NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race Information, Links and News

THE RACE: AAA 400 Drive for Autism

TRACK: Dover International Speedway

NASCAR Sprint Cup Race #12 of 36 for the 2016 season

Updated: often, leading up to the race

Race: Sunday, May 15, 2016 in Dover, DE

Title Sponsor: AAA

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

TELEVISION COVERAGE

  • NASCAR Raceday Pre-Race Show: at 11:30am/et on FoxSports1

  • Television Race Coverage: Foxsports 1 (FS1), 1:00pm/et

  • In the Booth: Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip, Jeff Gordon

  • Pit Reporters: Jamie Little, Chris Neville, Vince Welch, Matt Yocum

  • In-Race Analyst: Larry McReynolds

  • Race / Hollywood Hotel Host: Chris Myers

  • Analysts / Hollywood Hotel: Jeff Gordon, Darrell and Michael Waltrip

  • Scheduled Race Re-Air Dates/Times:
    Sunday, May 15 at 11:30pm/et on FS1;
    Monday, May 16 at 8:30am/et on FS1;
    Tuesday, May 17 at 4:00am/et on FS1;
    Tuesday, May 17 at 2:00pm/et on FS2

  • TV Listings, Links and Info:
    Jayski.com's TV Listings Page

RADIO COVERAGE

ONLINE STREAMING

EVENT SCHEDULE
Sprint Cup Series

Event Schedule times are local to the track

Thursday, May 12
5:30 PM NSCS HAULERS ENTER

Friday, May 13
6:30 AM - 6:00 PM NSCS GARAGE OPEN
10:00 AM NSCS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
11:00 AM - 12:20 PM NSCS 1ST PRACTICE
3:45 PM NSCS QUALIFYING

Saturday, May 14
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM NSCS GARAGE OPEN
9:30 - 10:25 AM NSCS PRACTICE
12:30 - 1:25 PM NSCS FINAL PRACTICE

Sunday, May 15
7:00 AM NSCS GARAGE OPENS
11:00 AM NSCS DRIVER MEETING
12:20 PM NSCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
1:00 PM NSCS RACE

Dover Sunday Pre-Race Schedule:
11:00am: NSCS Driver/Crew Chief Meeting
12:20pm: NSCS Driver Introductions
1:00pm: Presentation of Colors by: Dover Air Force Base Color Guard
1:00pm: Invocation by: Dan Schafer, Pastor of Calvary Assembly of God in Heightstown, New Jersey
1:01pm: National Anthem by: Tom Dixon, Nashville recording artist
1:02pm: Aerial Adventures Parachutists Land on track
1:02pm: Flyover: (2) US Navy F/A - 18C Hornets Strike Fighter Squadron from Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia Beach, Virginia
1:07pm: "Drivers, Start Your Engines" by: Jason Jones, Star of the TBS comedy, "The Detour"
1:15pm: Green Flag: AAA 400 Drive For Autism (400 Laps / 400 Miles)
eastern time (NASCAR.com)

NSCS = NASCAR 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 13, 11:00 am - 12:20 pm/et, TV-FS1
    Saturday, May 14, 9:30 - 10:25 pm/et, TV-FS1

  • Happy Hour 'Final' practice: Saturday, May 14, 12:30 - 1:25 pm/et, TV-FS2

  • Qualifying: group qualifying for positions 1-40, Friday, May 13 at 3:45 pm/et, TV-FS1, no re-air scheduled.

PURSE/RACE AWARDS

no longer being reported

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, will be 85,000 in 2016]
    Pit Road Speed: 35mph
    Pace Car Speed: 45mph
    Opened: 1969

  • Race Festivities/Officials:
    Grand Marshal: Actor Jason Jones
    Command to start engines: Jason Jones
    Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: Tom Wiedemann, COO, AAA MidAtlantic
    Color Guard: Dover Air Force Base Honor Guard
    Invocation: Pastor Dan Schafer, Calvary Assembly of God in Heightstown, N.J.
    National Anthem: Singer, actor Travis Jackson
    Flyover: Two F/A18C Hornets, Strike Fighter Squadron 34, Naval Air Station Ocean, Virginia Beach, VA

  • May 2015: see the Dover Race Info page

  • October 2015: see the Dover Race Info page

  • May 2015 Race Winner: #48-Jimmie Johnson, 119.547mph, started 14th

  • October 2015 Race Winner: #4-Kevin Harvick, 119.870mph, started 15th

  • 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 2015 Pole Winner: #11-Denny Hamlin, 160.121mph, finished 21st

  • October 2015 Pole Winner: none, cancelled due to rain

  • 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

  • Dover Track Notes & 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)

  • Dover Pole Notes & Facts:
    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. Ryan Newman leads all active drivers in poles with four (2003, 2005, 2006 and 2007).
    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 92 (14.1%) 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 92 (30.4%) 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 92 (77.1%) NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Dover have been won from a top-10 starting position.
    87 of the 92 (94.5%) NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Dover have been won from a top-20 starting position.
    Qualifying has been cancelled due to weather conditions in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Dover International Speedway six times: fall of 1984, spring of 2001, fall of 2003, spring of 2005, spring of 2011 and fall of 2015.
    (NASCAR)

  • Dover Driver Notes & Facts:
    Ricky Rudd leads the series in starts at Dover with 56. Matt Kenseth leads all active drivers with 34 starts; followed by Tony Stewart with 33.
    64 drivers have made their NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career first start at Dover International Speedway.
    Three NSCS 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).
    Ryan Newman leads all active drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in average starting position at Dover with a 9.786
    Five drivers have posted their first career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coors Light pole at Dover International Speedway; only two active drivers have accomplished the feat: Matt Kenseth (06/02/02) and Michael Waltrip (06/03/1991).
    35 different drivers have won at Dover International Speedway, led by Jimmie Johnson with 10 wins (2002 sweep, fall 2005, 2009 sweep, 2010 fall, spring 2012, fall 2013, spring of 2014 and spring of 2015).
    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).
    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.
    Two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers have posted their first career win at Dover International Speedway: Martin Truex Jr. (06/04/07) and Jody Ridley (5/17/81).
    Mark Martin leads the series in runner-up finishes at Dover with eight; followed by Dale Earnhardt with five. Kyle Busch and Tony Stewart lead all active drivers with three each.
    Mark Martin leads the series in top-five finishes at Dover with 24; followed by Dale Earnhardt with 19. Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth lead all active drivers with 15 each.
    Mark Martin leads the series in top-10 finishes at Dover with 33; followed by Richard Petty, Ricky Rudd and Jeff Gordon with 26 each. Matt Kenseth leads all active drivers with 22.
    Jimmie Johnson leads all active drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in average finishing position at Dover with a 9.071.
    Jimmie Johnson leads all active drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in laps led at Dover with 2,999 laps led in 28 starts.
    If Jimmie Johnson leads one lap 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.
    Two female drivers have competed at Dover International Speedway in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Janet Guthrie and Danica Patrick.
    (NASCAR)

  • Dover Race Notes & Facts:
    There have been 92 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Dover International Speedway, one race in 1969 and 1970, two races per year since 1971.
    386 drivers have competed in at least one NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway; 282 in more than one.
    Hendrick Motorsports has the most wins at Dover in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with 18: Jimmie Johnson (10), 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 38 victories; followed by Ford with 25 and Toyota with two.
    Five of the 92 (5.4%) 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 is 37th, by Kyle Petty in the spring of 1995.
    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 have been two 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) and spring of 2015 (400/405).
    Not one of the 92 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Dover International Speedway have been shortened due to weather conditions.
    (NASCAR)

  • Top 10 Driver Ratings at Dover:
    #48-Jimmie Johnson 120.1
    #20-Matt Kenseth 107.7
    #18-Kyle Busch 105.8
    #19-Carl Edwards 98.6
    #42-Kyle Larson 98.1
    #16-Greg Biffle 95.4
    #15-Clint Bowyer 92.5
    #4-Kevin Harvick 91.2
    #78-Martin Truex, Jr. 91.2
    #41-Kurt Busch 91.1
    Note: Driver Ratings compiled from 2005-2015 races (22 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)

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

RACE RUNDOWN....News & Links

  • Matt Kenseth wins at Dover: #20-Matt Kenseth won the AAA 400 Drive for Autism Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway for his 1st win of the season, 3rd win at Dover and 37th career win. Kenseth lead 48 of the 400 laps.
    #42-Larson finished 2nd (which ties his career-best finish) followed by #24-Elliott (his career best), #5-Kahne, #41-Busch, #2-Keselowski, #11-Hamlin, #21-Blaney, #78-Truex, Jr., and #10-Bayne.
    Pole sitter #4-Harvick dominated early in the race, leading 117 laps on the day, but finished 15th.
    There was an 11 minute red flag for track cleanup with 46 laps to go. On a restart, #48-Johnson was leading but the car stuck in gear, causing #78-Truex, Jr to run into the back of him. The rest of the field, coming up to speed, piled into one another blocking the track. 18 cars were involved.
    There were 19 lead changes among 10 drivers and 12 cautions for 65 yellow flag laps.
    The average speed was 109.348mph.
    See unofficial race results, awards, laps led, cautions and more [NOTE: money/winnings are no longer reported] at:
    Unofficial Race Results page (pdf)
    Lap Summary Report (pdf)
    Penalty Report (pdf)
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Dover Race & Points Report (pdf).(5-15-2016)

  • Race Fast Facts - Dover International Speedway:
    Matt Kenseth won the 47th Annual AAA 400 Drive For Autism, his 37th victory in 590 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his first victory and fourth top-10 finish in 2016.
    This is his third victory and 23rd top-10 finish in 35 races at Dover International Speedway.
    Kyle Larson (second) posted his fourth top-10 finish in five races at Dover International Speedway. It is his third top-10 finish in 2016.
    Chase Elliott (third) posted his first top-10 finish in one races at Dover International Speedway.
    Chase Elliott (third) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Kevin Harvick leads the point standings by 21 points over Kyle Busch.
    (NASCAR Integrated Sports Marketing)(5-15-2016)

  • 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Points (not CHASE) Standings:
    [after Dover, race 12 of 36]
    1) #4-Harvick [1 win], 418
    2) #18-Busch, [3 wins], 397, -21
    3) #41-Busch, 386, -32
    4) #19-Edwards [2 wins], 381, -37
    5) #48-Johnson [2 wins], 370, -48
    6) #2-Keselowski [2 wins], 368, -50
    7) #24-Elliott, 341, -77
    8) #22-Logano, 340, -78
    9) #78-Truex Jr., 336, -82
    10) #3-Dillon, 315, -103
    See the Unofficial Drivers Points Standings page (pdf) and
    Unofficial Owners Points Standings page (pdf) See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Dover Race & Points Report (pdf).

  • 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup CHASE Standings:
    [after Dover, race 12 of 36, 16 drivers for the Chase]
    Set by most wins, then by points standing
    1) #18-Busch [3 wins], 2nd in driver points
    2) #19-Edwards [2 wins], 4th
    3) #48-Johnson [2 wins], 5th
    4) #2-Keselowski [2 wins], 6th
    5) #4-Harvick [1 win], 1st
    6) #20-Kenseth [1 win], 12th
    7) #11-Hamlin [1 win], 13th
    no wins, in by drivers points standings
    8) #41-Busch, 386
    9) #24-Elliott, 341
    10) #22-Logano, 340
    11) #78-Truex, Jr., 336
    12) #3-Dillon, 315
    13) #88-Earnhardt Jr., 314
    14) #1-McMurray, 296
    15) #21-Blaney, 288
    16) #5-Kahne, 286
    (5-15-2016)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Dover: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: #83-DiBenedetto, 40th
    Caution 2: #42-Larson, 2nd
    Caution 3: #6-Bayne, 10th
    Caution 4: #11-Hamlin, 7th
    Caution 5: #15-Bowyer, 12th
    Caution 6: #44-Scott, 24th
    Caution 7: #43-Almriola, 31st
    Caution 8: #15-Bowyer (2), 12th
    Caution 9: #43-Almirola (2), 31st
    Caution 10: #11-Hamlin (2), 7th
    Caution 11: #10-Patrick, 13th
    Caution 12: #1-McMurray, 21st
    (5-15-2016)

  • Race Coverage of the AAA 400 Drive for Autism Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway is scheduled for Sunday, May 15, 2016.
    Television (TV): FS1 at 1:00 pm/et; Pre-Race show at 11:30 am/et; green flag approx. 1:15pm/et
    Radio: Motor Racing Network (MRN) and Sirius XM Satellite NASCAR Radio 90
    Scheduled Race Re-Airs: Sunday, May 15 at 11:30pm/et on FS1;
    Monday, May 16 at 8:30am/et on FS1;
    Tuesday, May 17 at 4:00am/et on FS1;
    Tuesday, May 17 at 2:00pm/et on FS2

  • Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the AAA 400 Drive for Autism Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway have been made.
    Pole sitter #4-Harvick chose pit stall 1 [as do most pole sitters].
    Outside pole sitter #88-Earnhardt, Jr. took pit stall 9, the first pit stall with an opening in front of it.
    #18-Busch, who starts 3rd took the 8th pit stall, with an opening behind it.
    The final pit stall was taken by #41-Busch, who starts 9th.
    To see where the drivers/teams pit stall is, see the pit selection chart on Jayski.com's Pit Stall Selection chart.(5-14-2016)

  • 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
    Happy Hour Practice Speeds
    Practice 2 Speeds
    Pitstalls
    Starting Lineup
    Practice 1 Speeds
    Qualifying Order
    Latest / Final Entry List
    Preliminary Entry List

  • NASCAR Overtime (not called Green-White-Checkered anymore) 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 NASCAR Overtime rules/news/stats page.

  • See Jayski's - 2016 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 practice for the AAA 400 Drive for Autism Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway is over after 55 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
    #11-Hamlin 157.329
    #4-Harvick 156.447
    #18-Busch 156.365
    #41-Busch 155.777
    #24-Elliott 155.696
    slowest: #98-Whitt 150.100 & #30-Wise 147.559.
    most laps run: #1-McMurray & #48-Johnson, 62 laps
    See fastest speeds, laps run, best 10 consecutive lap average on the Dover Practice 3 Speeds page (pdf).(5-14-2016)

  • First Saturday practice for the AAA 400 Drive for Autism Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway is over after 55 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
    #18-Busch 157.839
    #11-Hamlin 157.356
    #19-Edwards 157.006
    #31-Newman 156.760
    #41-Busch 156.590
    slowest: #32-Earnhardt 150.288 & #55-Sorenson 149.322.
    most laps run: #5-Kahne 50, #18-Busch 49, #41-Busch 49
    See fastest speeds, laps run, best 10 consecutive lap average on the Dover Practice 2 Speeds page (pdf).(5-14-2016)

  • Dover qualifying rained out; Harvick on pole: #4-Kevin Harvick will start from the pole for the AAA 400 Drive for Autism Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway after qualifying was canceled due to rain at the track. The field was set according to the rule book with Friday practice determining the lineup. #88-Earnhardt, Jr. will start second, followed by #18-Busch, #19-Edwards, #17-Stenhouse, Jr., #11-Hamlin, #78-Truex, Jr., #31-Newman, #41-Busch, and #20-Kenseth.
    With 40 teams entered, everyone made the race.
    See the complete starting lineup on the Dover Starting Lineup page (pdf).(5-13-2016)

  • First Friday practice for the AAA 400 Drive for Autism Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway is over after 80 minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
    #4-Harvick 165.145
    #88-Earnhardt, Jr. 164.707
    #18-Busch 164.489
    #19-Edwards 164.144
    #17-Stenhouse, Jr. 163.815
    slowest: #32-Earnhardt 152.879 & #30-Wise 151.471.
    most laps run: #44-Scott 21
    notes: Patrick lost a rear end gear on her car early, laying oil down on the track and briefly catching her car on fire. Stewart and McMurray ran through the oil and also hit the wall. All three drivers will need backup cars. Practice was red-flagged for more than 35 minutes for track cleanup.
    Qualifying is scheduled for this afternoon at 3:45pm/et and will be televised on FS1 and covered via radio by MRN/SiriusXM.
    If rain cancels qualifying, the starting lineup will be set by speeds from this practice. There are 40 teams entered, so no one will miss the race.
    See fastest speeds, laps run, best 10 consecutive lap average on the Dover Practice 1 Speeds page (pdf).(5-13-2016)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the AAA 400 Drive for Autism Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway is scheduled for Friday, May 13, 2016 at 3:45pm/et.
    Television (TV): FS1, 3:45pm/et
    Radio: Live online at Motor Racing Network (MRN)
    Scheduled Qualifying Re-Air: none

  • Group qualifying under the three-round qualifying format:
    " Round 1 -- All entries will have 20 minutes to post a qualifying time, after which the 24 registering the fastest laps will advance to the second round. Those failing to advance will be sorted based on first-round times in descending order (from fastest to slowest).
    " Round 2 -- The 24 fastest from the first round will have 10 minutes to post a second-round qualifying time, with the 12 fastest advancing to a third round. Those not advancing will earn starting positions 13 through 24 based on time, again in descending order.
    " Round 3 -- The final round will be five minutes in length. The fastest times from this session will determine the first (Coors Light Pole Award) through 12th starting positions.
    There will be a seven-minute break between each round; teams may make adjustments to their entries only during the individual breaks. They will not be allowed to jack the vehicle or raise the hood, and once the car or truck enters the garage, it will no longer be permitted to return to the track for additional qualifying attempts.

  • Qualifying Order for the AAA 400 Drive for Autism Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway is posted. 40 cars/drivers are listed.
    The first driver to be lined up on pit road will be #14-Stewart.
    The final driver lined up on pit road will be #11-Hamlin.
    The order is set by a random draw, how cars park on pit road before they qualify, held about an hour before the first practice.
    After the first round, the cars line up by speed.
    See the full qualifying order on Jayski.com's Dover Qualifying Order Page (pdf).(5-14-2016)

  • Entry List for the AAA 400 Drive for Autism Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway is posted, 40 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed, including: #21-Blaney*, #30-Wise*, #32-Jeffrey Earnhardt, #55-Sorenson*, #95-McDowell, #98-Whitt*.
    Drivers who are not a Charter team, an Open Team, and must get in via speed: #21-Blaney, #30-Wise, #55-Sorenson, #98-Whitt
    Since only 40 cars are entered, all drivers will make the race, 40 is the maximum.
    * Open Team (no Charter)
    See the full entry list on Jayski.com's Dover Entry List

  • For 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

  • 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Points (not CHASE) Standings:
    [after Kansas, race 11 of 36]
    1) #4-Harvick [1 win], 390
    2) #18-Busch, [3 wins], 386, -4
    3) #19-Edwards [2 wins], 367, -23
    4) #48-Johnson [2 wins], 353, -37
    5) #41-Busch, 350, -40
    6) #2-Keselowski [2 wins], 332, -58
    7) #22-Logano, 320, -70
    8) #3-Dillon, 307, -83
    9) #88-Earnhardt Jr., 305, -85
    10) #78-Truex Jr., 303, -87
    See the Unofficial Drivers Points Standings page (pdf) and
    Unofficial Owners Points Standings page (pdf) See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Kansas Race & Points Report (pdf).

  • 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup CHASE Standings:
    [after Kansas, race 11 of 36, 16 drivers for the Chase]
    Set by most wins, then by points standing
    1) #18-Busch [3 wins], 2nd in driver points
    2) #19-Edwards [2 wins], 3rd
    3) #48-Johnson [2 wins], 4th
    4) #2-Keselowski [2 wins], 6th
    5) #4-Harvick [1 win], 1st
    6) #11-Hamlin [1 win], 13th
    no wins, in by drivers points standings
    7) #41-Busch, 350
    8) #22-Logano, 320
    9) #3-Dillon, 307
    10) #88-Earnhardt Jr., 305
    11) #78-Truex, Jr., 303
    12) #24-Elliott, 303
    13) #1-McMurray, 276
    14) #20-Kenseth, 269
    15) #47-Allmendinger, 265
    16) #21-Blaney, 255
    (5-7-2016)

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TIRE NOTES & FACTS

  • Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

  • Set limits:
    Sprint Cup: 5 sets for practice/qualifying and 9 sets for the race

  • Tire Codes:
    Left-side -- D-4684; Right-side -- D-4696

  • Tire Circumference:
    Left-side -- 87.24 in. (2,216 mm);
    Right-side -- 88.35 in. (2,244 mm)

  • Minimum Recommended Inflation:
    Left Front -- 19 psi; Left Rear -- 19 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 right-side tire code, though Sprint Cup teams will run a different left-side code than those in the Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series . . . while Sprint Cup teams ran this left-side tire at Texas earlier this season, this is the first time they have run this right-side tire . . . compared to what was run at Dover last year, this left-side tire code (D-4684) has an updated construction to bring it into line with what is run at other speedways and a compound change to give the cars more grip . . . this right-side tire code (D-4696) features a mold shape change compared to last year's Dover tire . . . 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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