MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES NEW HAMPSHIRE STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • JULY 20, 1969 FIRST RACE AT BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY WITH STEEP BANKS
  • SAME DAY AS “ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND”
  • “IF YOU ASK ME,” SAID RICHARD PETTY, “THEY RUINED A GOOD RACE TRACK.
  • THERE’S NOT ENOUGH ROOM FOR THE SPEEDS WE’RE RUNNING.”
  • Most New Hampshire wins: 4 Jeff Burton
  • Kevin Harvick:
  • 2 Wins last 4 New Hampshire races – Winless previous 19 New Hampshire races (Only 1 win previous 31 New Hampshire races)
  • 2018 New Hampshire winner – Started 14th, top 10 in Stage 1 & 2, first lead on lap 229, 12 laps led including final 7
  • 20 Total laps led last 2 New Hampshire wins
  • Kyle Busch:
  • Finished 2nd at 2018 New Hampshire – Started 3rd, finished 6th in Stage 1 & 2, 36 laps led & passed for final lead change
  • Kurt Busch:
  • Finished 8th at 2018 New Hampshire – Pole, finished top 5 in Stage 1 & 2, 94 laps led (Most), lap 227 stopped before pit stall
  • 3 Drivers finished top 5 in 2018 Stage 1 & 2:
  • Martin Truex Jr. (1st & 3rd), Chase Elliott (2nd & 1st) & Kurt Busch (4th & 2nd)
  • 2018 New Hampshire: Only 1 pit road speeding penalty (Blake Jones)
  • 24 Different winners in 47 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series New Hampshire races
  • Kyle Busch: 3 New Hampshire wins – 2 Wins last 7 New Hampshire races (Winless previous 17)
  • Martin Truex Jr. won Stage 1 in 3 straight New Hampshire races
  • Martin Truex Jr.: Finished 4th at 2018 New Hampshire – 5th straight top 5 finish last season
  • Chase Elliott Stage 2 winner last New Hampshire race – First Stage win in 2018
  • Chase Elliott: Finished 5th last New Hampshire race – First of 6 straight top 10 finishes last season
  • Leader of most laps failed to win 7 of last 8 New Hampshire races
  • Kurt Busch led most laps last New Hampshire race (94) – Finished 8th
  • Aric Almirola: Finished 3rd last New Hampshire race – First Stewart-Haas Racing top 5 finish
  • Aric Almirola: Best finish first 30 races last season – 3rd (New Hampshire)
  • Clint Bowyer: Finished 35th last New Hampshire race – Only Stewart-Haas Racing driver outside top 10
  • Drivers won first race of season 17 times at New Hampshire
  • 5 Won first career race at New Hampshire
  • Winner took lead for first time on lap 128 or later in 22 New Hampshire races
  • 3 Won consecutive New Hampshire races – Jimmie Johnson, Kurt Busch & Matt Kenseth (Kevin Harvick won last year)
  • 6 New Hampshire races won from pole – Ryan Newman only driver to win more than once from pole (2)
  • 1 Winner from pole last 14 New Hampshire races – Kyle Busch 9/17
  • 9 New Hampshire winners from front-row start position – Only 1 in last 12 races (Kyle Busch 9/17)
  • Worst start position of New Hampshire winner: 38th – Jeff Burton 7/99
  • 2 Rookies won New Hampshire races – Ryan Newman 9/02 & Joey Logano 6/09
  • Chevrolet leads all manufacturers with 19 New Hampshire wins – 1 Win last 12 races
  • 9 New Hampshire wins by Toyota – Toyota won 8 of last 12 races
  • Ford won only 3 of last 19 New Hampshire races
  • Ryan Newman won 3 New Hampshire races in 3 different makes of cars – Chevrolet, Dodge & Ford
  • Most tries before first New Hampshire win: Matt Kenseth won in 28th try (9/13)
  • Rusty Wallace only driver to win New Hampshire in first try (7/93)
  • 4 Shortened races at New Hampshire won by 4 different drivers
  • 4 Overtime finishes at New Hampshire – Leader at scheduled distance won all 4
  • 1 Rescheduled New Hampshire race – Original date 9/16/01, date run 11/23/01
  • MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES NEW HAMPSHIRE CAR OWNER WINS
  • Joe Gibbs Racing
  • 11
  • Hendrick Motorsports
  • 9
  • Roush Fenway Racing
  • 7
  • Team Penske
  • 6
  • Richard Childress Racing
  • 4
  • Stewart-Haas Racing
  • 4
  • NASCAR XFINITY SERIES NEW HAMPSHIRE STATS HIGHLIGHTS
  • Christopher Bell: 2018 New Hampshire winner – Started 2nd, Stage 1 winner, 8th in Stage 2, 93 laps led (Most)
  • 26 Different winners in 32 NASCAR Xfinity Series New Hampshire races
  • Kyle Busch (6) & Brad Keselowski (2) only drivers to win more than one New Hampshire race
  • Tommy Ellis & Christopher Bell only driver to win New Hampshire in first try
  • Drivers won first race of season at New Hampshire 9 times
  • 2 Won first career race at New Hampshire – Derrike Cope 5/94 & Bobby Hamilton, Jr. 5/02
  • Joe Gibbs Racing won 9 of last 11 New Hampshire races
  • 6 of last 7 New Hampshire races won from pole – Last 7 won from front-row starting position
  • Worst start position of New Hampshire winner: 26th – Buckshot Jones 5/98
  • 6 New Hampshire races won by driver leading first lap including last 3 races
  • Winner took lead for first time on lap 140 or later in 8 races scheduled for 200 laps
  • Most tries before first New Hampshire win: Mike McLaughlin won in 11th try
  • Brad Keselowski won Stage 2 last 2 New Hampshire races – Finished 5th & 2nd
  • Toyota leads all manufacturers with 9 New Hampshire wins
  • Chevrolet: No wins last 11 New Hampshire races
  • Ford: 1 Win last 12 New Hampshire races – Brad Keselowski 2014
  • Toyota won 9 of last 11 New Hampshire races