LOUDON, NEW HAMPSHIRE - JULY 17: Christopher Bell, driver of the #20 Rheem/WATTS Toyota, and Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #19 Reser's Fine Foods Toyota, lead the field on a pace lap prior to the NASCAR Cup Series Crayon 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 17, 2023 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images) | Getty Images
LOUDON, NEW HAMPSHIRE - JULY 17: Christopher Bell, driver of the #20 Rheem/WATTS Toyota, and Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #19 Reser's Fine Foods Toyota, lead the field on a pace lap prior to the NASCAR Cup Series Crayon 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 17, 2023 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the USA TODAY 301

Below is a look at some of the top statistical performers at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire, going into the USA TODAY 301 on June 23 at 2:30 p.m. ET on USA Network, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Channel 90).

2024 Top 34 In Points 2024 Driver Playoff Outlook Following Race No. 17
Rank Driver Pts Ldr. Rank Driver Points Wins Stages Playoff Pts Pts From Cutoff
1 Chase Elliott 591 0 1 Kyle Larson 583 3 8 23 In On Wins
2 Kyle Larson 583 -8 2 Denny Hamlin 553 3 3 18
3 Denny Hamlin 553 -38 3 William Byron 537 3 1 16
4 William Byron 537 -54 4 Christopher Bell 498 2 6 16
5 Martin Truex Jr. 530 -61 5 Chase Elliott 591 1 1 6
6 Tyler Reddick 527 -64 6 Tyler Reddick 527 1 3 8
7 Ryan Blaney 501 -90 7 Ryan Blaney 501 1 2 7
8 Christopher Bell 498 -93 8 Brad Keselowski 498 1 0 5
9 Brad Keselowski 498 -93 9 Daniel Suarez 352 1 0 5
10 Ross Chastain 479 -112 10 Austin Cindric 327 1 2 7
11 Ty Gibbs 478 -113 11 Martin Truex Jr. 530 0 2 2 122
12 Alex Bowman 474 -117 12 Ross Chastain 479 0 1 1 71
13 Chris Buescher 435 -156 13 Ty Gibbs 478 0 2 2 70
14 Bubba Wallace 414 -177 14 Alex Bowman 474 0 0 0 66
15 Joey Logano 408 -183 15 Chris Buescher 435 0 2 2 27
16 Kyle Busch 383 -208 16 Bubba Wallace 414 0 0 0 6
17 Chase Briscoe 370 -221 17 Joey Logano 408 0 1 1 -6
18 Daniel Suarez 352 -239 18 Kyle Busch 383 0 0 0 -31
19 Austin Cindric 327 -264 19 Chase Briscoe 370 0 0 0 -44
20 Todd Gilliland 317 -274 20 Todd Gilliland 317 0 0 0 -97
21 Josh Berry # 314 -277 21 Josh Berry # 314 0 0 0 -100
22 Michael McDowell 309 -282 22 Michael McDowell 309 0 1 1 -105
23 Carson Hocevar # 302 -289 23 Carson Hocevar # 302 0 0 0 -112
24 Noah Gragson 287 -304 24 Noah Gragson 287 0 0 0 -127
25 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 268 -323 25 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 268 0 0 0 -146
26 Erik Jones 255 -336 26 Erik Jones 255 0 0 0 -159
27 Ryan Preece 249 -342 27 Ryan Preece 249 0 0 0 -165
28 John H. Nemechek 247 -344 28 John H. Nemechek 247 0 0 0 -167
29 Corey LaJoie 242 -349 29 Corey LaJoie 242 0 0 0 -172
30 Justin Haley 234 -357 30 Justin Haley 234 0 0 0 -180
31 Daniel Hemric 234 -357 31 Daniel Hemric 234 0 0 0 -180
32 Austin Dillon 229 -362 32 Austin Dillon 229 0 0 0 -185
33 Harrison Burton 185 -406 33 Harrison Burton 185 0 0 0 -229
34 Zane Smith # 158 -433 34 Zane Smith # 158 0 0 0 -256
Note: Kyle Larson and Erik Jones have received a waiver from NASCAR to be eligible for the Playoffs.

NEW HAMPSHIRE-SPECIFIC STATISTICS

(Driver stats in the below section are from 2005-Present)

Christopher Bell (No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota)

  • One win, two top fives, two top 10s; one pole
  • Average Finish of 15.000, 11th-best
  • Average Running Position of 9.798, series-best
  • Driver Rating of 97.4, fifth-best
  • 1,006 Laps in the Top 15 (84.1%), series-most

Ryan Blaney (No. 12 Team Penske Ford)

  • Two top fives, four top 10s
  • Average Finish of 13.636, seventh-best
  • Average Running Position of 11.980, seventh-best
  • Driver Rating of 89.0, ninth-best
  • 2,226 Laps in the Top 15 (67.4%), ninth-most

Kyle Busch (No. 8 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet)

  • Three wins, 11 top fives, 16 top 10s; three poles
  • Average Finish of 14.875, 10th-best
  • Average Running Position of 13.723, 10th-best
  • Driver Rating of 95.2, sixth-best
  • 6,339 Laps in the Top 15 (66.2%), 10th-most

William Byron (No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet)

  • Four top 15s
  • Average Finish of 15.500, 12th-best
  • Average Running Position of 13.411, ninth-best
  • Driver Rating of 79.3, 12th-best
  • 1,245 Laps in the Top 15 (69.2%), seventh-most

Chase Elliott (No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet)

  • Two top fives, three top 10s
  • Average Finish of 14.400, ninth-best
  • Average Running Position of 11.133, fourth-best
  • Driver Rating of 92.8, seventh-best
  • 2,340 Laps in the Top 15 (78.0%), third-most

Denny Hamlin (No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota)

  • Three wins, 11 top fives, 19 top 10s
  • Average Finish of 9.400, series-best
  • Average Running Position of 10.326, third-best
  • Driver Rating of 103.6, series-best
  • 6,970 Laps in the Top 15 (77.6%), fifth-most

Erik Jones (No. 43 Legacy Motor Club Toyota)

  • One top five, two top 10s
  • Average Finish of 17.125, 13th-best
  • Average Running Position of 18.543, 13th-best
  • Driver Rating of 70.2, 13th-best
  • 823 Laps in the Top 15 (34.3%), 13th-most

Brad Keselowski (No. 6 RFK Racing Ford)

  • Two wins, 10 top fives, 16 top 10s; four poles
  • Average Finish of 9.783, second-best
  • Average Running Position of 10.243, second-best
  • Driver Rating of 101.3, second-best
  • 5,388 Laps in the Top 15 (78.2%), second-most

Kyle Larson (No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet)

  • Five top fives, seven top 10s
  • Average Finish of 11.769, fourth-best
  • Average Running Position of 12.453, eighth-best
  • Driver Rating of 90.4, eighth-best
  • 2,644 Laps in the Top 15 (67.7%), eighth-most

Joey Logano (No. 22 Team Penske Ford)

  • Two wins, nine top fives, 14 top 10s
  • Average Finish of 14.120, eighth-best
  • Average Running Position of 15.885, 12th-best
  • Driver Rating of 85.3, 10th-best
  • 4,349 Laps in the Top 15 (58.1%), 12th-most

Tyler Reddick (No. 45 23XI Racing Toyota)

  • Two top 10s
  • Average Finish of 12.500, sixth-best
  • Average Running Position of 13.861, 11th-best
  • Driver Rating of 80.4, 11th-best
  • 748 Laps in the Top 15 (62.5%), 11th-most

Martin Truex Jr (No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota)

  • One win, nine top fives, 15 top 10s; two poles
  • Average Finish of 11.333, third-best
  • Average Running Position of 11.573, sixth-best
  • Driver Rating of 98.0, fourth-best
  • 6,222 Laps in the Top 15 (69.3%), sixth-most

NASCAR Cup Series 2024 Top 16 in the Driver Standings at New Hampshire

Rank Driver Races Poles Wins Top Fives Top 10s DNFs Average Finish Driver Rating
1 Chase Elliott 10 0 0 2 3 0 14.4 92.8
2 Kyle Larson 13 0 0 5 7 1 11.8 90.4
3 Denny Hamlin 30 0 3 11 19 0 9.4 103.6
4 William Byron 6 0 0 0 0 0 15.5 79.3
5 Martin Truex Jr 30 2 1 9 15 1 11.3 98.0
6 Tyler Reddick 4 0 0 0 2 0 12.5 80.4
7 Ryan Blaney 11 0 0 2 4 0 13.6 89.0
8 Christopher Bell 4 1 1 2 2 0 15.0 97.4
9 Brad Keselowski 23 4 2 10 16 0 9.8 101.3
10 Ross Chastain 5 0 0 0 2 0 17.8 63.1
11 Ty Gibbs 1 0 0 0 0 0 27.0 66.1
12 Alex Bowman 12 0 0 0 1 2 23.4 58.2
13 Chris Buescher 10 0 0 0 0 0 22.6 57.2
14 Bubba Wallace 6 0 0 1 2 0 17.7 66.1
15 Joey Logano 25 0 2 9 14 2 14.1 85.3
16 Kyle Busch 32 3 3 11 16 3 14.9 95.2

* – Based on last 32 races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (2005 – 2023).

New Hampshire Motor Speedway – Stats, Facts & Tidbits:

 TRACK DETAILS & RECORDS

Season Race #: 18 of 36 (06-23-24)

Race Purse: $7,876,911

Track Size: 1.058-mile

Banking/Turns: 2 to 7 degrees

Banking/Frontstretch & Backstretch: 1 degree (each)

Frontstretch & Backstretch Length:  1,500 feet (each)

Race Length: 301 laps / 318.46 miles

Stages 1 Length: 70 laps

Stages 2 Length: 115 laps (ends Lap 185)

Final Stage Length: 116 laps (ends Lap 301)

Track Qualifying Record:

Brad Keselowski, Ford, 140.598 mph, 27.090 secs. September 21, 2014

Track Race Record:

Jeff Burton, Ford, 117.134 mph, (02:42:35), July 13, 1997

2023 Pole Winner:

Christopher Bell, Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, 124.781 mph, 30.524 secs. July 15, 2023

2023 Race Winner:

Martin Truex Jr., Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, 101.572 mph (03:08:07), July 17. 2023 (Monday)

 HISTORY

  • The property that is now New Hampshire Motor Speedway was originally a 1.6-mile road course that opened in 1964 called Bryar Motorsports Park.
  • Groundbreaking for New Hampshire International Speedway, as New Hampshire Motor Speedway was originally named, was August 13, 1989 by then owners Bob and Gary Bahre.
  • 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 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 52 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 207 different drivers have competed in at least one NASCAR Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway; with 163 drivers having competed in more than one.
  • NASCAR Hall of Famer Jeff Gordon leads the NASCAR Cup Series in starts at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with 42 appearances.
  • Top Five in Cup Series New Hampshire Starts (All-Time): Jeff Gordon (42), Kevin Harvick (40), Jeff Burton (39), Kurt Busch (39), Bobby Labonte (38).
  • Kyle Busch leads all active drivers in NASCAR Cup Series starts at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with 32 starts.
  • Top Five in Cup Series New Hampshire Starts (Active): Kyle Busch (32), Denny Hamlin (30), Martin Truex Jr. (30), Joey Logano (25), Brad Keselowski (23).
  • A total of 19 different drivers have made their first NASCAR Cup Series start at New Hampshire Motor Speedway; three of the drivers are active in the series this season – Ryan Preece (2015), Corey LaJoie (2014) and Joey Logano (2008).
  • Of the 19 drivers that made their NASCAR Cup Series career debut at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Mike McLaughlin put up the best finish in his debut, bringing home a 22nd-place finish in his 1994 debut.

Drivers That Made Their First Career NASCAR Cup Series Start at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

  Drivers Date   Drivers Date
1 Andy Seuss Sunday, July 21, 2019 11 Mike Olsen Sunday, September 23, 2012
2 Austin Theriault Sunday, July 21, 2019 12 Kelly Bires Sunday, July 15, 2012
3 Blake Jones Sunday, July 22, 2018 13 Joey Logano Sunday, September 14, 2008
4 BJ McLeod Sunday, September 27, 2015 14 Joey McCarthy Sunday, September 18, 2005
5 Ryan Preece Sunday, September 27, 2015 15 Wayne Anderson Sunday, September 18, 2005
6 Derek White Sunday, July 19, 2015 16 Joe Bessey Sunday, September 17, 2000
7 Clay Rogers Sunday, September 21, 2014 17 Mike McLaughlin Sunday, July 10, 1994
8 Corey Lajoie Sunday, September 21, 2014 18 Jeff Burton Sunday, July 11, 1993
9 Eddie MacDonald Sunday, July 13, 2014 19 Joe Nemechek Sunday, July 11, 1993
10 Kevin Swindell Sunday, September 22, 2013  

  • Chase Elliott leads the NASCAR Cup Series in average starting position at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with an 8.000 in nine starts; followed by Kyle Busch with a 9.258 in 31 starts.

Top 10 in Average Starting Position at New Hampshire (All-Time & Active)

Rank All-Time Drivers Avg Start Races Rank Active Drivers Avg Start Races
1 Chase Elliott 9.000 10 1 Chase Elliott 9.000 10
2 Kyle Busch 9.281 32 2 Kyle Busch 9.281 32
3 Martin Truex Jr 9.933 30 3 Martin Truex Jr 9.933 30
4 Ryan Blaney 10.000 11 4 Ryan Blaney 10.000 11
5 Tyler Reddick 10.000 4 5 Tyler Reddick 10.000 4
6 Jeff Gordon 10.024 42 6 Brad Keselowski 10.217 23
7 Brad Keselowski 10.217 23 7 Denny Hamlin 10.667 30
8 Kurt Busch 10.641 39 8 Christopher Bell 12.500 4
9 Denny Hamlin 10.667 30 9 William Byron 13.000 6
10 Jimmie Johnson 11.086 35 10 Kyle Larson 13.692 13

POLES

  • In total 23 different NASCAR Cup Series drivers have won the pole at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, 11 of the 23 pole winners have won multiple Cup Series poles at the 1.058-mile track.
  • NASCAR Hall of Famer Mark Martin won the inaugural NASCAR Cup Series pole at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in 1993 with a speed of 126.871 MPH, driving a RFK Racing Ford.
  • Ryan Newman leads the NASCAR Cup Series in poles at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with seven poles (2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2011 sweep, 2013).
  • Brad Keselowski leads all active NASCAR Cup Series drivers in poles at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with four poles (2010, 2013, 2014, 2019).
  • Thie weekend, four of the 23 NASCAR Cup Series pole winners at New Hampshire Motor Speedway are active.
Active New Hampshire Pole Winners Poles Seasons
Brad Keselowski 4 2019, 2014, 2013, 2010
Kyle Busch 3 2017, 2014, 2012
Martin Truex Jr 2 2022, 2017
Christopher Bell 1 2023

  • Youngest New Hampshire Cup Series pole winner: Brian Vickers (July 17, 2005 – 21 years, 8 months, 23 days).
  • Oldest New Hampshire Cup Series pole winner: Bill Elliott (July 21, 2002 – 46 years, 9 months, 13 days).
  • Two drivers (all-time) have posted their first career NASCAR Cup Series pole at New Hampshire Motor Speedway: Brad Keselowski (September 19, 2010) and Patrick Carpentier (June 27, 2008).
  • A total of six of the 11 drivers with multiple NASCAR Cup Series poles at New Hampshire Motor Speedway have won consecutive poles at the 1.058-mile track: Ken Schrader (1997 sweep), Jeff Gordon (1998-99), Rusty Wallace (1999-00), Ryan Newman (2002-2004; 2011 sweep), Juan Pablo Montoya (2009-10), Carl Edwards (2015 sweep).
  • A total of 13 different organizations have won a NASCAR Cup Series pole at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
  Organizations Poles Seasons
1 Team Penske 10 2019, 2014, 2013, 2010, 2006, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2000, 1999
2 Joe Gibbs Racing 10 2023, 2022, 2017, 2016, 2015 sweep, 2014, 2012, 2005, 2000
3 Hendrick Motorsports 7 2016, 2012, 2005, 2001, 1999, 1998
4 Stewart-Haas Racing 4 2018, 2013, 2011 sweep
5 Andy Petree Racing 2 1997 sweep
6 RFK Racing 2 1995, 1993
7 Richard Childress Racing 2 2007, 2006
8 Chip Ganassi Racing 2 2010, 2009
9 Evernham Motorsports 2 2008
10 Furniture Row Racing 1 2017
11 Bill Davis Racing 1 2007
12 Larry Hedrick Motorsports 1 1996
13 Robert Yates Racing 1 1994

  • Team Penske and Joe Gibbs Racing are tied for the NASCAR Cup Series lead in poles at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with 10 poles each:

o   Team Penske has 10 poles among three drivers – Brad Keselowski (2010, 2013, 2014, 2019), Rusty Wallace (1999, 2000) and Ryan Newman (2002, 2003, 2004, 2006).

o   Joe Gibbs Racing has 10 poles among six drivers – Bobby Labonte (2000), Tony Stewart (2005), Kyle Busch (2012, 2014, 2017), Carl Edwards (2015 sweep, 2016), Martin Truex Jr. (2022), Christopher Bell (2023)

  • Five different manufactures have won a pole in the NASCAR Cup Series at New Hampshire; led by Chevrolet (18) and followed by Ford (10), Toyota (10), Dodge (six), and Pontiac (one).
  • The longest streak of consecutive pole wins by a manufacturer in the NASCAR Cup Series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway was six straight by Chevrolet from 7/14/1996 – 7/11/1999.
  • Two drivers have won poles in multiple manufacturers in the NASCAR Cup Series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway:

o   Ryan Newman – Chevrolet (three), Dodge (three) and Ford (one)

o   Brad Keselowski – Ford (three), Dodge (one).

 WINS

  • A total of 27 different NASCAR Cup Series drivers have won at New Hampshire Motor Speedway; 13 of the 27 have won multiple times at the 1.058-mile track
  • The first NASCAR Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway was on July 11, 1993, and was won by NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace driving a Team Penske Pontiac (105.947 mph, 02:59:45).
  • Jeff Burton (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000) and Kevin Harvick (2006, 2016, 2018, 2019) lead the NASCAR Cup Series in wins at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with four victories each.
  • Of the 27 different NASCAR Cup Series New Hampshire Motor Speedway race winners, seven are active this weekend.
Active New Hampshire Winners Wins Seasons
Denny Hamlin 3 2017, 2012, 2007
Kyle Busch 3 2017, 2015, 2006
Brad Keselowski 2 2020, 2014
Joey Logano 2 2014, 2009
Martin Truex Jr. 1 2023
Christopher Bell 1 2022
Aric Almirola 1 2021

  • 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).
  • Youngest Cup Series New Hampshire winner: Joey Logano (June 28, 2009 – 19 years, 1 month, 4 days).
  • Oldest Cup 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.
First-Time Cup 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

  • Michael McDowell leads the NASCAR Cup Series among active drivers with the most starts at New Hampshire Motor Speedway without visiting Victory Lane at 21 starts; followed by Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (16), Austin Dillon (14), Kyle Larson (13), Alex Bowman (12) and Chase Elliott (10).
  • A total of 25 different positions on the starting grid have resulted in wins in the NASCAR Cup Series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
  • The first starting position is the most proficient starting position in the NASCAR Cup Series field at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, producing more winners (six) than any other starting position at 1.058-mile track.
  • Six of the 52 (11.53%) 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.
  • Of the five drivers to win from the pole, Ryan Newman is the only driver to win multiple NASCAR Cup Series races from the pole at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (two: 2002 and 2011).
Winners From The Pole 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

  • At New Hampshire Motor Speedway, a NASCAR Cup Series driver has started outside the top-20 and went on to win the event 10 different times.
  • New Hampshire Motor Speedway is tied with Charlotte Motor Speedway for the third-most winners starting outside the top-20 in the NASCAR Cup Series all-time with 10 each; behind only Daytona International Speedway (14) and Richmond Raceway (12). Last season’s winner, Martin Truex Jr. started from the second-position.
  • The deepest in the field that a Cup 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 Denny Hamlin in 2012.

NASCAR Cup Series Wins by Starting Positions at New Hampshire

Starting Position Wins Winning % Starting Position Wins Winning %
1 6 11.76% 15 1 1.96%
2 4 5.88% 18 1 1.96%
3 1 1.96% 19 1 1.96%
4 3 5.88% 20 1 1.96%
5 2 3.92% 21 1 1.96%
6 3 5.88% 22 1 1.96%
7 3 5.88% 24 1 1.96%
8 2 3.92% 26 1 1.96%
9 3 5.88% 31 2 3.92%
10 1 1.96% 32 2 3.92%
11 2 3.92% 33 1 1.96%
13 5 9.80% 38 1 1.96%
14 3 5.88%
Stats     Winning % Wins
Winning from the First Starting Position: 11.76% 6
Winning from the Front Row: 17.65% 10
Winning from a Top-Five Starting Position: 29.41% 16
Winning from a Top-10 Starting Position: 52.94% 28
Winning After Starting Outside the Top 10: 47.06% 24
Winning After Starting Outside the Top 20: 19.61% 10

  • A total of 11 different organizations have won in the NASCAR Cup Series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
  • Joe Gibbs Racing lead the NASCAR Cup Series in wins at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with 13 victories among seven drivers – Tony Stewart (2000, 2005), Denny Hamlin (2007, 2012, 2017), Joey Logano (2009), Matt Kenseth (2013, 2015, 2016), Kyle Busch (2015, 2017), Christopher Bell (2022), Martin Truex Jr. (2023).

Winning Organizations in the NASCAR Cup Series at New Hampshire

Organizations Wins Seasons
Joe Gibbs Racing 13 2023, 2022, 2017 sweep, 2016, 2015 sweep, 2013, 2012, 2009, 2007, 2005, 2000
Hendrick Motorsports 9 2012, 2010, 2009, 2006, 2003 sweep, 1998, 1997, 1995
Team Penske 7 2020, 2014 sweep, 2008, 2005, 2002, 1993
RFK Racing 7 2008, 2004 sweep, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997
Stewart-Haas Racing 6 2021, 2019, 2018, 2016, 2011 sweep
Richard Childress Racing 4 2010, 2007, 2006, 2001
Robert Yates Racing 2 2001, 1996
Michael Waltrip Racing 1 2013
Bill Davis Racing 1 2002
Chip Ganassi Racing 1 1999
Rudd Perf. Motorsports 1 1994
  • Five different manufacturers have won at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Cup Series; led by Chevrolet with 19 victories; followed by Ford (17), Toyota (11), Dodge (three) and Pontiac (two).
  • The longest streak of consecutive race wins by a manufacturer in the NASCAR Cup Series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway was six straight by Chevrolet from 9/20/2009 – 7/15/2012.
  • Seven drivers have won races in multiple manufacturers in the NASCAR Cup Series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway:

o   Ryan Newman – Chevrolet (one), Dodge (one) and Ford (one)

o   Kevin Harvick – Chevrolet (two), Ford (two)

o   Kurt Busch – Ford (two), Dodge (one)

o   Kyle Busch – Toyota (two), Chevrolet (one)

o   Tony Stewart – Chevrolet (two), Pontiac (one)

o   Denny Hamlin – Toyota (two), Chevrolet (one)

o   Joey Logano – Ford (one), Toyota (one)

ADDITIONAL FINISHING POSITIONS

Runner-Up Finishes:

  • A total of 26 different NASCAR Cup Series drivers have finished runner-up at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
  • NASCAR Hall of Famer Tony Stewart and Denny Hamlin lead the NASCAR Cup Series in runner-up finishes at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with six second-place finishes each.

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 Denny Hamlin 6 1 Denny Hamlin 6
Tony Stewart 6 2 Kyle Busch 4
3 Jeff Gordon 5 3 Kyle Larson 3
4 Kyle Busch 4 4 Brad Keselowski 2
5 Kyle Larson 3 5 Chase Elliott 1
Mark Martin 3   Christopher Bell 1
  Joey Logano 1

Top-Five Finishes:

  • A total of 60 different NASCAR Cup Series drivers have finished inside the top-five at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
  • NASCAR Hall of Famer Jeff Gordon leads the NASCAR Cup Series in top-five finishes at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with 16 top fives.
  • Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch lead all active NASCAR Cup Series drivers in top-five finishes at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with 11 top fives 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 Denny Hamlin 11
2 Kevin Harvick 15 Kyle Busch 11
Tony Stewart 15 3 Brad Keselowski 10
4 Matt Kenseth 12 4 Joey Logano 9
5 Denny Hamlin 11 Martin Truex Jr 9
Kyle Busch 11  

Top-10 Finishes:

  • A total of 91 different NASCAR Cup Series drivers have finished inside the top-10 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
  • NASCAR Hall of Famer Jeff Gordon leads the Cup Series in top-10 finishes at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with 24 top 10s.
  • Denny Hamlin leads all active NASCAR Cup Series drivers in top-10 finishes at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with 19 top 10s.

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 Denny Hamlin 19
Kevin Harvick 24 2 Brad Keselowski 16
3 Jimmie Johnson 22 3 Kyle Busch 16
4 Matt Kenseth 21 4 Martin Truex Jr 15
5 Ryan Newman 20 5 Joey Logano 14

Average Finishes:

  • Denny Hamlin leads NASCAR Cup Series in average finishing position at New Hampshire with a 9.4 in 30 starts.

 

Top 10 in Average Finishing Position at New Hampshire

Rank All-Time Drivers Avg Finish Races Rank Active Drivers Avg Finish Race
1 Denny Hamlin 9.400 30 1 Denny Hamlin 9.400 30
2 Brad Keselowski 9.783 23 2 Brad Keselowski 9.783 23
3 Jimmie Johnson 11.171 35 3 Martin Truex Jr 11.333 30
4 Jeff Gordon 11.190 42 4 Kyle Larson 11.769 13
5 Martin Truex Jr 11.333 30 5 Tyler Reddick 12.500 4
6 Dale Earnhardt 11.500 12 6 Ryan Blaney 13.636 11
7 Kyle Larson 11.769 13 7 Joey Logano 14.120 25
8 Kevin Harvick 12.025 40 8 Chase Elliott 14.400 10
9 Matt Kenseth 12.316 38 9 Kyle Busch 14.875 32
10 Tyler Reddick 12.500 4 10 Christopher Bell 15.000 4

 LAP LEADERS

  • A total of 87 different drivers have led laps in the NASCAR Cup Series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
  • NASCAR Hall of Famer Jeff Gordon leads the NASCAR Cup Series in laps led at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with 1,373 laps led in 42 starts.
  • Martin Truex Jr. leads all active NASCAR Cup Series drivers in laps led at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with 1,170 laps led in 30 starts.
  • Four drivers have led more than a 1,000 laps in the NASCAR Cup Series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in their careers: Jeff Gordon (1,373 laps led), Tony Stewart (1,302), Martin Truex Jr. (1,170) and Kyle Busch (1,134).

Top 10 in Laps Led at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (All-Time & Active)

Rank All-Time Laps Leaders Races Led Completed % Led
1 Jeff Gordon 42 1,373 12,267 11.2%
2 Tony Stewart 35 1,302 9,934 13.1%
3 Martin Truex Jr 30 1,170 8,879 13.2%
4 Kyle Busch 32 1,134 8,624 13.1%
5 Kevin Harvick 40 841 11,678 7.2%
6 Jeff Burton 39 783 10,998 7.1%
7 Denny Hamlin 30 755 8,939 8.4%
8 Ryan Newman 37 722 10,817 6.7%
9 Kurt Busch 39 677 11,052 6.1%
10 Brad Keselowski 23 598 6,833 8.8%

Rank Active Laps Leaders Races Led Completed % Led
1 Martin Truex Jr 30 1,170 8,879 13.2%
2 Kyle Busch 32 1,134 8,624 13.1%
3 Denny Hamlin 30 755 8,939 8.4%
4 Brad Keselowski 23 598 6,833 8.8%
5 Joey Logano 25 132 7,222 1.8%
6 Chase Elliott 10 99 2,981 3.3%
7 Ryan Blaney 11 69 3,299 2.1%
8 Christopher Bell 4 43 1,192 3.6%
9 Kyle Larson 13 22 3,868 0.6%
10 Austin Dillon 14 15 4,172 0.4%

  • The most laps led by a NASCAR Cup Series race winner at New Hampshire Motor Speedway was 300 laps of the scheduled 300 lap race (100%) by Jeff Burton on September 17, 2000. He started the race from the second position.
  • The most laps led by a NASCAR Cup Series driver that did not win the race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway was 257 of the scheduled 300 laps (85.6%) by Jeff Gordon on November 23, 2001. He started the race from the pole but finished 15th.
  • The fewest laps led by a NASCAR Cup Series winner at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is just two laps of the scheduled 300 laps, and it has happened twice – Jeff Burton on July 11, 1999 and Tony Stewart on September 25, 2011.

 FEMALE COMPETITORS

  • Danica Patrick is the only female driver that has competed in the 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.

Top Five Closest Margin of Victory Finishes at NHMS in the NCS:

Margin of Victory Date Winner Runner-Up
0.068 Sunday, July 1, 2007 Denny Hamlin Jeff Gordon
0.209 Sunday, September 14, 1997 Jeff Gordon Ernie Irvan
0.292 Sunday, September 18, 2005 Ryan Newman Tony Stewart
0.396 Monday, July 17, 2023 Martin Truex Jr Joey Logano
0.406 Sunday, July 16, 2006 Kyle Busch Carl Edwards

Top Five Largest Margin of Victory Finishes at NHMS in the NCS:

Margin of Victory Date Winner Runner-Up
8.941 Sunday, September 27, 2015 Matt Kenseth Denny Hamlin
7.439 Sunday, July 12, 1998 Jeff Burton Mark Martin
7.225 Sunday, September 25, 2011 Tony Stewart Brad Keselowski
6.469 Sunday, September 16, 2007 Clint Bowyer Jeff Gordon
6.240 Sunday, September 14, 2003 Jimmie Johnson Ricky Rudd

  • Four of the 52 NASCAR Cup Series races have resulted in a NASCAR Overtime finish at New Hampshire:
Race Winner Date Scheduled Actual Overtime
Joey Logano Sunday, September 21, 2014 300 303 3
Brad Keselowski Sunday, July 13, 2014 301 305 4
Brian Vickers Sunday, July 14, 2013 301 302 1
Kyle Busch Sunday, July 16, 2006 300 308 8
  • Five of the 52 NASCAR Cup Series races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway have been shortened due to weather conditions; below are the events:
Race Winner Date Scheduled Laps Actual Laps Fewer Laps
Aric Almirola Sunday, July 18, 2021 301 293 8
Joey Logano Sunday, June 28, 2009 301 273 28
Kurt Busch Sunday, June 29, 2008 301 284 17
Ryan Newman Sunday, September 15, 2002 300 207 93
Tony Stewart Sunday, July 9, 2000 300 273 27

  • Twice the actual race date has been changed from the scheduled race date due to weatrher in the NASCAR Cup Series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway:

o   2023 race – Scheduled Date: July 16, 2023; Actual Date: July 17, 2023

o   2001 race – Scheduled Date: September 16, 2001; Actual Date: November 23, 2001

  • Qualifying has been cancelled in the NASCAR Cup Series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway seven times:

o   For Weather: 2001 (Fall), 2003 (Summer), 2004 (Fall), 2008 (Fall) and 2009 (Summer).

o   Pandemic Restrictions: 2020 and 2021.

  • The most lead changes in a NASCAR Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is 23 and it has occurred twice – 1996 and 2002.
  • The fewest number of lead changes in a NASCAR Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is one lead change and it occurred in 2000.
  • The most different lap leaders in a NASCAR Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is 15 and it has occurred twice – 1996 and 2011.
  • The fewest number of different lap leaders in a NASCAR Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is one leader and it occurred in 2000 – Jeff Burton led all 300 laps.

 NASCAR IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

  • A total of 108 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 52 36 20 108 1990

 NEW HAMPSHIRE DRIVERS IN NASCAR

  • A total of 16 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 16 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 for a total of 120 races.

 

Tracks in New Hampshire
Track Name City Cup Xfinity Truck Combined First Year
New Hampshire Motor Speedway Loudon 52 36 20 108 1990
Tracks in Connecticut
Track Name City Cup Xfinity Truck Combined First Year
Thompson Speedway Thompson 3 0 0 3 1951
Tracks in Maine
Track Name City Cup Xfinity Truck Combined First Year
Oxford Plains Speedway Oxford 3 5 0 8 1966
Tracks in Massachusetts
Track Name City Cup Xfinity Truck Combined First Year
Norwood Arena Norwood 1 0 0 1 1961

 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.
Winners From New Hampshire
Driver Cup Xfinity Truck Combined
Jamie Aube 0 1 0 1
Totals 0 1 0 1
Winners From Maine
Driver Cup Xfinity Truck Combined
Ricky Craven 2 4 1 7
Joe Bessey 0 1 0 1
Dick McCabe 0 1 0 1
Andy Santerre 0 1 0 1
Totals 2 7 1 10

Drivers From Vermont
Driver Cup Xfinity Truck Combined
Kevin Lepage 0 2 0 2
Totals 0 2 0 2
Drivers From Massachusetts
Driver Cup Xfinity Truck Combined
Ralph Moody 5 0 0 5
Pete Hamilton 4 0 0 4
Ron Bouchard 1 2 0 3
Jeff Fuller 0 1 0 1
Dave Rezendes 0 0 3 3
Kaz Grala 0 0 1 1
Totals 10 3 4 17
Drivers From Connecticut
Driver Cup Xfinity Truck Combined
Joey Logano 32 30 2 64
Jerry Nadeau 1 0 0 1
Randy LaJoie 0 15 0 15
Rob Moroso 0 6 0 6
Ryan Preece 0 2 2 4
Parker Kligerman 0 0 3 3
Totals 33 53 7 93

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