Decides on the weekend race number 13 in Dover, the first half of the Chase qualifiers and at the same time, the transmission link from FOX this year. The track is not even Intermediate oval short track speed skating, however, is not exactly squeamish around with the tires. The times may be a little more conducive again on Sunday maybe the voltage.
The first third of the season is now completed by the Coca-Cola 600, and also the way to the Chase has almost halved it. After the race weekend the drivers are still 13 more championship runs are available in order to recommend top results for the NASCAR playoff race from # 27 from 36th Driving is on Sunday at the Dover International Speedway , which moves with a length of one mile between intermediate-and short track speed skating oval. Dover also like the way you described as a big brother of Bristol. Why? This is motivated in the following quote from the above linked route description, the latter as ever still holds more interesting information:
"The" Monster Mile "in Dover, which with its banking of 24 ° to the spectacular Shorttracks and is as steep as Bristol, but with a mile track length twice as large. Although the two lines have 9 ° camber curve, but arises when accelerating out of a similar catapult action averaging as in "Thunder Valley." The change from 24 ° to 9 ° passes rather abruptly, so that one is fast in the wall. Another common with Bristol is the story of the track surface of both race tracks: At first the usual asphalt was used, this changed in the mid-90s in both places. In Dover and Bristol are now the only Cup race held on a concrete pavement. "
In these figures lies my hope that we will again on Sunday to see a little more action and excitement and get to feel. The track surface is for the Goodyear engineers have long quite a hot spot and then one tests usually every year on the concrete path in order to avoid any nasty surprises. Dover is the way so far the only track on which 2011 and 2012, a trial trip took place without that something has changed in the configuration. The 1-mile oval might at last bring the wood to burn tires again.
Of course, I mean no blowouts churning, but rather a more difficult ride and tires, which makes the age then sometime noticeable. One sees not least due to the poor ratings of the Coca-Cola 600, which was again unsuccessful first time this year for some time the Indy 500, the urgent need to happen. Presumably, however, are also the CoT silhouettes misery debt, where the crew chiefs probably now know by heart each screw. 2013 "FTW" is the motto, because from next season there is known to again a partial new aerodynamics.
At Dover it particularly difficult to predict a winner, as all four manufacturers were since the introduction of the CoT already secure at least a trip to the Victory Lane. The following list shows the extremely balanced for NASCAR relations situation:
1/2007: Martin Truex Jr. (Dale Earnhardt Inc. Chevrolet)
2007/2: Carl Edwards (Roush Fenway Racing Ford)
2008/1: Kyle Busch (Joe Gibbs Racing and Toyota)
2/2008: Greg Biffle (Roush Fenway Racing Ford)
1/2009: Jimmie Johnson (Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet)
2/2009: Jimmie Johnson (Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet)
1/2010: Kyle Busch (Joe Gibbs Racing and Toyota)
2010/2: Jimmie Johnson (Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet)
2011/1: Matt Kenseth (Roush Fenway Racing Ford)
2011/2: Kurt Busch (Penske Racing Dodge)
So now there was really anything like what is in the NASCAR name and rank. On this list you can read at most maybe that Richard Childress Racing seems to have a certain disadvantage in Dover and the team leader Kevin Harvick has also driven more this year with the known results in the constant Top7 the championship. The breakthrough missing RCR 2012 yet, but who knows.
Jimmie Johnson appears to me to be the most favorite and least he already won six times at Dover, which is indeed not that just makes after the Run of Hendrick Motorsports over the last three weeks. Exciting the ride Kasey Kahne will be in which, in particular, the question is whether his momentum after winning the Coca-Cola 600 stops (in every respect).
Of Roush Fenway Racing, I expect so slowly but surely once again a victory because all three drivers, the last weekend but have too much hidden in the top 10. The positions in the championship show at all inconspicuous namely the true strength of the Ford team: While Greg Biffle and Matt Kenseth continues to lead the table, Carl Edwards is number 7 is still scarce in the Chase.
Tucked have lately also the team of Michael Waltrip Racing and if Bristol can be a good indicator of the Sunday, then one may expect great things from Clint Bowyer, Martin Truex Jr. and Mark Martin. Unfortunately, Brian Vickers is just back in New Hampshire in the start, even though he could show off so neatly in Bristol. If you want to safely reach the Chase at MWR, you must urgently re-establish, as Bowyer has already fallen to number 12th
As a bridge to Joe Gibbs Racing now comes something from the department "Trivia": Who would have known and / or thought that Denny Hamlin and teammate Kyle Busch have been run four Top4 results in the last five races? Right, I do not even! The duo came to me in the last race a little more inconspicuous before, even if you completed many laps. Because both drivers have incidentally during this series also each scored a victory, they could bring themselves to places 3 (Hamlin) and 8 (Busch) in good position in the championship. What brings Dover, you will need to see - but I would certainly not bet against the two pilots.
This time, after a long time all three national racing series go together, what a jam-packed schedule promises the night before. After the tough last three weeks, we remain for the time being spared by floodlights and late shift to happiness. A bitter pill must be swallowed but because FOX says goodbye to Dover until the next Daytona 500 and handed the torch as usual for six races on TNT. The same, of course, start with the crowning jewel (not) of the NASCAR season in their transmission distance: Pocono!
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