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Top 10 Driver Rating at New Hampshire
Denny Hamlin……………………… 102.7
Kyle Busch…………………………. 101.4
Jimmie Johnson…………………… 100.2
Kevin Harvick……………………….. 97.4
Brad Keselowski……………………. 97.3
Chase Elliott…………………………. 95.6
Martin Truex Jr……………………… 94.8
Kyle Larson………………………….. 91.1
Kurt Busch…………………………… 89.9
Ryan Newman………………………. 88.4
Note: Driver Ratings compiled from 2005-2018 races
(27 total) among active drivers at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

New Hampshire Motor Speedway:

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 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 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.
  • There have been 47 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway; one per year from 1993 through 1996 and two per year from 1997-2017. Starting again last year, the track will host just one event per season.

Starts

  • A total of 185 drivers have competed in at least one Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway; 145 have competed in more than one.
  • NASCAR Hall of Famer Jeff Gordon leads the series in starts at New Hampshire with 42; followed by Jeff Burton with 39.
  • Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch lead all active drivers in the series in starts at New Hampshire with 35 each.
  • 17 different drivers have made their first Monster Energy Series start at New Hampshire all-time.
  • Erik Jones leads the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in average starting position at New Hampshire with a 7.000 in four starts; followed by Kyle Busch with a 9.7 in 29 starts.

Poles

  • In total 22 different Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers have won the Busch Pole Award at New Hampshire, and eight are active this weekend.  
  • Ryan Newman leads the series in poles at New Hampshire with seven.
  • Mark Martin won the inaugural Busch Pole Award at New Hampshire in 1993 with a speed of 126.871 mph. 
  • In total 10 drivers have multiple poles at New Hampshire, six of the 10 drivers have won consecutive 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) and Carl Edwards (2005 sweep).
  • Youngest New Hampshire series pole winner: Brian Vickers (July 17, 2005 – 21 years, 8 months, 23 days).
  • Oldest New Hampshire series pole winner: Bill Elliott (July 21, 2002 – 46 years, 9 months, 13 days).
  • Two drivers (all-time) have posted their first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pole at New Hampshire Motor Speedway: Brad Keselowski (09/19/10) and Patrick Carpentier (06/27/2008). 
  • Five manufactures won the Busch Pole Award in the Monster Energy Series at New Hampshire; led by Chevrolet (18), Ford (nine), Toyota (eight), Dodge (six), and Pontiac (one).       

Wins

  • A total of 24 different Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers have won at New Hampshire Motor Speedway; nine are active this weekend.  
  • Jeff Burton leads the series in wins at New Hampshire with four victories.
  • Denny Hamlin, Jimmie Johnson, Kurt Busch, Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Ryan Newman lead all active drivers in wins at New Hampshire with three each.
  • 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 (1997, ’98 and ’99)
  • Youngest series New Hampshire winner: Joey Logano (June 28, 2009 – 19 years, 1 month, 4 days).
  • Oldest series New Hampshire winner: Mark Martin (September 20, 2009 – 50 years, 8 months, 11 days).
  • Five Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers have posted their first career win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
  • Six of the 47 (12.7%) Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races at New Hampshire have been won from the pole or first starting position; the most recent was Kyle Busch in 2017.
  • The first starting position is the most proficient starting position in the field, producing more winners (six) than any other starting position at New Hampshire.    


Monster Energy Series Wins by Starting Positions at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

  • 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.
  • Martin Truex Jr. leads the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series among active drivers with the most starts at New Hampshire without visiting Victory Lane at 25; followed by Paul Menard and David Ragan with 23 each.
  • A total of 11 different organizations have won in the Monster Energy Series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
  • Joe Gibbs Racing lead the series in wins at New Hampshire in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with 11 victories – Tony Stewart (2000, 2005), Denny Hamlin (2007, 2012, 2017), Joey Logano (2009), Matt Kenseth (2013, 2015, 2016), Kyle Busch (2015, 2017).
  • Five different manufacturers have won at New Hampshire in the Monster Energy Series; led by Chevrolet with 19 victories; followed by Ford (14), Toyota (nine), Dodge (three) and Pontiac (two).

Additional Finishing Position Stats 

  • A total of 23 different Monster Energy Series drivers have finished runner-up at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.  
  • Tony Stewart leads the series in runner-up finishes at New Hampshire with six.  
  • Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch lead all active drivers in runner-up finishes at New Hampshire with four each. 
  •  A total of 55 different Monster Energy Series drivers have finished inside the top-five at New Hampshire.
  • Jeff Gordon leads the series in top-five finishes at New Hampshire with 16.
  • Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch lead all active drivers in top fives at New Hampshire with 11 each.
  • A total of 82 different Monster Energy Series drivers have finished inside the top-10 at New Hampshire.
  • Jeff Gordon leads the series in top-10 finishes at New Hampshire with 24.
  • Jimmie Johnson leads all active drivers in top-10 finishes at New Hampshire with 22.
  • Denny Hamlin leads Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in average finishing position at New Hampshire with a 10.2 in 25 starts.  

Track Specific Stats

  • Since the advent of electronic scoring the closest margin of victory (MOV) in the Monster Energy NASCAR 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.
  • Four of the 47 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races have resulted in a NASCAR Overtime finish at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
  • Four of the 47 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway have been shortened due to weather conditions; below are the events: 
  • Qualifying has been cancelled due to weather conditions in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway five times: fall 2001, summer 2003, fall 2004, fall 2008 and summer 2009.  
  • A total of 78 different drivers have led laps in the Monster Energy Series
  • Jeff Gordon leads the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in laps led at New Hampshire with 1,373 laps led in 42 starts.
  • Kyle Busch leads all active drivers in laps led at New Hampshire with 1,010 laps led in 29 starts.  

Female Competitor Stats

  • Danica Patrick is the only female driver that has competed in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

NASCAR in New Hampshire

  • A total of 99 NASCAR national series races have been held in the state of New Hampshire, all at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

New Hampshire Drivers In NASCAR

  • 15 drivers that have made at least one start in a NASCAR national series have their home state recorded as New Hampshire.
  • Jamie Aube is the only one of the 15 New Hampshire drivers to record a victory in NASCAR national series competition. 
  • Aube won in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race on July 12, 1987 at Oxford Plains Speedway in Oxford, ME; it was his only start that season.