Crunching The Numbers: New Hampshire 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

New Hampshire Motor Speedway Track Specs

  • Track Length: 1.058 Miles
    • Scheduled Laps: 301 (318.485 miles)
  • Configuration: Oval (Intermediate track)
  • Turns 1 – 4 banking: 12°
  • Frontstretch
    • Length: 1,500feet
    • Banking: 2°
  • Backstretch
    • Length: 1,500 feet
    • Banking: 2°

Trends of the Race

Loudon 1 Track Stats

  • Overtime: 3 times (2006, 2013, and 2014)
  • Caution Finishes: 3 times (2008, 2009, 2015)
  • Rain Shortened: 2 times (2008 and 2009)

Trending of the past 5 races:

  • Margin of Victory 1.211 seconds
    • 1 caution finishes
  • 8 cautions (average)
    • Lap 33 for the first caution
    • Lap 275 for the final caution
  • 23 drivers on the lead lap (average)

Trending of the past 10 races:

  • Margin of Victory 0.867 seconds
    • 3 caution finishes
  • 8 cautions (average)
    • Lap 33 for the first caution
    • Lap 277 for the final caution
  • 23 drivers on the lead lap (average)

Loudon 1 Matrics

 

Past New Hampshire 301 Pole Sitters

Loudon 1 Pole Winners

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 5-Hour Energy 301 - Qualifying

  • Pole winners have an average finish of 12
  • Average laps lead: 50.75 laps (16.86% of the scheduled 267 laps)

 

 

 

 

Past New Hampshire 301 Winners

  • The average race winner’s starting position is 12
    • Kurt Busch won in 2004 from starting P32, which is the furthest back a race winner has started
  • 16.67% of pole winners have gone on to win the race
    • Ryan Newman: 2006 and 2011
  • 33.33% of the winners have come from starting in the top 5
  • 50% of the winners have come from starting in the top 10
  • Winning drivers have lead an average of 72.25 laps (24% of the scheduled 301 lap race)
    • Fewest laps led by race winner: Jimmie Johnson lead 8 laps (2.66% of the race) in 2010
    • Most laps led by a race winner: Tony Stewart led 232 laps (77.08% of the race) in 2005
  • There have been 10 different race winners from 6 different teams since 2004
    • Kurt Busch and Ryan Newman have 2 wins a piece
    • Joe Gibbs Racing has 4 wins

during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 5-Hour ENERGY 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 19, 2015 in Loudon, New Hampshire.   Loudon 1.1 Past Top 5

 

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series SYLVANIA 300 Loudon 1.2 Past Top 5

 

Team & Manufacturer Stats

Loudon 1 Teams

Loudon 1 Manufacturers

Yet again, Joe Gibbs Racing leads the field at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with 4 wins and the best team average. Though Hendrick Motorsports is not far behind, they have had their struggles the past few weeks. While New Hampshire is a place to get things turned around, they will have to battle the top teams from JGR and Team Penske and even Martin Truex Jr, who are all having a stellar year!

New Hampshire 301 Predictions 

Loudon 1 Predictions

Loudon 1 Past Finishes

Those who have won at New Hampshire before should be no strangers to the top of the leader board. We see past winners in Brad Keselowski and Kurt Busch sitting pretty at the top. We see Kevin Harvick, the man with the best average finish this season, lurking as well. Ryan Newman also cracks the top 10 with his very solid history at this track. This track is just barely over 1 mile in length, classifying it as an Intermediate track, but it behaves rather differently than the cookie-cutter Intermediate that NASCAR visits on a regular basis. So, will we see another first time winner this season, thus closing that gap for those to make it on points? Or will another repeat winner increase their bonus points for the Chase? Could we see a first time career win? Will Hendrick Motorsports get back on the right path, and will Team Penske and Joe Gibbs Racing continue to dominate? Tune in on Sunday to find out!

 

 

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