|Venue:||Dover International Speedway|
|Race length:||400 miles|
|No. of laps:||400|
|Qualifying:||Sat., 1:30 p.m. ET|
|Race:||Sun., 2:15 p.m. ET (ESPN)|
STAT OF THE WEEK
Leader of the pack: In the last seven races at Dover, Jimmie Johnson has led at least 157 laps in each.
|1. Jimmie Johnson|
|2. Kevin Harvick|
|3. Matt Kenseth|
|4. Dale Earnhardt Jr.|
|5. Clint Bowyer|
ALSO THIS WEEKEND:
OneMain Financial 200, Dover International Speedway, Sat., 3:45 p.m.
Camping World Series
Smith's 350, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Sat., 8:49 p.m.
NOTE: Jay Hart ended the regular season with 816 points, followed by Jay Busbee with 775 and Nick Bromberg with 755.
|Hart:||2097 points (5 wins)|
|Bromberg:||2087 points (1 win)|
|Busbee:||2086 points (3 wins)|
YAHOO! SPORTS FANTASY AUTO RACING
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Dover International Speedway for Sunday's AAA 400.
Kurt Busch is the defending race winner.
Jimmie Johnson: Only a masochist (or Jay Busbee) would pick anyone other than Jimmie Johnson. Considering he's finished outside the top 10 only once since 2008, and that he's coming off back-to-back second-place finishes to start the Chase, well, that's a combination that makes him the only pick, unless you're Jay Busbee. – Jay Hart
Jimmie Johnson: Oh, wow, look, status quo. There's really no point in trying to convince myself or you that another driver is going to win, so I might as well go with the prohibitive favorite because there's no good reason not to. It's Jimmie Johnson. At Dover. He won there in the spring. Any questions? – Nick Bromberg
Kyle Busch: Look, everyone and their mother (assuming their mother knows anything about NASCAR) is going to pick Jimmie Johnson this weekend. And it's one of the safest weekends to do so. I'm thinking Kyle Busch might have a little something to prove here. He's now missed out on the Chase by totals of three and eight points, and that can't sit well with someone as competitive as him. As long as he's got a halfway decent car, expect him to run up front. – Jay Busbee
• If Johnson does his thing like he likely will do, the onus is on the 11 other Chase drivers to avoid a bad finish. If he doesn't, the onus is also on them to get all the points they can get to capitalize on a points-gaining opportunity that didn't exist on paper entering the weekend. While Johnson is the man at Dover, everyone else knows it. That's why the pressure isn't on him. – Nick Bromberg
• If Johnson, Brad Keselowski and Denny Hamlin run away with this race and put six or more Chasers 30-plus points down after three races, expect the calls for a new points system to increase. There's not much point in a 10-race system where only three drivers are in it, and a modified points system for the Chase, while confusing, could keep everyone interested for much later into the fall. – Jay Busbee
• Will Dover once again be Denny Hamlin's Achilles Heel? Eighteenth, ninth, 22nd, 38th, 38th – these are Hamlin's finishes at the Monster Mile in September. A top 10 and Hamlin will be on his way to potentially a first championship; another 38th and, well, he's done. – Jay Hart
"I'm going to be optimistic when I go there. Darian [Grubb] and the team have been working on that race track for quite a long time the last few weeks, working on a setup that would make me comfortable on that race track. The car is going to be good. I just have to have an open mind when I get out there for the first green flag run and have faith that I can do it." – Denny Hamlin