NASCAR Camping World Trucks: Dover 200 Fantasy Preview

Ashley McCubbinAnalyst IMay 11, 2010

DOVER, DE - MAY 30:  David Starr, driver of the #24 AutismSpeaks.org/Zachary Toyota, races Stacy Compton, driver of the #60 SafeAuto Insurance Toyota, Timothy Peters, driver of the #17 Strutmasters.com Toyota, and Matt Crafton, driver of the #88 Australian Gold Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series AAA Insurance 200 at Dover International Speedway on May 30, 2009 in Dover, Delaware.  (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)
Todd Warshaw/Getty Images

Track Stats

Name: Dover International Speedway

Race Date: May 14, 2010

Location: Dover, DE

Length: one mile

Banking in turns: 24 degrees

Banking on the straightaways: nine degrees

Grandstand Seats: 140,000

Tickets/track info: http://www.doverspeedway.com/ or (800) 441-7223

Last Year’s Top 10

1. Brian Scott

2. Dennis Setzer

3. David Starr

4. Jason White

5. Johnny Sauter

6. Matt Crafton

7. Chad McCumbee

8. Mike Skinner

9. Kyle Busch

10. Terry Cook

Interesting Stats


When you combine the last two races at Dover, David Starr has gained the most points (320) followed by Matt Crafton (305) and Mike Skinner (293).

However, when you go back to the last five races at Dover, Ron Hornaday has gained the most points (771), followed by Kyle Busch (696) and Terry Cook (690).

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Ron Hornaday

Hornaday’s stats in looking back at the previous five races show how well he’s run at Dover and his average finish backs that up. In five races at Dover, he has one win, three top fives, four top 10s, and an average finish of 8.2.

Hornaday is looking to continue his climb through the points back to the top after his dismal start to the year. Dover looks to be a good track for that to continue as Hornaday has always been good on the concrete tracks, some people calling him the “Concrete King.”


David Starr

If anybody has stats to match those of Hornaday’s, then call Starr as he fits into that category. In eight races at Dover, he has three top fives, six top 10s, and an average finish of 8.5. Starr currently sits 11th in points after moving up four spots after Kansas, 173 points out of the lead, looking for his first top five of the year.


Mike Skinner

Another truck series veteran, Skinner is another driver that you’ve got to watch at Dover. In six races, he has one top five, five top 10s, and an average finish of 9.7. 

Skinner currently sits 10th in the points after moving up three spots after Kansas, 168 points out of the lead, also looking for his first top five of the year.


Stacey Compton

Veterans seems to be the trend here for drivers to watch as Compton is another veteran you should watch.

In four races at Dover, he has one top five, two top 10s, and an average finish of 11th. Compton currently sits 23rd in points after dropping five spots after Kansas, looking to rebound and move back up the standings.


Kyle Busch

No matter the track, no matter the series, if Kyle Busch is entered, you better watch for him. The truck series is no exception as in three starts this year he already has a win at Nashville and a second place finish at Atlanta. He has also run well at Dover in the past as in five starts he has one win, one top five, three top 10s, and an average finish of 11.8.

Busch took a big venture for the 2010 season, becoming a truck owner, and that has already paid off well. He got the first win for Kyle Busch Motorsports at Nashville and looks to take the points lead in the owner’s standings from Kevin Harvick Incorporated’s No. 2 truck as he’s only nine points back. 

Driver To Watch Despite Only One Start at Dover


Johnny Sauter looks to repeat last year’s finish as he finished fifth in his first truck start at Dover. Sauter is off to a good start this year as he sits fifth in points, only 117 points behind the lead.

First Time Winner Round Three?


It could occur if we once again see a first time winner. The last two races at Dover have produced first time truck winners in the form of Scott Speed in 2008 and Brian Scott in 2009.

Could it happen again?

Aric Almirola could be the guy to watch as he currently sits third in the standings, 30 points behind the leader, looking for the truck win of his career.

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