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Here are some notable notes concerning this weekend’s race at Dover International Speedway:
David Pearson won the inaugural Coors Light pole at Dover in 1969 with a speed of 130.430 mph.
There are 36 drivers that have won the Coors Light poles at Dover. The field is led by David Pearson with six. Mark Martin leads all active drivers in poles, with five, followed by Jeff Gordon and Ryan Newman with four each.
A total of nine drivers have won consecutive Coors Light poles at Dover. Once again, David Pearson holds the record for most consecutive poles at Dover with three; from 1973 to the spring race of 1974.
Four active drivers have posted consecutive Coors Light poles at Dover: Mark Martin (fall 1988 and spring 1989), Bobby Labonte (fall 1996 and spring 1997), Ryan Newman (fall 2005 and spring 2006), and Denny Hamlin (fall 2012 and spring 2013).
13 of the 87 (14.9%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Dover have been won from the Coors Light pole; the two most recent were Jimmie Johnson in 2009 and 2010.
The second-place starting position is the most proficient starting position in the field, producing more winners (15) than any other starting position at Dover International Speedway.
28 of the 87 (32.1%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Dover have been won from the front row: 13 from the pole and 15 from second-place.
68 of the 87 (78.1%) NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Dover have been won from a top-10 starting position.
Five of the 87 (5.7%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Dover have been won from a starting position outside the top 20 most recently: Tony Stewart, spring 2013 (22nd-place starting position).
The deepest in the field that a race winner has started at Dover was 37th, by Kyle Petty in the spring of 1995.
Qualifying has been cancelled due to weather conditions in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Dover International Speedway five times: fall of 1984, spring of 2001, fall of 2003, spring of 2005 and spring of 2011.
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