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Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301

Below is a look at some of the top statistical performers at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire, going into the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 on July 18 at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Channel 90).

New Hampshire Motor Speedway Data
Season Race #: 22 of 36 (07-18-21)
Track Size: 1.058-mile
Banking/Turn 1 & 2: 2 to 7 degrees
Banking/Turn 3 & 4: 2 to 7 degrees
Banking/Frontstretch: 1 degree
Banking/Backstretch: 1 degree
Frontstretch Length:  1,500 feet>
Backstretch Length:  1,500 feet
Race Length: 301 laps / 318.46 miles
Stages 1 Length: 75 laps
Stages 2 Length: 110 laps
Final Stage Length: 116 laps

New Hampshire Qualifying Data
Track qualifying record:
Brad Keselowski, Ford
140.598 mph, 27.090 secs. 09-21-14

New Hampshire Race Data

Track race record:
Jeff Burton, Ford
117.134 mph, (02:42:35), 07-13-97

2020 race winner:
Brad Keselowski, Ford
100.372 mph, (03:10:22), 08-02-20

New Hampshire Motor Speedway – Facts & Tidbits:

HISTORY

  • Groundbreaking for New Hampshire International Speedway, as New Hampshire Motor Speedway was originally named, was August 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 New Hampshire Motor Speedway was on July 11, 1993 and won by NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace driving a Team Penske Pontiac (105.947 mph, 02:59:45).
  • 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 49 NASCAR Cup Series races held 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

  • A total of 198 different drivers have competed in at least one NASCAR Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway; 150 have competed in more than one.
  • NASCAR Hall of Famer Jeff Gordon leads the NASCAR Cup Series in starts at New Hampshire with 42; followed by Jeff Burton with 39.
  • Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch lead all active drivers in NASCAR Cup Series starts at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with 37 each.
  • 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 – B.J. McLeod (2015), Ryan Preece (2015), Corey LaJoie (2014) and Joey Logano (2008).

POLES
·         In total 22 different NASCAR Cup Series drivers have won the Busch Pole Award at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
·         Eight of 22 NASCAR Cup Series pole winners at New Hampshire are active this weekend.

WINS
·         A total of 24 different NASCAR Cup Series drivers have won at New Hampshire Motor Speedway;
·         Seven of the 24 NASCAR Cup Series New Hampshire Motor Speedway winners are active this weekend.  
·         Six of the 49 (12.2%) NASCAR Cup Series races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway have been won from the pole or first starting position; the most recent was Kyle Busch in 2017.

NASCAR IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

  • A total of 102 NASCAR national series races have been held in the state of New Hampshire, all at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Tracks in New Hampshire
Track Name City Cup Xfinity Truck Combined First Year
New Hampshire Motor Speedway Loudon 49 33 20 102 1990

NEW HAMPSHIRE DRIVERS IN NASCAR

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

NASCAR IN NEW ENGLAND

  • Among the six states that make up New England (Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New Hampshire), the NASCAR Cup Series has competed in four of them.

 NASCAR WINNERS FROM NEW ENGLAND

  • Among the six states that make up New England (Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New Hampshire), five states have produced drivers that have won in a NASCAR national series event.
  • The only state from New England that has not produced at least one NASCAR national series winner is Rhode Island.

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