NASCAR Dover Sunday, April 28, 2019

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES DOVER STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most Dover wins: 11 Jimmie Johnson (Most wins of all tracks) – 69 Races since last career win (Dover 6/17)
  • Most Dover laps led: 3105 Jimmie Johnson
  • Best average finish (Drivers with more than 2 Dover races): 4.3 Chase Elliott (6 Races)
  • Most Dover races running at finish (Active): 35 of 36 races Kevin Harvick
  • Most Dover poles (Active): 4 Ryan Newman
  • Jimmie Johnson leads active drivers at Dover in top 5s (17), top 10s (24) & lead lap finishes (21)
  • Jimmie Johnson May Be A Good Month: Leads all with 11 wins at Dover; Tied most all-time with 3 wins at Kansas (Gordon & Harvick); Leads all with 4 All-Star Race wins; Leads all with 8 Charlotte wins
  • 2018 Dover Playoff race: Chase Elliott led only final 11 laps (Lap 123 uncontrolled tire penalty)
  • Jimmie Johnson finished 36th – Lower ball joint failure before race started & returned to race 10 laps after start
  • Chase Elliott won 2018 Dover Playoff race & 2018 Kansas Playoff race
  • Number 9 Chase Elliott won Dover from 9th starting position last fall – The only driver to win Dover from 9th
  • Chase Elliott: 5 Dover top 5 finishes (Most of all tracks) – 4.3 Average finish (Best of all tracks)
  • Dover 5/18: 4th win of season for Kevin Harvick after leading 201 of 400 laps
  • Post-race penalties 2nd-place Clint Bowyer & 3rd-place Daniel Suarez
  • Dover 5/18: 5 Uncontrolled tire penalties – DiBenedetto, Larson, Byron, Kurt Busch, Allmendinger
  • No Toyota laps led Dover 5/18 – Only 1 Chevrolet driver led (Alex Bowman)
  • 3 Stewart-Haas Racing drivers in top 5 at Dover 5/18 –
  • First time 3 Stewart-Haas Racing drivers finished top 5 in a race
  • Kevin Harvick winner, Clint Bowyer 2nd & Kurt Busch 5th
  • Kyle Larson won Dover 5/18 pole – Started rear of field (Failed inspection 3 times) & finished 10th
  • Pit road penalties both Dover races last season – Uncontrolled tire (May) & speeding (Oct.)
  • 2018 Dover Playoff race: 6 Ford drivers led for 372 laps (92%), 351 Laps led by Stewart-Haas Racing (3 of 4 Drivers),
  • Kyle Busch only Toyota leader (21 Laps) & Chase Elliott only Chevrolet leader (11 Laps)
  • Kyle Busch:
  • Worst finish last season: 35th – Dover May (Drivetrain), finished top 3 in Stage 1 & 2
  • Failed to finish 4 of last 5 Dover spring races
  • Finished 8th in 2018 Dover Playoff race
  • Started 1st, top 10 in Stage 1 & 2, 21 laps led, broken trackbar adjuster, lap 322 pit road speeding penalty
  • Started first 2 rows last 6 Dover races – Started first 2 of last 4 Dover races
  • Kevin Harvick: 487 of 804 Dover laps led last season (61%) – 8 Other drivers led 317 laps
  • 2nd most laps led: 116 Brad Keselowski (371 Laps less than Harvick)
  • Kevin Harvick: 3 Wins in first 4 races last season – Winless next 6 races until Dover & followed with Kansas win
  • Kevin Harvick finished 6th in 2018 Dover Playoff race
  • Started 2nd, Stage 1 & 2 winner, 286 laps led (most), lap 321 tire down (valve stem), free pass 3rd caution
  • Kurt Busch only driver to finish top 5 both Dover races last season (Finished 5th both races)
  • 4 Finished top 10 both Dover races last season: Kurt Busch, Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick & Daniel Suarez
  • Daniel Suarez finished top 10 all 4 Dover races (Longest current streak of Dover top 10 finishes)
  • Finished top 10 in his last 10 Dover NASCAR National Touring Series races
  • Brad Keselowski: 3 Straight Dover races led (Longest current streak) – 155 Laps led
  • Clint Bowyer passed for final lead change Dover 5/18 – 40 Laps led
  • Aric Almirola passed for final lead change 2018 Dover Playoff race – 64 Laps led
  • Notable winless at Dover: Denny Hamlin 33 career wins – 0 at Dover & Joey Logano 2018 Champion – Winless at Dover
  • 36 Different winners in 98 Dover Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races
  • 20 Different winners in 48 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Dover concrete races
  • 18 Different winners in 43 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Dover 400-mile races
  • 19 of last 20 Dover races won by champion drivers – Chase Elliott won 10/18
  • Kevin Harvick won Stage 1 & 2 both Dover races last season
  • Final lead change with 11 or fewer laps to go in 3 of last 4 Dover races
  • Dover 5/18: 3 Pit road speeding penalties by 3 drivers: Ross Chastain, Ryan Newman & Reed Sorenson
  • Dover 10/18: 7 Pit road speeding penalties by 6 drivers: Kyle Busch, Ty Dillon, Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Larson, Martin Truex Jr. & J.J. Yeley
  • Dover 5/18: AJ Allmendinger, William Byron, Derrike Cope, Erik Jones, Kasey Kahne, Kyle Larson & Jamie McMurray received free pass
  • Dover 10/18: Alex Bowman, Kevin Harvick, Kyle Larson & Ricky Stenhouse Jr. received free pass
  • Jimmie Johnson 1 of 3 to win more than 10 races at a single track (Richard Petty & Darrell Waltrip)
  • Jimmie Johnson won at least 1 Dover race 5 of last 7 seasons – 2012, ’13, ’14, ’15 & ‘17 (Winless 2016 & ‘18)
  • Martin Truex Jr. won 2nd Dover race 19 races after first win – 6/07 & 10/16
  • Most races before first Dover Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win: Kevin Harvick won in 30th try (10/15)
  • Kevin Harvick won first Dover race in 30th try – 2 Wins last 7 races
  • 3 Won in their first Dover race: Richard Petty (7/6/69), Davey Allison (5/31/87) & Jimmie Johnson (6/2/02)
  • 20 Champions won Dover – Bobby Isaac, Alan Kulwicki, Terry Labonte & Joey Logano only champions who raced at Dover & failed to win
  • Dover pole won only 2 of last 31 races – Winless last 16 races
  • Qualifying cancelled 4 of last 7 Dover races
  • Pole won 13 of 98 Dover races – Last 2 by Jimmie Johnson (9/09 & 9/10)
  • 4 Dover Overtime finishes (9/05, 5/15, 6/17 & 10/18) – Hendrick drivers won all 4 (Johnson 3 & Elliott 1)
  • Kevin Harvick led most laps 6 Dover races including 5 of last 9 races – 2 Wins
  • Kevin Harvick passed 1000 Dover laps led 5/18
  • Jimmie Johnson hasn’t led most laps last 9 Dover races – Led most laps 9 of previous 11 races
  • Fewest laps led by Dover winner – 3 by Tony Stewart 6/2/13
  • No Dover race settled by last lap pass
  • 2 Won first career race at Dover – Jody Ridley 5/81 & Martin Truex Jr. 6/07
  • 5 Dover wins by Toyota – Kyle Busch 6/08, Kyle Busch 5/10, Matt Kenseth 5/16, Martin Truex Jr. 10/16 & Kyle Busch 10/17
  • Chevrolet leads all with 40 Dover wins
  • Ford: 1 Win last 15 Dover races – Kevin Harvick 5/18
  • Kevin Harvick won Dover in Chevrolet (10/15) & Ford (5/18)
  • Toyota won 3 of last 6 Dover races – Winless previous 11 races
  • 3 Swept both Dover races & championship in same season – Last: Jimmie Johnson 2009
  • Last to win back-to-back Dover races: Jimmie Johnson 9/13 & 6/14 (Chase Elliott won 2018 Dover Playoff race)
  • Last to win Dover spring races back-to-back – Jimmie Johnson 2014 & ’15 (Previous: Bobby Allison 1982 & ‘83)
  • Most consecutive Dover wins: 3 – Pearson (’72-73), R. Wallace (’93-’94) & J. Gordon (’95-’96)
  • Jimmie Johnson won back-to-back Dover races 3 times
  • 14 Dover win streaks – 3 Won 3 straight
  • Hendrick Motorsports: 20 Dover wins (Most all-time) by 6 different drivers
  • Drivers won first race of season 18 times at Dover – Only win of season for 7 drivers
  • Worst official starting position of Dover Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series winner: 37th – Kyle Petty 6/4/95
  • *Jimmie Johnson started rear of field winning Dover 6/4/17
  • 20 Hendrick Motorsports Dover wins (Most all-time) by 6 drivers
  • Jimmie Johnson 11, Jeff Gordon 5, Geoff Bodine 1, Chase Elliott 1, Ricky Rudd 1 & Ken Schrader 1
  • (2nd to Martinsville with 24 wins)
  • 7 Joe Gibbs Racing Dover wins by 4 different drivers – Kyle Busch 3, Stewart 2, Kenseth 1 & B. Labonte 1
  • 4 Richard Childress Racing Dover wins – Dale Earnhardt 3 & Jeff Burton 1
  • 9 Roush Fenway Racing Dover wins by 4 drivers – Martin 4, Biffle 2, Kenseth 2 & Edwards 1
  • 8 Team Penske Dover wins by 4 different drivers – Newman 3, R. Wallace 3, Kurt Busch 1 & Keselowski 1
  • 3 Dover wins by Stewart-Haas Racing – Tony Stewart 6/13, Kevin Harvick 10/15 & 5/18
  • 7 Wood Brothers Racing Dover wins – David Pearson 5 & Neil Bonnett 2
  • Dover History
  • First Dover Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race: July 6, 1969 (2 Days After Daytona Firecracker 400)
  • Winner: Richard Petty
  • First Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race on Dover Concrete: June 4, 1995
  • Winner: Kyle Petty
  • First Dover 400-Mile Race: September 21, 1997
  • Winner: Mark Martin
  • Most consecutive Dover laps led – 461 by Richard Petty 9/15/74
  • Most laps ever led by Richard Petty in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race: 491 – Dover 9/15/74
  • Richard Petty won Dover in his 800th career race 9/16/79
  • Most laps led by Dover winner – 491 by Richard Petty 9/15/74
  • Most laps led by Dover winner (400 Lap race) – 381 by Jeff Gordon 6/3/01
  • Most laps run under green in a race: 500 – Dover 6/71 & Bristol 7/71
  • Kyle Busch
  • Dover Spring Race
  • Start
  • Finish
  • Status
  • Laps Led
  • 2014
  • 2
  • 42
  • Crash
  • 81
  • 2015
  • 10
  • 36
  • Crash
  • 7
  • 2016
  • 3
  • 30
  • Crash
  • 0
  • 2017
  • 1
  • 16
  • Running
  • 19
  • 2018
  • 4
  • 35
  • Drivetrain
  • 0
  • Chase Elliott
  • Dover Results
  • 9/30/11
  • NKNPS-E
  • 29th
  • 9/28/12
  • NKNPS-E
  • 27th
  • 5/31/13
  • NGOTS
  • 4th
  • 5/31/14
  • NXS
  • 5th
  • 9/27/14
  • NXS
  • 3rd
  • 5/30/15
  • NXS
  • 6th
  • 10/3/15
  • NXS
  • 7th
  • 5/15/16
  • MENCS
  • 3rd
  • 10/2/16
  • MENCS
  • 3rd
  • 6/4/17
  • MENCS
  • 5th
  • 10/1/17
  • MENCS
  • 2nd
  • 5/6/18
  • MENCS
  • 12th
  • 10/7/18
  • MENCS
  • 1st

NASCAR XFINITY SERIES DOVER STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2 Finished top 5 both Dover races last season: Justin Allgaier & Christopher Bell
  • 5 Finished top 10 both Dover races last season:
  • Justin Allgaier, Christopher Bell, Austin Cindric, Daniel Hemric & Brandon Jones
  • Justin Allgaier led most laps at Dover last season (127) – 104 Laps led in May (Most)
  • Christopher Bell led most laps winning 2018 Dover Playoff race – 110
  • Justin Allgaier & Brandon Jones only drivers to lead both Dover races last season
  • Justin Allgaier finished top 3 last 3 Dover races
  • 14 Pit road speeding penalties at Dover last season – 7 Each race
  • Dover 5/18: 7 Pit road speeding penalties – 3 on lap 48
  • Brandon Brown (2), Brandon Jones, Stephen Leicht, Carl Long, Joe Nemechek & Ryan Sieg
  • Dover 5/18: 5 Uncontrolled tire penalties – 2 by Joe Gibbs Racing (Bell & Gragson)
  • Christopher Bell, Ross Chastain, Noah Gragson, Johnny Sauter & Garrett Smithley
  • Dover 10/18: 7 Pit road speeding penalties
  • Ross Chastain, Mike Harmon, Daniel Hemric, Stephen Leicht, Matt Mills (2) & Morgan Shepherd
  • Dover 10/18: 2 Uncontrolled tire penalties
  • Vinnie Miller & Matt Mills
  • 48 Different winners in 70 Dover Xfinity Series races
  • 32 Different winners in 48 NASCAR Xfinity Series Dover concrete races
  • 9 Different winners last 9 Dover races
  • First Dover win for last 8 Dover winners
  • Joe Gibbs Racing 12 Dover wins – All in last 23 races
  • 4 Different teams won last 4 races – Ganassi, Penske, JR Motorsports & Gibbs
  • Justin Allgaier: Career-high 5 wins last season – First win: Dover May (10th race of season)
  • 5 Wins in 16-race stretch last season
  • Justin Allgaier won first Dover race in 15th try (5/18) – Most of all drivers before first win
  • Dover 5/18 winner – Started 6th, finished top 2 in Stage 1 & 2, 104 laps led including final 68, Dash4Cash winner
  • Penalized Dover 5/18 post-race: Truck trailing arm spacers / pinion angle shims not in complete contact with corresponding mating surface. Crew chief Jason Burdett fined & suspended 2 races. Loss of 25 team & 25 driver points
  • Christopher Bell won first Dover race in 2nd try (10/18)
  • Brandon Jones:
  • Finished 6th in 2018 Dover Playoff race –
  • Lap 167 took lead on 2-tire pit stop picking up 13 positions, passed for final lead change, eliminated from Playoffs
  • Noah Gragson:
  • 2018 Dover NGOTS pole – Crashed while battling Johnny Sauter for lead with 2 to go after leading 60 laps
  • 13 in first 38 races scored their first career win at Dover – Last: Scott Wimmer 9/02 (No first-time winners last 32 races)
  • Dover Playoff race winner went on to win championship 2 of last 4 seasons – Chris Buescher (2015) & Daniel Suarez (2016)
  • 8 Won Dover Xfinity Series race in first try including Dale Earnhardt Jr. 5/98
  • Worst starting position of Dover Xfinity Series winner: 36th – Jeff Burton 6/06
  • 4 Dover Overtime finishes – Kyle Busch won 2
  • Leader at scheduled distance won all 4 Dover Overtime races
  • 8 Dover races won by driver starting first
  • Most laps led: 193 – Ryan Newman 9/05 (Winner)
  • Most laps led by non-winner: 160 – Matt Kenseth 5/03 (Finished 4th)
  • Joey Logano only driver to win 4 straight Dover races – 9 others won 2 straight races
  • Only 1 won both Dover Xfinity Series races & championship in same season – Randy LaJoie 1996
  • 2 Won Dover NXS & MENCS races in same weekend – Harry Gant 9/91 & Kyle Busch 5/10
  • Xfinity Series regulars won 6 of last 8 Dover races – 6 Different drivers
  • Justin Allgaier best Xfinity Series regular 2 of last 3 Dover races – Finished 2nd & winner
  • Joe Gibbs Racing teams led most laps 17 of last 23 Dover races
  • Longest Dover NXS green-flag stretch: 160 Laps (9/13)
  • Race record (9/13): 131.219 mph
  • 6 of last 8 Dover NXS winners didn’t compete in Dover MENCS race same weekend
  • 8 Dover season sweeps – 5 Straight season sweeps 2010-’14
  • Joe Gibbs Racing: 12 Dover NXS wins – Most all-time
  • JR Motorsports: 3 Dover NXS wins by 3 drivers (Justin Allgaier, Brad Keselowski & Regan Smith)
  • Richard Childress Racing: 3 Dover NXS wins by 2 drivers (Clint Bowyer 2 & Jeff Burton 1)
  • Team Penske: 4 Dover NXS wins by 3 drivers (Joey Logano 2, Ryan Blaney 1 & Ryan Newman 1)