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Jimmie Johnson posted the second-quickest time in Saturday morning’s practice session. His top speed of 154.703 mph was set during his first 10 laps on the track.

Johnson rolls off the grid 14th and will need to rely on a long green flag segment in the early stages of the race to establish track position. Once he gets to the head of the field, he will stay there and should contend for his 10th Dover victory.
May 30 - 3:40 PM

Darrell Wallace Jr. won the Coors Light Pole Award for the Buckle Up 200 presented by Click It or Ticket with a lap of 23.378 seconds, 153.991 mph.

This is the No. 6 Ford EcoBoost Mustang driver's second pole in 18 NASCAR XFINITY Series races. It is his first pole and sixth top-10 start in 2015. This is Wallace's second pole in two races at Dover International Speedway.
May 30 - 2:34 PM

Kurt Busch posted the fastest 10-lap average in the morning practice session with a speed of 156154.766 mph during his first 10 laps on the track.

Busch was not very strong in qualification and rolls off the grid 13th, but he seems to be a driver who needs to find his rhythm. He should be considered a favorite to finish in the top 10 on the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks.
May 30 - 2:18 PM

Denny Hamlin completed a perfect weekend by winning final practice with a speed of 156.087 mph. Previously he won the pole and also posted the fastest lap in Saturday morning’s session.

With a perfect sweep of the weekend, it is impossible not to consider Hamlin a favorite for the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks. He should run in the top 10 most of the afternoon and challenge for the win.
May 30 - 1:59 PM

Denny Hamlin proved that winning the pole for the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks was no fluke. On Saturday morning he once again had the fastest car and posted a speed of 156.331 mph to narrowly edge teammate Carl Edwards.

If Hamlin keeps his speed up for one more practice session fantasy owners will be tempted to start him, but his Dover International Speedway record has been uneven recently with a top-five, another top-15, a 20th, and a 34th in his last four starts. His worst finish came after he led the field to green and then suffered an accident.
May 30 - 11:03 AM

This week Greg Biffle scored a top-10 qualification effort for the first time in the last five races at Dover International Speedway. His speed of 159.483 mph landed him on the inside of row four in seventh for the FedEx 400.

That is not necessarily good news for his handicap because he qualified in the top 10 three consecutive times in 2011 and 2012 with a best result of 11th. Given last week’s runner-up finish after starting fourth, Biffle will probably challenge for a top-10 this week, however.
May 30 - 10:44 AM

Matt DiBenedetto qualified on time for the fourth time this year with a lap of 155.750 mph that places him 36th on the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks grid at Dover International Speedway. He failed to qualify twice and has used provisionals six times.

DiBenedetto’s results have been a mixed bag from 18th at Talladega SuperSpeedway to 42nd at Auto Club Speedway, but he has kept his car running until the end of every race he started this season.
May 30 - 10:25 AM

Josh Wise has been uneven at Dover International Speedway during his career and last year is a good example. He qualified in the low 30s both times. He finished 28th in the spring and broke a suspension to finish 42nd last fall.

Wise was forced to take a provisional to start this week’s FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks, but that does not change his odds. He rolled off the grid behind the 36th spot in both 2013 races before finishing 25th and 42nd in spring and fall respectively.
May 30 - 10:17 AM

Kasey Kahne has made six previous starts with Hendrick Motorsports at Dover International Speedway, but he has managed to earn only one top-10 in that span of time. His best result with this team was a ninth in his first attempt back in 2012.

Kahne came close on two other occasions with top-15s, but given the organization’s and his strength on other courses, the best course of action is to save the No. 5 for another day.
May 30 - 8:25 AM

Clint Bowyer has the longest active streak of top-10s going at Dover International Speedway with eight consecutive. He qualified 20th for the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks.

During this active streak, Bowyer also qualified in the 20s back in fall 2013 and both of 2011’s races, so he has the ability to use strategy to get to the front. Look for Bowyer to languish mid-pack for a while, but be among the leaders at the end of the day.
May 30 - 8:24 AM

AJ Allmendinger qualified 29th for the FedEx 400 at Dover International Speedway and that has been his sweet spot in recent weeks. This is the fourth consecutive race in which he has started between 29th and 31st.

Fantasy owners have even better news in regard to Allmendinger because he has finished better than he started in each of the past three races—often by a wide margin. He climbed to 17th at Talladega from 31st and 14th at Kansas Speedway from 29th.
May 30 - 8:23 AM

David Ragan qualified 15th for the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway, which is the fourth time in the last five races of 2015 that he has started among the top 15.

Ragan started last week’s Coke 600 in seventh, but lost a lot of place differential points for fantasy owners when he blew an engine and finished 41st. He also lost ground at Richmond International Raceway and Talladega SuperSpeedway after qualifying among the top 10. Players are within their rights to be cautious about starting him.
May 30 - 8:21 AM

Mike Bliss should be able to earn positive place differential points this week after taking a provisional for the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks to start 42nd.

Last fall he also took a provisional to start the AAA 400 and advanced to 36th at the end of the race. He did not earn fantasy players a lot of points, but that performance insured that he did not come in with a negative.
May 30 - 8:20 AM

Ryan Ellis was credited with a 24th place DNF in Friday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Dover (DE) International Speedway.

He started the No. 1 Chevrolet Silverado 28th on the grid for the Lucas Oil 200. He made it to lap 90 of the 200 lap event before exiting the race (Accident). Ellis, who made three of the six series races so far this season, is currently 32nd in the 2015 NCWTS Championship standings.
May 29 - 11:14 PM

John H. Nemechek finished 22nd in Friday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Dover (DE) International Speedway.

He started the No. 8 MeetBall Chevrolet Silverado sixth in the lineup for the Lucas Oil 200. He completed 136 of the 200 laps run. Nemechek, who made two of the six series races so far this season, is currently 33rd in the 2015 NCWTS Championship standings.
May 29 - 11:12 PM


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