NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race Information, Links and News

THE RACE: Sylvania 300

TRACK: New Hampshire Motor Speedway

NASCAR Sprint Cup Race #28 of 36 for the 2014 season
Chase for the Sprint Cup race #2 of 10

Updated: often, leading up to the race

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Race: Sunday, September 21, 2014 in Loudon, NH

Title Sponsor: Sylvania

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 2:17pm/et


Television Coverage/Re-air/TV Team


Radio Coverage


EVENT SCHEDULE
(Sprint Cup Series)

Times are local to the Track

Thursday, September 18
6:00 PM NSCS HAULERS ENTER

Friday, September 19
7:00 AM NSCS GARAGE OPENS & INSPECTION BEGINS
11:00 AM NSCS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
12:00 - 1:20 PM NSCS PRACTICE
4:40 PM NSCS QUALIFYING
6:30 PM NSCS GARAGE CLOSES

Saturday, September 20
7:30 AM NSCS GARAGE OPENS
9:00 - 9:50 AM NSCS PRACTICE
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM NSCS FINAL PRACTICE
3:30 PM NSCS GARAGE CLOSES

Sunday, September 21
8:00 AM NSCS GARAGE OPENS
12:00 PM NSCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING
1:30 PM NSCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
2:00 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, September 19, 12:00 - 1:20 pm/et, TV-FS1
    Saturday, September 20, 9:00 - 9:50 am/et, TV-FS1

  • Happy Hour 'Final' practice: Saturday, September 20, 11:30 am - 12:20 pm/et, TV-FS1

  • Qualifying: group qualifying for positions 1-36, Friday, September 19 at 4:40 pm/et, TV-FS1, re-air scheduled 3:00am/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: $5,319,880
2006: $5,259,809
2005: $5,133,010
2004: $5,129,482
2003: $4,719,296
2002: $4,129,738


TRACK/RACE NEWS

  • Track Specifications:
    Superspeedway: 1.058 mile oval
    Race length: 317.4 miles
    Scheduled Laps: 300
    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: Jes Hansen, OSRAM Sylvania President and CEO
    Command to start engines: Jes Hansen
    Invocation: Graham Siemon,Pastor, Crossway Christian Church
    Canadian National Anthem: Kirk Young, music teacher, Tilton, NH
    National Anthem: Whitney Doucet
    Flyover: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Collings Foundation

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

  • July 2014: see the New Hampshire Race Info page

  • September 2013: see the New Hampshire Race Info page

  • July 2014 Race Winner: #2-Brad Keselowski, 108.741mph, started 7th

  • 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 2014 Pole Winner: #18-Kyle Busch, 138.130mph, finished 2nd

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

  • Track Qualifying Record: Kyle Busch, 138.130mph, 7/11/2014

  • 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 110.0
    #24-Jeff Gordon 107.7
    #11-Denny Hamlin 103.6
    #48-Jimmie Johnson 102.1
    #42-Kyle Larson 99.1
    #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. 97.3
    #15-Clint Bowyer 95.9
    #18-Kyle Busch 94.7
    #2-Brad Keselowski 93.8
    #5Kasey Kahne 92.6
    Note: Driver Ratings compiled from 2005-2013 races (19 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)

  • 13 winners in last 13 races at New Hampshire UPDATE: Thirteen different drivers have taken the checkered flag in the last 13 races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway - tied with Texas Motor Speedway for the all-time record streak without a repeat winner. And there's a better than average chance the Magic Mile takes sole possession of the record after this Sunday's Sylvania 300 as Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers #24-Jeff Gordon, #4-Kevin Harvick and #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. are all missing from the 13-in-13 stretch. Gordon owns three victories at New Hampshire, but has not won there since 1998. Harvick has one win at New Hampshire, but he notched it eight years ago. In his last two races at the track, he has finished 30th and 20th, respectively. After posting three wins, his highest total since he racked up six in 2004, Earnhardt will try to automatically advance to the Chase's Contender Round with a New Hampshire checkered flag. In 30 starts at Loudon, he has seven top fives and 13 tops 10s to his credit, but has never finished higher than third.(NASCAR)(9-19-2014)
    UPDATE: #22-Joey Logano won at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in June 2009. By winning Sunday the 13 race streak was not extended. However, now the last 11 races have provided 11 different winners.(9-22-2014)

  • New Hampshire Clinch Scenarios: Though unlikely, drivers can mathematically clinch a spot in The Contenders Round without a win this weekend. If a Chase driver other than #2-Brad Keselowski wins, anyone who has at least a 45-point lead on the 10th highest winless Chase driver would advance to the next round. If a non-Chase driver or Keselowski wins, the potential clinching driver needs to lead the 11th highest winless Chase driver by at least 45 pts. Conversely, for a driver to be in a must-win situation at Dover, they would have to be 45 points or more behind the 9th ranked winless driver if there's a Chase winner that's not Keselowski; or 45 points or more behind the 10th ranked driver if there's a non-Chase winner or Keselowski.(NASCAR)(9-19-2014)

  • Gordon will be only driver to compete in all New Hampshire races: With Jeff Burton not scheduled to participate in the NHMS event, #24-Jeff Gordon will become the only driver to compete in all 40 Sprint Cup races at the New Hampshire track provided he takes the green flag Sunday.(Hendrick Motorsports)(9-18-2014)

  • New Hampshire Notes & Facts - Thursday - track history:
    " 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)(9-18-2014)

  • 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).
    " Five of the 39 (12.8%) 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 39 (20.5%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at New Hampshire have been won from the front row: eight from the pole and seven from second-place.
    " 21 of the 39 (53.8%) NASCAR Sprint Cup races at New Hampshire have been won from a top-10 starting position.
    " Nine of the 39 (23.0%) 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)(9-19-2014)

  • 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).
    " 24 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).
    " 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 with 18.
    " Ryan Newman leads the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in average starting position at New Hampshire with an 8.680.
    " Denny Hamlin leads NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in average finishing position at New Hampshire with an 8.941.
    " 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.
    " Dale Earnhardt Jr. leads the series among active drivers with the most NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at New Hampshire without visiting Victory Lane at 30.
    " 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).
    " 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 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).
    (NASCAR)(9-20-2014)

  • New Hampshire Notes & Facts - Sunday - race:
    " The deepest in the field that a race winner has started at New Hampshire was 38th, by Jeff Burton in 1999.
    " 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 12 and Toyota with four.
    " There have been 39 NASCAR Sprint Cup races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway; one per year from 1993 through 1996 and two per year since.
    " 158 drivers have competed in at least one NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway; 123 in more than one.
    " Two drivers have competed in all 39 races at New Hampshire: Jeff Burton and Jeff Gordon.
    " Jeff Gordon leads all active drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in laps led at New Hampshire with 1,371 laps led in 39 starts.
    " Danica Patrick is the only female driver that has competed in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
    " 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.
    " 17 of the 31 NSCS races scored by electronic scoring at New Hampshire Motor Speedway have had a Margin of Victory less than a second.
    " Three of the 39 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), 2013 (301/302) and 2014 (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.
    (NASCAR)(9-21-2014)

  • Some NASCAR Numbers:
    109: The number of green-flag passes made by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Kurt Busch and Denny Hamlin in Sunday's MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway, tied for most in the first Chase race. Busch rallied from a lap down to finish eighth after a pit road spin and commitment violation. Hamlin started 24th and finished sixth after a late-race charge.
    5: The number of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victories recorded this season by Brad Keselowski, the top seed in the Chase. Keselowski won the final regular-season race at Richmond and doubled up on Sunday at Chicagoland. No other driver in the series has more than three victories thus far.
    138: The number of laps led by Brad Keselowski in a dominating NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in July. The Magic Mile is host to next Sunday's second race in the Chase, and Keselowski goes there as a favorite to extend his current winning streak to three races.
    17: The finishing position of Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway. Even though Stenhouse and girlfriend Danica Patrick collided with 10 laps left, Stenhouse finished ahead of Roush Fenway Racing's Chase drivers, Carl Edwards (20th) and Greg Biffle (23rd).
    3: The number of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victories at New Hampshire Motor Speedway recorded by Kurt Busch, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Ryan Newman and Tony Stewart, tied for most among full-time active drivers. Jeff Burton has a track-record four wins at the Magic Mile.(NASCAR Wire Service)

  • 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

  • Logano wins at New Hampshire: #22-Joey Logano won the Sylvania 300 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for his 4th win of the season, 2nd at New Hampshire and 7th career win.
    #42-Larson finished 2nd followed by #4-Harvick, #1-McMurray, #48-Johnson, #43-Almirola, #2-Keselowski, #18-Busch, #88-Earnhardt, Jr., and #55-Vickers.
    Keselowski & Logano have now secured a spot in the next round of the chase. The remaining 12 drivers will be determined after next week's race in Dover.
    7 Chase drivers finished in the top 10, but most Chase drivers suffered problems during the race. #11-Hamlin finished 37th after being suffering fueling issues and being involved in an accident. #41-Busch cut a tire and hit the wall, finishing 36th. #24-Gordon cut a tire late in the race while running 6th and finished 26th. #5-Kahne was involved in an accident, #20-Kenseth spun and hit the wall, #31-Newman suffered minor damage in the wreck with Hamlin and Kahne, #16-Biffle overcame being 2 laps down. #88-Earnhardt, Jr. had to pit under green early after a tire was left loose on a pit stop. #18-Busch was involved in a wreck.
    Pole sitter, #2-Keselowski, led the first 35 laps, fell back, spun out and came back to finish near the front.
    There were 10 lead changes among 6 drivers. There were 15 cautions for 63 yellow flag laps. 15 cautions is the season high for this year.
    The average speed was 98.697mph.
    See unofficial race results, awards, money won, laps led, cautions and more on the Unofficial Race Results page (pdf) and check out the Penalty Report (pdf) and Lap Summary Report (pdf).
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Race & Points Report (pdf).(9-14-2014)

  • Where did the 16 Chase Drivers finish at New Hampshire?
    [by points standings before the race (start pos)]
    1) #2-Brad Keselowski, 7th (1)
    2) #24-Jeff Gordon, 26th (13)
    3) #22-Joey Logano, 1st (7)
    4) #4-Kevin Harvick, 3rd (3)
    5) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr., 9th (11)
    6) #11-Denny Hamlin, 37th (4)
    7) #18-Kyle Busch, 8th (5)
    8) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 5th (6)
    9) #41-Kurt Busch, 36th (15)
    10) #20-Matt Kenseth, 21st (16)
    11) #5-Kasey Kahne, 23rd (17)
    12) #99-Carl Edwards, 17th (8)
    13) #31-Ryan Newman, 18th (9)
    14) #47-A.J. Allmendinger, 13th (27)
    15) #16-Greg Biffle, 16th (26)
    16) #43-Aric Almirola, 6th (21)
    (9-21-2014)

  • Race Fast Facts - New Hampshire:
    Joey Logano won the 18th Annual SYLVANIA 300, his seventh victory in 211 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his fourth victory and 17th top-10 finish in 2014.
    This is his second victory and fifth top-10 finish in 13 races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
    Kyle Larson (second) posted his second top-10 finish in two races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. It is his 13th top-10 finish in 2014.
    Kevin Harvick (third) posted his 14th top-10 finish in 28 races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
    Kyle Larson (second) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Brad Keselowski leads the point standings by 1 point over Joey Logano.
    (NASCAR Integrated Sports Marketing)(9-21-2014)

  • 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase Standings:
    [after New Hampshire, race 28 of 36]
    1) #2-Brad Keselowski [5 total wins in 2014, 1 in Chase], 2097 points
    2) #22-Joey Logano [4 wins, 1 in Chase] 2096, -1
    Drivers above will advance to the next round of the Chase
    3) #4-Kevin Harvick [2 wins] 2090, -7 [41 points ahead of 13th]
    4) #48-Jimmie Johnson [3 wins] 2080, -17 [31]
    5) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. [3 wins] 2077, -20 [28]
    6) #18-Kyle Busch [1 win] 2077, -20 [28]
    7) #24-Jeff Gordon [3 wins] 2070, -27 [21]
    8) #99-Carl Edwards [2 wins] 2057, -40 [8]
    9) #20-Matt Kenseth, 2057, -40 [8]
    10) #47-A.J. Allmendinger [1 win] 2056, -41 [7]
    11) #5-Kasey Kahne [1 win] 2055, -42 [6]
    12) #31-Ryan Newman, 2055, -42 [6]
    Bottom 4 drivers will be eliminated from the Chase after Dover:
    13) #11-Denny Hamlin [1 win] 2049, -48 [6 points out of 12th]
    14) #16-Greg Biffle, 2049, -48 [6]
    15) #41-Kurt Busch [1 win] 2047, -50 [8]
    16) #43-Aric Almirola [1 win] 2045, -52 [10]
    (ties are broken by wins, 2nds, 3rds, etc)
    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).
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Race & Points Report (pdf).(9-21-2014)

  • 2014 Sprint Cup Driver Points Standings (not the Chase):
    [after New Hampshire, race 28 of 36]
    1) #24-Jeff Gordon(X), 975
    2) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr.(X), 951 -24
    3) #22-Joey Logano(X), 916 -59
    4) #2-Brad Keselowski(X), 915 -60
    5) #48-Jimmie Johnson(X), 873 -102
    6) #4-Kevin Harvick(X), 872 -103
    7) #20-Matt Kenseth(X), 854 -121
    8) #31-Ryan Newman(X), 837 -138
    9) #99-Carl Edwards(X), 828 -147
    10) #42-Kyle Larson, 821 -154
    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).
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Race & Points Report (pdf).(9-21-2014)

  • New Hampshire Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points:
    #42-Larson, finished 2nd, 20 rookie points
    #3-Dillon, 11th, 10
    #51-Allgaier, 20th, 9
    #23-Bowman, 28th, 8
    #7-Annett, 29th, 7
    #26-Whitt, 38th, 6
    #83-Truex, Did Not Race
    Kligerman, Did Not Race
    See the 2014 Rookie of the Year page for rules, standings and more.(9-21-2014)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at New Hampshire: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: #34-Ragan, 42nd
    Caution 2: #47-Allmendinger, 13th
    Caution 3: #41-Busch, 36th
    Caution 4: #47-Allmendinger (2), 13th
    Caution 5: #88-Earnhardt, Jr., 9th
    Caution 6: #9-Ambrose, 24th
    Caution 7: #51-Allgaier, 20th
    Caution 8: #51-Allgaier (2), 20th
    Caution 9: #16-Biffle (still 1 lap down), 16th
    Caution 10: #16-Biffle (2), 16th
    Caution 11: #78-Truex, Jr. (still 1 lap down), 12th
    Caution 12: #78-Truex, Jr. (2), 12th
    Caution 13: #38-Gilliland (still 1 lap down), 27th
    Caution 14: #20-Kenseth, 21st
    Caution 15: #40-Cassill, 25th
    (9-21-2014)

  • Green flag moved up: Due to the chance of rain today at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, NASCAR has moved the start time of the race up 5 minutes, from 2:17 to 2:12pm/et. The Weather Channel calls for a 60% chance of scattered thunderstorms this afternoon. Although the hourly forecast doesn't call for rain until 7:00pm/et. With the race only being 300 laps, it typically takes less than 3 hours to complete. See more weather links on the New Hampshire Race page - weather section.(9-21-2014)

  • Competition caution: There will be a competition caution on lap 35 today.(9-21-2014)

  • Race Coverage of the Sylvania 300 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is scheduled for Sunday, September 21, 2014.
    Television (TV): ESPN at 2:00 pm/et; Pre-Race show at 1:00pm/et; green flag approx. 2:15pm/et
    Radio: Performance Racing Network (PRN) and Sirius XM Satellite NASCAR Radio 90
    Scheduled Race Re-Airs: Monday, September 22, 12:30am/et, ESPN2

  • Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Sylvania 300 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 #1-McMurray took pit stall 32, with an opening in front of it.
    #4-Harvick, who starts 3rd took the 29th pit stall, also with an opening in front of it.
    The 43rd and final pit stall was taken by #99-Edwards, who starts 8th.
    To see where the drivers/teams pit stall is, see the pit selection chart on the Pit Stall Selection chart.(9-20-2014)

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

  • Final practice for the Sylvania 300 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is over after 50 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
    #24-Gordon 135.357
    #2-Keselowski 135.256
    #4-Harvick 135.236
    #22-Logano 135.102
    #88-Earnhardt, Jr. 135.054
    slowest: #66-Wallace 129.949 & #77-Lajoie 129.261.
    notes: #77-Lajoie hit the wall in turn 4 and pancaked the side of the car. The team will repair it. #16-Biffle spun coming off turn 2 and slid into the grass, but did not hit anything. #14-Stewart spun off turn 4 as teh practice ended. He did not hit anything.
    See fastest speeds, laps run, best 10 consecutive lap average on the New Hampshire Practice 3 speeds page (pdf).(9-20-2014)

  • First Saturday practice for the Sylvania 300 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is over after 50 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
    #2-Keselowski 135.622
    #31-Newman 134.920
    #55-Vickers 134.916
    #4-Harvick 134.901
    #99-Edwards 134.853
    slowest: #32-Hill 130.158 & #66-Wallace 129.243.
    See fastest speeds, laps run, best 10 consecutive lap average on the New Hampshire Practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(9-20-2014)

  • Keselowski wins New Hampshire pole: #2-Brad Keselowski won the Coors Light pole for the Sylvania 300 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with TRACK RECORD speed of 140.598mph for his 5th pole of 2014, 3rd at New Hampshire and 8th of his career.
    #1-McMurray is on the outside pole, followed by #4-Harvick, #11-Hamlin, #18-Busch, #48-Johnson, #22-Logano, #99-Edwards, #31-Newman, #42-Larson, #88-Earnhardt, Jr., and #55-Vickers.
    Missing the race were: none, only 43 cars entered.
    See starting lineup, round-by-round qualifying results, qualifying order and more on the New Hampshire Starting Lineup / Qualifying Page.(9-19-2014)

  • Where the 2014 Sprint Cup Chase Drivers will start at New Hampshire:
    [listed by driver points position]
    1) #2-Brad Keselowski, 1st
    2) #24-Jeff Gordon, 13th
    3) #22-Joey Logano, 7th
    4) #4-Kevin Harvick, 3rd
    5) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr., 11th
    6) #11-Denny Hamlin, 4th
    7) #18-Kyle Busch, 5th
    8) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 6th
    9) #41-Kurt Busch, 15th
    10) #20-Matt Kenseth, 16th
    11) #5-Kasey Kahne, 17th
    12) #99-Carl Edwards, 8th
    13) #31-Ryan Newman, 9th
    14) #47-A.J. Allmendinger, 27th
    15) #16-Greg Biffle, 26th
    16) #43-Aric Almirola, 21st
    (9-19-2014)

  • Qualifying Fast Facts - New Hampshire:
    Brad Keselowski won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 18th Annual SYLVANIA 300 with a lap of 27.090 seconds, 140.598 mph (a new track record). Previous track record was held by Kyle Busch (138.130 mph, 7/13/2014).
    This is his eighth pole in 189 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his fifth pole and 22nd top-10 start in 2014.
    This is his third pole in 11 races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
    Jamie McMurray (second) posted his 11th top-10 start of 2014 and his fifth in 24 races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
    Kevin Harvick (third) posted his 11th top-10 start at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. It is his 19th in 28 races this season.
    Kyle Larson (10th) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    This is the 19th new track Qualifying record in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2014.
    This is the eighth track Qualifying record for Ford in 2014.
    This is the fourth track Qualifying record for Brad Keselowski in 2014 - Phoenix, Dover, Kentucky and New Hampshire.
    (NASCAR Statistics)(9-19-2014)

  • First Round of Qualifying for the Sylvania 300 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is over, after 30 minutes..
    #2-Keselowski 139.614
    #99-Edwards 139.588
    #42-Larson 139.409
    #11-Hamlin 139.374
    #48-Johnson 139.374
    the rest of the top 12: 55 4 22 18 1 31 88;
    out of the top 12 and not advancing to the final round: 24 15 41 20 5 10 17 9 43 3 27 51 13 16 47 14 34 40 26 78 83 38 23 33 36 7 98 83 77 66 32
    Driver who will miss the race: none.
    (9-19-2014)

  • Friday practice for the Sylvania 300 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is over after 80 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
    #2-Keselowski 138.421
    #1-McMurray 137.890
    #88-Earnhardt, Jr. 137.825
    #5-Kahne 137.661
    #42-Logano 137.631
    slowest: #32-Hill 131.674 & #66-Wallace 130.604.
    notes: If qualifying (4:35pm/et today on FS1) were to be cancelled or rained out, this practice would set the starting lineup. However, there is no rain in the forecast.
    See fastest speeds, laps run, best 10 consecutive lap average on the New Hampshire Practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(9-19-2014)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Sylvania 300 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is scheduled for Friday, September 19, 2014 at 4:40pm/et.
    Television (TV): FS1, 4:30pm/et
    Radio: Live online at Performance Racing Network (PRN)
    Scheduled Qualifying Re-Air: 3:00am/et on FS1

  • Qualifying Order for the Sylvania 300 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 #9-Ambrose.
    The final driver scheduled to go out is #93-Rogers.
    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.(9-19-2014)

  • Entry List for the Sylvania 300 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is posted, 43 teams/drivers [for 43 spots] are listed, including: #32-Timmy Hill, #33-David Stremme, #66-Mike Wallace [was Nemechek], #77-Corey Lajoie, #93-Clay Rogers [was Travis Kvapil]. Kvapil is now listed as the driver of the #83 in place of Ryan Truex.
    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 NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase Standings:
    [after Chicago, race 27 of 36]
    1) #2-Brad Keselowski [5 wins], 2059 points Will advance to next Chase round
    2) #24-Jeff Gordon [3 wins] 2052, -7
    3) #22-Joey Logano [3 wins] 2049, -10
    4) #4-Kevin Harvick [2 wins] 2047, -12
    5) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. [3 wins] 2042, -17
    6) #11-Denny Hamlin [1 win] 2041, -18
    7) #18-Kyle Busch [1 win] 2041, -18
    8) #48-Jimmie Johnson [3 wins] 2041, -18
    9) #41-Kurt Busch [1 win] 2039, -20
    8) #20-Matt Kenseth, 2034, -25
    11) #5-Kasey Kahne [1 win] 2034, -25
    12) #99-Carl Edwards [2 wins] 2030, -29
    Bottom 4 drivers will be eliminated from the Chase after Dover:
    13) #31-Ryan Newman, 2029, -30
    14) #47-A.J. Allmendinger [1 win] 2025, -34
    15) #16-Greg Biffle, 2021, -38
    16) #43-Aric Almirola [1 win] 2007, -52
    (ties are broken by wins, 2nds, 3rds, etc)
    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).
    .(9-14-2014)


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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 Sylvania 300 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway:

    #1-Jamie McMurray: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #2-Brad Keselowski: Primary Chassis:PRS-906. Last Raced: Loudon (finished first). Backup Chassis: PRS-902. Last Raced: Sonoma (finished 16th as No. 22)
    #3-Austin Dillon: will pilot Chassis No. 465 in the SYLVANIA 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. This is the same Chevrolet SS that Dillon raced to a 24th-place finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway in August, a 16th-place finish at Kentucky Speedway in June, a 16th-place finish at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May and a 21st-place finish at Texas Motor Speedway in April.
    #4-Kevin Harvick: The No. 4 team will utilize chassis No. 858 in Sunday's race. Harvick last raced this car in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May and earned a second-place finish. The team also utilized this car for a two-day test at NHMS earlier this month.
    #5-Kasey Kahne: Crew chief Kenny Francis has selected Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 5-897 for Sunday's race at New Hampshire. This is a brand new chassis.
    #7-Michael Annett: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #9-Marcos Ambrose: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #10-Danica Patrick: Chassis No. 10-839: Chassis No. 10-839 was used in May at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway, where Patrick started fourth, but an engine failure caused her to finish 39th. She then used the chassis in June at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, where she started 27th but finished 17th. It was used at Michigan in August, when she started 14th and finished 18th. It was then tested Sept. 2 and 3 at New Hampshire.
    #15-Clint Bowyer: Chassis No. 809 serves as the primary chassis for Bowyer at New Hampshire. This chassis raced at Kansas in May where Bowyer finished 23rd, Pocono in June where he finished 11th as well as Pocono in August where he finished 4th. Chassis No. 795 serves as the back-up chassis and has never been raced but has served as the back up at several races.
    #16-Greg Biffle: Primary Chassis: RK-928. Last ran Richmond - finished 19th. Backup Chassis: RK-876. Last ran Phoenix - finished 17th.
    #17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr.: Primary Chassis: RK- 882- last raced at Pocono - finished 18th. Backup Chassis: RK-877 - last raced at Loudon- finished ninth.
    #18-Kyle Busch: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #20-Matt Kenseth: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #22-Joey Logano: Primary Chassis: PRS-925. Last Raced: New Chassis. Backup Chassis: PRS-901. Last Raced: Sonoma (finished 22nd as No. 2)
    #24-Jeff Gordon: Alan Gustafson has selected Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 24-881 for this Sunday's race. This chassis has been raced once previously with Gordon finishing 26th at New Hampshire in July. In that event, Gordon battled back from a flat tire and a lap down to lead with 50 laps to go. But the No. 24 Chevy SS ran out of fuel when the race was extended past its scheduled distance, and Gordon coasted to his pit stall for fuel as the race restarted for the final two-lap sprint to the checkered flag.
    #27-Paul Menard: will utilize chassis No. 485 during the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. This No. 27 Chevrolet SS has made only one other appearance this year, doing so at Richmond International Raceway earlier this month where Menard started 14th and finished 18th.
    #31-Ryan Newman: will drive chassis No. 456 in Sunday's 300-lap event. This chassis was utilized earlier this season at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (Start: 10th / Finish: 7th), Texas Motor Speedway (Start: 8th / Finish: 16th), Pocono Raceway (Start: 15th / Finish: 7th) and Richmond International Raceway (Start: 12th / Finish: 9th).
    #34-David Regan: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #38-David Gilliland: chassis not reported on race preview.
    #41-Kurt Busch: will pilot Chassis No. 808 in Sunday's Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon. Formerly a No. 39 chassis for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), Chassis No. 808 was utilized for a test session at New Hampshire earlier this month. Chassis No. 808 will make its first start of the 2014 season this weekend.
    #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. 48-906 for this weekend's event in New Hampshire. This chassis is brand new. The backup car is Chassis No. 48-904, which last saw on-track action at Richmond, where Johnson finished eighth.
    #51-Justin Allgaier: chassis not reported on race preview
    #55-Brian Vickers: Primary: 805 finished 21st at Bristol in March, 14th at Kansas & 21st at NHMS. Backup: 812 finished 13th at Richmond Sept. 6.
    #78-Martin Truex Jr.: 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. 88-905 this weekend at New Hampshire. This is a brand new chassis that has not been raced.
    #99-Carl Edwards: Primary chassis RK-874 was last run in 2014 at Dover, starting in the 29th spot and finishing 14th. Backup chassis RK-886 was last brought to Richmond in 2014 and started 10th and finished 22nd.
    (from numerous team PR's/sites)(9-18-2014)


Goodyear Tires Notes / Fast Facts

  • Tire: Goodyear Eagle Intermediate Radials

  • Set limits:
    5 sets for practice/qualifying and 8 sets for the race;
    Camping World Truck: 2 sets for early practice and 5 sets for the rest of the event

  • 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 Camping World Truck Series teams will run the same tire codes at New Hampshire this weekend . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires Sprint Cup and Nationwide teams have run at New Hampshire since 2012 . . . this is the first time Camping World Truck teams have run this tire set-up . . . 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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