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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
Countdown to Green NASCAR Pre-Race: TNT - 12:00pm/et
Television Race Coverage: TNT, 1:00pm/et
In the Booth: Adam Alexander, Wally Dallenbach Jr., Kyle Petty, Larry McReynolds
Pit Reporters: Matt Yocum, Marty Snider, Ralph Sheheen, Chris Neville
TNT's Pre-race show: Wally Dallenbach Jr., Larry McReynolds, Kyle Petty
NASCAR Raceday Pre-Race Show: at 11:00am/et on FoxSports1
Scheduled Race Re-Air Dates/Times:
Performance Racing Network (PRN) and SiriusXM Satellite NASCAR Channel 90
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
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.
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)
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
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
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.
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)
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
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)(7-6-2014)
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 Daytona 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
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
Chase Grid Outlook
Happy Hour Practice Speeds
Practice 2 Speeds
Practice 1 Speeds
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
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:
#24-Gordon 132.771 #11-Hamlin 132.739
#88-Earnhardt Jr 132.526
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:
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
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.
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:
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).
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
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.
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.
(this is not to promote gambling but to offer readers odds and ideas on what the 'experts' think about the upcoming race and the Sprint Cup series season)
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Happy Hour Practice:
Saturday, July 27, 2014, 9:00am/et