NASCAR Pre Race Media: Dover Track Trends

TRACK: Dover International Speedway (1 mile oval) DISTANCE: 400 Laps — STAGE 1: 120 Laps, STAGE 2: 120 Laps, FINAL STAGE: 160 Laps, MILES (400 Miles)


Track History/Trends

  • Top Drivers: Joey Logano, Cole Custer, Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr., Austin Dillon, Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott, William Byron, Alex Bowman
  • Trending Down: Brad Keselowski, Ryan Blaney, Matt DiBenedetto, Aric Almirola, Kurt Busch, Tyler Reddick.
  • 1st time since 1970 that we will run just once race on the track.
  • Since the stage era started in 2017, the eventual race winner has finished in the top 10 at the end of the two stages per race in all but one try.
  • Furthermore, 13 of the 14 stages run have seen the eventual race winner finish in the top five. In the final stage (8 times) the race winner finished in the top 10 in all of them with a top five finish in seven of the eight. Five of the last six final stages have seen the eventual race winner finish either 1st or 2nd at that including both races last year seeing the winners sweep both stages.
  • The pole winner has won 13 times at Dover. But, what’s odd is, there’s not been a pole winner to win on the Monster Mile though since 2011. Furthermore, four times since 2016 though, has the second place starter actually won out including four of the last seven races there including two of the last three.
  • Ford has only won 2 of the last 19 Dover races.

Track Comparison

Most banked among the 3 one-mile tracks on the schedule. Also a concrete track that makes it vastly different too. Very fast which makes this very tough on equipment and tires. A place where 4 tires on every stop is key. Closest to Bristol in resemblance.

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