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Wrap-up: Dover Int'l Speedway

Sunday, June 02, 2013


This past weekend, Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware hosted the Sprint Cup FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks, the Nationwide Series 5-hour Energy 200 and the Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 200.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Time Trials
: Denny Hamlin wins the Coors Light Pole Award for the 44th Annual FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks with a lap of 22.788 seconds, 157.978 mph. This is the No. 11 FedEx Toyota Camry driver's 15th pole in 268 NSCS races. This is his third pole and eighth top-10 start in 2013. This is Hamlin's second pole in 15 races at Dover International Speedway. He led 41 laps but was involved in an accident with about 20 laps to go. He was credited with a 34th place finish and dropped two spots to 26th in the 2013 NSCS point standings.

Did Not Qualify: No. one, only 43 teams entered.

Race Winner:  Tony Stewart wins the 44th Annual FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks, his 48th victory in 513 NSCS races. This is the No. 14 Chevrolet SS driver's first victory and third top-10 finish in 2013. This is his third victory and 16th top-10 finish in 29 races at Dover International Speedway. Stewart moved up four spots to 16th in the 2013 NSCS point standings. 

Rookie of the Race: Ricky Stenhouse Jr., the No. 17 Ford Fusion driver started 23rd and finished 13th. He was named the "Rookie of the Race" since his finish was best of the ROTY contenders in the event. Stenhouse is currently 15th in the 2013 point standings.

Contingency Awards:
- Kyle Busch, the No. 18 Toyota Camry driver, won the 3M Lap Leader Award for leading the most laps (150 of 400). He started third and finished fourth.
- Toyota Racing Development won the Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race award. They supplied the engine in Busch’s No. 18 Toyota.
- Busch also won the American Ethanol Green Flag Restart award for recording the fastest average speed on restarts and finishing the race on the lead lap.
- Steve Addington, crew chief on the No. 14 Chevrolet SS driven by Tony Stewart, wins the Moog Problem Solver of the Race award. The award goes to the crew chief that improves the most from first half of the race to the second half utilizing the 40 best lap times (improved 0.058 seconds). Stewart started the race in 22nd place, won the event and is currently 16th in standings.
- Tony Stewart won the Mobil 1 Command Performance Driver of the Race award given to the winner of the race or the next-highest finishing driver displaying the Mobil 1 decal.
- Denny Hamlin won the Sherwin-Williams Fastest Lap award given to the driver displaying the Sherwin-Williams decal who clocks the fastest lap of the race.

Points Leader: Jimmie Johnson leads the point standings by 30 points over Carl Edwards.

NSCS Top 12 (G/L):
1. Jimmie Johnson 0
2. Carl Edwards 0
3. Clint Bowyer +1
4. Matt Kenseth -1
5. Kevin Harvick +2
6. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 0
7. Kasey Kahne -2
8. Brad Keselowski +2
9. Kyle Busch +2
10. Paul Menard -2
11. Jeff Gordon +4
12. Aric Almirola 0

Next NSCS Race: Party in the Poconos 400, Sunday, June 9, 2013 at Pocono Raceway.
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NASCAR Nationwide Series
Time Trials: 
Austin Dillon won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 32nd Annual 5-hour Energy 200 with a lap of 23.537 seconds, 152.951 mph. This is the No. 3 Chevrolet Camaro driver’s fifth pole in 55 NNS races. This is his second pole and 10th top-10 start in 2013. This is his first pole in three races at Dover International Speedway. Dillon led 43 laps and finished the race in eighth place.

Did Not Qualify: No one, only 40 cars entered.

Race Winner: Sprint Cup regular (No. 22) Joey Logano wins the 32nd Annual 5-hour Energy 200, his 19th victory in 114 NNS races. This is the No. 22 Ford Mustang driver's first victory and fourth top-10 NNS finish in 2013. It is his third consecutive NNS race victory at Dover International Speedway. It is also his sixth top-10 finish in nine NNS races at Dover. Logano is ineligible for driver points in this series.

Rookie of the Race: Kyle Larson, the No. 32 Chevrolet Camaro driver, started 15th and finished 10th.  This was ahead of the rest of the 2013 Rookie of the Year contenders earning him the Sunoco Rookie of the Race award.

Contingency Awards:
- Austin Dillon won the Mobil 1 Driver of the Race award given to the winner of the race or the next-highest finishing driver displaying the Mobil 1 decal.
- Kyle Busch led the most laps earning the 3M Lap Leader award. The No. 54 Toyota driver started in third, led 72 of the 200 laps run, and finished in fifth place. Busch is a Sprint Cup regular (No. 18) and is ineligible for driver points in this series.
- Joe Gibbs Racing Engines won the Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race award. They built the engine in Busch’s No. 54 Toyota.

Points Leader: Regan Smith leads the point standings by 27 points over Sam Hornish Jr.

NNS Top 10 (G/L):
1. Regan Smith 0
2. Sam Hornish Jr. 0
3. Brian Vickers 2
4. Justin Allgaier -1
5. Austin Dillon +2
6. Parker Kligerman 0
7. Elliott Sadler -3
8. Brian Scott 0
9. Kyle Larson 0
10. Trevor Bayne +1

Next NNS Race: Pioneer Hi-Bred 250, Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Iowa Speedway.
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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Time Trials:
Darrell Wallace Jr. wins the Keystone 21 Means 21 Pole Award for the 14th Annual Lucas Oil 200 with a lap of 22.986 seconds, 156.617 mph. This is the No. 54 Toyota Tundra driver's first pole in six NCWTS races. It is his first pole in his first attempt at Dover International Speedway. Wallace Jr. becomes the youngest pole winner in series history at the age of 19. Wallace led the most laps (119 of 200) and finished the race in 10th place.

Did Not Qualify: No one, only 36 teams entered this week.

Race Winner: Sprint Cup regular (No. 18) Kyle Busch wins the 14th Annual Lucas Oil 200, his 32nd victory in 108 NCWTS races. This is the No. 51 Toyota Tundra driver's second victory and third top-10 finish in 2013. This is his third victory and fifth top-10 finish in eight NCWTS races at Dover International Speedway. Busch is ineligible for driver points in this series.

Rookie of the Race: Ryan Blaney won the Sunoco Rookie of the Race award since his third place finish in the No. 29 Ford truck was better than the rest of the 2013 ROTY contenders.

Contingency Awards:
- Matt Crafton won the Mobil 1 Driver of the Race award. It is given to the winner of the race or the next-highest finishing driver displaying the Mobil 1 decal. Crafton finished second in the No. 88 Toyota Tundra.
- Toyota Racing Development (TRD) won the Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race award. The award is determined by qualifying and finishing position of the truck. They supplied the engine in Wallace Jr.’s No. 54 Toyota (started on pole, finished 10th).

Points Leader: Matt Crafton leads the standings by 30 points over Jeb Burton.

NCWTS Top 10 (G/L):
1. Matt Crafton 0
2. Jeb Burton 0
3. Brendan Gaughan +1
4. Johnny Sauter +2
5. Ryan Blaney +2
6. James Buescher -1
7. Ty Dillon -4
8. Darrell Wallace Jr. +2
9. Miguel Paludo 0
10. Dakoda Armstrong -2

Next NCWTS Race:  WinStar World Casino 400K, Friday, June 7, 2013 at Texas Motor Speedway.



Tony Ballantoni runs the NASCAR coverage at RotoWorld.com.
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