AAA 400 NASCAR HOTPASS Lineup on DIRECTV
The NASCAR HOTPASS lineup for the AAA 400 at Dover (Del.) International Speedway is as follows:
DIRECTV Channel 795:
Danica Patrick and the No. 10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet team of Tommy Baldwin Racing
Danica Patrick will make her seventh career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start and her first at Dover (Del.) International Speedway … The 30-year-old Roscoe, Ill., native is running a 10-race Sprint Cup Series schedule in 2012 in preparation for a full-time schedule in 2013 … Finished fourth in a NASCAR Nationwide Series race in March 2011 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the best-ever finish by a woman in a NASCAR national stock-car series, topping a fifth-place run by Sarah Christian in a Sprint Cup race in 1949 at Heidelberg (Pa.) Raceway … Became the first woman to win a major-league open-wheel race in a North American series in April 2008 by winning the IZOD IndyCar Series Indy Japan 300 at the Twin Ring Motegi oval in Japan … Started 41st and finished 25th in her last Sprint Cup Series start two weeks ago at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill.
DIRECTV Channel 796:
Denny Hamlin and the No. 11 FedEx Office Toyota team of Joe Gibbs Racing
Denny Hamlin will make his 252nd career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start and his 14th at Dover (Del.) International Speedway … Has four top-10 finishes in 13 starts at Dover … The 31-year-old Chesterfield, Va., native has 22 wins and 125 top-10 finishes in 251 Sprint Cup starts … 2012 marks Hamlin’s seventh full year in Sprint Cup with a career-best points finish of second in 2010 … Started 32nd and won last week at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon … Ranks third in Sprint Cup Series points with a series-high five wins and 14 top-10 finishes.
DIRECTV Channel 797:
Martin Truex Jr., and the No. 56 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota team of Michael Waltrip Racing
Martin Truex Jr., will make his 254th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start and his 14th at Dover (Del.) International Speedway … Has one win (June 2007), two poles (May 2010 and October 2011) and five top-10 finishes in 13 career Sprint Cup starts at Dover … The 32-year-old Mayetta, N.J., native has one win and 71 top-10 finishes in 249 Sprint Cup starts … 2012 marks Truex’s seventh full year in Sprint Cup with a career-best points finish of 11th in 2007 … Won 2004 and 2005 NASCAR Nationwide Series championships … Started ninth and finished 17th last week at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon … Ranks 10th in Sprint Cup Series points with 15 top-10 finishes.
DIRECTV Channel 798:
Dale Earnhardt Jr., and the No. 88 National Guard/ Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet team of Hendrick Motorsports
Dale Earnhardt Jr., will make his 464th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start and his 26th at Dover (Del.) International Speedway … Has one win (September 2001) and eight top-10 finishes in 25 starts at Dover … The 37-year-old Kannapolis, N.C., native has won 19 races and has 180 top-10 finishes in 463 Sprint Cup starts … Won 1998 and 1999 NASCAR Nationwide Series championships … 2012 marks Earnhardt’s 13th full year in Sprint Cup with a career-best points finish of third in 2003… Started 14th and finished 13th last week at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon … Ranks seventh in Sprint Cup Series points with one win and 18 top-10 finishes.
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