Johnson has won at Dover seven times, which puts him in a tie with Bobby Allison and Richard Petty for most victories here. Johnson was on the way to posting his record-eighth win at this track in June, but after a restart with 19 laps remaining, NASCAR penalized him for jumping the restart. He had passed Juan Pablo Montoya for the lead. The Hendrick Motorsports driver and five-time series champion wound up finishing 17th. Tony Stewart won the race after he grabbed the top spot from Montoya with three laps to go.
"We were close there last time, led a bunch of laps and were in position there toward the end for a win," Johnson said. "Unfortunately, we got penalized on that final restart and weren't able to pull it off. I think we've clarified things a little bit with the new restart rule and are headed in the right direction. This team has had a consistent start to the Chase, and I expect more of the same this weekend in Dover."
Johnson has placed fourth and fifth in the first two Chase races. He began last year's playoffs with second-place finishes at Chicagoland and New Hampshire but ended the season third in points (-40). He finished 32nd at Phoenix and 36th at Homestead.
Carl Edwards comes to Dover fourth in points (-36), followed by Biffle (-38), Kevin Harvick (-39), Kurt Busch (-40) and Jeff Gordon (-42).
Ninth through 13th are: Ryan Newman (-47), Clint Bowyer (-48), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (-62), Joey Logano (-69) and Kasey Kahne (-71).
Forty-three teams are on the preliminary entry list for the AAA 400.
5-Hour Energy 200 - Dover International Speedway - Dover, Del.
Joey Logano has figured out Dover International Speedway very well in Nationwide Series competition.
In June, Logano became the first driver to win three consecutive Nationwide races at Dover. He scored a season-sweep here in his last year with Joe Gibbs Racing in 2012. Logano's victory in this year's spring event at this track came in his fourth Nationwide start as driver of the No. 22 car for Penske Racing. In the last three races at Dover, he has led 404 of 600 laps.
"Every weekend, we want to go out there and win the race, and I think we have a great shot to do it at Dover," Logano said. "To think that you can win three straight and even four straight races at a track is pretty freaking cool. I really want to go out there and make it happen this weekend."
Last weekend at Kentucky, Ryan Blaney became the fourth different driver to take the No. 22 to victory lane in a Nationwide race this season, joining A.J. Allmendinger, Brad Keselowski and Logano. The 22 team has won 10 of 27 events in 2013.
Todd Bodine, Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards and Logano share the record most Nationwide wins at Dover with three each. Busch is on the entry list for this weekend's race. He already has 10 wins in the series this season. The JGR driver finished fifth at this track earlier this year.
"This is a favorite track for most in the garage, because it's so unique with the concrete and high banking," Busch said. "It's fast and fun to maneuver, but challenging too. You have to keep up with it. JGR has obviously run well here, sweeping both events in 2012. I missed it a little in the spring race, had a good car and the last round of pit stops took us out of cycle to be where we wanted at the end."
Sam Hornish Jr., who is Logano's teammate at Penske, currently holds a 15- point lead over Austin Dillon. Regan Smith is third in points (-45), followed by Elliott Sadler (-54). None of those four drivers has won at Dover in the past.