Dover International Speedway may sound like an easy track to manage, but don't count on it. They don't call this the Monster Mile for nothing. As this Nationwide Series crash involving an airborne Clint Bowyer shows, this track can be exceedingly difficult to manage. Just take a look at some of the hard hits that have come about in NASCAR races at the track over the years.
Elliott Sadler was racing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series in September 2010 when he endured this shattering contact.
In 2010, IndyCar Series regular Danica Patrick (left) took on the Dover track. She crashed during the Dover 200, with extensive damage to her car.
Nowhere to go
In May 2010, the Nationwide Series drivers discovered just how hard it is to avoid trouble at Dover once someone slips up. Drivers Clint Bowyer (21), Kasey Kahne (38), Paul Menard (98) and Trevor Bayne (99) were among those unable to escape this accident.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Carl Edwards (99) goes high in an effort to slip by a spinning Patrick Carpentier (10) during the Camping World RV 400 in 2008.
In September 2008, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Matt Kenseth (17) slips low to avoid a spinning Kurt Busch (2) during the Camping World RV 400.
In May 2011, NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Carl Edwards (60) drives to victory as Clint Bowyer (33) crashes into Joey Logano (20) on the final lap behind him.
Clint Bowyer (21) collides with Kasey Kahne (38) during a NASCAR Nationwide Series race at the track.
Into the wall
Ricky Carmichael hits the wall after an incident in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 200.
In 2008, Joey Logano (2) is caught up in a multicar crash in the Sprint Cup race.
Joey Logano (20) flips his car after he was involved in a wreck with Reed Sorenson (43), Robby Gordon (7) and Martin Truex Jr. (1) during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA 400 in September 2009.