Dover II: John Andretti preview

News and Notes * Andretti will attempt to make his 350th career NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series start this weekend at Dover International Speedway. Andretti, who must qualify on time, has two wins, 13 top-5 finishes, 37 top-15 finishes and four pole...

News and Notes

* Andretti will attempt to make his 350th career NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series start this weekend at Dover International Speedway. Andretti, who must qualify on time, has two wins, 13 top-5 finishes, 37 top-15 finishes and four pole positions in Cup Series competition.

* Andretti has 20 NEXTEL Cup Series starts at Dover International Speedway. He has an average start of 21.2 with a best start of 9th (09/26/99) and an average finish of 24.6 with a best finish of 13th (06/04/00).

John Andretti on Dover International Speedway

"Dover International Speedway is a challenge to drivers and teams alike. With the concrete surface, there are multiple grooves and the track is fast. The race can be exciting but there are long green flag runs and it's easy to go a lap down. It's hard to find the right balance at Dover; the car tends to be either too tight or too loose. If you find a balance, it's easy to lose it because the track is so fast. Historically, those who run well at Dover in the spring will run well in the fall because they have hit on something that works."

-credit: bamracing

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers John Andretti