Capsules for all drivers competing in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
20 MATT KENSETH, Toyota
Team: Joe Gibbs Racing
WHERE HE STANDS: Matt Kenseth remains atop the Sprint Cup standings after the first two races in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. He leads teammate Kyle Busch by 14 points and former points leader Jimmie Johnson by 18 points.
DOVER RECORD: 29 career starts, 2 wins, 13 top-fives, 18 top-10s, 1 poles. Best career finish: First in spring 2006 and spring 2011. Finished 35th in this race last year and was 40th in this year's spring race there.
LOOKING AHEAD: Kenseth has won the first two races in the Chase, but heads to a track that he has suffered two of his worst career finishes at in his last two starts at Dover (he also has five career DNFs there). Here's his thoughts on Sunday's race: "My outlook is really not any different, honestly. I know it's kind of cliche, but it really is one week at a time - especially right now. If you get down toward the end and you're lucky enough to have a lead or something, maybe you start looking at that more or thinking about it more, but man, two whole months and eight weeks of racing is a lot of racing, and in this system, one bad finish and you're behind."
LOOKING BACK: Kenseth continued his outstanding performances of late, winning his second straight race to begin this year's Chase for the Sprint Cup. He goes for three in a row this Sunday at Dover.
ETC.: Kenseth has completed 95.3 percent (11,054) of the 11,604 total laps contested in 29 career starts at Dover. His average start is 15.7, while his average finish is 13.6. He has five DNFs there.
18 KYLE BUSCH, Toyota
Team: Joe Gibbs Racing
WHERE HE STANDS: Kyle Busch remained in second place for the second straight week after again finishing runner-up to Matt Kenseth at both Chicago and New Hampshire. Busch trails Kenseth by 14 points and is four points ahead of third-place Jimmie Johnson.
DOVER RECORD: 17 career starts, 2 wins, 8 top-fives, 11 top-10s, 0 poles. Best career finish: First in spring 2008 and spring 2010. Finished seventh in this race last year and was fourth in this year's spring race.
LOOKING AHEAD: Busch is a paradox of sorts. He's glad he's finished so high I the first two races of the Chase (both runner-up finishes), but also is frustrated that he hasn't been able to get a win in the Chase thus far. Here's his thoughts on Sunday's race: "I don't think you do anything differently than you've done all year long. I think the organization (Joe Gibbs Racing) is going to give the equipment to the both of us. I don't think any one of us is going to get better stuff. It's just going to come down to better communication between myself and the crew chief in that way because those are certainly the ways that you win these things -- that's how you build speed is getting your car better all through the weekend. But, if you can unload and just hit it and be on it and get going, then that's a better way to win each weekend. It doesn't matter if it's your teammate or anybody else. You've still got to work hard and persevere. It's eight more weeks."
LOOKING BACK: Once again, Busch tried as hard as he could, but just couldn't catch teammate Matt Kenseth in the closing laps at New Hampshire, ultimately finishing second for the second straight race.
ETC.: Busch's overall record at Dover is one of his worst. He's completed just 88.6 percent (6,026) of the 6,804 total laps contested in 17 career starts at Dover. His average start is 11.8, while his average finish is 13.3. He has three DNFs there.
48 JIMMIE JOHNSON, Chevrolet
Team: Hendrick Motorsports
WHERE HE STANDS: Jimmie Johnson remained in third place for the second straight week after New Hampshire. He trails points leader Matt Kenseth by 18 points, is four points behind second-ranked Kyle Busch and leads fourth-ranked Carl Edwards by 18 points.
DOVER RECORD: 23 career starts, 7 wins, 11 top-5s, 16 top-10s, 3 poles. Best career finish: First in spring and fall 2002, fall 2005, spring and fall 2009, fall 2010 and spring 2012. Finished fourth in this race last year and was 17th in this year's spring race there.
LOOKING AHEAD: Johnson is tied for the most wins by a driver career-wise at Dover with seven. He's still looking for his first win in this year's Chase, but overall has been very consistent in the first two races. Here's his thoughts heading into Dover: "To open (the Chase) with a five-four (finishing positions) is great. One-one, like Matt (Kenseth) has, is a lot better, but we're in a good spot. We haven't given up too many points, and we're going to one of my best racetracks in Dover. So, I certainly hope to have this Lowe's Chevrolet in victory lane up there."
LOOKING BACK: Johnson stayed within striking distance of points leader Matt Kenseth by finishing fourth at New Hampshire (after finishing fifth the week before in the Chase opener at Chicagoland).
ETC.: Johnson has completed 98.0 percent (9,018) of the 9,204 total laps contested in 23 career starts at Dover. His average start there is 10.3 and his average finish is an outstanding 9.0. He has two DNFs there.
99 CARL EDWARDS, Ford
Team: Roush Fenway Racing
WHERE HE STANDS: Carl Edwards climbed one position, from fifth to fourth, in the Chase standings after New Hampshire. He trails series leader Matt Kenseth by 36 points, is 18 points behind third-ranked Jimmie Johnson and leads fifth-ranked and Roush Fenway Racing teammate Greg Biffle by two points.
DOVER RECORD: 18 career starts, 1 wins, 8 top-fives, 12 top-10s, 0 poles. Best career finish: First in fall 2007. Was fifth in this race last year and 14th in this year's spring race there.
LOOKING AHEAD: Edwards has had a good start to the Chase and remains within striking distance of the three drivers ranked ahead of him. However, he needs to start closing the gap, especially on points leader Matt Kenseth, as the remaining eight races of the Chase unfold. Here's his thoughts on Sunday's race: "We've had a pretty solid start to our Chase and we are hoping for great things at Dover. We've had a lot of success there as a team. Our group has worked very hard and we feel like both Greg and I made a pretty big breakthrough last week at New Hampshire with the way we ran there. This is grueling track, it's a tough place, it's very fast, it's hard on equipment, it's hard on the driver and hopefully we can run as well as we have historically here. We'd love to get in victory lane and close that gap on Matt Kenseth and those guys in the top three positions; they've done a great job so far. Eight races to go, a lot of racing left."
LOOKING BACK: Edwards tried to keep pace with Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch at New Hampshire, but just didn't have quite the car to do so, ultimately finishing ninth.
ETC.: Edwards has completed 98.8 percent (7,117) of 7,204 total laps contested in 18 career starts at Dover. His average start is 15.2 and average finish is an outstanding 8.6. He has zero DNFs there.
16 GREG BIFFLE, Ford
Team: Roush Fenway Racing
WHERE HE STANDS: Greg Biffle had the biggest jump upward in the standings of any driver after New Hampshire, climbing from 11th to fifth. He trails points leader Matt Kenseth by 38 points, is two points behind fourth-ranked and Roush Fenway Racing teammate Carl Edwards, and leads sixth-ranked Kevin Harvick by one point.
DOVER RECORD: 22 career starts, 2 wins, 6 top-fives, 10 top-10s, 1 poles. Best career finish: First in spring 2005 and fall 2008. Was 16th in this race last year and 15th in this year's spring race there.
LOOKING AHEAD: Biffle made it very clear at New Hampshire that he intends to be a major player in how the Chase plays out. Here's his thoughts coming into Dover: "Dover is a track the Roush Fenway cars have run well at and a place I've had some success at. As a driver, you have to be on your toes at Dover. We're running a lot better on these short tracks and coming off a third-place finish last week, I think we are going to be really good at Dover this weekend."
LOOKING BACK: Although he didn't lead any laps, Biffle had one of his strongest runs of the season at New Hampshire, finishing third.
ETC.: Biffle has completed 99.3 percent (8,745) of 8,804 total laps contested in 22 career starts at Dover. His average start is a strong 12.0 and average finish is an also strong 12.5. He has one DNF there.
29 KEVIN HARVICK, Chevrolet
Team: Richard Childress Racing
WHERE HE STANDS: Kevin Harvick dropped two spots in the standings after New Hampshire, going from fourth to sixth. He trails points leader Matt Kenseth by 39 points (after being just 15 points back heading into New Hampshire), is one point behind fifth-ranked Greg Biffle and leads seventh-ranked Kurt Busch by just one point.