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Track facts for New Hampshire Motor Speedway:

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  • Number of previous races: 34.
  • First Sprint Cup race: July 11, 1993, won by Rusty Wallace.
  • Last Sprint Cup race: September 25, 2011, won by Tony Stewart.
  • Won from pole: 5, last time by Ryan Newman in 2011.
  • Won from top-5 starting position: 10 times in 34 races (29%).
  • Won from top-10 starting position: 18 times (53%).
  • Won from 21st or worse starting position: 8 times (24%).
  • Worst starting spot for race winner: 38th, by Jeff Burton in 1999.
  • Most laps led: 300, by Jeff Burton in 2000.
  • Fewest laps led by a race winner: 2, by Jeff Burton in 1999 and Tony Stewart in 2011.

  • Track records:

    • Fastest race: 117.134 mph by Jeff Burton in 1997.
    • Fastest qualifying speed: 135.232 mph by Ryan Newman in 2011.
    • Most lead changes: 23 in 1996 and 2002.
    • Closest finish: Denny Hamlin's .068 second margin over Jeff Gordon in 2007.
    • Most caution flags: 17 in 1994.

  • From 2007-2011 a typical New Hampshire race had 17.2 lead changes, 7.5 cautions for 33.4 laps, and an average green-flag run of 30.8 laps.

Manufacturers / Owners:

  • Victories by manufacturer: Chevrolet 17, Ford 11, Dodge 3, Pontiac 2, Toyota 1.

  • Victories by owner: Rick Hendrick 8, Jack Roush 7, Joe Gibbs 4, Roger Penske 4, Richard Childress 4, all others 7.

Driver Notes:

  • The most New Hampshire races without a:

     Active DriversAll-Time
    Win: Bobby Labonte (34 races) Bobby Labonte (34 races)
    Top 5: Ken Schrader (25) Ken Schrader (25)
    Top 10: David Gilliland, Paul Menard (10) Kevin Lepage (12)
    Pole: Jeff Burton, Joe Nemechek (34) Jeff Burton, Joe Nemechek (34)
    Lap led: Mike Wallace (11) Morgan Shepherd (13)
    Lead-lap finish: Mike Bliss, Michael McDowell (7) Mike Bliss, Michael McDowell (7)


  • Top career marks at New Hampshire:

     Active DriversAll-Time
    Races: Jeff Burton, Jeff Gordon, Bobby Labonte, Joe Nemechek (34)
    Wins: Jeff Burton (4)
    Top 5s: Jeff Gordon (15)
    Top 10s: Jeff Gordon (19)
    Poles: Ryan Newman (6)
    Laps: Jeff Gordon (9,855)
    Laps led: Jeff Gordon (1,304)
    Lead-lap finishes: Jeff Gordon (28)


  • Best average finish among active drivers at New Hampshire (3 or more starts):

    1. Denny Hamlin (9.0)
    2. Jimmie Johnson (10.0)
    3. Jeff Gordon (10.8)
    4. Tony Stewart (11.5)
    5. Mark Martin (12.5)
    6. Ryan Newman (13.0)
    7. Jeff Burton (13.6)
    8. Kurt Busch (13.9)
    9. Carl Edwards (13.9)
    10. Matt Kenseth (14.0)


  • Worst average finish among active drivers at New Hampshire (3 or more starts):

    1. Michael McDowell (38.7)
    2. Hermie Sadler (37.8)
    3. Scott Speed (34.2)
    4. David Gilliland (33.7)
    5. Landon Cassill (33.7)
    6. Travis Kvapil (32.1)
    7. Mike Wallace (31.0)
    8. Tony Raines (30.3)
    9. Mike Bliss (30.3)
    10. David Stremme (29.1)


    Current top-10 drivers at New Hampshire:

    DriverRacesWinT5T10PoleLapsLedAvStAvFnRating
    Matt Kenseth 24 0 5 12 0 6970 88 20.7 14.0 77.3
    Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 25 0 6 10 0 6882 351 16.8 16.7 96.5
    Greg Biffle 19 1 5 7 0 5346 86 15.9 16.6 87.7
    Jimmie Johnson 20 3 7 13 0 5806 317 10.8 10.0 104.6
    Tony Stewart 26 3 14 16 1 7224 1180 11.6 11.5 114.1
    Kevin Harvick 22 1 5 11 1 6420 319 14.1 14.1 91.7
    Martin Truex, Jr. 12 0 3 5 0 3467 50 12.4 15.1 85.8
    Denny Hamlin 12 1 5 8 0 3565 74 12.9 9.0 98.1
    Brad Keselowski 5 0 1 2 1 1429 3 14.4 17.4 73.8
    Clint Bowyer 12 2 2 4 1 3556 474 13.3 17.0 95.1

    Driver Rating is based on a formula developed by NASCAR which combines "loop data" elements such as average running position, average speed under green, number of fastest laps, etc. There is a maximum of 150 points that a driver can earn for each race. Driver Rating is not available for races prior to 2005.

    Other notable Driver Ratings at New Hampshire: Jeff Gordon (109.0), Ryan Newman (95.1), Jeff Burton (94.1), Kurt Busch (93.3), Mark Martin (88.9), Kyle Busch (88.5), Carl Edwards (88.0), Kasey Kahne (87.3), Juan Pablo Montoya (84.6).