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Dover International Speedway

0 –fewest cautions for a Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway (6/6/71)

1 – fewest cars on lead lap at finish (11 times, most recent 9/15/91)

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3 – fewest leaders (five times, most recent 5/16/82)

3 –fewest lead changes (10/17/71)

4 –number of jet dryers available for track drying this weekend

6 – fewest laps led by race winner (Jeff Burton, 9/24/06)

6 – most poles (David Pearson)

7 – most wins by driver (Bobby Allison and David Pearson)

13 – fewest cars running at finish (5/17/81)

13 – most leaders (twice, most recent 9/24/00)

13 – wins from each of the first three starting positions in 82 races

16 – most cautions (9/19/93)

21 – most cars on lead lap at finish (6/4/06)

29 –most lead changes (twice, most recent 5/18/86)

31 – fewest cars to start a Sprint Cup race (5/20/79, 500-mile race)

32 – different race winners

35 –different pole winners

40 –most running at finish (9/21/08)

90 minutes – approximate amount of time it takes to dry the one-mile, all-concrete track after a significant rainfall

103 – most caution laps (9/19/93)

491 – most laps led by race winner (Richard Petty, 9/15/74)

Key Dover Dates

1967 – Ground broken for dual-purpose facility – horse racing and motorsports events.

1969 – Dover Downs opened with the first Sprint Cup race, the Mason-Dixon 300, run on July 6 and won by Richard Petty.

1982 – First Nationwide race at the “Monster Mile”.

1997 –Races shortened from 500 to 400 miles beginning with second race of the 1997 season.

2006 –Dover announces plans for the “Monster Makeover”, a multi-year capital improvement project.

2011 Caution Update

4 – fewest cautions this season (Fontana)

16 – most cautions this season (Daytona)

86 — number of cautions in the first 10 races of 2011; includes 44 for accidents, 15 for debris and 14 for spins

437 of 3,279 — number of laps under caution in 2011

553.429 of 3,968.500 — miles under caution in the first 10 races

— Provided by Darnell Communications for Dodge Motorsports

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