Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 116.810 mph
Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 116.679 mph
Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 106.769 mph
Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 100.753 mph
Greg Biffle, Ford, 105.468 mph
Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 110.475 mph
Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 102.195 mph
Ryan Newman, Dodge, 95.891 mph
Kurt Busch, Ford, 109.753 mph
Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 106.580 mph
Ryan Newman, Ford, 105.081 mph
Robby Gordon, Chevrolet, 103.594 mph
Jeff Burton, Ford, 102.003 mph
Joe Nemechek, Chevrolet, 100.673 mph
Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 112.078 mph
Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 100.364 mph
#1 Jamie McMurray
(Joplin, MO) Chevrolet/Linksys
#2 Brad Keselowski
(Rochester Hills, MI) Ford/Miller Lite
#5 Kasey Kahne
(Enumclaw, WA) Chevrolet/Great Clips
#7 Dave Blaney
(Hartford, OH) Chevrolet/TBA
#9 Marcos Ambrose
(Launceston, Australia) Ford/DeWalt
#10 Danica Patrick
(Roscoe, IL) Chevrolet/GoDaddy.com
#11 * Denny Hamlin
(Chesterfield, VA) Toyota/FedEx Ground
#13 Casey Mears
(Bakersfield, CA) Ford/Geico
#14 Mark Martin
(Batesville, AR) Chevrolet/Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops
#15 Clint Bowyer
(Emporia, KS) Toyota/5-Hour Energy
#16 Greg Biffle
(Vancouver, WA) Ford/3M
#17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
(Olive Branch, MS) Ford/Zest
#18 Kyle Busch
(Las Vegas, NV) Toyota/M&M's
#20 Matt Kenseth
(Cambridge, WI) Toyota/Home Depot
#22 Joey Logano
(Middletown, CT) Ford/Shell/Pennzoil
#24 Jeff Gordon
(Vallejo, CA) Chevrolet/Drive to End Hunger
#27 Paul Menard
(Eau Claire, WI) Chevrolet/Menards/Sylvania
#29 Kevin Harvick
(Bakersfield, CA) Chevrolet/Budweiser
#30 David Stremme
(South Bend, IN) Toyota/Swan Energy
#31 Jeff Burton
(South Boston, VA) Chevrolet/Cheerios
#32 Timmy Hill
(Port Tobacco, MD) Ford/U.S. Chrome
#33 Tony Raines
(LaPorte, IN) Chevrolet/littlejoesautos.com
#34 David Ragan
(Unadilla, GA) Ford/Taco Bell
#35 Josh Wise
(Riverside, CA) Ford/The Pete Store
#36 J.J. Yeley
(Phoenix, AZ) Chevrolet/United Mining Equip.
#38 David Gilliland
(Riverside, CA) Ford/Long John Silver's
#39 Ryan Newman
(South Bend, IN) Chevrolet/Quicken Loans
#40 Landon Cassill
(Fairfax, IA) Chevrolet/Hillman Racing
#42 Juan Pablo Montoya
(Bogota, Colombia) Chevrolet/Target/Gillette
#43 Aric Almirola
(Tampa, FL) Ford/Smithfield
#47 Bobby Labonte
(Corpus Christi, TX) Toyota/Bush's Beans
#48 Jimmie Johnson
(El Cajon, CA) Chevrolet/Lowe's
#51 Michael McDowell
(Glendale, AZ) Chevrolet/Brandt
#55 Brian Vickers
(Thomasville, NC) Toyota/Aaron's Dream Machine
#56 Martin Truex Jr.
(Mayetta, NJ) Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts
#78 Kurt Busch
(Las Vegas, NV) Chevrolet/Furniture Row
#83 David Reutimann
(Zephyrhills, FL) Toyota/Burger King/Dr. Pepper
#87 Joe Nemechek
(Lakeland, FL) Toyota/TBA
#88 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
(Kannapolis, NC) Chevrolet/Time Warner Cable
#93 Travis Kvapil
(Janesville, WI) Toyota/Burger King/Dr. Pepper
#95 Scott Riggs
(Bahama, NC) Ford/Leavine Family Racing
#98 Johnny Sauter
(Necedah, WI) Ford/Phil Parsons Racing
#99 Carl Edwards
(Columbia, MO) Ford/Aflac
The Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is the 28th race on the
2013 Sprint Cup Series schedule. It's also the second in the 10-race Chase.
Originally named New Hampshire International Speedway, this racetrack is
located on approximately 1,200 acres, making it the largest sports facility in
New England. Groundbreaking for this track took place on Aug. 13, 1989.
Speedway Motorsports Inc. agreed to purchase New Hampshire International
Speedway from Bob and Gary Bahre on Jan. 11, 2008. It was then renamed New
Hampshire Motor Speedway.
This 1.058-mile racetrack has banking that ranges from 2 to 7 degrees in all
of its turns. There is 1 degree of banking on the straights. The lengths of
the frontstretch and backstretch are 1,500 feet.
There have been 37 races in NASCAR's premier series held at New Hampshire,
including one event per season from 1993-96 and two each year since then.
Rusty Wallace won the inaugural Cup race at New Hampshire, the Slick 50 300,
on July 11, 1993.
Four drivers have competed in all 37 races at New Hampshire: Jeff Burton, Jeff
Gordon, Bobby Labonte and Joe Nemechek.
Burton leads all drivers with four victories at New Hampshire. He has not won
a race there since September 2000, when he led all 300 laps in that event.
Two drivers have posted consecutive victories at New Hampshire: Jimmie Johnson
(2003 sweep) and Kurt Busch (2004 sweep). There have been 11 different winners
in the previous 11 races at this track. Brian Vickers won there in July.
Rick Hendrick has the most car owner wins at New Hampshire with nine, followed
by Jack Roush with seven and Joe Gibbs with five.
Ryan Newman leads all drivers with six poles at New Hampshire. Gordon has the
second most poles there with four.
The race winner at New Hampshire has started from the pole five times, which
is more than any other starting position there. Newman most recently did it in
The closest margin of victory in a Cup race at New Hampshire occurred on July
1, 2007 when Denny Hamlin beat Gordon to the finish line by just 0.068
The furthest back a driver has started and won a Cup race at New Hampshire is
38th, accomplished by Burton in July 1999.
Four drivers on the entry list for this weekend's race scored their first
career wins in the series at New Hampshire: Joe Nemechek (Sept. 19, 1999),
Ryan Newman (Sept. 15, 2002), Clint Bowyer (Sept. 16, 2007) and Joey Logano
(June 28, 2009). Robby Gordon's first Cup victory also came at this track on
Nov. 23, 2001. The fall 2001 event there was postponed due to the Sept. 11
Brad Keselowski claimed his maiden pole in the series at New Hampshire on
Sept. 19, 2010.
Three drivers entered in this race made their Cup debuts at New Hampshire:
Burton and Nemechek's first starts came there on July 11, 1993. Logano's debut
occurred at this track on Sept. 14, 2008.
When Logano won the June '09 event (rain-shortened) at New Hampshire, he
became the youngest driver to win a race in series history at the age of 19
years, 1 month and 4 days old. Mark Martin is the oldest driver to win a race
at New Hampshire. Martin took the checkered flag there on Sept. 20, 2009 when
he was 50 years, 8 months and 11 days old.
Race 3 in the championship Chase is the Sept. 29 AAA 400 at Dover
International Speedway. Brad Keselowski is the defending winner of that event.