2016 AAA 400 Drive for Autism

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2016 AAA 400 Drive for Autism
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]
Race 12 of 36 in the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
2016 AAA 400 logo.jpg
Date May 15, 2016 (2016-05-15)
Location Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware
Course Permanent racing facility
1 mi (1.6 km)
Distance 400 laps, 400 mi (640 km)
Weather Partly cloudy with a temperature of 59 °F (15 °C); wind out of the west at 21 mph (34 km/h)
Average speed 109.348 mph (175.979 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Stewart-Haas Racing
Time 21.799 / 165.145 mph (265.775 km/h)
FP1 (rain)
Most laps led
Driver Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing
Laps 117
Winner
No. 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing
Television in the United States
Network Fox Sports 1
Announcers Mike Joy, Jeff Gordon and Darrell Waltrip
Nielsen Ratings 2.2 (Overnight)[11]
3.9 million viewers[12]
Radio in the United States
Radio MRN
Booth Announcers Joe Moore, Jeff Striegle and Rusty Wallace
Turn Announcers Mike Bagley (Backstretch)

The 2016 AAA 400 Drive for Autism was a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race held on May 15, 2016, at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware. Contested over 400 laps on the 1-mile (1.6 km) concrete speedway, it was the 12th race of the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, The race had 19 lead changes among different drivers, and twelve cautions for 65 laps, The race was red-flagged for 11 minutes and 22 seconds.

Report[edit]

Background[edit]

Dover International Speedway, the track where the race was held.

Dover International Speedway is an oval race track in Dover, Delaware, United States that has held at least two NASCAR races since it opened in 1969. In addition to NASCAR, the track also hosted USAC and the Verizon IndyCar Series. The track features one layout, a 1 mile (1.6 km) concrete oval, with 24° banking in the turns and 9° banking on the straights. The speedway is owned and operated by Dover Motorsports.

The track, nicknamed "The Monster Mile", was built in 1969 by Melvin Joseph of Melvin L. Joseph Construction Company, Inc., with an asphalt surface, but was replaced with concrete in 1995. Six years later in 2001, the track's capacity moved to 135,000 seats, making the track have the largest capacity of sports venue in the mid-Atlantic. In 2002, the name changed to Dover International Speedway from Dover Downs International Speedway after Dover Downs Gaming and Entertainment split, making Dover Motorsports. From 2007 to 2009, the speedway worked on an improvement project called "The Monster Makeover", which expanded facilities at the track and beautified the track. After the 2014 season, the track's capacity was reduced to 95,500 seats.

Entry list[edit]

Forty cars are entered for the race.

No. Driver Team Manufacturer
1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford
3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford
7 Regan Smith Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet
10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet
14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
15 Clint Bowyer HScott Motorsports Chevrolet
16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford
17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford
18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
19 Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
21 Ryan Blaney (R) Wood Brothers Racing Ford
22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford
23 David Ragan BK Racing Toyota
24 Chase Elliott (R) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
30 Josh Wise The Motorsports Group Chevrolet
31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
32 Jeffrey Earnhardt (R) Go FAS Racing Ford
34 Chris Buescher (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford
38 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford
41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
44 Brian Scott (R) Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
46 Michael Annett HScott Motorsports Chevrolet
47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
55 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet
78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota
83 Matt DiBenedetto BK Racing Toyota
88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
95 Michael McDowell Circle Sport – Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet
98 Cole Whitt Premium Motorsports Chevrolet
Official entry list

First practice[edit]

Kevin Harvick was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 21.799 and a speed of 165.145 mph (265.775 km/h).[13] Four minutes into the session, Danica Patrick's engine expired, dumped oil onto the track, spun and caught fire on the frontstretch.[14] Jamie McMurray and Tony Stewart were caught in the oil and slammed the wall.[15] All three went to backup cars.[16] Patrick said afterwards that "there was oil, a fire and the car spun and was caught by the wall. I'm not sure what happened, but this is obviously not something we normally see. You don't see a lot of failures like that. I'm sure they will figure out what it is. It sucks when it takes other people with you."[17]

Harvick, speaking on his teammate's wreck on a part of the outside wall not reinforced with SAFER barriers, said that they've been put "in the groove at Darlington and it’s two-and-a-half cars wide. So, there’s really no excuse not to have it in my opinion. ... We don’t wear our helmets and HANS devices for the impacts that we are prepared for. We wear those things for the instances where those one-off things can happen like happened today.”[18]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 21.799 165.145
2 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 21.857 164.707
3 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 21.886 164.489
Official first practice results

Qualifying[edit]

Kevin Harvick claimed the pole after a rained out qualifying session.[19] The starting grid was set on times from the first practice.[20] Dale Earnhardt Jr., who started second, said he hoped "we will get some practice tomorrow to get to work on the race set-up a little bit. We just ran in qualifying trim today. The car was not real close when we came off the trailer, but they made some great adjustments and got some good speed out of it, got it real comfortable. I like this track. It is challenging to run the way you want to run every lap, lap after lap, and that is a fun challenge."[21]

Qualifying results[edit]

Kevin Harvick received the pole position after time trials were canceled.
Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer
1 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
2 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
3 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
4 19 Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
5 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford
6 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
7 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota
8 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
9 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
10 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
11 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
12 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
13 24 Chase Elliott (R) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
14 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford
15 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
16 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford
17 44 Brian Scott (R) Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
18 21 Ryan Blaney (R) Wood Brothers Racing Ford
19 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
20 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
21 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
22 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford
23 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
24 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
25 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford
26 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet
27 23 David Ragan BK Racing Toyota
28 95 Michael McDowell Circle Sport – Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet
29 83 Matt DiBenedetto BK Racing Toyota
30 34 Chris Buescher (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford
31 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
32 15 Clint Bowyer HScott Motorsports Chevrolet
33 7 Regan Smith Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet
34 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
35 38 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford
36 98 Cole Whitt Premium Motorsports Chevrolet
37 46 Michael Annett HScott Motorsports Chevrolet
38 55 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet
39 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt (R) Go FAS Racing Ford
40 30 Josh Wise The Motorsports Group Chevrolet
Official starting lineup

Practice (post-qualifying)[edit]

Second practice[edit]

Kyle Busch was the fastest in the second practice session with a time of 22.808 and a speed of 157.839 mph (254.017 km/h).[22]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 22.808 157.839
2 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 22.878 157.356
3 19 Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 22.929 157.006
Official second practice results

Final practice[edit]

Final practice

Denny Hamlin was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 22.882 and a speed of 157.329 mph (253.196 km/h).[23]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 22.882 157.329
2 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 23.011 156.447
3 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 23.023 156.365
Official final practice results

Race[edit]

First half[edit]

Start[edit]

Under mostly sunny Delaware skies, Kevin Harvick led the field to the green flag at 1:16 p.m. After five laps, he pulled to a one-second lead over Carl Edwards. After 15 laps, that gap grew to two seconds. After 30 laps, the gap grew to four seconds. The first caution of the race flew on lap 41. It was a scheduled competition caution due to overnight rain. Edwards exited pit road with the race lead.

The race restarted on lap 46. Harvick dove underneath Edwards going into turn 1 to retake the lead on lap 48. The second caution of the race flew on lap 118 for a single-car wreck on the backstretch. Exiting turn 2, Matt DiBenedetto got loose and slammed the wall. He would go on to finish 40th.[24] Edwards exited pit road with the race lead. Denny Hamlin was tagged for improper fueling and restarted the race from the tail-end of the field.

Second quarter[edit]

The race restarted on lap 125. Matt Kenseth took the lead on lap 132 before ceding it back to Edwards on lap 133. The third caution of the race flew on lap 143 for a single-car spin in turn 4. Rounding the turn, Regan Smith got loose and made contact with the wall. Martin Truex Jr. opted not to pit under the caution and assumed the race lead.

The race restarted on lap 152. Debris in turn 1 brought out the fourth caution of the race on lap 172. Greg Biffle opted not to pit under the caution and assumed the race lead. Ryan Newman was tagged for an uncontrolled tire and restarted the race from the tail-end of the field.

The race restarted on lap 179. Kyle Larson drove underneath Biffle into turn 3 to take the lead on lap 182. The fifth caution of the race flew on lap 183 for a single-car wreck in turn 3. Going into the turn, Austin Dillon suffered a right-front brake rotor failure and slammed the wall.[25] He said afterwards that he thought "it was the brakes. I was complaining about them before that, having to pump them up. I am just frustrated. We had the same issue at Bristol and we come here and we have another issue with the brakes. I’m frustrated, but we had a good car. Our Chevrolet was fast and we had good shot of running top 10, top-five depending on track position.”[25]

The race restarted on lap 191. The sixth caution of the race flew on lap 212 for a single-car spin in turn 1. Reed Sorenson blew an engine in turn 1 and spun around. Jimmie Johnson ran through the oil and spun out as well. Hamlin opted not to pit under the caution and assumed the race lead. Jamie McMurray was tagged for speeding on pit road and restarted the race from the tail-end of the field.

Second half[edit]

Halfway[edit]

The race restarted on lap 220. The seventh caution of the race flew for a single-car wreck on the frontstretch. Exiting turn 4, McMurray got into Michael Annett and sent him into the outside wall. Annett's car then came down across the track and slammed the inside wall.

The race restarted on lap 231. Brad Keselowski got by Hamlin in turn 3 to take the lead on lap 232. After 20 laps of battling back and forth, Larson drove by Keselowski exiting turn 2 to retake the lead on lap 281. Debris on the frontstretch brought out the eighth caution of the race with 113 laps to go.

The race restarted with 107 laps to go. Debris on the frontstretch brought out the ninth caution of the race with 102 laps to go.

Fourth quarter[edit]

Eventual race winner Matt Kenseth leads in the closing laps of the race

The race restarted with 98 laps to go. After battling for 10 laps, Martin Truex Jr. passed Larson rounding turn 2 to take the lead with 70 laps to go. The 10th caution of the race with 58 laps to go after Tony Stewart's engine gave way in turn 1 and Chris Buescher spun out. Johnson exited pit road with the race lead. Under the caution, Johnson led his three-thousandth career lap at Dover.

The race restarted with 46 laps to go and a multi-car wreck just past the start/finish line brought out the 11th caution of the race.[26] Johnson's car stalled out, fell backwards and caused an 18-car wreck.[27] Johnson, Truex, Harvick, McMurray, Newman, A. J. Allmendinger, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Kyle Busch, Joey Logano, Aric Almirola, Hamlin, Biffle, Casey Mears, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Clint Bowyer, Trevor Bayne, Paul Menard and Michael McDowell were all collected in the wreck.[28] Johnson said afterwards that as soon as he "went from second and tried to go into third, I kind of got up into the neutral gate of the transmission and it didn't even want to go to third," Johnson said. "It stopped before it ever went to third. And then I tried fourth and third and eventually I got hit from behind...I thought maybe I missed a shift, but it wouldn't go into gear. Martin was good and patient with me. He gave me a couple of opportunities to try to find a gear but it just locked out and wouldn't go into gear for some reason."[29] The subsequent cleanup forced the red flag to fly. The red flag was lifted after 11 minutes and 22 seconds.

The race restarted with 41 laps to go and the 12th caution of the race flew for a single-car wreck on the backstretch. Exiting turn 2, Edwards came down on Larson, got hooked into the inside wall.[30] He said afterwards that he "was trying to give Kurt (Busch) a little room, it looked like he got choked up and as I looked at the replay it looked like I moved down a little and Larson got underneath me. I don’t think he meant to do it, but it surprised me. I didn’t know he was that close. We’ll just chalk it up to racing, but the hard part is we felt like we were going to win that million bucks for those kids and I felt like we could win this race. It’s tough not to be out there.”[30]

The race restarted with 35 laps to go. Despite a hard fought battle towards the finish with Larson and Chase Elliott, Kenseth – who assumed the lead after the multi-car wreck with 46 laps to go – drove on to score the victory.[31]

Post-race[edit]

Driver comments[edit]

Kenseth said after the race that he "had a good car today. I thought we were competitive and there were a few guys at different parts of the race that were a little bit better and Kyle (Larson) gave me all I wanted at the end, and then some. We were fortunate to be able to hold him off."[32]

Larson said that he "got close to his (Kenseth’s) bumper a couple of times. I may have gotten into him once. But I’m not going to do anything dirty. I respect Matt Kenseth a lot. He always races me with respect, and I try to do the same with him. I tried to race him as hard as I could without getting into him to beat him.”[33]

A dejected Elliott said after the race that he "couldn't be on the good end of (a great race) but proud of our effort today. We really started a good ways out of where we needed to be. I thought we made a lot of really, really solid gains throughout the day to get our car better and better. ... Hate to not get the job done and be so close, but we'll keep digging at it and try to get a little better."[34]

Race results[edit]

Matt Kenseth (pictured in 2015) won the race after becoming the leader with 35 laps to go.
Pos Grid No. Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 10 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 400 44
2 23 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 400 40
3 13 24 Chase Elliott (R) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 400 38
4 11 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 400 37
5 9 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 400 36
6 14 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 400 36
7 6 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 400 35
8 18 21 Ryan Blaney (R) Wood Brothers Racing Ford 400 33
9 7 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 400 33
10 25 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 400 31
11 19 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 400 30
12 32 15 Clint Bowyer HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 400 29
13 31 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 400 28
14 5 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 400 27
15 1 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 399 28
16 8 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 398 25
17 27 23 David Ragan BK Racing Toyota 397 24
18 30 34 Chris Buescher (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 396 23
19 35 38 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford 396 22
20 28 95 Michael McDowell Circle Sport – Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 396 21
21 24 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 395 20
22 22 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 391 20
23 20 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 391 18
24 17 44 Brian Scott (R) Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 390 17
25 21 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 387 17
26 26 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet 374 15
27 36 98 Cole Whitt Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 364 14
28 4 19 Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 359 14
29 16 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 355 13
30 3 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 354 11
31 15 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 354 10
32 2 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 354 9
33 12 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 345 8
34 34 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 342 7
35 39 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt (R) Go FAS Racing Ford 334 6
36 40 30 Josh Wise The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 331 5
37 37 46 Michael Annett HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 223 4
38 38 55 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 204 3
39 33 7 Regan Smith Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 139 2
40 29 83 Matt DiBenedetto BK Racing Toyota 116 1
Official race results

Race summary[edit]

  • Lead changes: 19 among different drivers
  • Cautions: 12 for 65 laps
  • Red flags: 1 for 11 minutes and 22 seconds
  • Time of race: 3 hours, 39 minutes and 29 seconds
  • Average speed: 109.348 miles per hour (175.979 km/h)

Media[edit]

Television[edit]

Fox Sports covered their sixteenth race at the Dover International Speedway. Mike Joy, five-time Dover winner Jeff Gordon and two-time Dover winner Darrell Waltrip had the call in the booth for the race. Jamie Little, Vince Welch and Matt Yocum handled the action on pit road for the television side.

Fox Sports 1 Television
Booth announcers Pit reporters
Lap-by-lap: Mike Joy
Color-commentator: Jeff Gordon
Color commentator: Darrell Waltrip
Jamie Little
Vince Welch
Matt Yocum

Radio[edit]

MRN had the radio call for the race which was also be simulcasted on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.

MRN Radio
Booth announcers Turn announcers Pit reporters
Lead announcer: Joe Moore
Announcer: Jeff Striegle
Announcer: Rusty Wallace
Backstretch: Mike Bagley Kim Coon
Alex Hayden
Glenn Jarrett

Standings after the race[edit]

References[edit]

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