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Top 10 Driver Rating at New Hampshire
Denny Hamlin……………………… 103.6
Kyle Busch…………………………. 102.4
Jimmie Johnson…………………….. 99.1
Kevin Harvick………………………… 98.5
Brad Keselowski……………………. 98.4
Martin Truex Jr……………………… 95.0
Matt Kenseth………………………… 92.7
Chase Elliott…………………………. 90.7
Kurt Busch……………………………. 89.9
Ryan Newman………………………. 88.2
Note: Driver Ratings compiled from 2005-2019 races
(28 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 NASCAR Cup Series race at NHMS was on July 11, 1993 and 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 48 NASCAR Cup Series races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway; one per year from 1993 through 1996 and two per year from 1997-2017. In 2018, the track reverted back to just one event per season.

STARTS

NASCAR Cup Series
First-Time Starters at NHMS
Drivers Date
Andy Seuss 7/21/2019
Austin Theriault 7/21/2019
Blake Jones 7/22/2018
BJ McLeod 9/27/2015
Ryan Preece 9/27/2015
Derek White 7/19/2015
Clay Rogers 9/21/2014
Corey Lajoie 9/21/2014
Eddie MacDonald 7/13/2014
Kevin Swindell 9/22/2013
Mike Olsen 9/23/2012
Kelly Bires 7/15/2012
Joey Logano 9/14/2008
Joey McCarthy 9/18/2005
Wayne Anderson 9/18/2005
Joe Bessey 9/17/2000
Mike McLaughlin 7/10/1994
Jeff Burton 7/11/1993
Joe Nemechek 7/11/1993

  • A total of 190 different drivers have competed in at least one NASCAR Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway; 149 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.
  • Matt Kenseth lead all active drivers in the series in starts at New Hampshire with 37.
  • A total of 19 different drivers have made their first NASCAR Cup Series start at New Hampshire Motor Speedway; four of the drivers are active – Joey Logano (2008), Corey LaJoie (2014), Ryan Preece (2015), B.J. McLeod (2015).
  • Erik Jones leads the NASCAR Cup Series in average starting position at New Hampshire with a 6.25 in four starts; followed by Kyle Busch with a 9.4 in 28 starts.

Top 15 in Average Starting Position at New Hampshire

Rank Drivers Avg Start Races
1 Erik Jones 6.250 4
2 Kyle Busch 9.429 28
3 Jeff Gordon 10.024 42
4 Brad Keselowski 10.632 19
5 Chase Elliott 10.667 6
6 Denny Hamlin 10.692 26
7 Ryan Blaney 10.714 7
8 Jimmie Johnson 10.824 34
9 Martin Truex Jr 10.846 27
10 Ryan Newman 11.029 34
11 Kurt Busch 11.056 36
12 Kasey Kahne 12.069 29
13 Rusty Wallace 12.500 22
14 Tony Stewart 12.829 35
15 Kevin Harvick 12.944 36

POLES

NASCAR Cup Series
New Hampshire Pole Winners
Active Pole Winners Poles
Ryan Newman 7
Brad Keselowski 3
Kyle Busch 3
Kevin Harvick 2
Jimmie Johnson 1
Clint Bowyer 1
Kurt Busch 1
Martin Truex Jr 1

  • In total 22 different 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 – 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2011 sweep, 2013.
  • Mark Martin won the inaugural Busch Pole Award at New Hampshire in 1993 with a speed of 126.871 mph, driving a Roush Fenway Racing Ford.
  • Two drivers (all-time) have posted their first career NASCAR Cup Series pole at New Hampshire Motor Speedway: Brad Keselowski (Sept. 19, 2010), Patrick Carpentier (June 27, 2008).
  • 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).
  • In total 11 drivers have put up multiple poles in the NASCAR Cup Series at New Hampshire; seven of the 11 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), Kevin Harvick (2018, 2019)
  • Five different manufactures have won a pole in the NASCAR Cup Series at New Hampshire; led by Chevrolet (18), Ford (10), Toyota (eight), Dodge (six), and Pontiac (one).

WINS

NASCAR Cup Series
New Hampshire Race Winners
Active Race Winners Wins
Kevin Harvick 4
Jimmie Johnson 3
Denny Hamlin 3
Kurt Busch 3
Kyle Busch 3
Ryan Newman 3
Clint Bowyer 2
Joey Logano 2
Brad Keselowski 1

  • A total of 24 different NASCAR Cup Series drivers have won at New Hampshire Motor Speedway; nine are active this weekend.
  • Jeff Burton (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000) and Kevin Harvick (2006, 2016, 2018, 2019) lead the series in wins at New Hampshire with four victories each.
  • Four drivers have posted consecutive wins at New Hampshire Motor Speedway: Jimmie Johnson (2003 sweep), Kurt Busch (2004 sweep), Matt Kenseth (2015 fall, 2016 spring) and Kevin Harvick (2018, 2019).
  • 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 NASCAR Cup Series drivers have posted their first career win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

NASCAR Cup Series First-Time Winners at New Hampshire
First-Time Winners Date
Joey Logano Sunday, June 28, 2009
Clint Bowyer Sunday, September 16, 2007
Ryan Newman Sunday, September 15, 2002
Robby Gordon Friday, November 23, 2001
Joe Nemechek Sunday, September 19, 1999

  • Six of the 48 (12.5%) 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.

NCS Drivers That Won From The Pole at NHMS
Winners Date
Kyle Busch Sunday, September 24, 2017
Ryan Newman Sunday, July 17, 2011
Clint Bowyer Sunday, September 16, 2007
Kevin Harvick Sunday, September 17, 2006
Ryan Newman Sunday, September 15, 2002
Jeff Gordon Sunday, August 30, 1998

  • 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.

NASCAR Cup Series Wins by Starting Positions at New Hampshire

Starting Position Wins Winning % Starting Position Wins Winning %
1 6 12.50% 14 3 6.25%
2 3 6.25% 15 1 2.08%
3 1 2.08% 18 1 2.08%
4 2 4.17% 19 1 2.08%
5 1 2.08% 20 1 2.08%
6 3 6.25% 21 1 2.08%
7 3 6.25% 24 1 2.08%
8 2 4.17% 26 1 2.08%
9 3 6.25% 31 2 4.17%
10 1 2.08% 32 2 4.17%
11 2 4.17% 33 1 2.08%
13 5 10.42% 38 1 2.08%
Stats Winning % Wins
Winning from the First Starting Position: 12.50% 6
Winning from the Front Row: 18.75% 9
Winning from a Top-Five Starting Position: 27.08% 13
Winning from a Top-10 Starting Position: 52.08% 25
Winning After Starting Outside the Top 20: 18.75% 9

  • 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 NASCAR Cup Series among active drivers with the most starts at New Hampshire without visiting Victory Lane at 26 starts.

Monster Energy Series
Organization Wins at New Hampshire
Organizations Wins
Joe Gibbs Racing 11
Hendrick Motorsports 9
Roush Fenway Racing 7
Team Penske 6
Stewart-Haas Racing 5
Richard Childress Racing 4
Robert Yates Racing 2
Rudd Performance Motorsports 1
Bill Davis Racing 1
Chip Ganassi Racing 1
Michael Waltrip Racing 1

  • A total of 11 different organizations have won in the NASCAR Cup Series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
  • Joe Gibbs Racing lead the series in wins at New Hampshire in the 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 NASCAR Cup Series; led by Chevrolet with 19 victories; followed by Ford (15), Toyota (nine), Dodge (three) and Pontiac (two).

ADDITIONAL FINISHING POSITIONS

Runner-Up Finishes:

  • A total of 23 different NASCAR Cup 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 leads all active drivers in runner-up finishes at New Hampshire with five.

Top Five in Runner-Up Finishes at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (All-Time & Active)

Rank All-Time Drivers Runner-Ups Rank Active Drivers Runner-Ups
1 Tony Stewart 6 1 Denny Hamlin 5
2 Jeff Gordon 5 2 Kyle Busch 4
3 Denny Hamlin 4 3 Kyle Larson 3
4 Kyle Busch 4 4 Brad Keselowski 2
5 Kyle Larson 3 5 Jimmie Johnson 2
Mark Martin 3 Kurt Busch 2

Top-Five Finishes:

  • A total of 58 different 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 Matt Kenseth lead all active drivers in top fives at New Hampshire with 12 each.

Top Five In Top-Five Finishes at New Hampshire (All-Time & Active)

Rank All-Time Drivers Top Fives Rank Active Drivers Top Fives
1 Jeff Gordon 16 1 Kevin Harvick 12
2 Tony Stewart 15 2 Matt Kenseth 12
3 Kevin Harvick 12 3 Kyle Busch 11
4 Matt Kenseth 12 4 Denny Hamlin 10
5 Kyle Busch 11 5 Jimmie Johnson 10

Top-10 Finishes:

  • A total of 83 different 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.

Top Five in Top-10 Finishes at New Hampshire (All-Time & Active)

Rank All-Time Drivers Top 10s Rank Active Drivers Top 10s
1 Jeff Gordon 24 1 Jimmie Johnson 22
2 Jimmie Johnson 22 2 Matt Kenseth 21
3 Matt Kenseth 21 3 Kevin Harvick 20
4 Kevin Harvick 20 4 Ryan Newman 20
5 Ryan Newman 20 5 Kyle Busch 16

Average Finishes:

  • Denny Hamlin leads NASCAR Cup Series in average finishing position at New Hampshire with a 10.2 in 25 starts.

Top 15 in Average Finishing Position at New Hampshire

Rank Drivers Avg. Finish Races
1 Denny Hamlin 9.885 26
2 Brad Keselowski 11.000 19
3 Jimmie Johnson 11.147 34
4 Jeff Gordon 11.190 42
5 Dale Earnhardt 11.500 12
6 Matt Kenseth 11.649 37
7 Ryan Blaney 12.143 7
8 Martin Truex Jr 12.308 27
9 Tony Stewart 12.514 35
10 Kyle Busch 12.607 28
11 Kevin Harvick 12.806 36
12 Mark Martin 12.806 31
13 Kyle Larson 12.900 10
14 Rusty Wallace 13.000 22
15 William Byron 13.000 2

LAP LEADERS

  • A total of 79 different drivers have led laps in the NASCAR Cup Series at New Hampshire.
  • Jeff Gordon leads the 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 1,128 laps led in 28 starts.

Top 10 in Laps Led at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Rank Lap Leaders Led Completed % Led Races
1 Jeff Gordon 1,373 12,267 11.2% 42
2 Tony Stewart 1,302 9,934 13.1% 35
3 Kyle Busch 1,128 8,229 13.7% 28
4 Jeff Burton 783 10,998 7.1% 39
5 Kevin Harvick 759 10,482 7.2% 36
6 Martin Truex Jr 744 7,683 9.7% 26
7 Ryan Newman 722 9,926 7.3% 34
8 Denny Hamlin 662 7,743 8.5% 26
9 Kurt Busch 635 10,158 6.3% 36
10 Clint Bowyer 516 7,720 6.7% 26

FEMALE COMPETITORS

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

Driver Starting Position Finishing Position Date
Danica Patrick 27 18 Sunday, September 24, 2017
Danica Patrick 30 13 Sunday, July 16, 2017
Danica Patrick 24 18 Sunday, September 25, 2016
Danica Patrick 29 14 Sunday, July 17, 2016
Danica Patrick 22 40 Sunday, September 27, 2015
Danica Patrick 20 24 Sunday, July 19, 2015
Danica Patrick 18 19 Sunday, September 21, 2014
Danica Patrick 29 22 Sunday, July 13, 2014
Danica Patrick 21 27 Sunday, September 22, 2013
Danica Patrick 32 37 Sunday, July 14, 2013
Averages 25.2 23.2

TRACK / EVENT SPECIFIC STATS

  • Since the advent of electronic scoring the closest margin of victory (MOV) in the NASCAR Cup Series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway was the July 1, 2007 race won by Denny Hamlin over Jeff Gordon with a margin of victory of 0.068 second.
  • Below are the top five closest Margin of Victory finishes at NHMS in the NCS:

Margin of Victory Date Winner Runner-Up
0.068 7/1/2007 Denny Hamlin Jeff Gordon
0.209 9/14/1997 Jeff Gordon Ernie Irvan
0.292 9/18/2005 Ryan Newman Tony Stewart
0.406 7/16/2006 Kyle Busch Carl Edwards
0.442 9/25/2016 Kevin Harvick Matt Kenseth

  • Four of the 48 NASCAR Cup Series races have resulted in a NASCAR Overtime finish at New Hampshire Motor Speedway:

Race Winner Date Scheduled Laps Actual Laps Overtime Laps
Joey Logano 9/21/2014 300 303 3
Brad Keselowski 7/13/2014 301 305 4
Brian Vickers 7/14/2013 301 302 1
Kyle Busch 7/16/2006 300 308 8

  • Four of the 48 NASCAR Cup Series races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway have been shortened due to weather conditions; below are the events:

Date Scheduled Laps Actual Laps Fewer Laps Race Winner
6/28/2009 301 273 28 Joey Logano
6/29/2008 301 284 17 Kurt Busch
9/15/2002 300 207 93 Ryan Newman
7/9/2000 300 273 27 Tony Stewart

  • Qualifying has been cancelled due to weather conditions in the NASCAR Cup Series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway five times: fall 2001, summer 2003, fall 2004, fall 2008 and summer 2009.

NASCAR IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

  • A total of 101 NASCAR national series races have been held in the state of New Hampshire, all at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Track Name City Cup Xfinity Gander Truck Total Races First Year
New Hampshire Motor Speedway Loudon 48 33 20 101 1990

NEW HAMPSHIRE DRIVERS IN NASCAR

  • A total of 15 drivers have made at least one start in a NASCAR national series with 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.

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