NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race Information, Links and News

THE RACE: Citizen Soldier 400

TRACK: Dover International Speedway

NASCAR Sprint Cup Race #29 of 36 for the 2016 season
Chase for the Sprint Cup race #3 of 10

Updated: often, leading up to the race

Race: Sunday, October 2, 2016 in Dover, DE

Title Sponsor: Citizen Solier Movie

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

TELEVISION COVERAGE

  • NASCAR Countdown to Green Pre-Race: NBCSN - 1:30 pm/et

  • Television Race Coverage: NBCSN, 2:00pm/et

  • In the Booth: Rick Allen, Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte

  • Pit Reporters: Dave Burns, Mike Massaro, Marty Snider, Kelli Stavast

  • Features Reporter: Rutledge Wood

  • Pre/Post-Race and Hosts: Krista Voda, Kyle Petty, Dale Jarrett

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

  • Scheduled Race Re-Air Dates/Times: (NASCAR 120)
    Monday, October 3 at 7:30pm/et on NBCSN

  • 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, September 29
6:00 PM NSCS HAULERS ENTER

Friday, September 30
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM NSCS GARAGE OPEN
9:00 AM NSCS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
10:00 - 11:25 AM NSCS 1ST PRACTICE
3:40 PM NSCS QUALIFYING

Saturday, October 1
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM NSCS GARAGE OPEN
10:30 - 11:25 AM NSCS 2ND PRACTICE
1:30 - 2:20 PM NSCS FINAL PRACTICE

Sunday, October 2
8:00 AM NSCS GARAGE OPENS
12:00 PM NSCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING
1:30 PM NSCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
2:00 PM NSCS RACE

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

  • Dover Pre-Race Schedule for Sunday, October 2: (eastern time)
    1:30pm: Driver Introductions
    2:00pm: Presentation of Colors by Dover Air Force Base Color Guard
    2:00pm: Invocation by Pastor Dan Schafer, Calvary Assembly of God in Heightstown, NJ
    2:01pm: National Anthem by Easton Corbin
    2:02pm: (2) F-16's of the 149th Fighter Wing of the Texas Air National Guard
    2:07pm: "Drivers, Start Your Engines" by Grammy Award Winner & Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, Joe Walsh
    2:15pm: Start of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Citizen Soldier 400 (400 laps, 400 miles), NBCSN/MRN
    eastern time (NASCAR.com)

PRACTICE & QUALIFYING
Dates / Times / TV coverage

(these times in eastern time)

  • Practices:
    Friday, September 30, 10:00 - 11:25 am/et, TV-NBCSN;
    Saturday, October 1, 10:30 - 11:25 am/et, TV-CNBC

  • Happy Hour 'Final' practice: Saturday, October 1, 1:30 - 2:20 pm/et, TV-NBCSN

  • Qualifying: group qualifying for positions 1-40, Friday, September 30 at 3:40 pm/et, TV-NBCSN, re-air Friday, September 30 at 11:00pm.

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: Eagles' Joe Walsh
    Command to start engines: Joe Walsh
    Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: Retired Staff Sgt. Colt Floyd
    Honorary Pace Car Driver: Retired Maj. Gen Gus Hargett
    Color Guard: Dover Air Force Base Color Guard
    Invocation: Pastor Dan Schafer, Calvary Assembly of God in Heightstown, NJ
    National Anthem: Easton Corbin
    Flyover: F-16s, 149th Fighter Wing, Texas Air National Guard

  • May 2016: see the Dover Race Info page

  • October 2015: see the Dover Race Info page

  • May 2016 Race Winner: #20-Matt Kenseth, 109.348mph, started 10th

  • 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 2016 Pole Winner: none, rained out, set by practice speeds

  • 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

  • Who's Hot and Who's Not - Dover Edition:
    HOT
    " Kevin Harvick: defending race winner; led 786 laps in last 4 Dover races (608 more than any other driver)
    " Jimmie Johnson: 10 career NSCS wins at Dover; most an active driver has won at any track
    " Kyle Larson: has never finished worse than 11th in 5 career Dover starts (2nd earlier this year)
    " Chase Elliott: finished 3rd in only NSCS start at Dover
    " Martin Truex Jr.: finished 11th or better in last 5 Dover starts; 1st career NSCS win came at Dover in 2007
    NOT
    " Kyle Busch: wrecked out of 3 of last 5 Dover races
    " Kurt Busch: 1 top-10 finish (5th earlier this year) in 9 races at Dover since 2012
    " Carl Edwards: 0 top-10 finishes in last 7 Dover races (11 top 10's in previous 13 Dover races)
    " Austin Dillon: has never finished better than 20th in 6 career Dover races (26.7 Avg finish is his 2nd-worst at any track)
    " Joey Logano: 14.3 Avg finish at Dover from 2015-16 (5.5 from 2013-14)
    (ESPN Stats & Info)(9-30-2016)

  • 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:
    390 drivers have competed in at least one NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway; 283 in more than one.
    Ricky Rudd leads the series in starts at Dover with 56. Jeff Gordon leads all active drivers with 46 starts; followed by Matt Kenseth with 35.
    64 drivers have made their first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career 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 9.724
    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 and Jeff Gordon 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).
    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).
    13 of the 93 (13.9%) 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 93 (30.1%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Dover have been won from the front row: 13 from the pole and 15 from second-place.
    72 of the 93 (77.4%) NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Dover have been won from a top-10 starting position.
    88 of the 93 (94.6%) NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Dover have been won from a top-20 starting position.
    Five of the 93 (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.
    Qualifying has been cancelled due to weather conditions in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Dover International Speedway seven times: fall of 1984, spring of 2001, fall of 2003, spring of 2005, spring of 2011, fall of 2015 and the spring of 2016.
    (NASCAR)

  • Dover Driver Notes & Facts:
    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).
    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 three.
    10 of the 11 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 11 active NSCS Dover winners Kevin Harvick (29), Kurt Busch (22) and Matt Kenseth (14) made 10 or more attempts before their first win.
    Casey Mears and Jamie McMurray lead the series among active drivers with the most NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at Dover without visiting Victory Lane at 27 each.
    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. 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, Ricky Rudd and Jeff Gordon with 26 each.
    Kyle Larson leads all active drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in average finishing position at Dover with a 6.200.
    Jimmie Johnson leads all active drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in laps led at Dover with 3,003 laps led in 29 starts.
    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 93 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Dover International Speedway, one race in 1969 and 1970, two races per year since 1971.
    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 93 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 ..... 118.1
    #20-Matt Kenseth ..... 108.5
    #18-Kyle Busch ..... 104.5
    #42-Kyle Larson ..... 99.3
    #19-Carl Edwards ..... 99.1
    #24-Chase Elliott ..... 96.7
    #88-Jeff Gordon ..... 96.0
    #16-Greg Biffle ..... 94.3
    #78-Martin Truex Jr ..... 92.4
    #4-Kevin Harvick ..... 92.3
    Note: Driver Ratings compiled from 2005-2015 races (23 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

  • Dover penalties/warnings announced: NASCAR has announced warnings following the Citizen Soldier 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway on October 2nd.
    #30-Josh Wise's Chevy failed pre-race laser tech inspection three times and received a written warning and loss of 15 minutes practice time (will be served in at Charlotte's first practice on Thursday).
    #27-Paul Menard's Chevy failed pre-qualifying laser tech inspection three times and received a written warning and loss of 15 minutes practice time (will be served in at Charlotte's first practice on Thursday).
    #4-Kevin Harvick, #46-Michael Annett, #47-A.J. Allmendinger and #88-Jeff Gordon's teams received written warnings for failing pre-qualifying laser inspection twice, serving their penalties at Dover as each was at the limit of four warnings, all are reset to 0.
    #6-Trevor Bayne(has 1 warning), #19-Carl Edwards(3), #23-David Ragan(1) teams received written warnings for failing pre-qualifying laser inspection twice.
    See the Dover Post-Event Penalty & Warning Report (pdf) for more.(10-5-2016)

  • Truex, Jr. wins at Dover: #78-Martin Truex, Jr. won the Citizen Soldier 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway for his 4th win of the season, 2nd win at Dover and 7th career win. Truex, dominated most of the race, leading 187 of the 400 laps and winning by more than 7 seconds. There were just 6 cars on the lead lap at the finish.
    #18-Busch finished 2nd followed by #24-Elliott, #2-Keselowski, #20-Kenseth, #22-Logano, #48-Johnson, #3-Dillon, #11-Hamlin, and #88-Gordon.
    A number of Chase drivers had problems:
    #4-Harvick suffered a broken track bar mount early in the race and had to go to the garage for repairs. He finished 37th.
    #42-Larson lost power to his car under the first caution. He then was penalized for too many crew members over the wall. He fell 3 laps down. Later he hit the wall and lost another lap. He finished 25th.
    #1-McMurray lost an engine just before halfway. He finished 40th.
    #48-Johnson led 89 laps but was penalized for a crew member over the wall too soon with just over 100 laps remaining. He finished 7th, 1 lap down.
    #14-Stewart, #42-Larson, #1-McMurray, and #34-Buescher are the four drivers eliminated from the Chase.
    There were 14 lead changes among 6 drivers and 4 cautions for 22 yellow flag laps.
    The average speed was 130.969mph.
    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)
    Pit Stop Times (pdf)
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Dover Race & Points Report (pdf).(10-2-2016)

  • Where did the 2016 Sprint Cup Chase Drivers finish at Dover?
    [by points standings before the race (start pos)]
    1) #2-Brad Keselowski, 4th (1)
    2) #78-Martin Truex Jr., WON (2)
    3) #18-Kyle Busch, 2nd (3)
    4) #20-Matt Kenseth, 5th (4)
    5) #22-Joey Logano, 6th (5)
    6) #4-Kevin Harvick, 37th (6)
    7) #11-Denny Hamlin, 9th (7)
    8) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 7th (8)
    9) #24-Chase Elliott, 3rd (9)
    10) #19-Carl Edwards, 14th (10)
    11) #41-Kurt Busch, 15th (11)
    12) #42-Kyle Larson, 25th (12)
    13) #1-Jamie McMurray, 40th (13)
    14) #3-Austin Dillon, 8th (14)
    15) #14-Tony Stewart, 13th (15)
    16) #34-Chris Buescher, 23rd (16)
    (10-52-2016)

  • Race Fast Facts - Dover International Speedway:
    Martin Truex Jr. won the 47th Annual Citizen Soldier 400, his seventh victory in 398 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his fourth victory and 15th top-10 finish in 2016. He enters the Round of 12 as the top seed.
    This is his second victory and 11th top-10 finish in 22 races at Dover International Speedway.
    Kyle Busch (second) posted his 15th top-10 finish in 24 races at Dover International Speedway. It is his 19th top-10 finish in 2016.
    Chase Elliott (third) posted his second top-10 finish in two races at Dover International Speedway.
    The four drivers who will not be advancing to the Round of 12 are Tony Stewart, Kyle Larson, Jamie McMurray and Chris Buescher.
    (NASCAR Integrated Sports Marketing)(10-2-2016)

  • 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase Standings:
    [after Dover, race 29 of 36]
    1) #78-Martin Truex Jr.*, [4 wins] 2131 (Won Chicago & Dover)
    2) #18-Kyle Busch, [4 wins], 2125, -6
    3) #2-Brad Keselowski, [4 wins], 2125, -6
    4) #20-Matt Kenseth, [2 wins], 2114, -17
    5) #22-Joey Logano, [1 win], 2108, -23
    6) #24-Chase Elliott, 2106, -25
    7) #48-Jimmie Johnson, [2 wins], 2105, -26
    8) #11-Denny Hamlin, [3 wins], 2103, -28
    9) #19-Carl Edwards, [2 wins], 2095, -36
    10) #41-Kurt Busch, [1 win], 2093, -38
    11) #3-Austin Dillon, 2085, -46
    12) #4-Kevin Harvick*, [3 wins] 2075, -56 (Won New Hampshire)
    Bottom 4 drivers have been eliminated from the Chase:
    13) #14-Tony Stewart, [1 win], 2074
    14) #42-Kyle Larson, [1 win], 2073
    15) #1-Jamie McMurray, 2053
    16) #34-Chris Buescher, 2045
    See UNOFFICIAL drivers championship points standings on the Unofficial Drivers Points Standings (pdf).
    See the UNOFFICIAL owner points standings on the Unofficial Owners Points Standings page (pdf).
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Race & Points Report (pdf).(10-2-2016)

  • Sprint Cup Driver Chase Standings - Round of 12:
    [after Dover, race 29 of 36]
    1) #78-Martin Truex Jr.*, [4 wins] 3000
    2) #4-Kevin Harvick*, [3 wins] 3000
    3) #18-Kyle Busch, [4 wins], 3000
    4) #20-Matt Kenseth, [2 wins], 3000
    5) #22-Joey Logano, [1 win], 3000
    6) #24-Chase Elliott, 3000
    7) #2-Brad Keselowski, [4 wins], 3000
    8) #41-Kurt Busch, [1 win], 3000
    9) #11-Denny Hamlin, [3 wins], 3000
    10) #19-Carl Edwards, [2 wins], 3000
    11) #48-Jimmie Johnson, [2 wins], 3000
    12) #3-Austin Dillon, 3000
    Points are reset after each round, for the Round of 12 it goes to 3000, no points for wins
    Standings are reset by best finish of previous round.
    If tied, then next-best finish.
    (ties are broken by wins, 2nds, 3rds, etc, with in that round of the Chase)
    See reset points for the Round of 12 on the Round of 12 Reset Points Standings page (pdf).(10-2-2016)

  • Unofficial Top 25 in 2016 Sprint Cup Driver Points Standings (not the Chase):
    [after Dover, race 29 of 36]
    (using current points system, but not the Chase rules, unofficial)
    1) #2-Brad Keselowski (C3), 947
    2) #4-Kevin Harvick (C12), 945, -2
    3) #22-Joey Logano (C5), 888, -59
    4) #18-Kyle Busch (C2), 872, -75
    5) #11-Denny Hamlin (C8), 867, -80
    6) #41-Kurt Busch (C10), 852, -95
    7) #78-Martin Truex Jr. (C1), 851, -96
    8) #19-Carl Edwards (C9), 844, -103
    9) #24-Chase Elliott (C6), 787, -160
    10) #48-Jimmie Johnson (C7), 785, -162
    11) #20-Matt Kenseth (C4), 781, -166
    12) #3-Austin Dillon (C11), 764, -183
    13) #1-Jamie McMurray (EC), 729, -218
    14) #5-Kasey Kahne, 728, -219
    15) #42-Kyle Larson (EC), 716, -231
    16) #31-Ryan Newman, 700, -247
    17) #47-AJ Allmendinger, 649, -298
    18) #21-Ryan Blaney, 645, -302
    19) #17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 637, -310
    20) #6-Trevor Bayne, 628, -319
    21) #10-Danica Patrick, 547, -400
    22) #16-Greg Biffle, 542, -405
    23) #27-Paul Menard, 535, -412
    24) #43-Aric Almirola, 513, -434
    25) #14-Tony Stewart (EC), 505, -442
    (C# = chase driver and current Chase position)
    (EC = chase driver that has been eliminated from the Chase)
    (10-2-2016)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Dover: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: #38-Cassill, 29th
    Caution 2: #17-Stenhouse, Jr., 11th
    Caution 3: #16-Biffle, 18th
    Caution 4: #17-Stenhouse, Jr.(2), 11th
    (10-2-2016)

  • Race Coverage of the Citizen Soldier 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway is scheduled for Sunday, October 2, 2016.
    Television (TV): NBCSN at 2:00 pm/et; Pre-Race show at 1:30 pm/et; green flag approx. 2:15pm/et
    Radio: Motor Racing Network (MRN) and Sirius XM Satellite NASCAR Radio 90
    Scheduled Race Re-Airs: Monday, October 3 at 7:30pm/et on NBCSN

  • Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Citizen Soldier 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway have been made.
    Pole sitter #2-Keselowski chose pit stall 1 [as do most pole sitters].
    Outside pole sitter #78-Truex, Jr. took pit stall 9, the first pit stall with an opening in front of it.
    #18-Busch, who starts 3rd took the 16th pit stall also with an opening in front it.
    The 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 Jayski.com's Pit Stall Selection chart.

  • 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
    Pit Stop Times
    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 Citizen Soldier 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway has been cancelled due to rain at the track.(10-1-2016)

  • First Saturday practice for the Citizen Soldier 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway is complete, after 45 of 55 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
    #88-Gordon, 160.514
    #17-Stenhouse, 159.610
    #31-Newman, 159.419
    #5-Kahne, 159.405
    #27-Menard, 159.011
    Best 10 consecutive lap ave (of 9 drivers): #27-Menard, 157.850, and #24-Elliott, 156.379.
    slowest: #32-Earnhardt 148.890 & #30-Wise 148.693
    most laps run: #88-Gordon, 41; #41-Busch, 35.
    Notes: The session was cut short due to rain. Final practice is scheduled for 1:30pm/et, with TV coverage on NBCSN.
    See fastest speeds, laps run and best 10 consecutive lap ave on the Dover Practice 2 speeds page (pdf). (10-1-2016)

  • Qualifying canceled; Keselowski on Dover pole: #2-Brad Keselowski will start from the pole for the Citizen Soldier 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway after qualifying was canceled due to wet track conditions. The field was set according to the rule book.
    #78-Truex, Jr. will start 2nd, followed by #18-Busch, #20-Kenseth, #22-Logano, #4-Harvick, #11-Hamlin, #48-Johnson, #24-Elliott, and #19-Edwards.
    Since the maximum of 40 cars entered the race, everyone made the race.
    See the complete starting lineup on the Dover Starting Lineup page (pdf).(9-30-2016)

  • Where the 2016 Sprint Cup Chase Drivers will start at Dover:
    [listed by driver points position]
    1) #2-Brad Keselowski, 1st
    2) #78-Martin Truex Jr., 2nd
    3) #18-Kyle Busch, 3rd
    4) #20-Matt Kenseth, 4th
    5) #22-Joey Logano, 5th
    6) #4-Kevin Harvick, 6th
    7) #11-Denny Hamlin, 7th
    8) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 8th
    9) #24-Chase Elliott, 9th
    10) #19-Carl Edwards, 10th
    11) #41-Kurt Busch, 11th
    12) #42-Kyle Larson, 12th
    13) #1-Jamie McMurray, 13th
    14) #3-Austin Dillon, 14th
    15) #14-Tony Stewart, 15th
    16) #34-Chris Buescher, 16th
    (9-30-2016)

  • Friday practice for the Citizen Soldier 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway is over after 70 minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
    #42-Larson 165.578
    #19-Edwards 165.122
    #20-Kenseth 164.775
    #31-Newman 164.511
    #48-Johnson 164.301
    Best 10 consecutive lap ave (of 4 drivers): #18-Busch 159.336
    slowest: #30-Wise 151.873 & #98-Hill 150.804
    most laps run: #18-Busch 60, #34-Buescher 29.
    Notes: Practice started about 15 minutes late. NASCAR had to finish drying the track after morning rains. Qualifying is scheduled for at 3:40pm/et today. TV: NBCSN.
    See fastest speeds, laps run and best 10 consecutive lap ave on the Dover Practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(9-30-2016)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Citizen Soldier 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway is scheduled for Friday, September 30, 2016 at 3:40pm/et.
    Television (TV): NBCSN, 3:30pm/et
    Radio: Live online at Motor Racing Network (MRN)
    Scheduled Qualifying Re-Air: Friday, September 30, NBCSN, 11:00pm/et

  • 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 Citizen Soldier 400 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 #41-Busch.
    The final driver lined up on pit road will be #23-Ragan.
    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).

  • Weather could be an issue at Dover:The National Weather Service calls for chances of rain on Friday and Saturday, but clearing on Sunday.
    Today - Scattered showers. Cloudy, with a high near 70. Northeast wind 13 to 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
    Tonight - Showers likely, mainly after 3am. Cloudy, with a low around 64. Northeast wind around 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.0
    Saturday - Showers likely, mainly after 3am. Cloudy, with a low around 64. Northeast wind around 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
    Saturday Night - A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. East wind 5 to 8 mph becoming southwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
    Sunday - A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. North wind 5 to 7 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
    Dover does not have lights. Qualifying was rained out at the track last fall and again this past spring. For more weather links, check out the Dover Race page - weather section.(9-30-2016)

  • Entry List for the Citizen Soldier 400 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*, #88-Gordon, #95-Dillon, #98-Timmy Hill*.
    Drivers who are not a Charter team, an Open Team, and must get in via speed: #21-Blaney, #30-Wise, #55-Sorenson, #98-Timmy Hill
    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

  • Chase Round of 12 Clinch Scenarios: What each remaining driver needs to do to move to the round of 12. #78-Truex, Jr and #4-Harvick have already clinched a spot.
    #2-Brad Keselowski (0 Wins, 2087 Points) - Would clinch on points with 12 Points (29th and no laps led, 30th and led at least one lap, 31st and led most laps) and a new winner. If there is a repeat winner, he would clinch on points with 7 Points (34th and no laps led, 35th and led at least one lap, 36th and led most laps). With a win, he would clinch a next round spot on wins.
    #18-Kyle Busch (0 Wins, 2085 Points) - Would clinch on points with 14 Points (27th and no laps led, 28th and led at least one lap, 29th and led most laps) and a new winner. If there is a repeat winner, he would clinch on points with 9 Points (32nd and no laps led, 33rd and led at least one lap, 34th and led most laps). With a win, he would clinch a next round spot on wins.
    #20-Matt Kenseth (0 Wins, 2078 Points) - Would clinch on points with 20 Points (21st and no laps led, 22nd and led at least one lap, 23rd and led most laps) and a new winner. If there is a repeat winner, he would clinch on points with 15 Points (26th and no laps led, 27th and led at least one lap, 28th and led most laps). With a win, he would clinch a next round spot on wins.
    #22-Joey Logano (0 Wins, 2073 Points) - Would clinch on points with 26 Points (15th and no laps led, 16th and led at least one lap, 17th and led most laps) and a new winner. If there is a repeat winner, he would clinch on points with 21 Points (20th and no laps led, 21st and led at least one lap, 22nd and led most laps). With a win, he would clinch a next round spot on wins.
    #11-Denny Hamlin (0 Wins, 2071 Points) - Would clinch on points with 28 Points (13th and no laps led, 14th and led at least one lap, 15th and led most laps) and a new winner. If there is a repeat winner, he would clinch on points with 23 Points (18th and no laps led, 19th and led at least one lap, 20th and led most laps). With a win, he would clinch a next round spot on wins.
    #48-Jimmie Johnson (0 Wins, 2070 Points) - Would clinch on points with 29 Points (12th and no laps led, 13th and led at least one lap, 14th and led most laps) and a new winner. If there is a repeat winner, he would clinch on points with 24 Points (17th and no laps led, 18th and led at least one lap, 19th and led most laps). With a win, he would clinch a next round spot on wins.
    #24-Chase Elliott (0 Wins, 2068 Points) - Would clinch on points with 31 Points (10th and no laps led, 11th and led at least one lap, 12th and led most laps) and a new winner. If there is a repeat winner, he would clinch on points with 26 Points (15th and no laps led, 16th and led at least one lap, 17th and led most laps). With a win, he would clinch a next round spot on wins.
    #19-Carl Edwards (0 Wins, 2068 Points) - Would clinch on points with 31 Points (10th and no laps led, 11th and led at least one lap, 12th and led most laps) and a new winner. If there is a repeat winner, he would clinch on points with 26 Points (15th and no laps led, 16th and led at least one lap, 17th and led most laps). With a win, he would clinch a next round spot on wins.
    #41-Kurt Busch (0 Wins, 2067 Points) - Would clinch on points with 32 Points (9th and no laps led, 10th and led at least one lap, 11th and led most laps) and a new winner. If there is a repeat winner, he would clinch on points with 27 Points (14th and no laps led, 15th and led at least one lap, 16th and led most laps). With a win, he would clinch a next round spot on wins.
    #42-Kyle Larson (0 Wins, 2057 Points) - If there is a repeat winner, he would clinch on points with 37 Points (4th and no laps led, 5th and led at least one lap, 6th and led most laps). With a win, he would clinch a next round spot on wins. Could clinch on points with a new winner and help.
    For the following, the only guaranteed clinch would be with a win. Each could clinch without a win, but would need varying levels of help, however: #1-Jamie McMurray, #3-Austin Dillon, #14-Tony Stewart, #34-Chris Buescher.
    (NASCAR)

  • 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 Chase Standings:
    [after New Hampshire, race 28 of 36]
    1) #78-Martin Truex Jr.*, [3 wins], 1 win in the Round of 16
    2) #4-Kevin Harvick*, [3 wins], 1 win in the Round of 16
    3) #2-Brad Keselowski, [4 wins], 2087, +35
    4) #18-Kyle Busch, [4 wins], 2085, +33
    5) #20-Matt Kenseth, [2 wins], 2078, +26
    6) #22-Joey Logano, [1 win], 2073, +21
    7) #11-Denny Hamlin, [3 wins], 2071, +19
    8) #48-Jimmie Johnson, [2 wins], 2070, +18
    9) #24-Chase Elliott, 2068, +16
    10) #19-Carl Edwards, [2 wins], 2068, +16
    11) #41-Kurt Busch, [1 win], 2067, +15
    12) #42-Kyle Larson, [1 win], 2057, +5
    Bottom 4 drivers will be eliminated from the Chase after Dover:
    13) #1-Jamie McMurray, 2052, 5 points out of 12th
    14) #3-Austin Dillon, 2052, -5
    15) #14-Tony Stewart, [1 win], 2046, -11
    16) #34-Chris Buescher, 2027, -30
    * will advance to the Round of 12 by winning a Round of 16 race
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Race & Points Report (pdf).(9-25-2016)

  • Unofficial Top 25 in 2016 Sprint Cup Driver Points Standings (not the Chase):
    [after New Hampshire, race 28 of 36]
    (using current points system, but not the Chase rules, unofficial)
    1) #4-Kevin Harvick (C2), 941
    2) #2-Brad Keselowski (C3), 909, -32
    3) #22-Joey Logano (C6), 853, -88
    4) #11-Denny Hamlin (C7), 835, -106
    5) #18-Kyle Busch (C4), 832, -109
    6) #41-Kurt Busch (C11), 826, -115
    7) #19-Carl Edwards (C10), 817, -124
    8) #78-Martin Truex Jr. (C1), 806, -135
    9) #24-Chase Elliott (C9), 749, -192
    10) #48-Jimmie Johnson (C8), 750, -191
    11) #3-Austin Dillon (C14), 731, - 210
    12) #1-Jamie McMurray (C13), 728, -213
    13) #20-Matt Kenseth (C5), 745, -196
    14) #42-Kyle Larson (C12), 700, -241
    15) #5-Kasey Kahne, 699, - 242
    16) #31-Ryan Newman, 676, -265
    17) #21-Ryan Blaney, 642, -299
    18) #47-AJ Allmendinger, 627, -314
    19) #6-Trevor Bayne, 607, -334
    20) #17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 607, -334
    21) #16-Greg Biffle, 518, -423
    22) #10-Danica Patrick, 534, -407
    23) #27-Paul Menard, 516, -425
    24) #15-Clint Bowyer, 484, -457
    25) #43-Aric Almirola, 488, -453
    (C# = chase driver and current Chase position) (9-25-2016)

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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: While teams in the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Xfinity Series will run the same right-side tire code at Dover this weekend, they will run distinct left-side codes . . . teams in both series will run the same combination of left- and right-side tires they each ran at Dover in May . . . Sprint Cup teams also ran their left-side tire code (D-4684) at Texas in April and Chicagoland two weeks ago . . . Cup teams also ran this right-side tire code (D-4696) at Darlington in September . . . 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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