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The 2017 AAA 400 Drive for Autism is a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race held on June 4, 2017, at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware. Contested over 406 laps, extended from 400 laps due to overtime, on the 1-mile (1.6 km) concrete speedway, it was the 13th race of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.

2017 AAA 400 Drive for Autism
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]
Race 13 of 36 in the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Date June 4, 2017 (2017-06-04)
Location Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware
Course Permanent racing facility
1 mi (1.6 km)
Distance 406 laps, 406 mi (649.60 km)
Scheduled Distance 400 laps, 400 mi (640 km)
Weather Sunny with a temperature of 85 °F (29 °C); wind out of the south at 6 mph (9.7 km/h)
Average speed 104.955 miles per hour (168.909 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Joe Gibbs Racing
Time 22.648
Most laps led
Driver Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing
Laps 241
Winner
No. 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports
Television in the United States
Network FS1
Announcers Mike Joy, Jeff Gordon and Darrell Waltrip
Nielsen Ratings 2.1/4 (Final)[11]
3.4 million viewers[11]
Radio in the United States
Radio MRN
Booth Announcers Joe Moore, Jeff Striegle and Rusty Wallace
Turn Announcers Mike Bagley (Backstretch)

Contents

ReportEdit

BackgroundEdit

 
Dover International Speedway, the track where the race was held.

Dover International Speedway is an oval race track in Dover, Delaware, United States that has held at least two NASCAR races since it opened in 1969. 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.

Entry listEdit

No. Driver Team Manufacturer
1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford
3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford
10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
13 Ty Dillon (R) Germain Racing Chevrolet
14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
15 Ross Chastain (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet
17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford
18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford
22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford
23 Gray Gaulding (R) BK Racing Toyota
24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
32 Matt DiBenedetto Go Fas Racing Ford
33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group Chevrolet
34 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford
37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford
41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
43 Regan Smith (i) Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
51 Cody Ware Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet
66 Timmy Hill (i) MBM Motorsports Chevrolet
72 Cole Whitt TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet
77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota
78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota
83 Ryan Sieg (i) BK Racing Toyota
88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet
Official entry list

First practiceEdit

Kyle Larson was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 22.512 seconds and a speed of 159.915 mph (257.358 km/h).[12]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 22.512 159.915
2 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 22.556 159.603
3 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 22.585 159.398
Official first practice results

QualifyingEdit

 
Qualifying for the race

Kyle Busch scored the pole for the race with a time of 22.648 and a speed of 158.954 mph (255.812 km/h).[13] He said afterwards that it means "a little bit for us (his team)" to go "sit on the pole here" because it grants "a really good pit selection for Sunday" and to boot, "gives us the track position. We know the 78 car (Truex said) is going to be fast – they always are – and one of the guys we’re going to have to race against," Busch added. "There’s going to be many others that are starting farther back that we’ll be racing against, too, before the end of the day, but we’ll work on our Dogs Rule Pedigree Camry tomorrow in practice and make sure we get a good race setup underneath us, so we can hopefully stay up front.”[14]

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer R1 R2 R3
1 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 22.892 22.554 22.648
2 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 22.665 22.748 22.659
3 19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 22.731 22.789 22.735
4 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 22.760 22.764 22.753
5 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 22.644 22.756 22.759
6 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 22.692 22.627 22.764
7 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 22.766 22.738 22.831
8 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 22.877 22.829 22.874
9 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 22.927 22.782 22.914
10 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 22.916 22.828 22.925
11 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 22.889 22.830 23.037
12 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 22.762 22.634 23.077
13 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 22.989 22.836
14 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 22.955 22.851
15 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 22.930 22.865
16 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 22.831 22.881
17 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 22.958 22.887
18 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 22.921 22.892
19 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 22.751 22.907
20 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 22.945 22.928
21 13 Ty Dillon (R) Germain Racing Chevrolet 22.955 22.968
22 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 22.910 22.978
23 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 22.966 23.011
24 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 22.956 23.015
25 32 Matt DiBenedetto Go Fas Racing Ford 23.017
26 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 23.042
27 34 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford 23.047
28 95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 23.067
29 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 23.120
30 43 Regan Smith (i) Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 23.136
31 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 23.162
32 23 Gray Gaulding (R) BK Racing Toyota 23.269
33 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 23.288
34 83 Ryan Sieg (i) BK Racing Toyota 23.514
35 72 Cole Whitt TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet 23.696
36 15 Ross Chastain (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 23.738
37 66 Timmy Hill (i) MBM Motorsports Chevrolet 23.864
38 51 Cody Ware Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 23.988
39 33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 24.036
Official qualifying results

Practice (post-qualifying)Edit

Second practiceEdit

Kyle Busch was the fastest in the second practice session with a time of 22.779 seconds and a speed of 158.040 mph (254.341 km/h).[15]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 22.779 158.040
2 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 22.795 157.929
3 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 22.803 157.874
Official second practice results

Final practiceEdit

 
Final practice

Kyle Larson was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 22.870 seconds and a speed of 157.411 mph (253.328 km/h).[16]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 22.870 157.411
2 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 22.886 157.301
3 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 22.894 157.246
Official final practice results

RaceEdit

First stageEdit

 
Polesitter Kyle Busch leads early in the race

Kyle Busch led the field to the green flag at 1:19 p.m. The first run of green flag racing lasted just 17 laps before Ryan Sieg went for a solo spin in Turn 2, bringing out the first caution of the race. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. opted not to pit under the caution and assumed the race lead. Exiting pit road, Busch's left-rear tire detached from the car.[17] It was found that one of the airguns the 18 team used to change the tires didn't switch to the setting required to tighten the lug nuts.[18]

Back to green on lap 22, Martin Truex Jr. achieved a better restart and took the lead. Staying out proved costly for Stenhouse on lap 47 when his right-front tire went flat and his car slammed the wall in Turn 3, bringing out a second caution.[19] Kyle Larson took just right-side tires and exited pit road with the race lead. Chase Elliott (speeding) and Denny Hamlin (uncontrolled tire) restarted from the tail-end of the field on the ensuing restart for pit road infractions.[20]

Restarting on lap 52, the race remained green for the next 10 laps before Stenhouse slammed the wall a second time in Turn 4, bringing out the third caution.[19]

On the lap 65 restart, Kurt Busch got loose underneath Larson in Turn 1, overcorrected, turned up the track and slammed into Brad Keselowski, sending him into the wall, bringing out the fourth caution.[21] Keselowski called the incident "one of them racing deals" and the field just "[lined] up double file and somebody got loose and just took us out. What a bummer. Just one of them racing deals."[22]

The race restarted on lap 70. Truex caught Larson five laps later and the two ran side-by-side for four laps. Truex gave Larson a shove heading down the backstretch on lap 80, making Larson loose going into Turn 3 and allowing Truex to take the lead. Busch suffered a left-rear tire blowout, spun out and rear-ended the wall in Turn 1 on lap 96, bringing out the fifth caution.[23] Busch said he "got loose on a restart" and it was his "bad as a driver. We had good speed in our car and just couldn’t finish. You can’t make mistakes out here and we did.”[24]

The race returned to green on lap 104 and Truex won the first stage, bringing out the sixth caution on lap 120 for the end of the stage.[25] Larson opted not to pit and took the lead. Trevor Bayne restarted from the tail-end of the field on the following restart for speeding on pit road.[20]

Second stageEdit

When the race resumed on lap 128, Larson started pulling away from the field. By lap 134, he was two seconds ahead of Matt Kenseth in second. By lap 140, that lead grew to 3.6 seconds. Danica Patrick brought out the seventh caution on lap 144 when she spun out in Turn 4. Michael McDowell took the lead after opting not to pit.[20]

Larson retook the lead with ease on the lap 150 restart. Unlike the short-run, caution-filled first stage, the second stage settled into a green flag lull with 43 straight laps of green flag racing. Larson pulled to a lead of roughly three seconds and held there until caution flew for the eighth time on lap 193 when Joey Logano's right-front tire went flat and he slammed the wall in Turn 3.[20]

Larson spun the tires on the lap 198 restart, but maintained the lead over Truex. As opposed to the last run, Larson drove away from the field, Truex caught Larson on lap 209 and passed him in Turn 1 to take the lead on lap 212. Caution flew for the ninth time on lap 219 when Landon Cassill's right-front tire went flat and his car slammed the wall in Turn 2. Truex exited pit road with the race lead, while Larson exited 19th.[20]

The race resumed on lap 222 and Truex won the second stage, and caution flew for the 10th time for the conclusion of the stage.[26] Larson took just right-side tires and exited pit road with the race lead. Ryan Blaney broke a rear axle on the pit stop and took his car to the garage. He returned to the race two laps down.[20]

Final stageEdit

Two laps after the lap 248 restart, Truex got loose and lost second to Jimmie Johnson. Debris on the frontstretch brought out the 11th caution on lap 263.[20]

Resuming green flag conditions with 132 laps to go, the race remained green long enough for a cycle of green flag pit stops with 75 to go. Larson pitted from the lead the following lap, handing it to Johnson. Regan Smith, driving in place of the injured Aric Almirola, slammed the wall in Turn 2 after his right-front tire went flat bringing out the 12th caution. Ty Dillon exited pit road with the race lead.[27]

The race returned to green with 65 to go. Exiting Turn 2 with 58 to go, Chris Buescher got loose and into Paul Menard, sending him into the inside wall on the backstretch, bringing out the 13th caution.[20]

The race restarted with 52 to go. Larson powered by Johnson on his outside in Turn 1 to take second with 42 to go, and passed Dillon on the high-side to take the lead with 39 to go.[28] Johnson passed Dillon to take second and cut Larson's lead to just around a second. But as the laps started to wind down, Larson increased the gap and had the race in check. The lead he built up evaporated when David Ragan suffered a right-front tire blowout and slammed the wall in Turn 2 with four laps to go, bringing out the 14th caution and set up an overtime finish. Ragan's wreck laid oil all down the backstretch and NASCAR had to apply speedy-dry to clean it up.[20]

OvertimeEdit

The race restarted in overtime with two to go. Johnson achieved a superior restart to Larson and took the lead. Dillon got loose exiting Turn 2 and came down across the nose of Ryan Newman. His car turned back up track and was t-boned by Erik Jones, triggering a multi-car wreck on the backstretch and bringing out the final caution. Johnson had crossed the overtime line, located on the backstretch at the R of Dover, and was in Turn 3 when the caution ended the race and was declared the winner.[29]

Race resultsEdit

Stage resultsEdit

Stage 1 Laps: 120

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 10
2 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 9
3 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 8
4 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 7
5 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 6
6 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 5
7 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 4
8 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 3
9 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 2
10 19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 1
Official stage one results

Stage 2 Laps: 120

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 10
2 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 9
3 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 8
4 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 7
5 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 6
6 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 5
7 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 4
8 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 3
9 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 2
10 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 1
Official stage two results

Final stage resultsEdit

Stage 3 Laps: 166

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 14 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 406 55
2 5 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 406 50
3 2 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 406 54
4 13 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 406 33
5 16 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 406 36
6 3 19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 406 32
7 19 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 406 30
8 10 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 406 29
9 18 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 406 41
10 31 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 406 27
11 11 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 406 26
12 9 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 406 25
13 4 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 406 39
14 21 13 Ty Dillon (R) Germain Racing Chevrolet 406 23
15 7 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 405 27
16 1 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 405 30
17 20 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 404 26
18 24 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 404 19
19 28 95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 404 18
20 36 15 Ross Chastain (i) Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 403 0
21 17 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 402 16
22 35 72 Cole Whitt TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet 402 15
23 29 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 402 14
24 32 23 Gray Gaulding (R) BK Racing Toyota 402 13
25 26 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 402 12
26 34 83 Ryan Sieg (i) BK Racing Toyota 400 0
27 39 33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 400 10
28 37 66 Timmy Hill (i) MBM Motorsports Chevrolet 398 0
29 25 32 Matt DiBenedetto Go Fas Racing Ford 397 8
30 33 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 393 7
31 22 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 391 6
32 15 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 373 12
33 23 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 343 4
34 30 43 Regan Smith (i) Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 329 0
35 38 51 Cody Ware Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 283 2
36 27 34 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford 257 1
37 6 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 93 1
38 8 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 66 1
39 12 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 62 1
Official race results

Race statisticsEdit

  • Lead changes: 9 among different drivers
  • Cautions/Laps: 15 for 72
  • Red flags: 0
  • Time of race: 3 hours, 52 minutes and 6 seconds
  • Average speed: 104.955 miles per hour (168.909 km/h)

MediaEdit

TelevisionEdit

Fox Sports covered their 17th race at the Dover International Speedway. Mike Joy, five-time Dover winner Jeff Gordon and two-time Dover winner Darrell Waltrip had the call in the booth for the race. Jamie Little, Vince Welch and Matt Yocum handled the action on pit road for the television side.

FS1
Booth announcers Pit reporters
Lap-by-lap: Mike Joy
Color-commentator: Jeff Gordon
Color commentator: Darrell Waltrip
Jamie Little
Vince Welch
Matt Yocum

RadioEdit

MRN had the radio call for the race which was also simulcasted on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.

MRN Radio
Booth announcers Turn announcers Pit reporters
Lead announcer: Joe Moore
Announcer: Jeff Striegle
Announcer: Rusty Wallace
Backstretch: Mike Bagley Kim Coon
Alex Hayden
Glenn Jarrett
Woody Cain

Standings after the raceEdit

ReferencesEdit

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