NASCAR Dover Sunday, September 24, 2017

NASCAR MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES DOVER STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most Dover wins: 11 Jimmie Johnson (Most wins of all tracks)

Jimmie Johnson:

  • 5 Races in the month of October in 2017 – Jimmie Johnson won 14 races in month of October (Most of all months)
  • 2015 Dover Playoff race: Lap 104 rear axle seal failure, returned to track 37 laps down – Finished 41st
  • Finished 25th at Dover 5/16 – Lap 213 spin & started 18 car crash after gear locked up lap 355
  • Finished 7th in 2016 Dover Playoff race – 90 Laps led, lap 278 over-wall-too-soon, dropped to 16th -1 lap, led lap 366
  • Dover June – Led only 7 laps including final 3 after starting rear of field tying Cale Yarborough with 83rd career win

Kyle Busch:

  • Dover June pole sitter – Led first 18 laps (19 laps total), lap 19 uncontrolled tire penalty while leading (Finished 16th)
  • Crew chief Adam Stevens, Jacob Seminara & Kenneth Barber suspended 4 races

Kyle Larson:

  • Passed 1000 career laps led Dover June – 241 Laps led (Finished 2nd) – Passed for final lead change in Overtime

Martin Truex Jr.:

  • Dover June 3rd straight race with 100+ laps led this season – Finished 3rd (3rd straight top 3 finish)

Ryan Newman:

  • Finished 4th at Dover June – Only 2nd top 5 finish in first 13 races this season

Chase Elliott:

  • Pit road speeding penalty Dover June – Finished 5th

Daniel Suarez:

Best Joe Gibbs Racing finisher Dover June – Finished 6th

Denny Hamlin:

  • Uncontrolled tire penalty Dover June – Finished 8th

Kevin Harvick:

  • Finished 9th at Dover June – First time in his career best Ford finisher

Danica Patrick:

  • Finished 10th at Dover June – First top 10 finish since Bristol 4/15

Brad Keselowski:

  • Failed to finish back-to-back races due to crashes at Charlotte May & Dover June
  • Most Dover Playoff race wins: 4 Jimmie Johnson (Only driver to win more than once)
  • Most Dover Playoff race 2nd-place finishes: 3 Kyle Busch (Winless)
  • Most Dover Playoff race top 3 finishes: 6 Jimmie Johnson
  • Most Dover Playoff race top 5 finishes: 8 Jimmie Johnson
  • Most Dover Playoff race top 10 finishes: 9 Jimmie Johnson
  • 10/1/67 (50 Years ago): North Wilkesboro victory was Richard Petty’s record-extending 10th straight win
  • 35 Different winners in 95 Dover Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races
  • 10 Different winners in 13 Dover Playoff races – Jimmie Johnson only driver to win more than once (4)
  • 6 Different winners last 6 Dover Playoff races
  • Matt Kenseth passed for final lead change 4 Dover Playoff races
  • Winner took lead for final time with 10 or fewer laps remaining 3 of 13 Dover Playoff races
  • Kyle Larson passed for final lead change last Dover race – 241 Laps led
  • 19 Different winners in 45 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Dover concrete races
  • 17 Different winners in 40 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Dover 400-mile races
  • Jimmie Johnson only repeat winner last 12 Dover races (5 Wins) – 7 Others 1 win each
  • Dover Playoff race winner went on to win championship 4 of last 8 seasons – 3 Times by Jimmie Johnson
  • 3 Swept both Dover races & championship in same season – Last: Jimmie Johnson 2009
  • Winner of 3rd Playoff race went on to win championship 3 times including last 2 of last 5 seasons
  • Best non-Playoff driver finished 6th or better 11 of 13 Dover Playoff races
  • Jeff Gordon best non-Playoff finisher last Dover Playoff race – Finished 10th
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Hendrick Motorsports won 5 of last 8 Dover races – Jimmie Johnson 4 & Jeff Gordon 1
  • 3 Won in their first Dover race: Richard Petty (7/6/69), Davey Allison (5/31/87) & Jimmie Johnson (6/2/02)
  • 19 Champions won Dover – Bobby Isaac, Alan Kulwicki & Terry Labonte only champions who raced at Dover & failed to win
  • Dover pole won only 2 of last 28 races – Winless last 13 races
  • Qualifying cancelled 3 of last 4 Dover races
  • Pole won 13 of 95 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
  • 3 Dover overtime finishes (9/05, 5/15 & 6/17) – Jimmie Johnson winner all 3 times
  • Kyle Larson led at scheduled distance in June – Finished 2nd
  • Kyle Larson led most laps last Dover race (241) – Finished 2nd
  • Jimmie Johnson passed 3000 Dover laps led 5/16
  • Kyle Larson passed 1000 career laps led at Dover 6/17
  • Kevin Harvick led most laps 3 of last 6 Dover races – Only 1 win (10/15)
  • Martin Truex Jr. led most laps 2 of last 5 Dover races – 1 Win (10/16)
  • Leader of most laps won 59 of 95 Dover races
  • Leader of most laps failed to finish 6 of 95 Dover races
  • 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
  • Jimmie Johnson: 8 Wins last 17 Dover races
  • 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
  • Fewest laps led by Dover winner – 3 by Tony Stewart 6/2/13
  • No Dover race settled by last lap pass
  • 16 of last 17 Dover races won by championship drivers
  • Most cautions Dover 400-mile race: 15 (6/17)
  • 4 Dover wins by Toyota – Kyle Busch 6/08, Kyle Busch 5/10, Matt Kenseth 5/16 & Martin Truex Jr. 10/16
  • Chevrolet leads all with 39 Dover wins
  • Ford winless last 12 Dover races – Last Ford win: 5/11 Matt Kenseth
  • Toyota swept both Dover races last season – Winless previous 11 races
  • 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 won in June)
  • Jimmie Johnson swept Dover twice – 2002 & ‘09
  • Drivers won first race of season 18 times at Dover – Only win of season for 7 drivers
  • Most laps run under green in a race: 500 – Dover 6/71 & Bristol 7/71
  • 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 Wood Brothers Dover wins – David Pearson 5 & Neil Bonnett 2
  • 6 Joe Gibbs Racing Dover wins by 4 different drivers – Kyle Busch 2, Stewart 2, Kenseth 1 & B. Labonte 1
  • 4 Richard Childress Racing Dover wins – Dale Earnhardt 3 & Jeff Burton 1
  • 2 Stewart-Haas Racing Dover wins – Kevin Harvick 1 & Tony Stewart 1
  • Cash Bowyer birthday 10/1/14
  • 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

  • Most Dover wins: 5 Kyle Busch
  • Most Dover 2nd-place finishes: 3 Matt Kenseth, Joey Logano & Larry Pearson
  • Most Dover top 3 finishes: 9 Matt Kenseth
  • Most Dover top 5 finishes: 12 Matt Kenseth
  • Most Dover top 10 finishes: 15 Kyle Busch
  • 45 Different winners in 67 Dover Xfinity Series races
  • 29 Different winners in 45 NASCAR Xfinity Series Dover concrete races
  • 6 Different winners last 6 Dover races
  • First Dover win for last 5 Dover winners
  • Full-time Xfinity Series drivers won 4 of last 5 Dover races – 4 Different drivers
  • 4 of last 5 Dover NXS winners didn’t compete in Dover MENCS race same weekend
  • Cole Custer best full-time Xfinity Series driver last Dover race – Finished 4th
  • 8 Dover season sweeps – 5 Straight season sweeps 2010-’14 (Kyle Larson won in June)
  • 13 in first 38 races scored their first career win at Dover – Last: Scott Wimmer 9/02 (No first-time winners last 29 races)
  • Dover fall race winner went on to win championship last 2 seasons – Chris Buescher (2015) & Daniel Suarez (2016)
  • 8 Won Dover Xfinity Series race in first try
  • Joey Logano only driver to win 4 straight Dover races – 9 others won 2 straight races
  • 2 Won Dover NXS & MENCS races in same weekend – Harry Gant 9/91 & Kyle Busch 5/10
  • Joe Nemechek & Jimmy Spencer won first Dover race in 14th try – Most of all drivers before first win
  • Joe Gibbs Racing 11 Dover wins – All in last 20 races
  • Daniel Suarez passed for final lead change last Dover race
  • Kyle Busch passed for final lead change 5 times at Dover
  • 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
  • Longest Dover race: 209 Laps (5/11)
  • 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)
  • Joe Gibbs Racing teams led most laps 16 of last 20 Dover races
  • Longest Dover NXS green-flag stretch: 160 Laps (9/13)
  • Race record (9/13): 131.219 mph