NASCAR New Hampshire Sunday, July 15, 2018

MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES NEW HAMPSHIRE STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most New Hampshire wins: 4 Jeff Burton
  • Most New Hampshire 2nd-place finishes: 6 Tony Stewart
  • Most New Hampshire top 3 finishes: 12 Jeff Gordon
  • Most New Hampshire top 5 finishes: 16 Jeff Gordon
  • Most New Hampshire top 10 finishes: 24 Jeff Gordon
  • Most New Hampshire laps led: 1373 Jeff Gordon
  • 24 Different winners in 46 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series New Hampshire races
  • New Hampshire 9/17: Lap 150 –
  • 8 Driver crash including Kevin Harvick & Martin Truex Jr. – Kyle Busch missed crash ‘by inches’ and went on to win
  • New Hampshire 9/17: Practice 1 Friday crash Johnson & Elliott; Logano did not qualify sat on pit road entire final practice
  • Denny Hamlin New Hampshire 7/17 winner – Backup car, first win last season & first Joe Gibbs Racing win last season
  • Martin Truex Jr.: 513 of 1202 laps led last 4 New Hampshire races (43%)
  • Toyota led 1168 of 1202 laps last 4 New Hampshire races (97%)
  • Kyle Busch (187) & Martin Truex Jr. (112) led 299 of 300 laps last New Hampshire race – Toyota led 299 of 300 laps
  • 3 Finished top 5 both New Hampshire races last season – Matt Kenseth, Kyle Larson & Martin Truex Jr.
  • 6 Finished top 10 both New Hampshire races last season – Bowyer, Kenseth, Keselowski, Larson, Suarez & Truex Jr.
  • Kyle Busch: 3 New Hampshire wins – 2 Wins last 6 New Hampshire races (Winless previous 17)
  • Brad Keselowski: 3 Straight New Hampshire top 10 finishes – Finished 4th twice
  • Kyle Larson: 3 Straight New Hampshire top 10 finishes – Finished 2nd in both races last season
  • Martin Truex Jr.: Finished 7th or better last 3 New Hampshire races – 2 Straight top 5 finishes
  • 9 New Hampshire winners from front-row start position – Only 1 in last 11 races (Kyle Busch 9/17)
  • Ryan Newman won 3 New Hampshire races in 3 different makes of cars – Chevrolet, Dodge & Ford
  • Joe Gibbs Racing swept 2017 New Hampshire races – Denny Hamlin (July) & Kyle Busch (Sept.)
  • 1 Winner from pole last 13 New Hampshire races – Kyle Busch 9/17
  • Martin Truex Jr. leader at mid-race 3 of last 9 New Hampshire races – Winless
  • Leader of most laps failed to win 6 of last 7 New Hampshire races
  • Martin Truex Jr. led most laps 2 of last 3 New Hampshire races (278 of 601 total – 46%) – Finished 7th & 3rd
  • Drivers won first race of season 17 times at New Hampshire – Denny Hamlin twice
  • Martin Truex Jr. won Stage 1 both New Hampshire races last season – Winless
  • Kyle Busch won Stage 2 both New Hampshire races last season – Playoff race winner
  • Winner led first lap in 7 New Hampshire races
  • Winner took lead for first time on lap 128 or later in 21 New Hampshire races
  • 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)
  • 6 New Hampshire races won from pole – Ryan Newman only driver to win more than once from pole (2)
  • Worst start position of New Hampshire winner: 38th – Jeff Burton 7/99
  • Mid-race leader failed to win 6 last 7 New Hampshire races
  • 3 Won consecutive New Hampshire races – Jimmie Johnson, Kurt Busch & Matt Kenseth
  • 5 Won first career race at New Hampshire
  • 4 Shortened races at New Hampshire won by 4 different drivers
  • 1 Rescheduled New Hampshire race – Original date 9/16/01, date run 11/23/01
  • 4 Overtime finishes at New Hampshire – Leader at scheduled distance won all 4
  • Chevrolet leads all manufacturers with 19 New Hampshire wins – 1 Win last 11 races
  • 9 New Hampshire wins by Toyota – Toyota won 8 of last 11 races
  • Ford won only 2 of last 18 New Hampshire races
  • 2 Rookies won New Hampshire races – Ryan Newman 9/02 & Joey Logano 6/09
  • Most leaders: 15 (1996 & 9/11)
  • Most lead changes: 23 (1996 & 7/02)
  • Most cautions: 17 (1994)
  • Most caution laps: 78 (1994)
  • Fastest race: 117.134mph (7/97)

NASCAR XFINITY SERIES NEW HAMPSHIRE STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most New Hampshire wins: 6 Kyle Busch
  • Most New Hampshire 2nd-place finishes: 5 Kevin Harvick
  • Most New Hampshire top 3 finishes: 8 Kyle Busch
  • Most New Hampshire top 5 finishes: 9 Kyle Busch & Kevin Harvick
  • Most New Hampshire top 10 finishes: 11 Kevin Harvick
  • Most New Hampshire laps led: 740 Kyle Busch
  • 25 Different winners in 31 NASCAR Xfinity Series New Hampshire races
  • Kyle Busch said 2017 post-race at New Hampshire he would retire when reaching 100 NXS wins
  • Ryan Preece surprised with 2nd-place in 2017 New Hampshire NXS race
  • Brad Keselowski removing equipment penalty after coming into pits as leader (Fuel can) in 2017 – Finished 5th
  • Kyle Busch (6) & Brad Keselowski (2) only drivers to win more than one New Hampshire race
  • 9 New Hampshire races won from pole including last 6
  • Joe Gibbs Racing won 8 of last 10 New Hampshire races
  • Kyle Busch won 6 of last 9 New Hampshire races
  • Last 9 New Hampshire wins – Kyle Busch 6, Brad Keselowski 2 & Denny Hamlin 1
  • Winner started top 10 last 13 New Hampshire races – Last 6 races won from pole
  • Drivers won first race of season at New Hampshire 9 times
  • Chevrolet, Ford & Toyota tied for most wins with 8
  • Chevrolet: No wins last 10 races
  • Ford: 1 Win last 11 races – Brad Keselowski 2014
  • Toyota won 8 of last 10 races
  • Kyle Busch leads all with 3 New Hampshire wins from pole
  • 5 Won by driver leading first lap – Elton Sawyer 1999, Brad Keselowski 2012, Kyle Busch 2013, ’16 & ‘17
  • 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
  • Tommy Ellis only driver to win New Hampshire in first try
  • Worst start position of New Hampshire winner: 26th – Buckshot Jones 5/98
  • 2 Won first career race at New Hampshire – Derrike Cope 5/94 & Bobby Hamilton, Jr. 5/02
  • Kyle Larson won Stage 1 last New Hampshire race – Finished 4th
  • Brad Keselowski won Stage 2 last New Hampshire race – Finished 5th
  • Most leaders: 12 (7/90)
  • Most lead changes: 18 (10/91)
  • Most cautions: 17 (7/90)
  • Most caution laps: 83 (7/90)
  • Fastest race: 111.925 mph (2009)