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Lakes Region 200

New Hampshire Motor Speedway

NASCAR XFINITY Series Race #17 of 33 for the 2015 season

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Race: Saturday, July 18, 2015 in Loudon, NH

Title Sponsor: Lakes Region

Race Time: 4:00pm/et

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 4:16pm/et

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Times are local to the Track (Eastern Time)

Thursday, July 16th
4:00 PM NXS HAULERS ENTER

Friday, July 17th
9:30 AM-5:00 PM NXS REGISTRATION OPENS
10:00 AM-7:00 PM NXS GARAGES OPEN
12:00 PM NXS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
1:00 PM-1:55 PM NXS PRACTICE
3:00 PM-4:25 PM NXS FINAL PRACTICE

Saturday, July 18th
7:00 AM-4:00 PM NXS REGISTRATION OPEN
7:00 AM NXS GARAGE OPENS
11:15 AM NXS QUALIFYING
1:30 PM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (TENT)
3:30 PM NXS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS-SECURITY
4:00 PM NXS RACE (200 LAPS, 211.6 MILES)

NXS = XFINITY Series
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RACE INFORMATION

  • Official New Hampshire race results and standings (pdf)

  • Denny Hamlin wins XFINITY race at New Hampshire: #20-Denny Hamlin won the Lakes Region 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. He started from the pole and led 146 laps. #33-Austin Dillon finished second, followed by #22-Brad Keselowski, #54-Kyle Busch, #18-Daniel Suarez, #3-Ty Dillon, #7-Regan Smith, #6-Darrell Wallace, Jr., #9-Chase Elliot, and #42-Brennan Poole.
    There were 6 cautions for 38 laps and 12 lead changes among 7 leaders. The average speed was 98.342mph. Complete results are on the New Hampshire race results page (pdf).
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official New Hampshire Race & Points Report (pdf).(7-18-2015)

  • New Hampshire XFINITY Race Fast Facts:
    Denny Hamlin won the 26th Annual Lakes Region 200, his 13th victory in 150 NASCAR XFINITY Series races.
    This is his second victory and sixth top-10 finish in 2015.
    This is his first victory and fifth top-10 finish in five races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
    Austin Dillon (second) posted his third top-10 finish in four races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. It is his 11th top-10 finish in 2015.
    Brad Keselowski (third) posted his seventh top-10 finish in seven races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
    Daniel Suarez (fifth) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Chris Buescher leads the point standings by 31 points over Chase Elliott.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(7-18-2015)

  • XFINITY Driver standings following New Hampshire:
    1) #60-Chris Buescher, 623
    2) #9-Chase Elliott, 592, -31
    3) #3-Ty Dillon, 585, -38
    4) #7-Regan Smith, 564, -59
    5) #1-Elliott Sadler, 555, -68
    6) #6-Darrell Wallace Jr. #, 547, -76
    7) #18-Daniel Suarez #, 516, -107
    8) #62-Brendan Gaughan, 506, -117
    9) #16-Ryan Reed, 502, -121
    10) #2-Brian Scott, 494, -129
    See complete owner and driver standings on the driver standings(pdf) and owner standings page (pdf).(7-18-2015)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at New Hampshire: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: #52-Gase, 28th
    Caution 2: #15-Peck, 30th
    Caution 3: #13-White, 27th
    Caution 4: #70-Cope, 32nd
    Caution 5: #42-Poole, 10th
    Caution 6: #62-Gaughan, 11th
    (7-18-2015)

QUALIFYING, PRACTICE, AND ENTRY INFORMATION

  • Pit Stall Selections (pdf)
  • Denny Hamlin on XFINITY pole at New Hampshire: #20-Denny Hamlin won the Coors Light pole for the Lakes Region 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with a speed of 131.026mph. #54-Kyle Busch will start second. The rest of the top 10: #18-Daniel Suarez, #22-Brad Keselowski, #2-Brian Scott, #33-Austin Dillon, #3-Ty Dillon, #7-Regan Smith, #9-Chase Elliott, and #62-Brendan Gaughan. Did Not Qualify: None. The starting lineup is posted on the New Hampshire starting lineup page (pdf).(7-18-2015)

  • New Hampshire XFINITY Qualifying Notes:
    Denny Hamlin won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 26th Annual Lakes Region 200 with a lap of 29.069 seconds, 131.026 mph.
    This is his 18th pole in 150 NASCAR XFINITY Series races.
    This is his second pole and fifth top-10 start in 2015.
    This is his first pole in five races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
    Kyle Busch (second) posted his second top-10 start of 2015 and his 10th in ten races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
    Daniel Suarez (third) posted his first top-10 start at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. It is his 13th in 17 races this season.
    Daniel Suarez (third) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    (NASCAR Integrated Marketing)(7-18-2015)

  • Qualifying Results (pdf)
  • Qualifying Rules
  • Qualifying Order (pdf)
  • Austin Dillon fastest in happy hour: #33-Austin Dillon was quickest during happy hour for the Lakes Region 200 with a speed of 130.707mph. He was followed by: #62-Brendan Gaughan, #2-Brian Scott, #18-Daniel Suarez, #54-Kyle Busch, #28-J.J. Yeley, #22-Brad Keselowski, #3-Ty Dillon, #20-Denny Hamlin, and #88-Ben Rhodes. All 40 drivers participated in the session. See complete results on the New Hampshire practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(7-17-2014)

  • Brad Keselowski fastest in first XFINITY practice: #22-Brad Keselowski was fastest during opening practice at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with a speed of 130.122mph. #20-Denny Hamlin was second, followed by: #39-Ryan Sieg, #88-Ben Rhodes, #18-Daniel Suarez, #42-Brennan Poole, #54-Kyle Busch, #33-Austin Dillon, #2-Brian Scott and #9-Chase Elliott. 36 drivers practiced during the session. See complete results on the New Hampshire practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(7-17-2014)

  • XFINITY Entry List:There are 39 cars on the preliminary entry list for Saturday's Lakes Region 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. A few notes:
    Derek White will be in the #13;
    BJ McLeod returns to the #15;
    Jeff Green in still in the #19;
    Denny Hamlin will drive the JGR #20;
    Dylan Lupton is back in the #25;
    Matt Wallace will make his NXS debut in the #26;
    Kyle Busch is in the #54;
    Ben Rhodes will drive the JR Motorsports #88.(7-14-2015)
    UPDATE: Todd Peck will be in the #15, Josh Reaume in the #40, BJ McLeod in the #90. The #79 team with Matt Frahm has been added. There are 40 cars entered.(7-17-2015)
    See the complete list on the New Hampshire entry list page.

  • XFINITY Qualifying procedure for 2015: In the NASCAR XFINITY Series, cars starting in positions 1-33 will be determined by their fastest single lap during qualifying in descending order with the fastest qualifier starting first. The next six positions will first be assigned to the highest ranking cars in owner points that have attempted all of the races, have not already earned a starting position through qualifying and have entered the event by the posted entry deadline. The final starting position will be awarded to the most recent eligible past champion driver. If there is no eligible past champion driver, then a seventh car will make the field based upon owner points.
    Prior to this enhancement, the top 30 cars in owner points were guaranteed a starting spot in each event. Now, a maximum of seven cars will be locked into a given NASCAR XFINITY Series race. If a qualifying session is cancelled because of inclement weather, the field will be set per the rule book with starting lineups determined by practice speeds.

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES

  • Tire: Goodyear Eagle Intermediate Radials

  • Set limits:
    Sprint Cup: 5 sets for practice/qualifying, and 7 sets for the race;
    Xfinity: 6 sets for the event

  • Tire Codes:
    Left-side -- D-4564; Right-side -- D-4566

  • Tire Circumference:
    Left-side -- 87.64 in. (2,226 mm);
    Right-side -- 88.35 in. (2,244 mm)

  • Minimum Recommended Inflation:
    Left Front -- 12 psi; Left Rear -- 12 psi;
    Right Front -- 30 psi; Right Rear -- 27 psi

  • Notes: Teams in the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Xfinity Series will run the same tire codes at New Hampshire this weekend . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires these teams have run at New Hampshire since 2012 . . . this is the only track at which either of these two tire codes will be run in 2015 . . . as on most NASCAR ovals one mile or less in length, teams will not run inner liners in their tires at New Hampshire.
    NASCAR K&N Pro Series East: Goodyear will also provide tires for the K&N Series at New Hampshire . . . tire codes will be D-2931 on the left-side and D-2934 on the right-side . . . this is the first time these teams have run this tire set-up at New Hampshire . . . these tire codes have previously been run by K&N Series teams at Iowa and Phoenix . . . Goodyear will bring 200 tires per side for the event . . . teams are allowed two sets each -- one for practice and one for qualifying/race.

NASCAR NEWS & NOTES

    Lucky No. 7: Keselowski and Busch Big Favorites At New Hampshire

    When it comes to picking who might win this weekend, history might be the best indicator because Kyle Busch (four) and Brad Keselowski (two) have combined to win the last six NASCAR XFINITY Series races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. This weekend the two standout drivers will try to make it seven-in-a-row at the 1.058-mile track in Saturday’s Lake Regions 200 (1:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN).

    Brad Keselowski’s last two starts at New Hampshire have led to back-to-back victories from the Coors Light Pole (2012, 2014). In total Keselowski has made six series starts at New Hampshire posting four poles, two wins, four top 10s and an average finish of 7.5.

    Keselowski returns to the owner points-leading Team Penske No. 22 Ford this weekend after a notable performance at Kentucky where he captured his first win of 2015. Keselowski has made four XFINITY Series starts this season, posting one win (Kentucky), three top fives, four top 10s and an average finish of 4.0. His four series starts have reaped a driver rating of 118.6 and an average running position of 5.4.
    Kyle Busch, though sidelined for 11 races due to injury, looks as if he hasn’t missed a beat this season. In three series starts in 2015, he has one win (Michigan), two top fives and an average finish of 10.0. 

    Busch is King when it comes to the NASCAR XFINITY Series and New Hampshire; he leads the series in wins at the 1.058-mile track with four victories - including three consecutive wins from 2009-11. In nine starts at NHMS, Busch has posted four wins (2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013 - his 2013 victory was from the pole), six top fives, two poles and an average finish of 8.7.

    Consistency Continues To Float Buescher’s Standings Lead

    For the seventh consecutive event, Roush Fenway Racing’s Chris Buescher has held on to the NASCAR XFINITY Series standings lead, shedding light on the source of his success - consistency. 

    Buescher, 22, has nurtured his standings lead to a healthy 36 points over second-place Chase Elliott and 46 points over third-place Ty Dillon. While many factors have contributed to Buescher’s early success this season, it is his ability to produce solid finishes week-in-and-week-out that has him pulling ahead of his competitors. Through 16 races he produced an average finish of 7.6 - the best among series championship contenders.

    Buescher’s 2015 season has seen two wins (Iowa, Chicago), eight top fives (most among championship contenders) and 10 top 10s.

    Its probable Buescher will continue his 2015 success at New Hampshire this weekend, since last season in his series debut at the 1.058-mile track, he started ninth and finished fifth.

    Sunoco Rookie Update: Suarez Ties Wallace For Rookie Standings Lead

    Joe Gibbs Racing’s Daniel Suarez has turned up the heat in the Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings by drawing even with Roush Fenway Racing’s Darrell Wallace Jr. for the lead (188 points each) following his fourth-place finish at Kentucky this past weekend.

    Suarez has found his groove; in his last 10 series starts he has posted two top fives and five top 10s.
    All of 2015 has been a learning experience for Suarez who in 16 NASCAR XFINITY Series starts has posted two top fives, six top 10s and one pole. His average finish this season is 14.6.  

    “We keep learning a lot. Every single weekend I feel like we learn a lot of new things,” Suarez said. “I think it’s great. I really feel more confident running up front and with these guys. Not just running with them, but learning from all these guys because I really feel like we are learning from the best drivers. We have to keep it up and hopefully one race we can make it happen with a win.”

    Both Suarez and Wallace will be making their series debuts at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday, July 18 (NBCSN at 1:30 p.m. ET). 

    Sadler Continues Series Standings Ascent; Now Up To Fourth

    Since the season opening race at Daytona, Roush Fenway Racing’s veteran driver Elliott Sadler, has methodically climbed from 12th to fourth in the standings in just 15 starts. Sadler is now 19 points behind third-place Ty Dillon and 65 points back from the standings leader Chris Buescher.

    “The last month these guys (No. 1 RFR team) have really come around,” Sadler said.  “I’m just really proud of all the work everybody in the shop is doing for Roush Fenway.”

    At 40 years old, Sadler is the eldest of the drivers in the top five in the standings, but he has been using his experience to gain an edge this season. In 16 starts Sadler has posted three top fives, eight top 10s, and an average finish of 11.1.

    As the series heads to New Hampshire, expect to see Sadler near the front in his 150th consecutive series career event. In two of this last three starts at New Hampshire, he has finished in the top 10. Sadler’s pre-race Driver Rating for the Lake Regions 200 at NHMS is 95.9 (third-best among XFINITY Series championship contenders).  

    NASCAR XFINITY SERIES Etc.:
    Ben Rhodes Returns To JR Motorsports: Rhodes will look to make his third start of the season this weekend in the JR Motorsports No. 88 Chevrolet at New Hampshire. In Rhodes’ previous two starts this season, he has posted one top 10 and an average finish of 14.0. This will be Rhodes’ NASCAR national series debut at New Hampshire.

    Milestones:

    • 300th NASCAR XFINITY Series Start - Kyle Busch will attempt to post his 300th NASCAR XFINITY Series career start this weekend. Busch is 20th on the all-time XFINITY Series starts list, seven behind Jeff Burton (306) in 19th-place.
    • 150th NASCAR XFINITY Series Start - Denny Hamlin will attempt to post his 150th NASCAR XFINITY Series career start this weekend. Hamlin is 83rd on the all-time XFINITY Series starts list, two behind Trevor Bayne in 82nd-place.  
    • 50th NASCAR XFINITY Series Start - Chase Elliott will attempt to make his 50th NASCAR XFINITY Series career start this weekend. Elliott is tied with Dickie Linville and Ed Ferree for 219th on the all-time XFINITY Series starts list.
    • 108 Top-Five Finishes (Sixth all-time) - Brad Keselowski can tie Tommy Houston for sixth on the all-time NASCAR XFINITY Series top-five finishes list this weekend. Keselowski is currently seventh with 107 top fives.

    2015 Series Statistical Highlights:  Through 16 races this season the NASCAR XFINITY Series has seen 79.53% of the competitors running at the finish of the race - the most since 2006 through 16 races (82.70%). ... There has been an average number of leaders of 6.25 and an average of 11.5 lead changes per race this season. Through 16 races there have been nine different race winners and seven different pole winners. There have been five series standings lead changes among three drivers (Ryan Reed, Ty Dillon and Chris Buescher).

    Sprint Cup Stars emblazon XFINITY Series Entry List: Each week a pack of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers will compete in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. This week is no different; four NSCS drivers are entered in the Lake Regions 200 - Denny Hamlin, Brad Keselowski, Austin Dillon and Kyle Busch.   

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Countdown to the race: 02/25/2017 ~ 3:49 PM ET

Daytona International Speedway
Daytona Beach, FL

Saturday, February 25
TV: FS1
3:30 pm/et
SiriusXM NASCAR
Motor Racing Network

Qualifying:
10:30am/et, Saturday, February 25
Fox Sports 1

Practices:
12:00pm/et, Fri, Feb 24, TV-FS1
2:00pm/et, Fri, Feb 24, TV-FS1

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