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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 2017 Dover Race Info

THE RACE: Apache Warrior 400
TRACK: Dover International Speedway
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race #29 of 36
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs race #3 of 10

Date: Saturday, October 1, 2017 in Dover, DE
Title Sponsor: Apache Warrior
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 2:15 pm/et

Sections on this page:
Television | Radio/Streaming | Schedule | Track/Race Info | Race Rundown
Qualifying / Practice / Entry Info | Weather Links | Tire Notes | Odds


TELEVISION COVERAGE

NASCAR America Pre-Race Show: TBA
NASCAR Countdown to Green Pre-Race Show: TBA
Television Race Coverage: NBCSN, 7:00pm/et

Practices:
Friday, September 29, 10:00 am - 11:25 pm/et, TV-CNBC;
Saturday, September 30, 10:30 am - 11:25 am/et, TV-TBA;
Saturday, September 30, 1:00 pm - 1:55 pm/et, TV-NBCSN

Qualifying for positions 1-40, Friday, September 30 at 3:40 pm/et, TV-NBCSN;
re-air scheduled: none

In the Booth: Rick Allen, Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte
Pit Reporters: Dave Burns, Parker Kligerman, Marty Snider, Kelli Stavast
Pre/Post-Race and Hosts: Krista Voda, Kyle Petty, Dale Jarrett
Features Reporter: Rutledge Wood
Breaking News: Nate Ryan

Scheduled Race Re-Air Dates/Times:
None

TV Listings, Links and Info:
see the TV Listings and Links page


RADIO COVERAGE

Motor Racing Network (MRN)
SiriusXM Satellite NASCAR Channel 90

ONLINE STREAMING

NBC Sports - Live
Radio: MRN Live Streaming
SiriusXM Internet Radio (available via internet connected device, with subscription)

Scanner-Frequencies


EVENT SCHEDULE
Event Schedule times are local to the track

Thursday, September 28
6:00 PM-8:00 PM MENCS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)

Friday, September 29
7:30 AM- 5:30 PM MENCS GARAGE OPEN
10:00 AM-11:25 AM MENCS 1ST PRACTICE
3:40 PM MENCS QUALIFYING (MULTI-VEHICLE / THREE ROUNDS)

Saturday, September 30
9:00 AM-5:30 PM MENCS GARAGE OPEN
10:30 AM-11:25 AM MENCS 2ND PRACTICE
1:00 PM-1:55 PM MENCS FINAL PRACTICE

Sunday, October 1
8:30 AM MENCS GARAGE OPENS
12:00 PM MENCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING
1:00 PM 6:00 PM MENCS ** HOT PASS IN EFFECT **
1:20 PM MENCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
2:00 PM MENCS RACE (400 LAPS, 400 MILES)

MENCS = Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE


TRACK NEWS & LINKS

Dover International Speedway Track News, Stats & Links page

June 2017: see the Dover Race Info page
September 2016: see the Dover Race Info page

Track Specifications:
Superspeedway: 1.0-mile oval
Track/Race Length: 1.0 concrete oval, 400 laps, 400 miles
Banking: turns: 24°; straights: 9°
Straights: Front stretch - 1,076 feet; Backstretch - 1,076 feet
Pit Stalls: 43 stalls, 15 feet wide x 32 feet long
Grandstand Seating: 96,000 [was 113,000, 133,000 and 135,000, will be 85,000 in 2016]
Pit Road Speed: 35mph
Pace Car Speed: 45mph
Opened: 1969
Stages: 1 ends lap 120, 2 at lap 240, race finish is lap 400 (OT possible)

Race Festivities/Officials:
Grand Marshal: Wyclef Jean, Grammy-Award winning musician, producer and actor
Command to start engines: Wyclef Jean
Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: TBA
Honorary Pace Car Driver: TBA
Color Guard: TBA
Invocation: TBA
National Anthem: TBA
Flyover: TBA


RACE RUNDOWN....News & Links

NASCAR Overtime Race Procedure: Rule and notes on the NASCAR Overtime rules/news/stats page.

Wave Around: how the wave around rule works: All vehicles between the leader and the caution vehicle at the start/finish line when the "one to go" signal is given by the starter are considered "Wave Around" eligible. "Wave Around" vehicles will not be permitted to enter pit road at any time during this yellow flag/caution period. "Wave Around" vehicles must receive the green flag on the race track before being permitted to enter pit road without a penalty. Vehicles under a penalty and the "Free Pass" vehicle will not be eligible to receive a "Wave Around".

Links to results, practices, qualifying PDF's: (will be added as available)

See the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race results page


QUALIFYING INFO, PRACTICE SPEED and ENTRIES

Coverage of Qualifying for the Apache Warrior 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway is scheduled for Friday, September 29, 2017 at 3:40pm/et.
Television (TV): NBCSN, 3:30pm/et
Radio: Live online at Motor Racing Network (MRN)

Group qualifying under the three-round qualifying format:
• Round 1 -- All entries will have 20 minutes to post a qualifying time, after which the 24 registering the fastest laps will advance to the second round. Those failing to advance will be sorted based on first-round times in descending order (from fastest to slowest).
• Round 2 -- The 24 fastest from the first round will have 10 minutes to post a second-round qualifying time, with the 12 fastest advancing to a third round. Those not advancing will earn starting positions 13 through 24 based on time, again in descending order.
• Round 3 -- The final round will be five minutes in length. The fastest times from this session will determine the first (Coors Light Pole Award) through 12th starting positions.
There will be a seven-minute break between each round; teams may make adjustments to their entries only during the individual breaks. They will not be allowed to jack the vehicle or raise the hood, and once the car or truck enters the garage, it will no longer be permitted to return to the track for additional qualifying attempts.


For qualifying rules and formats, see the Qualifying Rules page

How to Calculate Track Speeds: use the formula Speed = Distance divided by Time. Distance is Track Length, and Lap Time into Hours. Once hour is 3600 seconds, so the calculation for a 48 second lap at Daytona(2.5 miles) would be: Speed = 2.5 x (3600/48), = 2.5 x 75 = 187.500mph. For a 19 second lap at Dover(.533 miles): Speed = .533 x (3600/19), = .533 x 189.474 = a speed of 100.990mph


WEATHER
Weather Channel
Accuweather
National Weather Service
Race Weather
Race Day Forecast
WeatherBug
Weather Underground


TIRE NOTES & FACTS
posted when available


RACE & CHAMPIONSHIP ODDS

Vegas Insider
Race and Championship odds
NASCAR Top-Five Finish Prediction

Bovada Sportsbook:
Race and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Championship

Don Best:
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Championship / Race