Statistical Advance: FedEx 400 FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks At Dover International Speedway

May 13, 2011 No Comments

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Dover International Speedway Data

Track Size: 1 mile
· Banking/Corners: 24 degrees
· Banking/Straights: 9 degrees
· Frontstretch: 1,076 feet
· Backstretch: 1,076 feet

History

· The official opening of Dover International Speedway, then called Dover Downs International Speedway, was in 1969.
· The first NASCAR Sprint Cup race was held on July 6, 1969.
· The first two races at Dover were 300 miles. The race length was changed to 500 miles in 1971.
· The track surface was changed to concrete in 1995.
· The race length was changed to 400 miles beginning with the second race in 1997.
· The track name was changed to Dover International Speedway in 2002.
· There have been 82 NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Dover International Speedway since the track opened in 1969.
· There was one race in 1969 and 1970. There have been two-a-year since 1971.
· Richard Petty won the track’s first NASCAR Sprint Cup race.
· There have been 35 different pole winners, led by David Pearson (six).
· David Pearson won the first pole in July 1969.
· Mark Martin, Jeff Gordon and Ryan Newman lead all active drivers, each with four poles.
· 32 different drivers have posted victories led by Bobby Allison and Richard Petty, each with seven.
· Jimmie Johnson leads all active drivers, with six victories.
· Hendrick Motorsports has a series-high 12 wins.

Driver Rating at Dover
Driver Rating at Dover
Jimmie Johnson 116.3
Greg Biffle 110.1
Matt Kenseth 109.3
Carl Edwards 103.1
Kyle Busch 102.8
Mark Martin 98.1
Kurt Busch 96.8
Ryan Newman 96.2
Jeff Gordon 90.5
Jeff Burton 90.2

Note: Driver Rating compiled from 2005-2010 races (12 total) at Dover.

Qualifying/Race Data

2010 pole winner: Martin Truex Jr. (157.315 mph, 22.884 seconds)
2010 race winner: Kyle Busch (128.790 mph, 5-16-10)
Track qualifying record: Jeremy Mayfield (161.522 mph, 22.288 seconds, 6-04-04)
Track race record: Mark Martin (132.719 mph, 9-21-97)

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