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DATE: Sunday, June 1
SITE: Dover International Speedway -- Dover, Del.
TRACK: 1-mile oval
CAPACITY: 113,000 (Grandstand Seating)
ANNUAL: 45th
TELEVISION: FOX
RADIO: Motor Racing Network (MRN)/SIRIUS NASCAR Radio
START TIME: 1 p.m. ET
QUALIFYING TIME: Friday, May 30/3:40 p.m. ET
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Tony Stewart
RUNNER-UP: Juan Pablo Montoya
POLE WINNER: Denny Hamlin (finished 34)
LAPS: 400
MILES: 400
QUALIFYING RECORD: Dale Earnhardt Jr., 2013 (161.849 mph)
RACE RECORD: Mark Martin, 1997 (132.719 mph)
 
2013 Finish
FinishDriverStartFinishDriverStart
1Tony Stewart226Clint Bowyer15
2Juan Pablo Montoya147Joey Logano9
3Jeff Gordon208Kevin Harvick7
4Kyle Busch39Mark Martin6
5Brad Keselowski810Dale Earnhardt Jr12
2013 FedEx 400 Facts and Figures
AVERAGE SPEED: 123.172 mph
TIME OF RACE: 3 hrs., 14 minutes, 51 secs.
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 0.788 secs.
CAUTION FLAGS: 7 for 32 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 21 among 11 drivers
POLE WINNER: Denny Hamlin (157.978 mph)
Past FedEx 400 Winners (Starting Position) Car -- Speed
2013 -- Tony Stewart (22) -- Chevrolet -- 123.172 mph
2012 -- Jimmie Johnson (2) -- Chevrolet -- 122.835 mph
2011 -- Matt Kenseth (24) -- Ford -- 125.578 mph
2010 -- Kyle Busch (4) -- Toyota -- 128.790 mph
2009 -- Jimmie Johnson (8) -- Chevrolet -- 115.237 mph
2008 -- Kyle Busch (3) -- Toyota -- 121.171 mph
2007 -- Martin Truex Jr (26) -- Chevrolet -- 118.950 mph
2006 -- Matt Kenseth (19) -- Ford -- 109.865 mph
2005 -- Greg Biffle (2) -- Ford -- 122.626 mph
2004 -- Mark Martin (7) -- Ford -- 97.042 mph
2003 -- Ryan Newman (1) -- Dodge -- 106.896 mph
2002 -- Jimmie Johnson (10) -- Chevrolet -- 117.551 mph
2001 -- Jeff Gordon (2) -- Chevrolet -- 120.361 mph
2000 -- Tony Stewart (16) -- Pontiac -- 109.514 mph
1999 -- Bobby Labonte (1) -- Pontiac -- 120.603 mph
1998 -- Dale Jarrett (4) -- Ford -- 119.522 mph
1997 -- Ricky Rudd (13) -- Ford -- 114.635 mph
1996 -- Jeff Gordon (1) -- Chevrolet -- 122.741 mph
1995 -- Kyle Petty (37) -- Pontiac -- 119.880 mph
1994 -- Rusty Wallace (5) -- Ford -- 102.529 mph
1993 -- Dale Earnhardt (8) -- Chevrolet -- 105.600 mph
1992 -- Harry Gant (15) -- Oldsmobile -- 109.456 mph
1991 -- Ken Schrader (19) -- Chevrolet -- 120.152 mph
1990 -- Derrike Cope (15) -- Chevrolet -- 123.960 mph
1989 -- Dale Earnhardt (2) -- Chevrolet -- 121.670 mph
1988 -- Bill Elliott (17) -- Ford -- 118.726 mph
1987 -- Davey Allison (2) -- Ford -- 112.958 mph
1986 -- Geoff Bodine (3) -- Chevrolet -- 115.009 mph
1985 -- Bill Elliott (4) -- Ford -- 123.094 mph
1984 -- Richard Petty (5) -- Pontiac -- 118.717 mph
1983 -- Bobby Allison (10) -- Buick -- 114.847 mph
1982 -- Bobby Allison (3) -- Chevrolet -- 120.136 mph
1981 -- Jody Ridley (11) -- Ford -- 116.595 mph
1980 -- Bobby Allison (8) -- Ford -- 113.866 mph
1979 -- Neil Bonnett (5) -- Mercury -- 111.269 mph
1978 -- David Pearson (3) -- Mercury -- 114.664 mph
1977 -- Cale Yarborough (6) -- Chevrolet -- 123.237 mph
1976 -- Benny Parsons (7) -- Chevrolet -- 115.436 mph
1975 -- David Pearson (1) -- Mercury -- 100.820 mph
1974 -- Cale Yarborough (3) -- Chevrolet -- 119.990 mph
1973 -- David Pearson (1) -- Mercury -- 119.745 mph
1972 -- Bobby Allison (2) -- Chevrolet -- 118.663 mph
1971 -- Bobby Allison (2) -- Chevrolet -- 123.119 mph
1970 -- Richard Petty (2) -- Plymouth -- 112.103 mph
1969 -- Richard Petty (3) -- Ford -- 115.772 mph
 
NOTE: Formerly called Mason-Dixon 500 (1969-1983), Budweiser 500 (1984-1994),
Miller 500 (1995-1997), MBNA Platinum 400 (1998-2002), MBNA Armed Forces
Family 400 (2003), MBNA America 400 "A Salute to Heroes" (2004), MBNA
RacePoints 400 (2005), Neighborhood Excellence 400 (2006), Autism Speaks
400 (2007, 2009-10), Best Buy 400 (2008). Race changed from 300 to 500
miles (1971), race changed from 500 to 400 miles (1998).
 
Past FedEx 400 Pole Winners (Finish)
2013 -- Denny Hamlin -- 34
2012 -- Mark Martin -- 14
2011 -- None -- Weather
2010 -- Martin Truex Jr -- 12
2009 -- David Reutimann -- 18
2008 -- Greg Biffle -- 3
2007 -- Ryan Newman -- 2
2006 -- Ryan Newman -- 14
2005 -- Jimmie Johnson -- 4
2004 -- Jeremy Mayfield -- 8
2003 -- Ryan Newman -- 1
2002 -- Matt Kenseth -- 40
2001 -- Dale Jarrett -- 5
2000 -- Rusty Wallace -- 14
1999 -- Bobby Labonte -- 1
1998 -- Rusty Wallace -- 18
1997 -- Bobby Labonte -- 40
1996 -- Jeff Gordon -- 1
1995 -- Jeff Gordon -- 6
1994 -- Ernie Irvan -- 2
1993 -- Ernie Irvan -- 32
1992 -- Brett Bodine -- 30
1991 -- Michael Waltrip -- 32
1990 -- Dick Trickle -- 3
1989 -- Mark Martin -- 2
1988 -- Alan Kulwicki -- 6
1987 -- Bill Elliott -- 2
1986 -- Ricky Rudd -- 4
1985 -- Terry Labonte -- 16
1984 -- Ricky Rudd -- 8
1983 -- Joe Ruttman -- 3
1982 -- Darrell Waltrip -- 15
1981 -- David Pearson -- 25
1980 -- Cale Yarborough -- 16
1979 -- Darrell Waltrip -- 18
1978 -- Buddy Baker -- 23
1977 -- Richard Petty -- 3
1976 -- Dave Marcis -- 3
1975 -- David Pearson -- 1
1974 -- David Pearson -- 2
1973 -- David Pearson -- 1
1972 -- Bobby Isaac -- 14
1971 -- Richard Petty -- 3
1970 -- Bobby Isaac -- 6
1969 -- David Pearson -- 23
Last Race Results
RACE: Coca-Cola 600 (May 25)
SITE: Charlotte Motor Speedway -- Concord, N.C.
MILES: 600
LAPS: 400
WINNER: Jimmie Johnson
RUNNER-UP: Kevin Harvick
THIRD: Matt Kenseth
FOURTH: Denny Hamlin
FIFTH: Jamie McMurray
POLE WINNER: Jimmie Johnson (finished 1)
TIME OF RACE: 4 hrs., 7 mins., 27 secs.
AVERAGE SPEED: 145.484 mph
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 1.272 secs.
CAUTION FLAGS: 8 for 44 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 34 among 9 drivers
LAP LEADERS: Johnson-pole, Keselowski 1, Johnson 2-47, Keselowski 48-49,
Johnson 50-75, Harvick 76-95, Johnson 96-97, Harvick 98-108,
Johnson 109, Harvick 110-149, Johnson 150-164, Keselowski
165-191, Harvick 192-212, J. Gordon 213, Earnhardt Jr 214,
McMurray 215, Harvick 216-223, Johnson 224, Earnhardt Jr 225-236,
McMurray 237-240, Kenseth 241, McMurray 242-270, Kenseth 271-276,
J. Gordon 277, Johnson 278-293, Kenseth 294-311, Johnson 312-330,
Keselowski 331-343, Almirola 344, Johnson 345-373, J. Gordon
374-375, Edwards 376-379, J. Gordon 380-383, Kenseth 384-391,
Johnson 392-400.
FedEx 400 Entry List
CarDriver, HometownCar/Name
1Jamie McMurray (Joplin, MO)Chevrolet/Cessna
2Brad Keselowski (Rochester Hills, MI)Ford/Miller Lite
3.Austin Dillon (Welcome, NC)Chevrolet/American Ethanol
4.Kevin Harvick (Bakersfield, CA)Chevrolet/Budweiser
5Kasey Kahne (Enumclaw, WA)Chevrolet/Farmers Insurance
7Michael Annett (Des Moines, IA)Chevrolet/Pilot Flying J
9Marcos Ambrose (Launceston, Australia)Ford/DeWalt
10Danica Patrick (Roscoe, IL)Chevrolet/GoDaddy
11Denny Hamlin (Chesterfield, VA)Toyota/Autism Speaks
13Casey Mears (Bakersfield, CA)Ford/GEICO
14 *Tony Stewart (Columbus, IN)Chevrolet/Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops
15Clint Bowyer (Emporia, KS)Toyota/5-Hour Energy
16Greg Biffle (Vancouver, WA)Ford/3M
17Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (Olive Branch, MS)Ford/Nationwide
18Kyle Busch (Las Vegas, NV)Toyota/M&M's
20Matt Kenseth (Cambridge, WI)Toyota/Dollar General
22Joey Logano (Middletown, CT)Ford/Shell/Pennzoil
23Alex Bowman (Tucson, AZ)Toyota/Dr. Pepper
24Jeff Gordon (Vallejo, CA)Chevrolet/Drive to End Hunger
26Cole Whitt (Alpine, CA)Toyota/Burger King
27Paul Menard (Eau Claire, WI)Chevrolet/Menards/Pitt. Pain
31Ryan Newman (South Bend, IN)Chevrolet/Caterpillar
32Blake Koch (West Palm Beach, FL)Ford/supportmilitary.org
33David Stremme (South Bend, IN)Chevrolet/littlejoesautos.com
34David Ragan (Unadilla, GA)Ford/Dockside Logistics
36Reed Sorenson (Peachtree City, GA)Chevrolet/Click It or Ticket
38David Gilliland (Riverside, CA)Ford/Love's The Pete Store
40Landon Cassill (Fairfax, IA)Chevrolet/Hillman Racing
41Kurt Busch (Las Vegas, NV)Chevrolet/Haas Automation
42Kyle Larson (Elk Grove, CA)Chevrolet/Cottonelle
43Aric Almirola (Tampa, FL)Ford/Smithfield
44J.J. Yeley (Phoenix, AZ)Chevrolet/TBA
47A.J. Allmendinger (Los Gatos, CA)Chevrolet/Scott Products
48Jimmie Johnson (El Cajon, CA)Chevrolet/Lowe's/Kobalt Tools
51Justin Allgaier (Riverton, IL)Chevrolet/TBA
55Brian Vickers (Thomasville, NC)Toyota/Aaron's Dream Machine
66Brett Moffitt (Grimes, IA)Toyota/Land Castle Title
77Dave Blaney (Hartford, OH)Ford/TBA
78Martin Truex Jr. (Mayetta, NJ)Chevrolet/Furniture Row
83Ryan Truex (Mayetta, NJ)Toyota/Burger King
88Dale Earnhardt Jr. (Kannapolis, NC)Chevrolet/National Guard
98Josh Wise (Riverside, CA)Chevrolet/iRacing.com/Reddit.com
99Carl Edwards (Columbia, MO)Ford/Subway
 
* - Defending champion
 
Leading Contenders (Finish the last nine years)
Driver200520062007200820092010201120122013
Tony Stewart15254041292925Won
Jeff Gordon391295261117133
Kyle Busch2517Won23Won4294
Brad Keselowski---------------1813125
Clint Bowyer---178361117656
Joey Logano------------15102787
Kevin Harvick25320381771028
Dale Earnhardt Jr22102235123012411
Kurt Busch9164220519142412
Carl Edwards1615327872614
Greg BiffleWon86336191115
Jimmie Johnson46157Won169Won17
Kasey Kahne357113162036923
Austin Dillon------------------------27
Jamie McMurray26224101432201933
Denny Hamlin---11443364161834
Ryan Newman814214813211536
Matt Kenseth7Won5443Won340
 
Mover of the Week
Jamie McMurray - started 26 and finished 5
 
Sports Network Selections
Pick to Win - Joey Logano
Last Week's Pick to Win (Jimmie Johnson) - finished 1
 
NOTES:
The FedEx 400 at Dover International Speedway is the 13th race on the 2014 Sprint Cup Series schedule.

The official opening of Dover International Speedway, then called Dover Downs International Speedway, was in 1969. The first two NASCAR Cup Series races at Dover were 300 miles. The length was changed to 500 miles in 1971 and remained at that distance until it was reduced to 400 miles beginning with the fall race in 1997. Dover's track surface was changed to concrete in 1995.

Dover has 24 degrees of banking in all of its turns and 9 degrees of banking on both the frontstretch and backstretch. The lengths of both straightaways are 1,076 feet.

There have been 88 races in NASCAR's premier series held at Dover. The track hosted one event in 1969 and '70. There have been two races there each season since 1971. Dover will host the third round in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship the last weekend in September.

Richard Petty won the inaugural Cup race at Dover, the Mason-Dixon 300, on July 6, 1969.

Ricky Rudd holds the record for most starts at Dover with 56. Jeff Gordon's 42 starts at this track is tops among all drivers entered in this weekend's race.

Jimmie Johnson holds the record for most wins at Dover. Last September, Johnson scored his eighth victory at this track. He had been tied with Bobby Allison and Richard Petty for the record there.

Johnson won both races at Dover in 2002, becoming the first driver in series history to score a season-sweep at a track during his rookie year.

Rick Hendrick has the most car owner wins at Dover with 15, followed by Jack Roush with nine and eight for Roger Penske.

David Pearson holds the record for most pole wins at Dover with six. Rusty Wallace and Martin have five poles there.

The race winner at Dover has started from the pole 13 times. Johnson most recently did it in September 2010.

Since NASCAR began using electronic timing and scoring in 1993, the closest margin of victory in a Cup race at Dover occurred on Sept. 25, 2005 when Johnson beat Kyle Busch to the finish line by just 0.080 seconds.

The furthest back a driver has started and won a Cup race at Dover is 37th, accomplished by Kyle Petty in June 1995.

Martin Truex Jr. is the only active driver who scored his first career Cup victory at Dover. Truex, who hails from nearby Mayetta, NJ, won at his home track on June 4, 2007.

Three drivers entered in this weekend's race made their Cup debuts at Dover: Matt Kenseth (Sept. 20, 1998), Kurt Busch (Sept. 24, 2000) and David Ragan (Sept. 24, 2006).

Kenseth is the only driver on the entry list that recorded his maiden pole in the series at Dover (June 2, 2002).

Kyle Busch holds the record as the youngest driver to win a race at Dover. He took the checkered flag there on June 1, 2008 when he was 23 years and 30 days old. When Harry Gant was 52 years, 4 months and 21 days old, he became the oldest driver to win at this track on May 31, 1992.

The next race is the June 8 Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway. Johnson is the defending race winner.

05/27 16:46:14 ET

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