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Captain Thunder Racing:
JIMMIE JOHNSON - WINNER
#48 Lowe's Patriotic Chevrolet
· Seven wins, 11 top fives, 16 top 10s; three poles
· Average finish of 8.6
· Series-best Average Running Position of 7.0
· Series-best Driver Rating of 120.6
· Series-high 878 Fastest Laps Run
· Series-best Average Green Flag Speed of 143.988 mph
· Series-high 5,570 Laps in the Top 15 (87.0%)
· 317 Quality Passes, 12th-most
# 20 Dollar General Toyota
· Two wins, 13 top fives, 18 top 10s; one pole
· Average finish of 12.6
· Average Running Position of 8.5, second-best
· Driver Rating of 107.8, second-best
· 379 Fastest Laps Run, fourth-most
· 651 Green Flag Passes, sixth-most
· Average Green Flag Speed of 143.691 mph, second-fastest
· 5,270 Laps in the Top 15 (82.3%)
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Matt Kenseth went five years between his first Dover win (2006) and his second (2011). Today he looks to cut the span to two years for his third victory. Kenseth comes to the Dover International Speedway with a lot of confidence as his pairing this year with Joe Gibbs Racing has already yielded three wins and he likes this track.
“I’ve always really enjoyed coming to Dover. It’s...
The Monster Mile lived up to its name as several premier Toyota racers experienced difficulties in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup FedEx 400.
Matt Kenseth had a dominant run going at Dover International Speedway and was leading in the race when he started smelling smoke on Lap 156. Three laps later he was in the garage with valve-train issues.
"Something broke in the engine...
KENSETH BY THE NUMBERS AT DOVER: In 28 Sprint Cup Series career starts at Dover, Matt Kenseth has an average finish of 12.6, has completed 10,895 of 11,204 (97.2 percent) career laps, and has led for a total of 746 laps. Kenseth has earned two wins, 13 top-five, 18 top-10 finishes, and two poles at the Monster Mile where he made his first Sprint Cup Series start in 1998.
Denis McGlynn had a simple explanation why an appeals panel sided with Joe Gibbs Racing and eased penalties levied against the organization by NASCAR: The harsh punishment simply did not fit the small infraction.
McGlynn, CEO of Dover International Speedway, was part of a three-person National Stock Car Racing Appeals Panel that significantly reduced NASCAR's punishment of JGR...
Last year we saw Matt Kenseth and his Roush Fenway Racing team excel despite Kenseth announcing early in the year he was leaving the team. Kevin Harvick and his Richard Childress Racing team find themselves in the same boat, as he will leave after the 2013 season for Stewart-Haas Racing.
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Matt Kenseth led the way with a lap of 22.961 seconds in the second practice for the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks from Dover. Rounding out the top five was Kasey Kahne, Brad Keselowski, Kyle Busch, and Kurt Busch.
Dollar General Toyota
Farmers Insurance Chevrolet
Camry drivers Brian Vickers (second), Matt Kenseth (third) and Kyle Busch (fifth) earned top-five finishes in Saturday afternoon’s NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) race at Dover International Speedway.
Busch was at the front of the field more than any other driver on Saturday — leading 72 laps (of 200) around the one-mile oval.
Other Camry drivers in Saturday’s race included...