David Ragan – David Ragan has some enticing sleeper value at Dover. I say that because MWR seems to have a handle at this track and their cars always seem to finish well. Right now teammate Clint Bowyer has a series high 9 consecutive top tens at the Monster Mile. This spring when David Ragan suited up in the #55 he walked away with his all-time best result at Dover. In the race he started 15th, finished 13th and had a 19th place average running position. Prior to that event you have to go back to 2008 to find his next result in the teens. In his five Dover races before joining MWR he had a 28.8 average finish and a 30.2 average running position.
Danica Patrick – Dover is a high-attrition track and I think that has played to her favor. This spring she had her best Dover race by far and looked competitive (15th place finish). It should be noted her race wasn’t incident free. Around lap 330 while she was running in the top fifteen she was caught speeding on pit road. That dropped her three laps down to the high-thirties. Other drivers having trouble helped her and when the checkered flag waved she finished 15th, two laps down. In her first five Dover races she finished multiple laps down every race between 23rd and 29th. Over those events she had a 25.8 average finish, 29.0 average running position and the 34th best driver rating. Last fall she started in 13th and finished two laps down in 25th. In June 2014 she had her second best race here and finished four laps down in 23rd.
Justin Allgaier – This spring at Dover Justin Allgaier didn’t have a good race but he wasn’t 42nd place bad. Performance wise he was probably about low thirties good but on lap 175 he was involved in a multi-car wreck with Trevor Bayne and Michael Annett. In the race he started in 24th and he quickly faded back to around 30th. At the time of his race ending incident he was running around 32nd. Last year Allgaier was consistent and finished five laps down in both events in the mid to high-twenties. In the fall he finished 29th and in the spring he finished 26th.