Wednesday, May 29, 2013

NASCAR Driver Satistics - FedEx 400 at Dover

Not all teams announce their weekly race previews'. Here is a list of those teams that do reveal the information in the teams race preview: 

#1- Jamie McMurray -  McMurray will make his 21st career NSCS start at Dover International Speedway this weekend.  In his previous 20 starts at the Monster Mile, McMurray has accumulated one top-five, five top-10s and led 131 laps.  The driver of the No. 1 Chevrolet has an average start of 16.8 and an average finish of 18.0 His best start was fifth in 2008 and his best finish was second in 2006.  McMurray has zero DNFs and has completed 7,895 of 8004 laps (98.6%) at Dover. 

#2- Brad Keselowski - In 6 previous Cup races at Dover, Keselowski has 1 win, 1 top 5, 1 top 10 and no DNF's. He has led 16 laps and has an average start of 16.833 and an average finish of 14.333.

#5- Kasey Kahne - Kahne, driver of the No. 5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet SS, has one top-five finish, five top-10s and has led 88 laps in 18 Sprint Cup starts at Dover International Speedway. He earned his best finish of fourth at the track in October 2011 and crossed the line ninth in this race a year ago. Kahne has eight starts inside the top 10 at the one-mile concrete oval.

#9- Marcos Ambrose - Ambrose has made 9 starts at Dover earning 1 top 5, 3 top 10's and only 1 DNF.  His best finish was 3rd place scored in May of 2011. He has an average start of 22.556 and an average finish of  18.000.

#10-Danica Patrick - Patrick will be making only her 2nd Cup start at Dover. She finished 28th in the race last year in September after starting 38th.

#14-Tony Stewart - The FedEx 400 will mark Stewart’s 513th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start and his 29th Sprint Cup start at Dover International Speedway. Stewart has two wins, three second-place finishes, 10 top-fives, 15 top-10's and has led a total of 1,072 laps in his 28 career Sprint Cup starts at Dover. His average start is 20.5, his average finish is 13.7 and he has a lap completion rate of 95.9 percent.

#15- Clint Bowyer - Bowyer will make his 15th start at Dover on Sunday. In 14 previous attempts Bowyer has one top-five (spring 2012) and seven top-10s. He has led 34 laps. On average he starts 18th and finishes 13th. Current streak: four consecutive top-10 finishes, including a top-five last June.

#16- Greg Biffle - In his 21 Sprint Cup career starts at Dover, Biffle has earned two wins, six top-five and 10 top-10 finishes.  Biffle has an average starting position of 11.7 at Dover, with an average finishing position of 12.4.

#17- Ricky Stenhouse Jr - In his only Cup start at Dover, Ricky started 17th and finished 12th in last years race in September.

#18- Kyle Busch - The FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks will mark Kyle Busch’s 306th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start and his 17th Sprint Cup start at Dover International Speedway. Busch has two wins, seven top-fives, 10 top-10s, and has led a total of 750 laps in 16 career points-paying Sprint Cup starts at Dover. His average Dover finish is 13.9.

#20- Matt Kenseth - Kenseth has made 28 prior Cup starts at Dover. His accomplishments at the one mile oval include, 1 pole, 2 wins, 13 top 5's, 18 top 10's and only 4 DNF's. Matt's most recent win came in May, 2011. He has an average start of 16.143 and an average finish of 12.643. Kenseth has led 746 laps on the concrete oval.

#22- Joey Logano - Logano will make his 9th Cup start this weekend in Dover. In his 8 previous races he has 1 top 5, 4 top 10's and 1 DNF. His best finish at the track was a 3rd in September 2010. His average start at the track is 16.500 and average finish is 18.000.

#24- Jeff Gordon - In 40 starts at “The Monster Mile,” Gordon has four wins, four poles, 15 top-fives and 22 top-10′s. Jeff's last win at the track was in June of 2001. He has led 2292 laps and has an average start of 11.600 and an average finish of an even 12.00. Gordon has only had 5 DNF's in Cup races at Dover.

#27- Paul Menard - Menard has 11 starts at Dover International Speedway. His best start of third came in 2011 and best finish of seventh came in 2010. The Wisconsin native has completed 4,343 of 4,400 laps attempted (98.7 percent) at the Delaware track.

#29- Kevin Harvick -  Harvick will make his 25th Sprint Cup Series start at Dover International Speedway in the 400-lap event on Sunday afternoon. Dating back to 2001, the RCR veteran has collected three top-five and 10-top finishes, holds an average starting position of 20.2, average finishing position of 15.9, has completed 98.5 percent (9,461 of 9,604) laps contested and is credited with 144 laps led. Harvick's best finish of second came during this race in 2012.

#31- Jeff Burton - This weekend's 400-mile event marks Burton's 39th start at the one-mile facility and 668th-career Sprint Cup Series entry. Burton has garnered one win, eight top-five and 15 top-10 finishes at the one-mile track and has led 136 laps.

#39- Ryan Newman - In 22 Sprint Cup starts at Dover, Newman has three wins, six top-five finishes and 11 top-10's. Additionally, the 35 year old from South Bend, Ind., has led 842 laps, has an average starting position of 9.5 and an average finish of 12.1 at the concrete oval.

#42- Juan Pablo Montoya - Montoya will make his 13th start at Dover International Speedway this weekend.  In 12 starts at the “Monster Mile” the driver of the No. 42 Target Chevrolet SS has earned one top-five, two top-10's and led five laps.  His average start is 19.6, while his average finish is 23.6.  Montoya’s highest starting position is second (2007, 2009) and his best finish is fourth in 2009.

#43- Aric Almirola - Almirola is a winner at the one-mile concrete track, winning the truck race in 2010. Almirola showed speed in his two Sprint Cup starts at the ‘Monster Mile’ and finished sixth in his track debut last season in the spring race. Last fall, the Todd Parrott-led team had a strong car during the race, but untimely yellow flags marred the team laps down. 

#47- Bobby Labonte - Bobby Labonte made his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start at Dover International Speedway on June 3, 1991. The 2000 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion has one win, three pole awards, 11 top-five, 14 top-10 finishes and has led 148 laps in 41 starts at Dover International Speedway. Labonte has also won a NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Dover (5/31/97).

#48- Jimmie Johnson - Quick stats at Dover: Seven wins (June and September 2002, September 2005, June and September 2009, September 2010 and June 2012). Three poles (September 2009 and 2010, June 2011). 11 top-five finishes (50 percent) and 16 top-10s (72.7 percent) in 22 starts. Two DNFs (did not finish – June 2003 and 2004). Average start of 9.7 and average finish of 8.6. Completed 8,619 of 8,804 laps (97.9 percent) and led 2,318. Sprint Cup’s best driver rating (120.6 average of a possible 150 points). Sprint Cup’s best average running position (7.0). Sprint Cup’s best in fastest laps run (878). Sprint Cup’s most laps in the top-15 with 5,570 (87 percent). Sprint Cup’s best average green-flag speed – 143.988 mph.

#55- Mark Martin -  In 53 starts at Dover, Martin owns four victories (fall races in 1997, 1998 & 1999 plus the 2004 spring race.) He has 24 top-five finishes. He’s led 1,769 laps and won five poles. He owns the Dover track record of 132.719 mph set in September 1997.

#88- Dale Earnhardt Jr - In 26 Cup starts at Dover International Speedway, Earnhardt has one win, five top-five finishes and eight top-10s. He has led 368 laps and completed 99 percent of all the laps he's attempted (10,305 of 10,404 total) at the Monster Mile.

#99- Carl Edwards - In 17 starts at the one-mile track, Edwards has one win, eight top-five and 12 top-10 finishes. Edwards scored his only Cup win there in Sept. ’07.  He has an average start of 15 and an average finish of 8.3.

- Reported in Team News/Press Releases

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