NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race Information, Links and News

THE RACE: Bad Boy Off Road 300

TRACK: New Hampshire Motor Speedway

NASCAR Sprint Cup Race #28 of 36 for the 2016 season
Chase for the Sprint Cup race #2 of 10

Updated: often, leading up to the race

Race: Sunday, September 25, 2016 in Loudon, NH

Title Sponsor: Bad Boy Off Road

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

TELEVISION COVERAGE

  • NASCAR Countdown to Green Pre-Race: NBCSN - 1:00 pm/et

  • Television Race Coverage: NBCSN, 2:00pm/et

  • In the Booth: Rick Allen, Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte

  • Pit Reporters: Dave Burns, Mike Massaro, Marty Snider, Kelli Stavast

  • Features Reporter: Rutledge Wood

  • Pre/Post-Race and Hosts: Krista Voda, Kyle Petty, Dale Jarrett

  • NASCAR Raceday Pre-Race Show: at 11:30am/et on FoxSports1

  • Scheduled Race Re-Air Dates/Times: (NASCAR 120)
    Monday, September 26 at 12:00pm/et on NBCSN

  • TV Listings, Links and Info:
    Jayski.com's TV Listings Page

RADIO COVERAGE

ONLINE STREAMING

EVENT SCHEDULE
Sprint Cup Series

Event Schedule times are local to the track

Thursday, September 22
6:00 PM NSCS HAULERS ENTER

Friday, September 23
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM NSCS GARAGE OPEN
10:30 AM NSCS ROOKIE MEETING, SPOTTER MEETING, & RANDOM DRAWING
11:30 AM - 12:55 PM NSCS 1ST PRACTICE
4:45 PM NSCS QUALIFYING

Saturday, September 24
7:00 AM - 3:30 PM NSCS GARAGE OPENS
9:00 - 9:55 AM NSCS 2ND PRACTICE
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM NSCS FINAL PRACTICE

Sunday, September 25
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 = NASCAR 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 25th: (eastern time)
    1:25pm: Driver Introductions
    1:58pm: Canadian National Anthem by Kirk Young
    2:00pm: Presentation of Colors by New Hampshire State Police Honor Guard and Combined Services Military Color Guard
    2:00pm: Invocation by Dustin Pari, actor on the show "Ghost Hunters"
    2:01pm: National Anthem by Daniel M. Clark, U.S. Marine Corps veteran and retired Massachusetts state trooper
    2:02pm: Fly-by, two F-15s from Massachusetts ANG 104
    2:07pm: "Drivers, Start Your Engines" by Kevin Holleran, president of Textron Specialized Vehicles
    2:15pm: Bad Boy Off Road 300 (300 laps, 317.4 miles), NBCSN/NBC Sports App / PRN / SiriusXMRadio
    eastern time (NASCAR.com)

PRACTICE & QUALIFYING
Dates / Times / TV coverage

(these times in eastern time)

  • Practices:
    Friday, September 23, 11:30 am - 12:55 pm/et, TV-NBCSN;
    Saturday, September 24, 9:00 - 9:55 am/et, TV-CNBC

  • Happy Hour 'Final' practice: Saturday, September 24, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm/et, TV-CNBC

  • Qualifying: group qualifying for positions 1-40, Friday, September 23 at 4:45 pm/et, TV-NBCSN, no re-air scheduled.

PURSE/RACE AWARDS

no longer being reported

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: Kevin Holleran, president of Textron Specialized Vehicles
    Command to start engines: Kevin Holleran
    Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: TBA
    Honorary Pace Car Driver: Former NFL player Matt Light
    Color Guard: New Hampshire State Police Honor Guard and Combined Services Military Color Guard
    Invocation: Dustin Pari, actor on the show "Ghost Hunters"
    National Anthem: Daniel M. Clark
    Flyover: F-15s, Massachusetts ANG 104

  • July 2016: see the New Hampshire Race Info page

  • September 2015: see the New Hampshire Race Info page

  • July 2016 Race Winner: #20-Matt Kenseth, 107.416mph, started 18th

  • September 2015 Race Winner: #20-Matt Kenseth, 106.480mph, started 13th

  • 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 2016 Pole Winner: #48-Jimmie Johnson, 133.971mph, finished 12th

  • September 2015 Pole Winner: #19-Carl Edwards, 137.980mph, finished 5th

  • 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

  • Who's Hot and Who's Not - New Hampshire
    HOT
    - Matt Kenseth: won last 2 New Hampshire races (no driver has ever won 3 straight at track)
    - Kyle Busch: led 463 laps at New Hampshire since start of 2012 (most of any driver)
    - Kevin Harvick: finished 4th or better in 3 of last 4 New Hampshire races (379 laps led)
    - Brad Keselowski: 6.5 Avg finish in last 10 New Hampshire races (best among all drivers)
    - Jimmie Johnson: finished 6th or better in last 4 Chase races at New Hampshire
    NOT
    - Martin Truex Jr.: no top-5 finishes in last 16 New Hampshire races
    - Kurt Busch: 12 straight finishes of 10th or worse at New Hampshire (top-6 finish in each of previous 5 at track)
    - Kyle Larson: finished 17th or worse in 3 New Hampshire races in 2014-15 (2nd and 3rd in 1st 2 starts at track)
    - Chase Elliott: finished 34th in only NSCS start at New Hampshire
    (ESPN Stats & Info)(9-23-2016)

  • Chase Fast Facts: New Hampshire:
    This is the sixth year in a row the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup second race has been held at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (2011 - 2016). New Hampshire was the first race of the Chase from 2004 - 2010.
    10 different drivers have won the New Hampshire Chase races, but only two have multiple wins - Clint Bowyer (two) and Matt Kenseth (two).
    When New Hampshire was the opening race of the Chase (2004 - 2010) only once the race winner went on to win the title (2004).
    In 2004 (inaugural Chase), Kurt Busch started seventh and won the opening race of the Chase at New Hampshire, and went on to win the title.
    Since New Hampshire moved to the second race in the Chase (2011 - 2015) only one driver that has won the event went on to win the title - Tony Stewart (2011). Stewart won five races in the 2011 Chase (series-record) including the first two (Chicago, New Hampshire).
    The worst finish in a Chase race at New Hampshire by a driver that went on to win the title was by Jimmie Johnson in 2006 when he finished 39th. Last season's champion Kyle Busch finished 37th in New Hampshire's Chase race - the second worst finish by a driver at NHMS that went on to win the title.
    No non-Chase driver has ever won the Chase race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
    Eight drivers have won the pole for New Hampshire's Chase races - Brad Keselowski (two), Ryan Newman (two), Carl Edwards, Clint Bowyer, Jeff Gordon, Juan Pablo Montoya, Kevin Harvick and Tony Stewart (each have one).
    (NASCAR)

  • New Hampshire Track Notes & 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)

  • New Hampshire Pole Notes & Facts:
    Mark Martin won the inaugural Coors Light pole at New Hampshire in 1993 with a speed of 126.871 mph.
    20 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 43 (11.6%) 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 43 (18.6%) 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 43 (53.4%) NASCAR Sprint Cup races at New Hampshire have been won from a top-10 starting position.
    Nine of the 43 (20.9%) 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)

  • New Hampshire Driver Notes & Facts:
    173 drivers have competed in at least one NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway; 135 in more than one.
    16 different drivers have made their first NSCS start at NHMS all-time, but only one of the 16 is an active championship contending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver: Joey Logano (9/14/08).
    Ryan Newman leads the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in average starting position at New Hampshire with a 9.862.
    24 different drivers have won at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, led by Jeff Burton with four.
    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)
    Three drivers have posted consecutive wins at New Hampshire Motor Speedway: Jimmie Johnson (2003 sweep), Kurt Busch (2004 sweep) and Matt Kenseth (2015 fall, 2016 spring).
    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)
    Jamie McMurray and Casey Mears lead the series among active drivers with the most NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at New Hampshire without visiting Victory Lane at 27 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).
    Tony Stewart leads the series in runner-up finishes at New Hampshire with six; followed by Jeff Gordon (five), Denny Hamlin (four), 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 15 and Jimmie Johnson with 10.
    Jeff Gordon leads the series in top-10 finishes at New Hampshire with 24; followed by Tony Stewart and Jimmie Johnson with 19 each.
    Jimmie Johnson leads NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in average finishing position at New Hampshire with a 10.190.
    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 42 starts.
    Jeff Gordon leads the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in laps completed at New Hampshire with 12,267 laps completed in 42 starts.
    Danica Patrick is the only female driver that has competed in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. She posted her best finish at NHMS earlier this season (14th).
    (NASCAR)

  • New Hampshire Race Notes & Facts:
    There have been 43 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway; one per year from 1993 through 1996 and two per year since.
    Hendrick Motorsports and Joe Gibbs Racing lead the series in wins at New Hampshire in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with nine each; followed by Roush Fenway 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 (seven), Dodge (three) and Pontiac (two).
    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 36 (47.2%) NSCS races scored by electronic scoring at New Hampshire Motor Speedway have had a Margin of Victory less than a second.
    Four of the 43 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 43 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)

  • Top 10 Driver Ratings at New Hampshire:
    #88-Jeff Gordon ..... 106.1
    #11-Denny Hamlin ..... 103.3
    #14-Tony Stewart ..... 103.0
    #48-Jimmie Johnson ..... 100.8
    #2-Brad Keselowski ..... 99.8
    #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr ..... 97.4
    #18-Kyle Busch ..... 97.2
    #4-Kevin Harvick ..... 96.7
    #31-Ryan Newman ..... 90.5
    #5-Kasey Kahne ..... 90.4
    Note: Driver Ratings compiled from 2005-2015 races (23 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)

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

RACE RUNDOWN....News & Links

  • All Chase drivers pass post-race inspection: Only #4-Kevin Harvick emerged victorious Sunday afternoon at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, but his other 15 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup playoff foes salvaged some shred of consolation alongside him. All 16 championship-eligible cars won the race after the race Sunday, clearing without issue through the Laser Inspection Station (LIS) platform after the Bad Boy Off Road 300. Those cleared included the winning Stewart-Haas Racing #4 Chevrolet driven by Harvick, who damaged his car's left-rear fender with a smoky, tire-ripping burnout after his third victory of the season. Only the Joe Gibbs Racing #18 Toyota of third-place finisher Kyle Busch went through the inspection bay a second time, and that was due to the car failing to meet the weight limit by a nominal amount. After topping off fluids as permitted in the rules, the #18 also was cleared. Following stern warnings in the pre-race drivers' and crew chiefs' meeting against circumventing the LIS platform, the new post-race check was largely a breeze. All 16 cars received a thumbs up from competition officials in a tidy span of roughly 45 minutes. As is customary, race officials announced that they would take a handful of cars back to the NASCAR Research & Development Center in Concord, North Carolina, for further inspection. Those are: #4-Harvick, #18-Busch, and #2-Keselowski.(NASCAR.com)(9-26-2016)

  • Harvick wins at New Hampshire: #4-Kevin Harvick won the Bad Boy Off Road 300 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for his 3rd win of the season, 2nd win at New Hampshire and 34th career win. Harvick took the lead from Kenseth with 5 laps to go and led a total of just 8 of the 300 laps.
    Harvick joins Martin Truex, Jr in automatically earning a spot in the Chase Round of 12 that begins at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
    #20-Kenseth finished 2nd followed by #18-Busch, #2-Keselowski, #41-Busch, pole sitter #19-Edwards, #78-Truex, Jr., #48-Johnson, #5-Kahne, and #42-Larson.
    There were 14 lead changes among 8 drivers and 6 cautions for 31 yellow flag laps.
    The average speed was 109.291mph.
    See unofficial race results, awards, laps led, cautions and more [NOTE: money/winnings are no longer reported] at:
    Unofficial Race Results page (pdf)
    Lap Summary Report (pdf)
    Penalty Report (pdf)
    Pit Stop Times (pdf)
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official New Hampshire Race & Points Report (pdf).(9-25-2016)

  • Where did the 2016 Sprint Cup Chase Drivers finish at New Hampshire?
    [by points standings before the race (start pos)]
    1) #78-Martin Truex Jr., 7th (2)
    2) #2-Brad Keselowski, 4th (11)
    3) #18-Kyle Busch, 3rd (12)
    4) #11-Denny Hamlin, 15th (5)
    5) #22-Joey Logano, 11th (15)
    6) #24-Chase Elliott, 13th (10)
    7) #20-Matt Kenseth, 2nd (8)
    8) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 8th (4)
    9) #19-Carl Edwards, 6thth (1)
    10) #41-Kurt Busch, 5th (13)
    11) #1-Jamie McMurray, 19thth (7)
    12) #14-Tony Stewart, 23rd (22)
    13) #3-Austin Dillon, 16th (29)
    14) #4-Kevin Harvick, WON (19)
    15) #42-Kyle Larson, 10th (6)
    16) #34-Chris Buescher, 30th (28)
    (9-25-2016)

  • Race Fast Facts - New Hampshire Motor Speedway:
    Kevin Harvick won the 20th Annual Bad Boy Off Road 300, his 34th victory in 566 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his third victory and 22nd top-10 finish in 2016.
    This is his second victory and 17th top-10 finish in 32 races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
    Matt Kenseth (second) posted his 19th top-10 finish in 34 races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. It is his 13th top-10 finish in 2016.
    Kyle Busch (third) posted his 13th top-10 finish in 24 races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
    Ryan Blaney (12th) was the highest finishing rookie.
    Brad Keselowski leads the point standings by 1 points over Martin Truex Jr.
    (NASCAR Integrated Sports Marketing)(9-25-2016)

  • 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase Standings:
    [after New Hampshire, race 28 of 36]
    1) #78-Martin Truex Jr.*, [3 wins], 1 win in the Round of 16
    2) #4-Kevin Harvick*, [3 wins], 1 win in the Round of 16
    3) #2-Brad Keselowski, [4 wins], 2087, +35
    4) #18-Kyle Busch, [4 wins], 2085, +33
    5) #20-Matt Kenseth, [2 wins], 2078, +26
    6) #22-Joey Logano, [1 win], 2073, +21
    7) #11-Denny Hamlin, [3 wins], 2071, +19
    8) #48-Jimmie Johnson, [2 wins], 2070, +18
    9) #24-Chase Elliott, 2068, +16
    10) #19-Carl Edwards, [2 wins], 2068, +16
    11) #41-Kurt Busch, [1 win], 2067, +15
    12) #42-Kyle Larson, [1 win], 2057, +5
    Bottom 4 drivers will be eliminated from the Chase after Dover:
    13) #1-Jamie McMurray, 2052, 5 points out of 12th
    14) #3-Austin Dillon, 2052, -5
    15) #14-Tony Stewart, [1 win], 2046, -11
    16) #34-Chris Buescher, 2027, -30
    * will advance to the Round of 12 by winning a Round of 16 race
    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).(9-25-2016)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at New Hampshire: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: #47-Allmendinger, 21st
    Caution 2: #10-Patrick, 18th
    Caution 3: #21-Blaney, 12th
    Caution 4: #22-Logano, 11th
    Caution 5: #3-Dillon, 16th
    Caution 6: #15-Bowyer, 22nd
    (9-25-2016)

  • Race Coverage of the Bad Boy Off Road 300 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is scheduled for Sunday, September 25, 2016.
    Television (TV): NBCSN at 2:00 pm/et; Pre-Race show at 1:00 pm/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 26 at 12:00pm/et on NBCSN

  • Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Bad Boy Off Road 300 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway have been made.
    With the field downsized to 40 cars, three pit stalls (26,42,43) have been eliminated, are not in play and don't count towards driving through more than three pit boxes.
    Pole sitter #19-Edwards chose pit stall 1 [as do most pole sitters].
    Outside pole sitter #78-Truex, Jr. took pit stall 32, with an opening in front of it.
    #31-Newman, who starts 3rd took the 29th pit stall, also with an opening in front of it.
    The final pit stall was taken by #48-Johnson, who starts 4th.
    To see where the drivers/teams pit stall is, see the pit selection chart on Jayski.com's Pit Stall Selection chart.

  • 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
    Pit Stop Times
    Pitstalls
    Happy Hour Practice Speeds
    Practice 2 Speeds
    Starting Lineup
    Qualifying Results
    Practice 1 Speeds
    Qualifying Order
    Latest / Final Entry List
    Preliminary Entry List

  • NASCAR Overtime (not called Green-White-Checkered anymore) 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 NASCAR Overtime rules/news/stats page.

  • See Jayski's - 2016 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

  • Final Saturday practice for the Bad Boy Off Road 300 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is complete after 50 minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
    #42-Larson, 132.577
    #11-Hamlin, 132.549
    #5-Kahne, 132.489
    #19-Edwards, 132.420
    #48-Johnson, 132.255
    Best 10 consecutive lap ave (of 39 drivers): #19-Edwards 131.663
    slowest: #32-Earnhardt, 127.121
    most laps run: #18-Busch, 57; #1-McMurray, 56.
    See fastest speeds, laps run and best 10 consecutive lap ave on the New Hampshire Final Practice speeds page (pdf).(9-24-2016)

  • First Saturday practice for the Bad Boy Off Road 300 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is over after 55 minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
    #42-Larson, 132.186
    #78-Truex, 132.186
    #20-Kenseth, 132.085
    #11-Hamlin, 132.030
    #24-Elliott, 131.980
    Best 10 consecutive lap ave (of 40 drivers): #78-Truex,Jr. 131.139mph
    slowest: #32-Earnhardt, 126.040
    most laps run: #48-Johnson, 57; #88-Bowman, 48.
    Notes: #17-Stenhouse spun early in the session but continued on. Final practice will be televised at 11:30 on CNBC.
    See fastest speeds, laps run and best 10 consecutive lap ave on the New Hampshire Practice 2 speeds page (pdf).(9-24-2016)

  • Edwards wins New Hampshire pole: #19-Carl Edwards won the Coors Light pole for the Bad Boy Off Road 300 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with speed of 135.453mph for his 6th pole of 2016, 3rd at New Hampshire and 22nd of his career. Edwards has won 3 races from the pole in his career in 21 tries.
    #78-Truex, Jr. will start 2nd, followed by #31-Nemwan, #48-Johnson, #11-Hamlin, #42-Larson, #1-McMurray, #20-Kenseth, #5-Kahne, #24-Elliott, #2-Keselowski, and #18-Busch.
    #78-Truex, Jr. was fastest in the 2nd round with a speed of 135.236mph and will start 2nd.
    #19-Edwards was fastest in the first round at 135.665mph. He starts on the pole.
    Since the maximum of 40 cars entered the race, everyone made the race.
    See round-by-round qualifying results on the New Hampshire qualifying results page (pdf) and the complete starting lineup on the New Hampshire Starting Lineup page (pdf).(9-23-2016)

  • Where the 2016 Sprint Cup Chase Drivers will start at New Hampshire:
    [listed by driver points position]
    1) #78-Martin Truex Jr., 2nd
    2) #2-Brad Keselowski, 11th
    3) #18-Kyle Busch, 12th
    4) #11-Denny Hamlin, 5th
    5) #22-Joey Logano, 15th
    6) #24-Chase Elliott, 10th
    7) #20-Matt Kenseth, 8th
    8) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 4th
    9) #19-Carl Edwards, POLE
    10) #41-Kurt Busch, 13th
    11) #1-Jamie McMurray, 7th
    12) #14-Tony Stewart, 22nd
    13) #3-Austin Dillon, 29th
    14) #4-Kevin Harvick, 19th
    15) #42-Kyle Larson, 6th
    16) #34-Chris Buescher, 28th
    (9-23-2016)

  • New Hampshire Motor Speedway - Qualifying Fast Facts:
    Carl Edwards won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 20th Annual Bad Boy Off Road 300 with a lap of 28.119 seconds, 135.453 mph.
    This is his 22nd pole in 437 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
    This is his sixth pole and 22nd top-10 start in 2016.
    This is his third pole in 25 races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
    Martin Truex Jr (second) posted his 19th top-10 start of 2016 and his 12th in 22 races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
    Ryan Newman (third) posted his 19th top-10 start at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. It is his 11th in 28 races this season.
    Chase Elliott (10th) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
    (NASCAR Statistics)(9-23-2016)

  • Second Round of Qualifying for the Bad Boy Off Road 300 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is over, after 10 scheduled minutes.
    #78-Truex, Jr. 135.236
    #20-Kenseth 135.203
    #42-Larson 135.193
    #11-Hamlin 135.188
    #48-Johnson 135.131
    the rest of the top 12: 19 24 1 5 18 2 31;
    out of the top 12 and not advancing to round 3: 41 27 22 21 47 88 4 95 17 23 14 10
    (9-23-2016)

  • First Round of Qualifying for the Bad Boy Off Road 300 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is over, after 20 scheduled minutes.
    #19-Edwards 135.665
    #42-Larson 135.337
    #24-Elliott 135.265
    #18-Busch 135.136
    #11-Hamlin 135.102
    the rest of the top 24: 48 4 78 22 31 5 27 1 20 2 47 14 23 41 21 95 88 10 17;
    out of the top 24 and not advancing to round 2: 44 43 6 34 3 7 13 16 83 38 46 98 15 55 30 32
    Drivers who will miss the race: None. 40 teams entered.
    (9-23-2016)

  • Friday practice for the Bad Boy Off Road 300 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is over after 85 minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
    #42-Larson 135.941
    #24-Elliott 135.893
    #4-Harvick 135.757
    #19-Edwards 135.738
    #78-Truex, Jr. 135.709
    Best 10 consecutive lap ave (of only 2 drivers): #5-Kahne 131.273
    slowest: #98-Whitt 187.454 & #32-Earnhardt 128.070
    most laps run: #88-Bowman, 34; #22-Logano & #95-McDowell, 27.
    Notes: #3-Dillon got into the wall late in practice and will have to go to a backup car.
    Qualifying is at 4:45pm/et today. TV: NBCSN.
    See fastest speeds, laps run and best 10 consecutive lap ave on the New Hampshire Practice 1 speeds page (pdf).(9-23-2016)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Bad Boy Off Road 300 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is scheduled for Friday, September 23, 2016 at 5:45pm/et.
    Television (TV): NBCSN, 5:30pm/et
    Radio: Live online at Performance Racing Network (PRN)
    Scheduled Qualifying Re-Air: none

  • Group qualifying under the three-round qualifying format:
    " Round 1 -- All entries will have 20 minutes to post a qualifying time, after which the 24 registering the fastest laps will advance to the second round. Those failing to advance will be sorted based on first-round times in descending order (from fastest to slowest).
    " Round 2 -- The 24 fastest from the first round will have 10 minutes to post a second-round qualifying time, with the 12 fastest advancing to a third round. Those not advancing will earn starting positions 13 through 24 based on time, again in descending order.
    " Round 3 -- The final round will be five minutes in length. The fastest times from this session will determine the first (Coors Light Pole Award) through 12th starting positions.
    There will be a seven-minute break between each round; teams may make adjustments to their entries only during the individual breaks. They will not be allowed to jack the vehicle or raise the hood, and once the car or truck enters the garage, it will no longer be permitted to return to the track for additional qualifying attempts.

  • Qualifying Order for the Bad Boy Off Road 300 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is posted. 40 cars/drivers are listed.
    The first driver to be lined up on pit road will be #27-Menard.
    The final driver lined up on pit road will be #24-Elliott.
    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 Order Page (pdf).

  • Entry List for the Bad Boy Off Road 300 Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is posted, 40 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed, including: #21-Blaney*, #30-Wise*, #32-Jeffrey Earnhardt, #55-Sorenson*, #88-Bowman, #95-McDowell, #98-Whitt*.
    Drivers who are not a Charter team, an Open Team, and must get in via speed: #21-Blaney, #30-Wise, #55-Sorenson, #98-Whitt
    Since only 40 cars are entered, all drivers will make the race, 40 is the maximum.
    * Open Team (no Charter)
    See the full entry list on Jayski.com's New Hampshire Entry List

  • For qualifying rules and format, see Jayski.com's 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

  • 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase Standings:
    [after Chicago, race 27 of 36]
    1) #78-Martin Truex Jr.*, [3 wins], 2050, +23 ahead of 13th.
    2) #2-Brad Keselowski, [4 wins], 2049, +22
    3) #18-Kyle Busch, [4 wins], 2046, +19
    4) #11-Denny Hamlin, [3 wins], 2045, +18
    5) #22-Joey Logano, [1 win], 2043, +16
    6) #24-Chase Elliott, 2039, +12
    7) #20-Matt Kenseth, [2 wins], 2038, +11
    8) #48-Jimmie Johnson, [2 wins], 2037, +10
    9) #19-Carl Edwards, [2 wins], 2032, +5
    10) #41-Kurt Busch, [1 win], 2031, +4
    11) #1-Jamie McMurray, 2030, -3
    12) #14-Tony Stewart, [1 win], 2028, +1 ahead of 13th
    Bottom 4 drivers will be eliminated from the Chase after Dover:
    13) #3-Austin Dillon, 2027, -1 point out of 12th
    14) #4-Kevin Harvick, [2 wins], 2027, -1
    15) #42-Kyle Larson, [1 win], 2026, -2
    16) #34-Chris Buescher, 2016, -12
    * will advance to the Round of 12 by winning a Round of 16 race
    See OFFICIAL race results & points standings on the Official Race & Points Report (pdf).(9-18-2016)

  • Unofficial Top 25 in 2016 Sprint Cup Driver Points Standings (not the Chase):
    [after Chicago, race 27 of 36]
    (using current points system, but not the Chase rules, unofficial)
    1) #4-Kevin Harvick (C14), 897
    2) #2-Brad Keselowski (C2), 871, -26
    3) #22-Joey Logano (C5), 823, -74
    4) #11-Denny Hamlin (C4), 809, -88
    5) #18-Kyle Busch (C3), 793, -104
    6) #41-Kurt Busch (C10), 790, -107
    7) #19-Carl Edwards (C9), 781, -116
    8) #78-Martin Truex Jr. (C1), 780, -117
    9) #24-Chase Elliott (C6), 720, -177
    10) #48-Jimmie Johnson (C8), 717, -180
    11) #3-Austin Dillon (C13), 706, -191
    12) #1-Jamie McMurray (C11), 706, -191
    13) #20-Matt Kenseth (C7), 705, -192
    14) #42-Kyle Larson (C15), 669, -228
    15) #5-Kasey Kahne, 667, -230
    16) #31-Ryan Newman, 655, -242
    17) #21-Ryan Blaney, 613, -284
    18) #47-AJ Allmendinger, 607, -290
    19) #6-Trevor Bayne, 604,, -293
    20) #17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 590, -307
    21) #16-Greg Biffle, 510, -387
    22) #10-Danica Patrick, 510, -387
    23) #27-Paul Menard, 500, -397
    24) #15-Clint Bowyer, 465, -432
    25) #43-Aric Almirola, 464, -433
    (C# = chase driver and current Chase position) (9-18-2016)

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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-4706

  • Tire Circumference:
    Left-side -- 87.64 in. (2,226 mm);
    Right-side -- 88.15 in. (2,239 mm)

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

  • Notes: Teams in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck Series will run the same tire set-up at New Hampshire this weekend . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that Sprint Cup and Xfinity teams ran at this track in July . . . these teams have run this left-side tire (D-4564) at New Hampshire since 2012 . . . for Camping World Truck teams, this is the first time they have run this right-side tire (D-4706) . . . for them, compared to what was run at New Hampshire last year, this right-side features a construction change to bring it into line with what is run by NASCAR teams at Phoenix and Richmond, and a compound change to give the trucks more grip and introduce more wear over the course of a run . . . 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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