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The 2015 FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks was a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race held on May 31, 2015, at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware. Contested over 405 laps – extended by five laps due to a green-white-checkered finish – on the 1 mile (1.6 km) concrete speedway, it was the 13th race of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Jimmie Johnson won the race, his fourth win of the season and tenth at Dover, while Kevin Harvick finished second and Kyle Larson finished third. Kasey Kahne and Aric Almirola rounded out the top five.

2015 FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]
Race 13 of 36 in the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Layout of the track
Layout of the track
Date May 31, 2015 (2015-05-31)
Location Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware
Course Permanent racing facility
1 mi (1.6 km)
Distance 405 laps, 405 mi (648 km)
Scheduled Distance 400 laps, 400 mi (640 km)
Weather Mostly sunny with a temperature of 85 °F (29 °C); wind out of the south/southwest at 11 mph (18 km/h)
Average speed 119.547 mph (192.392 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Joe Gibbs Racing
Time 22.483
Most laps led
Driver Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing
Laps 131
Winner
No. 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports
Television in the United States
Network Fox Sports 1
Announcers Mike Joy, Larry McReynolds and Darrell Waltrip
Nielsen Ratings 2.3/5 (Overnight)[11]
2.6/5 (Final)[12]
3.94 million viewers[12]
Radio in the United States
Radio MRN
Booth Announcers Joe Moore, Jeff Striegle and Rusty Wallace
Turn Announcers Mike Bagley (Backstretch)

Denny Hamlin scored the pole for the race and led 118 laps on his way to a 21st-place finish after being caught up in a late race wreck. Martin Truex, Jr. led the most laps for the third consecutive race on his way to a sixth-place finish. The race had 15 lead changes among nine different drivers, as well as seven caution flag periods for 40 laps.

This was the 74th career victory for Jimmie Johnson, tenth at Dover International Speedway – becoming the fifth driver to win ten or more races at one race track – and 18th at the track for Hendrick Motorsports. This win moved Jimmie Johnson up to third in the points standings. Chevrolet left Dover with a 51-point lead over Ford in the manufacturer standings.

The FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks was carried by Fox Sports on the cable/satellite Fox Sports 1 network for the American television audience. The radio broadcast for the race was carried by the Motor Racing Network and Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.

ReportEdit

BackgroundEdit

Dover International Speedway (formerly Dover Downs International Speedway) is a race track in Dover, Delaware, United States. Since opening in 1969, it has held at least two NASCAR races. In addition to NASCAR, the track also hosted USAC and the Verizon IndyCar Series. The track features one layout, a 1 mile (1.6 km) concrete oval, with 24° banking in the turns and 9° banking on the straights. The speedway is owned and operated by Dover Motorsports.

The track, nicknamed "The Monster Mile", was built in 1969 by Melvin Joseph of Melvin L. Joseph Construction Company, Inc., with an asphalt surface, but was replaced with concrete in 1995. Six years later in 2001, the track's capacity moved to 135,000 seats, making the track have the largest capacity of sports venue in the mid-Atlantic. In 2002, the name changed to Dover International Speedway from Dover Downs International Speedway after Dover Downs Gaming and Entertainment split, making Dover Motorsports. From 2007 to 2009, the speedway worked on an improvement project called "The Monster Makeover", which expanded facilities at the track and beautified the track. After the 2014 season, the track's capacity was reduced to 95,500 seats.

Kevin Harvick entered Dover with a 41-point lead over Martin Truex Jr.. Joey Logano entered 66 back. Joey Logano entered 62 back. Dale Earnhardt Jr. entered 72 back. Jimmie Johnson entered 80 back.

TiresEdit

Goodyear provided teams with a newly constructed left-side tire compound intended to provide more grip.[13] Teams were also given nine sets of tires for the race instead of the normal eleven.[13]

Penalties from CharlotteEdit

Following two consecutive weeks of failing to pass qualifying tech inspection on the first attempt, the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet and the No. 51 HScott Motorsports Chevrolet teams were to be relegated to having the last pit stall selections after the completion of qualifying.[14] The 48 team, however, appealed the penalty and will pick in the order they qualify.[15]

Entry listEdit

The entry list for the FedEx 400 was released on Monday, May 25 at 12:41 p.m. Eastern time. Forty-five drivers were entered for the race. The only car with a different driver than the previous week's Coca-Cola 600 is Brian Scott. He returned to the seat of the No. 33 Hillman-Circle Sport LLC Chevrolet.

No. Driver Team Manufacturer
1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
2 Brad Keselowski (PC3) Team Penske Ford
3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
4 Kevin Harvick (PC1) Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford
7 Alex Bowman Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet
9 Sam Hornish Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet
14 Tony Stewart (PC4) Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota
16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford
17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford
18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
19 Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
20 Matt Kenseth (PC6) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford
23 J. J. Yeley (i) BK Racing Toyota
24 Jeff Gordon (PC7) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
26 Jeb Burton (R) BK Racing Toyota
27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
32 Mike Bliss (i) Go FAS Racing Ford
33 Brian Scott (i) Hillman-Circle Sport LLC Chevrolet
34 Brett Moffitt (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford
35 Cole Whitt Front Row Motorsports Ford
38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford
39 Travis Kvapil (i) Hillman-Circle Sport LLC Chevrolet
40 Landon Cassill (i) Hillman-Circle Sport LLC Chevrolet
41 Kurt Busch (PC5) Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
46 Michael Annett HScott Motorsports Chevrolet
47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
48 Jimmie Johnson (PC2) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
51 Justin Allgaier HScott Motorsports Chevrolet
55 David Ragan Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota
62 Brendan Gaughan (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet
78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet
83 Matt DiBenedetto (R) BK Racing Toyota
88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Ford
98 Josh Wise Phil Parsons Racing Ford
Official entry list
Key Meaning
(R) Rookie
(i) Ineligible for points
(PC#) Past champions provisional

First practiceEdit

Jimmie Johnson was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 21.969 and a speed of 163.867 mph (263.718 km/h).[16]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 21.969 163.867
2 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 22.014 163.532
3 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 22.022 163.473
Official first practice results

QualifyingEdit

 
Qualifying for the race
 
Denny Hamlin, seen here at the 2015 Daytona 500, scored the pole for the race.

Denny Hamlin won the pole with a time 22.483 and a speed of 160.121 mph (257.690 km/h).[17] "It's so special, especially during FedEx 400 weekend," said Hamlin, who drives the FedEx Toyota. I was really more optimistic about our race trim than what I was our qualifying. Very optimistic that hopefully we can put this FedEx Cares Camry in Victory Lane where it belongs on Sunday."[18] "Missed it a little bit, but obviously proud of the continued effort of all of the guys on the Furniture Row team," Martin Truex Jr. said. "Another awesome race car. It felt like we were just OK in practice, it didn't feel like we were a front row car. We made some adjustments and they hit it damn near perfect. We just needed a little bit."[18] “Momentum is kind of on our side,” Greg Biffle said. “We are getting the car to drive better, getting a little better setup under it and working on our chassis back at the shop. We will continue to make these small gains and hopefully going into Pocono, Indy and Michigan we will see if we can get it up in the top-five. We are in the top-10 now, we need the top-five.”[18] Jeff Green and Travis Kvapil failed to qualify for the race.[18]

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer R1 R2 R3
1 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 22.553 22.463 22.483
2 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 22.539 22.492 22.539
3 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 22.506 22.562 22.545
4 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 22.711 22.609 22.546
5 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 22.553 22.593 22.557
6 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 22.606 22.627 22.571
7 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 22.430 22.537 22.573
8 19 Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 22.575 22.614 22.609
9 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 22.626 22.601 22.635
10 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 22.563 22.553 22.645
11 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 22.663 22.623 22.683
12 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 22.700 22.654 22.743
13 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 22.670 22.657
14 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 22.565 22.668
15 55 David Ragan Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 22.725 22.690
16 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr.[N 1] Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 22.729 22.716
17 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 22.629 22.747
18 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 22.647 22.760
19 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 22.741 22.761
20 15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 22.702 22.764
21 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet 22.693 22.771
22 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 22.718 22.773
23 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 22.700 22.773
24 51 Justin Allgaier HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 22.727 22.830
25 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 22.746
26 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 22.773
27 33 Brian Scott (i) Hillman-Circle Sport LLC Chevrolet 22.779
28 9 Sam Hornish Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 22.832
29 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 22.834
30 7 Alex Bowman Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 22.886
31 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 22.912
32 38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford 22.922
33 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 22.980
34 46 Michael Annett HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 22.983
35 26 Jeb Burton (R) BK Racing Toyota 22.985
36 83 Matt DiBenedetto (R) BK Racing Toyota 23.114
37 35 Cole Whitt Front Row Motorsports Ford 23.205
38 34 Brett Moffitt (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 23.296
39 98 Josh Wise Phil Parsons Racing Ford 23.310
40 23 J. J. Yeley (i) BK Racing Toyota 23.342
41 62 Brendan Gaughan (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 23.445
42 32 Mike Bliss (i) Go FAS Racing Ford 23.471
43 40 Landon Cassill (i) Hillman-Circle Sport LLC Chevrolet 23.579
Failed to qualify
44 39 Travis Kvapil (i) Hillman-Circle Sport LLC Chevrolet 23.189
45 30 Jeff Green (i) The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 23.535
Official qualifying results

Practice (post-qualifying)Edit

Second practiceEdit

Denny Hamlin was the fastest in the second practice session with a time of 23.028 and a speed of 156.331 mph (251.590 km/h).[19]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 23.028 156.331
2 19 Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 23.029 156.325
3 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 23.116 155.736
Official second practice results

Final practiceEdit

 
Final practice

Denny Hamlin was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 23.064 and a speed of 156.087 mph (251.198 km/h).[20] Dale Earnhardt Jr. had fluid leaking from his car that splashed all over the apron at the exit of pit road.[20] His crew fixed the leak and he returned to the track to finish the session.[20]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 23.064 156.087
2 19 Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 23.136 155.602
3 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 23.195 155.206
Official final practice results

RaceEdit

First halfEdit

StartEdit

The race was scheduled to start at 1:15 p.m. but started two minutes later when Denny Hamlin led the field to the green flag. By lap 20, he caught the tail end of the field and saw his lead begin to shrink to Martin Truex Jr. After being held up by Justin Allgaier, Hamlin lost the lead to Truex, Jr. on lap 45. By lap 60, Kevin Harvick began reeling in the leader. But Truex, Jr. started pulling away again. Debris in turn 1 brought out the first caution on lap 74. This was the longest green flag run to start a race in the 2015 season. Hamlin reclaimed the lead by exiting pit road first.[21]

Green flag runEdit

The race restarted on lap 80. For the first few laps, Truex, Jr. kept Hamlin from getting a big lead, but as the field caught the tail end of the field, Hamlin jumped to a bigger lead. Eventually, Truex, Jr. took back the lead on lap 145. The second round of pit stops began on lap 150 when Clint Bowyer hit pit road. Truex, Jr. surrendered the lead to pit on lap 158 and gave it to Hamlin. He pitted on lap 160 and handed the lead to teammate Carl Edwards. He pitted on lap 162 and handed the lead to Dale Earnhardt Jr. The second caution flew on lap 163 when Ricky Stenhouse Jr. had a tire blow out and slammed the wall in turn 2. David Gilliland was tagged for speeding on pit road during the green flag stops and was forced to serve a drive-through penalty. Edwards was tagged for taking equipment out of the pit box after the wrench used to adjust the track bar got stuck in the hole and restarted the race from the tail end of the field.[22]

Trouble on the front stretchEdit
 
Martin Truex Jr. leads the field on lap 186

The race restarted on lap 169 with Truex, Jr. in the lead. The third caution of the race flew on lap 176 for a 3-car wreck on the front stretch.[23] This began when Trevor Bayne, while exiting turn 4, was moving up the track and got turned by Michael Annett. He overcorrected, turned down, and hit the inside wall. Annett continued to ride the wall before getting rear-ended by Allgaier. Annett continued on, but Allgaier did not. While Truex opted not to pit, most of the cars on the lead lap behind him did.[21]

Second halfEdit

HalfwayEdit

The race restarted on lap 185. The field got strung out until the next round of pit stops on lap 247. Truex, Jr. hit pit road on lap 248 and handed the lead to Kyle Busch. He made his stop on lap 251 and gave the lead to Hamlin. He served his stop on lap 258 and the lead cycled to Harvick. Edwards and Earnhardt Jr. were tagged for speeding on pit road and served drive-though penalties. Annett was tagged for an uncontrolled tire and served a drive-through penalty. The uncontrolled tire came to a rest at the outside pit wall and brought out the fourth caution of the race on lap 261. During this caution period, the concrete pit box that Tony Stewart occupied was beginning to come apart.[21]

Final round of pit stopsEdit

The race restarted on lap 268 with Truex leading the way. Harvick took the lead the next lap. After ten laps, he pulled to a 1.8-second lead over the No. 78 car. Matt Kenseth was running fifth when he made an unscheduled stop on lap 307. He returned to the track the 22nd position, two laps down. The final round of green flag pit stops began on lap 325 when Kevin Harvick gave up the lead to pit and gave it to Kyle Busch, who pitted on lap 329 and gave the lead to Clint Bowyer. Then, Bowyer hit pit road and gave the lead to Brad Keselowski. Danica Patrick and Josh Wise were tagged for speeding on pit road and were forced to serve a drive-through penalty.[21]

50 laps to goEdit

 
Jimmie Johnson, seen here at the 2015 Daytona 500, scored the 74th victory of his career at Dover International Speedway.

Brad Keselowski made his final stop with 43 laps to go and the lead cycled to Kevin Harvick. The fifth caution of the race flew with 25 laps to go for a two car wreck. Going through turn 3, Kyle Busch tried to pass Brian Scott when both cars slid up the track and slammed the wall.[24] "I guess Brian said his spotter didn't say anything, and he just chopped the corner," Busch said. "I was under him already and it just sucked me around. I just hate it and I hate it for my guys. Man, we had a really good run going. Obviously, we ran in the top five all day long." Harvick and Johnson opted to stay out while third place Martin Truex Jr. and the rest of the lead lap cars pitted.[24]

Carnage in the closing lapsEdit

The race restarted with 17 laps to go. Jimmie Johnson jumped ahead of Harvick and took the lead. The sixth caution of the race flew with 15 laps to go for a second two car wreck on the backstretch. Exiting turn 2, Hamlin got tapped by Bowyer. He turned down and back up the banking and clipped Kurt Busch.[21]

The race restarted with ten laps to go. The seventh caution of the race flew with two laps to go for a third two car wreck in turn 4. The wreck collected A. J. Allmendinger and Casey Mears.[21]

Green-White-CheckerEdit

The race restarted with two laps to go. Johnson shot ahead of teammate Kasey Kahne and held off Harvick to score his tenth career win at Dover.[25] He became the fifth driver to have 10 or more wins at a single track.[26]

Post-raceEdit

Post-race commentsEdit

“God, just driving hard and working that track bar adjuster as much as I could,” Johnson said. “I was trying to be smart with my line and I guess guys on two tires weren’t all that fast. Chad (Knaus, crew chief) said something to be about that on the radio and they never really came, you know? The No. 4 (Harvick) and I did just fine on old tires and held those guys off. It was a long-fought day.”[27] Aric Almirola scored his first top ten finish of the season with a fifth-place finish. “I am proud of (crew chief) Trent Owens and all the guys at Richard Petty Motorsports,” Almirola said. “They have been working their guts out trying to bring better cars to the race track week in and week out.”[27] After leading the most laps for the third straight race, Martin Truex Jr. finished sixth. “We had a good car today but it was never right,” Truex Jr. said. “We were never right yesterday all through practice. We made some changes today and we made some gains on it, but never really got it where we needed it. Clean air was huge. When we were out front, we were okay. It just never turned good all day long. It eventually caught up to us.”[28]

Post-race penaltiesEdit

On the following Wednesday, NASCAR announced penalties stemming from Dover International Speedway that affect two race teams.[29] The first is a personal conduct penalty that affects Trevor Bayne for exiting his wrecked car before he was cleared to do so by track safety officials.[29] This violates sections 12.1, 12.8 b and 10.4.2.1 in the 2015 NASCAR rule book.[29] He was fined $20,000 and placed on probation through the end of the calendar year.[29]

The No. 4 team was assessed a P1 level penalty for receiving written warnings in two consecutive events (Section 12.5.3.1b,c NASCAR rule book).[29] The team received the last choice in the pit selection process for the following weekend's event at Pocono Raceway.[29]

Race resultsEdit

Pos Grid No. Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 14 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 405 47
2 6 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 405 43
3 3 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 405 42
4 25 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 405 40
5 23 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 405 39
6 2 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 405 40
7 11 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 405 37
8 18 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 405 36
9 20 15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 405 36
10 22 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 405 34
11 5 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 405 33
12 19 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 404 (-1) 33
13 15 55 David Ragan Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 404 (-1) 31
14 16 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 403 (-2) 31
15 33 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 403 (-2) 29
16 26 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 403 (-2) 28
17 7 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 403 (-2) 27
18 17 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 402 (-3) 26
19 8 19 Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 402 (-3) 26
20 30 7 Alex Bowman Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 402 (-3) 24
21 1 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 402 (-3) 24
22 28 9 Sam Hornish Jr. Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 400 (-5) 22
23 43 40 Landon Cassill (i) Hillman-Circle Sport LLC Chevrolet 400 (-5) 0
24 29 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 400 (-5) 20
25 32 38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford 399 (-6) 19
26 37 35 Cole Whitt Front Row Motorsports Ford 399 (-6) 18
27 21 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet 399 (-6) 17
28 38 34 Brett Moffitt (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 398 (-7) 16
29 40 23 J.J. Yeley (i) BK Racing Toyota 397 (-8) 0
30 35 26 Jeb Burton (R) BK Racing Toyota 396 (-9) 14
31 13 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 396 (-9) 13
32 36 83 Matt DiBenedetto (R) BK Racing Toyota 395 (-10) 12
33 12 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 395 (-10) 11
34 41 62 Brendan Gaughan (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 392 (-13) 0
35 42 32 Mike Bliss (i) Go FAS Racing Ford 391 (-14) 0
36 10 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 374 (-31) 9
37 9 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 373 (-32) 7
38 27 33 Brian Scott (i) Hillman-Circle Sport LLC Chevrolet 372 (-33) 0
39 4 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 346 (-59) 5
40 39 98 Josh Wise Phil Parsons Racing Ford 346 (-59) 4
41 34 46 Michael Annett HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 317 (-88) 3
42 24 51 Justin Allgaier HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 310 (-95) 2
43 31 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 221 (-184) 1
Official FedEx 400 results

Race statisticsEdit

  • 15 lead changes among 9 different drivers
  • 7 cautions for 40 laps
  • Time of race: 3 hours, 23 minutes, 16 seconds
  • Average speed: 119.547 mph (192.392 km/h)
  • Jimmie Johnson took home $305,826 in winnings
Lap Leaders
Laps Leader
1-41 Denny Hamlin
42-76 Martin Truex Jr.
77-143 Denny Hamlin
144-157 Martin Truex Jr.
158-159 Denny Hamlin
160-162 Carl Edwards
163-165 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
166-247 Martin Truex Jr.
248-250 Kyle Busch
251-258 Denny Hamlin
259-324 Kevin Harvick
325-328 Kyle Busch
329 Clint Bowyer
330-357 Brad Keselowski
358-382 Kevin Harvick
383-405 Jimmie Johnson
Total laps led
Leader Laps
Martin Truex Jr. 131
Denny Hamlin 118
Kevin Harvick 91
Brad Keselowski 28
Jimmie Johnson 23
Kyle Busch 7
Dale Earnhardt Jr. 3
Carl Edwards 3
Clint Bowyer 1
Race awardsEdit

MediaEdit

TelevisionEdit

Fox Sports covered their 15th race at Dover International Speedway. Mike Joy, former crew chief Larry McReynolds and two-time Dover winner Darrell Waltrip had the call in the booth for the race. Jamie Little, Chris Neville and Matt Yocum handled the pit road duties for the television side.

Fox Sports 1
Booth announcers Pit reporters
Lap-by-lap: Mike Joy
Color-commentator: Larry McReynolds
Color-commentator: Darrell Waltrip
Jamie Little
Chris Neville
Matt Yocum

RadioEdit

MRN had the radio call for the race, which was simulcast on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio. Joe Moore, Jeff Striegle and three-time Dover winner Rusty Wallace called the race in the booth when the field went racing down the front stretch. Mike Bagley called the race from the Monster Mile suites when the field went racing down the backstretch. Alex Hayden, Glenn Jarrett and Steve Post worked pit road for MRN.

MRN
Booth announcers Turn announcers Pit reporters
Lead announcer: Joe Moore
Announcer: Jeff Striegle
Announcer: Rusty Wallace
Backstretch: Mike Bagley Alex Hayden
Glenn Jarrett
Steve Post

Standings after the raceEdit

NoteEdit

  1. ^ Dale Earnhardt Jr. started the race from the rear of the field for changing rear-end gears.

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