Top 5 Drivers

FED EX 400 BENEFITTING AUTISM SPEAKS from DOVER

 

The #5 pick has horrible stats here in the first state, #15 Clint Bowyer. Clint comes into the Monster Mile with 14 starts, no wins and one Top 5. So why pick him? Because Clint’s single Top 5 finish came in his last race here and in fact, all of his last four races were all Top 10’s. And Clint is #5 hottest over the last six weeks.

 

My #4 pick just won last week in Charlotte and he too has horrible Dover stats,  #29 Kevin Harvick. Kevin has 24 starts, no wins and three Top 5’s. Again not the best stats but he did finish 2nd here last year and four of his last six starts were Top 10’s.

 

The #3 pick is the best driver on tracks like this, #20 Matt Kenseth. Matt now drives for Joe Gibbs Racing who has only had two wins here in the last ten years. It will be interesting to see how Matt does here where he has had 28 starts, two wins and 13 Top 5’s – almost half, and more importantly, eight of his last ten races were Top 5’s, helping to give him the #3 best average finish.

 

My #2 driver to watch has the #2 best average finish at the Monster Mile, #99 Carl Edwards. He has 17 starts, one win and eight Top 5’s. Carl is having a great season – he is #2 in points and #2 hottest over the last six weeks.

 

My #1 driver is the winning-est current driver here, #48 Jimmie Johnson. Here at Dover Jimmie has seven wins in just 22 starts and 11 Top 5’s. He has won four of his last eight races here helping him to the #1 best average finish.

 

 

 

 

 

Monday look for our preview of the Party in the Poconos 400 from Pocano Raceway.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TOP 30 DRIVERS

FEDEX AUTISM SPEAKS 400:DOVER

 

1. JIMMIE JOHNSON #48

2. CARL EDWARDS #99

3. MATT KENSETH #20

4. KEVIN HARVICK #29

5. CLINT BOWYER #15

6. KYLE BUSCH #18

7. DENNY HAMLIN #11

8. JEFF GORDON #24

9. MARTIN TRUEX #56

10. ARIC ALMIROLA #43

11. JEFF BURTON #31

12. KURT BUSCH #51

13. MARK MARTIN #55

14. KASEY KAHNE #5

15. BRAD KESELOWSKI #2

16. DALE EARNHARDT JR #88

17. GREG BIFFLE #16

18. PAUL MENARD #27

19. JOEY LOGANO #22

20. RYAN NEWMAN #39

21. MARCOS AMBROSE #9

22. JAMIE MCMURRAY #1

23. TONY STEWART #14

24. RICKY STENHOUSE #17

25. JUAN PABLO MONTOYA #42

26. DAVID REUTIMANN #83

27. BOBBY LABONTE #47

28. DAVID RAGAN #34

29. DANICA PATRICK #10

30. DAVID GILLILAND #38

 

 

Here’s our Top 30 for Sunday’s race. Friday we’ll break down the Top 5 drivers.

TOP 10 TEAMS

TOP 10 TEAMS POST CHARLOTTE

1. HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS

2. JOE GIBBS RACING

3. RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING

4. MICHAEL WALTRIP RACING

5. ROUSH/FENWAY RACING

6. EARNHARDT GANASSI RACING

7. FURNITURE ROW RACING

8. PENSKE RACING

9. RICHARD PETTY MOTORSPORTS

10. STEWART HAAS RACING

For the 11th week in a row Hendrick Motorsports stay at #1. Joe Gibbs Racing with Denny Hamlin back for two races go to #2 from #5. Richard Childress Racing also gain three spots at #3. Michael Waltrip Racing lose two spots at place at #4. Roush/Fenway Racing drop two spots to #5. Earnhardt/Ganassi Racing move up two places to #6. A strong 3rd place finish from Kurt Busch help Furniture Row Racing move up two places to #7. Penske Racing have a rough few weeks and drop four spots to #8. Richard Petty Motorsports slip back two places to #9. move up a place to the #2 spot. slip to #3. Stewart/Haas Racing remain at #10.

These are the Top 10 Teams, Thursday look for our Top 30 drivers in advance of Sunday’s Autism Speaks 400.

TOP 10 DRIVERS by TRACK TYPE

TOP 10: INTERMEDIATE TRACKS

1. MATT KENSETH #20

2. JIMMIE JOHNSON #48

3. CARL EDWARDS #99

4. KEVIN HARVICK #29

5. DENNY HAMLIN #11

6. GREG BIFFLE #16

7. KYLE BUSCH #18

8. CLINT BOWYER #15

9. TONY STEWART #14

10. MARTIN TRUEX #56

Top 10 drivers on Intermediate tracks, Wednesday look for our Top 10 teams ranked and Thursday look for our Top 30 driver rankings for Sunday’s Fed EX Autism Speaks 400 from Dover Int. Speedway.

RACE PREVIEW

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FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks 

DOVER INT SPEEDWAY

JUNE 2nd, 1PM ET on FOX TV

1 Mile, 24 Degrees of Banking

We are done with two weeks of racing in Charlotte, and it is time we visit the concrete jungle in Dover AKA the Monster Mile. I love this track! The banking is high and the site lines are amazing. Just about wherever you sit you have a great view of the track. In the last ten years three teams have dominated here, Hendrick Motorsports has five wins, all by Jimmie Johnson, Penske Racing also has five, with the most recent last fall by Brad Keselowski and lastly Roush/Fenway Racing have six with the most recent from Matt Kenseth in this race in 2011. Matt has moved on to Joe Gibbs Racing where they have only found victory lane twice in the last ten years, both times with Kyle Busch. Will Matt bring JGR their first win at Dover since 2010? Will Hendrick Motorsports or Penske Racing tie Roush/Fenway Racingfor most wins in the last ten years? We’ll find out Sunday.

 

Tuesday look for our Top 10 teams and Thursday look for our Top 30 driver rankings for Dover.

TOP 30 DRIVERS

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1. MATT KENSETH #20

2. KASEY KAHNE #5

3. JIMMIE JOHNSON #48

4. KYLE BUSCH #18

5. CLINT BOWYER #15

6. DENNY HAMLIN #11

7. KEVIN HARVICK #29

8. CARL EDWARDS #99

9. GREG BIFFLE #16

10. JEFF GORDON #24

11. ARIC ALMIROLA #43

12. DALE EARNHARDT JR #88

13. BRAD KESELOWSKI #2

14. JOEY LOGANO #22

15. KURT BUSCH #78

16. JAMIE MCMURRAY #1

17. TONY STEWART #14

18. PAUL MENARD #27

19. RYAN NEWMAN #39

20. MARK MARTIN #55

21. JUAN PABLO MONTOYA #42

22. MARCOS AMBROSE #9

23. JEFF BURTON #31

24. REGAN SMITH #51

25. DAVID RAGAN #34

26. DAVID REUTIMANN

27. RICKY STENHOUSE #17

28. CASEY MEARS #13

29. BOBBY LABONTE #47

30. DAVID GILLILAND #38

 

 

These are our Top 30 drivers for Sunday’s Coca-Cola (World) 600. Friday we’ll break down the Top 5.

TOP 10 TEAMS

TOP 10 TEAMS POST ALL STAR RACE

1. HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS

2. MICHAEL WALTRIP RACING

3. ROUSH/FENWAY RACING

4. PENSKE RACING

5. JOE GIBBS RACING

 

6. RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING

7. RICHARD PETTY MOTORSPORTS

8. EARNHARDT GANASSI RACING

9. FURNITURE ROW RACING

10. STEWART HAAS RACING

For the teinth week in a row Hendrick Motorsports stay at #1. Our top four remain the same this week. Joe Gibbs Racing rebound from a bad day two weeks ago and move up two places to #5.  Richard Childress Racing slip a place to #6 and Richard Petty Motorsports go down a place to #7. Earnhardt/Ganassi Racing, Furniture Row Racing and Stewart Haas Racing all remain in place this week.

 

These are the Top 10 Teams, Thursday look for the Top 30 drivers in the Coca Cola 600 from Charlotte Motor Speedway.