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Chase Fast Facts: New Hampshire

Chase Fast Facts: New Hampshire

 

  • This is the sixth year in a row the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup second race has been held at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (2011 – 2016). New Hampshire was the first race of the Chase from 2004 – 2010.
NHMS Chase Race Winners
Winners Starting Position Season
Matt Kenseth 13 2015
Joey Logano 7 2014
Matt Kenseth 9 2013
Denny Hamlin 32 2012
Tony Stewart 20 2011
Clint Bowyer 2 2010
Mark Martin 14 2009
Greg Biffle 9 2008
Clint Bowyer 1 2007
Kevin Harvick 1 2006
Ryan Newman 13 2005
Kurt Busch 7 2004

 

Eight tracks that have hosted Chase races all 11 previous years – Loudon, Charlotte, Dover, Homestead, Kansas, Martinsville, Phoenix, & Talladega

  • 10 different drivers have won the New Hampshire Chase races, but only two have multiple wins – Clint Bowyer (two) and Matt Kenseth (two).  
  • When New Hampshire was the opening race of the Chase (2004 – 2010) only once the race winner went on to win the title (2004).
    • In 2004 (inaugural Chase), Kurt Busch started seventh and won the opening race of the Chase at New Hampshire, and went on to win the title.
  • Since New Hampshire moved to the second race in the Chase (2011 – 2015) only one driver that has won the event went on to win the title – Tony Stewart (2011). Stewart won five races in the 2011 Chase (series-record) including the first two (Chicago, New Hampshire).
  • The worst finish in a Chase race at New Hampshire by a driver that went on to win the title was by Jimmie Johnson in 2006 when he finished 39th. Last season’s champion Kyle Busch finished 37th in New Hampshire’s Chase race – the second worst finish by a driver at NHMS that went on to win the title.
  • No non-Chase driver has ever won the Chase race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
  • Eight drivers have won the pole for New Hampshire’s Chase races – Brad Keselowski (two), Ryan Newman (two), Carl Edwards, Clint Bowyer, Jeff Gordon, Juan Pablo Montoya, Kevin Harvick and Tony Stewart (each have one).

09/20/2016 - Posted by | ARCHIVES

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