Wednesday, September 19, 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 19 NSCS starts at Loudon, earning two top-five, four top-10 finishes and six top-15 finishes.  He has completed 5,277 laps out of a possible 5,668 or 93.1 percent, and has led 32 laps.  McMurray’s average start is 21.2 and his average finish is 22.6.  His best finish was third in July 2010.

#2- Brad Keselowski - In six Cup Series starts at Loudon, Keselowski has earned one pole, two top 5's three top 10's with an average finish of 14.0. His best finish of 2nd came in September of 2011.

#5- Kasey Kahne - In 17 Sprint Cup starts at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Kahne has one win, two top-five finishes and seven top-10s. Kahne collected his win in the most recent event at the track in July after leading 66 of 301 laps. He has started from the outside pole position four times at the Magic Mile, including the last two events. Kahne has led 273 career laps at New Hampshire and finished sixth in this race one year ago.

#9- Marcos Ambrose - The Australian native has seven starts at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. His best finish (ninth) at Loudon came in last year’s July race and his best start (12th) came in 2010. He has completed 2,071 of 2,076 laps attempted at the 1.058-mile track, leading six of them. Ambrose enters this weekend’s 318-mile race in 17th place in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings.

#10-David Reutimann - Reutimann has eleven starts at New Hampshire and has scored one top 5 and two top 10's. He has an average finish of 19.636 and his best finish of 4th came in June of 2009.

#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 1,309 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 has two career wins at New Hampshire, both in the fall race. His first Sprint Cup Series win came in the fall 2007 race that he won from the pole position and led 222 of the 300 laps. He also won the fall race in 2010 from the outside pole where he led 177 of the 300 laps. He has two wins, three top-five, five top 10 finishes and has led 475 laps in 13 starts. Bowyer’s two wins at New Hampshire both came while he was in the Chase. Bowyer started fifth, finished third and led a lap in the spring race. 

#16- Greg Biffle - Biffle has 20 Cup starts at New Hampshire, earning one win, five top 5's, eight top 10's, with only two DNF's. Biffle's average finish at the track is 16.25.

#17- Matt Kenseth - Kenseth has an average starting position of 21.0 and an average finishing position of 14.0 at Loudon, and has achieved one pole, five top-five, and 12 top-10 finishes at New Hampshire.

#18- Kyle Busch - Busch has tallied one win, four top-fives, six top-10s and has led a total of 297 laps in 15 career Sprint Cup starts at New Hampshire. Busch’s average New Hampshire finish is 15.9.

#22- Sam Hornish Jr. - Hornish has seven Cup Series starts at Loudon and has two top 10 finishes, his best being 8th in June of 2009.

#24- Jeff Gordon - In 35 starts at the 1.058-mile track, Gordon has three wins (1995, 1997 and 1998) and three pole positions, while his 15 top-five finishes and 20 top-10s are tops at "The Granite State" track. Another first for the four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion is running first. Gordon's 1,309 laps out front at Loudon leads all drivers.

#27- Paul Menard -  In 11 previous starts at the Loudon, N.H.-based track, Menard has finished each of the contested races. He has an average starting position of 22.9, an average finishing position of 26.7 and has completed 98.8 percent of the laps (3,220 of 3,260). He made his best start of eighth in the September 2010 visit to the 1.058-mile flat oval, and posted best finish of 17th in the July 2012 event.

#29- Kevin Harvick - This weekend's event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway marks Harvick's 422nd career start in the Sprint Cup Series and 24th at the 1.058-mile track. Since 2001, the 36-year-old driver has collected one win (Fall 2006), one pole award (Fall 2006), five top-five and 12 top-10 finishes at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Harvick maintains a 14th-place average starting position, an average finishing position of 13.8, has completed 99.2 percent (6,721 of 6,775) of laps contested and is credited with 319 laps led.

#31- Jeff Burton - This race marks Burton’s 36th start in “The Granite State” and 647th-career Sprint Cup Series entry. He has amassed four wins, eight top-five and 13 top-10 finishes at the 1.058-mile facility.

#39- Ryan Newman - In 21 Sprint Cup starts at New Hampshire, Newman has six poles, three wins (September 2002 and 2005, July 2010), six top-five finishes and 14 top-10s.

#42- Juan Pablo Montoya -  In his NSCS career, Montoya has made 11 starts at Loudon.  He has one top-five and two top-tens with his highest finish of third in July 2009.  He has completed 3,233 laps out of a possible 3,260 laps, or 99.2 percent, and has led 149 laps.  Montoya’s average start at Loudon is 16.3, while his average finish is 20.0.

#43- Aric Almirola - The 1.058-mile oval is familiar territory to Almirola.  He has four Cup career starts at the New Hampshire track with a top finish of 18th (2008).  He also earned a top-five finish in his only Nationwide start at Loudon, and two top-10s in five Camping World Truck Series starts.

#48- Jimmie Johnson -  Johnson has three wins (September 2010, July and September 2003) and no poles at New Hampshire along with seven top-five finishes (33.3 percent) and 13 top-10s (66.7 percent) in 21 starts, no DNFs (did not finish), an average start of 10.7 and average finish of 9.9.

#51- Kurt Busch - Kurt Busch has made 23 Cup starts at Loudon, earning three wins, 7 top 5's, 11 top 10's, and an average finish of 14.304, while enduring only one DNF.

#55- Brian Vickers - In 14 starts, Vickers owns two-top five finishes and has led 57 laps. He won the pole for the second race in 2009.

#88- Dale Earnhardt Jr - In 26 Cup starts at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Earnhardt has seven top-five finishes and 11 top-10s. He has an average start of 16.5 at the 1.058-mile oval and an average finish of 16.2. Earnhardt has led 351 laps there.

#99- Carl Edwards -In 16 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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