Driver breakdown

Jay Hart
Yahoo! Sports

DOVER, Del. – The Chase for the Nextel Cup has moved on to Dover International Speedway. Here's a look at how the 12 drivers stand as they head into Sunday's Dodge Dealers 400.

1. Jimmie Johnson (points leader)
Starting: First
Average Dover finish: 11.7 (three wins)
Skinny: JJ blew the field away by nearly a full mile an hour to claim the pole. Looks like he's dialed in. Again.

2. Jeff Gordon (points leader; loses total victories tiebreaker to Johnson)
Starting: 27th
Average Dover finish: 12.4 (four wins)
Skinny: Surprisingly, Gordon hasn't won at The Monster Mile since 2001.

3. Tony Stewart (-10 points)
Starting: 28th
Average Dover finish: 10.7 (two wins)
Skinny: How ironic – Stewart and Gordon will start side by side … in Row 14.

4. Clint Bowyer (-15)
Starting: 42nd
Average Dover finish: 11.0
Skinny: Has two top-10s in three starts at Dover, and is driving the same car he dominated with last weekend at New Hampshire.

5. Kyle Busch (-35)
Starting: 22nd
Average Dover finish: 13.2
Skinny: Always seems to be near the front at Dover. It's only a matter of time before he wins here.

6. Martin Truex Jr. (-40)
Starting: Fifth
Average Dover finish: 9.7 (one win)
Skinny: Raised eyebrows with his win here in May. But can he back it up?

7. Matt Kenseth (-54)
Starting: 10th
Average Dover finish: 14.2 (one win)
Skinny: Remember when Kenseth crashed coming onto Dover's tight pit road in 2004?

8. Carl Edwards (-63)
Starting: 15th
Average Dover finish: 10.5
Skinny: Dodged a bullet at New Hampshire in finishing 12th after wrecking his primary car earlier in the weekend.

9. Denny Hamlin (-82)
Starting: Third
Average Dover finish: 8.0
Skinny: Though he's never won at Dover, he always finishes well here.

10. Kevin Harvick (-88)
Starting: Seventh
Average Dover finish: 17.8
Skinny: Needs a good finish, now, after a sluggish race a week ago.

11. Jeff Burton (-91)
Starting: 36th
Average Dover finish: 17.3 (one win)
Skinny: Used a win here last year to propel him into title contention.

12. Kurt Busch (-102)
Starting: Fourth
Average Dover finish: 20.1
Skinny: Bad luck at New Hampshire put him in a big hole. No more mulligans for Kurt.

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