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NASCAR Sprint Cup scouting report: AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway

SPRINT CUP SCOUTING REPORT

Dover International Speedway

What/where/when/TV: AAA 400; Dover, Del.; 2 today; ESPN

Who could blame Denny Hamlin for doing his Babe Ruth imitation at Loudon last week? He took some guff for "calling" his win on Twitter, then went out and earned his series-high fifth victory this season. Hamlin is breathing down the necks of Cup leader Jimmie Johnson and second-place Brad Keselowski, who's one point back. The bad news for Johnson's pursuers is that Dover is his most dominant track, and that's saying something for a man with 58 Cup victories in 11 full seasons. His seven wins at the "Monster Mile," including his romp in June when he led 289 of 400 laps, are his most at any track. Today is his first chance to break a tie with Richard Petty and Bobby Allison for most victories at the 1-mile oval.

Times staff



Sprint Cup scouting report

Dover International Speedway

What/where/when/TV: AAA 400; Dover, Del.; 2 today; ESPN

Who could blame Denny Hamlin for doing his Babe Ruth imitation at Loudon, N.H., last week? He took some guff for "calling" his win on Twitter, then went out and earned his series-high fifth victory this season. Hamlin is breathing down the necks of Cup leader Jimmie Johnson and second-place Brad Keselowski, who's one point back. The bad news for Johnson's pursuers is that Dover is his most dominant track, and that's saying something for a man with 58 Cup victories in 11 full seasons. His seven wins at the "Monster Mile," including his romp in June when he led 289 of 400 laps, are his most at any track. Today is his first chance to break a tie with Richard Petty and Bobby Allison for most victories at the 1-mile oval.

Times staff

NASCAR Sprint Cup scouting report: AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway 09/29/12 [Last modified: Saturday, September 29, 2012 9:44pm]
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