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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 14.

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 12.0, sixth-best
·        Driver Rating of 97.2, fifth-best
·        230 Fastest Laps Run, sixth-most
·        Average Green Flag Speed of 124.466 mph, sixth-fastest
·        3,027 Laps in the Top 15 (72.6%), ninth-most
·        406 Quality Passes (passes of cars in the top 15 under green), 11th-most
Jeff Burton (No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet)
·        Four wins, eight top fives, 13 top 10s
·        Average finish of 13.8
·        Average Running Position of 12.9, ninth-best
·        Driver Rating of 91.6, 10th-best
·        139 Fastest Laps Run, 12th-most
·        839 Green Flag Passes, sixth-most
·        3,044 Laps in the Top 15 (63.8%), eighth-most
Kurt Busch (No. 78 Furniture Row/Sealy Chevrolet)
·        Three wins, seven top fives, 11 top 10s
·        Average finish of 14.8
·        Average Running Position of 13.7, 10th-best
·        Driver Rating of 89.6, 11th-best
·        145 Fastest Laps Run, 11th-most
·        835 Green Flag Passes, seventh-most
·        2,993 Laps in the Top 15 (62.8%), 10th-most
·        479 Quality Passes, fifth-most
Kyle Busch (No. 18 Interstate Batteries Toyota)
·        One win, four top fives, six top 10s; one pole
·        Average finish of 16.7
·        Driver Rating of 89.6, 12th-best
·        166 Fastest Laps Run, eighth-most
·        412 Quality Passes, 10th-most
Dale Earnhardt Jr. (No. 88 National Guard Chevrolet)
·        Seven top fives, 11 top 10s
·        Average finish of 16.1
·        Average Running Position of 11.9, fifth-best
·        Driver Rating of 96.9, sixth-best
·        219 Fastest Laps Run, seventh-most
·        883 Green Flag Passes, second-most
·        Average Green Flag Speed of 124.589 mph, third-fastest
·        3,505 Laps in the Top 15 (73.5%), fifth-most
·        511 Quality Passes, fourth-most
Jeff Gordon (No. 24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet)
·        Three wins, 16 top fives, 21 top 10s; four poles
·        Average finish of 10.5
·        Series-best Average Running Position of 7.2
·        Driver Rating of 109.9, second-best
·        Series-high 410 Fastest Laps Run
·        Series-best Average Green Flag Speed of 124.796 mph
·        Series-high 4,333 Laps in the Top 15 (90.9%)
·        Series-high 562 Quality Passes
Denny Hamlin (No. 11 FedEx Freight Toyota)
·        Two wins, seven top fives, 10 top 10s
·        Average finish of 7.9
·        Average Running Position of 10.2, fourth-best
·        Driver Rating of 104.8, fourth-best
·        282 Fastest Laps Run, fifth-most
·        Average Green Flag Speed of 124.583 mph, fourth-fastest
·        3,127 Laps in the Top 15 (75.0%), seventh-most
·        477 Quality Passes, sixth-most
Kevin Harvick (No. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet)
·        One win, five top fives, 12 top 10s; one pole
·        Average finish of 13.7
·        Average Running Position of 12.7, eighth-best
·        Driver Rating of 92.8, eighth-best
·        154 Fastest Laps Run, ninth-most
·        Average Green Flag Speed of 124.320 mph, eighth-fastest
·        3,172 Laps in the Top 15 (66.5%), sixth-most
Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet)
·        Three wins, eight top fives, 15 top 10s
·        Average finish of 9.5
·        Average Running Position of 9.7, third-best
·        Driver Rating of 105.8, third-best
·        405 Fastest Laps Run, second-most
·        805 Green Flag Passes, ninth-most
·        Average Green Flag Speed of 124.573 mph, fifth-fastest
·        3,936 Laps in the Top 15 (82.6%), second-most
·        536 Quality Passes, second-most
Kasey Kahne (No. 5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet)
·        One win, three top fives, eight top 10s
·        Average finish of 16.2
·        Driver Rating of 91.8, ninth-best
·        288 Fastest Laps Run, fourth-most
·        840 Green Flag Passes, fifth-most
·        Average Green Flag Speed of 124.392 mph, seventh-fastest
·        2,890 Laps in the Top 15 (60.6%), 11th-most
·        426 Quality Passes, seventh-most
Ryan Newman (No. 39 WIX Filters Chevrolet)
·        Three wins, six top fives, 15 top 10s; six poles
·        Average finish of 12.7
·        Average Running Position of 12.6, seventh-best
·        Driver Rating of 94.9, seventh-best
·        154 Fastest Laps Run, ninth-most
·        Average Green Flag Speed of 124.294 mph, ninth-fastest
·        3,652 Laps in the Top 15 (76.6%), fourth-most
·        421 Quality Passes, ninth-most
Tony Stewart (No. 14 Mobil 1 Chevrolet)
·        Three wins, 14 top fives, 17 top 10s; one pole
·        Average finish of 11.4
·        Average Running Position of 9.2, second-best
·        Series-best Driver Rating of 111.7
·        393 Fastest Laps Run, third-most
·        831 Green Flag Passes, eighth-most
·        Average Green Flag Speed of 124.694 mph, second-fastest
·        3,882 Laps in the Top 15 (81.4%), third-most
·        520 Quality Passes, third-most
Chase Contenders
The Top 10
Following Race 18 of 36
                                                                                Rank          Season
                                                                                                    Last            Driver
Driver Points Wins Poles Week Rating
1. Jimmie Johnson 658 4 1 1 115.7
2. Clint Bowyer 609 0 0 3 95.1
3. Carl Edwards 587 1 1 2 92.3
4. Kevin Harvick 585 2 0 4 94.4
5. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 548 0 1 6 94.4
6. Matt Kenseth 540 4 2 5 112.3
7. Kyle Busch 533 2 3 7 101.5
8. Greg Biffle 516 1 0 9 82.0
9. Kurt Busch 501 0 1 14 90.2
10. Tony Stewart 499 1 0 16 75.0
ADDITIONAL DRIVERS
11. Martin Truex Jr. 493 32. Dave Blaney 262
12. Kasey Kahne 490 33. J.J. Yeley 257
13. Brad Keselowski 488 34. David Stremme 243
14. Jeff Gordon 487 35. Travis Kvapil 234
15. Joey Logano 483 36. AJ Allmendinger 189
16. Ryan Newman 482 37. Michael Waltrip 102
17. Jamie McMurray 475 38. Michael McDowell 91
18. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 466 39. Scott Speed 91
19. Aric Almirola 463 40. Timmy Hill 80
20. Paul Menard 460 41. Terry Labonte 77
21. Jeff Burton 457 42. Ken Schrader 54
22. Marcos Ambrose 429 43. Boris Said 26
23. Juan Pablo Montoya 404 44. Ron Fellows 22
24. Casey Mears 395 45. Justin Marks 14
25. Danica Patrick 343 46. Scott Riggs 10
26. Denny Hamlin 338 47. Victor Gonzalez Jr. 7
27. David Gilliland 328 48. Tomy Drissi 6
28. David Ragan 317 49. Brian Keselowski 4
29. Mark Martin 314 50. Alex Kennedy 4
30. Bobby Labonte 278 51. Jacques Villeneuve 3
31. David Reutimann 263 52. Jason Leffler 1
Note: The first 26 races of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season determine which 12 drivers qualify for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, contested over the final 10 races of the season. After race No. 26, the top 10 earn a berth in the Chase. Spots 11 and 12 – the Wild Cards – will go to those drivers outside the top 10 with the most wins, provided they are in the top 20.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 2013 Top 12 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Driver Races Poles Wins Top Fives Top 10s DNFs Average Finish Driver Rating
1 Jimmie Johnson 22 0 3 8 15 0 9.5 105.8
2 Clint Bowyer 14 1 2 4 6 1 15.1 97.2
3 Carl Edwards 17 0 0 2 3 0 14.5 86.3
4 Kevin Harvick 24 1 1 5 12 0 13.7 92.8
5 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 27 0 0 7 11 4 16.1 96.9
6 Matt Kenseth 26 0 0 5 12 1 14.0 78.6
7 Kyle Busch 16 1 1 4 6 0 16.7 89.6
8 Greg Biffle 21 0 1 5 8 2 16.3 87.5
9 Kurt Busch 24 0 3 7 11 1 14.8 89.6
10 Tony Stewart 28 1 3 14 17 2 11.4 111.7
11 Martin Truex Jr. 14 0 0 3 5 1 14.9 86.5
12 Kasey Kahne 18 0 1 3 8 3 16.2 91.8
* – Based on last 16 races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 2013 Wild Card Standings Following Daytona 

Pos Driver Wins Pts Pos Points Pts From 10th Starts Poles T5s T10s DNFs
1 Martin Truex Jr. 1 11 493 -6 18 0 4 8 2
2 Kasey Kahne 1 12 490 -9 18 0 5 7 3
3 Brad Keselowski 0 13 488 -11 18 0 5 8 1
4 Jeff Gordon 0 14 487 -12 18 0 4 6 5
5 Joey Logano 0 15 483 -16 18 0 5 8 2
6 Ryan Newman 0 16 482 -17 18 0 2 8 4
7 Jamie McMurray 0 17 475 -24 18 1 1 5 0
8 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. # 0 18 466 -33 18 0 0 0 0
9 Aric Almirola 0 19 463 -36 18 0 0 4 3
10 Paul Menard 0 20 460 -39 18 0 0 4 1
11 David Ragan 1 28 317 -182 18 0 1 1 3
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.
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 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 36 NASCAR Sprint Cup races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway; one per year from 1993 through 1996 and two per year since.
·        146 drivers have competed in at least one NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway; 120 in more than one.
·        Four drivers have competed in all 36 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 six.
·        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 (7/17/2005 – 21 years, 8 months, 23 days).
·        Oldest New Hampshire Coors Light pole winner: Bill Elliott (7/21/2002 – 46 years, 9 months, 13 days).
·        21 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 (6/28/2009 – 19 years, 1 month, 4 days).
·        Oldest New Hampshire winner: Mark Martin (9/20/2009 – 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.
·        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 36 (13.8%) NASCAR Sprint Cup 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 36 (22.2%) NASCAR Sprint Cup races at New Hampshire have been won from the front row: eight from the pole and seven from second-place.
·        19 of the 36 (52.7%) NASCAR Sprint Cup races at New Hampshire have been won from a top-10 starting position.
·        Nine of the 36 (25.0%) NASCAR Sprint Cup 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 21; followed by Tony Stewart with 17.
·        Ryan Newman leads the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in average starting position at New Hampshire with an 8.045.
·        Denny Hamlin leads the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in average finishing position at New Hampshire with a 7.929.
·        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.
·        Mark Martin competed at New Hampshire Motor Speedway 25 times before winning in 2009; the longest span of any the 15 active NASCAR Sprint Cup winners.
·        Bobby Labonte leads the series among active drivers with the most NASCAR Sprint Cup starts at New Hampshire without visiting Victory Lane at 36.
·        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.
·        Only one of the NASCAR Sprint Cup 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).
·        Four of the 36 NASCAR Sprint Cup races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway has 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.
·        Three NASCAR Sprint Cup active drivers have made their first career start at New Hampshire Motor Speedway:Jeff Burton (9/14/93), 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 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 NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers in laps led at New Hampshire with 1,316 in 36 starts.
·        Danica Patrick will attempt to become the first female driver to compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Patrick does have one start in the NASCAR Nationwide Series at NHMS; she started 18th and finished 14th (7/14/2012).
 
New Hampshire Motor Speedway Data
Season Race #: 19 of 36 (07-14-13)
Track Size: 1.058-miles
Banking/Turns 1 & 2: 2 to 7 degrees
Banking/Turns 3 & 4: 2 to 7 degrees
Banking/Straights: 1 degree
Frontstretch Length: 1,500 feet
Backstretch Length: 1,500 feet
Race Length: 301 laps / 318.458 miles
Top 12 Driver Rating at New Hampshire
Tony Stewart 111.7
Jeff Gordon 109.9
Jimmie Johnson 105.8
Denny Hamlin 104.8
Clint Bowyer 97.2
Dale Earnhardt Jr. 96.9
Ryan Newman 94.9
Kevin Harvick 92.8
Kasey Kahne 91.8
Jeff Burton 91.6
Kurt Busch 89.6
Kyle Busch 89.6
Note: Driver Ratings compiled from 2005-2012 races (16 total) among active drivers at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Qualifying/Race Data
2012 pole winner: Kyle Busch, Toyota, 133.417 mph, 28.548 secs. 7-13-12
2012 race winner: Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 116.226 mph, (02:44:24), 7-15-12
Track qualifying record: Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 135.232 mph, 28.165 secs. 7-15-11
Track race record: Jeff Burton, Ford, 117.134 mph, (02:42:35), 7-13-97
NASCAR in New Hampshire
·        There have been 36 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races in New Hampshire, all at NHMS.
Track Name
City
Total Races
NSCS
NNS
NCWTS
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Loudon
78
36
26
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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