Date: Sunday, Sept. 22
Start Time: 2 p.m. ET
Site: New Hampshire Motor Speedway -- Loudon, N.H.
Track: 1.058-mile oval
Capacity: 93,521 (Grandstand Seating)
On TV: ESPN
On Radio: Performance Racing Network (PRN)/SIRIUS NASCAR Radio
Race record: Jeff Burton, 1997 (117.134 mph)
Qualifying record: Brad Keselowski, 2013 (135.922 mph)
Defending champion: Denny Hamlin
Runner up: Jimmie Johnson
Pole winner: Jeff Gordon (134.911 mph)
1. Denny Hamlin (Start: 32)
2. Jimmie Johnson (20)
3. Jeff Gordon (3)
4. Clint Bowyer (12)
5. Kasey Kahne (6)
6. Brad Keselowski (15)
7. Tony Stewart (3)
8. Joey Logano (18)
9. Brian Vickers (4)
10. Ryan Newman (8)
Average speed: 116.810 mph
Time of race: 2 hrs., 43 mins., 2 secs.
Margin of victory: 2.675 secs.
Caution flags: 4 for 17 laps
Lead changes: 17 among 10 drivers
2012 Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 116.810 mph
2011 Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 116.679 mph
2010 Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 106.769 mph
2009 Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 100.753 mph
2008 Greg Biffle, Ford, 105.468 mph
2007 Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 110.475 mph
2006 Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 102.195 mph
2005 Ryan Newman, Dodge, 95.891 mph
2004 Kurt Busch, Ford, 109.753 mph
2003 Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 106.580 mph
2002 Ryan Newman, Ford, 105.081 mph
2001 Robby Gordon, Chevrolet, 103.594 mph
2000 Jeff Burton, Ford, 102.003 mph
1999 Joe Nemechek, Chevrolet, 100.673 mph
1998 Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 112.078 mph
1997 Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 100.364 mph
Race: Geico 400 (Sept. 15)
Site: Chicagoland Speedway -- Joliet, Ill.
Finish line order: Matt Kenseth, Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch, Jimmie Johnson
Time of Race: 3 hrs., 10 mins., 56 secs.
Average speed: 125.855 mph
Margin of victory: 0.749 secs.
Caution flags: 9 for 46 laps
Lead changes: 25 among 16 drivers
Lap leaders: J. Logano 1-32; L. Cassill 33-33; J. Johnson 34-36; Ky. Busch J. Logano 1-32; L. Cassill 33-33; J. Johnson 34-36; Ky. Busch 37-37; J. Johnson 38-74; M. Kenseth 75-75; J. Gordon 76-77; K. Harvick 78-78; C. Edwards 79-79; R. Newman 80-80; J. McMurray 81-82; M. Kenseth 83-112; B. Keselowski 113-113; M. Kenseth 114-148; A. Almirola 149-149; J. Yeley 150-151; J. Gordon 152-168; B. Keselowski 169-169; G. Biffle 170-171; Ky. Busch 172-219; K. Harvick 220-220; D. Earnhardt Jr 221-222; D. Ragan 223-223; J. Gordon 224-226; Ky. Busch 227-244; M. Kenseth 245-267.
#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
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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 July 2011.
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 seconds.
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 terrorist attack.
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.