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THE RACE: Lenox Industrial Tools 301

TRACK: New Hampshire Motor Speedway

NASCAR Sprint Cup Race #19 of 36 for the 2011 season

Updated: often, leading up to the race

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Race: Sunday, July 17, 2011 in Loudon, NH

Title Sponsor: Lenox Industrial Tools

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 1:16pm/et


Television Coverage/Re-air/TV Team

  • NASCAR Pre-race: TNT's Countdown to Green - 12:00pm/et

  • Television Race Coverage: TNT, 1:00pm/et

  • In the Booth: Adam Alexander, Wally Dallenbach Jr., Kyle Petty

  • Pit Reporters: Matt Yocum, Marty Snider, Ralph Sheheen, Chris Neville

  • TNT's Pre-race show: Lindsay Czarniak, Larry McReynolds, Kyle Petty

  • SPEED's NASCAR Raceday Pre-Race Show: 10:00am/et with John Roberts, Jeff Hammond, Kenny Wallace

  • Scheduled Race Re-Air Dates/Times:
    Wednesday, July 20 at 12:00pm/et on SPEED

  • TV Listings, Links and Info:
    Jayski's TV Listings Page
    NASCAR on TV
    Race Fan TV


Radio Coverage/Shows/ Team

  • This Week - Performance Racing Network (PRN) and SiriusXM Satellite NASCAR Channel 90

  • goprn.com

  • siriusxm.com


Event Schedule

Thursday, July14

7:00 pm NSCS Haulers Enter

Friday, July 15th

6:30 am NSCS Garage Opens
10:30 am NSCS Rookie & Spotter Meetings, Drawing for Qualifying Order
11:30 am - 1:00 pm NSCS Practice
3:10 pm NSCS Qualifying
5:30 pm NSCS Garage Closes

Saturday, July 16th

7:00 am NSCS Garage Opens
9:30 am - 10:20 am NSCS Practice
11:45 am - 12:45 pm NSCS Final Practice
2:30 pm NSCS Garages Close
6:00 pm Speedway Children's Charities Track Walk

Sunday, July 17th

7:00 am NSCS Garage Opens
11:00 am NSCS Drivers & Crew Chiefs Meeting
11:20 am - 12:00 pm Pre-Race Concert
12:30 pm NSCS Driver Introductions
1:00 pm NSCS LENOX Industrial Tools 301

NSCS = Sprint Cup Series
SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Times are local to the Track


Purse/Race Awards

2011: $5,202,458
2010: $5,256,417
2009: $5,423,189
2008: $5,383,710
2007: $5,315,335
2006: $5,294,946
2005: $5,148,147
2004: $5,074,134
2003: $4,589,644
2002: $4,054,390


TRACK/RACE NEWS

  • Track Specs:
    Superspeedway: 1.058 mile oval
    Race length: 318.485 miles
    Scheduled Laps: 301
    Turns: Banking: 12 degrees; Straights: 2 degrees
    Length of Straights: Frontstretch - 1500ft; Backstretch - 1500ft
    Grandstand Seating: 95,491
    Opened: 1990 (first Sprint Cup event 1993)

  • Race Festivities/Officials:
    Grand Marshal: Tornado Victims, the Joseph family
    Command to start engines: Tornado Victims, the Joseph family
    Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: ?
    Invocation: Pastor John White
    U.S.A. National Anthem: Edens Edge
    Canadian National Anthem: Not televised
    Military Flyover: 104th Fighter Wing "Barnstormers", Massachusetts Air National Guard

  • Websites:
    New Hampshire Motor Speedway
    Speedway Motorsports
    New Hampshire Motor Speedway - Facebook
    New Hampshire Motor Speedway - Twitter

  • June 2010: see my New Hampshire Race Info page

  • September 2010: see my New Hampshire Race Info page

  • September 2010 Race Winner: #33-Clint Bowyer, 106.789mph, started 2nd

  • July 2010 Race Winner: #48-Jimmie Johnson, 113.308mph, started 10th

  • Race Speed Record: Jeff Burton, 117.134, 7/13/1997

  • Oldest Winner: Mark Martin, 50 years, 8 months, 10 days, 9/20/2009

  • Youngest Winner: Joey Logano, 19 years, 1 month, 4 days, 6/28/2009

  • September 2010 Pole Sitter: #12-Brad Keselowski, 133.572mph, finished 18th

  • July 2010 Pole Sitter: #42-Juan Pablo Montoya, 132.337mph, finished 34th

  • Track Qualifying Record: Brad Keselowski, 133.572mph, 9/16/2011

  • Oldest Pole Winner: Bill Elliott, 46 years, 9 months, 13 days, 7/21/2002

  • Youngest Pole Winner: Brian Vickers, 21 years, 8 months, 23 days, 7/17/2005

  • The Numbers for the Lenox Industrial Tools 301:
    1 - fewest lead changes (9/17/00)
    1 - fewest leaders (Jeff Burton, 9/17/00)
    2 - fewest cautions (7/13/97)
    2 - fewest laps led by race winner (Jeff Burton, 7/11/99)
    3 - wins by Dodge at NHMS since manufacturer's return to NASCAR in 2001
    4 - most wins at NHMS (Jeff Burton)
    4 - wins from the pole; six from the front row
    4 - most poles (Ryan Newman)
    6 - number of jet dryers available for track drying this weekend at NHMS
    7 - fewest cars on lead lap at finish (7/11/93)
    7 - drivers with more than one win
    8 - races won from outside a top-20 starting position
    10 - fewest caution laps (7/13/97)
    17 - most cautions (7/10/94)
    17 - different pole winners
    20 - different race winners
    23 - most lead changes (twice, most recent 7/21/02)
    30 - most cars on lead lap at finish (7/21/02)
    30 - fewest cars running at finish (twice, most recent 9/17/00)
    43 - most cars running at finish (9/16/07)
    79 - most caution laps (7/10/94)
    120 minutes - approximate amount of time it takes to dry the 1.058-mile track
    300 - most laps led by race winner (Jeff Burton led every lap, 9/17/00)
    (Darnell Communications for Dodge Motorsports)(7-15-2011)

  • 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 32 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 32 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 (four).
    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 four winners who started from the pole. The last race winner to win from the pole was Clint Bowyer in 2007. He scored a perfect Driver Rating of 150.0 that event.
    Jeff Burton led all 300 laps raced in the 2000 fall race (the restrictor plate 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).
    Eight of the last nine races that finished under green had a margin of victory of less than a second.
    There have been 32 NASCAR Sprint Cup races in New Hampshire, all at NHMS.
    13 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.(NASCAR)(7-12-2011)

  • For news, stats, records and more about this race track, see: Jayski's New Hampshire Motor Speedway Track News/Rumors/Links page


Practice & Qualifying Dates / Times / TV coverage

(times in eastern time)
  • Practices:
    Friday, July 15, 11:30 am - 1:00pm/et, TV-SPEED
    Saturday, July 16th, 9:30 - 10:20 am/et, TV-SPEED

  • Happy Hour 'Final' practice: Saturday, July 16, 11:45 am - 12:45pm/et, TV-SPEED

  • Qualifying: 2 laps for positions 1-42, Friday, July 15 at 3:10 pm/et, TV-SPEED, re-air scheduled at 8:30pm/et.


RACE RUNDOWN....news and links

  • Newman wins at New Hampshire: #39-Ryan Newman won the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for his 1st win of 2011 and 15th career win. His teammate, #14-Stewart finished second [the first one-two finish for Stewart-Hass Racing] followed by #11-Hamlin, #20-Logano, #48-Johnson, #4-Kahne, #47-Labonte, #56-Truex, Jr., #9-Ambrose, and #22-Busch. The race came down to fuel mileage with several drivers running out of gas during the last few laps.
    The points leader going in to the race, #18-Busch, blew a tire early and hit the wall. He finished 36th and lost the points lead to #99-Edwards, who goes to the points lead by 7 points over #48-Johnson.
    There were 21 lead changes among 14 drivers; 10 cautions for 44 yellow flag laps. The attendance is listed as 95,000, up from 91,000 last June.
    Scheduled Race Re-Air: SPEED, Wednesday, July 20 at 12:00pm/et
    See race results, awards, laps led and more on Jayski's New Hampshire Race Results/Awards page.(7-17-2011)

  • Race Fast Facts - New Hampshire:
    Ryan Newman won the 19th Annual LENOX Industrial Tools 301, his 15th victory in 351 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is the first time Stewart-Haas Racing has finished 1-2.
    Newman becomes the 13th different race winner this season. There were 13 different winners all last season.
    This is his first victory and ninth top-10 finish in 2011.
    This is his third victory and 13th top-10 finish in 19 races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
    Tony Stewart (second) posted his 15th top-10 finish in 25 races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. It is his seventh top-10 finish in 2011.
    Denny Hamlin (third) posted his eighth top-10 finish in 11 races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.(NASCAR Statistics)(7-17-2011)

  • New Hampshire Notes-n-Nuggets:
    " Ryan Newman became the 13th different race winner in 19 starts in 2011, his 15th career victory in 351 starts.
    " Ryan Newman ended a 47-race winless streak with the victory.
    " Ryan Newman's victory was the second consecutive Cup race to be won from the pole; Kyle Busch did it at Kentucky.
    " Ryan Newman has finished in the top 10 in the past four New Hampshire races, the longest current streak.
    " It was Ryan Newman's fourth victory in 47 starts on the pole.
    " Ryan Newman led six times for 119 laps, including the final 72.
    " Tony Stewart (second) tied his best finish of the season; he was also second at Las Vegas.
    " Denny Hamlin (third) has finished in the top three in three of the past four races at New Hampshire.
    " Denny Hamlin has finished in the top 15 in each of his 11 New Hampshire starts.
    " Joey Logano (fourth) has four top-10s in the past eight races after only one in his first 11 races.
    " Jimmie Johnson (fifth) has 10 top-10 finishes in the past 12 Loudon races.
    " Bobby Labonte (seventh) posted his second top-10 finish of 2011. The other was a fourth-place run in the Daytona 500.
    " Kurt Busch (10th) has finished 14th or better in each of the past nine races.
    " Dale Earnhardt Jr. (15th) has finished outside of the top 10 in his past five races.
    " Greg Biffle (18th) has just one top-10 finish in his past nine races.(Racing Recall/nascar.com)(7-18-2011)

  • 2011 Sprint Cup Driver Championship Points Standings:
    [after New Hampshire, race 19 of 36]:
    rank, car#, driver, points, behind
    1) #99-Carl Edwards [1 win], 652
    2) #48-Jimmie Johnson [1 win], 645, -7
    3) #22-Kurt Busch [1 win], 641, -11
    4) #29-Kevin Harvick [3 wins], 637, -15
    5) #18-Kyle Busch [3 wins], 632, -20
    6) #17-Matt Kenseth [2 wins], 626, -26
    7) #24-Jeff Gordon [2 wins], 587, -65
    8) #39-Ryan Newman [1 win], 586, -66
    9) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr., 577, -75
    10) #11-Denny Hamlin [1 win], 570, -82
    wild cards
    11) #6-David Ragan [1 win], 524, -128 [13th in points, 1 win]
    12) #14-Tony Stewart, 570, -82 [11th in points]
    Two race winners are not inside the top-20: #2-Keselowski is 23rd, 25 pts out of 20th; #78-Smith is 27th, 90 pts out of 20th
    NOTE: wild cards are drivers not in the chase with a win as long as they are in the top-20 in points, then if no wins by drivers points
    See drivers championship points standings on Jayski's Drivers Points Standings page.(7-17-2011)

  • Top-35 in Owner Points and guaranteed a starting spot at Indianapolis:
    No changes in the top-35, the #7 lead remains at 7 points over #71.
    32) #36-Blaney/TBR, 275, +44
    33) #32-Bliss/FAS Lane, 273, +42
    34) #13-Mears/Germain, 267, +36
    35) #7-Wimmer/RGM, 238, 7 points ahead of 36th
    these teams / drivers will need to qualify by speed:
    36) #71-Lally/TRG, 231, 7 points out of top 35
    37) #38-Kvapil/Front Row, 226, -12
    38) #21-Bayne/Wood Brothers, 204,-34
    The teams are NOT locked in past the next race as the owners points change after each race.
    For the owner points standings, see my Owners Points Standings page.(7-17-2011)

  • Penalty Report - New Hampshire:
    Car#, Lap, Reason, Penalty
    #18, 59, Pitting before pit road is open, Garage
    #2, 144, Pitting before pit road is open, Garage
    #32, 146, Speed-Exiting pits, Tail of Field
    #30, 160, Pitting before pit road is open, Garage
    #18, 163, Speed-Exiting pits, Tail of Field
    #5, 185, Pitting before pit road is open, Tail of Field
    #48, 217, Lug nut(s) not installed, Must Come In
    #83, 225, Pitting before pit road is open, Garage
    #88, 241, Outside half of the pit box tire violation/Team member not in contact with the outside tires, Tail of Field
    (NASCAR Statistics)(7-17-2011)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at New Hampshire: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: #66-McDowell, 40th
    Caution 2: none, no one on track a lap or more down
    Caution 3: none, no one on track a lap or more down
    Caution 4: #30-Stremme, 37th
    Caution 5: none, no one on track a lap or more down
    Caution 6: #24-Gordon, 11th
    Caution 7: #18-Busch (77 laps down), 36th
    Caution 8: #5-Martin, 22nd
    Caution 9: #5-Martin (2), 22nd
    Caution 10: #2-Keselowski (43 laps down), 35th
    (7-17-2011)

  • Race Coverage of the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is scheduled for Sunday, July 17, 2011.
    Television (TV): TNT at 1:00 pm/et; pre-race show at 12:00 pm/et; green flag approx 1:16pm/et
    Radio: Performance Racing Network (PRN) and Sirius XM Satellite NASCAR Radio 90
    Scheduled Race Re-Airs:
    SPEED, Wednesday, July 20 at 12:00pm/et

  • Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway have been made.
    Pole sitter #39-Newman chose pit stall 1 [as do most pole sitters].
    Outside pole sitter #14-Stewart took pit stall 25, the first pitstall in front of the start finish line.
    #00-Reutimann, who starts 3rd took the 43rd pit stall, the last stall with an opening in front of it.
    The 44th and final pit stall [pit stall 26 is not used] was taken by #27-Menard, who starts 9th.
    To see where the drivers/teams pit stall is, see the pit selection chart on the Pit Stall Selection chart.(7-16-2011)

  • NASCAR Green-White-Checkered Race Procedure: NASCAR allows a maximum of three restart attempts prior to the White Flag under NASCAR's Green-White-Checkered flag finish. If the leader has taken the White Flag and the caution flag is displayed, the field is frozen and the race will not be restarted. Previously, there was only one restart attempt. The procedure applies to all three national series. See rule and notes on the Green-White-Checker rule page.(2-11-2010)

  • Wave-around rule: The wave-around rule dictates that cars under penalty at the time of the caution are ineligible for the wave around.(10-11-2009)

  • See Jayski's - 2011 Sprint Cup Race Results Page for pole winner, race winner with speed and starting/finishing position, links to race results, drivers & owners points, pit stall selections, qualifying results/starting lineup, practice speeds and chase stats as well as link to race track and race information page for each race


QUALIFYING INFO, PRACTICE SPEED and ENTRIES
info, news, speeds and links

  • Final practice for the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is over, after 60 minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
    #48-Johnson 129.591
    #42-Montoya 129.292
    #39-Newman 129.278
    #31-Burton 129.169
    #2-Keselowski 129.156
    slowest: #46-Darnell 127.040 & #32-Bliss 127.036.
    fastest 10 lap average
    #48-Johnson 128.755
    #31-Burston 128.669
    #20-Logano 128.463
    See fastest speeds, laps run, average speeds, fastest 10 lap averages on the New Hampshire Practice Speeds Page. (7-16-2011)

  • Saturday's first practice for the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is over, after 50 minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
    #14-Stewart 129.169
    #33-Bowyer 129.156
    #2-Keselowski 129.151
    #24-Gordon 128.976
    #56-Truex, Jr. 128.972
    slowest: #7-Wimmer 126.215 & #60-Skinner 125.990.
    fastest 10 lap average
    #33-Bowyer 128.421
    #14-Stewart 128.287
    #31-Burton 128.239
    See fastest speeds, laps run, average speeds, fastest 10 lap averages on the New Hampshire Practice Speeds Page.(7-16-2011)

  • Newman wins New Hampshire pole: #39-Ryan Newman won the Coors Light pole for the Lexox Industrial Tools 301 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with a speed of 135.232mph, a new track record. It is his 1st pole of the season and the 47th of his career. #14-Stewart starts 2nd followed by #00-Reutimann, #22-Busch, #31-Burton, #24-Gordon, #42-Montoya, #27-Menard, and #4-Kahne.
    The go-or-go homers who made the race (8): #30-Stremme, #66-McDowell, #87-Nemechek, #55-Green, #38-Yeley, #60-Skinner, #46-Darnell and #71-Lally.
    The go-or-go homers who failed to qualify for the race (3): #37-Raines, #81-Riggs, #92-Setzer.
    See the starting lineup, qualifying speeds and notes on my New Hamphire Starting Lineup/Qualifying Results page.(7-15-2011)

  • Qualifying Fast Facts - New Hampshire:
    Ryan Newman won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 19th Annual LENOX Industrial Tools 301 with a track qualifying record lap of 28.165 seconds, 135.232 mph.
    The previous record was set by Brad Keselowski last September (28.515 sec./133.572 mph).
    This is his 47th pole in 351 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. He now sits alone in 10th on the all-time poles list.
    This is his first pole and seventh top-10 start in 2011. His last pole came at Charlotte in May of last season.
    This is his series-leading fifth pole in 19 races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
    Tony Stewart (second) posted his fifth top-10 start of 2011 and his 16th in 25 races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
    David Reutimann (third) posted his third top-10 start at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. It is his fifth in 19 races this season.(NASCAR Statistics)(7-15-2011)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is scheduled for Friday, July 15, 2011 at 3:10pm/et.
    Television (TV): SPEED, 3:00pm/et
    Qualifying Re-Air: re-air scheduled at 8:30pm/et on SPEED

  • Qualifying Order for the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is posted. 46 cars/drivers are listed. Go-or-go homers are now mixed in with the top-35 drivers, slowest by fastest in first practice.
    The first of the drivers scheduled to go out is #92-Setzer, slowest in practice.
    The final driver scheduled to go out is #33-Bowyer, who was fastest in first practice.
    Qualifying order is set by the first practice session, with slowest driver going out by speed and the fastest going out last. The non-top 35 drivers are now mixed in with the top-35 in owners points, slowest to fastest.
    See the full qualifying order on the New Hampshire Qualifying Page.(7-15-2011)

  • Friday practice for the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is over after 90 minutes, the top five, slowest and notes:
    #33-Bowyer 134.212
    #14-Stewart 134.103
    #39-Newman 133.778
    #43-Allmendinger 133.741
    #27-Menard 133.562
    slowest: #81-Riggs 129.156 & #92-Setzer 128.876.
    fastest 10 lap average
    #20-Logano 128.573
    #11-Denny Hamlin 128.188
    #51-Landon Cassill(i) 126.105
    See fastest speeds, laps run, average speeds, fastest 10 lap averages on the New Hampshire Practice Speeds Page.(7-15-2011)

  • Practice rank for the non top-35 drivers:
    if things stay the same, these eight drivers would make the race:
    #66-Michael McDowell, 32nd
    #30-David Stremme, 33rd
    #55-Jeff Green, 35th
    #38-J.J. Yeley, 36th
    #87-Joe Nemechek, 38th
    #60-Mike Skinner, 39th
    #46-Erik Darnell, 40th
    #71-Andy Lally, 41st
    these drivers would miss the race if the order stayed the same:
    #37-Tony Raines, 43rd
    #81-Scott Riggs, 45th
    #92-Dennis Setzer, 46th

  • Another new twist to the qualifying format: Starting at Kentucky Speedway, there will be a rain-out qualifying procedure change for all three NASCAR national series. If first practice is run, but qualifying is unable to take place, the starting lineup will be based on speeds from the car's fastest lap from the first practice, with top-35 cars in owner points no longer segregated from the non-top 35 cars. Previously, the top 35 cars lined up in front of all other eligible car owners.(NASCAR)(7-7-2011)

  • The Entry List for the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is posted, 46 teams/drivers [for 43 spots] are listed, including:
    #30-David Stremme and #92-Dennis Setzer (driving for Brian Keselowski) have been added, Erik Darnell will be in the #46. Scott Wimmer will be in the #7. The #50-T.J. Bell and #77-Scott Wimmer teams have withdrawn.
    Not in top 35 of owners points:
    #30-David Stremme (44/7)
    #37-Tony Raines (39/18)
    #38-J.J. Yeley (37/18)
    #46-Erik Darnell (40/18)
    #55-Jeff Green (0/0)
    #60-Mike Skinner (43/18)
    #66-Michael McDowell (42/18)
    #71-Andy Lally (37/18)
    #81-Scott Riggs (47/8)
    #87-Joe Nemechek (41/18)
    #92-Dennis Setzer (49/7)
    In the event that qualifying is cancelled:
    the eight who would make it [8]: #'s 71,38,37,46,87,66,60,81
    missing the race would be [3]: #'s 92,30,55
    See the full entry list at my Jayski's New Hampshire Entry List.(7-11/13/15-2011)

  • Top-35 in Owner Points and guaranteed a starting spot at New Hampshire:
    No changes in the top-35, the #7 lead decreases it's pts lead over the #71 to 7 pts.
    32) #32-Bliss/FAS Lane, 261, +47
    33) #13-Mears/Germain, 261, +47
    34) #36-Blaney/TBR, 260, +46
    35) #7-Wimmer/RGM, 221, 7 points ahead of 36th
    these teams / drivers will need to qualify by speed:
    36) #71-Lally/TRG, 214, 7 points out of top 35
    37) #38-Yeley/Front Row, 205, -16
    38) #21-Bayne/Wood Brothers, 204,-17
    The teams are NOT locked in past the next race as the owners points change after each race.
    For the owner points standings, see my Owners Points Standings page.(7-9-2011)

  • 2011 Sprint Cup Driver Championship Points Standings:
    [after Kentucky, race 18 of 36]:
    rank, car#, driver, points, behind
    1) #18-Kyle Busch [3 wins], 624
    2) #99-Carl Edwards [1 win], 620, -4
    3) #29-Kevin Harvick [3 wins], 614, -10
    4) #22-Kurt Busch [1 win], 606, -18
    5) #48-Jimmie Johnson [1 win], 605, -19
    6) #17-Matt Kenseth [2 wins], 602, -22
    7) #24-Jeff Gordon [2 wins], 553, -71
    8) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr., 548, -76
    9) #39-Ryan Newman, 538, -86
    10) #11-Denny Hamlin [1 win], 529, -95
    wild cards
    11) #6-David Ragan [1 win], 494, -130 [15th in points, win]
    12) #14-Tony Stewart, 527, -97 [11th in points]
    Two race winners are not inside the top-20: #2-Keselowski is 21st, 3 pts out of 20th; #78-Smith is 27th, 70 pts out of 20th
    NOTE: wild cards are drivers not in the chase with a win as long as they are in the top-20 in points, then if no wins by drivers points
    See drivers championship points standings on Jayski's Drivers Points Standings page.(7-9-2011)


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New Hampshire Union Leader
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CBS 4 WBZ
FOX 25 WFXT
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PAINT SCHEME NEWS

Car#/Driver Sponsor/Scheme/Promo Image Link
#5-Mark Martin GoDaddy.com #5 Team Schemes Page
#9-Marcos Ambrose DeWalt #9 Team Schemes Page
#11-Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight #11 Team Schemes Page
#14-Tony Stewart Office Depot #14 Team Schemes Page
#17-Matt Kenseth Affliction Clothing #17 Team Schemes Page
#18-Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries #18 Team Schemes Page
#24-Jeff Gordon Drive to End Hunger #24 Team Schemes Page
#27-Paul Menard Menard's / Richmond none...yet
#33-Clint Bowyer Good Sam Club none...yet
#39-Ryan Newman U.S. Army #39 Team Schemes Page
#43-A.J. Allmendinger Best Buy #43 Team Schemes Page
#47-Bobby Labonte Capital Window none...yet
#56-Martin Truex Jr NAPA Good to Go #56 Team Schemes Page
#88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard #88 Team Schemes Page
#99-Carl Edwards Ortho #99 Team Schemes Page

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Some Chassis Selections by Teams for this race

  • Chassis selections for New Hampshire: see the list of many teams and what chassis were selected by the team to run at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the Sprint Cup Series Race:
    #1-Jamie McMurray: will bring chassis #1007 to New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend. This chassis qualified on the pole and finished seventh at Martinsville in April. This car also ran last season in both races at Martinsville and Richmond, and was the backup car for the first race in Loudon.
    #2-Brad Keselowski: The #2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger team will race chassis PRS-751 during Sunday's Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Keselowski drove this chassis to a third-place finish at Darlington Raceway in May.
    #5-Mark Martin: Crew chief Lance McGrew has chosen Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 5-663 for Sunday's race at New Hampshire. This is the same car that Martin drove to a 14th-place finish at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway in April.
    #6-David Ragan: Primary: RK-755 Last ran Richmond - finished fourth; Backup: RK-747 Last ran Martinsville - finished eighth
    #9-Marcos Ambrose: The #9 RPM team has prepared chassis No. 728 for the 318-mile event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. This DEWALT Ford Fusion was run previously this season at Phoenix and Richmond.
    #14-Tony Stewart: Chassis No. 14-637: This car made its debut in April at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, where it experienced some teething problems, qualifying 28th and finishing 34th with a broken rear-end gear. Prior to Martinsville, Chassis No. 14-637 was tested March 14 at the half-mile Little Rock Speedway in Rockingham, N.C. The Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon will mark the car's second career start.
    #17-Matt Kenseth: Primary: RK-766 (last raced at All-Star Race)
    #20-Joey Logano: is taking chassis #314 this weekend to compete at NHMS. This is a new chassis for the team. The back-up chassis is #303 that Logano tested at Kentucky last Thursday and most recently ran at Michigan International Speedway a few weeks ago.
    #22-Kurt Busch: and his Steve Addington-led "Double-Deuce" team will be racing their "PRS-756" Penske Racing Dodge Charger at New Hampshire this weekend. "This is a brand new Dodge Charger that we'll be racing at Loudon," explained crew chief Addington.
    #24-Jeff Gordon: unidentified new chassis
    #27-Paul Menard: will pilot Chassis No. 341 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable. This No. 27 Chevy is a brand new addition to the RCR fleet for the 2011 season and will make its first paces this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
    #29-Kevin Harvick: will race chassis No. 332 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable. Harvick has raced this car three times this season, earning one win (Martinsville, 4/3), a fourth-place run at Phoenix (2/27) and a 12th-place finish at Richmond (4/30).
    #31-Jeff Burton: will pilot Chassis No. 323 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable. Built new for 2010, this RCR Chevrolet was put through its first paces at Kansas Speedway last October where the South Boston, Va., native was credited with an 18th-place finish after starting 23rd. Burton then raced this No. 31 racer at Phoenix earlier this season and was credited with a 26th-place effort after being involved in a multi-car incident just 60 laps into the 312-lap showdown. Most recently, this RCR entry ran competitively at Richmond where Burton drove it to a 16th-place result.
    #33-Clint Bowyer: will pilot chassis No. 365 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable. This is a brand new #33 Chevy that will turn its first laps during opening practice on Friday at "The Magic Mile."
    #36-Dave Blaney: Chassis No. 78 - Blaney most recently piloted chassis No. 78 at Michigan International Speedway in June. His best finish while piloting the chassis was TBR's career best finish of 13th at Richmond International Speedway in April 2010.
    #42-Juan Pablo Montoya: Chassis #1110 will make its second appearance of the 2011 season this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The Target team also ran this chassis at Martinsville earlier this year, where it came home with a fourth-place finish.
    #43-A.J. Allmendinger: The #43 RPM team has prepared chassis No. 736 for this weekend's event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. This Best Buy Ford has been run previously this season at Las Vegas, Richmond and Kansas.
    #48-Jimmie Johnson: finished eighth in primary chassis No. 590 at Richmond in April 2011. Backup chassis No. 540 finished third at Phoenix in February 2011.
    #88-Dale Earnhardt, Jr.: crew chief Steve Letarte and the #88 crew will unload Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 88-616. Jeff Gordon most recently raced this chassis to a 20th-place finish at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway last October.
    #99-Carl Edwards: RK-782 - New car
    (from team PR's/sites if reported)(7-14-2011)


Goodyear Tires Notes / Fast Facts

    Tire: Goodyear Eagle Intermediate Radials

    Number of Tires: Sprint Cup:
    Left-side -- 1,200, Right-side -- 1,200;
    Nationwide: Left-side -- 525, Right-side -- 525

    Set limits:
    Sprint Cup: 5 sets for practice/qualifying and 8 sets for the race;
    Nationwide: 5 sets for the weekend

    Tire Codes:
    Left-side -- D-4416; Right-side -- D-4432

    Tire Circumference:
    Left-side -- 87.4 in.; Right-side -- 88.6 in.

    Technical Inspection Inflation:
    Left Front -- 20 psi; Left Rear -- 20 psi;
    Right Front -- 30 psi; Right Rear -- 30 psi

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

    Estimated Pit Window: Every 70-74 laps, based on fuel mileage (Sprint Cup).

    Notes: Teams in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series will run the same tire codes at New Hampshire this weekend . . . teams are very familiar with this tire set-up, with both series having run this same combination of left- and right-side tires at Phoenix and Richmond earlier this season. . . compared to what was run at New Hampshire last season, this left-side tire features a slight construction change, while this right-side tire features a construction change and a softer compound . . . the changes are designed to give the cars more grip . . . 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: East Series teams will run on Goodyear Eagle Bias Ply tires for the New England 125 at New Hampshire on Friday . . . the tire codes to be run at New Hampshire are D-2267 on the left-side and D-2268 on the right-side . . . East Series teams ran this exact combination of left- and right-side tires at Richmond earlier this season . . . K&N Pro Series West teams also ran this same tire combination at Phoenix . . . Goodyear will supply 300 tires per side for teams to use at New Hampshire . . . K&N teams are allowed up to three sets each for this event.


Race / Cup Odds

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New Hampshire Preview by Micah Roberts
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2011 Sprint Cup Championship

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Bodog:
Odds to win the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship

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