Schedules and stats for New Hampshire Motor Speedway

New Hampshire Motor Speedway

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Sunday, July 17, 2011 (my birthday!!!)

Race #: 19 of 36

301 Laps, 318.458 miles

Track Size: 1.058 miles Oval

Race Length: 317.4 miles (300 laps)

Banking/Corners: Variable at 2 & 7 degrees

Banking/Straights: 1 degree

Qualifying: Sprint Cup, Friday, July 15, at 3:10 p.m. (ET) SPEED

Event Winner (September, 2010)

Clint Bowyer, Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Chevrolet

Time of Race: 2 hours, 58 minutes and 22 seconds

Average Speed: 106.769 mph

Margin of Victory: 0.477 seconds

Event Pole Sitter (September, 2010)

Brad Keselowski, AAA Dodge

133.572 mph, 28.515 seconds

Qualifying/Race Data

2010 race winner: Jimmie Johnson, 113.308 mph, 6-27-10)

Track qualifying record: Brad Keselowski (133.572 mph, 28.515 sec., 9-19-10)

Track race record: Jeff Burton (117.134 mph, 7-13-97)

NASCAR Nationwide Series

Saturday, July 16

3:30 p.m.

Last Event Winner

Kyle Busch, Z-Line Designs Toyota

Event Pole Sitter

Brad Keselowski, Ruby Tuesday Dodge

Qualifying: Saturday, July 16 at 10:30 a.m., SPEED

NASCAR K&N Pro Series East

Friday, July 15

4:40 p.m.

Thursday, July 14 at 3:15 p.m. (ET)

Driver Autograph Session

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East driver autograph session will begin at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 15, at the speedway’s Broadway Midway.

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour

Saturday, July 16

1:00 p.m. (EDT)

Event Winner (September, 2010)

Ryan Newman, Aggressive Hydraulics/Menards Chevrolet

Event Pole Sitter (September, 2010)

Ryan Newman, Aggressive Hydraulics/Menards Chevrolet

Driver Autograph Session

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour driver autograph session will begin at 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, July 16, at the speedway’s Broadway Midway.

Top statistical performers at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Clint Bowyer (No. 33 Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Chevrolet)

Two wins, two top fives, four top 10s; one pole

Jeff Burton (No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet)

Four wins, eight top fives, 13 top 10s

Average finish of 13.5

Kurt Busch (No. 22 Shell / Pennzoil Dodge)

Three wins, seven top fives, 10 top 10s

Average finish of 13.7

Kyle Busch (No. 18 Interstate Batteries Toyota)

One win, four top fives, six top 10s

Average finish of 14.7

Dale Earnhardt Jr. (No. 88 National Guard / AMP Energy Chevrolet)

Six top fives, 10 top 10s

Average finish of 16.8

Carl Edwards (No. 99 SCOTTS ORTHO Ford)

Two top fives, two top 10s

Average finish of 14.5

Jeff Gordon (No. 24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet)

Three wins, 14 top fives, 18 top 10s; three poles

Average finish of 11.0

Denny Hamlin (No. 11 FedEx Freight Toyota)

One win, four top fives, seven top 10s

Average finish of 7.6

Kevin Harvick (No. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet)

One win, five top fives, 11 top 10s; one pole

Average finish of 13.9

Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet)

Three wins, six top fives, 12 top 10s

Average finish of 9.9

Mark Martin (No. 5 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet)

One win, nine top fives, 14 top 10s; two poles

Average finish of 11.7

Ryan Newman (No. 39 U. S. Army Chevrolet)

Two wins, five top fives, 12 top 10s; four poles

Average finish of 13.0

Tony Stewart (No. 14 Office Depot / Mobile 1 Chevrolet)

Two wins, 12 top fives, 14 top 10s; one pole

Average finish of 12.4

Top 10 Chase Contenders

Following race 16 of 36

1. Kyle Busch            624

2. Carl Edwards          620

3. Kevin Harvick         614

4. Kurt Busch            606

5. Jimmie Johnson        605

6. Matt Kenseth          602

7. Jeff Gordon           553

8. Dale Earnhardt Jr.    548

9. Ryan Newman           538

10. Denny Hamlin        529

At New Hampshire Motor Speedway:

History

• 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.

Notebook

• There have been 32 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 32 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 (four).

• 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 four winners who started from the pole. The last race winner to win from the pole was Clint Bowyer in 2007. He scored a perfect Driver Rating of 150.0 that event.

•  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).

•  Eight of the last nine races that finished under green had a margin of victory of less than a second.

Source: NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications