Jayski's Silly Season SiteJayski's Silly Season Site

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Gander RV 400


Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Gander RV 400

The Monster Energy Series 2019 Top 16 at Dover International Speedway

Rank

Driver

Races

Poles

Wins

Top Fives

Top 10s

DNFs

Average Finish

Driver Rating

1

Kyle Busch

28

1

3

12

17

7

14.8

105.2

2

Joey Logano

20

0

0

4

11

1

13.6

86.2

3

Denny Hamlin

26

3

0

4

11

4

17.4

86.2

4

Kevin Harvick

36

1

2

6

17

1

14.2

95.2

5

Brad Keselowski

18

1

1

5

8

1

13.2

92.4

6

Martin Truex Jr

26

3

2

5

14

2

13.0

97.8

7

Chase Elliott

6

0

1

5

5

0

4.3

105

8

Kurt Busch

37

0

1

9

11

7

17.9

90.0

9

Ryan Blaney

6

0

0

0

2

0

20.0

80.2

10

Clint Bowyer

26

0

0

3

14

1

13.3

89.8

11

Aric Almirola

13

0

0

2

3

1

16.2

76.1

12

Daniel Suarez

4

0

0

1

4

0

6.8

92.2

13

Austin Dillon

11

0

0

0

2

0

20.9

70.2

14

Ryan Newman

34

4

3

7

14

2

14.3

83.9

15

Alex Bowman

6

0

0

0

0

2

29.5

54.2

16

Jimmie Johnson

34

3

11

17

24

2

9.9

114.4

* – Based on last 28 races at Dover International Speedway (2005 – 2018).

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Top Five Leaders In Loop Data:

Dover International Speedway (Loop Data Era: 2005-Present)

Driver Rating

Average Running Position

Laps in The Top 15

Drivers

Driver Rating

Drivers

Avg. Running Pos.

Drivers

Laps in Top 15

Jimmie Johnson

114.4

Chase Elliott

8.240

Jimmie Johnson

9,331 (83.2%)

Kyle Busch

105.2

Jimmie Johnson

8.835

Kyle Busch

8,918 (79.5%)

Chase Elliott

105.0

Kyle Busch

10.364

Kevin Harvick

7,499 (66.8%)

Kyle Larson

99.1

Daniel Suarez

11.421

Martin Truex Jr.

7,439 (71.4%)

Martin Truex Jr.

97.8

Kyle Larson

11.510

Kurt Busch

7,224 (64.4%)

Laps Led

Quality Passes

Fastest Laps Run

Drivers

Laps Led

Drivers

Quality Passes

Drivers

Fastest Laps

Jimmie Johnson

2,710 (24.2%)

Kyle Busch

708

Jimmie Johnson

1,390 (12.4%)

Kevin Harvick

1,309 (11.7%)

Jimmie Johnson

637

Kevin Harvick

761 (6.8%)

Kyle Busch

1,209 (10.8%)

Kurt Busch

630

Kyle Busch

651 (5.8%)

Martin Truex Jr.

745 (7.2%)

Martin Truex Jr.

621

Martin Truex Jr.

577 (5.5%)

Kyle Larson

463 (11.5%)

Clint Bowyer

619

Kurt Busch

377 (3.4%)

Dover International Speedway:

History

– The official opening of Dover International Speedway, then called Dover Downs International Speedway, was in 1969.

– The first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway was held on July 6, 1969 – won by NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty (Ford).

– 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 98 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races at Dover International Speedway, one race per year in 1969 and 1970, two races per year since 1971.

Starts

– A total of 402 different drivers have competed in at least one Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway; 297 drivers have competed in more than one.

Ricky Rudd leads the Monster Energy Series in starts at Dover International Speedway with 56; followed by NASCAR Hall of Famer Mark Martin with 55.

Kurt Busch leads all active drivers in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in starts at Dover with 37; followed by Kevin Harvick with 36.

– A total of 66 different drivers have made their first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career start at Dover International Speedway; four of the 66 are currently active – Kurt Busch (09/24/00), David Ragan (09/24/06), Ross Chastain (06/04/17) and Ryan Sieg (06/04/17).

Bobby Isaac (five starts) leads the Monster Energy Series in average starting position at Dover with a 2.2.

Daniel Suarez (five starts) leads all active drivers in the series in average starting position at Dover with an 8.5.

Top 10 in Average Starting Position at Dover International Speedway (All-Time & Active)

Rank

All-Time Driver

Avg. Starting Pos.

Starts

Rank

Active Driver

Avg. Starting Pos.

Starts

1

Bobby Isaac

2.200

5

1

Daniel Suarez

8.500

5

2

David Pearson

2.688

16

2

Kyle Larson

8.800

11

3

LeeRoy Yarbrough

4.500

2

3

Kyle Busch

9.143

29

4

Bobby Allison

6.400

35

4

Ryan Newman

10.588

35

5

Friday Hassler

6.500

2

5

Denny Hamlin

10.731

27

6

Cale Yarborough

7.000

20

6

Chase Elliott

10.833

7

7

Daniel Suarez

8.500

5

7

Jimmie Johnson

10.853

35

8

Ramo Stott

8.500

2

8

Martin Truex Jr

10.962

27

9

Rusty Wallace

8.795

44

9

Brad Keselowski

11.000

20

10

Kyle Larson

8.800

11

10

Erik Jones

11.000

5

Poles

– A total of 41 different Monster Energy Series drivers have won Busch poles at Dover International Speedway; eight of 41 are active this weekend.

– NASCAR Hall of Famer David Pearson leads the Monster Energy Series in poles at Dover with six poles (1969, 1973 sweep, 1974, 1975, 1981).

Ryan Newman leads all active series drivers in poles at Dover with four poles (2003, 2005, 2006, 2007)

David Pearson (Ford)won the inaugural Busch Pole Award at Dover in 1969 with a speed of 130.430 mph.

– 10 drivers have won consecutive poles at Dover: David Pearson (1973 sweep, spring 1974), Dave Marcis (fall 1975, spring 1976), Cale Yarborough (1980 sweep), Alan Kulwicki (fall 1987, spring 1988), Mark Martin (fall 1988, spring 1989), Bobby Labonte (fall 1996, spring 1997), Rusty Wallace (fall 1999, spring 2000), Jeremy Mayfield (2004 sweep), Ryan Newman (fall 2005, spring 2006), Denny Hamlin (fall 2012, spring 2013).

– Youngest Dover pole winner: Jeff Gordon (June 4, 1995 – 23 years, 10 months, 0 days).

– Oldest Dover pole winner: Mark Martin (June 1, 2012 – 53 years, 4 months, 23 days).

– Five drivers have posted their first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Busch pole at Dover International Speedway – J.D. McDuffie (09/17/1978), Joe Ruttman (05/15/1983), Dick Trickle (06/031990), Michael Waltrip (06/03/1991), Matt Kenseth (06/02/02).

Wins

– A total of 36 different Monster Energy Series drivers have won at Dover International Speedway; eight of the 36 are active this weekend.

Jimmie Johnson leads the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in wins at Dover International Speedway with 11 victories (2002 sweep, 2005 Playoffs, 2009 sweep, 2010 Playoffs, Spring of 2012, 2013 Playoffs, Spring of 2014, Spring of 2015 and Spring of 2017).

– 12 drivers have posted consecutive wins at Dover International Speedway, including three consecutive by David Pearson (fall 1972 and 1973 sweep), Rusty Wallace (fall 1993 and 1994 sweep) and Jeff Gordon (fall 1995 and 1996 sweep).

– Youngest Dover race winner: Chase Elliott (October 7, 2018 – 22 years, 10 months, 0 days).

– Oldest Dover race winner: Harry Gant (May 31, 1992 – 52 years, 4 months, 21 days).

– 13 of the 98 (13.3%) Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races at Dover have been won from the Busch pole; the two most recent were by Jimmie Johnson in 2009 and 2010.

– The second-place starting position is the most proficient starting position in the field, producing more winners (18) than any other starting position at Dover International Speedway.

Monster Energy Series Wins by Starting Positions at Dover International Speedway

Starting Position

Wins

Winning %

Starting Position

Wins

Winning %

1

13

13.27%

13

2

2.04%

2

18

18.37%

14

2

2.04%

3

13

13.27%

15

5

5.10%

4

7

7.14%

16

1

1.02%

5

5

5.10%

17

1

1.02%

6

4

4.08%

19

4

4.08%

7

4

4.08%

22

1

1.02%

8

5

5.10%

24

1

1.02%

9

1

1.02%

26

1

1.02%

10

6

6.12%

27

1

1.02%

11

2

2.04%

37

1

1.02%

Stats

Winning %

Wins

Winning from the First Starting Position:

13.27%

13

Winning from the Front Row:

31.63%

31

Winning from a Top-Five Starting Position:

57.14%

56

Winning from a Top-10 Starting Position:

77.55%

76

Winning After Starting Outside the Top 20:

5.10%

5

– The deepest in the field that a race winner has started at Dover is 37th, by Kyle Petty in the spring of 1995.

– The deepest in the field that an active race winner has started at Dover is 26th, by Martin Truex Jr. in the spring of 2007.

– Two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers have posted their first career win at Dover International Speedway: Martin Truex Jr. (06/04/07) and Jody Ridley (5/17/81).

– Seven of the eight active Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series winners at Dover International Speedway participated in at least one or more races before visiting Victory Lane. Jimmie Johnson won at Dover in his first two appearances.

– Among the eight active Monster Energy Series Dover winners, Kevin Harvick (29) and Kurt Busch (22) made 10 or more attempts before their first win.

Clint Bowyer and Denny Hamlin lead the series among active drivers with the most starts at Dover without visiting Victory Lane at 26.

– A total of 27 different organizations have won in the Monster Energy Series at Dover International Speedway.

Hendrick Motorsports has the most wins at Dover in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with 20 victories among six drivers: Jimmie Johnson (11), Jeff Gordon (five), Geoff Bodine (one), Ken Schrader (one), Ricky Rudd (one) and Chase Elliott (one).

– Nine different manufacturers have won in the Monster Energy Series at Dover; led by Chevrolet with 40 victories; followed by Ford with 26, Dodge (seven), Mercury (seven), Pontiac (six), Toyota (five), Buick (three), Oldsmobile (two) and Plymouth (two).

Additional Finishing Positions

– A total of 52 different drivers have finished runner-up in the Monster Energy Series at Dover International Speedway.

– NASCAR Hall of Famer Mark Martin leads the series in runner-up finishes at Dover with eight second-place finishes.

Kyle Busch leads all active Monster Energy Series drivers in runner-up finishes at Dover with four.

Top Five in Runner-Up Finishes at Dover International Speedway (All-Time & Active)

Rank

All-Time Drivers

Runner-Ups

Rank

Active Drivers

Runner-Ups

1

Mark Martin

8

1

Kyle Busch

4

2

Dale Earnhardt

5

2

Brad Keselowski

2

3

Bobby Allison

4

Kevin Harvick

2

Cale Yarborough

4

Kyle Larson

2

David Pearson

4

5

Chase Elliott

1

Jeff Gordon

4

Clint Bowyer

1

Kyle Busch

4

Denny Hamlin

1

Richard Petty

4

Jimmie Johnson

1

Ryan Newman

1

– A total of 94 different drivers have finished in the top-five in the Monster Energy Series at Dover International Speedway.

– NASCAR Hall of Famer Mark Martin leads the series in top-five finishes with 24 top fives.

Jimmie Johnson leads all active drivers in top-five finishes at Dover with 17.

Top Five in Top-Five Finishes at Dover International Speedway (All-Time & Active)

Rank

All-Time Drivers

Top Fives

Rank

Active Drivers

Top Fives

1

Mark Martin

24

1

Jimmie Johnson

17

2

Dale Earnhardt

19

2

Kyle Busch

12

3

Bobby Allison

18

3

Kurt Busch

9

Jeff Gordon

18

4

Ryan Newman

7

5

Jimmie Johnson

17

5

Kevin Harvick

6

Matt Kenseth

17

– A total of 155 different drivers have finished in the top-10 in the Monster Energy Series at Dover International Speedway.

– NASCAR Hall of Famer Mark Martin leads the series in top-10 finishes at Dover with 33 top 10s.

Jimmie Johnson leads all active series drivers in top-10 finishes at Dover with 24.

Top Five in Top-10 Finishes at Dover International Speedway (All-Time & Active)

Rank

All-Time Driver

Top 10s

Rank

Active Drivers

Top 10s

1

Mark Martin

33

1

Jimmie Johnson

24

2

Jeff Gordon

27

2

Kevin Harvick

17

3

Richard Petty

26

3

Kyle Busch

17

4

Ricky Rudd

26

4

Clint Bowyer

14

5

Bobby Allison

25

5

Martin Truex Jr

14

Dale Earnhardt

25

Ryan Newman

14

Charlie Glotzbach (two starts) leads the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in average finishing position at Dover International Speedway with a 2.5.

Chase Elliott (six starts) leads all active drivers in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in average finishing position at Dover with a 4.3.

Top 10 in Average Finishing Position at Dover international Speedway (All-Time & Active)

Rank

All-Time Drivers

Average Finish

Starts

Rank

Active Drivers

Average Finish

Starts

1

Charlie Glotzbach

2.500

2

1

Chase Elliott

4.333

6

2

Chase Elliott

4.333

6

2

Daniel Suarez

6.750

4

3

Ramo Stott

6.000

2

3

Kyle Larson

8.500

10

4

Daniel Suarez

6.750

4

4

Jimmie Johnson

9.853

34

5

David Pearson

8.000

16

5

Erik Jones

12.250

4

6

Bill Dennis

8.500

2

6

Martin Truex Jr

13.000

26

7

Kyle Larson

8.500

10

7

Brad Keselowski

13.222

18

8

LeeRoy Yarbrough

9.000

2

8

Clint Bowyer

13.346

26

9

Bobby Allison

9.257

35

9

Joey Logano

13.550

20

10

Jimmie Johnson

9.853

34

10

Kevin Harvick

14.250

36

Track Specific Stats

– Since the advent of electronic scoring, the closest Margin of Victory (MOV) in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Dover International Speedway was the September 25, 2005 race, won by Jimmie Johnson over Kyle Busch with a margin of victory of 0.080 second.

Top Five Closest Margin of Victories at Dover International Speedway (MENCS):

Margin of Victory

Date

Winner

Runner-Up

0.080

9/25/2005

Jimmie Johnson

Kyle Busch

0.091

6/1/1997

Ricky Rudd

Mark Martin

0.187

5/15/2016

Matt Kenseth

Kyle Larson

0.220

6/4/1995

Kyle Petty

Bobby Labonte

0.265

10/7/2018

Chase Elliott

Denny Hamlin

– There have been four Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races resulting in NASCAR Overtime at Dover International Speedway:

Scheduled No. Of Laps

Actual No. Of Laps

Overtime Laps

Race Winner

Date

400

406

6

Jimmie Johnson

6/4/2017

400

405

5

Jimmie Johnson

5/31/2015

400

404

4

Jimmie Johnson

9/25/2005

400

404

4

Chase Elliott

10/7/2018

– None of the 98 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races at Dover International Speedway have been shortened due to weather conditions.

– Qualifying has been cancelled due to weather conditions in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Dover International Speedway nine times: fall 1984, spring 2001, fall 2003, spring 2005, spring 2011, fall 2015, spring and fall of 2016, spring 2018.

– A total of 113 different drivers have led at least one lap in the Monster Energy Series at Dover International Speedway.

Jimmie Johnson leads all active drivers in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in laps led at Dover with 3,105 laps led in 34 starts.

Top 10 in Laps Led at Dover International Speedway (All-Time & Active)

Rank

All-Time Drivers

Led

Completed

%

Rank

Active Drivers

Led

Completed

%

1

Jimmie Johnson

3,105

13,366

23.2%

1

Jimmie Johnson

3,105

13,366

23.2%

2

Bobby Allison

2,802

15,586

18.0%

2

Kevin Harvick

1,442

14,226

10.1%

3

Jeff Gordon

2,396

18,788

12.8%

3

Kyle Busch

1,209

9,959

12.1%

4

Richard Petty

2,206

18,919

11.7%

4

Ryan Newman

849

13,418

6.3%

5

Dale Earnhardt

2,151

19,211

11.2%

5

Martin Truex Jr

745

10,119

7.4%

6

Bill Elliott

2,050

18,910

10.8%

6

Kyle Larson

463

4,009

11.5%

7

Cale Yarborough

2,049

8,502

24.1%

7

Kurt Busch

426

13,766

3.1%

8

David Pearson

2,041

6,346

32.2%

8

Brad Keselowski

336

6,825

4.9%

9

Mark Martin

1,769

22,118

8.0%

9

Denny Hamlin

276

9,677

2.9%

10

Harry Gant

1,727

12,038

14.3%

10

Chase Elliott

149

2,410

6.2%

Female Competitors

– Two female drivers have competed at Dover International Speedway in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Janet Guthrie and Danica Patrick.

Driver

Starting Position

Finishing Position

Date

Danica Patrick

24

18

10/1/2017

Danica Patrick

31

10

6/4/2017

Danica Patrick

24

28

10/2/2016

Danica Patrick

31

13

5/15/2016

Danica Patrick

24

21

10/4/2015

Danica Patrick

33

15

5/31/2015

Danica Patrick

13

25

9/28/2014

Danica Patrick

28

23

6/1/2014

Danica Patrick

31

29

9/29/2013

Danica Patrick

39

24

6/2/2013

Danica Patrick

38

28

9/30/2012

Averages

28.7

21.3

Driver

Starting Position

Finishing Position

Date

Janet Guthrie

15

11

9/18/1977

Janet Guthrie

11

33

9/19/1976

Averages

13.0

22.0

NASCAR In Delaware & Maryland

– A total of 187 NASCAR national series races have been held in the state of Delaware – all at Dover International Speedway.

Tracks in Delaware
Track Name

City

Monster Energy

Xfinity

Gander Outdoors

Total Races

First Year

Dover International Speedway

Dover

98

70

19

187

1969

– A total of 10 NASCAR national series races have been held in the state of Maryland – all at Beltsville Speedway.

Tracks in Maryland
Track Name

City

Monster Energy

Xfinity

Gander Outdoors

Total Races

First Year

Beltsville Speedway

Beltsville

10

0

0

10

1965

Delaware & Maryland Drivers in NASCAR

– Nine drivers in NASCAR national series history have their home state recorded as Delaware; none of the nine have recorded a victory in NASCAR national series competition.

– 68 drivers in NASCAR national series history have their home state recorded as Maryland; Elmo Langley(Landover) is the only driver of the 68 to win. He recorded two wins in the Monster Energy Series in 1966 at Piedmont Interstate Fairgrounds (Spartanburg) and Old Dominion Speedway (Manassas).

— NASCAR Wire Service —