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NASCAR Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Camping World RV Sales 301

Below is a look at some of the top statistical performers at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire going into the Camping World RV Sales 301 on July 13. TNT’s coverage begins at 12 p.m. (ET) and the race is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET.

 
NEW HAMPSHIRE-SPECIFIC STATISTICS
Clint Bowyer (No. 15 5-Hour Energy Toyota)
·         Two wins, four top fives, six top 10s; one pole
·         Average finish of 15.1
·         Average Running Position of 12.4, sixth-best
·         Driver Rating of 95.0, sixth-best
·         233 Fastest Laps Run, seventh-most
·         Average Green Flag Speed of 124.704 mph, sixth-fastest
·         3,352 Laps in the Top 15 (70.3%), 12th-most
·         452 Quality Passes (passes of cars in the top 15 under green), 11th-most
Kurt Busch (No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet)
·         Three wins, seven top fives, 11 top 10s
·         Average finish of 15.3
·         Average Running Position of 13.7, 10th-best
·         Driver Rating of 90.4, 12th-best
·         187 Fastest Laps Run, ninth-most
·         920 Green Flag Passes, eighth-most
·         Average Green Flag Speed of 124.559 mph, 10th-fastest
·         3,380 Laps in the Top 15 (62.9%), 11th-most
·         516 Quality Passes, sixth-most
Kyle Busch (No. 18 Interstate Batteries Toyota)
·         One win, six top fives, eight top 10s; one pole
·         Average finish of 15.1
·         Average Running Position of 14.0, 12th-best
·         Driver Rating of 93.1, seventh-best
·         206 Fastest Laps Run, eighth-most
·         Average Green Flag Speed of 124.532 mph, 12th-fastest
·         3,465 Laps in the Top 15 (64.5%), eighth-most
·         480 Quality Passes, eighth-most
Dale Earnhardt Jr. (No. 88 National Guard Chevrolet)
·         Seven top fives, 12 top 10s
·         Average finish of 15.7
·         Average Running Position of 11.7, fifth-best
·         Driver Rating of 97.3, fifth-best
·         236 Fastest Laps Run, sixth-most
·         1,002 Green Flag Passes, third-most
·         Average Green Flag Speed of 124.860 mph, fourth-fastest
·         3,976 Laps in the Top 15 (74.0%), fourth-most
·         568 Quality Passes, third-most
Jeff Gordon (No. 24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet)
·         Three wins, 16 top fives, 22 top 10s; four poles
·         Average finish of 10.6
·         Series-best Average Running Position of 7.4
·         Driver Rating of 109.2, second-best
·         Series-high 433 Fastest Laps Run
·         893 Green Flag Passes, 11th-most
·         Series-best Average Green Flag Speed of 125.062 mph
·         Series-high 4,804 Laps in the Top 15 (89.5%)
·         Series-high 618 Quality Passes
Denny Hamlin (No. 11 FedEx Freight Toyota)
·         Two wins, seven top fives, 10 top 10s
·         Average finish of 9.0
·         Average Running Position of 10.8, fourth-best
·         Driver Rating of 102.9, fourth-best
·         284 Fastest Laps Run, fifth-most
·         Average Green Flag Speed of 124.821 mph, fifth-fastest
·         3,547 Laps in the Top 15 (74.4%), seventh-most
·         526 Quality Passes, fifth-most
 
Kevin Harvick (No. 4 Budweiser Chevrolet)
·         One win, five top fives, 13 top 10s; one pole
·         Average finish of 13.7
·         Average Running Position of 13.0, eighth-best
·         Driver Rating of 91.1, 11th-best
·         156 Fastest Laps Run, 12th-most
·         904 Green Flag Passes, 10th-most
·         Average Green Flag Speed of 124.568 mph, ninth-fastest
·         3,430 Laps in the Top 15 (63.9%), ninth-most
Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet)
·         Three wins, nine top fives, 17 top 10s
·         Average finish of 9.2
·         Average Running Position of 9.7, third-best
·         Driver Rating of 105.8, third-best
·         430 Fastest Laps Run, second-most
·         938 Green Flag Passes, seventh-most
·         Average Green Flag Speed of 124.866 mph, third-fastest
·         4,453 Laps in the Top 15 (82.9%), second-most
·         602 Quality Passes, second-most
Kasey Kahne (No. 5 Great Clips / Shark Week Chevrolet)
·         One win, three top fives, eight top 10s
·         Average finish of 17.0
·         Driver Rating of 92.4, 10th-best
·         331 Fastest Laps Run, fourth-most
·         948 Green Flag Passes, sixth-most
·         Average Green Flag Speed of 124.697 mph, seventh-fastest
·         3,411 Laps in the Top 15 (63.5%), 10th-most
·         487 Quality Passes, seventh-most
 
Ryan Newman (No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet)
·         Three wins, six top fives, 15 top 10s; seven poles
·         Average finish of 14.0
·         Average Running Position of 13.0, ninth-best
·         Driver Rating of 92.5, ninth-best
·         158 Fastest Laps Run, 11th-most
·         Average Green Flag Speed of 124.537 mph, 11th-fastest
·         3,935 Laps in the Top 15 (73.3%), fifth-most
·         456 Quality Passes, 10th-most
Tony Stewart (No. 14 Mobil 1 Chevrolet)
·         Three wins, 14 top fives, 17 top 10s; one pole
·         Average finish of 11.9
·         Average Running Position of 9.1, second-best
·         Series-best Driver Rating of 111.0
·         408 Fastest Laps Run, third-most
·         Average Green Flag Speed of 124.972 mph, second-fastest
·         4,182 Laps in the Top 15 (82.5%), third-most
·         535 Quality Passes, fourth-most
 

New Hampshire Motor Speedway Data

Season Race #: 19 of 36 (07-13-14)
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……………………….. 111.0
Jeff Gordon………………………… 109.2
Jimmie Johnson…………………… 105.8
Denny Hamlin………………………. 102.9
Dale Earnhardt Jr…………………… 97.3
Clint Bowyer…………………………. 95.0
Kyle Busch…………………………… 93.1
Ryan Newman……………………….. 92.5
Kasey Kahne………………………… 92.4
Kevin Harvick………………………… 91.1
Note: Driver Ratings compiled from 2005-2013 races (18 total) among active drivers at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Qualifying/Race Data
2013 Coors Light Pole winner:
Brad Keselowski, Ford
135.922 mph, 28.022 secs. 07-12-13
 
2013 race winner:
Bryan Vickers, Toyota
98.735 mph, (03:14:10), 07-14-13
 
Track qualifying record:
Ryan Newman, Chevrolet
136.497 mph, 27.904 secs. 09-20-13
 
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.
Notebook
·         There have been 38 NASCAR Sprint Cup races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway; one per year from 1993 through 1996 and two per year since.
·         150 drivers have competed in at least one NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway; 122 in more than one.
·         Four drivers have competed in all 38 races at New Hampshire: Jeff Burton, Jeff Gordon, Bobby Labonte andJoe Nemechek.
·         Mark Martin won the inaugural Coors Light pole at New Hampshire in 1993 with a speed of 126.871 mph.
·         18 drivers have Coors Light poles at New Hampshire, led by Ryan Newman with seven.
·         Five 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).
·         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).
·         23 different drivers have won at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, led by Jeff Burton with four.
·         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 Roush Fenway Racing with seven.
·         Five different manufacturers have won at New Hampshire; led by Chevrolet with 18 victories; followed by Fordwith 11 and Toyota with four.
·         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 38 (13.1%) 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 is the most proficient starting position in the field, producing more winners (five) than any other starting position at New Hampshire.
·         Eight of the 38 (21%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at New Hampshire have been won from the front row: eight from the pole and seven from second-place.
·         20 of the 38 (52.6%) NASCAR Sprint Cup races at New Hampshire have been won from a top-10 starting position.
·         Nine of the 38 (23.6%) 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 was 38th, by Jeff Burton in 1999.
·         Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart are tied for the series lead in runner-up finishes at New Hampshire with five each.
·         Jeff Gordon leads the series in top-five finishes at New Hampshire with 16; followed by Tony Stewart with 14.
·         Jeff Gordon leads the series in top-10 finishes at New Hampshire with 22; followed by Tony Stewart andJimmie Johnson with 17 each.
·         Ryan Newman leads the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in average starting position at New Hampshire with an 8.042.
·         Denny Hamlin leads NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in average finishing position at New Hampshire with an 9.000.
·         All 15 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.
·         Dale Earnhardt Jr. leads the series among active drivers with the most NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at New Hampshire without a win at 29.
·         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.
·         16 of the 30 NSCS races scored by electronic scoring at New Hampshire Motor Speedway have had a Margin of Victory less than a second.
·         Two of the 38 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) and 2013 (301/302).
·         Four of the 38 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.
·         Qualifying has been cancelled due to weather conditions in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway four times: 2001, 2004, 2008 and 2009.
·         Two active NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers have made their first career start at New Hampshire Motor Speedway: Joe Nemechek (7/11/93), and Joey Logano (9/14/08).
·         Brad Keselowski (9/19/10) is the only active driver to post his first career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coors Light pole at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
·         Four active NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers have posted their first career win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway: Joe Nemechek (9/19/99), Ryan Newman (9/15/02), Clint Bowyer (9/16/07) and Joey Logano(6/28/09).
·         Jeff Gordon leads all active drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in laps led at New Hampshire with 1,352 laps led in 38 starts.
·         Danica Patrick is the only female driver that has competed in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Driver
Starting Position
Finishing Position
Date
Danica Patrick
32
37
7/14/2013
Danica Patrick
21
27
9/22/2013
 
NASCAR in New Hampshire
·         There have been 38 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races in New Hampshire, all at NHMS.
Track Name
City
NSCS
NNS
NCWTS
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Loudon
38
27
16
·         15 drivers in NASCAR national series history have their home state recorded as New Hampshire; Jamie Aube is the only one of the 15 to record a victory in NASCAR national series competition. Aube won July 12, 1987 at Oxford Plains Speedway in Oxford, ME; it was his only start that season.

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