NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race Information, Links and News

THE RACE: Camping World RV Sales 301

TRACK: New Hampshire Motor Speedway

NASCAR Sprint Cup Race #19 of 36 for the 2014 season

Updated: often, leading up to the race

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Race: Sunday, July 13, 2014 in Loudon, NH

Title Sponsor: Camping World RV Sales

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


Television Coverage/Re-air/TV Team


Radio Coverage


EVENT SCHEDULE
(Sprint Cup Series)

Times are local to the Track

Thursday, July 10
6:00 PM NSCS HAULERS ENTER

Friday, July 11
6:30 AM NSCS GARAGE OPENS & INSPECTION BEGINS
10:30 AM NSCS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM NSCS PRACTICE
4:40 PM NSCS QUALIFYING
6:30 PM NSCS GARAGE CLOSES

Saturday, July 12
7:00 AM NSCS GARAGE OPENS
9:00 - 9:50 AM NSCS PRACTICE
11:30 AM - 12:25 PM NSCS FINAL PRACTICE
3:00 PM NSCS GARAGE CLOSES
6:30 PM New Hampshire Motor Speedway / SCC Track Walk

Sunday, July 13
7:00 AM NSCS GARAGE OPENS
11:00 AM NSCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING
12:30 PM NSCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
1:00 PM NSCS RACE

NSCS = Sprint Cup Series
SUBJECT TO CHANGE

All times above are listed in LOCAL Time


PRACTICE & QUALIFYING
Dates / Times / TV coverage

(times in eastern time)
  • Practices:
    Friday, July 11, 11:30am - 1:00pm/et, TV-FS1
    Saturday, July 12, 9:00am - 9:50am/et, TV-FS1

  • Happy Hour 'Final' practice: Saturday, July 12, 11:30am - 12:25pm/et, TV-FS1

  • Qualifying: group qualifying for positions 1-36, Friday, July 11 at 4:40 pm/et, TV-FS1, re-air scheduled at 4:30am/et on FS1, Sunday, July 13 at 6:30am/et on FS2; and 9:30am/et on FS1.


PURSE/RACE AWARD

2014: $5,390,876
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: Camping World Senior VP, Kevin Bostrom
    Command to start engines: Camping World Senior VP, Kevin Bostrom
    Honorary Pace Car driver: New England Patriot WR, Julian Edelman
    Invocation: Pastor Garry Hamilton, First Assembly of God. Manchester, NH
    National Anthem: "The National Anthem Girl" Janine Stange
    Flyover: Douglas AD5 Skyraider & a Grumman FM-2 Wildcat, Collings Foundation, Stow, MA

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

  • July 2013: see the New Hampshire Race Info page

  • September 2013: see the New Hampshire Race Info page

  • July 2013 Race Winner: #55-Brian Vickers, 98.735mph, started 13th

  • September 2013 Race Winner: #20-Matt Kenseth, 107.573mph, started 9th

  • 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 2013 Pole Winner: #2-Brad Keselowski, 135.922mph, finished 4th

  • September 2013 Pole Winner: #39-Ryan Newman, 136.497mph, finished 16th

  • Track Qualifying Record: Ryan Newman, 136.497mph, 9/20/2013

  • 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 10 driver ratings at New Hampshire:
    #14-Tony Stewart 111.0
    #24-Jeff Gordon 109.2
    #48-Jimmie Johnson 105.8
    #11-Denny Hamlin 102.9
    #88-Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 97.3
    #15-Clint Bowyer 95.0
    #18-Kyle Busch 93.1
    #31-Ryan Newman 92.5
    #5-Kasey Kahne 92.4 #4-Kevin Harvick 91.1
    Note: Driver Ratings compiled from 2005-2013 races (18 total) among active drivers at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
    Formula combining the following categories: Win, Finish, Top-15 Finish, Average Running Position while on Lead Lap, Average Speed Under Green, Fastest Lap, Led Most Laps, Lead-Lap Finish. Maximum: 150 points per race.
    See an explanation how the Driver Rating is calculated at NASCAR.com.(NASCAR)

  • New Hampshire Notes & Facts - Thursday - track history:
    There have been 38 NASCAR Sprint Cup races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway; one per year from 1993 through 1996 and two per year since.
    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.
    (NASCAR)(7-10-2014)

  • New Hampshire Notes & Facts - Friday - poles:
    Mark Martin won the inaugural Coors Light pole at New Hampshire in 1993 with a speed of 126.871 mph.
    18 drivers have Coors Light poles at New Hampshire, led by Ryan Newman with seven.
    Five drivers have won consecutive Coors Light poles at New Hampshire: Ken Schrader (1997 sweep); Jeff Gordon (1998-1999); Rusty Wallace (1999-2000); Ryan Newman (twice - 2003-2004 and 2011 sweep); Juan Pablo Montoya (2009-2010).
    Ryan Newman leads the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in average starting position at New Hampshire with an 8.042.
    Five of the 38 (13.1%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at New Hampshire have been won from the Coors Light pole; the most recent was Ryan Newman in 2011.
    The Coors Light pole is the most proficient starting position in the field, producing more winners (five) than any other starting position at New Hampshire.
    Eight of the 38 (21%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at New Hampshire have been won from the front row: eight from the pole and seven from second-place.
    20 of the 38 (52.6%) NASCAR Sprint Cup races at New Hampshire have been won from a top-10 starting position.
    Nine of the 38 (23.6%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at New Hampshire have been won from a starting position outside the top 20. 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.(NASCAR)(7-11-2014)

  • New Hampshire Notes & Facts - Saturday - drivers:
    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)
    Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart are tied for the series lead in runner-up finishes at New Hampshire with five each.
    Jeff Gordon leads the series in top-five finishes at New Hampshire with 16; followed by Tony Stewart with 14.
    Jeff Gordon leads the series in top-10 finishes at New Hampshire with 22; followed by Tony Stewart and Jimmie Johnson with 17 each.
    Denny Hamlin leads NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in average finishing position at New Hampshire with an 9.000.
    Dale Earnhardt Jr. leads the series among active drivers with the most NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at New Hampshire without a win at 29.
    Two active NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers have made their first career start at New Hampshire Motor Speedway: Joe Nemechek (7/11/93), and Joey Logano (9/14/08).
    Four active NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers have posted their first career win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway: Joe Nemechek (9/19/99), Ryan Newman (9/15/02), Clint Bowyer (9/16/07) and Joey Logano (6/28/09).
    Jeff Gordon leads all active drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in laps led at New Hampshire with 1,352 laps led in 38 starts.
    Danica Patrick is the only female driver that has competed in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.(NASCAR)(7-12-2014)

  • New Hampshire Notes & Facts - Sunday - race:
    150 drivers have competed in at least one NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway; 122 in more than one.
    Four drivers have competed in all 38 races at New Hampshire: Jeff Burton, Jeff Gordon, Bobby Labonte and Joe Nemechek.
    Two of the 38 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races have resulted with a green-white-checkered finish at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (Scheduled No. of Laps/Actual No. of Laps): 2006 (300/308) and 2013 (301/302).
    Four of the 38 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway have been shortened due to weather conditions; the most recent was June 28, 2009 - the race was called on Lap 273, 28 circuits shy of the 301 scheduled laps.
    Since the advent of electronic scoring the closest margin of victory (MOV) in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway was the July 1, 2007 race won by Denny Hamlin over Jeff Gordon with a MOV of 0.068 second.
    16 of the 30 NSCS races scored by electronic scoring at New Hampshire Motor Speedway have had a Margin of Victory less than a second.
    23 different drivers have won at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, led by Jeff Burton with four.
    Two drivers have posted consecutive wins at New Hampshire Motor Speedway: Jimmie Johnson (2003 sweep) and Kurt Busch (2004 sweep).
    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 and Toyota with four.
    The deepest in the field that a race winner has started at New Hampshire was 38th, by Jeff Burton in 1999.(NASCAR)(7-13-2014)

  • NASCAR Numbers:
    545: The number of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races between the two most recent victories for the #43. John Andretti took the Petty Enterprises car to Victory Lane at Martinsville in April 1999, more than 15 years before Aric Almirola put the vaunted car number back in the winner's circle at Daytona.
    192: The number of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victories collected by Richard Petty in the #43. Though Petty won his first race at Charlotte (1960) and his last race at Daytona (1984) in the number he made famous, he also had six victories in the #41 and two in the #42 to total 200.
    3: The number of top 10s scored by rookie Kyle Larson at NASCAR Sprint Cup Series tracks that will host return visits from the series before the Chase starts. Larson was 10th at Bristol, fifth at Pocono and eighth at Michigan in his first visits to those venues. At Richmond, he finished 15th-but won the pole.
    6: Of the previous seven NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winners at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the number of drivers still seeking a first victory this season. This list includes Clint Bowyer, Ryan Newman, Tony Stewart, Kasey Kahne, Brian Vickers and Matt Kenseth. Denny Hamlin is the one exception.
    12: The number of consecutive different winners in the last 12 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Variety indeed is the spice of life at the Magic Mile, where Kurt Busch started the streak in 2008 and Matt Kenseth kept it going last September.(NASCAR Wire Service)(7-8-2014)

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


RACE RUNDOWN....news and links


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    Listen Live Online at Performance Racing Network


  • Keselowski wins at New Hampshire: #2-Brad Keselowski won the Camping World RV Sales 301 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in a green-white-checkered finish. It is his 13th career win, first at New Hampshire and 3rd of the season. Keselowski led the most laps at 138. The win is the 4th in a row for Ford, the first time since 2001 that Ford has won 4 races in a row. The last time Ford won five races in a row was in 1998.
    #18-Busch finished 2nd followed by #42-Larson(best rookie), #20-Kenseth, #31-Newman, #15-Bowyer, #14-Stewart, #11-Hamlin, #17-Stenhouse Jr and #88-Earnhardt Jr.
    Pole winner #18-Busch led 62 laps and finished 2nd (the third NHMS race in a row Busch finished 2nd).
    A few Chase contenders had bad days with #48-Johnson losing a tire on lap lap 11 and wrecking, finishing 42nd. #22-Logano led 72 laps, but tangled with #33-Shepherd on lap 211 and crashed, finishing 40th. #24-Gordon ran out of fuel during the 7th caution while running 2nd and finished 26th. #4-Harvick ran out of fuel on the final restart, finishing 30th.
    #24-Gordon (1 win) keeps the points lead after finishing 26th and loses some of his points lead, down to 12 points over #88-Earnhardt Jr..
    #2-Keselowski now leads the Chase Grid with 3 wins and 3rd in points. #48-Johnson drops to 2nd in the grid with 3 wins, 5th in points.
    There were 18 lead changes among 9 drivers. There were 7 cautions for 35 yellow flag laps.
    The average speed was 108.741mph.
    See unofficial 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).
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official New Hampshire Race & Points Report (pdf).(7-13-2014)

  • Race Fast Facts - New Hampshire Motor Speedway:
    #2-Brad Keselowski won the 22nd Annual Camping World RV Sales 301, his 13th victory in 180 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his third victory and 10th top-10 finish in 2014. He is now tied with Jimmie Johnson for the 2014 series wins lead.
    This is his first victory and sixth top-10 finish in ten races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
    There have now been 13 different winners in the last 13 races at New Hampshire, which ties a record for the longest streak of different winners at a race track (Texas Motor Speedway).
    Ford has now won four consecutive races, its longest streak since 2001.
    #18-Kyle Busch (second) has now scored three consecutive runner-up finishes at New Hampshire. It was his ninth top-10 finish in 19 races at New Hampshire. It is his eighth top-10 finish in 2014.
    #42-Kyle Larson (third) posted his fourth career top-five finish.
    #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. and #2-Brad Keselowski have clinched a spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, assuming they attempt to qualify for the remaining seven races in the regular season.(NASCAR Integrated Sports Marketing)(7-13-2014)

  • 2014 Sprint Cup Driver Chase Championship Points Standings:
    [after New Hampshire, race 19 of 36]
    1) #24-Jeff Gordon [1 win], 670
    2) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. [2 wins], 658, -12
    3) #2-Brad Keselowski [3 wins], 634, -36
    4) #20-Matt Kenseth, 621, -49
    5) #48-Jimmie Johnson [3 wins], 598, -72
    6) #99-Carl Edwards [2 wins], 574, -96
    7) #31-Ryan Newman, 573, -97
    8) #18-Kyle Busch [1 win], 567, -103
    9) #22-Joey Logano [2 wins], 551, -119
    10) #15-Clint Bowyer, 548, -122
    Other drivers with at least one win, out of the top 10:
    12) #11-Denny Hamlin [1 win], 530, -140
    13) #4-Kevin Harvick [2 wins], 528, -142
    22) #43-Aric Almirola [1 win], 473, -197
    25) #41-Kurt Busch [1 win], 440, -230 (164 pts ahead of 31st)
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official New Hampshire Race & Points Report (pdf).(7-13-2014)

  • Current 2014 Sprint Cup Driver Chase Grid:
    [after New Hampshire, race 19 of 36 if Chase seeding started after this race]
    1) #2-Brad Keselowski, 3 wins, 3rd in points
    2) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 3 wins, 5th
    3) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr., 2 wins, 2nd
    4) #99-Carl Edwards, 2 wins, 6th
    5) #22-Joey Logano, 2 wins, 9th
    6) #4-Kevin Harvick, 2 wins, 13th
    7) #24-Jeff Gordon, 1 win, 1st
    8) #18-Kyle Busch, 1 win, 8th
    9) #11-Denny Hamlin, 1 win, 12th
    10) #43-Aric Almirola, 1 win, 22nd
    11) #41-Kurt Busch, 1 win, 25th
    (no wins, in by points)
    12) #20-Matt Kenseth, 4th
    13) #31-Ryan Newman, 7th
    14) #15-Clint Bowyer, 10th
    15) #27-Paul Menard, 11th
    16) #42-Kyle Larson, 14th
    See the Chase Grid Outlook page (pdf).(7-13-2014)

  • New Hampshire Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points:
    #42-Larson, finished 3rd, 19 rookie points
    #3-Dillon, 14th, 10
    #26-Whitt, 28th, 9
    #23-Bowman, 31st, 8
    #7-Annett, 32nd, 7
    #83-Truex, 36th, 6
    #51-Allgaier, 37th, 5
    Kligerman, Did Not Race
    See more on the 2014 Rookie of the Year page.(7-13-2014)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at New Hampshire: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: none, #48-Johnson was in position, but caused the caution
    Caution 2: #43-Akmirola, 23rd
    Caution 3: #66-Burton, 20th
    Caution 4: #3-Dillon, 14th
    Caution 5: #51-Allgaier, 37th
    Caution 6: #38-Gilliland, 24th
    Caution 7: #38-Gilliland(2), 24th
    (7-13-2014)

  • Race Coverage of the Camping World RV Sales 301 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is scheduled for Sunday, July 13, 2014.
    Television (TV): TNT at 1:00 pm/et; Pre-Race show at 12:00pm/et; green flag approx. 1:15pm/et
    Radio: Performance Racing Network (PRN) and Sirius XM Satellite NASCAR Radio 90
    Scheduled Race Re-Airs: none

  • Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Camping World RV Sales 301 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway have been made.
    Pole sitter #18-Busch chose pit stall 1 [as do most pole sitters].
    Outside pole sitter #48-Johnson took pit stall 32, the 4th pit stall with an opening in front of it.
    #11-Hamlin, who starts 3rd took the 31st pit stall, the 4th stall with an opening behind it.
    The 43rd and final pit stall was taken by #42-Larson, who starts 13th.
    To see where the drivers/teams pit stall is, see the pit selection chart on the Pit Stall Selection chart.(7-11-2014)

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

  • See Jayski's - 2014 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

  • Happy Hour Practice for the Camping World RV Sales 301 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
    #2-Keselowski 133.254
    #24-Gordon 132.771 #11-Hamlin 132.739
    #88-Earnhardt Jr 132.526
    #4-Harvick 132.512
    slowest: #87-Hill 126.509 and #33-Shepherd 127.688
    no speed: #93-Bliss
    See fastest speeds, laps run and best 10 consecutive lap ave on the New Hampshire Happy Hour Practice Speeds page (pdf).(7-12-2014)

  • First Saturday Practice for the Camping World RV Sales 301 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
    #2-Keselowski 133.745
    #1-McMurray 133.086
    #24-Gordon 133.035
    #11-Hamlin 132.901
    #42-Larson 132.868
    slowest: #33-Shepherd 127.410 and #32-MacDonald 128.070
    no speed: #93-Bliss, #87-Hill, #36-Sorenson
    notes: #43-Almirola had a flat tire and hit the wall late in the session, the team pulled out a backup car.
    See fastest speeds, laps run and best 10 consecutive lap ave on the Saturday New Hampshire Practice Speeds page (pdf).(7-12-2014)

  • Kyle Busch wins New Hampshire pole: #18-Kyle Busch won the Coors Light pole for the Camping World RV Sales 301 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with a track record speed of 138.130mph for his 2nd pole of 2013, 2nd at New Hampshire and 15th of his career. The old record was 136.497mph, set last September by Ryan Newman. Kenseth has won three races from the pole out of 14 previous poles.
    #48-Johnson is on the outside pole, followed by #11-Hamlin, #14-Stewart, #1-McMurray, #22-Logano, #2-Keselowsi, #15-Bowyer, #78-Truex Jr., #5-Kahne, #24-Gordon and #4-Harvick.
    Missing the race were: none, only 43 cars entered.
    See the starting lineup, qualifying results, links to pdfs and more on the New Hampshire Lineup / Qualifying Page.(7-11-2014)

  • Qualifying Fast Facts - New Hampshire:
    #18-Kyle Busch won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 22nd Annual Camping World RV Sales 301 with a track qualifying record lap of 27.574 seconds, 138.130 mph. Ryan Newman held the previous track qualifying record (136.497 mph/27.904 seconds), set in September 2013.
    This is the 13th track qualifying record set in 2014.
    This is Busch's 15th pole in 348 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his second pole and eighth top-10 start in 2014.
    This is his second pole in 19 races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
    #48-Jimmie Johnson (second) posted his 10th top-10 start of 2014 and his 15th in 25 races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
    #11-Denny Hamlin (third) posted his seventh top-10 start at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. It is his 10th in 18 races this season.(NASCAR Statistics)(7-11-2014)

  • First Round of Qualifying for the Camping World RV Sales 301 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is over, after 30 minutes.
    #11-Hamlin 137.195, new track record
    #22-Logano 137.126 #2-Keselowski 137.052 #18-Busch 136.909
    #48-Johnson 136.869
    the rest of the top 12: 78 15 24 4 14 1 5;
    out of the top 12 and not advancing to the final round: 42 99 27 20 55 41 43 47 9 17 3 31 51 34 16 88 66 10 13 98 38 40 26 23 36 83 7 32 93 87 33
    Driver who will miss the race: none, only 43 cars entered.
    (7-11-2014)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Camping World RV Sales 301 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is scheduled for Friday, July 11, 2014 at 4:40 pm/et.
    Television (TV): FS1, 4:30pm/et
    Radio: Live online at Performance Racing Network (PRN)
    Scheduled Qualifying Re-Air: at 4:30am/et on FS1; Sunday, July 13 at 6:30am/et on FS2; and 9:30am/et on FS1.

  • Qualifying Order for the Camping World RV Sales 301 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is posted. 43 cars/drivers are listed.
    The first of the drivers scheduled to go out is #98-Wise.
    The final driver scheduled to go out is #20-Kenseth.
    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.(7-11-2014)

  • Group Qualifying at tracks measuring less than 1.25 miles in length AND Road Courses, qualifying will consist of two (2) rounds.
    1) The first qualifying round is 30 minutes in duration, unless otherwise authorized by the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Director.
    2) All cars must compete in the first qualifying round. Upon the completion of the first qualifying round, the 43 eligible cars for starting positions 1-43 will be determined.
    3) The twelve (12) eligible cars that post the fastest single lap time from the first qualifying round will advance to the final qualifying round.
    4) The remaining cars will be sorted based on their times posted in the first round of qualifying in descending order. There will be a ten minute break after the completion of the first round and the twelve (12) eligible cars that advance to the final round will have their times reset. The final qualifying round will be 10 minutes in duration, and the fastest single lap time posted in the final round will determine positions 1st through 12th in descending order.

  • Friday Practice for the Camping World RV Sales 301 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is over, after 90 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
    #48-Johnson 135.313
    #42-Larson 135.212
    #24-Gordon 135.164
    #4-Harvick 135.131
    #1-McMurray 135.121
    slowest: #33-Shepherd 125.674 and #87-Hill 126.990
    notes: #22-Logano incurred a flat tire and hit the wall, the team pulled out a backup car. #44-Yeley has withdrawn and Mike Bliss is in the #93 Toyota, a 4th BK Racing car. This practice would set the starting lineup if qualifying is canceled, but no rain in the forecast today. Track record is 136.497mph, set last September by Ryan Newman.
    See fastest speeds, laps run and best 10 consecutive lap ave on the Friday New Hampshire Practice Speeds page (pdf).(7-11-2014)

  • UPDATED Entry List for the Camping World RV Sales 301 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is posted, 43 teams/drivers [for 43 spots] are listed, including: #32-Eddie McDonald, #33-Morgan Shepherd, #66-Jeff Burton, #87-Timmy Hill.
    #44-Yeley has withdrawn and the #93 Toyota is now entered with Mike Bliss in the car.
    Since only 43 cars are entered, all drivers will make the race.
    See the full entry list at my Jayski's New Hampshire Entry List

  • For the new group 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

  • 2014 Sprint Cup Driver Chase Championship Points Standings:
    [after Daytona, race 18 of 36]
    1) #24-Jeff Gordon [1 win], 651
    2) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. [2 wins], 624, -27
    3) #48-Jimmie Johnson [3 wins], 596, -55
    4) #2-Brad Keselowski [2 wins], 586, -65
    5) #20-Matt Kenseth, 580, -71
    6) #22-Joey Logano [2 wins], 546, -105
    7) #99-Carl Edwards [2 wins], 5436, -108
    8) #31-Ryan Newman, 534, -117
    9) #18-Kyle Busch [1 win], 524, -127
    10) #27-Paul Menard, 516, -135
    Other drivers with at least one win, out of the top 10:
    11) #4-Kevin Harvick [2 wins], 514, -137
    14) #11-Denny Hamlin [1 win], 493, -158
    21) #43-Aric Almirola [1 win], 452, -199
    24) #41-Kurt Busch [1 win], 422, -229 (166 pts ahead of 31st)
    See UNOFFICIAL drivers championship points standings on the Unofficial Drivers Points Standings (pdf).
    See the UNOFFICIAL owner points standings on the Unofficial Owners Points Standings page (pdf).
    (7-6-2014)

  • Current 2014 Sprint Cup Driver Chase Seedings:
    [after Daytona, race 18 of 36 if Chase seeding started after this race]
    1) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 3 wins, 3rd in points
    2) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr., 2 wins, 2nd
    3) #2-Brad Keselowski, 2 wins, 4th
    4) #22-Joey Logano, 2 wins, 6th
    5) #99-Carl Edwards, 2 wins, 7th
    6) #4-Kevin Harvick, 2 wins, 11th
    7) #24-Jeff Gordon, 1 win, 1st
    8) #18-Kyle Busch, 1 win, 9th
    9) #11-Denny Hamlin, 1 win, 14th
    10) #41-Kurt Busch, 1 win, 24th
    11) #43-Aric Almirola, 1 win, 21st
    (no wins, in by points)
    12) #20-Matt Kenseth, 5th
    13) #31-Ryan Newman, 8th
    14) #27-Paul Menard, 10th
    15) #15-Clint Bowyer, 12th
    16) #3-Austin Dillon, 13th
    (7-6-2014)


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Some Chassis Selections and Notes by Teams for this race

  • Chassis selections for this weeks race: see the list of many teams [that report or post them] and what chassis were selected by the team to run in the Camping World RV Sales 301 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway:

    #1-Jamie McMurray: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #2-Brad Keselowski: will drive Primary Chassis PRS-906 at New Hampshire, which last raced at Richmond and finished 4th. The Backup Chassis is PRS-853 which was last used as a backup at Sonoma.
    #3-Austin Dillon: will pilot Chassis No. 477 in the Camping Wold RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire. This is a new Dow Chevrolet SS that will be utilized under race conditions for the first time this weekend. The #3 team used this Chevrolet at New Hampshire Motor Speedway during a two-day test session there last week.
    #4-Kevin Harvick will pilot Chassis No. 868 in Sunday's race at New Hampshire. Harvick raced this car to an 11th-place finish at Richmond in April. Harvick has 26 prior NSCS starts at NHMS. He has earned one win (2006), five top fives and 13 top-10 finishes, as well as one pole award (2006). He has an average start of 14.0 and average finish of 13.7 at the track.
    #5-Kasey Kahne: Crew chief Kenny Francis has selected Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 5-815 for Sunday's race at New Hampshire. Kahne has driven this chassis five times -- thrice in 2013 and twice so far in 2014. Notably, Kahne has raced this car in his last two outings at Phoenix's one-mile oval, where he recorded an average finish of 6.5. Most recently, he drove this car at Richmond in April, where he started fourth and finished 14th. In 20 Sprint Cup Series starts at New Hampshire, Kahne has collected one win, three top-five finishes, eight top-10s and has led 305 laps. He has started from the outside pole position five times at the 1.058-mile oval, including three of the last five events there.
    #7-Michael Annett chassis not reported on race preview.
    #9-Marcos Ambrose: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #10-Danica Patrick will pilot Chassis No. 10-865 which debuted in March at Martinsville, where Patrick qualified 10th but finished 32nd. It has not been used since. Backup Chassis No. 10-823 was used for the first time in September 2013 at New Hampshire, where Patrick started 21st and finished 27th. It was then used in November at Phoenix, where Patrick started 32nd and finished 33rd after a midrace accident not of her making caused her to finish 10 laps down. It was last used in March at Phoenix, where she started 33rd and finished 36th after an accident.
    #11-Denny Hamlin: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #12-Ryan Blaney: Primary Chassis for Michigan is PRS-919, which is a new chassis.
    #13-Casey Mears: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #14-Tony Stewart: Chassis No. 14-792 made its debut last April at Richmond. It started 21st but Stewart wheeled it into the top-five prior to a greenwhite-checkered 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 was poised for another strong finish in its second career start when it rallied from its 16th-place starting spot to lead 84 laps in July at New Hampshire. But while in second place on the final lap, Chassis No. 14-792 ran out of fuel. Stewart was forced to coast all the way around the 1.058-mile oval, which left him a disappointing 26th. With interim driver Mark Martin at the wheel, Chassis No. 14-792 returned to New Hampshire in September, qualifying 18th and finishing 23rd. Martin drove this car again at Phoenix in November for the penultimate race of the 2013 season, qualifying 16th and finishing 15th. Chassis No. 14-792 returned to Richmond in April with Stewart back at the helm for its fifth career start and first of 2014. It qualified 20th and finished 25th. After sitting idle, the car returns to New Hampshire for a third time with this weekend's Camping World RV Sales 301.
    #15-Clint Bowyer: Chassis No. 798 serves as the primary chassis for Bowyer at New Hampshire. The chassis also served as Bowyer's primary at Phoenix (13th), California (16th) and Richmond (43rd) earlier this year. The team also tested the chassis last week at Loudon. Chassis No. 795 serves as the back-up chassis. This chassis served as back up at several races, most recently at Pocono in June. Bowyer has two wins (September 2010 and September 2007) at NHMS, has four top-five and six top-10 finishes in 16 starts, completed 4,759 of 4,770 laps (99.8%) of competition and has led 480 laps, average start 13.3 and average finish 15.1.
    #16-Greg Biffle: and the Matt Puccia led #16 NESN 30th Anniversary Ford Fusion team will run chassis RK-856 at New Hampshire, which made its debut a year ago at New Hampshire, resulting in a 15th-place finish and last ran Martinsville and finished 18th. The backup chassis RK-876 last ran at Phoenix and finished 17th. Biffle has 23 starts at Loudon, earning one win, six top-five and nine top-10 finishes. Biffle has an average starting position of 15.6 and average finish of 15.7 at the 1.058-mile track.
    #17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr.: and the #17 Cargill Beef/Wegman's Ford Fusion team will be using primary chassis Chassis RK-877, which is the same chassis that the #17 team raced at Richmond when Stenhouse Jr. was running lap times faster than the leader before suffering a blown right front tire on his #17 Ford, forcing the 2013 Rookie of the Year to settle for a 38th-place finish. The backup chassis is RK-888, which last raced at Bristol and finished second. Stenhouse has two Sprint Cup career starts at New Hampshire with an average starting position of 27.0 and average finish position of 29.0.
    #18-Kyle Busch: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #20-Matt Kenseth: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #22-Joey Logano: will drive Primary Chassis PRS-905 at New Hampshire, which last raced at Richmond and won the race. The Backup Chassis is PRS-858 which was last used as a backup at Sonoma.
    #24-Jeff Gordon: crew chief Alan Gustafson has selected Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 24-881 for this Sunday's race. This chassis is new and has never been raced. In 38 Cup starts at New Hampshire, the driver of the No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet SS has three wins and four pole positions, while his 16 top-five finishes and 22 top-10s are the most all-time at "The Granite State" track.
    #27-Paul Menard This weekend in the Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire, Paul Menard and the No. 27 Duracell / Menards Chevrolet SS team will race chassis No. 448. This Chevrolet SS was previously raced this year at both Phoenix Raceway and Richmond International Raceway. In 14 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Menard has an average starting position of 20 and an average finish of 24.6. Menard has completed 99 percent of the laps around the 1.058-mile track. In addition, Menard has six NASCAR Nationwide Series starts amassing one top-five and three top-10 finishes.
    #31-Ryan Newman will drive chassis No. 435 in Sunday's Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire. This #31 Caterpillar Chevrolet SS competed earlier this season at Martinsville on March 30 and at Richmond on April 26. It was also utilized last week during the two-day team test at the 1.058-mile oval. In 24 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events, Newman is a force to contend with having three victories; the 2002 and 2005 fall events and the 2011 spring race. The "Rocket Man" also owns seven pole awards. In total, he owns six top-five and 15 top-10 finishes. Also, he has led 722 laps in competition. The South Bend, Ind., native has an average start of eighth and average finish of 14th. Plus, he ranks seventh in most points earned in the last 10 races at Loudon.
    #34-David Regan chassis not reported on race preview.
    #36-Reed Sorenson chassis not reported on race preview.
    #38-David Gilliland chassis not reported on race preview.
    #41-Kurt Busch will pilot Chassis No. 790 in Sunday's Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire. Chassis No. 790 debuted at Richmond in 2013, a former #39 chassis for Stewart-Haas Racing, and finished 15th with driver Ryan Newman. Since its debut, No. 790 started 24th and led four laps en route to a third-place finish at Richmond in September. In 2014, No. 790 has served as a backup at both Phoenix and Richmond, but has not seen race action.
    #42-Kyle Larson: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #43-Aric Almirola:: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #47-A.J. Allmendinger chassis not reported on race preview.
    #48-Jimmie Johnson: Crew chief Chad Knaus has selected Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 48-832 for this weekend's race, which Johnson most recently raced at Richmond earlier this season. The backup car is Chassis No. 48-806, which Johnson cruised to a fourth-place finish in September 2013 at New Hampshire. In 24 starts at New Hampshire, Johnson has three wins, nine top-five finishes and 17 top-10s. While Johnson has never scored a pole at New Hampshire, he has compensated with his finishes, posting top-nine results in 12 of the last 14 races at the 1.058-mile oval. The three-time New Hampshire winner recorded his first two victories at "The Granite State" track in 2003, sweeping both sanctioned events that season. He last visited New Hampshire's Victory Lane in 2010, when he started from the 10th position to take the checkered flag.
    #51-Justin Allgaier chassis not reported on race preview.
    #55-Brian Vickers:Primary chassis 805 finished ninth at Bristol & 14th at Kansas. Backup chassis 812 finished 43rd at Dover.
    #66-Jeff Burton: will drive Chassis No. 794 at New Hampshire which has never raced.. Chassis No. 779 will serve as the backup, it has not raced. Burton has 38 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at New Hampshire. He owns four wins (1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000), nine top-five and 15 top-10 finishes. He has led 783 laps and has a finishing average of 13.4.
    #78-Martin Truex Jr. chassis not reported on race preview.
    #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr.: crew chief Steve Letarte and the #88 team will unload Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 88-857 this weekend at New Hampshire. Earnhardt most recently raced this chassis to a seventh-place finish at Richmond in April. Earnhardt also tested this chassis at New Hampshire in June during the team test. In 29 Cup starts at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Earnhardt has led 368 laps en route to seven top-five finishes and 12 top-10s. He has an average start of 16.0 at the 1.058-mile oval and an average finish of 15.7.
    #99-Carl Edwards the #99 Fastenal Ford team will unload primary chassis RK-886 which was last run in 2014 at Richmond, starting in the 16th-spot and finishing ninth. Backup chassis RK-874 was last brought to Dover in 2014 where it started in 29th and ended the day in the 14th-position. Edwards is still looking for his first victory at NHMS, with a career-high finish of second in 2006. Edwards has 19 Sprint Cup starts at the 1.058-mile track with an average start of 15.3 and an average finish of 13.8.
    (reported from team PR's / websites)(7-10-2014)


Goodyear Tires Notes / Fast Facts

  • Tire: Goodyear Eagle Intermediate Radials:

    Set limits: 5 sets for practice/qualifying and 8 sets for the race

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

    Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 87.52 in. (2,223 mm); Right-side -- 88.27 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: NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series teams 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 2014 . . . 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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