Weather could be an issue at Dover: The National Weather Service calls for rain to be likely on Friday and Saturday, but clearing on Sunday. 39 drivers have Coors Light poles at Dover, led by David Pearson with six.
This year, there are 13 female drivers competing for spots with Rev Racing.
Returning this fall is Macy Causey, who at 14 years old was the youngest combine participant in NASCAR Drive for Diversity history in 2015.
For more weather links, check out the Dover Race page - weather section.(9-30-2016) NASCAR expands penalties that can lead to "encumbered finish": Despite all three championship Chases already underway in its three national series NASCAR on Thursday increased the number of penalties that it will trigger an "encumbered finish" going forward.
New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. Qualifying was rained out at the track last fall and again this past spring.
Three more violations were added on Thursday, all of which will be in effect for Friday's Truck race at Las Vegas and Saturday and Sunday's Xfinity and Cup races at Dover International Speedway.
New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. Until Thursday, only post-race penalties involving failure of the Laser Inspection Station and improperly attached lug nuts could trigger an encumbered finish, which prevents the driver involved from using the finish from qualifying for or advancing in the Chase, or using the finish for eligibility in non-points races.
Five of the 93 (5.4%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Dover have been won from a starting position outside the top 20 - most recently: Tony Stewart, spring 2013 (22nd-place starting position) The deepest in the field that a race winner has started at Dover is 37th, by Kyle Petty in the spring of 1995.
Qualifying has been cancelled due to weather conditions in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Dover International Speedway seven times: fall of 1984, spring of 2001, fall of 2003, spring of 2005, spring of 2011, fall of 2015 and the spring of 2016.
contains NASCAR Cup Series, XFINITY Series, Camping World Truck Series and Racetrack news for the month Share Go to a certain date in this month: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31 Qualifying canceled; Keselowski on Dover pole: #2-Brad Keselowski will start from the pole for the Citizen Soldier 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway after qualifying was canceled due to wet track conditions. Since the maximum of 40 cars entered the race, everyone made the race. See fastest speeds, laps run and best 10 consecutive lap ave on the Dover Practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(9-30-2016) Qualifying Order for the Citizen Soldier 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway is posted. The first driver to be lined up on pit road will be #41-Busch. Friday Night - Rain likely before 9pm, then showers likely, mainly after 3am. 64 drivers have made their first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career start at Dover International Speedway.