At New Hampshire Motor Speedway:
· 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 33 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 33 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 (five).
· 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 this past July.
· 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).
· The last four races that have not finished under caution have had a margin of victory of less than a second.
NASCAR in New Hampshire
· There have been 33 NASCAR Sprint Cup races in New Hampshire, all at NHMS.
· 14 drivers in NASCAR’s three national series (all-time) are listed as New Hampshire natives.
· There has been one race winner from New Hampshire in NASCAR’s three national series: Jamie Aube. Aube, from Manchester, won a NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Oxford Plains Speedway in 1987.
New Hampshire Motor Speedway Data
Race #: 28 of 36 (9-25-11)
Track Size: 1.058 miles
Race Length: 317.4 miles (300 laps)
Banking/Corners: Variable at 2 & 7 degrees
Banking/Straights: 1 degreeDriver Rating at New Hampshire
Tony Stewart 114.0Jeff Gordon 107.3Jimmie Johnson 105.8Denny Hamlin 100.5Dale Earnhardt Jr. 97.1Kurt Busch 95.4Jeff Burton 95.0Ryan Newman 94.6Clint Bowyer 94.5Kevin Harvick 91.1
Note: Driver Rating compiled from 2005-2011 races (13 total) at New Hampshire.
2010 pole winner: Brad Keselowski, 133.572 mph, 28.515 seconds
2010 race winner: Clint Bowyer, 106.769 mph, 09-19-10)
Track qualifying record: Brad Keselowski (133.572 mph, 28.515 sec., 09-19-10)
Track race record: Jeff Burton (117.134 mph, 7-13-97)
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