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Lap-by-Lap: Dover

September 29, 2012, ,

Lap 200 -- CHECKERED FLAG: Joey Logano flies across the finish line with his second Nationwide Series victory of the season at Dover. Overall, it's the seventh win of 2012 for Logano.

Lap 196 -- Paul Menard's deficit remains the same.

Lap 192 -- Joey Logano leads Paul Menard by 8/10ths of a second.

Lap 190 -- Ten laps to go.

Lap 185 -- Austin Dillon got into the rear of Kasey Kahne on the restart, and he's also got a huge scrape down the right side of his Chevrolet. Paul Menard is now in second, Michael Annett in third. Dillon is now back to eighth.

Lap 181 -- GREEN FLAG: Joey Logano, Kasey Kahne, Austin Dillon, Paul Menard and Kyle Busch are the leaders on the restart. Kahne bobbles on the restart, and the field has to scatter heading into Turn 1 to miss him. Elliott Sadler moves from eighth to fourth!

Lap 178 -- Justin Allgaier is coming out of the garage. None of the front-runners chose to pit under the caution.

Lap 176 -- YELLOW FLAG NO. 3: Tim Andrews' car is smoking.

Lap 174 -- After a great door-to-door battle with Kyle Busch, Paul Menard is finally able to take over fourth place.

Lap 172 -- The top five is Joey Logano, Kasey Kahne, Austin Dillon, Kyle Busch and Paul Menard.

Lap 170 -- Thirty laps to go. Kasey Kahne is now in second place, and he trails leader Joey Logano by two seconds.

Lap 165 -- Sam Hornish Jr. is off the pace with a flat right-rear tire. He's headed to the pits.

Lap 150 -- Sam Hornish Jr. is now in second place, 1.5 seconds behind leader Joey Logano. There are 50 laps remaining.

Lap 146 -- Justin Allgaier is now in the garage.

Lap 139 -- Justin Allgaier drops onto pit road, his shot at the victory ... well ... shot.

Lap 138 -- Justin Allggaier is off the pace with a flat tire!

Lap 136 -- There's a little bit of smoke coming from Justin Allgaier's tires. The team thinks it's a tire rub.

Lap 134 -- Joey Logano hasn't been able to shake Justin Allgaier since the restart. There's only a car length or two between them.

Lap 131 -- Never mind fourth place. Austin Dillon is now facing a challenge from Kyle Busch for fifth!

Lap 129 -- Austin Dillon is trying everything to find a way to get past Kasey Kahne for fourth place.

Lap 126 -- Justin Allgaier is sticking with leader Joey Logano for the time being.

Lap 124 -- GREEN FLAG: Joey Logano, Justin Allgaier, Sam Hornish Jr., Austin Dillon and Kasey Kahne are the leaders when the race picks up the pace again. Logano was clear with the lead before he got to the starter's stand!

Lap 118 -- The leaders hit pit road for the second time.

Lap 116 -- YELLOW FLAG NO. 2: Jeremy Clements has some sort of mechanical problem coming off Turn 4. There's smoke rolling out of the left-front wheel well.

Lap 111 -- Mike Wallace gave Joey Logano fits -- literally -- as he was going a lap down. Wallace raced Logano very hard to try to keep from going a lap down, and Logano didn't appreciate it at all.

Lap 108 -- Joey Logano's cushion over Justin Allgaier is now up to 2.3 seconds.

Lap 102 -- Mentioned Sambo's several laps ago. That's a legendary local seafood joint a few miles from the track.

Lap 100 -- Crossed flags. The race has reached the halfway point.

Lap 96 -- The top five is Joey Logano, Justin Allgaier, Kasey Kahne, Kyle Busch and Austin Dillon.

Lap 93 -- Joey Logano leads Justin Allgaier by about 8/10ths of a second.

Lap 87 -- Justin Allgaier looks like he might be gaining ground on Joey Logano for the lead.

Lap 85 -- Austin Dillon is now in fifth place.

Lap 79 -- Sam Hornish Jr.'s car has developed an issue that causing the voltage to drop. He's currently hanging on to fifth place.

Lap 76 -- ESPN just showed Dover's seating area on the bridge over Turn 3. That's got to be one of the most unusual perspectives in all of professional sports!

Lap 70 -- Joey Logano's lead over Justin Allgaier stands at about 1.4 seconds.

Lap 66 -- Joey Logano is out for a Saturday drive at this point.

Lap 61 -- Justin Allgaier has moved past Kyle Busch for third place. He's now on the march past Kasey Kahne for the runnerup position.

Lap 57 -- Justin Allgaier and Kyle Busch are side by side for third place, right behind Kasey Kahne. Busch slides up into Allgaier coming off Turn 2.

Lap 53 -- Kyle Busch tries to work his way under Justin Allgaier for third place, but can't make the move stick.

Lap 51 -- GREEN FLAG: Kasey Kahne, Joey Logano, Justin Allgaier, Sam Hornish Jr. and Paul Menard are the leaders are the restart. Logano clears for the lead off Turn 2.

Lap 48 -- The leaders are on pit road. Kasey Kahne takes just two tires, and as a result is the first car out of the pits.

Lap 46 -- YELLOW FLAG NO. 1: This is the competition caution.

Lap 44 -- Darrell Wallace Jr. continues to fall back through the top 10.

Lap 40 -- Ricky Stenhouse Jr. takes fifth place from Kyle Busch.

Lap 38 -- Kyle Busch and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. are still at it, but it's now a fight for fifth place.

Lap 30 -- Kyle Busch and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. are in the middle of a great battle for sixth place.

Lap 26 -- Kasey Kahne and Elliott Sadler have dropped Darrell Wallace Jr. to fifth place.

Lap 24 -- What's the over-under on how long it takes for the garage to clear after the race, so folks can head to Sambo's?

Lap 21 -- After a heavily overcast start to the day, the sun is beginning to peek out from behind the clouds at Dover.

Lap 19 -- The top five are Joey Logano, Justin Allgaier, Darrell Wallace Jr., Kasey Kahne and Elliott Sadler.

Lap 15 -- Joey Logano goes to the top of the leaderboard with a nifty move on Justin Allgaier in Turn 4.

Lap 11 -- Leader Justin Allgaier has already started lapping cars.

Lap 9 -- Darrell Wallace Jr. has settled into third place, just a car length or two behind Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Joey Logano.

Lap 5 -- Teammates Sam Hornish Jr. and Ryan Blaney very nearly make contact, but they somehow manage to avoid it.

Lap 2 -- Joey Logano wrestles second place away from Darrell Wallace Jr.

Lap 1 -- GREEN FLAG: The race gets under way at 3:48 p.m. ET. Darrell Wallace Jr. wiggles coming off Turn 4 toward the green flag, which allows Justin Allgaier to get around him for the top spot.

3:44 p.m. ET -- A competition caution is planned for Lap 45.

3:43 p.m. ET -- The pace car is leading the field off pit road for the start of what should be three pace laps.

3:42 p.m. ET -- The drivers are ready to participate!

3:39 p.m. ET -- Mary McDowell, the president and CEO of race sponsor OneMain Financial, gives the command to fire engines.

3:34 p.m. ET -- A monstrous C-17 Globemaster 3 transport plane does the fly-over.

3:33 p.m. ET -- Gina Zavalis sings the national anthem.

3:32 p.m. ET -- Dover Air Force Base chaplain Major Barry Ingram gives the invocation.

3:31 p.m. ET -- Dover asks for a moment of silence in honor of legendary motorsports Chris Economaki, who passed away yesterday.

3:25 p.m. ET -- The ESPN gang is on the air!

3:15 p.m. ET -- ESPN's pre-race coverage is being delayed by the Penn State-Illinois college football game.

3:10 p.m. ET -- The Real Deal Darrell Wallace Jr. is on the pole for Saturday's Nationwide Series event at Dover after turning in a lap of 155.905 mph during qualifying. Justin Allgaier, Joey Logano, Elliott Sadler and Kasey Kahne are second through fifth, while Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Kyle Busch, Ryan Blaney, Austin Dillon and Paul Menard round out the top 10.

11 a.m. ET -- Qualifying for the One Main Financial 200 is set to begin at 12:05 p.m. ET.