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FedEx 400 Fact Sheet
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Track facts for Dover International Speedway:

   

Jimmie Johnson, coming off a victory at Charlotte in the Coca-Cola 600 in which he set the all-time record for Sprint Cup wins at that track, returns to Dover International Speedway where he is also the all-time wins leader (8). If Johnson leads 97 laps or more on Sunday, he will surpass Bobby Allison for the most laps ever led at Dover.

    Previous Sprint Cup races at Dover
    Active Sprint Cup drivers' career stats at Dover

  • Number of previous races: 88.
  • First Sprint Cup race: July 6, 1969, won by Richard Petty.
  • Last Sprint Cup race: September 29, 2013, won by Jimmie Johnson.
  • Won from pole: 13, last time by Jimmie Johnson in 2010.
  • Won from top-5 starting position: 52 times in 88 races (59%).
  • Won from top-10 starting position: 69 times (78%).
  • Won from 21st or worse starting position: 5 times (6%).
  • Worst starting spot for race winner: 37th, by Kyle Petty in 1995.
  • Most laps led: 491, by Richard Petty in 1974.
  • Fewest laps led by a race winner: 3, by Tony Stewart in 2013.

  • Track records:

    • Fastest race: 132.719 mph by Mark Martin in 1997.
    • Fastest qualifying speed: 161.849 mph by Dale Earnhardt, Jr. in 2013.
    • Most lead changes: 29 in 1980 and 1986.
    • Closest finish: Jimmie Johnson's .08 second margin over Kyle Busch in 2005.
    • Most caution flags: 16 in 1993.

  • From 2009-2013 a typical Dover race had 16.4 lead changes, 6.7 cautions for 30.9 laps, and an average green-flag run of 47.9 laps.

Manufacturers / Owners:

  • Victories by manufacturer: Chevrolet 34, Ford 25, Dodge 7, Mercury 7, Pontiac 6, Buick 3, Oldsmobile 2, Plymouth 2, Toyota 2.

  • Victories by owner: Rick Hendrick 15, Jack Roush 9, Roger Penske 8, Wood Brothers 7, Petty Enterprises 6, all others 43.

Driver Notes:

  • The most Dover races without a:

     Active DriversAll-Time
    Win: Terry Labonte (52 races) Dave Marcis (54 races)
    Top 5: Dave Blaney (25) Jimmy Means (34)
    Top 10: David Gilliland, David Ragan (15) Kenny Wallace (23)
    Pole: Jeff Burton (40) Kyle Petty (52)
    Lap led: Casey Mears (22) Buddy Arrington (30)
    Lead-lap finish: David Gilliland, David Ragan (15) Dave Marcis (54)


  • Top career marks at Dover:

     Active DriversAll-Time
    Races: Terry Labonte (52) Ricky Rudd (56)
    Wins: Jimmie Johnson (8) Jimmie Johnson (8)
    Top 5s: Jeff Gordon (17) Mark Martin (24)
    Top 10s: Jeff Gordon (24) Mark Martin (33)
    Poles: Jeff Gordon, Ryan Newman(4) David Pearson (6)
    Laps: Terry Labonte (21,896) Ricky Rudd (23,387)
    Laps led: Jimmie Johnson (2,704) Bobby Allison (2,800)
    Lead-lap finishes: Jeff Gordon (28) Mark Martin (31)


  • Best average finish among active drivers at Dover (3 or more starts):

    1. Jimmie Johnson (8.7)
    2. Carl Edwards (10.0)
    3. Jeff Gordon (11.6)
    4. Greg Biffle (12.3)
    5. Clint Bowyer (12.6)
    6. Kyle Busch (12.8)
    7. Ryan Newman (12.9)
    8. Tony Stewart (13.2)
    9. Matt Kenseth (13.4)
    10. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. (14.0)


  • Worst average finish among active drivers at Dover (3 or more starts):

    1. Michael McDowell (38.7)
    2. Josh Wise (35.2)
    3. Landon Cassill (34.7)
    4. J.J. Yeley (34.0)
    5. David Stremme (33.2)
    6. David Gilliland (29.4)
    7. Dave Blaney (28.8)
    8. Travis Kvapil (28.4)
    9. Joe Nemechek (28.1)
    10. Reed Sorenson (28.1)


    Current top-10 drivers at Dover:

    DriverRacesWinT5T10PoleLapsLedAvStAvFnRating
    Jeff Gordon 42 4 17 24 4 16784 2295 11.9 11.6 93.7
    Matt Kenseth 30 2 13 19 1 11454 811 15.3 13.4 107.9
    Kyle Busch 18 2 9 12 0 6426 930 11.9 12.8 106.0
    Carl Edwards 19 1 8 12 0 7502 532 14.6 10.0 101.3
    Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 28 1 6 10 1 11105 448 14.5 16.4 82.1
    Jimmie Johnson 24 8 12 17 3 9418 2704 10.2 8.7 121.1
    Joey Logano 10 0 2 6 0 3621 1 15.2 15.4 79.4
    Brian Vickers 15 0 1 2 0 5610 7 17.1 19.1 72.9
    Ryan Newman 24 3 6 12 4 9450 848 9.0 12.9 89.4
    Brad Keselowski 8 1 2 2 0 3151 18 14.4 16.0 84.9

    Driver Rating is based on a formula developed by NASCAR which combines "loop data" elements such as average running position, average speed under green, number of fastest laps, etc. There is a maximum of 150 points that a driver can earn for each race. Driver Rating is not available for races prior to 2005.

    Other notable Driver Ratings at Dover: Greg Biffle (101.0), Kurt Busch (92.5), Clint Bowyer (91.6), Martin Truex, Jr. (89.4), Jeff Burton (85.7), Kevin Harvick (83.6), Denny Hamlin (82.1), Kasey Kahne (80.2).