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DATE: Sunday, July 13
SITE: New Hampshire Motor Speedway -- Loudon, New Hampshire
TRACK: 1.058-mile oval
CAPACITY: 93,521 (Grandstand Seating)
ANNUAL: 22nd
TELEVISION: TNT
RADIO: Performance Racing Network (PRN)/SIRIUS NASCAR Radio
START TIME: 1 p.m. ET
QUALIFYING TIME: Friday, July 11/4:40 p.m. ET
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Brian Vickers
RUNNER-UP: Kyle Busch
POLE WINNER: Brad Keselowski (finished 4)
LAPS: 301
MILES: 318.458
QUALIFYING RECORD: Ryan Newman, September 2013 (136.497 mph)
RACE RECORD: Jeff Burton, 1997 (117.134 mph)
 
2013 Finish
FinishDriverStartFinishDriverStart
1Brian Vickers136Jimmie Johnson43
2Kyle Busch47Kevin Harvick18
3Jeff Burton98Carl Edwards6
4Brad Keselowski19Matt Kenseth12
5Aric Almirola1710Jeff Gordon5
2013 Camping World RV Sales 301 Facts and Figures
AVERAGE SPEED: 98.735 mph
TIME OF RACE: 3 hrs., 14 mins., 10 secs.
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 0.582 secs.
CAUTION FLAGS: 12 for 58 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 10 among 6 drivers
POLE WINNER: Brad Keselowski (135.922 mph)
Past Camping World RV Sales 301 Winners (Starting Position) Car -- Speed
2013 -- Brian Vickers (13) -- Toyota -- 98.735 mph
2012 -- Kasey Kahne (2) -- Chevrolet -- 116.266 mph
2011 -- Ryan Newman (1) -- Chevrolet -- 104.100 mph
2010 -- Jimmie Johnson (10) -- Chevrolet -- 113.308 mph
2009 -- Joey Logano (24) -- Toyota -- 97.497 mph
2008 -- Kurt Busch (26) -- Dodge -- 106.719 mph
2007 -- Denny Hamlin (11) -- Chevrolet -- 108.215 mph
2006 -- Kyle Busch (4) -- Chevrolet -- 101.384 mph
2005 -- Tony Stewart (13) -- Chevrolet -- 102.608 mph
2004 -- Kurt Busch (32) -- Ford -- 97.862 mph
2003 -- Jimmie Johnson (6) -- Chevrolet -- 96.924 mph
2002 -- Ward Burton (31) -- Dodge -- 92.342 mph
2001 -- Dale Jarrett (9) -- Ford -- 102.131 mph
2000 -- Tony Stewart (6) -- Pontiac -- 103.145 mph
1999 -- Jeff Burton (38) -- Ford -- 101.876 mph
1998 -- Jeff Burton (5) -- Ford -- 102.996 mph
1997 -- Jeff Burton (15) -- Ford -- 117.134 mph
1996 -- Ernie Irvan (6) -- Ford -- 98.930 mph
1995 -- Jeff Gordon (21) -- Chevrolet -- 107.029 mph
1994 -- Ricky Rudd (3) -- Ford -- 87.599 mph
1993 -- Rusty Wallace (33) -- Pontiac -- 105.947 mph
 
NOTE: Formerly called Slick 50 300 (1993-95), Jiffy Lube 300 (1996-99)
thatlook.com 300 (2000), New England 300 (2001-03), Siemens 300
(2004-05), LENOX Industrial Tools 300 (2006-07), LENOX Industrial Tools
301 (2008-12). One lap was added to this race, starting in 2008.
 
Past Camping World RV Sales 301 Pole Winners (Finish)
2013 -- Brad Keselowski -- 4
2012 -- Kyle Busch -- 16
2011 -- Ryan Newman -- 1
2010 -- Juan Pablo Montoya -- 34
2009 -- None -- Weather
2008 -- Patrick Carpentier -- 31
2007 -- Dave Blaney -- 29
2006 -- Ryan Newman -- 39
2005 -- Brian Vickers -- 11
2004 -- Ryan Newman -- 3
2003 -- Matt Kenseth -- 3
2002 -- Bill Elliott -- 34
2001 -- Jeff Gordon -- 2
2000 -- Rusty Wallace -- 15
1999 -- Jeff Gordon -- 3
1998 -- Ricky Craven -- 29
1997 -- Ken Schrader -- 11
1996 -- Ricky Craven -- 26
1995 -- Mark Martin -- 3
1994 -- Ernie Irvan -- 30
1993 -- Mark Martin -- 2
Last Race Results
RACE: Coke Zero 400 (July 6 -- delayed one day due to rain)
SITE: Daytona International Speedway -- Daytona Beach, Florida
MILES: 280 (shortened 120 miles, 48 laps due to rain)
LAPS: 112
WINNER: Aric Almirola
RUNNER-UP: Brian Vickers
THIRD: Kurt Busch
FOURTH: Casey Mears
FIFTH: Austin Dillon
POLE WINNER: David Gilliland (finished 35)
TIME OF RACE: 2 hrs., 9 mins., 13 secs.
AVERAGE SPEED: 130.014 mph
MARGIN OF VICTORY: Under Caution
CAUTION FLAGS: 6 for 29 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 21 among 14 drivers
LAP LEADERS: Gilliland 1-4, Kenseth 5-16, Stewart 17-19, Ragan 20-24, Bowyer
25, Mears 26, Ragan 27-28, Sorenson 29-32, Cassill 33-34,
Gilliland 35, Cassill 36-38, McMurray 39-41, Annett 42-43,
McMurray 44-51, Biffle 52-59, Ku. Busch 60-85, Biffle 86, J.
Gordon 87-88, Ku. Busch 89-97, Almirola 98-104, Ku. Busch 105,
Almirola 106-112
Camping World RV Sales 301 Entry List
CarDriver, HometownCar/Name
1Jamie McMurray (Joplin, MO)Chevrolet/McDonald's
2Brad Keselowski (Rochester Hills, MI)Ford/Redds
3.Austin Dillon (Welcome, NC)Chevrolet/Dow
4.Kevin Harvick (Bakersfield, CA)Chevrolet/Budweiser
5Kasey Kahne (Enumclaw, WA)Chevrolet/Great Clips/Shark Week
7Michael Annett (Des Moines, IA)Chevrolet/Pilot Flying J
9Marcos Ambrose (Launceston, Australia)Ford/DeWalt
10Danica Patrick (Roscoe, IL)Chevrolet/GoDaddy
11Denny Hamlin (Chesterfield, VA)Toyota/FedEx Freight
13Casey Mears (Bakersfield, CA)Ford/GEICO
14Tony Stewart (Columbus, IN)Chevrolet/Mobil 1
15Clint Bowyer (Emporia, KS)Toyota/5-Hour Energy
16Greg Biffle (Vancouver, WA)Ford/NESN 30th Anniversary
17Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (Olive Branch, MS)Ford/Cargill/Wegman's
18Kyle Busch (Las Vegas, NV)Toyota/Interstate Batteries
20Matt Kenseth (Cambridge, WI)Toyota/Dollar General
22Joey Logano (Middletown, CT)Ford/AutoTrader.com
23Alex Bowman (Tucson, AZ)Toyota/Dr. Pepper
24Jeff Gordon (Vallejo, CA)Chevrolet/Drive to End Hunger
26Cole Whitt (Alpine, CA)Toyota/Tap Out Muscle Recovery
27Paul Menard (Eau Claire, WI)Chevrolet/Menards/Duracell
31Ryan Newman (South Bend, IN)Chevrolet/Caterpillar
32Eddie MacDonald (Rowley, MA)Ford/TryAudrozene.com
33Morgan Shepherd (Ferguson, NC)Chevrolet/Little Joe's Autos
34David Ragan (Unadilla, GA)Ford/Taco Bell
36Reed Sorenson (Peachtree City, GA)Chevrolet/TBA
38David Gilliland (Riverside, CA)Ford/Long John Silver's
40Landon Cassill (Fairfax, IA)Chevrolet/Newtown Building Sup.
41Kurt Busch (Las Vegas, NV)Chevrolet/Haas Automation
42Kyle Larson (Elk Grove, CA)Chevrolet/Target
43Aric Almirola (Tampa, FL)Ford/Charter
44J.J. Yeley (Phoenix, AZ)Chevrolet/TBA
47A.J. Allmendinger (Los Gatos, CA)Chevrolet/Kingsford Charcoal
48Jimmie Johnson (El Cajon, CA)Chevrolet/Lowe's
51Justin Allgaier (Riverton, IL)Chevrolet/AccuDoc Solutions
55 *Brian Vickers (Thomasville, NC)Toyota/Aaron's Dream Machine
66Jeff Burton (South Boston, VA)Toyota/Let's Go Places Toyota
78Martin Truex Jr. (Mayetta, NJ)Chevrolet/Furniture Row
83Ryan Truex (Mayetta, NJ)Toyota/Burger King
87Joe Nemechek (Lakeland, FL)Toyota/Royal Teak Collection
88Dale Earnhardt Jr. (Kannapolis, NC)Chevrolet/National Guard
98Josh Wise (Riverside, CA)Chevrolet/Phil Parsons Racing
99Carl Edwards (Columbia, MO)Ford/Fastenal
 
* - defending champion.
 
Leading Contenders (Finish the last nine years)
Driver200520062007200820092010201120122013
Brian Vickers1117---1635---3415Won
Kyle Busch4Won112571136162
Brad Keselowski------------6263554
Aric Almirola---------23---------285
Jimmie Johnson139599Won576
Kevin Harvick2258143452187
Carl Edwards1221317192513188
Matt Kenseth1014918221720139
Jeff Gordon25152112411610
Kasey Kahne68253010366Won11
Jamie McMurray403316413318312012
Clint Bowyer---27372220717313
Dale Earnhardt Jr94342413815414
Greg Biffle533121181618915
Martin Truex Jr---1834372281116
Paul Menard------39293028241717
Denny Hamlin---6Won815143221
Tony StewartWon3712135221226
Kurt Busch23821Won33102431
Ryan Newman7391015296Won1039
Joey Logano------------Won941440
 
Mover of the Week
Kurt Busch - started 40 and finished 3
 
Sports Network Selections
Pick to Win - Kevin Harvick
Last Week's Pick to Win (Tony Stewart) - finished 40
 
NOTES:
The Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is the 19th race on 2014 Sprint Cup Series schedule.

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 38 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 38 races at New Hampshire: Jeff Burton, Jeff Gordon, Bobby Labonte and Joe Nemechek. Labonte is not entered in this weekend's race. Burton is scheduled to make just his second start of the season, driving the No. 66 Toyota for Jay Robinson Racing.

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 the event.

Rick Hendrick has the most car owner wins at New Hampshire with nine, followed by Jack Roush with seven and Joe Gibbs with six.

Ryan Newman leads all drivers with seven poles at New Hampshire. Newman's most recent pole there came last September. Gordon has the second most poles at this track 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 attacks.

Brad Keselowski is the only driver who claimed his maiden pole at New Hampshire, doing so 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.

The next race is the July 27 Crown Royal Presents the John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Ryan Newman won last year's event there.

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