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What: Gander RV 400
Where: Dover International Speedway in Dover, DE
When: Sunday, May 5th at 2:00 PM EST
How: FS1 (TV) | Motor Racing Network (Web radio)
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While Ford has dominated NASCAR in recent years along with Toyota, Dover remains a challenge.
Since the Gen 6 cars introduction back in 2013, the blue oval manufacturer has one win at the Monster Mile.
It came at last year’s spring race, in dominant fashion.
Ford had four cars in the top 6, led by a 1-2 finish for Stewart-Haas Racing.
That was the exception to the rule, however.
Ford lacked wins and good results at the Monster Mile.
Here is a look at the manufacturer’s recent record at the track and what to expect from this weekend’s round.
Aside from last year’s AAA 400, the blue oval manufacturer has not done well at Dover.
Kevin Harvick won the race from teammate Clint Bowyer, with fellow Stewart-Haas driver Kurt Busch closing out the top 5.
This is, however, an exception to the rule.
From 2013 to 2017, Ford averaged one driver inside the top 5, with one additional top 10 at Dover.
The only exceptions were the 2015 autumn race and the spring race the following year.
On both occasions, Ford managed to get three drivers inside the top 10.
It should be noted that the upward trend could be a thing.
Ford also had two drivers in the top 5 last autumn, with four in the top 10.
Toyota is the car to beat in 2019.
The Japanese manufacturer has six wins in 10 races.
Ford is second with three victories, all coming from Team Penske.
Powerhouse Stewart-Haas Racing is still looking for its first win of 2019.
The manufacturer’s last victory lane visit came at Martinsville with Brad Keselowski, four races ago.
The blue oval trails Toyota by 11 points in the manufacturer standings and sits 27 ahead of Chevrolet.
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