NASCAR Nationwide Series

NASCAR - Nationwide - One Main Financial 200 Preview

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DATE: Saturday, October 1st
SITE: Dover International Speedway (1969) -- Dover, Delaware
TRACK: one-mile oval - 1,076 feet (Frontstretch); 1,076 feet (Backstretch)
CAPACITY: 135,000 (Grandstand Seating)
ANNUAL: 26th
ANNOUNCERS: Marty Reid, Dale Jarrett, Andy Petree
RADIO: Motor Racing Network (MRN)/SIRIUS NASCAR Radio
START TIME: 3:30 p.m. (et)
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Kyle Busch (Not Defending)
RUNNER-UP: Joey Logano
POLE WINNER: Joey Logano (Finished 2nd)
LAPS: 200
MILES: 200
QUALIFYING RECORD: David Green, 2004 (157.916 m.p.h.)
RACE RECORD: Dale Earnhardt Jr, 1998 (130.152 m.p.h.)
TOTAL PURSE: $1,166,666 (2010 figures)
PAYOUTS: 1st Place - $46,320; 2nd Place - $33,400; 3rd Place - $26,225
2010 Finish
1Kyle Busch26Trevor Bayne8
2Joey Logano17Paul Menard5
3Carl Edwards38Jason Leffler12
4Reed Sorenson69Justin Allgaier7
5Kevin Harvick910Ryan Newman13
2010 One Main Financial 200 Facts and Figures
AVERAGE SPEED: 117.379 m.p.h.
TIME OF RACE: 1 hour, 42 minutes, 14 seconds
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 0.400 second
CAUTION FLAGS: 4 for 19 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 3 among 3 drivers
POLE WINNER: Joey Logano (154.308 m.p.h.)
Past One Main Financial 200 Winners (Starting Position) Car -- Speed
2010 -- Kyle Busch (2nd) -- Toyota -- 117.379 m.p.h.
2009 -- Clint Bowyer (16th) -- Chevrolet -- 122.034 m.p.h.
2008 -- Kyle Busch (1st) -- Toyota -- 107.084 m.p.h.
2007 -- Denny Hamlin (4th) -- Chevrolet -- 85.197 m.p.h.
2006 -- Clint Bowyer (16th) -- Chevrolet -- 96.908 m.p.h.
2005 -- Ryan Newman (1st) -- Dodge -- 115.644 m.p.h.
2004 -- Martin Truex Jr (2nd) -- Chevrolet -- 122.013 m.p.h.
2003 -- Brian Vickers (3rd) -- Chevrolet -- 113.144 m.p.h.
2002 -- Scott Wimmer (26th) -- Pontiac -- 118.266 m.p.h.
2001 -- Jeff Green (2nd) -- Ford -- 107.591 m.p.h.
2000 -- Matt Kenseth (14th) -- Chevrolet -- 109.041 m.p.h.
1999 -- Casey Atwood (5th) -- Chevrolet -- 91.382 m.p.h.
1998 -- Matt Kenseth (4th) -- Chevrolet -- 106.023 m.p.h.
1997 -- Joe Bessey (6th) -- Chevrolet -- 94.912 m.p.h.
1996 -- Randy LaJoie (24th) -- Chevrolet) -- 118.343 m.p.h.
1995 -- Johnny Rumley (24th) -- Chevrolet -- 108.975 m.p.h.
1994 -- Johnny Benson (20th) -- Chevrolet -- 102.477 m.p.h.
1993 -- Todd Bodine (22nd) -- Chevrolet -- 104.545 m.p.h.
1992 -- Robert Pressley (4th) -- Oldsmobile -- 108.271 m.p.h.
1991 -- Harry Gant (16th) -- Buick -- 126.538 m.p.h.
1990 -- Harry Gant (3rd) -- Buick -- 123.097 m.p.h.
1989 -- Ken Schrader (14th) -- Chevrolet -- 111.300 m.p.h.
1988 -- Michael Waltrip (4th) -- Chevrolet -- 116.073 m.p.h.
1987 -- Rick Mast (3rd) -- Buick -- 113.529 m.p.h.
1986 -- Morgan Shepherd (1st) -- Buick -- 113.798 m.p.h.
NOTE: Formerly called Grand National 200 (1986-88), Ames-Splitfire 200
(1989-90), Splitfire 200 (1991-94), MBNA 200 (1995-97), MBNA Gold 200
(1998-99), 200 (2000-01), MBNA All-American 200 (2002), Stacker
200 (2003-04), Dover 200 (2005-06, 2009-10), 200 (2007),
Camping World RV Sales 200 (2008).
Past One Main Financial 200 Pole Winners (Finish)
2010 -- Joey Logano -- 2nd
2009 -- Kyle Busch -- 4th
2008 -- Kyle Busch -- 1st
2007 -- Greg Biffle -- 9th
2006 -- Scott Riggs -- 12th
2005 -- Ryan Newman -- 1st
2004 -- Kasey Kahne -- 3rd
2003 -- None -- Weather
2002 -- Kevin Lepage -- 24th
2001 -- Ryan Newman -- 21st
2000 -- Mike Skinner -- 35th
1999 -- Matt Kenseth -- 38th
1998 -- Kevin Grubb -- 2nd
1997 -- Dick Trickle -- 38th
1996 -- Ricky Craven -- 5th
1995 -- Jason Keller -- 15th
1994 -- Harry Gant -- 2nd
1993 -- Terry Labonte -- 26th
1992 -- Jeff Gordon -- 12th
1991 -- Butch Miller -- 12th
1990 -- Tommy Ellis -- 27th
1989 -- Michael Waltrip -- 25th
1988 -- Harry Gant -- 7th
1987 -- Harry Gant -- 24th
1986 -- Morgan Shepherd -- 1st
Last Race Results
RACE: Dollar General 300 (September 17th)
SITE: Chicagoland Speedway -- Joliet, Illinois
MILES: 300
LAPS: 200
WINNER: Brad Keselowski
RUNNER-UP: Carl Edwards
THIRD: Brian Scott
FOURTH: Aric Almirola
FIFTH: Sam Hornish Jr.
POLE WINNER: Brian Scott (Finished 3rd)
TIME OF RACE: 2 hours, 1 minute, 6 seconds
AVERAGE SPEED: 148.637 m.p.h.
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 8.568 seconds
CAUTION FLAGS: 3 for 11 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 8 among 5 drivers
LAP LEADERS: B. Scott 1; Brad Keselowski 2-47; M. Wallace 48; Brad Keselowski
49-89; C. Edwards 90-124; Brad Keselowski 125-167; B. Scott
168-171; J. Leffler 172; Brad Keselowski 173-200.
One Main Financial 200 Entry List
CarDriver, HometownCar/Name
01Mike Wallace (St. Louis, MO)Chevrolet/TBA
2Elliott Sadler (Emporia, VA)Chevrolet/One Main Financial
03Marc Davis (Silver Spring, MD)Chevrolet/TBA
04Kelly Bires (Mauston, WI)Ford/Go Green Racing
6Ricky Stenhouse Jr (Olive Brnch,MS)Ford/Roush Fenway Racing
7Jamie McMurray (Joplin, MO)Chevrolet/
09Kenny Wallace (St. Louis, MO)Toyota/Federated Auto Parts
11Brian Scott (Boise, ID)Toyota/Shore Lodge
13Jennifer Jo Cobb (Kansas City, KS)Dodge/Driver Boutique
14Eric McClure (Chilhowie, VA)Chevrolet/Hefty Black Out/Reynolds
15Timmy Hill (Port Tobacco, MD)Ford/Poynt
16Trevor Bayne (Knoxville, TN)Ford/Roush Fenway Racing
18Joey Logano (Middletown, CT)Toyota/Sports Clips
19Mike Bliss (Milwaukie, OR)Chevrolet/TBA
20Ryan Truex (Mayetta, NJ)Toyota/Heinz
22Brad Keselowski (Rochester Hls, MI)Dodge/Ruby Tuesday
23Scott Riggs (Bahama, NC)Chevrolet/North Texas Pipe
28Derrike Cope (Spanaway, WA)Chevrolet/Maxelence
30Jason Leffler (Long Beach, CA)Chevrolet/AccuDoc
31Justin Allgaier (Riverton, IL)Chevrolet/Racersites
32Reed Sorenson (Peachtree City, GA)Chevrolet/Dollar General
33Clint Bowyer (Emporia, KS)Chevrolet/Rheem Heating and Cooling
38Kasey Kahne (Enumclaw, WA)Chevrolet/Great Clips
39Fain Skinner (Live Oak, FL)Ford/Car Port Empire
40Josh Wise (Riverside, CA)Chevrolet/TBA
41Johnny Chapman (Stony Point, NC)Chevrolet/Rick Ware Racing
42Tim Andrews (Concord, NC)Chevrolet/Key Motorsports
44Jeff Green (Owensboro, KY)Chevrolet/TBA
46Chase Miller (Denver, NC)Chevrolet/Key Motorsports
47Brian Keselowski (Rochester Hls, MI)Chevrolet/TBA
49Mark Green (Owensboro, KY)Chevrolet/Acredale Vending
50T.J. Bell (Reno, VA)Chevrolet/Liberty Tire Recyclers
51Jeremy Clements (Spartanburg, SC)Chevrolet/Clements Racing Engines
52Kevin Lepage (Shelbourne, VT)Chevrolet/TBA
60Carl Edwards (Columbia, MO)Ford/Fastenal
62Michael Annett (Des Moines, IA)Toyota/Pilot Travel Centers/Flying J
66Steve Wallace (Charlotte, NC)Toyota/5-Hour Energy
70Dennis Setzer (Newton, NC)Chevrolet/TBA
71Matthew Carter (Denver, NC)Ford/Rick Ware Racing
74Mike Harmon (Birmingport, AL)Chevrolet/Mike Harmon Racing
75Carl Long (Roxboro, NC)Ford/Rick Ware Racing
81Blake Koch (West Palm Beach, FL)Dodge/
82Scott Wimmer (Wausau, WI)Dodge/MacDonald Motorsports
87Joe Nemechek (Lakeland, FL)Toyota/TBA
88Aric Almirola (Tampa, FL)Chevrolet/Ragu
89Morgan Shepherd (Conover, NC)Chevrolet/Victory in Jesus Racing
Leading Contenders (Finish the last nine years)
Joey Logano------------------14th---2nd
Carl Edwards---------9th26th6th5th5th3rd
Reed Sorenson---------4th6th5th---7th4th
Trevor Bayne------------------------6th
Jason Leffler------4th3rd5th30th7th6th8th
Justin Allgaier---------------------26th9th
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.------------------------11th
Brad Keselowski---------------7th3rd3rd17th
Elliott Sadler------------------------31st
Clint Bowyer---------2ndWon---10thWon---
Kasey Kahne19th4th3rd------------------
Jamie McMurray26th---------4th40th8th------
Aric Almirola---------------------------
Ryan Truex---------------------------
Mover of the Week
Jamie McMurray - Started in the 23rd position and finished 7th
Sports Network Selections
Pick to Win - Carl Edwards
Darkhorse - Clint Bowyer
Last Week's Pick to Win (Carl Edwards) - Finished 2nd
Last Week's Darkhorse (Steve Wallace) - Finished 18th
Six races remain after an open week on the 2011 Nationwide Series docket, as Ricky Stenhouse Jr and company head into Delaware to tackle the "Monster Mile" at Dover International Speedway.

Fresh off his third straight top-10 finish, Stenhouse Jr owns a slim, 14-point lead over Elliott Sadler. Sadler has steadily gained ground on Stenhouse Jr, as he has recorded seven consecutive finishes inside the top-10. Despite his success, Sadler is winless in 28 starts. Both drivers have totaled 20 top-10's this year.

Reed Sorenson might be on the outside looking in heading into Dover. Sorenson, who stands in third place, 47 points behind Stenhouse, has six top fives and nine top 10s in 10 career starts at DIS.

Last season, Kyle Busch set another NASCAR record by claiming his 11th Nationwide Series win of the season with a near flawless performance at Dover. Busch, who finished the 2010 season with 13 wins, led all but eight of the 200 laps. Busch will not be on hand to defend his title, as he concentrates on the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship.

Starting 16th on the grid, Clint Bowyer worked his way to the front and took control on lap 118 and held on the rest of the way to post his eighth career Nationwide Series title in 2009. Bowyer led the final 83 laps to post a 1.319 seconds win over Mike Bliss.

Kyle Busch dominated the 2008 running of the fall Dover race, as he led for 157 of the 207 laps en route to his 19th career Nationwide Series title. Busch, who started on the pole, defeated Mike Bliss by 0.866 of a second.

In 2007, Denny Hamlin won for the fifth time in his Nationwide Series career. Hamlin, who started fourth on the grid, led five times for 138 laps, as he defeated Martin Truex Jr by just under two seconds. Hamlin reclaimed the advantage from Truex with just 15 laps remaining for a 1.797 seconds victory. Pole sitter Greg Biffle finished ninth.

Bowyer claimed the lead on lap 179 of the 202-lap race in 2006 and held on for his fifth career Nationwide Series title. Bowyer, who started 16th on the grid, held off Matt Kenseth by just 0.547 of a second. Pole sitter Scott Riggs, who led for the first 40 laps, finished 12th, while Martin Truex Jr., who led for a race-high 77 laps, failed to finish and placed 30th.

In 2005, Ryan Newman won his fourth consecutive start, as he took the checkered flag, 1.343 seconds ahead of Bowyer. Newman, who posted his fifth Nationwide Series title, led for a track record 193 laps and tied the consecutive win mark set in 1983 by Sam Ard. Newman started on the pole and led for the first 94 laps and then regained the lead on lap 101. Kenny Wallace took over the top spot on lap 123, but it was short-lived, as Newman was back on top on lap 124 and led the rest of the way.

The pole sitter has won this race only three times in the history of the September Dover races. Morgan Shepherd captured the inaugural race, Ryan Newman won in 2005 and 2008 by Busch. Overall, there have been six pole winners in the previous 55 Dover Nationwide races, including Carl Edwards earlier this year.

Harry Gant, a five-time pole winner at Dover, is the only driver to win this race in back-to-back seasons (1990-91). Gant, Bowyer, Busch and Matt Kenseth are the only two-time winners of this race. Todd Bodine and Busch are three- time winners of Nationwide Series races in Dover.

Michael Annett will make his 100th series start Saturday at Dover. The former hockey player-turned NASCAR driver made his series debut at Homestead-Miami in 2008. He's currently 10th in the points and has six top-10 finishes. Coming into this season, he'd had a career total of six top 10s.

The next Nationwide Series race is the October 8 Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway. Joey Logano is the defending champion.

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