Tuesday, July 12, 2016

New Hampshire Motor Speedway Track Facts: 2016 New Hampshire 301

New Hampshire always produces some great racing with the tight flat turns.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 2016 Top 16 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Driver
Races
Poles
Wins
Top Fives
Top 10s
DNFs
Average Finish
Driver Rating
 
 
1
Kevin Harvick
30
1
1
7
15
0
13.8
96.2
 
2
Brad Keselowski
13
3
1
5
8
0
10.4
99.5
 
3
Kurt Busch
30
0
3
7
12
1
16
89.4
 
4
Carl Edwards
23
2
0
3
7
0
13.3
87.6
 
5
Joey Logano
15
0
2
5
7
2
16
81.6
 
6
Kyle Busch
22
2
2
8
11
0
14.5
95.6
 
7
Martin Truex Jr
20
0
0
3
7
1
14
87.1
 
8
Chase Elliott
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.0
 
9
Jimmie Johnson
28
0
3
10
19
1
10.5
101.1
 
10
Matt Kenseth
32
0
2
8
17
1
12.7
88.5
 
11
Denny Hamlin
20
0
2
8
12
0
10.2
103.2
 
12
Ryan Newman
28
7
3
7
17
3
13.5
91.3
 
13
Dale Earnhardt Jr
33
0
0
8
15
4
15.3
97.4
 
14
Austin Dillon
4
0
0
0
1
0
13.8
72.7
 
15
Jamie McMurray
26
0
0
4
6
3
20.5
71.3
 
16
Trevor Bayne
2
0
0
0
0
0
24
54.0
 
* – Based on last 22 races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (2005 – 2015).
 
New Hampshire Motor Speedway Data
Season Race #: 19 of 36 (07-17-16)
Track Size: 1.058-mile
Banking/Turn 1 & 2: 2 to 7 degrees
Banking/Turn 3 & 4: 2 to 7 degrees
Banking/Frontstretch: 1 degree
Banking/Backstretch: 1 degree
Frontstretch Length:  1,500 feet
Backstretch Length:  1,500 feet
Race Length: 301 laps / 318.46 miles

Top 10 Driver Rating at New Hampshire
Tony Stewart............................ 103.4
Denny Hamlin........................... 103.2
Jimmie Johnson........................ 101.1
Brad Keselowski......................... 99.5
Dale Earnhardt Jr........................ 97.4
Kevin Harvick.............................. 96.2
Kyle Busch................................. 95.6
Clint Bowyer............................... 91.3
Ryan Newman............................ 91.3
Kasey Kahne.............................. 91.0
Note: Driver Ratings compiled from 2005-2015 races (22 total) among active drivers at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Qualifying/Race Data
2015 pole winner:
Carl Edwards, Toyota
135.164 mph. 28.179 secs. 07-17-15

2015 race winner:
Kyle Busch, Toyota
108.504 mph, (02:56:06), 07-19-15

Track qualifying record:
Brad Keselowski, Ford
140.598 mph, 27.090 secs. 09-21-14

Track race record:
Jeff Burton, Ford
117.134 mph, (02:42:35), 07-13-97

 
New Hampshire Motor Speedway:
History
·         Groundbreaking for New Hampshire International Speedway, as New Hampshire Motor Speedway was originally named, was Aug. 13, 1989.
·         The 1.058-mile oval is located on approximately 1,200 acres; the multi-use complex is the largest sports facility in New England.
·         The first NASCAR Sprint Cup race was on July 11, 1993 – won by NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace.
·         Speedway Motorsports, Inc. agreed to purchase New Hampshire International Speedway from Bob and Gary Bahre on January 11, 2008 and then renamed the track New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Starts
·         There have been 42 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway; one per year from 1993 through 1996 and two per year since.
·         169 drivers have competed in at least one NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway; 134 in more than one.
·         Jeff Gordon has competed in all 42 races at New Hampshire – the only driver to accomplish the feat.
·         14 different drivers have made their first NSCS start at NHMS all-time, but only one of the 14 is active: Joey Logano (9/14/08).
·         Ryan Newman leads the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in average starting position at New Hampshire with a 9.321.

Poles
·         Mark Martin won the inaugural Coors Light pole at New Hampshire in 1993 with a speed of 126.871 mph. 
·         19 drivers have Coors Light poles at New Hampshire, led by Ryan Newman with seven.
·         Four active drivers have multiple poles at New Hampshire: Ryan Newman (seven), Brad Keselowski (three),Kyle Busch (two) and Carl Edwards (two). 

 
Poles
·         Six drivers have won consecutive Coors Light poles at New Hampshire: Ken Schrader (1997 sweep); Jeff Gordon (1998-1999); Rusty Wallace (1999-2000); Ryan Newman (twice – 2003-2004 and 2011 sweep); Juan Pablo Montoya (2009-2010); Carl Edwards (2015 sweep).
·         Youngest New Hampshire Coors Light pole winner: Brian Vickers (07/17/2005 – 21 years, 8 months, 23 days).
·         Oldest New Hampshire Coors Light pole winner: Bill Elliott (07/21/2002 – 46 years, 9 months, 13 days).
·         Two drivers (all-time) have posted their first career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coors Light pole at New Hampshire Motor Speedway: Brad Keselowski (09/19/10) and Patrick Carpentier (06/27/2008).       

Wins
·         24 different drivers have won at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, led by Jeff Burton with four.
·         Nine active drivers have multiple wins at NHMS: Kurt Busch, Jimmie Johnson, Ryan Newman, Tony Stewart (each have three); Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth, Clint Bowyer, Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano (each have two)
·         Two drivers have posted consecutive wins at New Hampshire Motor Speedway: Jimmie Johnson (2003 sweep) and Kurt Busch (2004 sweep). 
·         Youngest New Hampshire winner: Joey Logano (06/28/2009 – 19 years, 1 month, 4 days).
·         Oldest New Hampshire winner: Mark Martin (09/20/2009 – 50 years, 8 months, 11 days).
·         Hendrick Motorsports leads the series in wins at New Hampshire in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with nine; followed by Joe Gibbs Racing (eight), Roush Fenway Racing (seven), Team Penske (six), and Richard Childress Racing (four).
·         Five different manufacturers have won at New Hampshire; led by Chevrolet with 18 victories; followed by Ford(13), Toyota (six), Dodge (three) and Pontiac (two).
·         Jeff Burton is the only driver to win the July race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway three consecutive years in a row (1997, ’98 and ’99)
·         Five of the 42 (11.9%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at New Hampshire have been won from the Coors Light pole; the most recent was Ryan Newman in 2011.
·         The Coors Light pole and the 13th starting position are the two most proficient starting positions in the field, producing more winners (five each) than any other starting positions at New Hampshire.    
·         Eight of the 42 (19%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at New Hampshire have been won from the front row: five from the pole and three from second-place.
·         23 of the 42 (54.7%) NASCAR Sprint Cup races at New Hampshire have been won from a top-10 starting position.

Wins
·         Nine of the 42 (21.4%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at New Hampshire have been won from a starting position outside the top 20.
·         The deepest in the field that a race winner has started at New Hampshire is 38th, by Jeff Burton in 1999.
·         The deepest in the field that an active race winner has started at New Hampshire is 32nd, by Kurt Busch in the summer of 2003.
·         Dale Earnhardt Jr. leads the series among active drivers with the most NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at New Hampshire without visiting Victory Lane at 33; followed by Jamie McMurray and Casey Mears (26 starts each).
·         Five NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers have posted their first career win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway:Ryan Newman (09/15/02), Clint Bowyer (09/16/07), Joey Logano (06/28/09), Robby Gordon (11/23/01) andJoe Nemechek (09/19/99).

Additional Finishing Position Stats 
·         Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart are tied for the series lead in runner-up finishes at New Hampshire with five each; followed by Denny Hamlin (four), Kyle Busch and Mark Martin (with three each). 
·         Jeff Gordon leads the series in top-five finishes at New Hampshire with 16; followed by Tony Stewart with 14 and Jimmie Johnson with 10.   
·         Jeff Gordon leads the series in top-10 finishes at New Hampshire with 24; followed by Jimmie Johnson with 19.
·         Denny Hamlin leads NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in average finishing position at New Hampshire with a 10.250.
·         All 13 active NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race winners at New Hampshire Motor Speedway participated in at least one or more races before visiting Victory Lane. Ryan Newman and Joey Logano won at New Hampshire in their second appearance.     

Track Specific Stats
·         Since the advent of electronic scoring the closest margin of victory (MOV) in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway was the July 1, 2007 race won by Denny Hamlin over Jeff Gordon with a MOV of 0.068 second.
·         17 of the 35 (48.5%) NSCS races scored by electronic scoring at New Hampshire Motor Speedway have had a Margin of Victory less than a second.
·         Four of the 42 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races have resulted with a green-white-checkered finish at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (Scheduled No. of Laps/Actual No. of Laps): 2006 (300/308), 2013 (301/302), 2014 (301/302) and the Chase race 2014 (300/303).
·         Four of the 42 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway have been shortened due to weather conditions; the most recent was June 28, 2009 – the race was called on Lap 273, 28 circuits shy of the 301 scheduled laps.   

Track Specific Stats
·         Qualifying has been cancelled due to weather conditions in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway five times: fall 2001, summer 2003, fall 2004, fall 2008 and summer 2009.  
·         Jeff Gordon leads the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in laps led at New Hampshire with 1,373 laps led in 42 starts. 
·         Jeff Gordon leads the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in laps completed at New Hampshire with 12,267 laps completed in 42 starts. 

Female Competitor Stats
·         Danica Patrick is the only female driver that has competed in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

NASCAR in New Hampshire
·         There have been 42 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races in New Hampshire, all at NHMS.
Track Name
City
NSCS
NNS
NCWTS
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Loudon
42
29
18

·         15 drivers in NASCAR national series history have their home state recorded as New Hampshire; Jamie Aubeis the only one of the 15 to record a victory in NASCAR national series competition. 
·         Aube won in the NASCAR XFINITY Series on July 12, 1987 at Oxford Plains Speedway in Oxford, ME; it was his only start that season.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Milestones
    
Drivers
Has
Needs
Milestones
Tony Stewart
49
1
Tie NASCAR Hall of Famers Ned Jarrett and Junior Johnson for 11th on all-time wins list
Kyle Busch
37
1
Break tie with Bobby Isaac and Matt Kenseth to become solely 19th on all-time wins list
Matt Kenseth
37
1
Break tie with Bobby Isaac and Kyle Busch to become solely 19th on all-time wins list
Kevin Harvick
32
1
Tie Fireball Roberts for 22nd on all-time wins list
Kurt Busch
28
1
Break tie with Rex White and become solely 25th on all-time wins list
Denny Hamlin
27
1
Tie Kurt Busch and Rex White for 25th on all-time wins list
Carl Edwards
27
1
Tie Kurt Busch and Rex White for 25th on all-time wins list
Jimmie Johnson
34
1
Tie Ned Jarrett (35) for 19th on all-time series poles list
Kasey Kahne
27
1
Break tie with Terry Labonte to become solely 25th on all-time poles list
Denny Hamlin
23
1
Tie Alan Kulwicki for 28th on all-time poles list
Kevin Harvick
47
1
Tie Lee Petty (48) for 10th on all-time 2nd-place finishes list
Jimmie Johnson
46
1
Tie Kevin Harvick for 11th on all-time 2nd-place finishes list
Tony Stewart
183
2
Tie NASCAR Hall of Famer Ned Jarrett for 16th on all-time top-five finishes list
Dale Earnhardt Jr
148
1
Tie Jim Paschal (149) for 22nd on all-time series top-five finishes list
Jimmie Johnson
17,937
63
To become ninth NSCS driver all-time to lead 18,000 laps
Tony Stewart
12,818
182
To become 11th NSCS driver all-time to lead 13,000 laps
Kyle Busch
11,678
322
To become 14th NSCS driver all-time to lead 12,000 laps
Matt Kenseth
10,813
186
To become 16th NSCS driver all-time to lead 11,000 laps
Kurt Busch
8,854
146
To become 20th NSCS driver all-time to lead 9,000 laps
    
Track Specific Milestones

   
Drivers
Has
Needs
Milestones
Kurt Busch
3
1
Tie Jeff Burton (4) for the most all-time NSCS wins at New Hampshire
Jimmie Johnson
3
1
Tie Jeff Burton (4) for the most all-time NSCS wins at New Hampshire
Ryan Newman
3
1
Tie Jeff Burton (4) for the most all-time NSCS wins at New Hampshire
Tony Stewart
3
1
Tie Jeff Burton (4) for the most all-time NSCS wins at New Hampshire
Joe Gibbs Racing
8
1
Tie Hendrick Motorsports (9) for the most all-time NSCS wins at New Hampshire
Brad Keselowski
3
1
Tie Jeff Gordon for the second most all-time NSCS poles at New Hampshire


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

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Fireballr7 said...

Yeah, having issues with the page. Sorry. Working with blogger to get it back to normal. The Tale of the Tape portion is still there, just slide cursor to right side of page and you'll see options.