Open Race Thread: NASCAR Sprint Cup FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks | Dover International Speedway

June 2, 2012; Dover, DE, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Mark Martin (55) celebrates after winning the pole for FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE


Don't you just love Mark Martin? It doesn't matter who he drives for, or what car company he is representing, you just gotta love the guy. I hope he wins today.

Right now there is about a 60% chance of rain, but the longer the race drags out the more the chance of rain increases. Let's hope they get it in, I hate rain shortened races - but I like the strategies that play out when the rain approaches!

I don't know if Dover is going to continue the string of low amount of cautions, but if everyone keeps their noses clean and races with their heads they just might keep it alive - until the last 50 laps or so anyway.

Starting line up is after the jump, see you there!

POS CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR SPEED TIME BEHIND
1 55 Mark Martin Toyota Aaron's Dream Machine 158.297 22.742 Leader
2 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe's Madagascar 158.263 22.747 -0.005
3 39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet Quicken Loans 158.235 22.751 -0.009
4 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 5-hour Energy 158.047 22.778 -0.036
5 17 Matt Kenseth Ford Best Buy 157.985 22.787 -0.045
6 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Jimmy Johns 157.867 22.804 -0.062
7 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M / Heilind (EMD) 157.839 22.808 -0.066
8 18 Kyle Busch Toyota M&M's 157.839 22.808 -0.066
9 51 Kurt Busch Chevrolet Phoenix Construction Services 157.611 22.841 -0.099
10 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Freight / Autism Speaks 157.549 22.850 -0.108
11 20 Joey Logano Toyota The Home Depot 157.542 22.851 -0.109
12 43 Aric Almirola Ford Jani-King / Smithfield 157.494 22.858 -0.116
13 5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet HendrickCars.com 157.418 22.869 -0.127
14 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont 157.405 22.871 -0.129
15 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet BB&T 157.363 22.877 -0.135
16 2 Brad Keselowski Dodge Miller Lite 157.343 22.880 -0.138
17 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet AMP Energy / Diet Mtn. Dew / National Guard 157.329 22.882 -0.140
18 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota NAPA Auto Parts 157.178 22.904 -0.162
19 99 Carl Edwards Ford Subway 157.061 22.921 -0.179
20 27 Paul Menard Chevrolet Menards / Pittsburgh Paints 156.822 22.956 -0.214
21 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford Stanley 156.822 22.956 -0.214
22 47 Bobby Labonte Toyota Scott Products 156.781 22.962 -0.220
23 22 AJ Allmendinger Dodge Shell / Pennzoil 156.637 22.983 -0.241
24 1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Allstate 156.563 22.994 -0.252
25 179 Scott Speed Ford Team Kyle / Koma Unwind 156.488 23.005 -0.263
26 78 Regan Smith Chevrolet Furniture Row / CSX "Play it Safe" 156.460 23.009 -0.267
27 83 Landon Cassill Toyota Burger King / Dr Pepper 156.270 23.037 -0.295
28 34 David Ragan Ford MHP / 8 Hour Alert 156.216 23.045 -0.303
29 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Mobil 1 / Office Depot 156.121 23.059 -0.317
30 38 David Gilliland Ford Autism Speaks 155.723 23.118 -0.376
31 42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet Target 155.676 23.125 -0.383
32 30 David Stremme Toyota Inception Motorsports 155.266 23.186 -0.444
33 98 Michael McDowell Ford Phil Parsons Racing 154.912 23.239 -0.497
34 249 J.J. Yeley Toyota America Israel Racing / JPO Absorbents 154.672 23.275 -0.533
35 87 Joe Nemechek Toyota AM / FM Energy Wood & Pellet Stoves 154.559 23.292 -0.550
36 119 Mike Bliss Toyota Humphrey Smith Racing 154.559 23.292 -0.550
37 33 Stephen Leicht* Chevrolet Little Joes
Autos.com
154.480 23.304 -0.562
38 32 Reed Sorenson Ford FAS Lane Racing 154.096 23.362 -0.620
39 10 David Reutimann Chevrolet Tommy Baldwin Racing 154.024 23.373 -0.631
40 13 Casey Mears+ Ford GEICO 153.866 23.397 -0.655
41 36 Dave Blaney+ Chevrolet Tommy Baldwin Racing 153.702 23.422 -0.680
42 93 Travis Kvapil+ Toyota Burger King / Dr Pepper 153.584 23.440 -0.698
43 23 Scott Riggs Chevrolet North Texas Pipe 154.480 23.304 -0.562
Did Not Qualify
44 26 Josh Wise* Ford MDS Transport 154.288 23.333 -0.591
45 74 Cole Whitt Chevrolet Turn One Racing 154.242 23.340 -0.598
+ Set by Owner Points
* Denotes Rookie
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