING

Saturday, May 30
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM NSCS GARAGE OPEN
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM NSCS PRACTICE
1:00 - 1:50 PM NSCS FINAL PRACTICE
5:30 PM Approx. Dover International Speedway Track Walk

Sunday, May 31
7:00 AM NSCS GARAGE OPENS
11:00 AM NSCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING
12:30 PM NSCS DRIVERS INTRODUCTION
1:00 PM NSCS RACE

Dover Sunday Pre-Race Schedule:
-- 11 a.m.: NSCS Driver/Crew Meeting
-- 12:30 p.m.: NSCS Driver Introductions
-- 1 p.m.: Intro Presentation of Colors by: Dover Air Force Base Color Guard
-- 1 p.m.: Invocation by: Dan Schafer, Pastor of Calvary Assembly of God in Heightstown, NJ
-- 1:01 p.m.: National Anthem by: Megan Ruger, Nashville recording artist
-- 1:02 p.m.: Aerial Adventures (3) parachutists land on track
-- 1:02:40 p.m.: Flyover TOT by (10) Team Aerodynamics
-- 1:07:30 p.m.: Command to Start Engines: Lisa Goring, Autism Speaks Executive VP of Programs and Services / Kenny Adams, Special guest of DIS
-- 1:15:00 p.m.: Green flag: FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks
eastern time (NASCAR.com)

NSCS = Sprint Cup Series
SUBJECT TO CHANGE
All event schedule times above are listed in LOCAL track time

PRACTICE & QUALIFYING
Dates / Times / TV coverage

(these times in eastern time)

  • Practices:
    Friday, May 29, 11:00 am - 12:25 pm/et, TV-FS1
    Saturday, May 30, 10:00 - 10:50 am/et, TV-FS1

  • Happy Hour 'Final' practice: Saturday, May 30, 1:00 - 1:50 pm/et, TV-FS1

  • Qualifying: group qualifying for positions 1-36, Friday, May 29 at 3:45 pm/et, TV-FS1, no re-air scheduled.

PURSE/RACE AWARDS

2015: $5,977,115
2014: $5,982,616
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 NEWS & LINKS

  • Track Specifications:
    Superspeedway: 1.0-mile oval
    Track/Race Length: 1.0 concrete oval, 400 laps, 400 miles
    Banking: turns: 24; straights: 9
    Straights: Front stretch - 1,076 feet; Backstretch - 1,076 feet
    Pit Stalls: 43 stalls, 15 feet wide x 32 feet long
    Grandstand Seating: 96,000 [was 113,000, 133,000 and 135,000]
    Pit Road Speed: 35mph
    Pace Car Speed: 45mph
    Opened: 1969

  • Race Festivities/Officials:
    Grand Marshal: TBA
    Command to start engines: Ken Adams and Lisa Goring, Autism Speaks
    Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: Bobby Allison
    Honorary Pace Car Driver: TBA
    Color Guard: Dover Air Force Base Color Guard
    Invocation: Captain Quentin Genke, Dover Air Force Base Chaplain
    National Anthem: Megan Ruger, Nashville recording artist
    Flyover: Team Aerodynamics

  • Track Websites & Social Media:
    Dover International Speedway website
    Dover Motorsports
    Facebook
    Twitter
    YouTube
    Dover International Speedway - mobile
    Monster Racing
    Track Stats - Racing-reference.info

  • May 2014: see the Dover Race Info page

  • September 2014: see the Dover Race Info page

  • June 2014 Race Winner: #48-Jimmie Johnson, 117.724mph, started 1st

  • September 2014 Race Winner: #24-Jeff Gordon, 130.541mph, started 6th

  • 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

  • May 2014 Pole Winner: #2-Brad Keselowski, 164.444mph, finished 2nd

  • September 2014 Pole Winner: #4-Kevin Harvick, 162.933mph, finished 13th

  • Track Qualifying Record: Brad Keselowski, 164.444mph, 5/30/2014

  • 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

  • Top 10 Driver Ratings at Dover
    #48-Jimmie Johnson 122.3
    #20-Matt Kenseth 108.3
    #18-Kyle Busch 105.5
    #99-Carl Edwards 99.2
    #16-Greg Biffle 97.4
    #24-Jeff Gordon 96.5
    #42-Kyle Larson 93.0
    #15-Clint Bowyer 92.5
    #2-Brad Keselowski 92.1
    #41-Kurt Busch 91.0
    Note: Driver Ratings compiled from 2005-2014 races (20 total) among active drivers at Dover International Speedway.
    Formula combining the following categories: Win, Finish, Top-15 Finish, Average Running Position while on Lead Lap, Average Speed Under Green, Fastest Lap, Led Most Laps, Lead-Lap Finish. Maximum: 150 points per race.
    See an explanation how the Driver Rating is calculated at NASCAR.com.(NASCAR)

  • Dover International Speedway Notes & Facts - Thursday - history:
    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 - won by Richard Petty.
    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.
    (NASCAR)(5-28-2015)

  • Dover International Speedway Notes & Facts - Friday - poles:
    David Pearson won the inaugural Coors Light pole at Dover in 1969 with a speed of 130.430 mph.
    39 drivers have Coors Light poles at Dover, led by David Pearson with six. Jeff Gordon and Ryan Newman lead all active drivers in poles with four each.
    Nine 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.
    Two active drivers have posted consecutive Coors Light poles at Dover: Ryan Newman (fall 2005 and spring 2006), and Denny Hamlin (fall 2012 and spring 2013).
    13 of the 90 (14.4%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Dover have been won from the Coors Light pole; 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 90 (31.1%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Dover have been won from the front row: 13 from the pole and 15 from second-place.
    71 of the 90 (78.8%) NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Dover have been won from a top-10 starting position.
    Five of the 90 (5.6%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Dover have been won from a starting position outside the top 20 - most recently: Tony Stewart, spring 2013 (22nd-place starting position)
    The deepest in the field that a race winner has started at Dover was 37th, by Kyle Petty in the spring of 1995.
    Qualifying has been cancelled due to weather conditions in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Dover International Speedway five times: fall of 1984, spring of 2001, fall of 2003, spring of 2005 and spring of 2011.
    (NASCAR)(5-29-2015)

  • Dover International Speedway Notes & Facts - Saturday - drivers:
    381 drivers have competed in at least one NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway; 278 in more than one.
    Ricky Rudd leads the series in starts at Dover with 56. Jeff Gordon leads all active drivers with 44 starts; followed by Matt Kenseth with 32.
    34 different drivers have won at Dover International Speedway, led by Jimmie Johnson with nine wins (2002 sweep, fall 2005, 2009 sweep, 2010 fall, spring 2012, fall 2013 and spring 2014).
    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).
    Mark Martin leads the series in runner-up finishes at Dover with eight; followed by Dale Earnhardt with five. Jeff Gordon leads all active drivers with four.
    Mark Martin leads the series in top-five finishes at Dover with 24; followed by Dale Earnhardt with 19. Jeff Gordon leads all active drivers with 18.
    Mark Martin leads the series in top-10 finishes at Dover with 33; followed by Richard Petty and Ricky Rudd with 26 each. Jeff Gordon leads all active drivers with 25.
    Ryan Newman leads all active drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in average starting position at Dover with a 9.654.
    Jimmie Johnson leads all active drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in average finishing position at Dover with an 8.154.
    11 of the 12 active NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 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.
    Among the 12 active NSCS Dover winners Kurt Busch (22) and Matt Kenseth (14) made 10 or more attempts before their first win.
    Kevin Harvick leads the series among active drivers with the most NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at Dover without visiting Victory Lane at 28.
    Three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series active drivers have made their first career start at Dover International Speedway: 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 at Dover International Speedway: Matt Kenseth (06/02/02) and Michael Waltrip (06/03/1991).
    One active NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver has posted his first career win at Dover International Speedway: Martin Truex Jr. (06/04/07).
    Jimmie Johnson leads all active drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in laps led at Dover with 2,976 laps led in 26 starts.
    If Jimmie Johnson leads 24 laps or more this weekend he will surpass the 3,000 laps led mark at Dover International Speedway, becoming the seventh driver in series history to lead 3,000 or more laps at a single track. Jeff Gordon is the only other active driver to accomplish the feat (Martinsville - 3,744 laps led).
    Two female drivers have competed at Dover International Speedway in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Janet Guthrie and Danica Patrick.
    (NASCAR)(5-30-2015)

  • Dover International Speedway Notes & Facts - Sunday - race:
    There have been 90 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Dover International Speedway, one race in 1969 and 1970, two races per year since 1971.
    Hendrick Motorsports has the most wins at Dover in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with 17: Jimmie Johnson (nine), Jeff Gordon (five), Geoff Bodine (one), Ken Schrader (one) and Ricky Rudd (one).
    Nine different manufacturers have won in the NSCS at Dover; led by Chevrolet with 36 victories; followed by Ford with 25.
    Since the advent of electronic scoring the closest margin of victory (MOV) in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Dover International Speedway was the September 25, 2005 race won by Jimmie Johnson over Kyle Busch with a MOV of 0.08 second.
    There has been one NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race resulting with a green-white-checkered finish at Dover International Speedway (Scheduled No. of Laps/Actual No. of Laps): fall of 2005 (400/404).
    Not one of the 90 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Dover International Speedway have been shortened due to weather conditions.
    (NASCAR)(5-31-2015)

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

RACE RUNDOWN....News & Links

  • Jimmie Johnson wins at Dover: #48-Jimmie Johnson won the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway for his 4th win of the season, 10th win at Dover and 74th career win. Johnson has now lead 2,999 laps at Dover.
    #4-Harvick finished 2nd followed by #42-Larson, #5-Kahne, #43-Almirola, #78-Truex, Jr., #1-McMurray, #27-Menard, #15-Bowyer, and #24-Gordon.
    The race ended on a green-white-checkered finish after a late caution with 2 laps to go.
    Harvick maintains the drivers points lead with 516, 44 points over #78-Truex, Jr.
    Pole winner #11-Hamlin lead 118 laps on the day, but was caught in a late race accident and finished 21st.
    There were 15 lead changes among 9 drivers. There were 7 cautions for 40 yellow flag laps.
    The average speed was 119.547mph.
    See unofficial race results, awards, money won, laps led, cautions and more on the Unofficial Race Results page (pdf) and check out the Penalty Report (pdf) and Lap Summary Report (pdf).
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Race & Points Report (pdf).(5-31-2015)

  • Race Fast Facts - Dover:
    #48-Jimmie Johnson won the 46th Annual FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks, his 74th victory in 484 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his fourth victory and ninth top-10 finish in 2015.
    This is his 10th victory and 20th top-10 finish in 27 races at Dover International Speedway.
    #4-Kevin Harvick (second) posted his 13th top-10 finish in 29 races at Dover International Speedway. It is his 12th top-10 finish in 2015.
    #42-Kyle Larson (third) posted his second top-10 finish in three races at Dover International Speedway.
    #34-Brett Moffitt (28th) was the highest finishing rookie.
    #4-Kevin Harvick leads the point standings by 44 points over #78-Martin Truex Jr.
    #48-Jimmie Johnson becomes the fifth driver in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series history to have 10 or more wins at a single track joining Richard Petty, David Pearson, Darrell Waltrip and Dale Earnhardt.
    Jimmie Johnson has led 2,999 laps at Dover International Speedway.
    (NASCAR Integrated Sports Marketing)(5-31-2015)

  • 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup CHASE Standings:
    [after Dover, race 13 of 36]
    (by wins, then by points standings)
    1) #48-Jimmie Johnson [4 wins], 440, -76 (3rd in driver points)
    2) #4-Kevin Harvick [2 wins], 516 (1st)
    3) #22-Joey Logano [1 win], 440, -76 (4th)
    4) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. [1 win], 432, -84 (5th)
    5) #2-Brad Keselowski [1 win], 414, -102 (6th)
    6) #20-Matt Kenseth [1 win], 377, -139 (11th)
    7) #11-Denny Hamlin [1 win], 345, -171 (14th)
    8) #41-Kurt Busch [1 win], 340, -176 (15th)
    9) #19-Carl Edwards [1 win], 338, -178 (16th)
    [would be in the Chase via points standings]
    10) #78-Martin Truex Jr., 472, -44 (2nd in drivers pts)
    11) #1-Jamie McMurray, 390, -126 (7th)
    12) #5-Kasey Kahne, 385, -131 (8th)
    13) #24-Jeff Gordon, 380, -136 (9th)
    14) #43-Aric Almirola, 378, -138 (10th)
    15) #27-Paul Menard, 372, -144 (12th)
    16) #31-Ryan Newman, 369, -147 (13th)
    (ties are broken by wins, 2nds, 3rds, etc)
    See the Unofficial Drivers Points Standings page (pdf) and Unofficial Owners Points Standings page (pdf).
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Race & Points Report (pdf).(5-31-2015)

  • Dover Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points:
    #34-Brett Moffitt, finished 28th, 11 rookie points
    #26-Jeb Burton, finished 30th, 10 rookie point
    #83-Matt DiBenedetto, finished 32nd, 9 rookie points
    #33-Alex Kennedy, did not race
    #66-Tanner Berryhill, did not race
    See the 2015 Rookie of the Year page for rules, standings and more.(5-31-2015)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Dover: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: #43-Almirola, 5th
    Caution 2: #55-Ragan, 13th
    Caution 3: #43-Almirola(2), 5th
    Caution 4: #16-Biffle, 17th
    Caution 5: #24-Gordon, 10th
    Caution 6: #1-McMurray, 7th
    Caution 7: #22-Logano, 11th
    (5-31-2015)

  • Race Coverage of the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway is scheduled for Sunday, May 31, 2015.
    Television (TV): FoxSports1 at 1:00 pm/et; NASCAR Raceday Pre-Race show at 11:30am/et; green flag approx. 1:15pm/et
    Radio: Motor Racing Network (MRN) and Sirius XM Satellite NASCAR Radio 90
    Scheduled Race Re-Airs: Monday, June 1 at 10:00am/et on FS1

  • 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 #78-Truex, Jr. took pit stall 10, with an opening in front of it.
    #42-Larson, who starts 3rd took the 43rd and final pit stall.
    To see where the drivers/teams pit stall is, see the pit selection chart on Jayski.com's Pit Stall Selection chart.(5-29-2015)

  • Highlights of NASCAR's changes on pit road in 2015:
    " Number of officials on pit road during race reduced from 43 to 10.
    " 45 HD cameras will be mounted on the grandstand side of each track and directed toward pit road to monitor pit stops and officials call or clear penalties.
    " Every camera looks at two pit stalls and the cameras record 100 percent of the race.
    " Video feeds from cameras are fed to a production truck in the TV compound where eight NASCAR officials monitor stops for violations.
    " Pit road speeding penalties will still be called from race control based on scoring loops.
    " Pit stalls are laser measured
    " Missing Lug Nuts are no longer a penalty.
    " Fueling can start once car is stopped.
    " Fueling can continue until car leaves pit stall.

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

  • See Jayski's - 2015 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

  • Final Saturday practice for the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway is over after 55 minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes.
    #11-Hamlin 156.087
    #19-Edwards 155.602
    #27-Menards 155.206
    #20-Kenseth 154.979
    #18-Busch 154.706
    slowest: #32-Bliss 148.988 & #23-Yeley 148.846.
    most laps run: McMurray, 56 laps.
    notes: There was an early caution after #88-Earnhardt Jr leaked rear end grease onto the track.
    See fastest speeds, laps run on the Practice 3 Speeds page (pdf).(5-30-2015)

  • First Saturday practice for the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway is over after 50 minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes.
    #11-Hamlin 156.331
    #19-Edwards 156.325
    #41-Busch 155.736
    #48-Johnson 155.723
    #55-Ragan 155.602
    slowest: #62-Gaughan 149.328 & #23-Yeley 149.297.
    most laps run: #27-Menard & #24-Gordon, 45.
    See fastest speeds, laps run on the Practice 2 Speeds page (pdf).(5-30-2015)

  • Hamlin wins Dover pole: #11-Denny Hamlin won the Coors Light pole for the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway with speed of 160.121mph for his 1st pole of 2015, 3rd at Dover and 21st of his career.
    #78-Truex, Jr. is on the outside pole followed by #42-Larson, #20-Kenseth, #22-Logano, #4-Harvick, #16-Biffle, #19-Edwards, #17-Stenhouse, Jr, and #18-Busch.
    Missing the race were: #30-Green, #39-Kvapil.
    See the starting lineup, qualifying results round-by-round, qualifying order and more on Jayski.com's Dover Starting Lineup / Qualifying Page.(5-29-2015)

  • Qualifying Fast Facts - Dover:
    #11-Denny Hamlin won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 46th Annual FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks with a lap of 22.483 seconds, 160.121 mph.
    This is his 21st pole in 339 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his first pole and sixth top-10 start in 2015.
    This is his third pole in 19 races at Dover International Speedway.
    #78-Martin Truex Jr. (second) posted his seventh top-10 start of 2015 and his ninth in 19 races at Dover International Speedway.
    #42-Kyle Larson (third) posted his third top-10 start at Dover International Speedway. It is his seventh in 12 races this season.
    #26-Jeb Burton (35th) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    (NASCAR Statistics)(5-29-2015)

  • Second Round of Qualifying for the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway is over after 10 scheduled minutes.
    #11-Hamlin 160.264
    #78-Truex, Jr. 160.057
    #16-Biffle 159.737
    #18-Busch 159.624
    #42-Larson 159.560
    the rest of the top 12: 22 17 20 19 1 4 3;
    out of the top 12 and not advancing to round 3: 41 48 55 88 31 27 2 15 13 43 24 51.
    (5-29-2015)

  • First Round of Qualifying for the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway is over, after 20 scheduled minutes.
    #16-Biffle 160.499
    #42-Larson 159.957
    #78-Truex, Jr. 159.723
    #22-Logano 159.624
    #11-Hamlin 159.624
    the rest of the top 24: 18 48 19 4 17 31 27 1 41 13 43 3 15 20 24 55 51 88 2;
    out of the top 24 and not advancing to round 2: 5 14 33 9 47 7 6 38 10 46 26 83 39 35 34 98 23 62 32 30 40
    Drivers who will miss the race: #39-Kvapil, #30-Green.
    (5-29-2015)

  • Friday practice for the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway is over after 85 minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes.
    #48-Johnson 163.867
    #11-Hamlin 163.532
    #88-Earnhardt, Jr. 163.473
    #55-Ragan 163.339
    #18-Busch 162.808
    slowest: #30-Green 155.797 & #32-Bliss 155.757.
    most laps run: #18-Busch, 37.
    See fastest speeds, laps run on the Practice 1 Speeds page (pdf).(5-29-2015)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway is scheduled for Friday, May 29, 2015 at 3:45pm/et.
    Television (TV): FS1, 3:30pm/et
    Radio: Live online at Motor Racing Network (MRN)
    Scheduled Qualifying Re-Air: none

  • 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 #17-Stenhouse, Jr.
    The final driver scheduled to go out is #2-Keselowski.
    Qualifying order is set by a random draw, held about an hour before the first practice.
    See the full qualifying order on Jayski.com's Dover Qualifying Page.(5-29-2015)

  • Entry List for the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway is posted, 45 teams/drivers [for 43 spots] are listed, including: #18-Kyle Busch, #30-Green, #32-Bliss, #33-Scott, #34-Moffitt, #39-Kvapil.
    Drivers who need to be in the top-36 in speed and have no provisional available to them (lowest in owners points): #39-Kvapil (51st in owners pts), #30-Green (49th)
    Drivers who would miss the race if qualifying is canceled (least race attempts): #39-Kvapil (1 attempt), #30-Green (6)
    See the full entry list on Jayski.com's Dover Entry List

  • For the group qualifying rules and format, see Jayski.com's 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

  • 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup CHASE Standings:
    [after Charlotte, race 12 of 36]
    (by wins, then by points standings)
    1) #48-Jimmie Johnson [3 wins], 393, -80 (5th in driver points)
    2) #4-Kevin Harvick [2 wins], 473 (1st)
    3) #22-Joey Logano [1 win], 407, -66 (3rd)
    4) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. [1 win], 401, -72 (4th)
    5) #2-Brad Keselowski [1 win], 381, -92 (6th)
    6) #20-Matt Kenseth [1 win], 372, -101 (7th)
    7) #41-Kurt Busch [1 win], 327, -146 (14th)
    8) #11-Denny Hamlin [1 win], 321, -152 (15th)
    9) #19-Carl Edwards [1 win], 312, -161 (16th)
    [would be in the Chase via points standings]
    10) #78-Martin Truex Jr., 432, -41 (2nd in drivers pts)
    11) #1-Jamie McMurray, 353, -120 (8th)
    12) #24-Jeff Gordon, 346, -127 (9th)
    13) #5-Kasey Kahne, 345, -128 (10th)
    14) #31-Ryan Newman, 343, -130 (11th)
    15) #43-Aric Almirola, 339, -134 (12th)
    16) #27-Paul Menard, 336, -137 (13th)
    (ties are broken by wins, 2nds, 3rds, etc)
    See the Unofficial Drivers Points Standings page (pdf) and Unofficial Owners Points Standings page (pdf).
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Race & Points Report (pdf).(5-24-2015)

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CHASSIS SELECTIONS

  • Chassis selections for this weeks race: see the list of many teams [that report or post them] and what chassis were selected by the team to run in FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway.
    If a driver/team is not listed, the team doe NOT report chassis information on pre-race PR, website or social media:
    THESE are the ONLY teams now reporting Chassis info
    #3-Austin Dillon: will pilot Chassis No. 477 in the FedEx 400 benefitting Autism Speaks. This is the same Chevrolet SS that Dillon raced to a ninth-place finish at Bristol Motor Speedway in April and a 20th-place finish at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in March. In 2014, Dillon raced this Chevrolet SS to a 24th-place finish at Dover International Speedway in September, a 20th-place finish at Richmond International Raceway in September and a 14th-place finish at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in July.
    #4-Kevin Harvick: Chassis Information: Chassis No. 4-884: Kevin Harvick will pilot the No. 4 ditech Chevrolet SS built on Chassis No. 4-884 in the FedEx 400 benefitting Autism Speaks NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday at Dover (Del.) International Speedway. Built in 2014, Chassis No. 4-884 made its debut at Indianapolis Motor Speedway last July, where it won the pole, led 12 laps and finished eighth. It also won the pole in its second appearance at Atlanta in August, when it led 195 laps and finished 19th. It won its third appearance at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway in October, when it started seventh and led 162 laps. In its most recent start, Harvick made his 500th career start at Texas when he started fifth, led two laps and finished second. In its lone start in 2015, Chassis No. 4-884 started and finished second and led 96 laps at Texas in April.
    #5-Kasey Kahne: Crew chief Keith Rodden has selected Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 5-896 for Sunday's race at Dover. In 2014, Kahne raced the chassis at Chicagoland Speedway in September and at Phoenix in November. Most recently, Kahne raced the chassis at Phoenix in March, where he finished fourth.
    #14-Tony Stewart: Chassis No. 14-827: This car debuted in July 2014 during the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Stewart used it to qualify sixth, but in the race the car was persistently loose and it finished 17th. It was a reversal of fortune for the car, for in its lone test prior to Indianapolis it excelled, as Kevin Harvick drove it to the fastest speed of anyone participating in the Dec. 9, 2013 test session at Charlotte (N.C.)Motor Speedway. Chassis No. 14-827 next raced at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois, where it had a quiet weekend, qualifying 22nd and finishing 18th. The car returned to Charlotte in October where it made its third career start, qualifying a strong fourth but finishing 21st, bedeviled by a tight-handling condition. Its last start of 2014 came in November at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, where in qualifying it set the fastest lap in a stock car at a 1.5-mile oval when Stewart drove it to a lap of 26.985 seconds at 200.111 mph. It was the first time a stock car surpassed the 200 mph mark on a 1.5-mile oval. The car performed admirably in the race, finishing 11th. The car sat idle until April 2015 when it appeared at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway. It was a solid effort with the sixth-place finish at the concrete oval being the car's best among its five career starts. Chassis No. 14-827 returns to the concrete with this weekend's race at Dover.
    #24-Jeff Gordon: Crew chief Alan Gustafson has selected Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 24-907 for Sunday's race. The chassis has been raced five times previously with Gordon finishing fourth in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte and 18th at Las Vegas in its only starts of 2015. Last year, the 43-year-old driver finished 29th at Texas in November and posted runner-up finishes at Charlotte Motor Speedway in October and Chicagoland Speedway in September racing the chassis.
    #27-Paul Menard: will get behind the wheel of chassis No. 487 this weekend at Dover International Speedway. This Richard Childress Racing-prepared Chevrolet SS was utilized earlier this season at Atlanta Motor Speedway (Start: 13/ Finish: 13), Auto Club Speedway (Start: 11/ Finish: 4) and Charlotte Motor Speedway for the Sprint Showdown (Start: 1/ Finish: 2).
    #31-Ryan Newman: will drive chassis No. 504 in the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks. This Chevrolet has been utilized three times this season at Auto Club Speedway (Start: 9/Finish: 5), Texas Motor Speedway (Start: 7/Finish: 12) and Kansas Speedway (Start: 15/Finish: 10).
    #32-Mike Bliss: Crew Chief Clinton Cram will be bringing chassis GGR-742 to serve as the primary car. Bliss last drove this car at Bristol in April finishing 31st. Chassis GGR-289 will serve as the backup car.
    #33-Brian Scott: is scheduled to pilot chassis No. 460 in Sunday's FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks. Scott most recently ran this chassis at Las Vegas Motor Speedway where he scored his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career-best finish of 13th. This chassis saw action at three previous tracks in 2014 including Auto Club Speedway, Atlanta Motor Speedway and Phoenix International Raceway.
    #41-Kurt Busch: Chassis No. 828: Kurt Busch will pilot Chassis No. 828 in the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover (Del.) International Speedway. Formerly a No. 10 chassis for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) teammate Danica Patrick, Chassis No. 828 debuted in November 2013 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, when Patrick started 24th and finished 20th. It was then put to use in March 2014 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where she started 22nd and finished 21st. It raced two weeks later at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, where Patrick started 27th and finished 14th. Chassis No. 828 last raced at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway in May 2014, where Patrick started seventh and finished 10th. Chassis No. 828 was prepared and carried numerous times throughout the rest of the 2014 season as a backup car, but will see its first laps of action since then this weekend at Dover (Del.) International Speedway.
    #47-A.J. Allmendinger: Chassis 499: "We're bringing the same car AJ raced at Phoenix International Raceway and Kansas Speedway," crew chief Brian Burns said. "So, it's fairly new and only its third race. We debuted it at Phoenix and lost a motor in practice. AJ drove from the back of field and overcame bad track position to finish 17th. We also had our jack man Mike Klein go out with an injury mid-race and he's our pit coach as well. I feel pretty good about this car. We're hoping for a solid weekend."
    #48-Jimmie Johnson: For this weekend's event, crew chief Chad Knaus has selected chassis No. 48-937, which is a brand new Chevrolet SS. The backup car is 48-824, which last raced at Pocono Raceway in June 2014.
    #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Crew chief Greg Ives and the No. 88 team will unload Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 88-905 this weekend at Dover. Earnhardt most recently raced the chassis at Phoenix International Raceway in March.
    (from numerous team PR's/sites)

TIRE NOTES & FACTS

  • Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

  • Set limits:
    Sprint Cup: 5 sets for practice/qualifying and 9 sets for the race;
    Xfinity: 6 sets for the event;
    Camping World Truck: 6 sets for the event

  • Tire Codes:
    Left-side -- D-4392; Right-side -- D-4440

  • Tire Circumference:
    Left-side -- 87.32 in. (2,218 mm);
    Right-side -- 88.35 in. (2,244 mm)

  • 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 in action at Dover this week will run the same combination of left- and right-side tires . . . this right-side tire code (D-4440) has been run at Dover since 2012 . . . this is the first time these teams have run this left-side tire code (D-4392) at Dover . . . compared to what was run at Dover last year, this left-side has compound, construction and mold shape changes for more grip and to bring it into line with what is run at other speedways . . . this particular left-side code has been run at Texas on the Sprint Cup and Xfinity cars earlier this season; and at Chicagoland, Darlington (Sprint Cup and Xfinity), Homestead and Texas last season . . . Goodyear confirmed this tire set-up in a test at Dover on May 11-12 . . . drivers participating in that test were A.J. Allmendinger, Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano and Danica Patrick . . . 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.

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