NASCAR Nationwide Series

NASCAR - Nationwide - 5-Hour Energy 200 Preview

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DATE: Saturday, June 1
SITE: Dover International Speedway -- Dover, Del.
TRACK: 1-mile oval
CAPACITY: 113,000 (Grandstand Seating)
ANNUAL: 32nd
TELEVISION: ESPN
RADIO: Motor Racing Network (MRN)/SIRIUS NASCAR Radio
START TIME: 2:30 p.m. ET
QUALIFYING TIME: Saturday, June 1/11:05 a.m. ET
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Joey Logano
RUNNER-UP: Ryan Truex
POLE WINNER: Ryan Truex (finished 2)
LAPS: 200
MILES: 200
QUALIFYING RECORD: Kyle Busch, 2010 (158.228 mph)
RACE RECORD: Dale Earnhardt Jr, 1998 (130.152 mph)
 
2012 Finish
FinishDriverStartFinishDriverStart
1Joey Logano26Austin Dillon11
2Ryan Truex17Elliott Sadler7
3Brian Scott58Ty Dillon3
4Kurt Busch99James Buescher14
5Justin Allgaier710Jeremy Clements15
2012 5-Hour Energy 200 Facts and Figures
AVERAGE SPEED: 110.497 mph
TIME OF RACE: 1 hr., 48 mins., 36 secs.
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 1.526 secs.
CAUTION FLAGS: 6 for 27 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 5 among 3 drivers
POLE WINNER: Ryan Truex (154.746 mph)
Past 5-Hour Energy 200 Winners (Starting Position) Car -- Speed
2012 -- Joey Logano (2) -- Toyota -- 110.497 mph
2011 -- Carl Edwards (1) -- Ford -- 95.180 mph
2010 -- Kyle Busch (1) -- Toyota -- 112.965 mph
2009 -- Brad Keselowski (13) -- Chevrolet -- 93.168 mph
2008 -- Denny Hamlin (2) -- Toyota -- 112.395 mph
2007 -- Carl Edwards (8) -- Ford -- 92.975 mph
2006 -- Jeff Burton (36) -- Chevrolet -- 103.791 mph
2005 -- Martin Truex Jr (5) -- Chevrolet -- 97.258 mph
2004 -- Greg Biffle (7) -- Ford -- 87.934 mph
2003 -- Joe Nemechek (1) -- Chevrolet -- 104.651 mph
2002 -- Greg Biffle (3) -- Ford -- 110.735 mph
2001 -- Jimmy Spencer (21) -- Chevrolet -- 91.394 mph
2000 -- Jason Keller (22) -- Chevrolet -- 99.709 mph
1999 -- Dale Earnhardt Jr (15) -- Chevrolet -- 91.324 mph
1998 -- Dale Earnhardt Jr (16) -- Chevrolet -- 130.152 mph
1997 -- Bobby Labonte (2) -- Chevrolet -- 114.358 mph
1996 -- Randy LaJoie (16) -- Chevrolet -- 96.308 mph
1995 -- Mike McLaughlin (5) -- Chevrolet -- 102.887 mph
1994 -- Mike Wallace (19) -- Chevrolet -- 96.013 mph
1993 -- Todd Bodine (5) -- Chevrolet -- 116.694 mph
1992 -- Robert Pressley (4) -- Oldsmobile -- 89.408 mph
1991 -- Todd Bodine (9) -- Buick -- 118.323 mph
1990 -- Michael Waltrip (4) -- Pontiac -- 108.091 mph
1989 -- Rick Wilson (8) -- Oldsmobile -- 114.122 mph
1988 -- Bobby Hillin Jr (15) -- Buick -- 112.236 mph
1987 -- Mark Martin (5) -- Ford -- 101.408 mph
1986 -- Darrell Waltrip (2) -- Chevrolet -- 107.914 mph
1985 -- Darrell Waltrip (8) -- Chevrolet -- 108.926 mph
1984 -- Sam Ard (2) -- Oldsmobile -- 111.888 mph
1983 -- Ricky Rudd (12) -- Oldsmobile -- 118.285 mph
1982 -- Joe Ruttman (4) -- Pontiac -- 111.679 mph
 
NOTE: Formerly called Sportsman 200 (1982-83), Budweiser 200 (1984-91),
Goodwrench 200 (1992), Goodwrench/Delco 200 (1993-97), MBNA Platinum
(1998), MBNA Platinum 200 (1999-2002), MBNA Armed Forces 200 (2003),
MBNA America 200 (2004), MBNA RacePoints 200 (2005),
Stonebridgeracing.com 200 (2006), Dover 200 (2007, 2009-10), Heluva
Good! 200 (2008).
 
Past 5-Hour Energy 200 Pole Winners (Finish)
2012 -- Ryan Truex -- 2
2011 -- None -- Weather
2010 -- Kyle Busch -- 1
2009 -- Joey Logano -- 2
2008 -- Carl Edwards -- 2
2007 -- Denny Hamlin -- 2
2006 -- Kevin Harvick -- 13
2005 -- Carl Edwards -- 31
2004 -- David Green -- 3
2003 -- Joe Nemechek -- 1
2002 -- Jeff Green -- 2
2001 -- Jeff Green -- 29
2000 -- Kevin Harvick -- 6
1999 -- Dick Trickle -- 5
1998 -- Kevin Lepage -- 13
1997 -- Dick Trickle -- 37
1996 -- Bobby Labonte -- 15
1995 -- Tracy Leslie -- 24
1994 -- Ricky Craven -- 5
1993 -- Ward Burton -- 35
1992 -- Todd Bodine -- 8
1991 -- Dave Mader III -- 29
1990 -- Bobby Labonte -- 3
1989 -- Harry Gant -- 28
1988 -- Mike Alexander -- 10
1987 -- Rick Mast -- 21
1986 -- Brett Bodine -- 3
1985 -- Jack Ingram -- 3
1984 -- Ron Bouchard -- 2
1983 -- David Pearson -- 12
1982 -- Harry Gant -- 15
Last Race Results
RACE: History 300 (May 25)
SITE: Charlotte Motor Speedway -- Concord, N.C.
MILES: 300
LAPS: 200
WINNER: Kyle Busch
RUNNER-UP: Kasey Kahne
THIRD: Joey Logano
FOURTH: Kyle Larson
FIFTH: Kevin Harvick
POLE WINNER: Austin Dillon (finished 14)
TIME OF RACE: 2 hrs., 18 mins., 33 secs.
AVERAGE SPEED: 129.917 mph
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 0.939 secs.
CAUTION FLAGS: 7 for 33 laps
LAP LEADERS: A. Dillon 1; K. Busch 2-44; S. Hornish Jr. 45-51; K. Busch 52-88;
B. Vickers 89-91; K. Busch 92-148; K. Swindell 149; K. Busch
150-157; S. Hornish Jr. 158-159; K. Busch 160-200.
5-Hour Energy 200 Entry List
CarDriver, HometownCar/Name
00Blake Koch (West Palm Beach, FL)Toyota/Compassion International
01Mike Wallace (St. Louis, MO)ChevroletTBA
2Brian Scott (Boise, ID)Chevrolet/Shore Lodge
3Austin Dillon (Welcome, NC)Chevrolet/AdvoCare
4Landon Cassill (Fairfax, IA)Chevrolet/TBA
5Kasey Kahne (Enumclaw, WA)Chevrolet/Great Clips
6Trevor Bayne (Knoxville, TN)Ford/Roush Fenway Racing
7Regan Smith (Cato, NY)Chevrolet/taxslayer.com
10Jeff Green (Owensboro, KY)Toyota/TriStar Motorsports
11Elliott Sadler (Emporia, VA)Toyota/One Main Financial
12Sam Hornish Jr. (Defiance, OH)Ford/Wurth
14Eric McClure (Chilhowie, VA)Toyota/Hefty/Reynolds Wrap
18Matt Kenseth (Cambridge, WI)Toyota/Game Stop
19Mike Bliss (Milwaukie, OR)Toyota/TriStar Motorsports
20Brian Vickers (Thomasville, NC)Toyota/Dollar General
22 *Joey Logano (Middletown, CT)Ford/Hertz
23Harrison Rhodes (High Point, NC)Chevrolet/Rick Ware Racing
24Jason White (Richmond, VA)Toyota/TBA
30Nelson Piquet Jr. (Brasilia, Brazil)Chevrolet/Worx
31Justin Allgaier (Riverton, IL)Chevrolet/Brandt
32Kyle Larson (Elk Grove, CA)Chevrolet/Vizio-Hulu
33Ty Dillon (Welcome, NC)Chevrolet/Wesco
40Reed Sorenson (Peachtree City, GA)Chevrolet/E-Swisher.com
42J.J. Yeley (Phoenix, AZ)Chevrolet/Curtis Key Plumbing
43Michael Annett (Des Moines, IA)Ford/Flying J Travel Plaza
44Cole Whitt (Alpine, CA)Toyota/Lockton/Best Western Inn
51Jeremy Clements (Spartanburg, SC)Chevrolet/allsouthelectric.com
52Kevin Lepage (Shelburne, VT)Chevrolet/Donate Life
54Kyle Busch (Las Vegas, NV)Toyota/Monster Energy
60Travis Pastrana (Annapolis, MD)Ford/Roush Fenway Racing
70Tony Raines (LaPorte, IN)Chevrolet/TBA
74Mike Harmon (Birmingport, AL)Chevrolet/Dave Novak Racing
77Parker Kligerman (Westport, CT)Toyota/All Metal Fabricators
79Jeffrey Earnhardt (Mooresville, NC)Ford/Oath Keepers
87Joe Nemechek (Lakeland, FL)Toyota/Herbal Mist Teas
89Morgan Shepherd (Ferguson, NC)Chevrolet/TBA
92Dexter Stacey (Kahnawake, Canada)Ford/Maddie's Place
99Alex Bowman (Tucson, AZ)Toyota/St. Jude/schooltipline.com
 
* - Defending champion.
 
Leading Contenders (Finish the last nine years)
Driver200420052006200720082009201020112012
Joey Logano------------62---13Won
Brian Scott------------------9303
Justin Allgaier---------------1016295
Austin Dillon------------------------6
Elliott Sadler---------------------67
Ty Dillon------------------------8
Sam Hornish Jr------------23---------13
Kyle Busch5367---317Won2---
Matt Kenseth35---265---------------
Kasey Kahne713221210---27------
Regan Smith---303926---------------
Brian Vickers---------------4---------
 
Mover of the Week
Trevor Bayne - started 21 and finished 6
 
Sports Network Selections
Pick to Win - Kyle Busch
Last Week's Pick to Win (Kyle Busch) - finished 1
 
NOTES:
The 5-Hour Energy 200 at Dover International Speedway is the 11th race on the 2013 Nationwide Series schedule.

There have been 58 Nationwide races held at Dover, including one event per season from 1982-85 and two each year since then.

Joe Ruttman won the inaugural Nationwide race at Dover, the Sportsman 200, on May 15, 1982.

Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards and Todd Bodine share the record for most Nationwide victories at Dover with three each. Busch is the only one of the three entered in this race. This past weekend, Busch won a Nationwide event at Charlotte Motor Speedway for a record seventh time. He also has scored six victories in his nine starts in the series this year.

Joe Gibbs Racing has the most car owner wins in Nationwide races at Dover with seven.

The Nationwide race winner at Dover has started from the pole six times. Edwards most recently did it in May 2011. Qualifying for that race was rain out, with Edwards awarded the top starting position since his Roush Fenway Racing team was ranked first in car owner points at the time.

Since NASCAR began using electronic timing and scoring in 1993, the closest margin of victory in a Nationwide race at Dover occurred on Sept. 19, 1998 when Matt Kenseth beat Kevin Grubb to the finish line by just 0.146 seconds.

Mike Wallace is the only driver on the entry list for this weekend's race that scored his first career Nationwide victory at Dover. Wallace's maiden win came there on June 4, 1994.

Two drivers entered in this race made their Nationwide debuts at Dover: Joey Logano (May 31, 2008) and Ty Dillon (June 2, 2012).

The next race is the June 8 DuPont Pioneer 250 at Iowa Speedway. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. won last year's race there.

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