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THE RACE: AAA 400

TRACK: Dover International Speedway

NASCAR Sprint Cup Race #28 of 36 for the 2010 season
Chase for the Sprint Cup race #2 of 10
(Updated: often, leading up to the race)

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  • Race: Sunday, September 26, 2010 in Dover, DE

  • Title Sponsor: AAA

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


Television Coverage/Re-air/TV Team

  • NASCAR Pre-race: ESPN2 - 12:00pm/et

  • Television Race Coverage: ESPN, 1:00pm/et

  • In the Booth: Marty Reid, Dale Jarrett, Andy Petree
    Pit Reporters: Dr. Jerry Punch. Dave Burns, Jamie Little, Vince Welch
    On-track studio: Allen Bestwick, Brad Daugherty, Rusty Wallace, Ray Evernham, Tim Brewer

  • SPEED's NASCAR Raceday Pre-Race Show: 10:00am/et with John Roberts, Kyle Petty, Kenny Wallace

  • Scheduled Race Re-Air Dates/Times:
    Monday, September 27 at 3:30am/et on ESPN2
    Wednesday, September 29 at 12:00pm/et on SPEED

  • TV Listings, Links and Info:
    Jayski's TV Listings Page
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  • This Week - Motor Racing Network (MRN) and Sirius XM Satellite Radio

    • motorracingnetwork.com

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    • Co-Anchors: Barry Hall, Joe Moore

    • Garage/Pit Reporters: Winston Kelley, Steve Post, Woody Cain, Preston Root

    • Turn Announcers: Dave Moody, Mike Bagley, Jeff Striegle, Kyle Rickey, Alex Hayden


Practice Dates/Times/Television coverage

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  • Practices:
    Friday, September 24, 11:30am - 1:00pm/et, TV-SPEED
    Saturday, September 25, 12:30 - 1:15 pm, TV-SPEED

  • Happy Hour 'Final' practice: Saturday, September 25, 1:50-2:50 pm/et, TV-None scheduled


Qualifying Information/Times/Television coverage

  • Qualifying Draw: Friday, September 24, 10:30 am/et

  • Qualifying: 2 laps for positions 1-42, Friday, September 24 at 3:10 pm/et, TV-ESPN2, no re-air scheduled;
    AND live via radio at MRN Radio only on NASCAR.com.


RACE RUNDOWN
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  • Johnson wins at Dover: #48-Jimmie Johnson won the AAA Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway for his 6th win of 2010 and 53rd of his career. #31-Burton finished second followed by #20-Logano, #2-Busch, #99-Edwards, #18-Busch, #98-Menard, #39-Newman, #11-Hamlin, and #43-Allmendinger.
    There were 16 lead changes among 10 drivers and 4 cautions for 19 yellow flag laps. The attendance was reported at 88,000, down from last years 110,000.
    Scheduled Race Re-Airs are ESPN2, Monday, September 27 at 3:30am; and SPEED, Wednesday, September 29 at 12:00pm/et.
    See race results, awards, laps led and more on Jayski's Dover Race Results/Awards page.(9-26-2010)

  • Dover News & Facts:
    • Jimmie Johnson won the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway. It was Johnson's 53rd Cup series victory in his 319th start. It was his 19th Chase victory in 62 Chase races (31 percent) and his sixth win in 2010. It was Johnson's sixth Dover victory in his 18th race there. He has won three of the past four at the Monster Mile.
    • Johnson led five times for 191 laps, including final 35. He's led the most laps in the past four Dover races. The leader of the most laps has won 10 of the past 16 Dover races.
    • Hendrick Motorsports posted its 194th Cup series win, second all time, and 13th victory at Dover, most by any team owner. HMS scored its 26th Chase victory, leading all owners.
    • Chevrolet posted its 15th victory in 2010 and 31st win at Dover, including three of the past four races.
    • The top 10 included three Chevrolets, three Toyotas, three Fords and one Dodge.
    • Jeff Burton (second) finished second in both Dover races in 2010.
    • Joey Logano (third) posted his best Dover finish in four races.
    • Kurt Busch (fourth) recovered from a speeding penalty to post his third top-5 finish in the past four Dover races.
    • Carl Edwards (fifth) scored his 11th straight top-15 Dover finish, the longest streak.
    • Kevin Harvick finished 15th in his 350th Cup series start.
    • Sam Hornish Jr. finished 36th in his 100th Cup series start.(ESPN.com)(9-27-2010)

  • Race Fast Facts - Dover:
    Jimmie Johnson won the AAA 400 (40th Running), his 53rd victory in 319 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his sixth victory and 15th top-10 finish in 2010.
    This is his sixth victory and 12th top-10 finish in 18 races at Dover International Speedway.
    Jeff Burton (second) posted his 15th top-10 finish in 34 races at Dover International Speedway. It is his 14th top-10 finish in 2010.
    Joey Logano (third) posted his second top-10 finish in four races at Dover International Speedway.
    Kevin Conway (37th) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Denny Hamlin leads the point standings by 35 points over Jimmie Johnson.(NASCAR Statistics)(9-26-2010)

  • Chase Drivers Finishing Position at Dover:
    [by points standings before the race]:
    1) #11-Denny Hamlin, 9th
    2) #29-Kevin Harvick, 15th
    3) #18-Kyle Busch, 21st
    4) #24-Jeff Gordon, 11th
    5) #2-Kurt Busch, 4th
    6) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 1st
    7) #99-Carl Edwards, 5th
    8) #16-Greg Biffle, 19th
    9) #31-Jeff Burton, 2nd
    10) #14-Tony Stewart, 21st
    11) #17-Matt Kenseth, 18th
    12) #33-Clint Bowyer, 25th
    (9-26-2010)

  • 2010 Sprint Cup Driver Chase Standings:
    [after Dover, race 28 of 36, Chase Race 2 of 10]:
    rank, car#, driver, points, behind
    1) #11-Denny Hamlin [6 wins], 5368
    2) #48-Jimmie Johnson [6 wins], 5333, -35
    3) #18-Kyle Busch [3 wins], 5323, -45
    4) #2-Kurt Busch [2 wins], 5309, -59
    5) #29-Kevin Harvick [3 wins], 5303, -65
    6) #99-Carl Edwards, 5295, -73
    7) #31-Jeff Burton, 5288, -80
    8) #24-Jeff Gordon, 5285, -83
    9) #16-Greg Biffle [1 win], 5228, -140
    10) #14-Tony Stewart [1 win], 5206, -162
    11) #17-Matt Kenseth, 5203, -165
    12) #33-Clint Bowyer [1 win], 5133, -235
    See drivers championship points standings on Jayski's Drivers Points Standings page.(9-26-2010)

  • 2010 Sprint Cup Driver 'Classic' Points Standings:
    [after Dover, race 28 of 36....the OLD way]:
    rank, car#, driver, points, behind
    1) #29-Kevin Harvick, 3996
    2) #18-Kyle Busch, 3788, -208
    3) #24-Jeff Gordon, 3778, -218
    4) #99-Carl Edwards, 3722, -274
    5) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 3700, -296
    6) #31-Jeff Burton, 3678, -318
    7) #11-Denny Hamlin, 3650, -346
    8) #2-Kurt Busch, 3626, -370
    9) #14-Tony Stewart, 3613, -383
    10) #17-Matt Kenseth, 3549, -447
    11) #16-Greg Biffle, 3395, -601
    12) #39-Ryan Newman, 3363, -633
    13) #33-Clint Bowyer, 3354, -642
    14) #1-Jamie McMurray, 3344, -652
    15) #42-Juan Pablo Montoya, 3253, -743
    16) #00-David Reutimann, 3190, -806
    See drivers championship points standings on Jayski's Drivers Points Standings page.(9-26-2010)

  • Top-35 in Owner Points and guaranteed a starting spot at Kansas:
    No one moved in to or out of the top-35. The #7 team stays in 35th, but their lead falls from 110 points to to 84 over the #38 team. 34) #71-Cassill-Labonte/TRG: 2029, +120
    35) #7-Gordon/Conway/RGM, 1993, 84 points ahead of 36th
    these teams/ drivers must qualify by speed:
    36) #38-Gilliland-Kvapil/Front Row: 1909, -84 points out of the top 35
    37) #26-Green/Latitude43: 1827, -166
    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.(9-26-2010)

  • Penalty Report - Dover:
    Car#, Lap, Reason, Penalty
    #37 Pre-Race to the rear, tail end
    #34 42, Disobeying a NASCAR request, pass thru
    #00 53, Crewmember(s) over the wall too soon, tail end
    #14 115, Excessive speed ENTERING pits, pass thru
    #00 133, Crewmember(s) over the wall too soon, pass thru
    #33 182, Excessive speed ENTERING pits, pass thru
    #33 182, Excessive speed EXITING the pits, pass thru
    #17 188, Pitting before pit road is open, tail end
    #34 189, Pitting before pit road is open, tail end
    #2 189, Excessive speed ENTERING pits, tail end 193
    #78 265, Excessive speed ENTERING pits, pass thru
    #78 267, Excessive speed ENTERING pits, stop and go
    #9 292, Pitting before pit road is open, tail end
    #37 343, Excessive speed ENTERING pits, pass thru
    #34 367, Excessive speed ENTERING pits, pass thru
    (NASCAR Statistics)(9-26-2010)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Dover: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: #34-Kvapil, 33rd
    Caution 2: #09-Labonte, 27th
    Caution 3: #19-Sadler, 17th
    Caution 4: #19-Sadler (2), 17th
    Caution 6: NONE as the drivers up for it [#83, #88] caused the caution
    (9-26-2010)

  • Start and Parks? Which teams parked their cars early in the race at Dover (or seemed to)?
    39th: #46-McDowell, 71 laps run
    40th: #55-Mike Bliss, 60 laps run
    41st: #87-Nemechek, 58 laps run
    42nd: #81-Yeley, 43 laps run
    43rd: #36-Blaney, 29 laps run
    with NASCAR's new rule of the first non-crashed car out of the race to be inspected, it would be the #36 this week
    (only count a team with a history of start and park, not a wreck or engine blow and only if 25% or less of race completed)(9-26-2010)

  • Pit Stall Selections - Dover: The selections of pit stalls for the AAA 400 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 first with an opening in front of it [after the 1st stall of course].
    #56-Truex, 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 #00-Reutimann, who starts 17th.
    To see where all the drivers/teams pit stall is, see the pit selection chart on the Pit Stall Selection chart.(9-25-2010)

  • Race Coverage of the AAA 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway is scheduled for Sunday, September 26, 2010.
    Television (TV): ESPN at 1:00 pm/et; pre-race show at 12:00 pm/et on ESPN2; green flag approx 1:15pm/et
    Radio: Motor Racing Network (MRN) only on NASCAR.com and Sirius XM Satellite NASCAR Radio 128
    Scheduled Race Re-Airs:
    ESPN2, Monday, September 27 at 3:30am/et
    SPEED, Wednesday, September 29 at 12:00pm/et

  • Lowest-finishing, non-wrecked car to be inspected: NASCAR has instituted a new postrace inspection policy for Sprint Cup races in which the first car out of the race that is not involved in an accident will be held for teardown, much like the cars that currently finish in the top five. That meant that Aric Almirola’s #09 Phoenix Racing’s Chevy was thoroughly inspected after the Las Vegas Motor Speedway race. His engine was taken to be torn down later this week at the NASCAR R&D center in Concord, NC. The policy is expected to impact the start-and-park teams – teams that typically bring a car but don’t have funding to run the entire event. These teams often are not in the top 35 in owner points, so they are required to qualify on speed. The new policy means it is likely that one of the cars that qualify on speed for every race will end up getting torn down. NASCAR Vice President of Competition Robin Pemberton said Sunday the move was not to discourage start-and-park teams. “We’re just expanding our inspection process and making sure that everybody feels like everybody is on the same playing field, that’s all,” Pemberton said. “It’s all about making sure that the guys who get beat that don’t make the race understand that the guys who get in the race, for the most part, are doing everything right.” The move could cost these teams money, as they will have to pay for an engine rebuild that they might not have needed if they didn’t run many laps. Pemberton said the engine might not be torn down weekly but acknowledged it could cost teams $30,000 for a rebuild. That could lead to those teams racing more instead of risking the cost of a rebuild. Or it could lead to those teams not showing up if they can’t afford to have the motor rebuilt.(SceneDaily)(3-1-2010)

  • NASCAR Revises Green-White-Checkered Race Procedure: NASCAR announced a revision to one of its race procedures, allowing 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 new procedure will be implemented beginning with today's running of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series' Gatorade Duel at Daytona and will apply to all three national series. NASCAR officials met with drivers and teams Wednesday at Daytona International Speedway to discuss the change and get their input. The announcement was made during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series' drivers and crew chiefs meeting Thursday morning. "We want to do all we can to finish our races under green flag conditions – the fans want to see that and so do the competitors," said Robin Pemberton, NASCAR vice president of competition. "We felt that putting a cap at three attempts to finish the race under green is the way to go. It gives the fans what they want and it also gives the teams a better opportunity to prepare for their end of race strategy." The change amends procedure 9-14C of the 2010 NASCAR rulebook.(NASCAR), see rules and notes on my Green-White-Checker rule page.(2-11-2010)

  • NASCAR tweaks wave-around rule: NASCAR has tweaked its rule on wave-around cars under caution. The new rule now dictates that cars under penalty at the time of the caution are ineligible for the wave around. The change began last week with the Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway after a situation came up in the Nationwide Series race that was new to the double-file restart system instituted in June. In the Nationwide race, Roush Fenway Racing's Carl Edwards was penalized for speeding under green, and then the caution came out. He stayed out and didn't pit and then was among those cars on the end of the lead lap. He then got the "wave around" the caution car (along with the rest of the cars that had stayed out and were on the end of the lead lap) to get to the rear of the line of lead-lap cars. Edwards then went to the end of the line to serve his penalty. That move would not be allowed anymore. The driver would not get the wave around and would start a lap down at the rear of the field on the restart, the penalty for a driver who had a speeding penalty under green but never served it before the caution came out. The new rule in general is any driver under penalty is no longer eligible for the wave around.(SceneDaily)(10-11-2009)

  • Jayski's - 2010 Sprint Cup Race Results Page and from last season: Jayski's - 2009 Sprint Cup Race Results Page
    (pole and 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)


NEWS, PRACTICE and QUALIFYING
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  • Happy Hour: for the AAA 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway is over after 60 minutes, the top five, slowest, notes:
    #20-Logano 151.248
    #33-Bowyer (X) 150.981
    #31-Burton (X) 150.937
    #17-Kenseth (X) 150.697
    #56-Truex, Jr. 150.533
    (X) = Chase Driver
    slowest: #46-McDowell 146.217 & #7-Conway 143.586
    See fastest lap, laps run, average speed on my Dover Practice Speeds Page.(9-24-2010)

  • Happy Hour Practice Results for the Chase drivers at Dover:
    [by current points standings]:
    1) #11-Denny Hamlin, 8th
    2) #29-Kevin Harvick, 15th
    3) #18-Kyle Busch, 19th
    4) #24-Jeff Gordon, 26th
    5) #2-Kurt Busch, 3rd
    6) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 7th
    7) #99-Carl Edwards, 16th
    8) #16-Greg Biffle, 12th
    9) #31-Jeff Burton, 3rd
    10) #14-Tony Stewart, 28th
    11) #17-Matt Kenseth, 4th
    12) #33-Clint Bowyer, 2nd
    (9-25-2010)

  • First Saturday Practice: for the AAA 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway is over after 45 minutes, the top five, slowest, notes:
    #00-Reutimann 152.957
    #18-Busch (X) 152.711
    #2-Busch (X) 152.626
    #42-Montoya 152.568
    #48-Johnson (X) 152.458
    (X) = Chase Driver
    slowest: #37-Raines 144.237 & #46-McDowell 138.991
    #29-Harvick and #11-Hamlin bumped each other on track just as the session started. The contact was intentional, but both cars only had minor damage. After the incident, Harvick and Hamlin and their teams [ they are parked next to each other] got into a heated discussion in the garage.
    See fastest lap, laps run, average speed on my Dover Practice Speeds Page.(9-24-2010)

  • First Saturday Practice Results for the Chase drivers at Dover:
    [by current points standings]:
    1) #11-Denny Hamlin, 29th
    2) #29-Kevin Harvick, 26th
    3) #18-Kyle Busch, 2nd
    4) #24-Jeff Gordon, 10th
    5) #2-Kurt Busch, 3rd
    6) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 5th
    7) #99-Carl Edwards, 21st
    8) #16-Greg Biffle, 6th
    9) #31-Jeff Burton, 9th
    10) #14-Tony Stewart, 32nd
    11) #17-Matt Kenseth, 13th
    12) #33-Clint Bowyer, 7th
    (9-25-2010)

  • Johnson wins pole at Dover: #48-Jimmie Johnson won the Coors Pole for the AAA 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway with a speed of 155.736mph for his 2nd pole of 2010 and 25th of his career. #43-Allmedinger will start 2nd followed by #56-Truex, Jr., #11-Hamlin, #42-Montoya, #16-Biffle, #1-McMurray, #2-Busch, #98-Menard, and #99-Edwards. #5-Martin had the third fastest speed, but had his qualifying time disallowed after failing post-qualifying inspection because the right rear shock exceeded the maximum allowable pressure.
    The go-or-go homers who made the race (8): #13-Meard, #87-Nemechek, #09-Labonte, #38-Gilliland, #81-Yeley, #36-Blaney, #55-Bliss, and #46-McDowell.
    The go-or-go homers who failed to qualify for the race (3): #26-Green, #64-Wise, and #66-Musgrave.
    See the starting lineup, qualifying speeds and notes on my Dover Starting Lineup/Qualifying Results page.(9-24-2010)

  • Starting Spots for the Chase drivers at Dover:
    Only five of the 12 Chase drivers qualified in the top 10 for the AAA 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedwayy, the starting spots for the 12 chasers:
    [by current points standings]:
    1) #11-Denny Hamlin, 4th
    2) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 1st
    3) #29-Kevin Harvick, 33rd
    4) #18-Kyle Busch, 11th
    5) #2-Kurt Busch, 8th
    6) #14-Tony Stewart, 25th
    7) #16-Greg Biffle, 6th
    8) #24-Jeff Gordon, 15th
    9) #99-Carl Edwards, 10th
    10) #31-Jeff Burton, 27th
    11) #17-Matt Kenseth, 14th
    12) #33-Clint Bowyer, 24th
    See drivers championship points standings on Jayski's Drivers Points Standings page.(9-24-2010)

  • Qualifying Fast Facts - Dover:
    Jimmie Johnson won the Coors Light Pole Award for the AAA 400 (40th Running) with a lap of 23.116 seconds, 155.736 mph.
    This is his 25th pole in 319 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his second pole and 21st top-10 start in 2010.
    This is his third pole in 18 races at Dover International Speedway.
    AJ Allmendinger (second) posted his eighth top-10 start of 2010 and his fourth in eight races at Dover International Speedway.
    Mark Martin (third) posted his 30th top-10 start at Dover International Speedway. It is his 11th in 28 races this season.
    Kevin Conway (41st) was the fastest qualifying rookie.(NASCAR Statistics)(9-24-2010)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the AAA 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway is scheduled for Friday, September 24, 2010 at 3:10pm/et.
    Television (TV): ESPN2 3:00pm/et
    Radio: Motor Racing Network (MRN) only on NASCAR.com
    Qualifying Re-Air: none scheduled

  • Qualifying Order for the AAA 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway is posted. 46 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 #11-Hamlin.
    The final top-35 driver scheduled to go out is #37-Raines.
    The first go-or-go homer scheduled to qualify [36th] is #38-Gilliland with the final driver scheduled to qualify being #87-Nemechek.
    See the full qualifying order on the Dover Qualifying Page.(9-24-2010)

  • Friday Practice: for the AAA 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway is over after 90 minutes, the top five, slowest, notes:
    #39-Newman 155.898
    #99-Edwards (X) 155.146
    #9-Kahne 155.099
    #33-Bowyer (X) 155.072
    #16-Biffle (X) 154.992
    (X) = Chase Driver
    slowest: #37-Raines 149.520 & #7-Conway 145.466.
    See fastest lap, laps run, average speed on my Dover Practice Speeds Page.(9-24-2010)

  • Dover 1st practice rank for the non top-35 drivers:
    if things stay the same, these eight drivers would make the race:
    #38-David Gilliland, 23rd
    #13-Casey Mears, 30th
    #09-Bobby Labonte [PC1], 31st
    #87-Joe Nemechek, 34th
    #46-Michael McDowell, 36th
    #26-Jeff Green, 37th
    #36-Dave Blaney, 38th
    #55-Mike Bliss, 39th
    these drivers would miss the race if the order stayed the same:
    #81-J.J. Yeley, 40th
    #66-Ted Musgrave, 43rd
    #64-Josh Wise, 44th
    [PC] = [past champion and order, 1 is more recent champ]

  • Friday Practice Results for the Chase drivers at Dover:
    [by current points standings]:
    1) #11-Denny Hamlin, 11th
    2) #29-Kevin Harvick, 32nd
    3) #18-Kyle Busch, 7th
    4) #24-Jeff Gordon, 10th
    5) #2-Kurt Busch, 15th
    6) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 19th
    7) #99-Carl Edwards, 2nd
    8) #16-Greg Biffle, 5th
    9) #31-Jeff Burton, 24th
    10) #14-Tony Stewart, 26th
    11) #17-Matt Kenseth, 6th
    12) #33-Clint Bowyer, 4th
    (9-24-2010)

  • Some Chassis selections for Dover:
    #1-Jamie McMurray: Bono and the #1 McDonald's team will bring chassis #803 to Dover this weekend. This chassis has been used only once this season last month at Bristol where McMurray qualified seventh and finished third. The chassis was used in the 2009 season at both Pocono events and the second Auto Club Speedway event finishing 18th, 19th and 22nd. The team also tested this chassis in June at the Atlanta.
    #2-Kurt Busch and his Steve Addington-led "Blue Deuce" team will be debuting their brand new "PRS-736" Dodge Charger at Dover this weekend. "It's a sister car to the one that we debuted last weekend at Loudon (New Hampshire Motor Speedway)," offered crew chief Steve Addington.
    #6-David Ragan: Primary: RK-638 Last ran Darlington - finished 14th; Backup: RK-620 Last ran Vegas - finished 23rd
    #12-Brad Keselowski: The #12 Penske Dodge Charger team will use chassis PRS-726 during Sunday's AAA 400 at Dover. Keselowski last drove this chassis to a 34th-place finish at Michigan in August.
    #14-Tony Stewart: Chassis No. 14-530: This 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 qualify 16th and rally from the 17th position in the final 50 laps around the .75-mile oval 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. Chassis No. 14-530's third career start came at Richmond in the series' return visit in September. The off-season brought about a complete rebuild for Chassis No. 14-530 in preparation for its first start of 2010 at Bristol, where it qualified 11th and finished second to Jimmie Johnson in a late-race duel. Its sixth career start and second of 2010 came in June at Dover, the only other concrete oval on the circuit. It started 16th and finished ninth. Chassis No. 14-530 returned to Bristol for the track's annual night race in August. It qualified fourth - its best qualifying effort in six attempts - and ran second to leader Johnson for the race's first 125 laps before the .533-mile bullring showed its horns to Stewart, with multiple on-track incidents conspiring for a 27th-place finish. It returns to the concrete with this weekend's race at Dover.
    #17-Matt Kenseth: RK-672 (Last run at Michigan)
    #18-Kyle Busch: Chassis No. 277: This chassis will make its third-ever start in Sunday’s AAA 400 at Dover. In its first start, at Pocono in August, Busch started 21st and finished 23rd in the Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500. The #18 team brought this chassis back two weeks ago for the Air Guard 400 at Richmond, where it started a distant 32nd, but finished a solid second.
    #19-Elliott Sadler: The #19 RPM team has prepared chassis #652 for this weekend's event. This is the same car the team utilized in the spring race at Dover. Sadler drove to a 28th-place finish after losing ground with a loose wheel midway through the event.
    #20-Joey Logano: The #20 Home Depot Team is taking chassis #275 this weekend for the AAA 400. This will be the third time this chassis will be raced this season and it has two top-10 finishes. Logano piloted chassis #275 to a ninth-place finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and crossed the stripe 10th at Michigan in August. The back-up chassis is #272 which has competed in three races in 2010: Chicagoland (18th) the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway (16th) and in June at Michigan (10th).
    #29-Kevin Harvick: will pilot Chassis #301 from the RCR stable. Built new for 2010, this Chevy was tested at Charlotte in April. Harvick finished seventh with this car at Texas in April, 11th in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte in May, and suffered a fuel pressure issue at Chicagoland in July and finished 34th.
    #31-Jeff Burton: will pilot chassis #314 from the RCR stable. Built new this season, this is the same Caterpillar Chevy Burton drove to a fourth-place finish at Atlanta three weeks ago.
    #33-Clint Bowyer: will pilot chassis #298 from the RCR stable. Built new in 2010, this #33 racer made its debut at Atlanta March, where Bowyer finished 23rd following late-race contact that cut down his left-rear tire. In May, Bowyer was in line for another solid finish at Dover but, on the final pit stop of the day, he left his stall with the jack wedged underneath the #33 machine, resulting in a pit road penalty, the loss of a lap and a less-than-desired 17th-place finish. Most recently, the Emporia, Kan., native started on the outside row and led 59 laps en route to a ninth-place finish in this #33 Impala at Pocono in June before returning to the triangular-shaped race track in August to post a 15th-place finish.
    #39-Ryan Newman: Chassis No. 39-516: This chassis has been the only chassis to see action on both concrete racetracks – Bristol and Dover during the past two seasons. In four races during the 2009 season, the chassis never finished outside of the top-10. The car finished seventh and sixth at Bristol and eighth and 10th at Dover, respectively. Over the winter, Tony Gibson & Company updated the chassis in preparation for the 2010 season. The chassis saw action at Bristol last March and, although Newman flirted with a top-10 result, he finished a disappointing 16th following a late-race lug nut issue on a pit stop. At Dover in May, Newman qualified sixth and fought back from tire issues to finish 13th. In its most recent outing in the Bristol night race in August, the chassis scored its first top-10 finish of the 2010 season as Newman started and finished sixth at the .533-mile bullring.
    #42-Juan Pablo Montoya: Pattie and the #42 team are bringing chassis #903 to Dover. This chassis was used last month at Bristol where Montoya qualified eighth and finished seventh. In its other four previous starts it has two top-10 finishes of sixth and tenth last season at Michigan- June and Chicago- July.
    #43-A.J. Allmendinger: The #43 RPM team led by crew chief Mike Shiplett has prepared chassis #288 for this weekend's event at Dover. This chassis has been utilized on quite a few other occasions this season including the first race at Dover in the spring. In addition, it was run in at Michigan several weeks ago, at Chicagoland, Pocono and the first event at Bristol.
    #48-Jimmie Johnson: last piloted chassis #558 to a 22nd-place finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in July. Backup chassis #553 was driven to Victory Lane by Johnson at Auto Club Speedway in February.
    #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Crew chief Lance McGrew and the #88 engineers will unload Hendrick Motorsports Chassis #88-556, which is the first car McGrew built from scratch for Earnhardt. This chassis, which Earnhardt debuted in 2009 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, last was raced to a 25th-place finish at Chicagoland in July.
    #98-Paul Menard: Crew chief Slugger Labbe and the #98 RPM crew have prepared chassis #556 for this weekend's event. This car was last utilized in the race at Chicagoland where Menard qualified inside the top 10 and remained there during the race. It was also run in the spring race at Bristol.
    #99-Carl Edwards: RK-705 - This is a brand new car.(from team PR's/sites if reported)(9-16-2010)

  • The Entry List for the AAA 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway is posted, 46 teams/drivers [for 43 spots] are listed, including:
    Kevin Conway will be back in the #7 car. Robby Gordon was initially listed as the driver. Josh Wise will drive the #64.
    Not in top 35 of owners points:
    #09-Bobby Labonte (2009 race winner as owner)(2000 Champ)(39/27)
    #13-Casey Mears (40/27)
    #26-Jeff Green (2009 race winner as owner)(37/27)
    #36-Dave Blaney (38/27)
    #38-David Gilliland (36/27)
    #46-Michael McDowell (41/27)
    #55-Mike Bliss (43/27)
    #64-Josh Wise (46/15)
    #66-Ted Musgrave (44/27)
    #81-J.J. Yeley (0/0)
    #87-Joe Nemechek (42/27)
    In the event qualifying is rained out or cancelled:
    the eight who would make it [8]: #'s 26,09,38,36,13,87,46,55
    missing the race would be [3]: #'s 66,64,81
    See the full entry list at my Jayski's Dover Entry List.(9-20-2010)

  • Top-35 in Owner Points and guaranteed a starting spot at Dover:
    No one moved in to or out of the top-35. The #7 team stays in 35th and increases lead to 110 pts from 83. #26 team dnq'd and drops to 38thy, #38 moves top 36th place, 110 pts out of the top 35.
    34) #71-Cassill-Labonte/TRG: 1980, +149
    35) #7-Gordon/Conway/RGM, 1941, 110 points ahead of 36th
    these teams/ drivers must qualify by speed:
    36) #38-Kvapil-Blaney/Front Row: 1831, -1103 points out of the top 35
    37) #26-Green/Latitude43: 1796, -145
    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.(9-19-2010)

  • 2010 Sprint Cup Driver Chase Standings:
    [after New Hampshire, race 27 of 36, Chase Race 1 of 10]:
    rank, car#, driver, points, behind
    1) #11-Denny Hamlin [6 wins], 5230
    2) #29-Kevin Harvick [3 wins], 5185, -45
    3) #18-Kyle Busch [3 wins], 5168, -62
    4) #24-Jeff Gordon, 5155, -75
    5) #2-Kurt Busch [2 wins], 5144, -86
    6) #48-Jimmie Johnson [5 wins], 5138, -92
    7) #99-Carl Edwards, 5135, -95
    8) #16-Greg Biffle [1 win], 5122, -108
    9) #31-Jeff Burton, 5118, -112
    10) #14-Tony Stewart [1 win], 5106, -124
    11) #17-Matt Kenseth, 5094, -136
    12) #33-Clint Bowyer [1 win], 5045, -185
    See drivers championship points standings on Jayski's Drivers Points Standings page.(9-19-2010)

  • 2010 Sprint Cup Driver 'Classic' Points Standings:
    [after New Hampshire, race 27 of 36....the OLD way]:
    rank, car#, driver, points, behind
    1) #29-Kevin Harvick, 3878
    2) #24-Jeff Gordon, 3648, -230
    3) #18-Kyle Busch, 3633, -245
    4) #99-Carl Edwards, 3562, -316
    5) #14-Tony Stewart, 3513, -365
    6) #11-Denny Hamlin, 3512, -366
    7) #31-Jeff Burton, 3508, -370
    8) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 3505, -373
    9) #2-Kurt Busch, 3461, -417
    10) #17-Matt Kenseth, 3440, -438
    11) #33-Clint Bowyer, 3416, -462
    12) #16-Greg Biffle, 3289, -589
    13) #39-Ryan Newman, 3221, -657
    14) #1-Jamie McMurray, 3220, -658
    15) #00-David Reutimann, 3132, -746
    16) #42-Juan Pablo Montoya, 3132, -746
    See drivers championship points standings on Jayski's Drivers Points Standings page.(9-19-2010)

  • What happens if qualifying gets canceled/rained out?
    After the 5th race of the season, the current season OWNERS points are used:
    #1) - First 35 by current Owner Points [position 1-35][top 35 teams do NOT need to attempt ALL the races]
    #2) - Last Years Sprint Cup Champ or the Event Champion if not already in the field
    #3) - Car Owners whose team has won in the previous and current season not already in the field
    #4) - Drivers who have won in the previous and current season not already in the field
    #5) - ALL Past Sprint Cup Champions not in by 1 thru 4 [is NOT charged against the 6 past champ provisionals]
    #6) - Qualifying Attempts [not starts] with Owners points as the tie breaker, if still tied then by best finish
    #7) - Qualifying Order Position
    (all above apply as long as the team was entered by the entry deadline - usually 7-13 days before the race)

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  • Qualifying Rules/Notes/News page

  • Go or Go Home Drivers to Qualify Together: Teams outside the top 35 in owners points will qualify together at the end of the qualifying session. The thought is that nobody would have an advantage in track conditions.

  • 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

  • How to break a tie during qualifying? (same speed/time) When drivers are tied for a starting spot during qualifying, it is broken by owners points standings (not drivers points).

  • Determining Race Line-Ups - Top 35 Guarantee: At the start of the 2005 season, NASCAR instituted a new procedure for establishing the starting race field in the Sprint Cup Series [NSCS]. NASCAR revamped the system by simplifying the procedure with teams no longer accruing provisionals throughout the season to gain entry into the starting fields. While starting positions one through 42 in the NSCS still will be determined by qualifying speed, the new system will assure the highest-ranked 35 positions of the NSCS OWNER [not Driver] championship points that have entered the event prior to the entry deadline [usually 13 days before the day of the race] one of those starting positions in the field, providing they have made an attempt to qualify [which usually means the team at least practiced and made an effort to qualify].
    The remaining seven positions [36-42] will be assigned to those drivers with the fastest qualifying speeds whose car owners are not among the top 35. The final starting position [43rd] – the champion’s provisional – can be utilized by a car owner whose driver is a current or past Sprint Cup champion who participated as a driver during the current of previous season and was entered in the event for that owner in that car prior to the entry deadline.
    If there is more than one series champion vying for the position, it will be given to the most recent series champion. If the final provisional starting position – 43rd in the Sprint Cup – is not filled by a current or past series champion, it will be assigned to the next eligible car owner according to qualifying results.
    Through the first five races of the season for the Sprint Cup, the top 35 in the NSCS of the previous owner championship points entered in the event prior to the entry deadline will be assured one of the 42 starting positions in the field, provided they have made an attempt to qualify. From the sixth race on, the current owner championship points will be used to determine the top 35 each race week. In the event that conditions prevent qualifying from being run, starting positions will be assigned according to the respective series’ current Rule Book.(NASCAR PR)
    Simple: so the field is set by speed to where the 7th fastest non-top 35 driver is on speed. The any drivers in the top 35 of OWNERS [not drivers points] are placed to the 42nd spot. The 43rd spot is used for the most recent past Sprint Cup champion NOT already in the field from being in the top-35 in owners points or one of the seven no top-35. If their is not past champ for the 43rd spot, it goes to the next fastest [8th fastest driver]

  • Past Champions Limited To 6 Provisional Berths in Sprint Cup: See my 2010 Past Champions Provisional Page for more


RACE RECORDS, NOTES, RULES and NEWS

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

  • September 2009 Race Winner: #48-Jimmie Johnson, 118.704mph, 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 2009 Pole Sitter: #48-Jimmie Johnson, 157.356mph, 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

  • Most Wins: 7 - Richard Petty, Bobby Allison

  • Most Wins (active): 5 - Jimmie Johnson

  • Most Poles: 6 - David Pearson; 5 - Rusty Wallace

  • Most Poles (active): 4 - Ryan Newman, Mark Martin, Jeff Gordon

  • Most Top 5s: 22 - Mark Martin

  • Most Top 10s: 30 - Mark Martin

  • Most Lead Changes: 29 - twice, most recently 5/18/1986

  • Fewest Lead Changes: 3 - 10/17/1971

  • Most Leaders: 13, twice, most recently, 9/24/2000

  • Fewest Leaders: 3 - five times, most recently 5/16/1982

  • Most Cautions: 16 - 9/19/1993

  • Fewest Cautions: 0 - 6/6/1771

  • Most Caution Laps: 103, 9/19/1993

  • Fewest Caution Laps: 0 - 6/6/1971

  • Most on a lead lap: 21, 6/4/2006

  • Fewest on a lead lap: 1, 11 times, most recently 9/15/1991

  • Most Running at the Finish: 40, 9/21/2008

  • Fewest Running at the Finish: 13, 5/17/1981

  • Most Laps Led [400 miles]: 381, Jeff Gordon, 6/3/2001

  • Most Laps Led by a Race Winner: 491 [of 500], Richard Petty, 9/15/1974

  • Fewest Laps Led by a Race Winner: 8, Dale Jarrett, 5/31/1998

  • Most Wins by Manufacturer: 30, Chevy

  • Races won from starting pos 1: 12 [of 81 races]
  • Races won from starting pos 2: 13
  • Races won from starting pos 3: 13
  • Races won from starting pos 4: 6
  • Races won from starting pos 5: 5
  • Races won from the top 5: 49 of 81
  • Races won from starting pos 6: 3
  • Races won from starting pos 7: 4
  • Races won from starting pos 8: 4
  • Races won from starting pos 10: 4
  • Races won from the top 10: 63 of 81
  • Races won from starting pos 11: 2
  • Races won from starting pos 13: 2
  • Races won from starting pos 15: 4
  • Races won from starting pos 16: 1
  • Races won from starting pos 17: 1
  • Races won from starting pos 19: 4
  • Races won from starting pos 26: 1
  • Races won from starting pos 27: 1
  • Races won from starting pos 37: 1

  • At Dover International Speedway:
    · The official opening of the track, then called Dover Downs International Speedway, was in 1969.
    · The first NASCAR Sprint Cup race was held 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 81 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 BobbyAllison and RichardPetty, each with seven.
    · Jimmie Johnson leads all active drivers, with five victories. He swept last season, scoring a perfect Driver Rating of 150.0 in the spring event.
    · Hendrick Motorsports has a series-high 12 wins.
    · 49 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.
    · 12 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: Kurt Busch (finished 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 81 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.


PAINT SCHEME NEWS

    Car#/Driver Sponsor/Scheme/Promo Image Link
    #5-Mark Martin Delphi #5 Team Schemes Page
    #11-Denny Hamlin FedEx ? #11 Team Schemes Page
    #14-Tony Stewart Office Depot #14 Team Schemes Page
    #18-Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries #18 Team Schemes Page
    #24-Jeff Gordon National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund #24 Team Schemes Page
    #33-Clint Bowyer BB&T #33 Team Schemes Page
    #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr National Guard #88 Team Schemes Page

  • BB&T on the #33 at Dover: The burgundy, white and gold paint scheme of BB&T, the Winston-Salem, N.C.-based corporation, will adorn Bowyer's #33 Chevy for this weekend's AAA 400.(RCR), see an image of the car on my #33 team paint schemes page.(9-23-2010)

  • Special police scheme for Gordon UPDATE: #24-Jeff Gordon is scheduled to run the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial scheme in the Dover race on September 26, 2010. See an image of the scheme on my #24 Team Schemes page. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Museum groundbreaking will take place in Washington DC on October 14, 2010, see an image of the scheme on my #24 Team Schemes page.(6-22-2010)
    UPDATE: For Americans, September 11 will forever be a time of reflection and sadness for those who lost their lives on that day in 2001. Additionally, it is a reminder of the sacrifices that the men and women in uniform make every day to protect, serve and rescue fellow Americans in times of need. And to respect, honor and remember those police officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty, Jeff Gordon and DuPont have teamed up with the National Law Enforcement Museum to run a special www.PoliceMuseum.org paint scheme and graphic design created by Sam Bass on the #24 DuPont Chevrolet at Dover International Speedway on Sept. 26, 2010, to raise awareness and funds for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) by inspiring public donations and also through the sale of DuPont / Police Museum branded die-cast cars and commemorative T-shirts. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial is the nation’s monument in Washington, D.C., to law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. Groundbreaking for the National Law Enforcement Museum will take place on Oct. 14, 2010. In addition to www.policemuseum.org on the quarter panels and TV panel of the mostly black and silver car, the #24 DuPont Chevy deck lid will bear the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund “Rose and Shield” symbol. Gordon will run a DuPont/National Guard paint scheme at Richmond International Raceway on September 11. DuPont’s support for the NLEOMF is provided through a combination of cash, in-kind marketing services and materials toward the construction of the museum in Washington, D.C. The 90,000-square-foot National Law Enforcement Museum will be built under the memorial in Judiciary Square to educate the public on the value of law enforcement in the US and garner greater public support accordingly. It is expected to have 500,000 visitors per year, and will be funded by private donations (PPR Plus), schemes on my #24 Team Schemes page.(9-11-2010)

  • More Paint Scheme news can be found on Paint Schemes Gallery


TRACK/RACE NEWS

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

  • Race Festivities/Officials:
    Grand Marshal: Mark Dickinson, Sr. VP, AAA Mid-Atlantic
    Command to start engines: Mark Dickinson, Sr. VP, AAA Mid-Atlantic
    Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: ?
    Invocation: Rev. Dan Schafer, Calvary Assemly of God
    National Anthem: Southern pop artist Jessie James
    Military Flyover: F-16s, 482nd Fighter Wing, Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida

  • For the season race officials by track, see my Race Officials page

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

  • September 2009: see my Dover Race Info page

  • May 2010: see my Dover Race Info page


  • Grand Touring Vodka "Official & Exclusive Vodka" at Dover: Dover International Speedway and Grand Touring (GT) Vodka have entered into a multi-year agreement that names GT Vodka as the "Official & Exclusive Vodka" of Dover International Speedway. The agreement includes extensive signage at the Monster Mile that will also place GT Vodka's logo on the entire length of the inside of the pit road wall. In addition to its new partnership with Dover, GT Vodka is also in its first year as a sponsor with JR Motorsports that has featured primary sponsorship of the #88 Chevy in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Race fans at the Monster Mile on Sept. 24-26, 2010 will have the opportunity to visit the GT Vodka interactive display in the FanZone and take their picture with the #88 show car. Fans can also get a taste of the product by visiting one of several locations around the facility that will now serve GT Vodka, including inside of the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino adjacent to the Speedway.(Dover PR)(9-24-2010)

  • Drivers to introduce themselves during pre-race for the AAA 400: Dover will spruce up its pre-race driver introductions by inviting all 43 starting NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers to introduce themselves on stage before the start of the race. Pre-race ceremonies on the frontstretch stage begin at 11:30 a.m. with driver introductions scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Each driver will introduce themselves and announce what car they'll be driving, commencing with the driver starting in the 43rd position. The top-10 starters will introduce themselves and a military veteran who has recently returned home from overseas. The USO Delaware is helping to choose the 10 members of the military.(Dover PR)(9-23-2010)

  • Sunoco renews Dover agreement: Dover International Speedway and Sunoco have extended their existing partnership to include naming rights for the Monster Mile's Victory Lane, now known as Sunoco Victory Lane. Winning drivers in all three NASCAR series racing at the one-mile, high-banked oval this weekend will pull into a brand new Sunoco Victory Lane after conquering the monster. The 10-year agreement also names Sunoco as the "Official Fuel of Dover International Speedway." As part of this designation, Sunoco will have prominent signage surrounding Victory Lane including the Philadelphia-based company's familiar yellow, blue and red colors. The display will also feature a canopy-like structure that showcases their recognizable diamond logo on the checkered patterned floor. Future plans call for the addition of a small seating area near Victory Lane for VIPs, guests and race fans.(Dover PR)(9-23-2010)

  • National Anthem singer named for Dover: Southern pop artist Jessie James will sing the national anthem prior to the start of the “AAA 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway on Sunday, Sept. 26. James’ recent single and upcoming album title, “Boys in the Summer,” was featured on the Billboard charts in several categories this summer, and she’ll also entertain fans with her hit song during pre-race for the AAA 400. James’ performance adds to the growing list of entertainment for fans surrounding three days of NASCAR events at the Monster Mile this September. For a full list of fan attractions, visit DoverSpeedway.com and click the “Sept. 24-26 race weekend fan activities and attractions” link. NASCAR returns to the Monster Mile on Sept. 24-26, 2010. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 1-800-441-RACE or visit DoverSpeedway.com.(DIS)(9-16-2010)

  • Dover to host two NASCAR tripleheader weekends in 2011: With the release of the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series calendar by NASCAR, Dover International Speedway has solidified its event dates for next season. The Monster Mile will host the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on May 13-15, 2011, and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East on Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2011. The Oct. 2, 2011 race at the Monster Mile will be the third race in the “Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.” Dover has hosted a Chase race every season since the inception of the playoff format in 2004.
    Tickets for the May 13-15, 2011 race weekend will go on sale to the public on Oct. 11, 2011, and tickets for the Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2011 will be available to the public on Dec. 13, 2010. Returning fans still have the opportunity to renew their same seats for the fall 2011 race weekend until Nov. 4, 2010. The renewal deadline for the spring 2011 events has passed.
    Dover International Speedway continues to offer event ticket insurance for all events, along with an array of ticket options including special three-day ticket packages, all-inclusive hospitality packages, early buy discounts, new-for-2011 family and junior pricing, and a variety of payment plans. NASCAR returns to the Monster Mile on Sept. 24-26, 2010. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 1-800-441-RACE or visit DoverSpeedway.com.(DIS)(8-19-2010)

  • Commemorative casino chip for September NASCAR race at Dover: Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, in conjunction with sister company Dover Motorsports, will release the inaugural, limited edition Monster Mile commemorative casino chip for the upcoming Sept. 24-26, 2010, NASCAR race weekend at Dover International Speedway. The $5 commemorative chip is the first in a planned series to be designed for each subsequent NASCAR race weekend at the speedway. The $5 chips can only be purchased at the casino table games area of Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, and only 5,000 chips are being produced. The chip depicts Miles the Monster, Dover International Speedway's signature icon. The concrete monster is spawned from the track's nickname, "The Monster Mile," and is also featured on the winner's trophy, tickets, memorabilia, and of course, the 46-foot-tall Monster Monument at Victory Plaza, presented by AAA. The first Monster Mile casino chip will be available for sale beginning Wednesday, Sept. 22, only at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino.(Dover PR)(8-14-2010)

  • Hershey's donates $19,800 to Autism Speaks: Hershey's Milk & Milkshakes, the “Official Flavored Milk and Milkshakes of Dover International Speedway®,” presented Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, with a donation of $19,800 during a press event held today before the start of the “Autism Speaks 400 presented by Hershey's Milk & Milkshakes.” Hershey's Milk & Milkshakes are a new line of single-serve milk and milkshakes that are produced by HP Hood LLC under license from The Hershey Company. The $19,800 donation to Autism Speaks is the result of a challenge that Hershey's Milk & Milkshakes delivered to Trevor Bayne, #99 NASCAR Nationwide Series driver for Michael Waltrip Racing. Hershey's Milk and Milkshakes offered to donate $99 to Autism Speaks for every lap completed by the #99 car during the “Heluva Good! 200” on Saturday, May 15, at Dover International Speedway. Hershey's Milk & Milkshakes is one of the sponsors of Bayne’s car at Dover.(Dover International Speedway)(5-16-2010)

  • Past track news: posted in the past at Jayski's Track News/Rumors - Dover International Speedway


GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES

    Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

    Number of Tires:
    Left-side - 1,400
    Right-side - 1,400;

    Tire Codes:
    Left-side -- D-4394;
    Right-side -- D-4272

    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 75-80 laps, based on fuel mileage (Sprint Cup).

    Notes: Teams in both NASCAR series in action at Dover this weekend will be running the same Goodyear tire codes . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that NASCAR teams ran at Dover earlier this season . . . this is also the same right-side tire code (D-4272) that these teams ran in the fall race at Dover last season . . . in 2010, NASCAR teams have run this right-side code at Michigan (both series) and Kentucky (Nationwide only) . . . unlike on other NASCAR ovals one mile or less in length, where teams do not run inner liners, teams are required to run liners in all four tire positions at Dover . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.


DRIVER/TEAM/TESTING NEWS

  • Danica to run K&N Pro Series East race at Dover: Danica Patrick will attempt to tackle the monster twice with the announcement of her intent to enter the "Sunoco 150" NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race at Dover on Sept. 24. Patrick will behind the wheel of the #83 JR Motorsports entry in the Friday afternoon race. The Sunoco 150 at Dover serves as the season finale for NASCAR's top developmental series, and a champion will be crowned when the checkered flag falls. Patrick will also race the #7 GoDaddy.com Chevy for JR Motorsports in the 200-mile NASCAR Nationwide Series event on Saturday, Sept. 25. Prior to the event, Patrick will participate in a free question-and-answer session on the base of the Monster Monument at Victory Plaza. NASCAR returns to the Monster Mile on Sept. 24-26, 2010. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 1-800-441-RACE or visit DoverSpeedway.com.(Dover International Speedway)(9-17-2010)

  • See the Sprint Cup Series Team / Driver Chart, which has links to past news for each team and info on each team.


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