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By the Numbers: Dover

September 25, 2013, Staff report,

Vital stats for the AAA 400

Track:  Dover International Speedway, Dover, Del., 1 mile, concrete surface, 24-degree banking in all turns, 9-degree banking on the frontstretch and backstretch.

Time/TV: AAA 400, 2 p.m. ET, Sunday, Sept. 29. TV: ESPN (coverage starts at 1 p.m. ET). Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90.

Trailblazers:  Richard Petty won the first Sprint Cup race held at Dover on July 6, 1969.

0.08 seconds is the closest margin of victory (since the advent of electronic scoring) in a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway. This occurred when Jimmie Johnson defeated Kyle Busch on September 25, 2008.
1 driver has posted his first career win at Dover: Martin Truex Jr. This occurred on June 4, 2007.

2 female drivers have competed at Dover: Janet Guthrie and Danica Patrick.

3 drivers have posted three consecutive Cup victories at Dover International Speedway: David Pearson, Rusty Wallace and Jeff Gordon.

3 of Jimmie Johnson's victories at Dover have come in Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup races.

4 drivers made their first career Cup start at Dover: Bobby Labonte, Matt Kenseth, Kurt Busch and David Ragan.

5 is the number of Coors Light Poles Mark Martin has won at Dover, the most among active drivers. David Pearson holds the all-time record with six poles.

7 is the most victories any one driver has had at Dover. Richard Petty, Bobby Allison and Jimmie Johnson have all won at the track seven times.

8 is the number of times Mark Martin has finished as a runner-up at Dover. He also has the most top-five finishes (24) and the most top-10 finishes (33) at Dover.

8.611 is the average finishing position at Dover for Carl Edwards. Jimmie Johnson (9.000) is the only other active driver with an average finishing position in the top 10.

9 of the 13 Chase Contenders have won at Dover. The only four drivers in the Chase without wins at the track are: Kevin Harvick, Clint Bowyer, Joey Logano and Kasey Kahne.

9.304 is the average starting position for Ryan Newman at Dover, which is the best among all active drivers.

13 times the winner of a Cup race at Dover has won from the Coors Light pole. Jimmie Johnson was the most recent driver to do this in 2009 and 2010.

15 times the winner of a Cup race at Dover has started second. This is the most proficient starting position in the field.

21.5 is the average finishing position for Kasey Kahne at Dover, which is the lowest among all 13 drivers in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

23 is the age of the youngest pole winner at Dover. Jeff Gordon was 23 years and 10 months old when he won the Coors Light Pole on June 4, 1995.

23 is also the age of the youngest winner at Dover. Kyle Busch was 23 years and 30 days old when he won at Dover on June 1, 2008.

25 is the worst finish by eventual Chase champion at Dover. Tony Stewart finished 25th at Dover before he went on to win the Sprint Cup Series championship that year.

37 is the deepest in the field that a race winner has started at Dover. Kyle Petty did this and won in the spring of 1995.

52 is the age of the oldest winner at Dover. Harry Gant was 52 years, four months and 21 days old when he won at Dover on May 31, 1992.

53 is the age of the oldest pole winner at Dover. Mark Martin was 53 years, four months and 23 days old when he won the Coors Light pole on June 1, 2012.

56 starts are the most series starts one driver has made at Dover. That is currently held by Ricky Rudd. Mark Martin leads all active drivers with 54 starts.

68 Cup races at Dover have been won from a top-10 starting position.

87 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races have been held at Dover International Speedway. The track has hosted two races a season since 1971.

130.430 mph was the speed at which David Pearson won the inaugural Coors Light Pole at Dover in 1969. Pearson leads all drivers with six poles at Dover.

373 drivers have competed in at least one Cup race at Dover International Speedway.

2,461is the number of laps Jimmie Johnson has led at Dover, the most among active drivers.



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