NASCAR New Hampshire Sunday, September 17, 2017

NASCAR MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES NEW HAMPSHIRE STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Most New Hampshire races: 42 Jeff Gordon
  • 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
  • Most New Hampshire Playoff race wins: 2 Clint Bowyer, Kevin Harvick & Matt Kenseth
  • Most New Hampshire Playoff race 2nd-place finishes: 3 Denny Hamlin (1 Win)
  • Most New Hampshire Playoff race top 3 finishes: 5 Matt Kenseth (2 Wins)
  • Most New Hampshire Playoff race top 5 finishes: 5 Greg Biffle, Denny Hamlin, Jimmie Johnson & Matt Kenseth
  • Most New Hampshire Playoff race top 10 finishes: 9 Jimmie Johnson (Winless)
  • Best New Hampshire Playoff race average finish: 8.6 Brad Keselowski
  • 24 Different winners in 45 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series New Hampshire races
  • 10 Different winners 13 New Hampshire Playoff races
  • Martin Truex Jr. won Stage 1 last New Hampshire race – Finished 3rd
  • Kyle Busch won Stage 2 last New Hampshire race – Finished 12th
  • Matt Kenseth won 2 of last 4 New Hampshire races – Finished 6th or better last 5 races
  • Matt Kenseth only repeat winner last 9 New Hampshire races (3 Wins) – 6 Others 1 win each
  • Matt Kenseth won 3 races at New Hampshire after turning 40-years-old
  • Most tries before first New Hampshire win: Matt Kenseth won in 28th try (9/13)
  • Matt Kenseth: 4 Straight New Hampshire top 5 finishes (2 Wins) – Longest current streak
  • Kevin Harvick: 3 Straight New Hampshire top 5 finishes – 2016 Playoff race winner
  • Martin Truex Jr. led 401 of 902 laps at New Hampshire last 3 races (44%) – Winless
  • Toyota led 869 of 902 laps at New Hampshire last 3 races (96%) – Led all but 33 laps
  • Ford: 0 Laps led last New Hampshire race
  • Denny Hamlin: New Hampshire July winner – First win this season & first Joe Gibbs Racing win this season
  • Kyle Larson: Penalized after winning New Hampshire pole in July – Started 39th & finished 2nd (Top 10 both Stages)
  • Martin Truex Jr. finished 3rd last New Hampshire race – Stage 1 winner, most laps led (137) & flat right front lap 218
  • Jimmie Johnson finished 10th last New Hampshire race – Penalized jumping start from 2nd position
  • Kyle Busch finished 12th last New Hampshire race – Stage 2 winner, 95 Laps led (2nd-most) & 2 speeding penalties
  • Joey Logano finished 37th last New Hampshire race – Rear end issue
  • Erik Jones finished 39th last New Hampshire race – Lap 41 crash
  • Jimmie Johnson passed for final lead change 3 New Hampshire Playoff races (No Playoff race wins)
  • Kevin Harvick passed for final lead change 2 of last 3 New Hampshire Playoff races – 2016 Playoff race winner
  • Kurt Busch first career MENCS race: Dover 9/24/00 – Finished 18th
  • Margin of victory 2 seconds or larger 5 New Hampshire Playoff races
  • 2 Won New Hampshire Playoff race & championship in same season – Kurt Busch ‘04 & Stewart ‘11
  • Best New Hampshire Playoff race finish by non-Playoff driver: 2nd – Kyle Larson 2014
  • 3 of last 8 winners of 2nd Playoff race have gone on to win championship
  • Winner took lead for first time on lap 154 or later & started 8th or worse last 4 New Hampshire races
  • 8 New Hampshire winners from front-row start position – None in last 10 races
  • 5 New Hampshire races won from pole – Ryan Newman only driver to win more than once from pole (2)
  • No winner from pole last 12 New Hampshire races
  • Worst start position of New Hampshire winner: 38th – Jeff Burton 7/99
  • 1 Swept both New Hampshire races & championship in same season – Kurt Busch 2004
  • Matt Kenseth won 3 of last 8 New Hampshire races (Finished 6th or better last 5) – Winless previous 27 races
  • Matt Kenseth passed for final lead change last 2 New Hampshire races – Finished 2nd & 4th (Won previous 2)
  • Kevin Harvick passed for final lead change 3 of last 6 New Hampshire races – 2016 Playoff race winner
  • Kevin Harvick won 2016 New Hampshire Playoff race – Winless previous 19 New Hampshire races
  • Mid-race leader failed to win last 6 New Hampshire races
  • Martin Truex Jr. leader at mid-race 3 of last 8 New Hampshire races – Winless
  • Leader of most laps failed to win last 6 New Hampshire races
  • Kevin Harvick led most laps 2 of last 3 New Hampshire Playoff races (104 & 216) – Finished 3rd & 21st
  • Martin Truex Jr. led most laps last 2 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
  • 5 Won first career race at New Hampshire
  • 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
  • Chevrolet leads all manufacturers with 19 New Hampshire wins – 1 Win last 10 races
  • 8 New Hampshire wins by Toyota – Toyota won 7 of last 10 races
  • Ford won only 2 of last 17 New Hampshire races
  • 2 Rookies won New Hampshire races – Ryan Newman 9/02 & Joey Logano 6/09
  • Daniel Suarez best Rookie finisher last New Hampshire race – Finished 6th
  • Leader at 10 to go mark failed to win 12 of 45 New Hampshire races including last 2 Playoff races
  • Rusty Wallace only driver to win New Hampshire in first try (7/93)
  • Ryan Newman won 3 New Hampshire races in 3 different makes of cars – Chevrolet, Dodge & Ford
  • 3 Won consecutive New Hampshire races – Jimmie Johnson, Kurt Busch & Matt Kenseth
  • 9 Hendrick Motorsports New Hampshire wins by 5 drivers
  • Jeff Gordon 3, Jimmie Johnson 3, Kyle Busch 1, Kasey Kahne 1 & Mark Martin 1
  • 10 Joe Gibbs Racing New Hampshire wins (Most all-time) by 5 drivers
  • Denny Hamlin 3, Matt Kenseth 3, Tony Stewart 2, Kyle Busch 1 & Joey Logano 1
  • 7 Roush Fenway Racing New Hampshire wins by 3 drivers – Jeff Burton 4, Kurt Busch 2 & Greg Biffle 1
  • 6 Team Penske New Hampshire wins by 5 drivers – Newman 2, Kurt Busch 1, Keselowski 1, Logano 1 & R. Wallace 1
  • 4 Richard Childress Racing New Hampshire wins by 3 drivers – Clint Bowyer 2, Robby Gordon 1 & Kevin Harvick 1
  • 3 Stewart-Haas Racing New Hampshire wins by 3 drivers – Kevin Harvick 1, Ryan Newman 1 & Tony Stewart 1
  • 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)