NASCAR Dover Sunday, September 30, 2018

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES DOVER STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2017 Dover Playoff race: Kyle Busch passed Chase Elliott for win with 2 laps to go
  • Dover May: 4th win of season for Kevin Harvick after leading 201 of 400 laps
  • Last 3 Dover Playoff race winners: 2015 Kevin Harvick, 2016 Martin Truex Jr. & 2017 Kyle Busch
  • Dover May: Post-race penalties 2nd-place Clint Bowyer & 3rd-place Daniel Suarez
  • No Toyota laps led Dover May – Only 1 Chevrolet driver led (Alex Bowman)
  • 3 Stewart-Haas Racing drivers in top 5 at Dover May –
  • First time 3 Stewart-Haas Racing drivers finished top 5 in a race
  • Kevin Harvick & Clint Bowyer finished 1-2
  • Kyle Larson won Dover May pole – Started rear of field (Failed inspection 3 times) & finished 10th
  • Last 19 Dover races won by champion drivers
  • Most Dover wins: 11 Jimmie Johnson (Most wins of all tracks)
  • 4 Finished top 10 in 3 races on concrete tracks this season (2 Bristol & 1 Dover):
  • Clint Bowyer, Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson & Kyle Larson
  • 5 Playoff drivers won 1 Dover Playoff race: Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch, Harvick, Keselowski & Truex Jr. (All 5 won in last 7 seasons)
  • Chase Elliott finished 3rd (2016) & 2nd (2017) in his 2 Dover Playoff races
  • Kyle Busch leads Playoff drivers with 6 top 5, 10 top 10, 3 2nd-place finishes & 4 top 3 finishes in Dover Playoff races
  • 35 Different winners in 97 Dover Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races
  • 19 Different winners in 47 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Dover concrete races
  • 17 Different winners in 42 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Dover 400-mile races
  • 11 Different winners in 14 Dover Playoff races – Jimmie Johnson only driver to win more than once (4)
  • 7 Different winners last 7 Dover Playoff races
  • Dover Playoff race winner went on to win championship 4 of last 9 seasons – 3 Times by Jimmie Johnson
  • 3 Swept both Dover races & championship in same season – Last: Jimmie Johnson 2009 (Kevin Harvick won Dover May)
  • Best non-Playoff driver finished 6th or better 12 of 14 Dover Playoff races
  • Clint Bowyer best non-Playoff finisher last Dover Playoff race – Finished 6th
  • Winner took lead for final time with 10 or fewer laps remaining 4 of 14 Dover Playoff races
  • Clint Bowyer passed for final lead change at Dover May – 40 Laps led
  • Chase Elliott passed for final lead change 2017 Dover Playoff race by Kyle Busch with 2 laps to go
  • Final lead change with 3 & 2 laps to go in Dover races last season
  • 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 – 2012, ’13, ’14, ’15 & ‘17 (Winless 2016)
  • 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 6 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 only champions who raced at Dover & failed to win
  • Kyle Larson won pole last Dover race – Started rear of field & finished 10th
  • Pole failed to finish 21 of 97 Dover races
  • Dover pole won only 2 of last 30 races – Winless last 15 races
  • Qualifying cancelled 3 of last 6 Dover races
  • Pole won 13 of 97 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
  • No Dover races ran shorter than scheduled distance
  • Chase Elliott led most laps 2017 Dover Playoff race (138) – Finished 2nd
  • Kevin Harvick passed 1000 Dover laps led 5/18
  • Kevin Harvick led most laps 4 of last 8 Dover races – 2 Wins (10/15 & 5/18)
  • Jimmie Johnson hasn’t led most laps last 8 Dover races – Led most laps 9 of previous 11 races
  • Leader of most laps won 60 of 97 Dover races
  • Leader of most laps failed to finish 6 of 97 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 19 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
  • 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 39 Dover wins
  • Ford: 1 Win last 14 Dover races – Kevin Harvick 5/18
  • Kevin Harvick won Dover in Chevrolet (10/15) & Ford (5/18)
  • Toyota won 3 of last 5 Dover races – 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 (Kevin Harvick won in May)
  • Jimmie Johnson swept Dover twice – 2002 & ‘09
  • 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
  • Most laps run under green in a race: 500 – Dover 6/71 & Bristol 7/71

NASCAR XFINITY SERIES DOVER STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • 47 Different winners in 69 Dover Xfinity Series races
  • 31 Different winners in 47 NASCAR Xfinity Series Dover concrete races
  • Dover May: Post-race penalty winner Justin Allgaier
  • Christopher Bell & Tyler Reddick finished 4th & 5th after failing to make it through pre-qualifying inspection
  • 3 JR Motorsports drivers finished top 5 in May
  • 8 Different winners last 8 Dover races
  • First Dover win for last 7 Dover winners
  • Joe Gibbs Racing 11 Dover wins – All in last 22 races
  • Justin Allgaier won first Dover race in 15th try (5/18) – Most of all drivers before first win
  • 13 in first 38 races scored their first career win at Dover – Last: Scott Wimmer 9/02 (No first-time winners last 31 races)
  • 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
  • Longest Dover race: 209 Laps (5/11)
  • 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)
  • 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 5 of last 7 Dover races – 5 Different drivers
  • Justin Allgaier best Xfinity Series regular last 2 Dover races – Finished 2nd & winner
  • Joe Gibbs Racing teams led most laps 16 of last 22 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 (Justin Allgaier won in May)
  • 5 of last 7 Dover NXS winners didn’t compete in Dover MENCS race same weekend