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AAA 400 Fact Sheet
Compiled by racing-reference.info

Track facts for Dover International Speedway:

   

  • Number of previous races: 87.
  • First Sprint Cup race: July 6, 1969, won by Richard Petty.
  • Last Sprint Cup race: June 2, 2013, won by Tony Stewart.
  • Won from pole: 13, last time by Jimmie Johnson in 2010.
  • Won from top-5 starting position: 52 times in 87 races (60%).
  • Won from top-10 starting position: 68 times (78%).
  • Won from 21st or worse starting position: 5 times (6%).
  • 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: 3, by Tony Stewart in 2013.

  • 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 2008-2013 a typical Dover race had 17.5 lead changes, 7.1 cautions for 32.6 laps, and an average green-flag run of 45.4 laps.

Manufacturers / Owners:

  • Victories by manufacturer: Chevrolet 33, 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 43.

Driver Notes:

  • The most Dover races without a:

     Active DriversAll-Time
    Win: Terry Labonte (52 races) Dave Marcis (54 races)
    Top 5: Dave Blaney, Elliott Sadler (24) Jimmy Means (34)
    Top 10: Tony Raines (17) Kenny Wallace (23)
    Pole: Ken Schrader (46) Kyle Petty (52)
    Lap led: Casey Mears (21) Buddy Arrington (30)
    Lead-lap finish: Tony Raines (17) Dave Marcis (54)


  • Top career marks at Dover:

     Active DriversAll-Time
    Races: Mark Martin (54) 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 (33) Mark Martin (33)
    Poles: Mark Martin (5) David Pearson (6)
    Laps: Terry Labonte (21,896) Ricky Rudd (23,387)
    Laps led: Jimmie Johnson (2,461) Bobby Allison (2,800)
    Lead-lap finishes: Mark Martin (31) Mark Martin (31)


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

    1. Carl Edwards (8.6)
    2. Jimmie Johnson (9.0)
    3. Jeff Gordon (11.8)
    4. Mark Martin (12.2)
    5. Greg Biffle (12.5)
    6. Clint Bowyer (12.7)
    7. Brad Keselowski (13.0)
    8. Ryan Newman (13.1)
    9. Tony Stewart (13.2)
    10. Kyle Busch (13.3)


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

    1. Michael McDowell (38.3)
    2. Mike Bliss (35.3)
    3. Scott Speed (34.6)
    4. Johnny Sauter (34.2)
    5. Landon Cassill (34.2)
    6. J.J. Yeley (34.0)
    7. David Stremme (33.2)
    8. Josh Wise (33.0)
    9. Tony Raines (32.6)
    10. David Gilliland (29.4)


    'Chase' drivers at Dover:

    DriverRacesWinT5T10PoleLapsLedAvStAvFnRating
    Matt Kenseth 29 2 13 18 1 11054 775 15.7 13.6 107.3
    Kyle Busch 17 2 8 11 0 6026 900 11.8 13.3 105.6
    Jimmie Johnson 23 7 11 16 3 9018 2461 10.3 9.0 119.6
    Carl Edwards 18 1 8 12 0 7117 532 15.2 8.6 102.9
    Greg Biffle 22 2 6 10 1 8745 463 12.0 12.5 101.4
    Kevin Harvick 25 0 3 11 0 9861 145 19.7 15.6 83.1
    Kurt Busch 26 1 6 8 0 9682 426 11.2 18.1 93.6
    Jeff Gordon 41 4 16 23 4 16384 2292 11.8 11.8 92.7
    Ryan Newman 23 3 6 11 4 9050 842 9.3 13.1 88.4
    Clint Bowyer 15 0 1 8 0 5975 34 17.4 12.7 91.1
    Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 27 1 5 9 0 10705 368 15.0 17.0 78.7
    Joey Logano 9 0 1 5 0 3221 1 15.7 16.8 76.2
    Kasey Kahne 19 0 1 5 0 6743 90 12.5 21.5 80.2

    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: Mark Martin (97.3), Martin Truex, Jr. (89.9), Jeff Burton (86.4), Brad Keselowski (85.3), Denny Hamlin (82.4).