NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race Information, Links and News

THE RACE: Camping World RV 301

TRACK: New Hampshire Motor Speedway

NASCAR Sprint Cup Race #19 of 36 for the 2013 season

Updated: often, leading up to the race

Jumps to sections on this page:
Event Sched | Purse/Race Awards | TV / Re-airs | Radio
Practice/Qual Times | Rundown of Race/Results | Entry/Practice/Qualifying
Track/Race Info | Local Newspapers
Weather | Camping | Paint Schemes
Chassis | Goodyear Notes | Odds


Race: Sunday, July 14, 2013 in Loudon, NH

Title Sponsor: Camping World

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 1:15pm/et


Television Coverage/Re-air/TV Team

  • NASCAR Countdown to Green: TNT - 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: Adam Alexander, Larry McReynolds, Kyle Petty

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

  • Scheduled Race Re-Air Dates/Times:
    Wednesday, July 17 at 12:00pm/et on SPEED

  • TV Listings, Links and Info:
    Jayski's TV Listings Page
    ESPN Network Schedules
    SPEED TV Schedule
    TV Racer
    Armed Forces Network - Search NASCAR


Radio Coverage


EVENT SCHEDULE
(Sprint Cup Series)

Times are local to the Track

Thursday, July 11
4:00 pm NSCS Haulers Enter

Friday, July 12
7:00 am NSCS Garage Opens
11:00 - 11:50 am NNS Practice
11:00 am NSCS Rookie & Spotter Meeting & Drawing for Qualifying Order
12:00 - 1:30 pm NSCS Practice
1:40 - 3:00 pm NNS Final Practice
3:40 pm NSCS Qualifying
5:30 pm NNS, NSCS Garage Closes

Saturday, July 13
7:00 am NSCS Garage Opens
9:00 - 9:55 am NSCS Practice
10:05 am NNS Qualifying
11:20 am - 12:20 pm NSCS Final Practice
2:30 pm NSCS Garage Closes
3:00 pm NNS Driver Introductions
3:30 pm NNS Race

Sunday, July 14
7:00 am NSCS Garage Opens
7:00 - 8:00 am Speedway Children's Charities' - Track Walk
11:00 am NSCS Driver / Crew Chief Meeting
12:30 pm NSCS Driver Intorductions
1:00 pm NSCS Camping Word RV 301 Race

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


PRACTICE & QUALIFYING
Dates / Times / TV coverage

(times in eastern time)
  • Practices:
    Friday, July 12, 12:00 - 1:30 pm/et, TV-SPEED
    Saturday, July 13, 9:00 - 9:55 am/et, TV-none scheduled

  • Happy Hour 'Final' practice: Saturday, July 13, 11:20 am - 12:20pm/et, TV-SPEED

  • Qualifying: 2 laps for positions 1-36, Friday, July 12 at 3:40 pm/et, TV-SPEED, re-air scheduled at 8:00pm/et.


PURSE/RACE AWARD

2013: $5,367,865
2012: $5,313,845
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 Specifications:
    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: Marcus Lemonis, CEO of Camping World and star of CNBC Prime reality show "The Profit."
    Command to start engines: Camping World Employees
    Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: Marcus Lemonis
    Invocation: Pastor Ron Kastens
    National Anthem: Samantha Russo
    Canadian National Anthem: Baylee Morrison
    Military Flyover: The Collings Foundation; Douglas A1-E Skyraider & North American A-36

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

  • July 2012: see my New Hampshire Race Info page

  • September 2012: see my New Hampshire Race Info page

  • July 2012 Race Winner: #5-Kasey Kahne, 116.226mph, started 2nd

  • September 2012 Race Winner: #11-Denny Hamlin, 116.810mph, started 32nd

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

  • Slowest Race Record: Ricky Rudd, 87.619, 7/1994

  • 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

  • July 2012 Pole Sitter: #18-Kyle Busch, 133.417mph, finished 16th

  • September 2012 Pole Sitter: #24-Jeff Gordon, 134.911mph, finished 3rd

  • Track Qualifying Record: Ryan Newman, 135.232mph, 7/17/2011

  • 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

  • Worst Starting Spot to Win: Jeff Burton, started 38th [provisional], 7/1999

  • 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.
    Formula combining the following categories: Wins, Finishes, Top-15 Finishes, Average Running Position While on Lead Lap, Average Speed Under Green, Fastest Lap, Led Most Laps, Lead-Lap Finish. Maximum: 150 points per race.(NASCAR)

  • New Hampshire Facts & Stats: 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.
    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 and Joe 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).
    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).
    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 Ford with 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).(NASCAR)(7-9-2013)

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


RACE RUNDOWN....news and links

  • Vickers wins New Hampshire: #55-Brian Vickers won the Camping World RV Sales 301 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for his 1st win of 2013 and 3rd career win.
    #18-Busch finished 2nd followed by #31-Burton, #2-Keselowski, #43-Almirola, #48-Johnson, #29-Harvick, #99-Edwards, #20-Kenseth, and #24-Gordon.
    The race ended under a green-white-checker finish after a late caution. #14-Stewart restart second but ran out of gas and finished 26th.
    #78-Busch led the most laps with 102 of 302 laps, but spun midway through the race and finished 31st.
    There were 10 lead changes among 6 drivers and 12 cautions for 58 yellow flag laps.
    The average speed was 98.735mph. NASCAR no longer announces the track attendance.
    See race results, awards, money won, laps led, cautions and more on the Unofficial New Hampshire Race Results page (pdf) and check out the New Hampshire Penalty Report (pdf).
    For Official Results & Points, see the Official New Hampshire Race and Points Report.(7-14-2013)

  • 2013 Sprint Cup Driver Championship Points Standings:
    [after New Hampshire, race 19 of 36]
    1) #48-Jimmie Johnson [4 wins], 696
    2) #15-Clint Bowyer, 640, -56
    3) #99-Carl Edwards [1 win], 623, -73
    4) #29-Kevin Harvick [2 wins], 622, -74
    5) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr., 578, -118
    6) #20-Matt Kenseth [4 wins], 576, -120
    7) #18-Kyle Busch [2 wins], 576, -120
    8) #16-Greg Biffle [1 win], 545, -151
    9) #2-Brad Keselowski, 529, -167
    10) #5-Kasey Kahne [1 win], 523, -173
    Wild Cards:
    WC1) #56-Martin Truex Jr. [1 win], 11th in points (-2 out of 10th)
    WC2) #14-Tony Stewart [1 win], 13th in points (-5 out fo 10th)
    2012 Chase drivers out of top 12
    #24-Jeff Gordon, 12th in points (-2 out of 10th)
    #11-Denny Hamlin, 25th [missed 4 races with injury], -126 out of 20th
    (ties broken by 1sts, 2nds, 3rd, etc)
    See drivers championship points standings on the Unofficial Drivers Points Standings (pdf) and the owner points standings on the Unofficial Owners Points Standings page (pdf).
    (7-14-2013)

  • Race Fast Facts - New Hampshire:
    Brian Vickers won the 21st Annual Camping World RV Sales 301, his third victory in 271 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    There have now been 11 different winners in the last 11 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at New Hampshire.
    This is his first victory and third top-10 finish in 2013. Vickers' last victory was on Aug. 16, 2009 at Michigan, a span of 75 starts.
    This is his first victory and fourth top-10 finish in 16 races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
    Kyle Busch (second) posted his seventh top-10 finish in 17 races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. It is his 11th top-10 finish in 2013.
    Jeff Burton (third) posted his 14th top-10 finish in 37 races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. It was his best finish this season.
    Jimmie Johnson leads the point standings by 56 points over Clint Bowyer.(NASCAR Integrated Sports Marketing)(7-14-2013)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at New Hampshire: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: none, no one on track a lap or more down.
    Caution 2: none, no one on track a lap or more down.
    Caution 3: #87-Nemechek, 25th
    Caution 4: #34-Ragan, 19th
    Caution 5: #87-Nemechek (2), 25th
    Caution 6: #93-Kvapil, 38th
    Caution 7: #11-Hamlin, 21st
    Caution 8: #51-Allmendinger, 22nd
    Caution 9: #30-Stremme, 20th
    Caution 10: #87-Nemechek (3), 25th
    Caution 11: #87-Nemechek (4), 25th
    Caution 12: #87-Nemechek (5), 25th
    (7-14-2013)

  • Race Coverage of the Camping World RV 301 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is scheduled for Sunday, July 14, 2013.
    Television (TV): TNT at 1:00 pm/et; Pre-Race show at 12:00 pm/et; green flag approx 1:15pm/et
    Radio: Performance Racing Network (PRN) and Sirius XM Satellite NASCAR Radio 90
    Scheduled Race Re-Airs: SPEED, Wednesday, July 17 at 12:00pm/et

  • Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Camping World RV 301 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway have been made.
    Pole sitter #2-Keselowski chose pit stall 1 [as do most pole sitters].
    Outside pole sitter #78-Busch took pit stall 3.
    #88-Earnhardt, Jr., who starts 3rd took the 32nd pit stall.
    The 43rd and final pit stall was taken by #99-Edwards, who starts 6th.
    To see where the drivers/teams pit stall is, see the pit selection chart on the Pit Stall Selection chart.(7-13-2013)

  • Links to results, practices, qualifying PDF's: (will be added as available)
    Official Race Report
    Race Results
    Drivers Points
    Owners Points
    Penalty Resport
    Pitstalls
    Happy Hour Practice Speeds
    Practice 2 Speeds
    Starting Lineup
    Qualifying Results
    Practice 1 Speeds
    Qualifying Order
    Entry List

  • 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.

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

  • See Jayski's - 2013 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 and practice speeds 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 Camping World RV 301 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is over after 60 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and any notes
    #55-Vickers 133.417
    #88-Earnhardt, Jr. 133.212
    #20-Kenseth 133.207
    #48-Johnson 133.096
    slowest: #32-Schrader 128.911 & #52-Shepherd 126.694.
    notes: #1-McMurray blew a left rear tire and slapped the wall late in practice.
    See fastest speeds, 10-lap averages, laps run on the New Hampshire practice 3 speeds (pdf).(7-13-2013)

  • First Saturday practice for the Camping World RV 301 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is over after 55 scheduled minutes, the top five, slowest and any notes
    #78-Busch 133.497
    #20-Kenseth 133.469
    #18-Busch 133.347
    #15-Bowyer 133.245
    #99-Edwards 133.217
    slowest: #36-Yeley 128.398 & #52-Shepherd 127.248.
    The start of the session was delayed by 5 minutes while NASCAR dried some "weepers" on the track.
    There is no TV coverage of this practice.
    See fastest speeds, 10-lap averages, laps run on the New Hampshire practice 2 speeds (pdf).(7-13-2013)

  • Keselowski wins New Hampshire pole: #2-Brad Keselowski won the pole for the Camping World RV Sales 301 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with speed of 135.922mph (a new track record) for his 1st pole of 2013 and 3rd of his career. #48-Johnson is on the outside pole, followed by #78-Busch, #88-Earnhardt, Jr., #18-Busch, #24-Gordon, #99-Edwards, #11-Hamlin, #5-Kahne, and #31-Burton. No drivers missed the race as there were 43 entries for 43 starting spots. See the starting lineup, qualifying results & order, pole progression on the New Hampshire Starting Lineup & Qualifying Page.(7-12-2013)
    UPDATE: #48-Johnson's time was disallowed after he failed post-qualifying inspection. The car was too low in the front end. He will start in the rear of the field.(7-12-2013)

  • Qualifying Fast Facts - New Hampshire:
    Brad Keselowski won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 21st Annual Camping World RV Sales 301 with a track-qualifying record lap of 28.022 seconds, 135.922 mph.
    Ten drivers had a faster qualifying speed than the previous track qualifying record of 28.165 seconds (135.232 mph).
    This is Keselowski's third pole in 144 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. His first career pole also came at New Hampshire.
    This is his first pole and eighth top-10 start in 2013. Keselowski's last pole was at Charlotte in May of 2011, 78 races ago.
    Jimmie Johnson (second) posted his 11th top-10 start of 2013 and his 15th in 23 races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
    Kurt Busch (third) posted his 14th top-10 start at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. It is his seventh in 19 races this season.
    (NASCAR Statistics)(7-12-2013)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Camping World RV 301 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is scheduled for Friday, July 12, 2013 at 3:40pm/et.
    Television (TV): SPEED, 3:30pm/et
    Radio: Performance Racing Network (PRN), 3:30pm/et
    Scheduled Qualifying Re-Air: 8:00pm/et

  • Qualifying Order for the Camping World RV 301 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is posted. 44 cars/drivers are listed.
    The first of the drivers scheduled to go out is #15-Bowyer.
    The final driver scheduled to go out is #33-Cassill.
    Fastest in first practice, #2-Keselowski, is scheduled to qualify 30th.
    Qualifying order is set by a random draw, held about an hour before the first practice.
    See the full qualifying order on the New Hampshire Qualifying Page.(7-12-2013)

  • Friday practice for the Camping World RV 301 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is over after 95 minutes, the top five, slowest and any notes
    #2-Keselowski 135.491
    #18-Busch 134.439
    #11-Hamlin 134.439
    #1-McMurray 134.387
    #88-Earnhardt, Jr. 134.259
    slowest: #36-Yeley 128.143 & #52-Shepherd 124.793.
    #42-Montoya got into the wall on his second lap and will have to go to a backup. The session was delayed by workers repaired the SAFER barrier.
    There were a couple cautions during the session because of "weepers" on the track.
    This is the only practice session for today. Qualifying is scheduled for 3:40pm/et and will be televised by SPEED.
    See fastest speeds, 10-lap averages, laps run on the New Hampshire practice 1 speeds (pdf).(7-12-2013)

  • Entry List for the Camping World RV 301 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is posted, 43 teams/drivers [for 43 spots] are listed, including: #52-Morgan Shepherd, #51-Allmendinger, #47-Bobby Labonte, #19-Bliss & #32-Schrader. Since only 43 drivers are entered, all will make the race.
    See the full entry list at my Jayski's New Hampshire Entry List & Rules page

  • For the 2013 qualifying rules and format, see my Qualifying Rules page

  • How to Calculate Track Speeds: use the formula Speed = Distance divided by Time. Distance is Track Length, and Lap Time into Hours. Once hour is 3600 seconds, so the calculation for a 48 second lap at Daytona(2.5 miles) would be: Speed = 2.5 x (3600/48), = 2.5 x 75 = 187.500mph. For a 19 second lap at Bristol(.533 miles): Speed = .533 x (3600/19), = .533 x 189.474 = a speed of 100.990mph

  • 2013 Sprint Cup Driver Championship Points Standings:
    [after Daytona, race 18 of 36]
    1) #48-Jimmie Johnson [4 wins], 658
    2) #15-Clint Bowyer, 609, -49
    3) #99-Carl Edwards [1 win], 588, -70
    4) #29-Kevin Harvick [2 wins], 585, -73
    5) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr., 548, -110
    6) #20-Matt Kenseth [4 wins], 540, -118
    7) #18-Kyle Busch [2 wins], 533, -125
    8) #16-Greg Biffle [1 win], 516, -142
    9) #78-Kurt Busch, 501, -157
    10) #14-Tony Stewart, 499, -159
    Wild Cards:
    WC1) #56-Martin Truex Jr. [1 win], 11th in points (-6 out of 10th)
    WC2) #5-Kasey Kahne [1 win], 12th in points (-9)
    2012 Chase drivers out of top 12
    #2-Brad Keselowski, (the 2012 champ), 13th
    #24-Jeff Gordon, 14th in points
    #11-Denny Hamlin, 26th [missed 4 races with injury], -122 out of 20th
    (ties broken by 1sts, 2nds, 3rd, etc)
    See drivers championship points standings on the Unofficial Drivers Points Standings (pdf) and the owner points standings on the Unofficial Owners Points Standings page (pdf).
    For Official Results & Points, see the Official Daytona Race and Points Report.(7-8-2013)


Local Newspapers

Boston Globe
Boston Herald
Caledonian Record
The Citizen
Concord Monitor
Foster's Online
Hartford Courant
Nashua Telegraph
New Hampshire Union Leader
Portsmouth Herald


Weather Links

Weather Channel
Accuweather
NASCAR WX(Weather)-Man
National Weather Service
Race Weather
Race Day Forecast
Weather Underground


Camping, Eating and
Travel Info

Laid Back Racing
Speed Eats


Some Chassis Selections and Notes 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:
    MISSING? why are some teams missing? some teams do not report what chassis in the race previews, press releases or websites.
    #1-Jamie McMurray: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #2-Brad Keselowski: Primary Chassis: PRS-845. Last Raced: All-Star Race (finished 22nd). Backup Chassis: PRS-847. Last Raced: Backup at several tracks (not raced)
    #5-Kasey Kahne: Crew chief Kenny Francis has selected Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 5-769 for the New Hampshire race. Kahne has raced this car four times this season, notably reaching Victory Lane at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway on March 17. During those four starts, he has averaged a 4.75 starting spot on the strength of outside pole positions at Phoenix and Bristol and a fourth-place start at Richmond, Va. Kahne also lined up 11th in this car on June 2 at Dover (Del.) International Speedway.
    #7-Dave Blaney: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #9-Marcos Ambrose: The No. 9 team will bring chassis No. 728 to New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend. The team competed with chassis No. 728 at Martinsville Speedway where Ambrose started from the outside pole and posted an eight-place finish.
    #10-Danica Patrick: Chassis No. 10-791: Chassis No. 10-791 made its debut in April at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway, where Patrick started 30th and finished 29th. She and the GoDaddy team then tested the car June 25 and 26 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon.
    #11-Denny Hamlin: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #14-Tony Stewart: Chassis No. 14-792: This car made its debut in April at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway. It started 21st but Stewart wheeled it into the top-five prior to a green-whitecheckered finish. There, Stewart was bumped out of the way in the two-lap scramble and instead of finishing fifth, he wound up a disappointing 18th. Chassis No. 14-792 gets another crack at a strong run when it rolls out of the transporter for this weekend's race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon.
    #15-Clint Bowyer: Primary Chassis No. 761 raced to a runner-up finish at Martinsville in April. The No. 15 team also used the chassis for their May 14-15 Goodyear Tire Test at Loudon
    #16-Greg Biffle: Primary Chassis: RK-856 Brand new chassis was tested by Biffle and the team a few weeks ago at Loudon. Backup Chassis: RK-822 Last ran Martinsville - finished 9th.
    #17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr.: Primary Chassis: RK- 858- new chassis. The team brought this machine to the Loudon test last month to get it dialed in for Sunday's Camping World RV 301. Backup Chassis: RK-801 - chassis raced numerous times by No. 99 in 2012.
    #22-Joey Logano: Primary Chassis: PRS-855. Last Raced: All-Star Race (finished 2nd). Backup Chassis: PRS-844. Last Raced: Backup and several tracks (not raced)
    #24-Jeff Gordon: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #27-Paul Menard: will pilot chassis No. 419 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. This No. 27 Chevrolet SS was previously run this season at Martinsville Speedway and Richmond International Raceway.
    #29-Kevin Harvick: will pilot chassis No. 420 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable in the Camping World RV Sales 301 on Sunday afternoon. Harvick most recently drove this Chevrolet to Victory Lane at Richmond International Raceway in April.
    #31-Jeff Burton: will race chassis No. 421 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. This No. 31 Chevrolet was utilized earlier this season at Martinsville Speedway in March.
    #34-David Regan: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #35-Josh Wise: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #36-J.J. Yeley: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #38-David Gilliland: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #39-Ryan Newman: Chassis No. 39-783: Newman will pilot Chassis No. 39-783 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon. This chassis debuted at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway in April, where Newman had a strong run going but was relegated to a 31st-place finish after suffering a pair of flat tires. Since then, Chassis No. 39-783 has been outfitted with body updates and was utilized for a test session at New Hampshire Motor Speedway last month.
    #42-Juan Pablo Montoya: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #43-Aric Almirola:: The No. 43 team will race the chassis No. 736 this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
    #47-Bobby Labonte: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #48-Jimmie Johnson: will drive chassis No. 806, a new chassis, at New Hampshire. Chassis No. 778 serves as the backup.
    #55-Brian Vickers: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #56-Martin Truex Jr.:
    #78-Kurt Busch: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Crew chief Steve Letarte and the No. 88 team will unload Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 88-721 this weekend at New Hampshire. Earnhardt most recently raced this chassis to a 10th-place finish at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway on April 27.
    #99-Carl Edwards: RK - 857: last ran at Loudon test in June. RK - 819: last ran in Martinsville
    (from team PR's/sites if reported)(7-11-2013)


Goodyear Tires Notes / Fast Facts

  • Tire: Goodyear Eagle Intermediate Radials

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

  • Number of Tires:
    Sprint Cup: Left-side -- 1,075, Right-side -- 1,075;
    Nationwide: Left-side - 400, Right-side -- 400

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

  • Tire Circumference:
    Left-side -- 87.5 in. (2,222 mm);
    Right-side -- 88.3 in. (2,242 mm)

  • 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

  • Notes: Teams in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series will run the same Goodyear tire codes at New Hampshire this weekend . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that teams in these two series ran at New Hampshire last year . . . this tire set-up was confirmed at a Goodyear test at New Hampshire on May 14-15 . . . drivers and teams participating in that test were Clint Bowyer in the No. 15 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota, Jeff Burton in the No. 31 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet, Jeff Gordon in the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, Matt Kenseth in the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota and Joey Logano in the No. 22 Penske Racing Ford . . . as on most NASCAR ovals one mile or less in length, teams will not run inner liners in their tires at New Hampshire.


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