Thursday, July 12, 2012

New Hampshire Driver Statistics

Not all teams announce their weekly race previews'. Here is a list of those teams that do reveal the information in the teams race preview: 

#1- Jamie McMurray - McMurray has made 18 NSCS starts at New Hampshire.  In those starts he has raced to two top-five, four top-10 and nine top-20 finishes.  He has completed 4,977 laps out of a possible 5,367 laps, or 92.7 percent, and has led 32 laps.  McMurray’s average starting position is 20.8 and average finishing position is 22.7.  In addition to NSCS experience, McMurray has six NNS starts at Loudon.  In those six starts he has qualified on the pole once, July 2004, and led 22 laps in that race.

#2- Brad Keselowski - In 5 races at New Hampshire, Keselowski has one pole, one top 5, two top 10's and an average finish of 17.4. 

#5- Kasey Kahne - In 16 NASCAR Sprint Cup starts at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Kasey Kahne has one top-five finish and six top-10s. He has started from the front row three times at the Magic Mile, including during the most recent event in September 2011. Kahne, who has led 207 laps at New Hampshire, finished sixth in this race one year ago.

#9- Marcos Ambrose - The Australian native’s best finish (ninth) at New Hampshire Motor Speedway came in last year’s July race and his best start (12th) came in 2010. He has completed 1,770 of 1,775 laps attempted at the 1.058-mile track, leading six of them. Ambrose enters this weekend’s 318-mile race in 19th place in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings.

#10- David Reutimann - Reutimann made 10 starts at the “Magic Mile.” He collected one top-five and two top-10 finishes in his 10 starts and tallied his best finish of fourth in the summer of 2009. His best start of third came in the summer event last season.

#14-Tony Stewart - Stewart has one pole, three wins, 10 top-threes, 14 top-fives, 16 top-10s and has led a total of 1,180 laps at New Hampshire, second only to Jeff Gordon’s total of 1,304 laps led at New Hampshire. Stewart and Gordon are the only two drivers to lead more than 800 laps at New Hampshire.

#15- Clint Bowyer - Bowyer will make his 13th career start at New Hampshire on Sunday. In 12 previous New Hampshire starts, he has two wins (2007-2, 2010-2) and four top-10 finishes. He won the race from the pole position in the fall 2007 race. He started second and went on to win the fall 2010 race. Bowyer has led 474 laps at New Hampshire. Bowyer has an average starting position of 13th and finish of 17th.

#16- Greg Biffle - In nineteen starts at NHMS Biffle has scored one win, five top 5's, seven top 10's and has an average finish of 16.6.

#17- Matt Kenseth - Kenseth has an average starting position of 20.7 and an average finishing position of 14.0 at Loudon.  Kenseth has achieved one pole, five top-five, and 12 top-10 finishes.

#22- Sam Hornish Jr - In his six career Sprint Cup starts at NHMS, Hornish is still looking for his first top-five finish, but he has come home with top-10s in a third of the races. He has a 21.5 average start and a 24.5 average finish. He has yet to lead a lap, but has completed 91.8 percent (1,613 of 1,758) of all possible laps and has been running at the finish in five of the six races.

#24- Jeff Gordon - Along with his three wins and three pole positions in 34 starts at the 1.058-mile track, Gordon's 15 top-five finishes, 19 top-10s and 1,304 laps led are tops at "The Magic Mile."

#27- Paul Menard - In 10 previous starts at the Loudon, N.H.-based track, Menard has finished each of the contested races. He has an average starting position of 23.9, an average finishing position of 27.7 and has completed 98.5 percent of the laps (2,919 of 2,959). He made his best start of eighth in the September 2010 visit to the 1.058-mile flat oval, while his best finish of 20th was claimed in the September 2011 event.

#29- Kevin Harvick - Harvick has 22 Sprint Cup Series career starts at the 1.058-mile track, collecting one pole award (2006), one victory (2006), five top-five and 11 top-10 finishes. The Bakersfield, Calif., native holds a 14.1 average starting and finishing position. Harvick has completed 99.2 percent of the laps contested (6,420 of 6,474) at the track and has led the field for 319 circuits

#31- Jeff Burton - This race marks Burton’s 35th start in “The Granite State” and 638th-career Sprint Cup Series entry. He has amassed four wins, eight top-five and 13 top-10 finishes at one-mile facility.

#36- Dave Blaney - In 24 starts at New Hampshire, Blaney has one pole, one top ten and has suffered 5 DNF's. His best finish oh ninth occured in September of 2006

#39- Ryan Newman - The Lenox Industrial Tools 301 will mark Newman’s 387th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start and his 21st Sprint Cup start at New Hampshire. Newman has three wins (September 2002 and 2005 and July 2011), six poles, six top-five and 13 top-10 finishes in 20 starts at the 1.058-mile oval.

#42- Juan Pablo Montoya - Montoya has made 10 NSCS starts at New Hampshire where he boasts one top-five, two top-10 and six top-20 finishes.  He has earned two poles at New Hampshire, September, 2009 and June, 2010.  Montoya has led 149 laps and has completed 2,934 laps out of a possible 2,959 laps, or 99.2 percent.  His average starting position is 14.8 and his average finishing position is 19.5.

#43- Aric Almirola - Unlike some other tracks on the Sprint Cup schedule, the 1.058-mile oval in Loudon, N.H., is not a new venue for Almirola. Sunday’s race will be his fourth Sprint Cup start at NHMS. His top finish is 18th (2008).

#48- Jimmie Johnson - Johnson has three wins (2003 season sweep, and July 2010), Seven top-five finishes (35 percent) and 13 top-10s (65 percent) in 20 starts and an  Average finish of 10.1 at New Hampshire.

#51- Kurt Busch - Busch has three wins, seven top-five finishes and 11 top-10s and has led a total of 436 laps in 22 career Sprint Cup starts at New Hampshire. Busch’s average New Hampshire finish is 13.9.

#55- Brian Vickers - Vickers owns two top-five finishes in 13 starts including a fifth-place finish on Sept. 25. He won the pole for the July 17, 2005 race. Sunday marks his 259th career Sprint Cup start. 

#88- Dale Earnhardt Jr - In 25 Cup starts at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Earnhardt has six top-five finishes and 10 top-10s. He has an average start of 16.8 at the 1.058-mile oval and an average finish of 16.7. Earnhardt has led 351 laps there.

#99- Carl Edwards - In 15 NSCS starts at NHMS, Edwards has achieved two top-five and three top-10 finishes. Edwards’ best finish at Loudon is second place, captured in July of 2006

- Reported in Team News/Press Releases

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