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Track facts for Dover International Speedway:

   

  • Number of previous races: 86.
  • First Sprint Cup race: July 6, 1969, won by Richard Petty.
  • Last Sprint Cup race: September 30, 2012, won by Brad Keselowski.
  • Won from pole: 13, last time by Jimmie Johnson in 2010.
  • Won from top-5 starting position: 52 times in 86 races (60%).
  • Won from top-10 starting position: 68 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 Richard Petty 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 2008-2012 a typical Dover race had 17.2 lead changes, 7.1 cautions for 32.7 laps, and an average green-flag run of 45.3 laps.

Manufacturers / Owners:

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

  • Victories by owner: Rick Hendrick 14, Jack Roush 9, Roger Penske 8, Wood Brothers 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: David Gilliland, David Ragan (13) Kenny Wallace (23)
    Pole: Ken Schrader (46) Kyle Petty (52)
    Lap led: Casey Mears (20) Buddy Arrington (30)
    Lead-lap finish: David Gilliland, David Ragan (13) Dave Marcis (54)


  • Top career marks at Dover:

     Active DriversAll-Time
    Races: Mark Martin (53) Ricky Rudd (56)
    Wins: Jimmie Johnson (7) B. Allison, J. Johnson, R. Petty (7)
    Top 5s: Mark Martin (24) Mark Martin (24)
    Top 10s: Mark Martin (32) Mark Martin (32)
    Poles: Mark Martin (5) David Pearson (6)
    Laps: Terry Labonte (21,896) Ricky Rudd (23,387)
    Laps led: Jimmie Johnson (2,318) Bobby Allison (2,800)
    Lead-lap finishes: Mark Martin (30) Mark Martin (30)


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

    1. Carl Edwards (8.3)
    2. Jimmie Johnson (8.6)
    3. Jeff Gordon (12.0)
    4. Ryan Newman (12.1)
    5. Mark Martin (12.3)
    6. Greg Biffle (12.4)
    7. Matt Kenseth (12.6)
    8. Clint Bowyer (13.2)
    9. Tony Stewart (13.7)
    10. Kyle Busch (13.9)


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

    1. Michael McDowell (37.9)
    2. Mike Bliss (34.8)
    3. Landon Cassill (34.6)
    4. Scott Speed (34.6)
    5. J.J. Yeley (34.3)
    6. David Stremme (33.7)
    7. David Gilliland (28.8)
    8. Dave Blaney (28.7)
    9. Joe Nemechek (27.7)
    10. Sam Hornish, Jr. (27.7)


    Current top-10 drivers at Dover:

    DriverRacesWinT5T10PoleLapsLedAvStAvFnRating
    Jimmie Johnson 22 7 11 16 3 8619 2318 9.7 8.6 120.6
    Carl Edwards 17 1 8 12 0 6717 532 15.0 8.3 104.5
    Matt Kenseth 28 2 13 18 1 10895 746 16.1 12.6 107.8
    Clint Bowyer 14 0 1 7 0 5575 34 17.6 13.2 91.1
    Kasey Kahne 18 0 1 5 0 6347 88 12.6 21.4 79.5
    Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 26 1 5 8 0 10305 368 15.2 17.2 78.1
    Kevin Harvick 24 0 3 10 0 9461 144 20.2 15.9 81.9
    Paul Menard 11 0 0 1 0 4343 0 20.5 20.2 64.9
    Martin Truex, Jr. 14 1 1 6 2 5426 225 14.4 15.6 89.3
    Brad Keselowski 6 1 1 1 0 2396 16 16.8 14.3 83.1

    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: Kyle Busch (104.0), Greg Biffle (103.3), Mark Martin (97.0), Kurt Busch (93.4), Jeff Gordon (92.5), Ryan Newman (89.8), Jeff Burton (87.0), Denny Hamlin (81.5).