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Sylvania 300 Fact Sheet
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Track facts for New Hampshire Motor Speedway:

   

  • Number of previous races: 37.
  • First Sprint Cup race: July 11, 1993, won by Rusty Wallace.
  • Last Sprint Cup race: July 14, 2013, won by Brian Vickers.
  • Won from pole: 5, last time by Ryan Newman in 2011.
  • Won from top-5 starting position: 11 times in 37 races (30%).
  • Won from top-10 starting position: 19 times (51%).
  • Won from 21st or worse starting position: 9 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: 135.922 mph by Brad Keselowski in 2013.
    • 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 2008-2013 a typical New Hampshire race had 16.5 lead changes, 7.4 cautions for 33.3 laps, and an average green-flag run of 31.4 laps.

Manufacturers / Owners:

  • Victories by manufacturer: Chevrolet 18, Ford 11, Dodge 3, Toyota 3, Pontiac 2.

  • Victories by owner: Rick Hendrick 9, Jack Roush 7, Joe Gibbs 5, Roger Penske 4, Richard Childress 4, all others 8.

Driver Notes:

  • The most New Hampshire races without a:

     Active DriversAll-Time
    Win: Bobby Labonte (37 races) Bobby Labonte (37 races)
    Top 5: Ken Schrader (27) Ken Schrader (27)
    Top 10: David Gilliland, Paul Menard (13) David Gilliland, Paul Menard (13)
    Pole: Jeff Burton, Joe Nemechek (37) Jeff Burton, Joe Nemechek (37)
    Lap led: Morgan Shepherd (14) Morgan Shepherd (14)
    Lead-lap finish: Michael McDowell (10) Michael McDowell (10)


  • Top career marks at New Hampshire:

     Active DriversAll-Time
    Races: Jeff Burton, Jeff Gordon, Bobby Labonte, Joe Nemechek (37)
    Wins: Jeff Burton (4)
    Top 5s: Jeff Gordon (16)
    Top 10s: Jeff Gordon (22)
    Poles: Ryan Newman (6)
    Laps: Jeff Gordon (10,758)
    Laps led: Jeff Gordon (1,316)
    Lead-lap finishes: Jeff Gordon (31)


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

    1. Denny Hamlin (8.8)
    2. Jimmie Johnson (9.4)
    3. Jeff Gordon (10.5)
    4. Tony Stewart (11.9)
    5. Mark Martin (12.5)
    6. Brad Keselowski (12.8)
    7. Kevin Harvick (13.4)
    8. Jeff Burton (13.5)
    9. Matt Kenseth (13.8)
    10. Ryan Newman (13.9)


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

    1. Michael McDowell (39.0)
    2. Josh Wise (37.0)
    3. Scott Speed (34.8)
    4. Travis Kvapil (32.4)
    5. Mike Bliss (31.9)
    6. David Gilliland (31.8)
    7. Landon Cassill (31.5)
    8. Tony Raines (31.3)
    9. Morgan Shepherd (31.1)
    10. David Stremme (29.3)


    'Chase' drivers at New Hampshire:

    DriverRacesWinT5T10PoleLapsLedAvStAvFnRating
    Matt Kenseth 27 0 5 13 0 7873 122 20.8 13.8 80.6
    Kyle Busch 17 1 5 7 1 4954 398 11.6 15.8 91.9
    Jimmie Johnson 23 3 8 16 0 6709 321 12.5 9.4 105.1
    Kevin Harvick 25 1 5 13 1 7323 319 14.2 13.4 92.1
    Carl Edwards 18 0 2 4 0 5367 70 14.7 14.1 86.6
    Kurt Busch 25 3 7 11 0 7033 540 12.6 15.4 90.9
    Jeff Gordon 37 3 16 22 4 10758 1316 9.8 10.5 109.4
    Ryan Newman 23 3 6 15 6 6614 720 8.3 13.9 93.1
    Clint Bowyer 15 2 4 6 1 4459 475 13.1 14.9 96.2
    Kasey Kahne 19 1 3 8 0 5232 274 12.6 15.9 92.1
    Greg Biffle 22 1 5 8 0 6249 86 15.8 16.3 87.1
    Joey Logano 10 1 2 4 0 2840 15 23.8 17.8 69.0
    Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 28 0 7 11 0 7785 351 15.9 16.0 96.9

    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 Loudon: Tony Stewart (111.0), Denny Hamlin (103.5), Jeff Burton (92.8), Mark Martin (88.9), Brad Keselowski (86.2), Martin Truex, Jr. (85.4), Brian Vickers (84.3), Juan Pablo Montoya (80.6).