New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Race #: 19 of 36
Track Size: 1.058-miles
Race Length: 301 laps / 318.46 miles
Banking/Turns: Variable 2-7 degrees
Banking/Straights: 1 degree
Frontstretch: 1,500 feet
Backstretch: 1,500 feet
2011 pole winner: Ryan Newman, Chevrolet (135.232 mph, 28.165 sec., 07-15-11)
2011 race winner: Ryan Newman, Chevrolet (104.100 mph, 3:03:33, 07-17-11)
Track qualifying record: Ryan Newman, Chevrolet (135.232 mph, 28.165 sec., 07-15-11)
Track race record: Jeff Burton, Ford (117.134 mph, 2:42:35, 06-13-97)
Below is a look at some of the top statistical performers at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire going into the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 on July 15.
NEW HAMPSHIRE-SPECIFIC STATISTICS
Clint Bowyer (No. 15 5-hour Energy Toyota)
· Two wins, two top fives, four top 10s; one pole
· Average finish of 17.0
Jeff Burton (No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet)
· Four wins, eight top fives, 13 top 10s
· Average finish of 13.6
Kurt Busch (No. 51 Phoenix Construction Services Inc. Chevrolet)
· Three wins, seven top fives, 11 top 10s
· Average finish of 13.9
Kyle Busch (No. 18 Interstate Batteries Toyota)
· One win, four top fives, six top 10s
· Average finish of 15.9
Dale Earnhardt Jr. (No. 88 National Guard/Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet)
· Six top fives, 10 top 10s
· Average finish of 16.7
Jeff Gordon (No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet)
· Three wins, 15 top fives, 19 top 10s; three poles
· Average finish of 10.8
Denny Hamlin (No. 11 FedEx Freight Toyota)
· One win, five top fives, eight top 10s
· Average finish of 9.0
Kevin Harvick (No. 29 Rheem Chevrolet)
· One win, five top fives, 11 top 10s; one pole
· Average finish of 14.1
Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet)
· Three wins, seven top fives, 13 top 10s
· Average finish of 10.1
Ryan Newman (No. 39 Army ROTC Chevrolet)
· Three wins, six top fives, 13 top 10s; six poles
· Average finish of 13.0
Tony Stewart (No. 14 Mobil 1/Office Depot Chevrolet)
· Three wins, 14 top fives, 16 top 10s; one pole
· Average finish of 11.5
|1. Matt Kenseth||676||1||1||1||106.2|
|2. Dale Earnhardt Jr.||651||1||0||2||101.0|
|3. Greg Biffle||632||1||2||4||104.9|
|4. Jimmie Johnson||618||2||1||3||106.7|
|5. Tony Stewart||592||3||0||9||91.4|
|6. Kevin Harvick||586||0||0||6||92.1|
|7. Denny Hamlin||584||2||1||5||97.5|
|8. Martin Truex Jr.||584||0||1||8||96.1|
|9. Brad Keselowski||573||3||0||10||92.9|
|10. Clint Bowyer||572||1||0||7||90.3|
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 2012 Top 12 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway
|Driver||Races||Poles||Wins||Top Fives||Top 10s||DNFs||Average Finish||Driver Rating|
|2||Dale Earnhardt Jr.||25||0||0||6||10||4||16.7||96.5|
|8||Martin Truex Jr.||12||0||0||3||5||1||15.1||85.8|
|Pos.||Driver||Wins||Pts. Pos.||Points||Pts. From 10th|
The top-10 drivers will make the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Positions 11 and 12 in the 12-driver Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup are Wild Cards, and will go to drivers outside the top 10 with the most wins, as long as they are ranked in the top 20 in points. If multiple drivers outside the top 10 tie for wins, the tie-breaker will go to the race winner with the highest points position.
· Groundbreaking for New Hampshire International Speedway, as New Hampshire Motor Speedway was originally named, was Aug. 13, 1989.
· The first NASCAR Sprint Cup race was on July 11, 1993.
· Renamed New Hampshire Motor Speedway in 2008.
· There have been 34 NASCAR Sprint Cup races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway; one per year from 1993 through 1996 and two per year since.
· Four drivers have competed in all 34 races: Jeff Burton, Jeff Gordon, Bobby Labonte and Joe Nemechek.
· Mark Martin won the first NASCAR Sprint Cup pole.
· Rusty Wallace won the first NASCAR Sprint Cup race.
· There have been 17 different pole winners, led by Ryan Newman (six).
· 20 different drivers have won, led by Jeff Burton (four).
· Jimmie Johnson (2003) and Kurt Busch (2004) are the only drivers that have posted season sweeps. Those are also the only back-to-back winners.
· Hendrick Motorsports has won eight races, more than any other organization.
· The deepest in the field that a New Hampshire race winner started was 38th, by Jeff Burton in 1999.
· There have been five winners who started from the pole. The last race winner to win from the pole was Ryan Newman last season.
· Jeff Burton led all 300 laps raced in the 2000 fall race.
· Five drivers got their first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win at New Hampshire: Joe Nemechek (1999), Robby Gordon (2001), Ryan Newman (2002), Clint Bowyer (2007) and Joey Logano (2009).
· Two drivers got their first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coors Light Pole at New Hampshire: Patrick Carpentier (2008) and Brad Keselowski (2010).
· Denny Hamlin (9.0) is the only active driver with an average finish at NHMS in the top 10.
· Jeff Gordon has led the most NASCAR Sprint Cup Series laps all-time at New Hampshire at 1,304.
· Last fall’s event (9/25/11) at NHMS tied the records for most all-time leaders (15), and fewest laps led by the winner (2).
· Youngest NASCAR Sprint Cup Series New Hampshire Motor Speedway winner: Joey Logano (06/28/2009 – 19 years, 1 month, 4 days).
· Oldest NASCAR Sprint Cup Series New Hampshire Motor Speedway winner: Mark Martin (09/20/2009 – 50 years, 8 months, 11 days).
Source: NASCARMedia Statistics