New Hampshire 301

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New Hampshire 301
New Hampshire Motor Speedway.PNG
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Venue New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Location Loudon, New Hampshire, United States
First race 1993 (1993)
Distance 318.458 miles (512.508 km)
Laps 301
Previous names Slick 50 300 (1993–1995)
Jiffy Lube 300 (1996–1999)
thatlook.com 300 (2000)
New England 300 (2001–2003, 2005)
Siemens 300 (2004)
Lenox Industrial Tools 300 (2006–2007)
Lenox Industrial Tools 301 (2008–2012)
Camping World RV Sales 301 (2013–2014)
5-hour Energy 301 (2015)
Most wins (driver) Jeff Burton (3)
Most wins (team) Joe Gibbs Racing (6)
Most wins (manufacturer) Chevrolet
Ford (8)
Circuit information
Surface Asphalt
Length 1.058 mi (1.703 km)
Turns 4

The New Hampshire 301 is a 301 lap (318.458-mile (512.508 km) annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car race held at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire.

History[edit]

The race has been traditionally run in July, but from 2007 to 2010 it was run in late June or early July as the race preceding the Coke Zero 400 in order to allow that race to run as close to the 4th of July as possible. In 2011, the race returned to its traditional mid-July date. From its inaugural running in 1993 through 2007 the race was 300 laps, but after O. Bruton Smith and his company SMI bought the track their first date was given the moniker of the extra mile and was increased to 301 laps. In 2008, Kurt Busch won the race after it was called due to rain after 284 laps. One year later, Joey Logano became the youngest winner in Sprint Cup Series history after the race was also shortened because of rain after 273 laps, at the age of 19 years, 1 month, and 4 days.[1]

Race sponsorship[edit]

Newell Rubbermaid, through its Lenox Industrial Tools subsidiary, was the title sponsor of the race from 2006 to 2012. Organizers added an extra lap from 2008 to 2012 to represent that Lenox Industrial Tools" is looking for users and suppliers of industrial tools that go the extra mile, whose jobs are physically demanding, day after day, and still find time to contribute to their communities in a meaningful way." The race was dubbed "The Extra Mile at the Magic Mile." for seven years, The title was a misnomer, however, as races at New Hampshire are not run by miles but instead by laps. Under the Lenox Industrial Tools sponsorship, the race was 318.5 miles (512.6 km) in length while the fall race, the Sylvania 300, is 317.4 miles (510.8 km). After Lenox Industrial Tools left as title sponsor, Camping World picked up the sponsorship of the event through its RV Sales department for 2013 and 2014, and since the 301 moniker became popular with the fans, NHMS decided to keep their July event 301 laps long. In fact, the first two races with the 301 lap distance did not go the whole distance.[2]

Past winners[edit]

Year Date No. Driver Team Manufacturer Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Report
Laps Miles (km)
1993 July 11 2 Rusty Wallace Penske Racing Pontiac 300 317.4 (510.805) 2:59:45 105.947 Report
1994 July 10 10 Ricky Rudd Rudd Performance Motorsports Ford 300 317.4 (510.805) 3:37:24 87.599 Report
1995 July 9 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 300 317.4 (510.805) 2:57:56 107.029 Report
1996 July 14 28 Ernie Irvan Robert Yates Racing Ford 300 317.4 (510.805) 3:12:30 98.93 Report
1997 July 13 99 Jeff Burton Roush Racing Ford 300 317.4 (510.805) 2:42:35 117.134 Report
1998 July 12 99 Jeff Burton (2) Roush Racing (2) Ford 300 317.4 (510.805) 3:04:54 102.996 Report
1999 July 11 99 Jeff Burton (3) Roush Racing (3) Ford 300 317.4 (510.805) 3:06:56 101.876 Report
2000 July 9 20 Tony Stewart Joe Gibbs Racing Pontiac 273* 288.834 (464.833) 2:48:01 103.145 Report
2001 July 22 88 Dale Jarrett Robert Yates Racing (2) Ford 300 317.4 (510.805) 3:06:28 102.131 Report
2002 July 21 22 Ward Burton Bill Davis Racing Dodge 300 317.4 (510.805) 3:26:14 92.342 Report
2003 July 20 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports (2) Chevrolet 300 317.4 (510.805) 3:16:29 96.924 Report
2004 July 25 97 Kurt Busch Roush Racing (4) Ford 300 317.4 (510.805) 3:14:36 97.862 Report
2005 July 17 20 Tony Stewart (2) Joe Gibbs Racing (2) Chevrolet 300 317.4 (510.805) 3:05:36 102.608 Report
2006 July 16 5 Kyle Busch Hendrick Motorsports (3) Chevrolet 308* 325.864 (524.427) 3:12:51 101.384 Report
2007 July 1 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing (3) Chevrolet 300 317.4 (510.805) 2:55:59 108.215 Report
2008 June 29 2 Kurt Busch (2) Penske Racing (2) Dodge 284* 300.472 (483.562) 2:48:56 106.719 Report
2009 June 28 20 Joey Logano Joe Gibbs Racing (4) Toyota 273* 288.834 (464.833) 2:57:45 97.497 Report
2010 June 27 48 Jimmie Johnson (2) Hendrick Motorsports (4) Chevrolet 301 318.458 (512.508) 2:48:38 113.308 Report
2011 July 17 39 Ryan Newman Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 301 318.458 (512.508) 3:03:33 104.1 Report
2012 July 15 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports (5) Chevrolet 301 318.458 (512.508) 2:44:24 116.226 Report
2013 July 14 55 Brian Vickers Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 302* 319.516 (514.211) 3:14:10 98.735 Report
2014 July 13 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske (3) Ford 305* 322.69 (519.319) 2:58:03 108.741 Report
2015 July 19 18 Kyle Busch (2) Joe Gibbs Racing (5) Toyota 301 318.458 (512.508) 2:56:06 108.504 Report
2016 July 17 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing (6) Toyota 301 318.458 (512.508) 2:57:53 107.416 Report

Multiple winners (drivers)[edit]

Wins Driver Years Won
3 Jeff Burton 1997, 1998, 1999
2 Tony Stewart 2000, 2005
Kurt Busch 2004, 2008
Jimmie Johnson 2003, 2010
Kyle Busch 2006, 2015

Multiple winners (teams)[edit]

Wins Team Years Won
6 Joe Gibbs Racing 2000, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2015, 2016
5 Hendrick Motorsports 1995, 2003, 2006, 2010, 2012
4 Roush Racing 1997, 1998, 1999, 2004
3 Team Penske 1993, 2008, 2014
2 Robert Yates Racing 1996, 2001

Manufacturer wins[edit]

Wins Manufacturer Years Won
8 Chevrolet 1995, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012
Ford 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2014
4 Toyota 2009, 2013, 2015, 2016
2
Pontiac 1993, 2000
Dodge 2002, 2008

Television broadcasters[edit]

Year Network Lap-by-lap Color commentator(s)
1993 TNN Mike Joy Buddy Baker
Neil Bonnett
1994 Buddy Baker
Kenny Wallace
1995 Buddy Baker
Dick Berggren
1996 Eli Gold
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001 TNT Allen Bestwick Benny Parsons
Wally Dallenbach
2002
2003
2004
2005 Bill Weber
2006
2007 Wally Dallenbach
Kyle Petty
2008
2009 Ralph Sheheen
2010 Adam Alexander
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015 NBCSN Rick Allen Jeff Burton
Steve Letarte
2016

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Logano wins for 1st time in 20 starts". Associated Press. ESPN. 29 June 2009. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Loftus, Mike (29 June 2008). "Kurt Busch makes the right call at Loudon". The Patriot Ledger. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 

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