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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 2018 Dover Race Info

THE RACE: AAA 400 Drive for Autism
TRACK: Dover International Speedway
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race #11 of 36

Date: Sunday, May 6, 2018 in Dover, DE
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 RaceDay: TBA on FS1
NASCAR Sunday Pre-Race Show: 1:30pm/et on FS1
Television Race Coverage: FS1, 2:00pm/et

Practices:
Friday, May 4, 11:05-11:55am/et, TV-TBA;
Saturday, May 5, 9:30-10:20am/et, TV-TBA;
Saturday, May 5, 12:00-12:50pm/et, TV-TBA

Qualifying for positions 1-40, Friday, May 4 at 3:20 pm/et, TV-TBA;
re-air scheduled: None

In the Booth: Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip, Jeff Gordon
Pit Reporters: Jamie Little, Regan Smith, Vince Welch, Matt Yocum
In-Race Analyst: Larry McReynolds
Race / Hollywood Hotel Host: Chris Myers
Analysts / Hollywood Hotel: Jeff Gordon, Darrell and Michael Waltrip

Scheduled Race Re-Air Dates/Times:
TBA

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

FOX Sports GO (available with participating TV provider login)
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, May 3
7:30 PM-9:30 PM MENCS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOAD)

Friday, May 4
8:00 AM-5:00 PM MENCS GARAGE OPEN
9:45 AM MENCS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
11:05 AM-11:55 AM MENCS 1ST PRACTICE
3:20 PM MENCS QUALIFYING (MULTI-VEHICLE / THREE ROUNDS)

Saturday, May 5
8:00 AM-3:30 PM MENCS GARAGE OPEN
9:30 AM-10:20 AM MENCS 2ND PRACTICE
12:00 PM-12:50 PM MENCS FINAL PRACTICE

Sunday, May 6
9:00 AM MENCS GARAGE OPENS
12:00 PM MENCS DRIVER MEETING
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
October 2017: see the Dover Race Info page

Race Festivities/Officials:
Grand Marshal: TBA
Command to start engines: TBA
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".

See the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race results page


QUALIFYING INFO, PRACTICE SPEED and ENTRIES

Coverage of Qualifying for the AAA 400 Drive for Autism Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway is scheduled for Friday, May 4, 2018 at 3:20pm/et.
Television (TV): TBA, 3:00pm/et
Radio: Live online at Motor Racing Network (MRN)

Group qualifying under the three-round qualifying format:
• Round 1 -- All entries will have 15 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