6: Elliott seeks 2 wins in row; has 6 top-5s in 7 Dover races-THU1003

5 THINGS YOU'LL FIND ON THIS POST
1 NASCAR Cup Week 30 primer for 100th race at Dover International
2 Chase Elliott won last playoff races; has 6 top 5s in 7 Dover starts
3 Playoff point standings; how 12 contenders have fared at Dover
4 Vegas favories at Dover; track history and recent winners; lap leaders
5 Xfinity, trucks standings; Hamilton leads Formula 1 with 5 races left

NASCAR WEEK 30: PLAYOFFS RACE 4



Drydene 400

Oct. 6, 2:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN)

Dover International Speedway

Dover, Delaware

400 laps (oval, 1 mile)

May 2019 winner: Martin Truex Jr.

2018 winner: Chase Elliott


1, 6, 1

Wins, top 5s, poles for Chase Elliott in 7 career starts at Dover; Elliott won 9/29 Charlotte playoff race

3, 6, 15

Wins, top 5s, top 10s in 27 races at Dover for Martin Truex Jr., who won first two playoff races


Chase Elliott has 6 top 5s at Dover


11, 17, 24

Wins, top 5s, top 10s in

35 starts at Dover for Jimmie Johnson; last win there 6/4/17

3, 12, 18

Wins, top 5s, top 10s in

29 starts at Dover for Kyle Busch; last win there 10/1/17

NASCAR CUP STANDINGS
SEASON POINTS, STATS
PTS DRIVER BK W T5 T10 P
3,046 Kyle Busch - 4 14 22 0
3,041 Martin Truex, Jr. -5 6 12 18 0
3,030 Denny Hamlin -16 4 14 18 1
3,029 Joey Logano -17 2 10 17 2
3,028 Kevin Harvick -18 3 11 20 5
3,024 Chase Elliott -22 3 10 13 3
3,024 Brad Keselowski -22 3 12 17 3
3,006 Kyle Larson -40 0 6 14 1
3,005 Alex Bowman -41 1 5 9 0
3,004 Ryan Blaney -42 0 8 14 1
3,001 William Byron -45 0 3 11 5
3,000 Clint Bowyer -46 0 7 14 1
PLAYOFF DRIVERS AT DOVER
NO DRIVER M W T5 T10 P
29 Kyle Busch T 3 12 18 1
27 Martin Truex, Jr. T 3 6 15 3
27 Denny Hamlin T 0 4 11 3
21 Joey Logano F 0 4 12 0
37 Kevin Harvick F 2 7 18 1
7 Chase Elliott C 1 6 6 1
19 Brad Keselowski F 1 5 8 1
11 Kyle Larson C 0 5 8 1
7 Alex Bowman C 0 1 1 0
7 Ryan Blaney F 0 0 2 0
3 William Byron C 0 0 1 0
27 Clint Bowyer C 0 3 15 0

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Drivers eliminated from playoffs on 9/29: Aric Almirola, Ryan Newman, Kurt Busch, Erik Jones

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR
CUP PLAYOFF SCHEDULE
DATE TRACK TIME (ET) TV
9/15 Las Vegas Martin Truex Jr.
9/21 Richmond Martin Truex Jr.
9/29 Charlotte (Road) Chase Elliott
10/6 Dover 2:30 p.m. NBCSN
10/13 Talladega 2 p.m. NBC
10/20 Kansas 2:30 p.m. NBC
10/27 Martinsville 3 p.m. NBCSN
11/3 Texas 3 p.m. NBCSN
11/10 Phoenix 2:30 p.m. NBC
11/17 Homestead 3 p.m. NBC

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Previous races run at Dover International; Richard Petty won first race there on July 6, 1969

  • 13: Wins from pole; last Jimmie Johnson 2010

  • 56: Wins top-5 starting position

  • 76: Wins from top-10 position

  • 5: Wins from 21st or worse position

  • 37: Worst start for winner, Kyle Petty 1995

  • 491: Laps led, Richard Petty 1974

  • 3: Fewest laps led by winner, Tony Stewart 2013

  • 132.719 Fastest race, Mark Martin 1997

  • 165.960: Fastest qualifying speed, Chase Elliott 2019

  • 29: Most lead changes, in 1980, 1986

  • 16: Most cautions, in 1993

  • .08: Closest finish (seconds), Jimmie Johnson over Kyle Busch in 2005


Vegas favorites at Dover among remaining 12 playoff drivers

30-1: Alex Bowman, William Byron

40, 26, 6

All-time wins at Dover by

Chevrolet, Ford and Toyota

10, 1, 5

Wins at Dover since 2010 by Chevrolet, Ford and Toyota

DOVER CUP WINNERS SINCE 2010
DATE DRIVER ST M SPEED
5/6/19 Martin Truex, Jr. 13 T 127.242
10/7/18 Chase Elliott 9 C 122.404
5/6/18 Kevin Harvick 2 F 115.044
10/1/17 Kyle Busch 2 T 129.171
06/4/17 Jimmie Johnson 14 C 104.955
10/2/16 Martin Truex, Jr. 2 T 130.969
5/15/16 Matt Kenseth 10 T 109.348
10/4/15 Kevin Harvick 15 C 119.87
5/31/15 Jimmie Johnson 14 C 119.547
09/28/14 Jeff Gordon 6 C 130.541
06/1/14 Jimmie Johnson 4 C 117.724
09/29/13 Jimmie Johnson 8 C 130.909
06/2/13 Tony Stewart 22 C 123.172
09/30/12 Brad Keselowski 10 D 125.076
06/3/12 Jimmie Johnson 2 C 122.835
10/2/11 Kurt Busch 2 D 119.413
5/15/11 Matt Kenseth 24 F 125.578
09/26/10 Jimmie Johnson 1 C 131.543
5/16/10 Kyle Busch 4 T 128.790

2019 NASCAR Cup lap leaders


Lap leaders at Dover International among 12 playoff drivers


Xfinity playoff points standings ahead of 10/5 race at Dover


Brett Moffitt has 3,034 points to lead truck series playoffs

Oct. 12: First Round of 6 race at Talladega

Lewis Hamilton has 73-point lead with 5 Formula 1 races remaining

Oct. 13: Japanese Grand Prix

Source: nascar.com; racing-reference.com; vegasinsider.com