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