Statistically speaking: a look at New Hampshire

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon this weekend for Sunday’s Camping World RV Sales 301. It’s been awhile since there’s been a repeat winner at the track, especially when it comes to the July race there. In July there have been eight different New Hampshire race winners in the last eight years. Count in the fall race at the track and there’s been 10 different winners in the last 10 races. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some repeat winners among the current crops of drivers; it just means they haven’t dominated the track, as of late.

Here’s a statistical look at how some of the top drivers in the sport have fared in Loudon over the years (stats provided by NASCAR Media Group):

 

Clint Bowyer (No. 15 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota)

 

· Two wins, four top fives, six top 10s; one pole

· Average finish of 15.1

· Average Running Position of 12.0, sixth-best

· Driver Rating of 97.2, fifth-best

· 230 Fastest Laps Run, sixth-most

· Average Green Flag Speed of 124.466 mph, sixth-fastest

· 3,027 Laps in the Top 15 (72.6%), ninth-most

· 406 Quality Passes (passes of cars in the top 15 under green), 11th-most

 

Jeff Burton (No. 31 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet)

 

· Four wins, eight top fives, 13 top 10s

· Average finish of 13.8

· Average Running Position of 12.9, ninth-best

· Driver Rating of 91.6, 10th-best

· 139 Fastest Laps Run, 12th-most

· 839 Green Flag Passes, sixth-most

· 3,044 Laps in the Top 15 (63.8%), eighth-most

 

Kurt Busch (No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet)

 

· Three wins, seven top fives, 11 top 10s

· Average finish of 14.8

· Average Running Position of 13.7, 10th-best

· Driver Rating of 89.6, 11th-best

· 145 Fastest Laps Run, 11th-most

· 835 Green Flag Passes, seventh-most

· 2,993 Laps in the Top 15 (62.8%), 10th-most

· 479 Quality Passes, fifth-most

 

Kyle Busch (No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota)

 

· One win, four top fives, six top 10s; one pole

· Average finish of 16.7

· Driver Rating of 89.6, 12th-best

· 166 Fastest Laps Run, eighth-most

· 412 Quality Passes, 10th-most

 

Dale Earnhardt Jr. (No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet)

 

· Seven top fives, 11 top 10s

· Average finish of 16.1

· Average Running Position of 11.9, fifth-best

· Driver Rating of 96.9, sixth-best

· 219 Fastest Laps Run, seventh-most

· 883 Green Flag Passes, second-most

· Average Green Flag Speed of 124.589 mph, third-fastest

· 3,505 Laps in the Top 15 (73.5%), fifth-most

· 511 Quality Passes, fourth-most

 

Jeff Gordon (No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet)

 

· Three wins, 16 top fives, 21 top 10s; four poles

· Average finish of 10.5

· Series-best Average Running Position of 7.2

· Driver Rating of 109.9, second-best

· Series-high 410 Fastest Laps Run

· Series-best Average Green Flag Speed of 124.796 mph

· Series-high 4,333 Laps in the Top 15 (90.9%)

· Series-high 562 Quality Passes

 

Denny Hamlin (No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota)

 

· Two wins, seven top fives, 10 top 10s

· Average finish of 7.9

· Average Running Position of 10.2, fourth-best

· Driver Rating of 104.8, fourth-best

· 282 Fastest Laps Run, fifth-most

· Average Green Flag Speed of 124.583 mph, fourth-fastest

· 3,127 Laps in the Top 15 (75.0%), seventh-most

· 477 Quality Passes, sixth-most

 

Kevin Harvick (No. 29 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet)

 

· One win, five top fives, 12 top 10s; one pole

· Average finish of 13.7

· Average Running Position of 12.7, eighth-best

· Driver Rating of 92.8, eighth-best

· 154 Fastest Laps Run, ninth-most

· Average Green Flag Speed of 124.320 mph, eighth-fastest

· 3,172 Laps in the Top 15 (66.5%), sixth-most

 

Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet)

 

· Three wins, eight top fives, 15 top 10s

· Average finish of 9.5

· Average Running Position of 9.7, third-best

· Driver Rating of 105.8, third-best

· 405 Fastest Laps Run, second-most

· 805 Green Flag Passes, ninth-most

· Average Green Flag Speed of 124.573 mph, fifth-fastest

· 3,936 Laps in the Top 15 (82.6%), second-most

· 536 Quality Passes, second-most

 

Kasey Kahne (No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet)

 

· One win, three top fives, eight top 10s

· Average finish of 16.2

· Driver Rating of 91.8, ninth-best

· 288 Fastest Laps Run, fourth-most

· 840 Green Flag Passes, fifth-most

· Average Green Flag Speed of 124.392 mph, seventh-fastest

· 2,890 Laps in the Top 15 (60.6%), 11th-most

· 426 Quality Passes, seventh-most

 

Ryan Newman (No. 39 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet)

 

· Three wins, six top fives, 15 top 10s; six poles

· Average finish of 12.7

· Average Running Position of 12.6, seventh-best

· Driver Rating of 94.9, seventh-best

· 154 Fastest Laps Run, ninth-most

· Average Green Flag Speed of 124.294 mph, ninth-fastest

· 3,652 Laps in the Top 15 (76.6%), fourth-most

· 421 Quality Passes, ninth-most

 

Tony Stewart (No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet)

 

· Three wins, 14 top fives, 17 top 10s; one pole

· Average finish of 11.4

· Average Running Position of 9.2, second-best

· Series-best Driver Rating of 111.7

· 393 Fastest Laps Run, third-most

· 831 Green Flag Passes, eighth-most

· Average Green Flag Speed of 124.694 mph, second-fastest

· 3,882 Laps in the Top 15 (81.4%), third-most

· 520 Quality Passes, third-most

 

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