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 2015 season
Chase for the Sprint Cup race #2 of 10

Updated: often, leading up to the race

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Race: Sunday, September 27, 2015 in Loudon, NH

Title Sponsor: Sylvania

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 2:15pm/et

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EVENT SCHEDULE
Sprint Cup Series

Event Schedule times are local to the track

Thursday, September 24
6:00 PM NSCS HAULERS ENTER

Friday, September 25
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM NSCS GARAGE OPEN
11:00 AM NSCS ROOKIE & SPOTTER MEETINGS & RANDOM DRAWING
12:00 - 1:25 PM NSCS PRACTICE
1:30 PM NSCS QUALIFYING INSPECTION BEGINS
4:45 PM NSCS QUALIFYING

Saturday, September 26
7:30 AM - 3:30 PM NSCS GARAGE OPEN
9:00 - 9:55 AM NSCS PRACTICE
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM NSCS FINAL PRACTICE

Sunday, September 27
8:00 AM NSCS GARAGE OPENS
11:00 AM 11:45 AM Concert
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 event schedule times above are listed in LOCAL track time

  • New Hampshire Pre-Race Schedule for Sunday, September 27th: (eastern time)
    -12:00:00pm: NSCS Driver Crew Chief Meeting
    -1:25:00pm: NSCS Drivers Introductions
    -2:00:00pm: Intro Presentation of Colors: Combined Services
    -2:00:20pm: Invocation: Curt Schilling, former Boston Red Sox pitcher
    -2:01:00pm: National Anthem: Caroline Carter, Winner of the Speedway Star Competition
    -2:07:30pm: Command to start engines by: Julian Dench, Senior VP / GM, OSRAM Sylvania
    -2:15:00pm: Start of the Sylvania 300 (green flag)
    eastern time (NASCAR.com)

PRACTICE & QUALIFYING
Dates / Times / TV coverage

(these times in eastern time)

  • Practices:
    Friday, September 25, 12:00 - 1:25 pm/et, TV-NBCSN
    Saturday, September 26, 9:00 - 9:55 am/et, TV-CNBC

  • Happy Hour 'Final' practice: Saturday, September 26, 11:30 am - 12:20 pm/et, TV-CNBC

  • Qualifying: group qualifying for positions 1-36, Friday, September 25 at 4:45 pm/et, TV-NBCSN, no re-air scheduled.

PURSE/RACE AWARDS

2015: $5,386,439
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 NEWS & LINKS

  • 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: Julian Dench, Senior VP / GM, OSRAM Sylvania
    Command to start engines: Julian Dench
    Honorary Pace Car Driver: top-ranked Olympic Triathlete, Sarah True
    Color Guard: Combined Services
    Invocation: Former MLB player Curt Schilling
    National Anthem: Caroline Carter, Winner of the Speedway Star Competition
    Flyover: 2 F-15C's, 104th Fighter Wing, Massachusetts Air National Guard, Westfield, MA

  • Track Websites & Social Media:
    New Hampshire Motor Speedway website
    Speedway Motorsports
    Facebook
    Twitter
    Youtube
    Track Stats - Racing-reference.info

  • July 2015: see the New Hampshire Race Info page

  • September 2014: see the New Hampshire Race Info page

  • July 2015 Race Winner: #18-Kyle Busch, 108.504mph, started 4th

  • September 2014 Race Winner: #22-Joey Logano, 98.697mph, started 7th

  • 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

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

  • July 2015 Pole Winner: #19-Carl Edwards, 135.164mph, finished 7th

  • September 2014 Pole Winner: #2-Brad Keselowski, 140.598mph, finished 7th

  • Track Qualifying Record: Brad Keselowski, 140.598mph, 9/19/2014

  • 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

  • 2015 Top-5's, Top-10's:
    #4-Harvick leads all drivers in 2015 with 18 top-fives followed by #22-Logano with 16.
    #4-Harvick leads all drivers in 2015 with 22 top-Ten finishes. #22-Logano is next with 21.
    Four drivers have ran all the races in 2015 and do not have a top-10 finish: #38-Gilliland, #35-Whitt, #46-Annett, #40-Cassill.(9-21-2015)

  • NASCAR Sprint Cup Laps Led Leaders:
    (after Chicago, 27 of 36 races)
    1. #4-Kevin Harvick, 1,460
    2. #22-Joey Logano, 863
    3. #41-Kurt Busch, 765 (24 races)
    4. #18-Kyle Busch, 659 (16 races)
    5. #20-Matt Kenseth, 646
    6. #2-Brad Keselowski, 607
    7. #78-Martin Truex Jr., 536
    8. #11-Denny Hamlin, 500
    9. #48-Jimmie Johnson, 467
    10. #19-Carl Edwards, 342
    7,606 total laps run.(9-21-2015)

  • Top 10 Driver Ratings at New Hampshire:
    #24-Jeff Gordon....................106.7
    #14-Tony Stewart....................104.7
    #11-Denny Hamlin....................102.4
    #48-Jimmie Johnson....................100.9
    #2-Brad Keselowski....................98.7
    #88-Dale Earnhardt, Jr....................97.5
    #18-Kyle Busch....................96.7
    #4-Kevin Harvick....................94.6
    #15-Clint Bowyer....................92.6
    #31-Ryan Newman....................91.5
    Note: Driver Ratings compiled from 2005-2015 races (21 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)(9-22-2015)

  • New Hampshire Track Notes & History - Thursday:
    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)(9-24-2015)

  • New Hampshire Pole Notes & Facts - Friday:
    Mark Martin won the inaugural Coors Light pole at New Hampshire in 1993 with a speed of 126.871 mph.
    19 drivers have Coors Light poles at New Hampshire, led by Ryan Newman with seven.
    Four active drivers have multiple poles at New Hampshire: Ryan Newman (seven), Jeff Gordon (four), Brad Keselowski (three) and Kyle Busch (two).
    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).
    Two drivers (all-time) have posted their first career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coors Light pole at New Hampshire Motor Speedway: Brad Keselowski (09/19/10) and Patrick Carpentier (06/27/2008).
    Five of the 41 (12.1%) 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 41 (19.5%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at New Hampshire have been won from the front row: five from the pole and three from second-place.
    23 of the 41 (56%) NASCAR Sprint Cup races at New Hampshire have been won from a top-10 starting position.
    Ryan Newman leads the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in average starting position at New Hampshire with a 9.333.
    Nine of the 41 (21.9%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at New Hampshire have been won from a starting position outside the top 20.
    The deepest in the field that a race winner has started at New Hampshire is 38th, by Jeff Burton in 1999.
    The deepest in the field that an active race winner has started at New Hampshire is 32nd, by Kurt Busch in the summer of 2003.
    Qualifying has been cancelled due to weather conditions in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway five times: fall 2001, summer 2003, fall 2004, fall 2008 and summer 2009.
    (NASCAR)(9-25-2015)

  • New Hampshire Driver Notes & Facts - Saturday:
    14 different drivers have made their first NSCS start at NHMS all-time, but only one of the 14 is an active championship contending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver: Joey Logano (9/14/08).
    Eight active drivers have multiple wins at NHMS: Kurt Busch, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Ryan Newman, Tony Stewart (each have three); Kyle Busch, Clint Bowyer, Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano (each have two)
    Two drivers have posted consecutive wins at New Hampshire Motor Speedway: Jimmie Johnson (2003 sweep) and Kurt Busch (2004 sweep).
    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 32; followed by Jamie McMurray and Casey Mears (25 starts each).
    Five NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers have posted their first career win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway: Ryan Newman (09/15/02), Clint Bowyer (09/16/07), Joey Logano (06/28/09), Robby Gordon (11/23/01) and Joe Nemechek (09/19/99).
    Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart are tied for the series lead in runner-up finishes at New Hampshire with five each; followed by Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch and Mark Martin (with three each).
    Jeff Gordon leads the series in top-five finishes at New Hampshire with 16; followed by Tony Stewart with 14 and Jimmie Johnson with 10.
    Jeff Gordon leads the series in top-10 finishes at New Hampshire with 23; followed by Tony Stewart and Jimmie Johnson with 18 each.
    Jimmie Johnson leads NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in average finishing position at New Hampshire with a 10.250.
    All 14 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.
    Jeff Gordon leads the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in laps led at New Hampshire with 1,373 laps led in 41 starts.
    Jeff Gordon leads the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in laps completed at New Hampshire with 11,967 laps completed in 41 starts.
    Danica Patrick is the only female driver that has competed in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
    (NASCAR)(9-26-2015)

  • New Hampshire Race Notes & Facts - Sunday:
    There have been 41 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway; one per year from 1993 through 1996 and two per year since.
    166 drivers have competed in at least one NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway; 130 in more than one.
    Jeff Gordon has competed in all 41 races at New Hampshire - the only driver to accomplish the feat.
    24 different drivers have won at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, led by Jeff Burton with four.
    Hendrick Motorsports leads the series in wins at New Hampshire in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with nine; followed by Roush Fenway Racing (seven), Joe Gibbs Racing (seven), Team Penske (six), and Richard Childress Racing (four).
    Five different manufacturers have won at New Hampshire; led by Chevrolet with 18 victories; followed by Ford (13), Toyota (five), Dodge (three) and Pontiac (two).
    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)
    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 34 (50%) NSCS races scored by electronic scoring at New Hampshire Motor Speedway have had a Margin of Victory less than a second.
    Four of the 41 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), 2014 (301/302) and the Chase race 2014 (300/303).
    Four of the 41 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)(9-27-2015)

  • 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 & Links

  • Kenseth wins at New Hampshire: #20-Matt Kenseth won the Sylvania 300 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for his 5th win of the season, 2nd win at New Hampshire and 36th career win. Kenseth led 27 of the 300 laps.
    #11-Hamlin finished 2nd followed by #22-Logano, #16-Biffle. #19-Edwards, #48-Johnson, #24-Gordon, #78-Truex Jr., #5-Kahne and #31-Newman.
    With his 5th win of 2015, Kenseth now has the most wins of any driver in 2015.
    #4-Harvick led 216 laps and dominated the race until running out of fuel, finishing 21st, putting Harvick 21 points out of moving to the Contender round after Dover.
    #18-Busch, who came in to the race 4th in Chase standings, had a tire go down and hit the wall on lap 159. The crew made repairs and Busch was able to make up a few spots and finish 37th. Busch is now 13th in the Chase standings, a point out of the top 12 and advancing.
    There was one red flag on lap 204 for a little over 6 minutes when #10-Patrick made contact with #31-Newman, the #10 spun and hit the wall then got collected by #55-Ragan, knocking both out of the race and leaving foam on the track.
    There were 16 lead changes among 7 drivers. There were 9 cautions for 41 yellow flag laps.
    The average speed was 106.480mph.
    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).(9-27-2015)

  • Where did the 2015 Sprint Cup Chase Drivers finish at New Hampshire?
    [by points standings before the race (start pos)]
    1) #20-Matt Kenseth, finished 1st-WON (13)
    2) #11-Denny Hamlin, 2nd (7)
    3) #19-Carl Edwards, 4th (1)
    4) #18-Kyle Busch, 37th (17)
    5) #41-Kurt Busch, 19th (3)
    6) #22-Joey Logano, 3rd (8)
    7) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 6th (5)
    8) #31-Ryan Newman, 10th (9)
    9) #2-Brad Keselowski, 12th (4)
    10) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr., 25th (11)
    11) #78-Martin Truex Jr., 8th (21)
    12) #24-Jeff Gordon, 7th (10)
    13) #1-Jamie McMurray, 14th (23)
    14) #27-Paul Menard, 15th (20)
    15) #4-Kevin Harvick, 21st (2)
    16) #15-Clint Bowyer, 26th (26)
    (9-27-2015)

  • 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase Standings: Challenger Round
    [after New Hampshire, race 28 of 36, Chase race 2 of 10]
    1) #20-Matt Kenseth [5 wins], 2099 (Won New Hampshire*)
    2) #11-Denny Hamlin [2 wins], 2093 (Won Chicago*)
    3) #19-Carl Edwards [2 wins], 2089, 33 ahead of 13th
    4) #22-Joey Logano [3 wins], 2089, +33
    5) #48-Jimmie Johnson [4 wins], 2083, +27
    6) #31-Ryan Newman, 2074, +18
    7) #41-Kurt Busch [2 wins], 2073, +17
    8) #2-Brad Keselowski [1 win], 2072, +16
    9) #78-Martin Truex Jr. [1 win], 2071, +15
    10) #24-Jeff Gordon, 2068, +12
    11) #1-Jamie McMurray, 2058, +2
    12) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr.[2 wins], 2057, +1
    Bottom 4 drivers will be eliminated from the Chase after Dover:
    13) #18-Kyle Busch [4 wins], 2056, 1 point out of 12th
    14) #27-Paul Menard, 2056, -1
    15) #4-Kevin Harvick [2 wins], 2034, -23
    16) #15-Clint Bowyer, 2018, -39 (X)
    * will automatically advance to Contender round by winning a Challenger round race
    (X) = appealing 25 point penalty, could get 25 points back
    See the Unofficial Drivers Points Standings page (pdf) and Unofficial Owners Points Standings page (pdf).
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Race & Points Report (pdf).(9-27-2015)

  • Unofficial Top 25 in 2015 Sprint Cup Driver Points Standings (not the Chase):
    [after New Hampshire, race 28 of 36]
    (using current points system, but not the Chase rules, unofficial)
    1) #22-Joey Logano(C4) 1028
    2) #4-Kevin Harvick(C15) 1006, 22
    3) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr.(C12) 945, 83
    4) #2-Brad Keselowski(C8) 942, 86
    5) #48-Jimmie Johnson(C5) 923, 105
    6) #20-Matt Kenseth(C1) 911, 117
    7) #78-Martin Truex Jr.(C9) 886, 142
    8) #11-Denny Hamlin(C2) 883, 145
    9) #41-Kurt Busch(C7) 848, 180
    10) #19-Carl Edwards(C3) 829, 199
    11) #1-Jamie McMurray(C11) 815, 213
    12) #31-Ryan Newman(C6) 812, 216
    13) #24-Jeff Gordon(C10) 805, 223
    14) #27-Paul Menard(C14) 766, 262
    15) #15-Clint Bowyer(C16) 759, 269
    16) #5-Kasey Kahne 732, 296
    17) #43-Aric Almirola 728, 300
    18) #42-Kyle Larson 683, 345
    19) #16-Greg Biffle 675, 353
    20) #3-Austin Dillon 626, 402
    21) #13-Casey Mears 604, 424
    22) #47-AJ Allmendinger 585, 443
    23) #10-Danica Patrick 574, 454
    24) #14-Tony Stewart 563, 465
    25) #18-Kyle Busch(C13) 558, 470
    (C# is chase driver and current Chase position)
    (EC is chase driver that has been eliminated from the Chase)
    (9-27-2015)

  • Race Fast Facts - New Hampshire:
    #20-Matt Kenseth won the 19th Annual Sylvania 300, his 36th victory in 572 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his fifth victory and 18th top-10 finish in 2015.
    This is his second victory and 17th top-10 finish in 32 races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
    #11-Denny Hamlin (second) posted his 12th top-10 finish in 20 races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. It is his 15th top-10 finish in 2015.
    #22-Joey Logano (third) posted his seventh top-10 finish in 15 races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
    #24-Brett Moffitt (27th) was the highest finishing rookie.
    #20-Matt Kenseth leads the point standings by 6 points over #11-Denny Hamlin.
    (NASCAR Integrated Sports Marketing)(9-12-2015)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at New Hampshire: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: #7-Bowman, 42nd
    Caution 2: #34-Moffitt, 27th
    Caution 3: #46-Annett, 29th
    Caution 4: #6-Bayne, 16th
    Caution 5: #55-Ragan, 41st
    Caution 6: #9-Hornish Jr., 20th
    Caution 7: #35-Whitt, 24th
    Caution 8: #48-Johnson, 6th
    Caution 9: #47-Allmendinger, 23rd
    (9-27-2015)

  • New Hampshire Rookie of the Year Race Results & Points:
    #34-Brett Moffitt, finished 27th, 11 rookie points
    #83-Matt DiBenedetto, finished 30th, 10 rookie points
    #23-Jeb Burton, finished 33rd, 9 rookie points
    #33-Alex Kennedy, not entered, BJ McLeod in the car
    See the 2015 Rookie of the Year page for rules, standings and more.(9-27-2015)


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  • Race Coverage of the Sylvania 300 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is scheduled for Sunday, September 27, 2015.
    Television (TV): NBCSN at 2:00 pm/et; Countdown to Green Pre-Race show at 1:30pm/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 28 at 12:00pm/et on NBCSN {NASCAR 120]
    Live race updates on Jayski.com's Twitter

  • 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 #19-Edwards chose pit stall 1 [as do most pole sitters].
    Outside pole sitter #4-Harvick took pit stall 32, the fifth pit stall with an opening in front of it.
    #41-Busch, who starts 3rd took the 29th pit stall, the 4th stall with an opening behind it.
    The 43rd and final pit stall was taken by #20-Kenseth, who starts 13th.
    To see where the drivers/teams pit stall is, see the pit selection chart on Jayski.com's Pit Stall Selection chart.(9-26-2015)

  • Highlights of NASCAR's changes on pit road in 2015:
    " Number of officials on pit road during race reduced from 43 to 10.
    " 45 HD cameras will be mounted on the grandstand side of each track and directed toward pit road to monitor pit stops and officials call or clear penalties.
    " Every camera looks at two pit stalls and the cameras record 100 percent of the race.
    " Video feeds from cameras are fed to a production truck in the TV compound where eight NASCAR officials monitor stops for violations.
    " Pit road speeding penalties will still be called from race control based on scoring loops.
    " Pit stalls are laser measured
    " Missing Lug Nuts are no longer a penalty.
    " Fueling can start once car is stopped.
    " Fueling can continue until car leaves pit stall.

  • Links to results, practices, qualifying PDF's: (will be added as available)
    Official Race & Points Report
    Race Results
    Drivers 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
    Latest / Final Entry List
    Preliminary 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 - 2015 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

  • Happy Hour 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.
    #4-Harvick 134.577 (CD)
    #18-Busch 134.150 (CD)
    #2-Keselowski 134.032 (CD)
    #48-Johnson (CD) 133.943
    #19-Edwards 133.919 (CD)
    slowest: #62-Hill 126.736 & # 33-McLeod 128.667
    no speed: #32-Jeffrey Earnhardt, team still making repairs to the car.
    See fastest speeds, laps run, best 10 consecutive lap ave on the NHMS Happy Hour Practice Speeds page (pdf).(9-26-2015)

  • First Saturday practice for the Sylvania 300 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is over, after 55 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes.
    #19-Edwards 133.516 (CD)
    #4-Harvick 133.427 (CD)
    #2-Keselowski 133.399 (CD)
    #22-Logano 132.845 (CD)
    #41-Busch 132.803 (CD)
    (CD) = Chase Driver
    slowest: #62-Hill 124.089 and #33-McLeod 128.359
    notes: #32-Jeffrey Earnhardt smacked the wall about 20 minutes into practice, pancaking the right side and cutting down a tire, the team plans to fix the primary car. Late in the practice, #19-Edwards clipped the wall and did slight damage to the right rear. Happy Hour practice is scheduled for 11:30am/et. Both practices will be televised on CNBC.
    See fastest speeds, laps run, best 10 consecutive lap ave on the NHMS Practice 2 Speeds page (pdf).(9-26-2015)

  • Edwards wins New Hampshire pole: #19-Carl Edwards won the Coors Light pole for the Sylvania 300 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with speed of 137.980mph for his 3rd pole of 2015, 2nd at New Hampshire and 16th of his career. Edwards has won 2 races from the pole out of 15 previous poles.
    #4-Harvick is on the outside pole followed by #41-Busch, #2-Keselowski, #48-Johnson, #42-Larson, #11-Hamlin, #22-Logano, #31-Newman, #24-Gordon, #88-Earnhardt Jr. and #5-Kahne.
    Missing the race was: #30-Kvapil.
    See the starting lineup, round-by-round qualifying results, notes, qualifying order on Jayski.com's New Hampshire Qualifying Page.(9-25-2015)

  • Where the 2015 Sprint Cup Chase Drivers will start at New Hampshire:
    [listed by current driver points position]
    1) #20-Matt Kenseth, starts 13th
    2) #11-Denny Hamlin, 7th
    3) #19-Carl Edwards, 1st
    4) #18-Kyle Busch, 17th
    5) #41-Kurt Busch, 3rd
    6) #22-Joey Logano, 8th
    7) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 5th
    8) #31-Ryan Newman, 9th
    9) #2-Brad Keselowski, 4th
    10) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr., 11th
    11) #78-Martin Truex Jr., 21st
    12) #24-Jeff Gordon, 10th
    13) #1-Jamie McMurray, 23rd
    14) #27-Paul Menard, 20th
    15) #4-Kevin Harvick, 2nd
    16) #15-Clint Bowyer, 26th
    (9-25-2015)

  • Qualifying Fast Facts - New Hampshire:
    #19-Carl Edwards won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 19th Annual Sylvania 300 with a lap of 27.604 seconds, 137.980 mph.
    This is his 16th pole in 401 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his third pole and 16th top-10 start in 2015.
    This is his second pole in 23 races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
    #4-Kevin Harvick (second) posted his 20th top-10 start of 2015 and his 12th in 30 races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
    #41-Kurt Busch (third) posted his 17th top-10 start at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. It is his 14th in 25 races this season.
    #24-Brett Moffitt (31st) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    (NASCAR Statistics)(9-25-2015)

  • Second Round of Qualifying for the Sylvania 300 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is over after 10 scheduled minutes.
    #48-Johnson 137.800
    #42-Larson 137.795
    #4-Harvick 137.681
    #5-Kahne 137.388
    #2-Keselowski 137.333
    the rest of the top 12 (advance to round 3): 24 11 41 22 31 19 88;
    out of the top 12 and not advancing to round 3: 20 17 43 3 18 55 13 27 78 10 1 51
    (9-25-2015)

  • First Round of Qualifying for the Sylvania 300 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is over, after 20 scheduled minutes.
    #41-Busch 137.696
    #42-Larson 137.299
    #2-Keselowski 137.205
    #20-Kenseth 136.869
    #19-Edwards 136.810
    the rest of the top 24 (advance to round 2): 4 24 5 17 43 10 55 3 48 51 31 22 27 88 78 13 1 11 18;
    out of the top 24 and not advancing to round 2: 16 15 14 35 9 47 34 40 6 38 83 7 // 98 46 30 33 26 23 32 62
    Drivers who will miss the race: #30-Kvapil.
    (9-25-2015)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Sylvania 300 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is scheduled for Friday, September 25, 2015 at 4:45pm/et.
    Television (TV): NBCSN, 4:30pm/et
    Radio: Live online at Performance Racing Network (PRN)
    Scheduled Qualifying Re-Air: none
    Updates on practices and qualifying on this site and on Jayski.com's Twitter

  • Qualifying Order for the Sylvania 300 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is posted. 44 cars/drivers are listed.
    The first driver to be lined up on pit road will be #18-Busch.
    The final driver lined up on pit road will be #51-Allgaier.
    The order is set by a random draw, how cars park on pit road before they qualify, held about an hour before the first practice.
    After the first round, the cars line up by speed.
    See the full qualifying order on Jayski.com's New Hampshire Qualifying Page.(9-25-2015)

  • Friday practice for the Sylvania 300 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is over, after 85 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes.
    #19-Edwards 136.894 (CD)
    #48-Johnson 136.311 (CD)
    #2-Keselowski 136.155 (CD)
    #42-Larson 136.058
    #41-Busch 136.019 (CD)
    (CD) = Chase Driver
    Other Chase drivers
    #88-Earnhardt Jr. is 6th fastest
    #1-McMurray 7th
    #24-Gordon 8th
    #20-Kenseth 10th
    #4-Harvick 11th
    #22-Logano 13th
    #18-Busch 14th
    #78-Truex Jr. 15th
    #11-Hamlin 16th
    #31-Newman 18th
    #27-Menard 22nd
    #15-Bowyer 26th
    Slowest: #62-Hill 127.172 and #33-McLeod 127.274
    driver in position to miss the race: #30-Kvapil is 40th fastest, needs to qualify in top-36 to make the race.
    Qualifying is scheduled for 4:45pm/et, will be televised on NBCSN.(9-25-2015)
    See fastest speeds, laps run, the best 10 consecutive lap ave on the New Hampshire Practice 1 speeds page.(9-25-2015)

  • Entry List for the Sylvania 300 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is posted, 44 teams/drivers [for 43 spots] are listed, including: #26-Wise, #30-Kvapil, #32-Jeffrey Earnhardt, #33-B.J. McLeod, #62-Hill, #98-Ryan Preece.
    Drivers who need to be in the top-36 in speed and have no provisional available to them (lowest in owners points): #30-Wise (49th in points)
    Drivers who would miss the race if qualifying is canceled (least race attempts): #30-Wise (12 attempts)
    See the full entry list at Jayski.com's New Hampshire Entry List

  • For the 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

  • 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase Standings:
    [after Chicago, race 27 of 36]
    1) #20-Matt Kenseth[4 wins], 2052, +24 ahead of 13th
    2) #11-Denny Hamlin[2 wins], 2050, +22 (Won Chicago*)
    3) #19-Carl Edwards[2 wins], 2049, +21
    4) #18-Kyle Busch[4 wins], 2049, +21
    5) #41-Kurt Busch[2 wins], 2048, +20
    6) #22-Joey Logano [3 wins], 2048, +20
    7) #48-Jimmie Johnson[4 wins], 2045, +17
    8) #31-Ryan Newman, 2040, +12
    9) #2-Brad Keselowski[1 win], 2039, +11
    10) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr.[2 wins], 2038, +10
    11) #78-Martin Truex Jr.[1 win], 2035, +7
    12) #24-Jeff Gordon, 2031, +3 ahead of 13th
    Bottom 4 drivers will be eliminated from the Chase after Dover:
    13) #1-Jamie McMurray, 2028, 3 points out of 12th
    14) #27-Paul Menard, 2027, -4
    15) #15-Clint Bowyer, 2025, -6 (X)
    16) #4-Kevin Harvick [2 wins], 2009, -22
    * will advance to Contender round, winning a Challeger round race
    (X) = appealing 25 point penalty, no points deducted yet
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Race & Points Report (pdf).(9-20-2014)

LOCAL NEWSPAPERS

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CHASSIS SELECTIONS

  • No More Chassis Selections: Recently many team stopped posting chassis selections on race previews.
    This leaves only a handful of teams reporting/posting chassis selections.
    So, will no longer post Chassis Selections as most are not available

TIRE NOTES & FACTS

  • Tire: Goodyear Eagle Intermediate Radials:

    Set limits:
    Sprint Cup: 5 sets for practice/qualifying, and 7 sets for the race;
    Camping World Truck: 5 sets for the event

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

    Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 87.64 in. (2,226 mm); Right-side -- 88.35 in. (2,244 mm)

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

    Notes: Teams in the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck Series will run the same tire codes at New Hampshire this weekend . . . Sprint Cup teams have run this same combination of left- and right-side tires at New Hampshire since 2012 . . . Camping World Truck Series teams first ran this tire set-up at this track last September . . . this is the only track at which either of these two tire codes will be run in 2015 . . . 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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