Skip to comments.NASCAR Sprint Cup - The AAA 400 at Dover, 'The Monster Mile', Sept 30, 2012 1pm ET ESPN
Posted on 09/27/2012 7:10:41 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
Dover, The Monster Mile.. Race #3 in the Chase for the Cup 2012.. Who will rise like cream to the top.. versus get creamed?
NASCAR .. where the officials never go on strike.. but the fans do.
See ya there..
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Welcome to this week's Nascar at FR race thread!
This Week - The AAA 400 at Dover
September 30, 2012
Dover International Speedway
Race Menu for the weekend series
Dover International Speedway
The way to best illustrate the early history of Dover International Speedway would be to look at the list of winners in the track's early years as a site for Cup racing. From 1969 through '80, 21 of the 22 Cup races at Dover International Speedway were won by drivers who either already had or would go on to win championships in NASCAR's top series.
The names of those winners are part of the fabric of the sport -- Richard Petty, Bobby Allison, David Pearson, Cale Yarborough, Benny Parsons and Darrell Waltrip. Allison and Petty rank first on the all-time winner's list at Dover International Speedway with seven victories apiece.
About 3,200 seats were added in 1982. Each following year until 1998, more seats were added.
In 1995, the track's surface was switched to concrete -- making it the first all-concrete superspeedway in the sport. The unique look of the white concrete surface still makes Doverýs appearance unique among the sport's bigger tracks.
Dover hosted the first Cup race held after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the United States. Dale Earnhardt Jr. got the win that day and took a giant American flag on a victory lap.
FRFL'ers - Deadline to select your drivers is September 29 2:00am PDT
Dover race thread is up Ping!
Dover Race Bump!
Bada bing, bada boogity.
I’m sure Obama will be there since the “polls” show that NASCAR fans prefer him over Romney / sarc off
You still up for the Phoenix race thread? 2nd to the last of the year..
Should be a real burner to the end!
Don't Forget to Visit
The FR Canteen
24 by 7
DaDDy just got a LazyBoy for the dogs!
Clearly in before Whazziz name! This time!
#11 will win the cup!
I see it’s safe to post now!
FRFL = Free Republic Fantasy League
Hamlin has a real good shot,, Keselowski and JJ should make it interesting.
Are you saying I don’t have a shot at the title??????
As tracks started announcing their upcoming race dates, the 2013 schedule was beginning to be pieced together, and NASCAR gave the complete answer on Tuesday when it released the official 2013 Sprint Cup Series schedule. And it's pretty much the same as this year's schedule.
All 10 Chase tracks remain the same, and eight of them keep their order in the Chase. The only swap comes between Kansas and Talladega, as Kansas moves up to the fourth Chase race after being the sixth Chase race this year.
With Easter weekend falling on the final weekend of March, the spring Martinsville race remains on the first Sunday in April. The last off weekend of the season will be Sunday, July 21st.
The complete 2013 Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series schedules will be released later in the fall. The complete Cup Series schedule is below:
February 16: Shootout (Saturday night)
February 24: Daytona 500
March 3: Phoenix
March 10: Las Vegas
March 17: Bristol
March 24: Auto Club
April 7: Martinsville
April 13: Texas (Saturday night)
April 21: Kansas
April 27: Richmond (Saturday night)
May 5: Talladega
May 11: Darlington (Saturday night)
May 18: All Star Race
May 26: Charlotte (Sunday night)
June 2: Dover
June 9: Pocono
June 16: Michigan
June 23: Sonoma
June 29: Kentucky (Saturday night)
July 6: Daytona (Saturday night)
July 14: New Hampshire
July 28: Indianapolis
August 4: Pocono
August 11: Watkins Glen
August 18: Michigan
August 24: Bristol (Saturday night)
September 1: Atlanta (Sunday night)
September 7: Richmond (Saturday night)
September 15: Chicagoland
September 22: New Hampshire
September 29: Dover
October 6: Kansas
October 12: Charlotte (Saturday night)
October 20: Talladega
October 27: Martinsville
November 3: Texas
November 10: Phoenix
November 17: Homestead
Just heard while watching the ceromonies before the truck race, Chris Economaki passed yesterday.
Thanks for the post. I had seen a teaser on his death before I left on a busy day and had forgotten about it by the time I got home.
I see the welfare check arrived in your mail box today!
Thanks! I remember listening to him as a kid. What a ride he had. RIP
The founder of Hoosier T’ars also passed.
I highly recommend you head to a casino and bet big!
I don’t recall 19 points before. Nice!!!
LOL... and I was just starting to think you were redeemable.
I remember a lot of stuff from the late 60s , other folk had abc and wide world of sports thank goodness, we didn’t even have a TV until 1960 and then heck, it pulled in one channel, nbc. all black and white. none of Nascar’s ‘diversity’. no sirree
Hambone soup is on the menu today..
Pole sitter.. Denny Hamlin
Denny Hamlin won his 12th career pole and first at Dover.
It’s Denny Hamlin’s third pole of 2012, trailing on Mark Martin (4).
Denny Hamlin went out 46th of 48 drivers, making him the last of six drivers on pole.
It’s the 59th pole for Joe Gibbs Racing and fifth of 2012 (tied for second-most).
Clint Bowyer (second) earned best Dover start in his 14th race, best start of the season.
Martin Truex Jr (third) got best start since his pole at Texas in April.
Sam Hornish Jr (fourth) has best start of the season, best Dover start in seven races.
Kyle Busch (fifth) grabbed eighth top-10 start at Dover in 16 races.
Jimmie Johnson (11th) is one of five Chase drivers that will start outside top 10.
Failed to qualify: Kelly Bires, Mike Bliss, Jason Leffler, David Stremme, Cole Whitt.
That man was a TV pioneer who brought Motor Sports to millions and millions of us deprived souls. I will never forget his distinctive booming voice...
Dover prerace show is on ESPN now.. Ping!
Dover International Speedway
I just finished breakfast of Fresh Corn Chips and Salsa followed by a Watermelon chaser but my question for you is... where should I buy my tires
Lowe’s must have t’ars for wheelbarrows and carts.. I had a couple pieces of bacon and the squirrels ate all my fruit.
Are things so bad at Hendricks that AARP is sponsoring Flash???
Three farm fresh eggs, bacon, V8 low sodium, and a sliced fresh peach. And the dogs got some bacon.
Hamlin leads Lap 1.. a clean start all around..
I have 4 wheelbarrows and a big garden cart but tars wont help 2 of them...
Eggs...I had to run my keys over to our Church so my daughter could get in the bookkeepers office upstairs and one of the young-uns was selling fresh eggs to some of the members including my daughter. She is a FFA or 4H member.
Just watch out for the raw milk sellers. ;-)
a yellar is out for JJ Yeley who blow’d a t’ar.. this is messing with drivers who need to pit or run out..
a few fast cars who got caught in the pits got hosed .. this should spice it up as they race to get laps and positions back.. pits open again
I am having ongoing internet problems as is my neighbor. It is dropping the cable connection but not the TV. (Suddenlink)
Go #48 !!!
I stopped watching already. Barely half way into the race, only 7 cars were on the lead lap. *snore*
Keselowski wins at Dover!! Flash 2nd..
Based on fuel, eh? Smart driving and calculations.
I been clicking between two football games and the ryder cup.. I hear ya on the early caution that left only a few on the lead lap.. overall , a real boring race...but Danica didn’t crash.. ssooOoo