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NASCAR - Nationwide - 5-Hour Energy 200 Preview

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DATE: Saturday, Sept. 28
SITE: Dover International Speedway -- Dover, Del.
TRACK: 1-mile oval
CAPACITY: 113,000 (Grandstand Seating)
ANNUAL: 28th
TELEVISION: ESPN2
RADIO: Motor Racing Network (MRN)/SIRIUS NASCAR Radio
START TIME: 3:30 p.m. ET
QUALIFYING TIME: Saturday, Sept. 28/12:05 p.m. ET
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Joey Logano
RUNNER-UP: Paul Menard
POLE WINNER: Darrell Wallace Jr. (finished 12)
LAPS: 200
MILES: 200
QUALIFYING RECORD: Kyle Busch, 2010 (158.228 mph)
RACE RECORD: Dale Earnhardt Jr, 1998 (130.152 mph)
 
2012 Finish
FinishDriverStartFinishDriverStart
1Joey Logano36Cole Whitt13
2Paul Menard107Brian Scott38
3Michael Annett128Kasey Kahne5
4Elliott Sadler49Ricky Stenhouse Jr6
5Kyle Busch710Austin Dillon9
2012 5-Hour Energy 200 Facts and Figures
AVERAGE SPEED: 123.711 mph
TIME OF RACE: 1 hr., 37 mins.
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 0.876 secs.
CAUTION FLAGS: 3 for 15 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 4 among 3 drivers
POLE WINNER: Darrell Wallace Jr. (155.905 mph)
Past 5-Hour Energy 200 Winners (Starting Position) Car -- Speed
2012 -- Joey Logano (3) -- Toyota -- 123.711 mph
2011 -- Carl Edwards (2) -- Ford -- 117.321 mph
2010 -- Kyle Busch (2) -- Toyota -- 117.379 mph
2009 -- Clint Bowyer (16) -- Chevrolet -- 122.034 mph
2008 -- Kyle Busch (1) -- Toyota -- 107.084 mph
2007 -- Denny Hamlin (4) -- Chevrolet -- 85.197 mph
2006 -- Clint Bowyer (16) -- Chevrolet -- 96.908 mph
2005 -- Ryan Newman (1) -- Dodge -- 115.644 mph
2004 -- Martin Truex Jr (2) -- Chevrolet -- 122.013 mph
2003 -- Brian Vickers (3) -- Chevrolet -- 113.144 mph
2002 -- Scott Wimmer (26) -- Pontiac -- 118.266 mph
2001 -- Jeff Green (2) -- Ford -- 107.591 mph
2000 -- Matt Kenseth (14) -- Chevrolet -- 109.041 mph
1999 -- Casey Atwood (5) -- Chevrolet -- 91.382 mph
1998 -- Matt Kenseth (4) -- Chevrolet -- 106.023 mph
1997 -- Joe Bessey (6) -- Chevrolet -- 94.912 mph
1996 -- Randy LaJoie (24) -- Chevrolet) -- 118.343 mph
1995 -- Johnny Rumley (24) -- Chevrolet -- 108.975 mph
1994 -- Johnny Benson (20) -- Chevrolet -- 102.477 mph
1993 -- Todd Bodine (22) -- Chevrolet -- 104.545 mph
1992 -- Robert Pressley (4) -- Oldsmobile -- 108.271 mph
1991 -- Harry Gant (16) -- Buick -- 126.538 mph
1990 -- Harry Gant (3) -- Buick -- 123.097 mph
1989 -- Ken Schrader (14) -- Chevrolet -- 111.300 mph
1988 -- Michael Waltrip (4) -- Chevrolet -- 116.073 mph
1987 -- Rick Mast (3) -- Buick -- 113.529 mph
1986 -- Morgan Shepherd (1) -- Buick -- 113.798 mph
 
NOTE: Formerly called Grand National 200 (1986-88), Ames-Splitfire 200
(1989-90), Splitfire 200 (1991-94), MBNA 200 (1995-97), MBNA Gold 200
(1998-99), MBNA.com 200 (2000-01), MBNA All-American 200 (2002), Stacker
200 (2003-04), Dover 200 (2005-06, 2009-10), Roadloans.com 200 (2007),
Camping World RV Sales 200 (2008), One Main Financial 200 (2011-12).
 
Last Race Results
RACE: Kentucky 300 (September 21)
SITE: Kentucky Speedway -- Sparta, Ky.
MILES: 300
LAPS: 200
WINNER: Ryan Blaney
RUNNER-UP: Austin Dillon
THIRD: Matt Crafton
FOURTH: Sam Hornish Jr.
FIFTH: Alex Bowman
POLE WINNER: Sam Hornish Jr. (finished 4)
TIME OF RACE: 2 hrs., 28 mins., 36 secs.
AVERAGE SPEED: 121.131 mph.
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 2.017 secs.
CAUTION FLAGS: 9 for 44 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 6 among 6 drivers
LAP LEADERS: S. Hornish Jr 1-65; J. Clements 66-67; B. Scott 68-68; A. Dillon
69-100; R. Blaney 101-107; E. Sadler 108-111; R. Blaney 112-200.
5-Hour Energy 200 Entry List
CarDriver, HometownCar/Name
00Blake Koch (West Palm Beach, FL)Toyota/TBA
01Mike Wallace (St. Louis, MO)Chevrolet/Iron Source
2Brian Scott (Boise, ID)Chevrolet/Shore Lodge
3Austin Dillon (Welcome, NC)Chevrolet/AdvoCare
4Landon Cassill (Fairfax, IA)Chevrolet/teamjdmotorsports.com
5Brad Sweet (Grass Valley, CA)Chevrolet/Great Clips
6Trevor Bayne (Knoxville, TN)Ford/Pillow Pets
7Regan Smith (Cato, NY)Chevrolet/Drive Sober
10Jeff Green (Owensboro, KY)Toyota/TriStar Motorsports
11Elliott Sadler (Emporia, VA)Toyota/One Main Financial
12Sam Hornish Jr. (Defiance, OH)Ford/Snap-On
14Eric McClure (Chilhowie, VA)Toyota/Hefty/Reynolds Wrap
15Chase Miller (Canton, GA)Chevrolet/Rick Ware Racing
19Mike Bliss (Milwaukie, OR)Toyota/TriStar Motorsports
20Brian Vickers (Thomasville, NC)Toyota/Dollar General
22 *Joey Logano (Middletown, CT)Ford/Hertz
23Donnie Neuenberger (Brandywine, MD)Ford/Rick Ware Racing
24Ken Butler (Lilburn, GA)Toyota/TBA
30Nelson Piquet Jr. (Brasilia, Brazil)Chevrolet/Cold Stone Creamery
31Justin Allgaier (Riverton, IL)Chevrolet/TBA
32Kyle Larson (Elk Grove, CA)Chevrolet/Liftmaster
33Kevin Harvick (Bakersfield, CAChevrolet/Steak-EZE
40Reed Sorenson (Peachtree City, GA)Chevrolet/Curtis Key Plumbing
42Josh Wise (Riverside, CA)Chevrolet/Curtis Key Plumbing
43Michael Annett (Des Moines, IA)Ford/Pilot Travel Centers
44Cole Whitt (Alpine, CA)Toyota/TriStar Motorsports
46J.J. Yeley (Phoenix, AZ)Chevrolet/Curtis Key Plumbing
50Danny Efland (Irmo, SC)Chevrolet/TBA
51Jeremy Clements (Spartanburg, SC)Chevrolet/TBA
52Joey Gase (Cedar Rapids, IA)Chevrolet/TBA
54Kyle Busch (Las Vegas, NV)Toyota/Monster Energy
60Travis Pastrana (Annapolis, MD)Ford/Roush Fenway Racing
70Tony Raines (LaPorte, IN)Toyota/TBA
74Carl Long (Roxboro, NC)Dodge/TBA
77Parker Kligerman (Westport, CT)Toyota/Bandit Chippers
79T.J. Duke (Southwest Ranches, FL)Ford/SK Hand Tool
87Joe Nemechek (Lakeland, FL)Toyota/TBA
89Morgan Shepherd (Ferguson, NC)Chevrolet/TBA
99Alex Bowman (Tucson, AZ)Toyota/RAB Racing
 
* - defending champion.
 
Leading Contenders (Finish the last nine years)
Driver200420052006200720082009201020112012
Joey Logano------------14---213Won
Elliott Sadler------------------31144
Kyle Busch9377---Won4Won---5
Brian Scott------------------13117
Austin Dillon------------------------10
Sam Hornish Jr------------------------18
Justin Allgaier---------------2691030
Regan Smith---2117------------------
Brian Vickers---8---------------------
Kyle Larson---------------------------
 
Mover of the Week
Johanna Long - started 36 and finished 16
 
Sports Network Selections
Pick to Win - Kyle Busch
Last Week's Pick to Win (Austin Dillon) - finished 2
 
NOTES:
The 5-Hour Energy 200 at Dover International Speedway is the 28th race on the 2013 Nationwide Series schedule.

There have been 59 Nationwide races held at Dover, including one event per season from 1982-85 and two each year since then.

Joe Ruttman won the inaugural Nationwide race at Dover, the Sportsman 200, on May 15, 1982.

Kyle Busch, Joey Logano, Carl Edwards and Todd Bodine share the record for most Nationwide victories at Dover with three each. Busch and Logano, who won the spring race at this track (June 1), are on the entry list.

Joe Gibbs Racing has the most car owner wins in Nationwide races at Dover with seven.

The Nationwide race winner at Dover has started from the pole six times. Edwards most recently did it in May 2011. Qualifying for that race was rain out, with Edwards awarded the top starting position since his Roush Fenway Racing team was ranked first in car owner points at the time.

Since NASCAR began using electronic timing and scoring in 1993, the closest margin of victory in a Nationwide race at Dover occurred on Sept. 19, 1998 when Matt Kenseth beat Kevin Grubb to the finish line by just 0.146 seconds.

Mike Wallace is the only driver on the entry list for this weekend's race that scored his first career Nationwide victory at Dover. Wallace's maiden win came there on June 4, 1994.

Kevin Harvick's maiden pole in the series came at this track on June 3, 2000.

Logano made his Nationwide debut at Dover on May 31, 2008.

The next race is the Oct. 5 Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. won last year's event there.

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