NASCAR Sprint Cup Series FedEx 400 News and Notes

FedEx_400_logo,_2011Television Coverage/Re-air/TV Team

  • NASCAR Pre-Race: FOX – 12:30pm/et
  • Television Race Coverage: FoxSports, 1:00pm/et
  • In the Booth: Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip, Larry McReynolds
  • Pit Reporters: Steve Byrnes, Matt Yocum, Krista Voda
  • Hollywood Hotel: Chris Myers and Michael Waltrip
  • Virtual Garage: Jeff Hammond
  • In the Booth: Allen Bestwick, Dale Jarrett, Andy Petree
  • Pit Reporters: Dave Burns, Jamie Little, Dr. Jerry Punch, Vince Welch
  • NASCAR Countdown: Nicole Briscoe, Brad Daugherty, Rusty Wallace, Ray Evernham
  • NASCAR Raceday Pre-Race Show: at 11:30am/et on FoxSports1
  • NASCAR Raceday Pre-Race Show: TBA on FoxSports1 with John Roberts, Kyle Petty & Kenny Wallace
  • Scheduled Race Re-Air Dates/Times:
    Thursday, June 5 at 2:00pm/et on FS1

EVENT SCHEDULE (Times are local to the Track)

  • Thursday, May 29
    6:00 PM NSCS HAULERS ENTER
  • Friday, May 30
    6:00 AM NSCS GARAGE OPENS & INSPECTION BEGINS
    10:00 AM NSCS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
    11:00 AM – 12:20 PM NSCS PRACTICE (FoxSports 1)
    3:40 PM NSCS QUALIFYING (FoxSports 1)
    6:00 PM NSCS GARAGES CLOSE
  • Saturday, May 31
    8:00 AM NSCS GARAGE OPENS
    9:30 – 10:20 AM NSCS PRACTICE (FoxSports 1)
    12:30 – 1:20 PM NSCS FINAL PRACTICE (FoxSports 1)
    3:00 PM NSCS GARAGE CLOSES
    5:00 PM Approx. Dover International Speedway Track Walk
  • Sunday, June 1
    7:00 AM NSCS GARAGE OPENS
    11:00 AM NSCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING
    12:30 PM NSCS DRIVERS INTRODUCTION
    1:00 PM NSCS RACE (Fox)

NSCS = Sprint Cup Series
SUBJECT TO CHANGE
All times above are listed in LOCAL Time

TRACK/RACE NEWS

  • Track Specifications:
    Superspeedway:
    1.0-mile oval
    Track/Race Length: 1.0 concrete oval, 400 laps, 400 miles
    Banking: turns: 24°; straights: 9°
    Straights: Front stretch – 1,076 feet; Backstretch – 1,076 feet
    Pit Stalls: 43 stalls, 15 feet wide x 32 feet long
    Grandstand Seating: 135,000
    Pit Road Speed: 35mph
    Pace Car Speed: 45mph
    Opened: 1969
  • Race Festivities/Officials:
    Grand Marshals: Luke Bryan and Joey Principe
    Command to start engines: TBA
    Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: TBA
    Invocation: Pastor Dan Schafer, Calvary Assembly of God, Heightstown, N.J.
    National Anthem: Cassadee Pope
    Flyover: TBA

Goodyear Tires Notes / Fast Facts

  • Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials
  • Set limits: Sprint Cup:
    5 sets for practice/qualifying and 10 sets for the race
  • Tire Codes:
    Left-side — D-4556; Right-side — D-4440
  • Tire Circumference:
    Left-side — 87.4 in. (2,220 mm);
    Right-side — 88.4 in. (2,246 mm)
  • Technical Inspection Inflation:
    Left Front — 30 psi; Left Rear — 30 psi;
    Right Front — 50 psi; Right Rear — 47 psi
  • Minimum Recommended Inflation:
    Left Front — 23 psi; Left Rear — 21 psi;
    Right Front — 49 psi; Right Rear — 45 psi
  • Notes: While teams in all three NASCAR series will run the same right-side tire code (D-4440) at Dover this week, those in Sprint Cup will run a different left-side code (D-4556) than those in Nationwide and Camping World Truck . . . in Sprint Cup, this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that has been run at Dover since 2012 . . . these teams also ran this same tire set-up at Kentucky in 2013 . . . Goodyear held a confirmation test at Dover on May 6-7 . . . Sprint Cup teams/drivers that participated in that test were the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota with Kyle Busch, No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet with Martin Truex Jr., and No. 99 Roush Fenway Ford with Carl Edwards . . . Nationwide drivers Ty Dillon and Elliott Sadler, as well as Camping World Truck drivers Ryan Blaney and Darrell Wallace Jr., also took part in the test . . . Dover is unique among NASCAR ovals one mile or less in length, in that inner liners are required in all four tire positions . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Entry List
FedEx 400
Dover International Speedway – 6/1/2014
Entry Car # Driver Make Sponsor Owner Points Rank
1 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy Cessna 23
2 2 Brad Keselowski Ford Miller Lite 10
3 3 Austin Dillon # Chevy American Ethanol 15
4 4 Kevin Harvick Chevy Budweiser 13
5 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy Farmers Insurance 17
6 7 Michael Annett # Chevy Pilot Flying J 30
7 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford DeWalt 21
8 10 Danica Patrick Chevy GoDaddy 27
9 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota Autism Speaks 8
10 13 Casey Mears Chevy GEICO 24
11 14 Tony Stewart Chevy Code 3 / Mobil1 22
12 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota Cherry 5-Hour Energy Special Ops Warrior Foundation 20
13 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M 12
14 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Ford Nationwide 25
15 18 KyleBusch Toyota M&M’s Peanut Butter 3
16 20 Matt Kenseth Toyota Dollar General 2
17 22 Joey Logano Ford Shell Pennzoil 7
18 23 Alex Bowman # Toyota Dr. Pepper 34
19 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy Drive to End Hunger 1
20 26 Cole Whitt # Toyota Burger King 32
21 27 Paul Menard Chevy Menards / Pittsburgh Paints 16
22 31 Ryan Newman Chevy Caterpillar 11
23 32 Blake Koch(i) Ford Supportmilitary.org 37
24 33 David Stremme Ford Little Joe’s Autos 41
25 34 David Ragan Ford Dockside Logistics 35
26 36 Reed Sorenson Chevy Click it or Ticket 36
27 38 David Gilliland Ford The Pete Store 33
28 40 Landon Cassill (i) Chevy Hillman Racing 31
29 41 Kurt Busch Chevy Haas Automation 28
30 42 Kyle Larson # Chevy Cottonelle 14
31 43 Aric Almirola Ford Smithfield 19
32 44 J.J. Yeley (i) Chevy TBA 44
33 47 AJ Allmendinger Chevy Scott Products 18
34 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy Lowe’s / Kobalt Tools 6
35 51 Justin Allgaier # Chevy TBA 29
36 55 Brian Vickers Toyota Aaron’s Dream Machine 9
37 66 Brett Moffitt Toyota Land Castle Title 39
38 77 Dave Blaney Ford TBA 48
39 78 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy Furniture Row 26
40 83 Ryan Truex # Toyota Burger King 42
41 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevy National Guard 5
42 98 Josh Wise Chevy iRacing.com / Reddit.com 38
43 99 Carl Edwards Ford Subway 4

# Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate
(i) = driver not running for 2014 Sprint Cup Series Championship Drivers Points

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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