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AAA 400 Fact Sheet
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Track facts for Dover International Speedway:

   

  • Number of previous races: 85.
  • First Sprint Cup race: July 6, 1969, won by Richard Petty.
  • Last Sprint Cup race: June 3, 2012, won by Jimmie Johnson.
  • Won from pole: 13, last time by Jimmie Johnson in 2010.
  • Won from top-5 starting position: 52 times in 85 races (61%).
  • Won from top-10 starting position: 67 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 2007-2012 a typical Dover race had 17.5 lead changes, 7.8 cautions for 36.4 laps, and an average green-flag run of 41.2 laps.

Manufacturers / Owners:

  • Victories by manufacturer: Chevrolet 32, Ford 25, Mercury 7, Pontiac 6, Dodge 6, Buick 3, Oldsmobile 2, Plymouth 2, Toyota 2.

  • Victories by owner: Rick Hendrick 14, 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 (19) Buddy Arrington (30)
    Lead-lap finish: Kenny Wallace (23) Dave Marcis (54)


  • Top career marks at Dover:

     Active DriversAll-Time
    Races: Terry Labonte, Mark Martin (52) Ricky Rudd (56)
    Wins: Jimmie Johnson (7) B. Allison, J. Johnson, R. Petty (7)
    Top 5s: Mark Martin (23) Mark Martin (23)
    Top 10s: Mark Martin (31) Mark Martin (31)
    Poles: Mark Martin (5) David Pearson (6)
    Laps: Terry Labonte (21,896) Ricky Rudd (23,387)
    Laps led: Jeff Gordon (2,291) Bobby Allison (2,800)
    Lead-lap finishes: Mark Martin (29) Mark Martin (29)


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

    1. Carl Edwards (8.5)
    2. Jimmie Johnson (8.9)
    3. Ryan Newman (11.7)
    4. Matt Kenseth (11.8)
    5. Greg Biffle (12.2)
    6. Jeff Gordon (12.3)
    7. Mark Martin (12.5)
    8. Tony Stewart (13.4)
    9. Clint Bowyer (13.5)
    10. Kurt Busch (14.3)


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

    1. Michael McDowell (37.9)
    2. Hermie Sadler (37.4)
    3. Mike Bliss (34.8)
    4. J.J. Yeley (34.4)
    5. Landon Cassill (34.2)
    6. David Stremme (33.7)
    7. Scott Speed (33.7)
    8. Tony Raines (32.6)
    9. David Gilliland (28.5)
    10. Sam Hornish, Jr. (28.2)


    'Chase' drivers at Dover:

    DriverRacesWinT5T10PoleLapsLedAvStAvFnRating
    Jimmie Johnson 21 7 10 15 3 8219 2275 9.7 8.9 120.6
    Brad Keselowski 5 0 0 0 0 1996 2 18.2 17.9 76.1
    Denny Hamlin 13 0 2 4 0 4516 63 14.8 20.5 78.6
    Tony Stewart 27 2 10 15 0 10347 1072 20.4 13.4 68.6
    Kasey Kahne 17 0 1 5 0 5950 88 12.8 21.8 78.2
    Clint Bowyer 13 0 1 6 0 5176 33 18.8 13.5 89.7
    Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 25 1 5 8 0 9907 368 14.8 17.5 77.6
    Kevin Harvick 23 0 3 10 0 9064 144 20.6 16.0 82.0
    Greg Biffle 20 2 6 10 1 7948 463 12.0 12.2 104.2
    Martin Truex, Jr. 13 1 1 5 2 5026 225 15.3 16.4 88.5
    Matt Kenseth 27 2 13 18 1 10524 746 16.3 11.8 110.5
    Jeff Gordon 39 4 14 21 4 15584 2291 11.7 12.3 91.1

    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: Carl Edwards (104.8), Kyle Busch (101.6), Mark Martin (96.9), Kurt Busch (95.4), Ryan Newman (90.4), Jeff Burton (89.1).