NASCAR Dover Sunday, April 29, 2018

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES DOVER STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Dover 6/17: Jimmie Johnson’s 3rd & final win last season – Started rear of field
  • Dover 10/17: Kyle Busch passed Chase Elliott for win with 2 laps to go
  • 35 Different winners in 96 Dover Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races
  • 19 Different winners in 46 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Dover concrete races
  • 17 Different winners in 41 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Dover 400-mile races
  • Last 18 Dover races won by champion drivers
  • Most Dover wins: 11 Jimmie Johnson (Most wins of all tracks)
  • 7 Pit road speeding penalties last Dover spring race – 1 Pit road speeding penalty fall race
  • 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 6 seasons (Winless 2016)
  • Jimmie Johnson only repeat winner last 13 Dover races (5 Wins) – 8 Others 1 win each
  • Jimmie Johnson: 8 Wins last 18 Dover races
  • Jimmie Johnson: 4 Top 5 finishes last season – Finished top 5 both Dover races
  • Jimmie Johnson led only 7 laps including final 3 winning last Dover spring race
  • Jimmie Johnson finished 7th or better last 3 Dover races – 2 Straight top 3 finishes
  • Chase Elliott finished top 5 all 4 Dover races – Passed with 2 to go in 2017 Playoff race after leading most laps
  • Chase Elliott finished 5th at Dover 6/17 after pit road speeding penalty
  • Martin Truex Jr. finished 9th or better last 4 Dover races – 3 Straight top 5 finishes
  • Daniel Suarez finished top 10 both Dover races last season
  • Daniel Suarez finished top 10 in his last 8 Dover NASCAR National Touring Series races
  • Kyle Larson finished 2nd at Dover 6/17 – Passed with 3 to go & received free-pass 12th caution
  • Martin Truex Jr. finished 4th in 2017 Dover Playoff race – Free pass 1st caution
  • Final lead change with 3 & 2 laps to go in Dover races last season
  • Most cautions Dover 400-mile race: 15 (6/17)
  • Dover pole won only 2 of last 29 races – Winless last 14 races
  • Ford winless last 13 Dover races – Last Ford win: 5/11 Matt Kenseth
  • Toyota won 3 of last 4 Dover races – Winless previous 11 races
  • Drivers won first race of season 18 times at Dover – Only win of season for 7 drivers
  • 4 Finished top 5 both Dover races last season – Chase Elliott, Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Larson & Martin Truex Jr.
  • 6 Finished top 10 both Dover races last season
  • 7 Speeding penalties by 6 drivers in Dover June race last year – Only 1 speeding penalty in October race
  • Martin Truex Jr. won 2nd Dover race 19 races after first win – 6/07 & 10/16
  • Kyle Larson passed for final lead change last Dover spring race – 241 Laps led
  • Chase Elliott passed for final lead change 2017 Dover Playoff race by Kyle Busch with 2 laps to go
  • Most races before first Dover Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win: Kevin Harvick won in 30th try (10/15)
  • 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 only champions who raced at Dover & failed to win
  • 3 Dover Overtime finishes (9/05, 5/15 & 6/17) – Jimmie Johnson winner all 3 times
  • Kyle Larson led at scheduled distance 6/17 – Finished 2nd
  • Kyle Larson led most laps last Dover spring race (241) – Finished 2nd
  • Chase Elliott led most laps 2017 Dover Playoff race (138) – Finished 2nd
  • Jimmie Johnson passed 3000 Dover laps led 5/16
  • Jimmie Johnson hasn’t led most laps last 7 Dover races – Led most laps 9 of previous 11 races
  • Jimmie Johnson crashed on restart as leader with 46 laps to go at Dover 5/16
  • Jimmie Johnson: Rear axle seal failure 2015 Dover Playoff race (Finished 41st) / Shifter failure in 5/16 (Finished 25th)
  • Kyle Larson passed 1000 career laps led at Dover 6/17
  • Kevin Harvick led most laps 3 of last 7 Dover races – Only 1 win (10/15)
  • Martin Truex Jr. led most laps 2 of last 6 Dover races – 1 Win (10/16)
  • Most laps led by Dover winner in 400 lap race – 381 by Jeff Gordon 6/3/01
  • 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
  • Pole won 13 of 96 Dover races – Last 2 by Jimmie Johnson (9/09 & 9/10)
  • David Pearson leads all with 3 Dover wins from pole – Jimmie Johnson won 2 from pole
  • 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
  • Qualifying cancelled 3 of last 5 Dover races
  • 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 39 Dover wins
  • 3 Swept both Dover races & championship in same season – Last: Jimmie Johnson 2009
  • 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
  • 10 Dover season sweeps – Last: 2009 Jimmie Johnson
  • Jimmie Johnson swept Dover twice – 2002 & ‘09
  • 19 Hendrick Motorsports Dover wins (Most all-time) by 5 drivers – Johnson 11, J. Gordon 5, G. Bodine 1, Rudd 1 & Schrader 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
  • 7 Joe Gibbs Racing Dover wins by 4 different drivers – Kyle Busch 3, Stewart 2, Kenseth 1 & B. Labonte 1
  • 7 Wood Brothers Dover wins – David Pearson 5 & Neil Bonnett 2
  • 4 Richard Childress Racing Dover wins – Dale Earnhardt 3 & Jeff Burton 1
  • 2 Stewart-Haas Racing Dover wins – Kevin Harvick 1 & Tony Stewart 1
  • 1 Furniture Row Racing Dover win – Martin Truex Jr. 10/16
  • 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
  • Most laps led by Dover winner – 491 by Richard Petty 9/15/74
  • Richard Petty won Dover in his 800th career race 9/16/79
  • Most laps run under green in a race: 500 – Dover 6/71 & Bristol 7/71
  • 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

NASCAR XFINITY SERIES DOVER STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • 46 Different winners in 68 Dover Xfinity Series races
  • 30 Different winners in 46 NASCAR Xfinity Series Dover concrete races
  • 7 Different winners last 7 Dover races
  • First Dover win for last 6 Dover winners
  • Joe Gibbs Racing 11 Dover wins – All in last 21 races
  • Daniel Suarez passed for final lead change both Dover races last season
  • 2 Won Dover NXS & MENCS races in same weekend – Harry Gant 9/91 & Kyle Busch 5/10
  • 4 of last 6 Dover NXS winners didn’t compete in Dover MENCS race same weekend
  • Xfinity Series regulars won 4 of last 6 Dover races – 4 Different drivers
  • Justin Allgaier best Xfinity Series regular last Dover race – Finished 2nd
  • 13 in first 38 races scored their first career win at Dover – Last: Scott Wimmer 9/02 (No first-time winners last 30 races)
  • Joey Logano only driver to win 4 straight Dover races – 9 others won 2 straight races
  • Kyle Busch passed for final lead change 5 times at Dover
  • Dover fall race winner went on to win championship 2 of last 3 seasons – Chris Buescher (2015) & Daniel Suarez (2016)
  • 8 Won Dover Xfinity Series race in first try
  • 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
  • Fewest laps led by winner: 1 – Michael Waltrip 9/88
  • Most laps led: 193 – Ryan Newman 9/05 (Winner)
  • Most laps led by non-winner: 160 – Matt Kenseth 5/03 (Finished 4th)
  • Only 1 won both Dover Xfinity Series races & championship in same season – Randy LaJoie 1996
  • Joe Gibbs Racing teams led most laps 16 of last 21 Dover races
  • Longest Dover NXS green-flag stretch: 160 Laps (9/13)
  • Race record (9/13): 131.219 mph
  • 8 Dover season sweeps – 5 Straight season sweeps 2010-’14
  • Joe Nemechek & Jimmy Spencer won first Dover race in 14th try – Most of all drivers before first win