NOTE: This post is a recap of what happened in summer 2017 at New Hampshire

New Hampshire Top Ten Starters

  1. Martin Truex Jr.
  2. Jimmie Johnson
  3. Matt Kenseth
  4. Jamie McMurray
  5. Kasey Kahne
  6. Erik Jones
  7. Kyle Busch
  8. Denny Hamlin
  9. Kurt Busch
  10. Brad Keselowski

New Hampshire Full Starting Lineup

New Hampshire Pre-Race Notes

Joe Gibbs Racing has won 4 of the last 5 New Hampshire races.

Kyle Larson had problems in inspections for qualifying and as a result he started near the rear of the field.

Top Ten At The End Of Stage #1 (Lap 75): 78,20,42,1,18,5,31,21,11,24

Top Ten At The End Of Stage #2 (Lap 150): 18,11,4,41,48,78,20,21,42,14

New Hampshire Summer 2017 Loop Data Box Score

New Hampshire Summer 2017 Loop Data Speed Stats

New Hampshire Race Notes

Martin Truex Jr. who started on the pole selected the low-line. Truex led the first 78 laps.

Big Moment: Jimmie Johnson who started in 2nd got a “Start Violation” when the race went green for beating Martin Truex Jr. to the start line. He had to serve a pass thru penalty but he remained on the lead lap.

Running order on lap 24: 78,20,18,2,1,11,77,5,22,24 … 4,42,21,41,17,14,19,47,88,13 … 32,31,37,6,10,3,43,27,95,38 … 48,34,23,72,15,33

On lap 33 Kyle Larson was running in 10th. He started in the rear of the field.

On lap 35 the competition caution came out. Tires are important at New Hampshire and everyone pitted even though they could all make it to the end of the stage on fuel.

During the competition caution Keselowski had a slow pit stop that dropped him from 5th to 22nd.

Big Moment: On lap 42 while running in the top ten Erik Jones got into the wall hard. This marked the end of his race. He had some contact on pit road which ultimately cut his tire.

Running order on lap 50: 78,18,1,42,20,4,5,24,11,17 … 14,21,22,41,2,19,88,47,10,48 … 13,31,43,27,6,32,3,95,23,38 … 34,37,72,15,33,83,55,51,77

Top Ten Stage #1 (Lap 75): 78,20,42,1,18,5,31,21,11,24

Running order on lap 88: 18,21,11,4,48,41,14,22,19,88 … 2,10,17,3,47,37,

Notable Moment: On lap 89 Austin Dillon spun and brought out the caution. He didn’t hit anything and no one else had problems. He was running in 14th at the time.

Running order on lap 99: 18,4,11,41,48,22,21,19,14,78 … 88,10,2,42,20,47,43,95,1,37 … 24,32,6,13,31,5,27,34

Running order on lap 115: 18,4,11,41,48,21,78,22,19,20 … 42,14,2,88,10,24,1,43,47,95 … 31,13,6,37,27,17,3,32,38,5 … 34,23,15,83,33,55,51,72,77

On lap 128 it was mentioned Kasey Kahne had some sort of issue that had him off pace. He was in 31st at the time. Earlier in the race he was running in the top ten.

Running order on lap 136: 18,4,11,41,48,78,20,21,42,19 … 88,14,24,1,10,2,31,22,47,13 … 43,6,27,95,3,37,17,38,34,32 … 5,23,15,83,33,55,51,72,77

Top Ten At The End Of Stage #2 (Lap 150): 18,11,4,41,48,78,20,21,42,14

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