The field has been set for Sunday’s AAA 400 Drive for Autism at Dover International Speedway, with Kyle Busch on the pole in his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota.
Here’s where every driver will line up for the 13th of 26 races in the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
The best of the Joe Gibbs Racing drivers so far this year, Busch will be looking to return the team to victory lane for the first time in 2017.
A two-time Dover winner, Truex was fast in practice and will be one of the favorites to win on Sunday.
Although just a rookie with Joe Gibbs Racing, Suarez continues to show excellent promise.
The defending race winner, Kenseth has three victories here and is always a threat to win at Dover.
A crash in the Coca-Cola 600 knocked Larson out of the points lead, but he was fastest in practice on Friday.
The elder Busch has one Dover victory, that coming in 2011, when he drove for Roger Penske. In fact, it was his final victory for Team Penske.
Last weekend at Charlotte, Jones qualified fifth and finished seventh, both personal bests in a Cup race.
The numbers are solid for the 2012 champ at Dover: One victory, five top fives, six top 10s and an average finish of 12.143.
Fresh off his historic victory in the Coca-Cola 600, Dillon will be looking to build on his success again this weekend.
His season slowly picks up some speed, Hamlin has led laps in six of the last eight points races.
After a top 10 at Charlotte, Earnhardt was racy in practice at Dover, too.
The surprise Talladega winner, Stenhouse has a best finish of eighth here at Dover.
In 2003 and ’04, Newman won three out of four Dover races, leading 502 laps in he process. But his last top five run here was in 2007.
With 10 victories at the Monster Mile, Johnson has won three more races here than his next closest competition, NASCAR Hall of Famers Richard Petty and Bobby Allison.
After an excellent fourth-place finish at Kansas, Blaney lost an axle in the Coca-Cola 600, where he finished 24th.
In his rookie season of 2016, Elliott finished third in both Dover races. He needs a good finish this weekend.
Believe it or not, Bayne has only made four starts at the Monster Mile.
In 2015, Harvick needed to win here to advance in the playoffs and he did just that, leading 355 of 400 laps. But his qualifying effort was a disappointment.
Historically, this has not been a great track for McMurray, who has just two top fives in 28 races here.
Three times in the last four Dover races, Kahne has finished sixth or better. He’ll start mid-pack.
Now that big brother Austin Dillon has a race victory, the pressure in on Ty to get his first.
Looking for his first victory since Charlotte in October 2012, Bowyer is aiming to win again.
So far this season, Menard is the only full-time Richard Childress Racing Cup driver who hasn’t won a race.
The last time Allmendinger finished in the top 10 at Dover was in 2011.
DiBenedetto has been unable to score a top-25 finish at Dover. We’ll see if he can do it on Sunday.
Although he is winless so far at Dover, Logano does have three top fives and 10 top 10s in 16 starts here. Still, this is not where he wanted to start.
Last year in this race Cassill finished 19th, which was his best result at this track.
In the last two races, McDowell has scored consecutive top 20s, good performances for a small team.
This will be just Buescher’s third start at Dover, where he has best result of 18th.
For the third race in a row, Smith is subbing for the injured Aric Almirola in the No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford.
It’s been a season of struggle for Patrick, who is 32nd in points and looking beat here career-best Dover finish of 13th.
One of several rookies in the field, Gaulding will be making his first Monster Mile start.
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In 21 Dover starts, Ragan’s best finish is 13th. He’ll be challenged to beat that his weekend, especially starting so deep in the field.
Sieg is making his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut this weekend.
In six previous Dover Cup starts, Whitt’s best finish has been 26th and his average finish here is 27.500.
Like Ryan Seig, Chastain has never started a Cup race before.
Hill went out early, as did Cody Ware, but both were slow.
This weekend marks Ware’s first start at the Monster Mile.
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