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NASCAR RACE #13 PREVIEW: Dover International Speedway, today at 12:30 P.M. for FedEx 400 benefiting Austism Speaks

 

Dover International Speedway (photo by Dany3000 via wikipedia commons)

The NASCAR schedule moves into June with its first trip into Dover, Delaware for the FedEx 400 benefiting Austism Speaks.

The race can be seen on FOX with coverage starting at 12:30 p.m.

Dover is one of the bigger tracks on the circuit with attendance reaching 135,000.

The 400-mile race on the 1-mile track is 400 laps.

(courtesy of Dover Motorsports, Inc. via wikipedia commons)

Known as the “Monster Mile”, Dover produces long runs and tough action with speeds in excess of 170 mph. It’s one of the most challenging tracks on the NASCAR circuit.

Dover, opened in 1969 and was designed to accomodate horse racing and motor sports. The track will undergo renovation after this season with seat-widening from 18 to 22 inches and that’ll drop capacity to 113,000.

2011 FedEx 400/Autism Speaks 400:

Matt Kenseth decided to get two new tires on his last pit stop and was able to hold off Mark Martin for his second win of the season. Marcos Ambrose, Kyle Busch and Brian Vickers finished 3-4-5.

In the last 10 Cup races at Dover, Jimmie Johnson has won three races.

If you need more information or want to follow the race, log onto DoverSpeedway.com or NASCAR.com.

Todd Bodine wins Trucks Series race at Dover

 

Todd Bodine (courtesy of NASCARmedia.com)

Veteran driver Todd Bodine took full advantage of holding the lead when the rains came, and won the shortened Camping World Truck Series race in Dover, Delaware.

Parker Klingerman was second, Kevin Harvick third, Nelson Piquet Jr. fourth and Cale Gale was fifth.

The race was called after 147 of the 200 laps were complete on the 1-mile track. The race became official after lap 101.

Bodine has had a succesful career in the trucks series with 22 wins, 121 top ten finishes and 7 poles.

 

Info compiled from NASCAR, Radio & TV news

Kenseth wins second NASCAR race of 2011 at Dover

 

Matt Kenseth led the final 32 laps to win for the second time this season, by taking NASCAR’s Sprint Cup FedEx 400 at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware over the weekend.

Kenseth also won at Texas and became the third driver to win twice this season.

Matt Kenseth (courtesy of Chris Graythen of Getty Images for NASCARmedia.com)

With NASCAR’s new rules where qualifying for the Chase championship emphasizes wins, Kenseth has strengthened his chance by winning.

Mark Martin finished second and Marcos Ambrose third. Kyle Busch and Brian Vickers were fourth and fifth, respectively.

Kenseth won for the second time in the Cup series on Dover’s high-banked, 1-mile concrete track.

 

Info courtesy of NASCAR news

Owner closes Gateway International Raceway

 

The Gateway International Raceway in Madison, Illinois, which is in the St. Louis area, was host to several motor sports events: NASCAR Nationwide Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Champ Car World Series, IZOD IndyCar Series and the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series.

(courtesy of Gateway International Raceway via Wikipedia Commons)

The owner ceased all operations at the track on Wednesday due to what they term of not getting enough of an acceptable return from the races.

Dover Motorsports Inc., located in Dover, Delaware, announced that it would not be running any NASCAR events at the track in 2011. The final NASCAR Nationwide Series race was run on October 23, 2010.

The company has been in discussions with interested buyers for sometime for 150 acres of property.

Info courtesy of Dover Motorsports Inc

Stewart wins NASCAR Pepsi 400 at Fontana

Tony Stewart pulled away from Jimmie Johnson on a late restart Sunday to win the Pepsi 400 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.

Tony Stewart (file photo)

The four-time defending NASCAR Sprint Cup champion walked away with a bigger points lead.

Johnson finished third after a late pass by Clint Bowyer and has a 36-point lead over Denny Hamlin in the Chase for the championship with six races remaining.

Tony Stewart was well back in the Chase after running out of fuel while leading late at Loudon, New Hampshire and struggled at Dover Delaware. He drove well at Kansas City, Kansas last week, finishing fourth, but still entered the California race 10th in points, 127 behind Johnson.

Tony Stewart's car (file photo)

Stewart’s qualifying on Friday was no so good, starting 22nd. He quickly moved his way up to the front of the pack. By the middle of the race, he was fifth and then took the lead with 51 laps left and then regained the lead after losing it briefly to Juan Pablo Montoya.

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