The Numbers — New Hampshire Motor Speedway

THE NUMBERS for the LENOX INDUSTRIAL TOOLS 301

New Hampshire Motor Speedway (All Sprint Cup races)

1 – fewest lead changes (9/17/00)

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1 – fewest leaders (Jeff Burton, 9/17/00)

2 – fewest cautions (7/13/97)

2 – fewest laps led by race winner (Jeff Burton, 7/11/99)

3 – wins by Dodge at NHMS since manufacturer’s return to NASCAR in 2001

4 – most wins at NHMS (Jeff Burton)

4 – wins from the pole; six from the front row

4 – most poles (Ryan Newman)

6 – number of jet dryers available for track drying this weekend at NHMS

7 – fewest cars on lead lap at finish (7/11/93)

7 – drivers with more than one win

8 – races won from outside a top-20 starting position

10 – fewest caution laps (7/13/97)

17 – most cautions (7/10/94)

17 – different pole winners

20 – different race winners

23 – most lead changes (twice, most recent 7/21/02)

30 – most cars on lead lap at finish (7/21/02)

30 – fewest cars running at finish (twice, most recent 9/17/00)

43 – most cars running at finish (9/16/07)

79 – most caution laps (7/10/94)

120 minutes – approximate amount of time it takes to dry the 1.058-mile track

300 – most laps led by race winner (Jeff Burton led every lap, 9/17/00)

Key Dates in NHMS History

1989 – construction began after the Bahre family purchased Bryar Motorsports Park; existing road course redeveloped into a multi-purpose track

1990 – first NASCAR race (Nationwide Series)

1993 – first Sprint Cup race

1997 – second Sprint Cup date added

2002 – progressive banking added in turns

2008 – Speedway Motorsports purchased track from Bahre family

2011 Caution Update

4 – number of races extended beyond scheduled distance in 2011 (Daytona1, Darlington, Charlotte, Daytona2)

 4 – fewest cautions this season (Fontana and Pocono)

16 – most cautions this season (Daytona1)

137 – number of cautions in the first 18 races of 2011; total includes 64 for accidents, 31 for debris and 20 for spins

653 of 5,295 – number of laps under caution in 2011

915.759 of 7,316.400 – miles under caution in the first 18 races

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