NASCAR Sunday, May 28, 2017

NASCAR MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES DOVER STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most Dover wins: 10 Jimmie Johnson
  • Jimmie Johnson:
  • 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
  • Most Dover top 5 finishes: 24 Mark Martin
  • Most Dover top 10 finishes: 33 Mark Martin
  • Most Dover laps led: 3093 Jimmie Johnson
  • 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
  • Dover 6/4/07: Martin Truex Jr. first career win
  • TOYOTA swept Dover last season – 2 MENCS, 2 NXS & 1 NCWTS
  • Kyle Busch: Crashed out of Dover spring race last 3 years (Finished 2nd in last 2 Playoff races)
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr.: 1 Dover win (9/01) – First race after 9/11/01 attack
  • Jeff Gordon finished 10th as substitute for Earnhardt Jr. Dover 10/16 – First top 10 in #88
  • Largest margin-of-victory last season: 7.527 seconds Martin Truex Jr. over Kyle Busch at Dover 10/16
  • Dover 5/16:
  • Matt Kenseth: Winner in May – Ended 17-race winless streak; 2 Tires final stop
  • 11 Failed to finish – 9 Due to crashes
  • 18 Involved in lap 355 crash after leader Jimmie Johnson gear locked up
  • 2016 Dover Playoff race:
  • Martin Truex Jr.: 3rd win in 5 race span – Won 2 of 3 Round 1 races
  • Jimmie Johnson: Pit over-wall-too-soon penalty lap 278 – Finished 7th
  • 35 Different winners in 94 Dover Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races
  • 19 Different winners in 44 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Dover concrete races
  • 17 Different winners in 39 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Dover 400-mile races
  • 2 Finished top 5 both Dover races last season – Matt Kenseth & Chase Elliott
  • 5 Finished top 10 both Dover races last season – Kenseth, Elliott, Keselowski, Hamlin & Truex Jr.
  • 202 Green flag laps run to finish 2016 Dover Playoff race – Longest green-flag run to finish in a race last season
  • 6 Lead lap finishers in 2016 Dover Playoff race – Fewest lead lap finishers in a race last season
  • Jimmie Johnson only repeat winner last 11 Dover races (4 Wins) – 7 Others 1 win each
  • Matt Kenseth: Finished 7th or better last 3 Dover races – 2 Straight top 5 finishes
  • Martin Truex Jr.: Finished 11th or better last 6 Dover races – 5 Top 10 finishes
  • Martin Truex Jr.: 2 Top 5 finishes in 22 Dover races – Both wins (6/07 & 10/16)
  • Chase Elliott: Finished 3rd both Dover races
  • Drivers won first race of season 18 times at Dover – Only win of season for 7 drivers
  • 3 Won Dover spring race a week after winning Coca-Cola 600 – Last: 2014 Jimmie Johnson
  • Martin Truex Jr. won 2nd Dover race 19 races after first win – 6/07 & 10/16
  • Jimmie Johnson passed 3000 Dover laps led 5/16
  • Jimmie Johnson hasn’t led most laps last 5 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)
  • Jimmie Johnson: 7 Wins last 16 Dover races
  • Jimmie Johnson: Won at Dover 4 straight years (2012-’15) – Winless 2016
  • 9/13: Jimmie Johnson broke tie for most Dover wins with Bobby Allison & Richard Petty – 10th win
  • Last to win Dover spring races back-to-back – Jimmie Johnson 2014 & ’15 (Previous: Bobby Allison 1982 & ‘83)
  • Matt Kenseth led 48 laps winning Dover 5/16 – Led final 47 laps
  • Kevin Harvick led most laps 3 of last 5 Dover races – Only 1 win (10/15)
  • Kevin Harvick led 116 of first 120 laps at Dover 5/16 – Only 1 lap led final 280 laps
  • Martin Truex Jr. led most laps 2 of last 4 Dover races – 1 Win (10/16)
  • Jamie McMurray pit road speeding penalties both Dover races last season
  • 4 Different teams won last 4 Dover races – Hendrick, Stewart-Haas, Gibbs, Furniture Row
  • Hendrick Motorsports won 4 of last 7 Dover races – Jimmie Johnson 3 & Jeff Gordon 1
  • 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
  • Dover pole won only 2 of last 27 races – Winless last 12 races
  • Qualifying cancelled last 3 Dover races
  • Worst starting position of Dover Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series winner: 37th – Kyle Petty 6/4/95
  • 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 94 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
  • 2 Dover overtime finishes (9/05 & 5/15) – Jimmie Johnson winner both times
  • 4 Dover wins by Toyota – Kyle Busch 6/08, Kyle Busch 5/10, Matt Kenseth 5/16 & Martin Truex Jr. 10/16
  • Toyota swept both Dover races last season – Winless previous 11 races
  • Chevrolet failed to win last 2 Dover races – Won previous 6 races (Leads all manufacturers with 38 wins)
  • Ford winless last 11 Dover races – Last Ford win: 5/11 Matt Kenseth
  • Most races before first Dover Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win: Kevin Harvick won in 30th try (10/15)
  • Fewest laps led by Dover winner – 3 by Tony Stewart 6/2/13
  • 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
  • 3 Won in their first Dover race: Richard Petty (7/6/69), Davey Allison (5/31/87) & Jimmie Johnson (6/2/02)
  • 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
  • Most laps run under green in a race: 500 – Dover 6/71 & Bristol 7/71
  • 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
  • 18 Hendrick Motorsports Dover wins (Most all-time) by 5 drivers – Johnson 10, 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
  • 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
  • 44 Different winners in 66 Dover Xfinity Series races
  • 28 Different winners in 44 NASCAR Xfinity Series Dover concrete races
  • 5 Different winners last 5 Dover races
  • Xfinity Series regulars won last 4 Dover races – 4 Different drivers
  • First Dover win for last 4 Dover winners
  • 2 Won Dover NXS & MENCS races in same weekend – Harry Gant 9/91 & Kyle Busch 5/10
  • Last 4 Dover NXS winners didn’t compete in Dover MENCS race same weekend
  • Joey Logano only driver to win 4 straight Dover races – 9 others won 2 straight races
  • Joe Gibbs Racing 11 Dover wins – All in last 19 races
  • Joe Gibbs Racing teams led most laps 16 of last 19 Dover races including last 6 races
  • Justin Allgaier passed for final lead change last Dover race
  • Kyle Busch passed for final lead change 5 times at Dover
  • 13 Scored their first career win at Dover – Last: Scott Wimmer 9/02 (No first-time winners last 28 races)
  • 8 Won Dover Xfinity Series race in first try
  • 7 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)
  • Worst starting position of Dover Xfinity Series winner: 36th – Jeff Burton 6/06
  • 4 Dover overtimes finishes – Kyle Busch won 2
  • Leader at scheduled distance won all 4 Dover overtime races
  • Longest Dover race: 209 Laps (5/11)
  • 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