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THE RACE: FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks

TRACK: Dover International Speedway

NASCAR Sprint Cup Race #11 of 36 for the 2011 season

Updated: often, leading up to the race

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Race: Sunday, May 15, 2011 in Dover, DE

Title Sponsor: FedEx

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


Television Coverage/Re-air/TV Team

  • NASCAR Pre-race: FOX - 12:30pm/et

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

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

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

  • Hollywood Hotel: Chris Myers and Jeff Hammond

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

  • Scheduled Race Re-Air Dates/Times:
    Wednesday, May 18 at 12:00pm/et on SPEED

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


Radio Coverage/Shows/ Team


Event Schedule

Friday, May 13th

11:00 am-12:25 pm NSCS practice
2:45 - 4:15 pm NSCS final practice
4:45 pm NCWTS race

Saturday, May 14th

10:40 am NNS qualifying
12:10 pm NSCS qualifying
1:30 pm NNS driver introductions
2:00 pm NNS race

Sunday, May 15th

12:30 pm NSCS driver introductions
1:00 pm NSCS race

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


Purse/Race Awards

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 INFO, LINKS & STATS

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

  • Race Festivities/Officials:
    Grand Marshal: 11 year old Jacob Boenzi
    Command to start engines: Jacob Boenzi
    Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: ?
    Invocation: Dan Schafer, Calvary Assembly of God, Hightstown, NJ
    National Anthem: Miss Willie Brown
    Military Flyover: ?

  • Websites:
    doverspeedway.com
    Dover International Speedway - Facebook
    Dover International Speedway - Twitter
    Dover Motorsports
    ESPN's NASCAR Track Guide
    Monster Racing

  • September 2010: see my Dover Race Info page

  • May 2010: see my Dover Race Info page

  • May 2010 Race Winner: #18-Kyle Busch, 128.790mph, started 4th

  • September 2010 Race Winner: #48-Jimmie Johnson, 131.543mph, started 1st

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

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

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

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

  • May 2010 Pole Sitter: #56-Martin Truex Jr., 157.316mph, finished 12th

  • September 2010 Pole Sitter: #48-Jimmie Johnson, 155.736mph, finished 1st

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

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

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

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

  • At Dover International Speedway::
    The official opening of Dover International Speedway, then called Dover Downs International Speedway, was in 1969.
    The first NASCAR Sprint Cup race was held on July 6, 1969.
    The first two races at Dover were 300 miles. The race length was changed to 500 miles in 1971.
    The track surface was changed to concrete in 1995.
    The race length was changed to 400 miles beginning with the second race in 1997.
    The track name was changed to Dover International Speedway in 2002.
    There have been 82 NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Dover International Speedway since the track opened in 1969.
    There was one race in 1969 and 1970. There have been two-a-year since 1971.
    Richard Petty won the track's first NASCAR Sprint Cup race.
    There have been 35 different pole winners, led by David Pearson (six).
    David Pearson won the first pole in July 1969.
    Mark Martin, Jeff Gordon and Ryan Newman lead all active drivers, each with four poles.
    32 different drivers have posted victories led by Bobby Allison and Richard Petty, each with seven.
    Jimmie Johnson leads all active drivers, with six victories.
    Hendrick Motorsports has a series-high 12 wins.
    50 races at Dover have been won from a top-five starting position; 17 races have been won from a starting position outside the top 10.
    13 drivers have won from the pole. The last to do so was Jimmie Johnson, in last season's September race.
    The furthest back in the field a race winner started was 37th, by Kyle Petty in 1995.
    Several active drivers had their first start at Dover, including three past champions: David Ragan (finished 42nd in 2006), Kurt Busch (18th in 2000), Matt Kenseth (sixth in 1998) and Bobby Labonte (34th in 1991).
    In addition, Matt Kenseth (2002) and Michael Waltrip (1991) earned their first pole at Dover. Martin Truex Jr. won his first race there (2007).
    There have been 82 NASCAR Sprint Cup races in Delaware, all at Dover International Speedway.
    Eight drivers in NASCAR's three national series (all-time) have their home state recorded as Delaware, though none have posted victories.(NASCAR)(5-10-2011)

  • The Numbers for Dover:
    0 - fewest cautions for a Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway (6/6/71)
    1 - fewest cars on lead lap at finish (11 times, most recent 9/15/91)
    3 - fewest leaders (five times, most recent 5/16/82)
    3 -fewest lead changes (10/17/71)
    4 -number of jet dryers available for track drying this weekend
    6 - fewest laps led by race winner (Jeff Burton, 9/24/06)
    6 - most poles (David Pearson)
    7 - most wins by driver (Bobby Allison and David Pearson)
    13 - fewest cars running at finish (5/17/81)
    13 - most leaders (twice, most recent 9/24/00)
    13 - wins from each of the first three starting positions in 82 races
    16 - most cautions (9/19/93)
    21 - most cars on lead lap at finish (6/4/06)
    29 -most lead changes (twice, most recent 5/18/86)
    31 - fewest cars to start a Sprint Cup race (5/20/79, 500-mile race)
    32 - different race winners
    35 -different pole winners
    40 -most running at finish (9/21/08)
    90 minutes - approximate amount of time it takes to dry the one-mile, all-concrete track after a significant rainfall
    103 - most caution laps (9/19/93)
    491 - most laps led by race winner (Richard Petty, 9/15/74)
    1967 - Ground broken for dual-purpose facility - horse racing and motorsports events.
    1969 - Dover Downs opened with the first Sprint Cup race, the Mason-Dixon 300, run on July 6 and won by Richard Petty.
    1982 - First Nationwide race at the "Monster Mile".
    1997 -Races shortened from 500 to 400 miles beginning with second race of the 1997 season.
    2006 -Dover announces plans for the "Monster Makeover", a multi-year capital improvement project.
    4 - fewest cautions this season (Fontana)
    16 - most cautions this season (Daytona)
    86 -- number of cautions in the first 10 races of 2011; includes 44 for accidents, 15 for debris and 14 for spins
    437 of 3,279 -- number of laps under caution in 2011
    553.429 of 3,968.500 -- miles under caution in the first 10 races
    (Darnell Communications / Dodge Motorsports)(5-12-2011)

  • For tracks news, records, past starting spots that have won and more on Jayski's Dover International Speedway Track News/Rumors/Links page


Practice Dates/Times/Television coverage

(times in eastern time)
  • Practices:
    Friday, May 13, 11:00 am - 12:25pm/et, TV-SPEED

  • Happy Hour 'Final' practice: Friday, May 13, 2:45 - 4:15pm/et, TV-SPEED


Qualifying Information/Times/Television coverage

  • Qualifying Draw: none, qualifying order is set by practice speeds, if rained out, then by points

  • Qualifying: 2 laps for positions 1-42, Saturday, May 14 at 12:10 pm/et, TV-SPEED, no re-air scheduled;
    AND live via radio at MRN Radio only on NASCAR.com.


RACE RUNDOWN....news and links

  • Kenseth wins at Dover: #17-Matt Kesneth won the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway for his 2nd win of 2011, 2nd win at Dover and 20th win of his 411 race career.
    #5-Martin finished second followed by #9-Ambrose, #18-Busch [who started at the rear], #83-Vickers, #33-Bowyer, #99-Edwards, #56-Truex Jr., #48-Johnson and #29-Harvick. #43-Allmendinger, who started 2nd, lost an engine and finished 37th.
    There were 23 lead changes among 11 drivers; 6 cautions for 28 yellow flag laps. The attendance is listed as 82,000 down from 88,000 last year [133,000 seats].
    Scheduled Race Re-Air: SPEED, Wednesday, May 18 at 12:00pm/et
    See race results, awards, laps led and more on Jayski's Dover Race Results/Awards page.(5-15-2011)

  • Race Fast Facts - Dover:
    #17-Matt Kenseth won the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks, his 20th victory in 411 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    With the victory, Kenseth moves into a tie for 34th on the all-time wins list with Speedy Thompson.
    This is his second victory and fifth top-10 finish in 2011. His first win this season came at Texas.
    This is his second victory and 16th top-10 finish in 25 races at Dover International Speedway. His last Dover win came in 2006.
    #5-Mark Martin (second) posted his 31st top-10 finish in 50 races at Dover International Speedway. It is his fourth top-10 finish in 2011.
    #9-Marcos Ambrose (third) posted his first top-10 finish in six races at Dover International Speedway.
    #99-Carl Edwards leads the point standings by 24 points over Jimmie Johnson.(NASCAR Statistics)(5-15-2011)

  • 2011 Sprint Cup Driver Championship Points Standings:
    [after Dover, race 11 of 36]:
    rank, car#, driver, points, behind
    1) #99-Carl Edwards [1 win], 416
    2) #48-Jimmie Johnson [1 win], 392, -24
    3) #18-Kyle Busch [2 wins], 379, -37
    4) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr., 364, -52
    5) #29-Kevin Harvick [2 wins], 362, -54
    6) #17-Matt Kenseth [2 wins], 342, -74
    7) #39-Ryan Newman, 340, -76
    8) #33-Clint Bowyer, 336, -80
    9) #22-Kurt Busch, 336, -80
    10) #14-Tony Stewart, 328, -88
    wild cards
    11) #5-Mark Martin, 324, -92 [11th in points]
    12) #24-Jeff Gordon [1 win], 299, -117 [14th in points]
    NOTE: wild cards are drivers not in the chase with a win as long as in the top-20 in points, then if no wins by drivers points
    See drivers championship points standings on Jayski's Drivers Points Standings page.(5-15-2011)

  • Top-35 in Owner Points and guaranteed a starting spot at Charlotte [May 29th]:
    No changes this week.
    32) #36-Blaney/TBR, 174, +31
    33) #32-Bliss/FAS Lane, 169, +26
    34) #13-Mears/Germain, 168, +25
    35) #7-RGordon/RGM, 150, +7 points ahead of 36th
    these teams / drivers would need to qualify by speed at Charlotte:
    36) #71-Lally/TRG, 143, 7 points out of top 35
    37) #21-Bayne/Wood Brothers, 140, -10
    38) #38-Kvapil/Front Row, 122, -28
    39) #37-Raines/Front Row, 115, -35
    The teams are NOT locked in past the next race as the owners points change after each race.
    For the owner points standings, see my Owners Points Standings page.(5-15-2011)

  • Penalty Report - Richmond:
    Car#, Lap, Infraction, Flag, Penalty, Lap Assessed
    #18, Pre-Race to the rear, Tail of Field, Engine
    #20, 20 Pitting before pit road is open, Y, tail end, 24
    #30, 43 Speed-Exiting pits, Y, tail end, 45
    #6, 164 Pitting before pit road is open, Y, tail end, 169
    #6, 164 Too many crewmember(s) in contact with pit service area, Y, tail end, 169
    #11, 165 Speed-Entering pits, Y, tail end, 169
    #6, 168 Running the stop and go sign/light, Y, 1 lap back, 169
    #6, 168 Speed-Exiting pits, Y, tail end, 169
    #42, 363 Pitting before pit road is open, Y, tail end, 366
    #14, 364 Speed-Exiting pits, Y, tail end, 366
    (NASCAR Statistics)(5-15-2011)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Martinsville: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: #71-Lally, 33rd
    Caution 2: #30-Stremme, 42nd
    Caution 3: #1-McMurray, 20th
    Caution 4: #22-Busch, 14th
    Caution 5: #22-Busch (2), 14th
    Caution 6: #00-Reutimann, 15th
    (5-15-2011)

    (i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

  • Race Coverage of the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway is scheduled for Sunday, May 15, 2011.
    Television (TV): FOX at 1:00 pm/et; pre-race show at 12:30 pm/et; green flag approx 1:15pm/et
    Radio: Motor Racing Network (MRN) and Sirius XM Satellite NASCAR Radio 90
    Scheduled Race Re-Airs:
    SPEED, Wednesday, May 18 at 12:00pm/et

  • Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway have been made.
    Pole sitter #48-Johnson chose pit stall 1 [as do most pole sitters].
    Outside pole sitter #43-Allmendinger took pit stall 10, the next stall with an opening in front of it.
    #88-Earnhardt Jr., who starts 3rd took the 17th pit stall, the next stall with an opening in front of it.
    The 43rd and final pit stall was taken by #83-Vickers, who starts 15th.
    To see where the drivers/teams pit stall is, see the pit selection chart on the Pit Stall Selection chart.(5-14-2011)

  • Chase Stats:
    Drivers who have improved: #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. has gotten the headlines for a great year-over-year improvement through 10 races by improving by nine spots over this time last year, but #99-Carl Edwards, #39-Ryan Newman and #43-A.J. Allmendinger have each improved by 10 spots over last year, and Edwards has zoomed to the top spot in the standings. #14-Tony Stewart and #47-Bobby Labonte deserve kudos for each improving eight spots over last year so far.
    Drivers who have dropped: #31-Jeff Burton has plummeted 15 spots from this time last year, and faces an uphill struggle to make The Chase. Mired in 24th, only one driver has come from that far back (Matt Kenseth in 2005) to make The Chase. #24-Jeff Gordon, despite recording a win at Phoenix, has dropped 11 spots from last year. #11-Denny Hamlin, who carried the championship lead into the final race last year, has slipped nine spots. See season-to-season comparison, 2011 rundown and more on the Chase Stats after Darlington page.(5-14-2011)

  • 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.(2-11-2010)

  • Wave-around rule: The wave-around rule dictates that cars under penalty at the time of the caution are ineligible for the wave around.(10-11-2009)

  • See Jayski's - 2011 Sprint Cup Race Results Page for pole winner, race winner with speed and starting/finishing position, links to race results, drivers & owners points, pit stall selections, qualifying results/starting lineup, practice speeds and chase stats as well as link to race track and race information page for each race


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

  • Qualifying cancelled at Dover: Coors Light pole qualifying for the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway was cancelled due to rain on Saturday. So the field was set by the rules book, the top 35 in owners points in positions 1-35 by their fastest practice speeds. Then the Go-or-go homers were set, by race attempts, then set by best practice speeds. So #48-Johnson starts 1st, followed by #43-Allmendinger, #88-Earnhardt Jr., #4-Kahne, #20-Logano, #22-Busch, #18-Busch, #56-Truex Jr., #2-Keselowski and #29-Harvick. Last weeks winner at Darlington, #78-Smith starts 11th. Current points leader #99-Edwards starts 13th.
    The go-or-go homers who made the race (8): #66-McDowell, #71-Lally, #46-Yeley, #60-Skinner, #30-Stremme, #38-Kvapil, #87-Nemechek and #37-Raines.
    The go-or-go homers who failed to qualify for the race (1): #81-Riggs (1 attempt).
    See the starting lineup, qualifying speeds and notes on my Dover Starting Lineup/Qualifying Results page.(5-14-2011)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway is scheduled for Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 12:10pm/et.
    Television (TV): SPEED, 12:00pm/et
    Radio: Motor Racing Network (MRN) and Sirius XM Satellite NASCAR Radio 90, via nascar.com only
    Jayski.com: Jayski's Dover Qualifying Page
    Qualifying Re-Air: none scheduled

  • Qualifying Order for the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway is posted. 44 cars/drivers are listed. Go-or-go homers will qualify at the end of the session, once the top-35 drivers are done.
    The first of the top-35 drivers scheduled to go out is #36-Blaney.
    The final top-35 driver scheduled to go out is #48-Johnson.
    The first go-or-go homer scheduled to qualify [36th] is #37-Raines with the final driver scheduled to qualify being #66-McDowell.
    Qualifying order is set by practice speeds, with the top 35 drivers going out from slowest to fastest, then the non-top 35 drivers go out, slowest to fastest from practice.
    See the full qualifying order on the Dover Qualifying Page.(5-13-2011)

  • Happy Hour practice for the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway is over after 90 scheduled minutes. Practices Friday could be more important then normal as there is rain in the forecast for Saturday [& Sunday], so the starting lineup could be set by fastest practice speeds [for the top-35], the go-or-go homers make the race by race attempts/owners points, then are set in the field by practice speed, so if qualifying is rained out, #81-Riggs would miss the race. The top five, slowest, notes:
    #22-Busch 157.922
    #2-Keselowski 157.591
    #16-Biffle 157.522
    #99-Edwards 157.370
    #6-Ragan 157.000
    slowest: #7-Wimmer 152.149 & #24-Gordon
    incidents: #18-Busch smacked the wall and scraped the whole side of the car, the team made repairs to the car, replacing the crush panels.
    See fastest speeds, average speeds, laps run on the Dover Practice Speeds page.(5-13-2011)

  • Dover Happy Hour Practice rank for the non top-35 drivers:
    if things stay the same, these eight drivers would make the race:
    #71-Andy Lally, 17th
    #66-Michael McDowell, 18th
    #46-J.J. Yeley, 19th
    #81-Scott Riggs, 20th
    #30-David Stremme, 25th
    #38-Travis Kvapil, 28th
    #87-Joe Nemechek, 35th
    #60-Mike Skinner, 38th
    these drivers would miss the race if the order stayed the same:
    #37-Tony Raines, 42nd.(5-13-2011)

  • First Friday practice for the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway is over. Practices Friday could be more important then normal as there is rain in the forecast for Saturday [& Sunday], so the starting lineup could be set by fastest practice speeds [for the top-35], the go-or-go homers make the race by race attempts/owners points, then are set in the field by practice speed, so if qualifying is rained out, #81-Riggs would miss the race. The top five, slowest, notes:
    #48-Johnson 158.604
    #43-Allmendinger 158.562
    #88-Earnhardt Jr. 158.493
    #4-Kahne 158.186
    #20-Logano 158.003
    slowest: #38-Kvapil 151.598 & #36-Blaney 152.607
    incidents: #18-Busch lost an engine in late in practice and team is putting in a new motor, so wherever Busch qualifies, he will fall to the rear of the field before the start of the race; so he will be qualifying for a good pit position. #71-Lally smacked the wall early in practice and did some slight damage to the right rear.
    See fastest speeds, average speeds, laps run on the Dover Practice Speeds page.(5-14-2011)

  • Practice rank for the non top-35 drivers:
    if things stay the same, these eight drivers would make the race:
    #66-Michael McDowell, 20th
    #60-Mike Skinner, 29th
    #46-J.J. Yeley, 33rd
    #87-Joe Nemechek, 38th
    #81-Scott Riggs, 39th
    #71-Andy Lally, 40th
    #37-Tony Raines, 41st
    #30-David Stremme, 42nd
    these drivers would miss the race if the order stayed the same:
    #38-Travis Kvapil, 44th.(5-13-2011)

  • The Entry List for the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway is posted, 44 teams/drivers [for 43 spots] are listed, including:
    Mike Bliss is listed in the #32 Ford
    Not in top 35 of owners points:
    #30-David Stremme (46/2)
    #37-Tony Raines (38/10)
    #38-Travis Kvapil (39/10)
    #46-J.J. Yeley (40/10)
    #60-Mike Skinner (45/10)
    #66-Michael McDowell (41/10)
    #71-Andy Lally (37/10)
    #81-Scott Riggs (53/1)
    #87-Joe Nemechek (43/10)
    In the event that all practices and qualifying are all rained out or cancelled:
    the eight who would make it [8]: #'s 38,37,46,66,87,60,30
    missing the race would be [1]: #'s 81
    See the full entry list at my Jayski's Dover Entry List.(5-9-2011)

  • Top-35 in Owner Points and guaranteed a starting spot at Dover:
    By skipping the last two races, the #21-Wood Brothers team has fallen out of the top 35. The #13 team has moved back in.
    32) #36-Blaney/TBR, 156, +16
    33) #32-Skinner/FAS Lane, 149, +9
    34) #13-Mears/Germain, 147, +7
    35) #7-RGordon/RGM, 137, +4 point ahead of 36th
    these teams / drivers would need to qualify by speed adt Dover:
    36) #21-Bayne/Wood Brothers, 140, -4 points out of top 35
    37) #71-Lally/TRG, 132, -12
    38) #38-Kvapil/Front Row, 109, -35
    39) #37-Raines/Front Row, 106, -38
    The teams are NOT locked in past the next race as the owners points change after each race.
    For the owner points standings, see my Owners Points Standings page.(5-7-2011)

  • 2011 Sprint Cup Driver Championship Points Standings:
    [after Darlington, race 10 of 36]:
    rank, car#, driver, points, behind
    1) #99-Carl Edwards [1 win], 378
    2) #48-Jimmie Johnson [1 win], 355, -23
    3) #18-Kyle Busch [2 wins], 339, -39
    4) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr., 331, -47
    5) #29-Kevin Harvick [2 wins], 328, -50
    6) #39-Ryan Newman, 317, -61
    7) #14-Tony Stewart, 313, -65
    8) #22-Kurt Busch, 306, -72
    9) #33-Clint Bowyer, 297, -81
    10) #17-Matt Kenseth [1 win], 295, -83
    The two wild cards
    11) #43-A.J. Allmendinger, 287, -91 [11th]
    17) #24-Jeff Gordon [1 win], 272, -106 [1 win]
    See drivers championship points standings on Jayski's Drivers Points Standings page.(5-7-2011)


Local Newspapers

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


Local TV
Network Stations

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


Weather Links

Weather Channel
Accuweather
National Weather Service
Race Weather
Weather Underground



Camping, Eating and
Travel Info

ESPN's NASCAR Track Guide
Red Bus Racing 69
Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce
Delaware on the Web
visitdover.com
Laid Back Racing
Go RVing
NASCAR Camping
RV USA
Speed Eats


PAINT SCHEME NEWS

Car#/Driver Sponsor/Scheme/Promo Image Link
#5-Mark Martin GoDaddy.com #5 Team Schemes Page
#11-Denny Hamlin FedEx Autism Speaks #11 Team Schemes Page
#17-Matt Kenseth Wiley X #17 Team Schemes Page
#24-Jeff Gordon DuPont #24 Team Schemes Page
#27-Paul Menard Menards / Certain Teed #27 Team Schemes Page
#33-Clint Bowyer BB&T #33 Team Schemes Page
#39-Ryan Newman Haas Automation #39 Team Schemes Page
#47-Bobby Labonte Kingsford Charcoal #47 Team Schemes Page
#88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. AMP Energy Sugar Free #88 Team Schemes Page

Paint Scheme news and links on the Paint Schemes Gallery


Some Chassis Selections by Teams for this race

  • Chassis selections for Dover: see the list of many teams and what chassis were selected by the team to run at Dover International Speedway this weekend:
    #1-Jamie McMurray: Crew Chief Kevin "Bono" Manion has elected to bring Chassis number #1102 to Dover International Speedway this weekend. McMurray and the #1 Bass Pro Shops team last used this chassis earlier in the season at both Las Vegas Motor Speedway where it finished 27th and Texas Motor Speedway where it finished 22nd.
    #2-Brad Keselowski: The #2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger team will use chassis PRS-743 during Sunday's FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway. Keselowski raced this chassis to a 26th-place finish at Auto Club Speedway in March. The featured tag line on the bumper of the "Blue Deuce" this weekend in Dover will be "Save Your Summer! Tastepoints.com." The Tastepoints.com program encourages people to collect codes off specially-packaged Miller Lite that can be redeemed for a variety of prizes, including the chance to participate in the Miller Lite 1100.
    #6-David Ragan: Primary is RK-759 a brand new chassis. The backup is RK-730 which last ran Phoenix in 2010 as the No. 99  finished first.
    #9-Marcos Ambrose: The #9 RPM team has prepared chassis No. 754 for the 400-mile event at Dover International Speedway. This Dewalt Ford Fusion has been run previously this season at Martinsville. Australian Word of the Week: Ankle Biter = Small Child
    #14-Tony Stewart: Chassis No. 14-530 was a brand new racecar for 2009 that, prior to its debut at Richmond in May, had only been tested in the wind tunnel. At Richmond, Stewart used Chassis No. 14-530 to score his second runner-up effort of the season. It saw action unexpectedly in June at New Hampshire when the team's primary car was crashed in the opening minutes of the weekend's first practice. It was unloaded in time to get a few laps of practice in before the session ended, qualifying was rained-out and the field was set by car owner points, which allowed Stewart to start from the pole. Stewart was in contention to pick up the win but rain cut the race 28 laps short of its scheduled 301-lap distance, aiding those who successfully gambled on fuel mileage and penalizing drivers like Stewart, who wound up fifth. The chassis third career start came at Richmond in the series' return visit in September finishing 17th. Next was Martinsville in October where Stewart finished ninth. The offseason brought about a complete rebuild for the chassis in preparation for its first start of 2010 at Bristol where finished second, then Dover in June where it finished ninth then Bristol in August with multiple on-track incidents for a 27th-place finish. It returned to the concrete at Dover in September, where it qualified 25th and finished 21st. With a new body, Chassis No. 14-530 returned for a third tour of duty in 2011 and a third outing at Bristol via the March running of the Jeff Byrd 500. It qualified 13th and finished 19th after a tight handling condition went unremedied.
    #17-Matt Kenseth: Primary: RK-763 is a brand new chassis, Kenseth will pilot the #17 Wiley X Sunglasses Ford Fusion.
    #18-Kyle Busch: Chassis No. 286 will make its fourth-ever start in Sunday's FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway. In its first start last October at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Busch started sixth and led a race-high 217 laps before settling for a solid second-place finish. In its most recent start, Busch started seventh and finished 13th at Phoenix. Busch ran within the top-three for a majority of the race, but late-race fuel strategy forced him to settle for 13th. In its most recent start at Las Vegas in March, Busch qualified a strong fifth, but a blown engine before the halfway point relegated him to a 38th-place finish.
    #20-Joey Logano: and the #20 Home Depot Team is taking chassis #297 to Dover this weekend. Logano drove this chassis at Texas in April and at Las Vegas in March. A late-race tire violation with 25 laps to go dropped the team out of the top 10 and into the 23rd position at the Nevada track, and he was hit on pit road by the #00 car in Texas to finish 24th. The back-up chassis is #278 which Logano drove earlier this year at Bristol, to a fourth-place finish at Richmond last fall and to a 17th-place finish at Kansas Speedway. The Home Depot associates from store #6834 in Apple Valley, CA, store number will ride along with Logano on the rear quarter panel of The Home Depot Toyota.
    #22-Kurt Busch and his Steve Addington-led Shell-Pennzoil Dodge Team will be racing their "PRS-752" Dodge Charger in this weekend's action at Dover. This is a brand new chassis that the team will debut. The "PRS-738" chassis will serve as the backup. This "Double-Deuce" Dodge Charger was last raced at Phoenix where Busch started second and finished eighth on Feb. 27.
    #27-Paul Menard will pilot chassis No. 347 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable. This #27 CertainTeed/Menards Chevy was a brand new addition to the RCR fleet for the 2011 season and was last seen on track at Auto Club Speedway where Menard brought home a 16th-place result after starting from the 15th position.
    #29-Kevin Harvick: will race chassis No. 299 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable. In March, Harvick raced his way to Victory Lane at Auto Club Speedway in this car after starting from the 24th position. The team also utilized this car at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in 2010 and Harvick drove it to a second-place finish there after starting 34th.
    #31-Jeff Burton will race chassis No. 317 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable. Built new for 2010, this is the same Caterpillar Chevy Burton drove to an eighth-place finish at Pocono Raceway last August. This Chevrolet racer competed at Michigan International Speedway and Auto Club Speedway last fall where Burton finished 24th and 23rd, respectively. Burton also drove this #31 to a 17th-place finish at Bristol Motor Speedway earlier this season.
    #33-Clint Bowyer: will pilot chassis No. 310 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable. This BB&T Chevy saw action earlier this season when Bowyer finished 35th at Bristol Motor Speedway after suffering engine failure from damage to the grill in an accident on lap 436.
    #36-Dave Blaney: will run the No. 93 chassis this weekend at Dover International Speedway for the first time this season. The Golden Corral team last ran chassis No. 93 at Darlington Raceway in 2010 when a practice incident damaged the car. The team completely rebuilt the chassis in the off-season.
    #39-Ryan Newman Chassis No. 39-516 has been the only chassis to see action on either of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series' concrete racetracks  Bristol and Dover  for the #39 Stewart-Haas Racing team. The chassis has also seen action at one other track on the circuit  Darlington. In 10 starts, the chassis has finished outside of the top-10 only twice. In five races during the 2009 season, the chassis never finished outside of the top-10. The car finished seventh and sixth at Bristol, fourth at Darlington and eighth and 10th at Dover, respectively. After updates to the chassis following the 2009 season, the car returned to action at the concrete tracks again in 2010. In March 2010 at Bristol, Newman flirted with a top-10 but finished a disappointing 16th following a late-race lug nut issue on a pit stop. Newman followed that performance up with a sixth-place effort in the August race at the .533-mile bullring. The chassis also saw action at Dover during the 2010 season. Last May at Dover, Newman qualified sixth and fought back from tire issues to finish 13th. Newman followed that up with an eight-place finish last September. During the offseason, the car was updated with a new front clip and a new body for the 2011 season. The chassis' most recent outing at Bristol in March resulted in a 10th-place finish.
    #42-Juan Pablo Montoya: Team Target used chassis #1003 this season in the Jeff Byrd 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway where Montoya finished 24th. This chassis also ran five times last year by the No. 42 team (Charlotte in May, Chicago in July, Atlanta in September, Fontana in October, and Texas in November). The chassis had finishes of 38th, 16th, ninth, 14th, and 28th.
    #43-A.J. Allmendinger: The #43 RPM team has prepared chassis No. 710 for this weekend's event at Dover International Speedway. This Best Buy Ford has been run previously this season at Bristol.
    #48-Jimmie Johnson: will pilot chassis No. 650 in Sunday's race at Dover International Speedway. He finished eighth in that car at Texas Motor Speedway in April. Johnson finished 16th in backup chassis No. 623 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in March.
    #99-Carl Edwards: The #99 team will be unloading chassis RK-739 this weekend. This car last raced at Auto Club Speedway where Edwards finished sixth.
    (from team PR's/sites if reported)(5-12-2011)


Goodyear Tires Notes / Fast Facts

  • Tire:
    Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials (Sprint Cup & Nationwide);
    Goodyear Wrangler Speedway Radials (Camping World Truck)

    Number of Tires:
    Sprint Cup: Left-side -- 1,325, Right-side -- 1,325;
    Nationwide: Left-side -- 525, Right-side -- 525;
    Camping World Truck: Left-side -- 375, Right-side -- 450

    Set limits:
    Sprint Cup: 5 sets for practice/qualifying and 10 sets for the race;
    Nationwide: 6 sets for the weekend;
    Camping World Truck: 5 sets of left-sides and 6 sets of right-sides for weekend

    Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-4394; Right-side -- D-4444

    Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 87.1 in.; Right-side -- 88.3 in.

    Technical Inspection Inflation:
    Left Front -- 30 psi; Left Rear -- 30 psi;
    Right Front -- 50 psi; Right Rear -- 47 psi

    Minimum Recommended Inflation:
    Left Front -- 23 psi; Left Rear -- 21 psi;
    Right Front -- 49 psi; Right Rear -- 45 psi

    Estimated Pit Window: Every 74-78 laps, based on fuel mileage (Sprint Cup).

    Notes: Teams in all three NASCAR series in action at Dover this weekend will run the same tire codes, though the Sprint Cup and Nationwide tires will be branded "Goodyear Eagle," while the Camping World Truck tires will be branded "Goodyear Wrangler" . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that teams in these series ran at Dover last season . . . this tire set-up was re-confirmed at a Goodyear tire test at Dover last month . . . teams/drivers participating in that test were the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota with Denny Hamlin, No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet with Jeff Gordon and No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford with A.J. Allmendinger . . . Dover is unique in that it is the only NASCAR oval one mile or less in length on which teams run inner liners in all four tire positions . . . generally, on mile tracks and short tracks, teams do not run any inner liners, while Bristol is the other exception on which teams run liners in their right-side tires only . . . air pressure in the inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.


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