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Fedex 400
Dover Int'l Speedway
Sun, May 31, 2015
1:15pm EDT - FS1 (Fox Sports 1)

Race Data

Race #: 13 of 36
Event: Fedex 400
Location: Dover
Track Size: 1.0 Miles
Track Type: Oval
Total Laps: 400
Total Miles: 600
2014-1 Winner: Jimmie Johnson
2014-2 Winner: Jeff Gordon
Pit Speed: 35 mph

Previous Winners

(Active Drivers)
9 Jimmie Johnson 02/02/05/09/09/10/13/13/14
5 Jeff Gordon 95/96/96/01/14
3 Tony Stewart 00/00/13
3 Ryan Newman 03/03/04
2 Matt Kenseth 06/11
2 Kyle Busch 08/10
2 Greg Biffle 05/07
1 D Earnhardt Jr 01 1 Carl Edwards 07
1 Martin Truex Jr 07
1 Jeff Burton 06
1 Brad Keselowski 12
1 Kurt Busch 11

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NASCAR warns Jimmie Johnson's team; Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s team penalized


In penalties NASCAR announced on Tuesday, Jimmie Johnson's Sprint Cup team escaped with a warning while Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Camping World Truck Series team did not for infractions cited last weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Johnson's No. 48 team was caught modifying the side-skirt on his car during Saturday's All-Star Race. Though commonplace late last season, NASCAR banned the practice of improving a cars' aerodynamics by pulling on body panels mid-race after teams took advantage and flared fenders to excessive lengths.

Johnson's crew chief, Chad Knaus, said a crewmember was fixing damage after Johnson had scraped the wall earlier, according to NASCAR.com. The team was issued a written warning, given on first offense.

Not so fortunate was JR Motorsports, co-owned by Earnhardt, which fielded a truck Kasey Kahne drove to victory Friday night. The vehicle failed post-race technical inspections after officials determined the truck was too low on both sides in the front and too high in the right rear.

Consequently, NASCAR fined crew chief Joe Shear Jr. $6,000 and placed him on probation through the end of the season. JRM lost 10 ownership points.

Both infractions committed by the Johnson and Earnhardt teams are considered minor.

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Statistical Advance: Analyzing the 2015
FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks

Courtesy of NASCAR Media


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 26, 2015) - Below is a look at some of the top statistical performers at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware going into the FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks on May 31 (1 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1).


 

2015 Chase Grid Outlook

Pos.

Drivers

Wins

Points

Chase Bonus Pts

1

 Jimmie Johnson

3

393

9

2

 Kevin Harvick

2

473

6

3

 Joey Logano

1

407

3

4

 Dale Earnhardt Jr.

1

401

3

5

 Brad Keselowski

1

381

3

6

 Matt Kenseth

1

372

3

7

 Kurt Busch

1

327

3

8

 Denny Hamlin

1

321

3

9

 Carl Edwards

1

312

3

10

 Martin Truex Jr.

0

432

0

11

 Jamie McMurray

0

353

0

12

 Jeff Gordon

0

346

0

13

 Kasey Kahne

0

345

0

14

 Ryan Newman

0

343

0

15

 Aric Almirola

0

339

0

16

 Paul Menard

0

336

0

Outside Looking In

17

 Clint Bowyer

0

296

0

18

 Danica Patrick

0

292

0

19

 Greg Biffle

0

284

0

20

 AJ Allmendinger

0

274

0

21

 Casey Mears

0

263

0

22

 Kyle Larson

0

256

0

23

 Austin Dillon

0

253

0

24

 David Ragan

0

238

0

25

 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

0

234

0

26

 Sam Hornish Jr.

0

230

0

27

 David Gilliland

0

224

0

28

 Justin Allgaier

0

208

0

29

 Trevor Bayne

0

207

0

30

 Tony Stewart

0

202

0

 

Green = Locked into the Chase, provided they attempt to qualify for the remaining regular season races

 

Orange = No wins, Inside the current Chase Grid's top 16  - Currently in the Chase, not locked in

 

Red = Inside the current top 30 in points, outside of the Chase cutoff

 

Greg Biffle (No. 16 Safety-Kleen Ford)

         Two wins, six top fives, 11 top 10s; one pole

         Average finish of 13.7

         Average Running Position of 12.1, seventh-best

         Driver Rating of 97.4, fifth-best

         435 Fastest Laps Run, fourth-most

         833 Green Flag Passes, fifth-most

         Average Green Flag Speed of 144.050 mph, fifth-fastest

         5,555 Laps in the Top 15 (69.4%), sixth-most

         517 Quality Passes (passes of cars in the top 15 under green), fourth-most

 

Clint Bowyer (No. AAA Insurance Toyota)

         Two top fives, 11 top 10s

         Average finish of 11.9

         Average Running Position of 12.2, eighth-best

         Driver Rating of 92.5, eighth-best

         203 Fastest Laps Run, 12th-most

         762 Green Flag Passes, 11th-most

         Average Green Flag Speed of 143.979 mph, eighth-fastest

         5,335 Laps in the Top 15 (74.1%), seventh-most

         434 Quality Passes, seventh-most

 

Kurt Busch (No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet)

         One win, six top fives, eight top 10s

         Average finish of 18.2

         Average Running Position of 13.4, 11th-best

         Driver Rating of 91.0, 10th-best

         297 Fastest Laps Run, eighth-most

         861 Green Flag Passes, third-most

         Average Green Flag Speed of 143.859 mph, 10th-fastest

         4,712 Laps in the Top 15 (58.9%), 10th-most

         437 Quality Passes, sixth-most

 

Kyle Busch (No. 18 Skittles Toyota)

         Two wins, nine top fives, 13 top 10s

         Average finish of 14.2

         Average Running Position of 11.5, fifth-best

         Driver Rating of 105.5, third-best

         424 Fastest Laps Run, fifth-most

         Average Green Flag Speed of 144.300 mph, third-fastest

         6,096 Laps in the Top 15 (76.2%), fourth-most

         507 Quality Passes, fifth-most

 

Carl Edwards (No. 19 Stanley Toyota)

         One win, eight top fives, 12 top 10s

         Average finish of 10.2

         Average Running Position of 11.0, third-best

         Driver Rating of 99.2, fourth-best

         499 Fastest Laps Run, second-most

         838 Green Flag Passes, fourth-most

         Average Green Flag Speed of 144.043 mph, sixth-fastest

         5,574 Laps in the Top 15 (69.6%), fifth-most

         552 Quality Passes, second-most

 

Jeff Gordon (No. 24 3M Chevrolet)

         Five wins, 18 top fives, 25 top 10s; four poles

         Average finish of 11.4

         Average Running Position of 11.6, sixth-best

         Driver Rating of 96.5, sixth-best

         362 Fastest Laps Run, sixth-most

         818 Green Flag Passes, seventh-most

         Average Green Flag Speed of 144.169 mph, fourth-fastest

         6,214 Laps in the Top 15 (77.6%), third-most

         Series-high 555 Quality Passes


Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Lowe's Pro Services Chevrolet)

         Nine wins, 14 top fives, 19 top 10s; three poles

         Average finish of 8.2

         Series-best Average Running Position of 6.5

         Series-best Driver Rating of 122.3

         Series-high 1,106 Fastest Laps Run

         Series-best Average Green Flag Speed of 144.673 mph

         Series-high 7,061 Laps in the Top 15 (88.2%)

         420 Quality Passes, eighth-most

 

Matt Kenseth (No. 20 Dollar General Toyota)

         Two wins, 15 top fives, 21 top 10s; one pole

         Average finish of 12.8

         Average Running Position of 8.7, second-best

         Driver Rating of 108.3, second-best

         471 Fastest Laps Run, third-most

         762 Green Flag Passes, 11th-most

         Average Green Flag Speed of 144.394 mph, second-fastest

         6,624 Laps in the Top 15 (82.8%), second-most

         541 Quality Passes, third-most

 

Brad Keselowski (No. 2 Miller Lite Ford)

         One win, four top fives, four top 10s; one pole

         Average finish of 13.2

         Average Running Position of 12.6, ninth-best

         Driver Rating of 92.1, ninth-best

         Average Green Flag Speed of 143.870 mph, ninth-fastest

 

Kyle Larson (No. 42 Target Chevrolet)

         One top 10

         Average finish of 8.5

         Average Running Position of 11.3, fourth-best

         Driver Rating of 93.0, seventh-best

         Average Green Flag Speed of 144.030 mph, seventh-fastest

 

Ryan Newman (No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet)

         Three wins, six top fives, 13 top 10s; four poles

         Average finish of 13.4

         Average Running Position of 12.8, 10th-best

         Driver Rating of 88.2, 12th-best

         770 Green Flag Passes, 10th-most

         5,202 Laps in the Top 15 (65.0%), eighth-most

         400 Quality Passes, 11th-most

 

Martin Truex Jr. (No. 78 Furniture Row/Visser Precision Chevrolet)

         One win, one top five, eight top 10s; two poles

         Average finish of 15.8

         Average Running Position of 15.0, 12th-best

         Driver Rating of 89.1, 11th-best

         252 Fastest Laps Run, ninth-most

         Average Green Flag Speed of 143.752 mph, 11th-fastest

         4,388 Laps in the Top 15 (60.9%), 11th-most

         411 Quality Passes, 10th-most

 

 

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 2015 Top 16 at Dover International Speedway

 

Driver

Races

Poles

Wins

Top Fives

Top 10s

DNFs

Average Finish

Driver Rating

 
 

1

Kevin Harvick

28

1

0

3

12

1

15.2

86.5

 

2

Martin Truex Jr.

18

2

1

1

8

2

15.8

89.1

 

3

Joey Logano

12

0

0

3

8

1

13.8

82.6

 

4

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

30

1

1

6

11

1

16.2

81.9

 

5

Jimmie Johnson

26

3

9

14

19

2

8.2

122.3

 

6

Brad Keselowski

10

1

1

4

4

0

13.2

92.1

 

7

Matt Kenseth

32

1

2

15

21

5

12.8

108.3

 

8

Jamie McMurray

24

0

0

1

5

0

18.3

78.0

 

9

Jeff Gordon

44

4

5

18

25

5

11.4

96.5

 

10

Kasey Kahne

22

0

0

1

5

6

20.9

80.9

 

11

Ryan Newman

26

4

3

6

13

2

13.4

88.2

 

12

Aric Almirola

6

0

0

0

1

0

17.5

73.7

 

13

Paul Menard

15

0

0

0

2

0

19.1

67.0

 

14

Kurt Busch

29

0

1

6

8

6

18.2

91.0

 

15

Denny Hamlin

18

2

0

3

6

3

19.2

84.2

 

16

Carl Edwards

21

0

1

8

12

0

10.2

99.2

 

* - Based on last 20 races at Dover International Speedway.

 


 

Dover International Speedway Data

Season Race #: 13 of 36 (05-31-15)

Track Size: 1-mile

Banking/Turn 1 & 2: 24 degrees

Banking/Turn 3 & 4: 24 degrees

Banking/Frontstretch: 9 degree

Banking/Backstretch: 9 degree

Frontstretch Length:  1,076 feet

Backstretch Length:  1,076 feet

Race Length: 400 laps / 400 miles

 

Top 10 Driver Ratings at Dover

Jimmie Johnson........................ 122.3

Matt Kenseth............................. 108.3

Kyle Busch............................... 105.5

Carl Edwards.............................. 99.2

Greg Biffle.................................. 97.4

Jeff Gordon................................ 96.5

Kyle Larson................................ 93.0

Clint Bowyer............................... 92.5

Brad Keselowski......................... 92.1

Kurt Busch.................................. 91.0

Note: Driver Ratings compiled from 2005-2014 races (20 total) among active drivers at Dover Motor Speedway.

 

Qualifying/Race Data

2014 pole winner:

Brad Keselowski, Ford

164.444 mph, 21.892 secs. 05-30-14

 

2014 race winner:

Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet

117.724 mph, (03:23:52), 06-01-14

 

Track qualifying record:

Brad Keselowski, Ford

164.444 mph, 21.892 secs. 05-30-14

 

Track race record:

Mark Martin, Ford

132.719 mph, (03:00:50), 09-21-97

 

Dover International Speedway:

History

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

         The first NASCAR Sprint Cup race was held on July 6, 1969 - won by Richard Petty.

         The first two races at Dover were 300 miles. The race length was changed to 500 miles in 1971.

         The track surface was changed to concrete in 1995.

         The race length was changed to 400 miles beginning with the second race in 1997.

         The track name was changed to Dover International Speedway in 2002.

Notebook

         There have been 90 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Dover International Speedway, one race in 1969 and 1970, two races per year since 1971.

         381 drivers have competed in at least one NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway; 278 in more than one.

         Ricky Rudd leads the series in starts at Dover with 56. Jeff Gordon leads all active drivers with 44 starts; followed by Matt Kenseth with 32.

         David Pearson won the inaugural Coors Light pole at Dover in 1969 with a speed of 130.430 mph. 

         39 drivers have Coors Light poles at Dover, led by David Pearson with six. Jeff Gordon and Ryan Newman lead all active drivers in poles with four each.

         Nine drivers have won consecutive Coors Light poles at Dover. David Pearson holds the record for most consecutive poles at Dover with three; from 1973 to the spring race of 1974.

         Two active drivers have posted consecutive Coors Light poles at Dover: Ryan Newman (fall 2005 and spring 2006), and Denny Hamlin (fall 2012 and spring 2013).

         Youngest Dover pole winner: Jeff Gordon (06/04/1995 - 23 years, 10 months, 0 days).


         Oldest Dover pole winner: Mark Martin (06/01/2012 - 53 years, 4 months, 23 days).

         34 different drivers have won at Dover International Speedway, led by Jimmie Johnson with nine wins (2002 sweep, fall 2005, 2009 sweep, 2010 fall, spring 2012, fall 2013 and spring 2014). 

         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 winner: Kyle Busch (06/01/2008 - 23 years, 0 months, 30 days).

         Oldest Dover winner: Harry Gant (05/31/1992 - 52 years, 4 months, 21 days).

         Hendrick Motorsports has the most wins at Dover in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with 17: Jimmie Johnson (nine), Jeff Gordon (five), Geoff Bodine (one), Ken Schrader (one) and Ricky Rudd (one). 

         Nine different manufacturers have won in the NSCS at Dover; led by Chevrolet with 36 victories; followed by Ford with 25.

         13 of the 90 (14.4%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Dover have been won from the Coors Light pole; the two most recent were Jimmie Johnson in 2009 and 2010.

         The second-place starting position is the most proficient starting position in the field, producing more winners (15) than any other starting position at Dover International Speedway.    

         28 of the 90 (31.1%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Dover have been won from the front row: 13 from the pole and 15 from second-place.

         71 of the 90 (78.8%) NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Dover have been won from a top-10 starting position.

         Five of the 90 (5.6%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Dover have been won from a starting position outside the top 20 - most recently: Tony Stewart, spring 2013 (22nd-place starting position)

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

         Mark Martin leads the series in runner-up finishes at Dover with eight; followed by Dale Earnhardt with five. Jeff Gordon leads all active drivers with four.

         Mark Martin leads the series in top-five finishes at Dover with 24; followed by Dale Earnhardt with 19.  Jeff Gordon leads all active drivers with 18.  

         Mark Martin leads the series in top-10 finishes at Dover with 33; followed by Richard Petty and Ricky Rudd with 26 each. Jeff Gordon leads all active drivers with 25.

         Ryan Newman leads all active drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in average starting position at Dover with a 9.654.

         Jimmie Johnson leads all active drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in average finishing position at Dover with an 8.154.


         11 of the 12 active NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winners at Dover International Speedway participated in at least one or more races before visiting Victory Lane. Jimmie Johnson won at Dover in his first two appearances.     

         Among the 12 active NSCS Dover winners Kurt Busch (22) and Matt Kenseth (14) made 10 or more attempts before their first win.

         Kevin Harvick leads the series among active drivers with the most NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at Dover without visiting Victory Lane at 28.

         Since the advent of electronic scoring the closest margin of victory (MOV) in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Dover International Speedway was the September 25, 2005 race won by Jimmie Johnson over Kyle Busch with a MOV of 0.08 second.

         There has been one NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race resulting with a green-white-checkered finish at Dover International Speedway (Scheduled No. of Laps/Actual No. of Laps): fall of 2005 (400/404).

         Not one of the 90 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Dover International Speedway have been shortened due to weather conditions.   

         Qualifying has been cancelled due to weather conditions in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Dover International Speedway five times: fall of 1984, spring of 2001, fall of 2003, spring of 2005 and spring of 2011.  

         Three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series active drivers have made their first career start at Dover International Speedway: Matt Kenseth (9/20/98), Kurt Busch (9/24/00) and David Ragan (9/24/06).

         Two active drivers have posted their first career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coors Light pole at Dover International Speedway: Matt Kenseth (06/02/02) and Michael Waltrip (06/03/1991).      

         One active NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver has posted his first career win at Dover International Speedway: Martin Truex Jr. (06/04/07).

         Jimmie Johnson leads all active drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in laps led at Dover with 2,976 laps led in 26 starts.

         If Jimmie Johnson leads 24 laps or more this weekend he will surpass the 3,000 laps led mark at Dover International Speedway, becoming the seventh driver in series history to lead 3,000 or more laps at a single track. Jeff Gordon is the only other active driver to accomplish the feat (Martinsville - 3,744 laps led). 

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

 

Driver

Starting Position

Finishing Position

Date

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

Janet Guthrie

15

11

9/18/1977

Janet Guthrie

11

33

9/19/1976


NASCAR in Delaware

         There have been 90 NASCAR Sprint Cup races in Delaware all at Dover International Speedway.

Track Name

City

NSCS

Dover International Speedway

Dover

90

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

Milestones - Dover

DRIVER

HAS

NEEDS

MILESTONE

AJ Allmendinger

49

1

50th Consecutive NSCS Start - Allmendinger is 21st on the active consecutive NSCS starts list.

Tony Stewart

48

2

50th NSCS Win - Stewart is 13th on the all-time NSCS wins list, two wins behind NASCAR Hall of Famers Junior Johnson and Ned Jarrett in 12th (50 wins).

Matt Kenseth

32

1

33rd NSCS Win - Kenseth is tied with Dale Jarrett for 22nd on the all-time NSCS wins list, one win behind Fireball Roberts in 21st (33 wins).

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

24

1

25th NSCS Win - Earnhardt Jr. is ties with Carl Edwards for 30th on the all-time NSCS wins list, one win behind Joe Weatherly and Denny Hamlin in 29th (25 wins).

Carl Edwards

24

1

25th NSCS Win - Edwards is tied with Dale Earnhardt Jr. for 30th on the all-time NSCS wins list, one win behind Joe Weatherly and Denny Hamlin in 29th (25 wins).

Joey Logano

49

1

50th NSCS Top-Five Finish - Logano is 70th on the all-time NSCS top fives list, two top-fives behind Neil Castles and Cotton Owens in 68th (51).

Paul Menard

49

1

50th NSCS Top-10 Finish - Menard is tied with Bill Seifert and J.T. Putney for 115th on the all-time NSCS top 10s list, one top-10 behind Tommy Irwin and Charlie Glotzbach in 113th (50).

Jeff Gordon

24,825

175

25,000 NSCS Laps Led - Gordon can become the sixth driver in NSCS history to lead 25,000 laps.

Matt Kenseth

9,594

406

10,000 Laps Led - Kenseth can become the 16th driver in series history to lead 10,000 or more laps. 

Jimmie Johnson

2,976

24

3,000 Laps Led At A Single Track - Johnson can become the seventh driver in series history to lead 3,000 or more laps at a single track joining Richard Petty, Cale Yarborough, Dale Earnhardt, Rusty Wallace, Darrell Waltrip and Jeff Gordon.

Jimmie Johnson

9

1

10 Or More Wins At A Single Track - Johnson can become the fifth driver in series history to win 10 or races at a single track joining Richard Petty, Darrell Waltrip, David Pearson and Dale Earnhardt.

#43 car

199

1

200 NSCS Wins - The No. 43 car is second on the all-time NSCS wins list, five wins behind the No. 11 car in first (204).