Everything you need to know about Sunday’s AAA 400 at Dover (Del.) International Speedway, in three minutes:
Three things to watch
1. Kyle Busch’s dominance continued last weekend at Kansas. He will start third Sunday as he goes for a fourth victory of the season.
2. A victory for Jimmie Johnson would be his 11th at Dover. Only Richard Petty and Darrell Waltrip have at least 11 victories at a single track.
3. No hard feelings lingering from Kansas, where Denny Hamlin took out Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano and Kyle Larson late in the race. Keselowski and Logano said they didn’t fault Hamlin for the move.
▪ Tony Stewart points/Chase update: He has moved up to 37th after finishing 12th at Kansas. He’s 59 points out of 30th, where he would need to be to qualify – in addition to a victory.
▪ Kevin Harvick leads the Cup series in average running position (6.1), driver rating (116.3) and fastest laps run (461). He’s also third in laps led (571).
▪ Martin Truex Jr., who grew up near Dover, hasn’t won this season. He has led the most laps in two races, though: last week at Kansas (finishing 14th) and Texas (sixth).
▪ At least three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champions and Hall of Famers – Bobby Allison, Ned Jarrett and Rex White – are among the stock car racing legends scheduled to gather and meet fans May 22 in Mooresville.
It has become somewhat of an annual reunion that dozens of stars from the sport’s past meet at Memory Lane Museum to sign autographs and pose for photos the day after the All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The hours this year will be 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the museum located at 769 River Highway (N.C. 150). Admission will be $10 for adults, $6 for ages 6-12.
Among many others planning to attend are Harry Gant, Tiger Tom Pistone, Neil Castles, Jerry Nadeau. Robbie Allison and Waddell Wilson, a NASCAR Hall of Fame nominee as a crew chief/engine builder.
Information: 704-662-3673; www.MemoryLaneAutoMuseum.com.
Three picks for your fantasy team:
Jimmie Johnson: He has won 10 times at Dover, so he’s always going to be a factor – if his rear-axle seal will allow it.
Kevin Harvick: He’ll start from the pole thanks to fast practice time Friday (qualifying was rained out).
Kyle Busch: Season’s victories leader always is going to be a threat.
He said it
“It’s mostly about figuring out how to get around the corner faster than the guy in front of you.” – Martin Truex Jr. on the art of passing at Dover.
Where/when: Dover (Del.) International Speedway. Green flag 1:15 p.m.
Track type: 1-mile concrete oval.
Race distance: 400 miles, or 400 laps.
Weather: Windy, high of 59. No chance of rain.
TV: Fox Sports 1.
Radio: Motor Racing Network.