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FedEx 400 Fact Sheet
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Track facts for Dover International Speedway:

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  • Number of previous races: 84.
  • First Sprint Cup race: July 6, 1969, won by Richard Petty.
  • Last Sprint Cup race: October 2, 2011, won by Kurt Busch.
  • Won from pole: 13, last time by Jimmie Johnson in 2010.
  • Won from top-5 starting position: 51 times in 84 races (61%).
  • Won from top-10 starting position: 66 times (79%).
  • Won from 21st or worse starting position: 4 times (5%).
  • Worst starting spot for race winner: 37th, by Kyle Petty in 1995.
  • Most laps led: 491, by Geoffrey Bodine in 1974.
  • Fewest laps led by a race winner: 6, by Jeff Burton in 2006.

  • Track records:

    • Fastest race: 132.719 mph by Mark Martin in 1997.
    • Fastest qualifying speed: 161.522 mph by Jeremy Mayfield in 2004.
    • Most lead changes: 29 in 1980 and 1986.
    • Closest finish: Jimmie Johnson's .08 second margin over Kyle Busch in 2005.
    • Most caution flags: 16 in 1993.

  • From 2007-2011 a typical Dover race had 17.6 lead changes, 7.9 cautions for 36.8 laps, and an average green-flag run of 40.8 laps.

Manufacturers / Owners:

  • Victories by manufacturer: Chevrolet 31, Ford 25, Mercury 7, Pontiac 6, Dodge 6, Buick 3, Oldsmobile 2, Plymouth 2, Toyota 2.

  • Victories by owner: Rick Hendrick 13, Jack Roush 9, Wood Brothers 7, Roger Penske 7, Petty Enterprises 6, all others 42.

Driver Notes:

  • The most Dover races without a:

     Active DriversAll-Time
    Win: Terry Labonte (52 races) Dave Marcis (54 races)
    Top 5: Elliott Sadler (24) Jimmy Means (34)
    Top 10: Kenny Wallace (23) Kenny Wallace (23)
    Pole: Ken Schrader (46) Kyle Petty (52)
    Lap led: Casey Mears (18) Buddy Arrington (30)
    Lead-lap finish: Kenny Wallace (23) Dave Marcis (54)


  • Top career marks at Dover:

     Active DriversAll-Time
    Races: Terry Labonte (52) Ricky Rudd (56)
    Wins: Jimmie Johnson (6) Bobby Allison, Richard Petty (7)
    Top 5s: Mark Martin (23) Mark Martin (23)
    Top 10s: Mark Martin (31) Mark Martin (31)
    Poles: J. Gordon, M. Martin, R.Newman (4) David Pearson (6)
    Laps: Terry Labonte (21,896) Ricky Rudd (23,387)
    Laps led: Jeff Gordon (2,231) Bobby Allison (2,800)
    Lead-lap finishes: Mark Martin (28) Mark Martin (28)


  • Best average finish among active drivers at Dover (3 or more starts):

    1. Carl Edwards (7.3)
    2. Jimmie Johnson (9.2)
    3. Ryan Newman (11.5)
    4. Matt Kenseth (12.2)
    5. Jeff Gordon (12.2)
    6. Greg Biffle (12.3)
    7. Mark Martin (12.4)
    8. Tony Stewart (13.0)
    9. Kyle Busch (13.2)
    10. Clint Bowyer (14.2)


  • Worst average finish among active drivers at Dover (3 or more starts):

    1. Hermie Sadler (37.4)
    2. Michael McDowell (37.3)
    3. Mike Bliss (34.7)
    4. J.J. Yeley (34.4)
    5. David Stremme (33.8)
    6. Landon Cassill (33.0)
    7. Tony Raines (32.6)
    8. Scott Speed (31.8)
    9. Sam Hornish, Jr. (28.2)
    10. Jeff Green (28.1)


    Current top-10 drivers at Dover:

    DriverRacesWinT5T10PoleLapsLedAvStAvFnRating
    Greg Biffle 19 2 6 10 1 7548 463 12.2 12.3 105.4
    Matt Kenseth 26 2 12 17 1 10124 744 16.7 12.2 110.0
    Denny Hamlin 12 0 2 4 0 4116 61 15.2 20.7 78.7
    Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 24 1 4 7 0 9507 367 14.7 18.0 75.6
    Jimmie Johnson 20 6 9 14 3 7819 1986 10.0 9.2 118.6
    Martin Truex, Jr. 12 1 1 4 2 4626 225 15.1 17.2 88.1
    Kevin Harvick 22 0 2 9 0 8664 144 21.2 16.6 79.7
    Kyle Busch 14 2 7 9 0 5025 448 13.2 13.3 102.6
    Tony Stewart 26 2 10 15 0 10016 1072 20.0 13.0 70.5
    Carl Edwards 15 1 7 11 0 5999 532 14.7 7.3 106.5

    Driver Rating is based on a formula developed by NASCAR which combines "loop data" elements such as average running position, average speed under green, number of fastest laps, etc. There is a maximum of 150 points that a driver can earn for each race. Driver Rating is not available for races prior to 2005.

    Other notable Driver Ratings at Dover: Kurt Busch (97.8), Mark Martin (96.1), Ryan Newman (91.1), Jeff Burton (90.0), Jeff Gordon (89.2), Clint Bowyer (88.1).