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DATE: Saturday, July 14th
SITE: New Hampshire Motor Speedway (1990) -- Loudon, New Hampshire
TRACK: 1.058-mile oval - 1,500 feet (Frontstretch); 1,500 feet (Backstretch)
CAPACITY: 95,491 (Grandstand Seating)
ANNUAL: 23rd
TELEVISION: ESPN
ANNOUNCERS: Allen Bestwick, Dale Jarrett, Andy Petree
RADIO: Performance Racing Network (PRN)/SIRIUS XM Satellite
START TIME: 3:30 p.m. (ET)/Green Flag: 3:46 p.m. (ET)
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Kyle Busch
RUNNER-UP: Kevin Harvick
POLE WINNER: Brad Keselowski (Finished 8th)
LAPS: 200
MILES: 211.6
QUALIFYING RECORD: Kevin Harvick, 2001 (130.716 m.p.h.)
RACE RECORD: Kyle Busch, 2009 (111.925 m.p.h.)
TOTAL PURSE: $923,247 (2011 figures)
PAYOUTS: 1st Place - $34,250; 2nd Place - $30,625; 3rd Place - $22,375
 
2011 Finish
FinishDriverStartFinishDriverStart
1Kyle Busch56Kenny Wallace13
2Kevin Harvick27Michael Annett18
3Kasey Kahne128Brad Keselowski1
4Ricky Stenhouse Jr149Steve Wallace17
5Aric Almirola410Justin Allgaier8
2011 F.W. Webb 200 Facts and Figures
AVERAGE SPEED: 92.221 m.p.h.
TIME OF RACE: 2 hours, 21 minutes, 48 seconds
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 0.304 second
CAUTION FLAGS: 9 for 48 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 9 among 7 drivers
POLE WINNER: Brad Keselowski (129.384 m.p.h.)
Past F.W. Webb 200 Winners (car) and Speed
2011 -- Kyle Busch (5th) -- Toyota -- 92.221 m.p.h.
2010 -- Kyle Busch (4th) -- Toyota -- 110.673 m.p.h.
2009 -- Kyle Busch (9th) -- Toyota -- 111.925 (race record)
2008 -- Tony Stewart (8th) -- Toyota -- 109.025 m.p.h.
2007 -- Kevin Harvick (1st) -- Chevrolet -- 100.669 m.p.h.
2006 -- Carl Edwards (9th) -- Ford -- 105.624 m.p.h.
2005 -- Martin Truex Jr (7th) -- Chevrolet -- 92.093 m.p.h.
2004 -- Matt Kenseth (21st) -- Ford -- 93.709 m.p.h.
2003 -- David Green (4th) -- Pontiac -- 108.005 m.p.h.
2002 -- Bobby Hamilton Jr (2nd) -- Ford -- 110.388 m.p.h.
2001 -- Jason Keller (4th) -- Chevrolet -- 108.714 m.p.h.
2000 -- Tim Fedewa (1st) -- Chevrolet -- 89.366 m.p.h.
1999 -- Elton Sawyer (2nd) -- Ford -- 103.234 m.p.h.
1998 -- Buckshot Jones (26th) -- Pontiac -- 100.829 m.p.h.
1997 -- Mike McLaughlin (12th) -- Chevrolet -- 76.752 m.p.h.
1996 -- Randy LaJoie (2nd) -- Chevrolet -- 96.953 m.p.h.
1995 -- Chad Little (9th) -- Ford -- 104.972 m.p.h.
1994 -- Derrike Cope (14th) -- Ford -- 88.527 m.p.h.
1993 -- Robert Pressley (3rd) -- Chevrolet -- 89.560 m.p.h.
1992 -- Joe Nemechek (10th) -- Chevrolet -- 94.897
1991 -- Ricky Craven (1st) -- Chevrolet -- 90.832 m.p.h.
1990 -- Rick Mast (18th) -- Buick -- 94.405 m.p.h.
 
NOTE: Formerly called Camping World RV Sales 200 (2008-09), Camping World 200
by RV's.com (2007), Siemens 200 (2004), New England 200 (2003, 2005-06,
2010-11), Busch 200 (2002), CVS Pharmacy 200 (2001), Gumout 200 (1998),
U.S. Cellular (1997), Stanley 200 (1996), NE Chevy 250 (1990-1995). Race
changed from 200 laps to 175 in 2010, then from 175 laps to 200 in 2011.
 
Past F.W. Webb 200 Pole Winners (Finish)
2011 -- Brad Keselowski -- 8th
2010 -- Brad Keselowski -- 2nd
2009 -- Joey Logano -- 2nd
2008 -- Landon Cassill -- 34th
2007 -- Kevin Harvick -- 1st
2006 -- Kyle Busch -- 16th
2005 -- Kevin Harvick -- 8th
2004 -- Jamie McMurray -- 22nd
2003 -- None -- Weather
2002 -- Shane Hmiel -- 4th
2001 -- Kevin Harvick -- 2nd
2000 -- Tim Fedewa -- 1st
1999 -- Jeff Green -- 2nd
1998 -- Joe Bessey -- 35th
1997 -- None -- Weather
1996 -- None -- Weather
1995 -- Mike McLaughlin -- 4th
1994 -- Bobby Labonte -- 35th
1993 -- Joe Nemechek -- 2nd
1992 -- Ernie Irvan -- 33rd
1991 -- Ricky Craven -- 1st
1990 -- Ricky Craven -- 4th
Last Race Results
RACE: Subway Jalapeno 250 (July 6th)
SITE: Daytona International Speedway -- Daytona Beach, Florida
MILES: 252.5
LAPS: 101
WINNER: Kurt Busch
RUNNER-UP: Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
THIRD: Michael Annett
FOURTH: Austin Dillon
FIFTH: Joey Logano
POLE WINNER: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (Finished 2nd)
TIME OF RACE: 1 hour, 54 minutes, 44 seconds
AVERAGE SPEED: 132.045 m.p.h.
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 0.054 second
CAUTION FLAGS: 6 for 24 laps
LAP LEADERS: R. Stenhouse Jr. - pole; C. Whitt 1-3; C. Bowyer 4; B. Keselowski
5; E. Sadler 6; Kurt Busch 7; J. Logano 8; J. Clements 9; S.
Hornish Jr. 10-14; J. Logano 15; Kurt Busch 16-17; D. Patrick
18-22; Kurt Busch 23-30; M. Wallace 31; J. Nemechek 32-33; Kyle
Busch 34-36; Kurt Busch 37-42; D. Patrick 43-44; J. Clements 45;
J. Nemechek 46-48; J. Logano 49-52; B. Keselowski 53; J. Logano
54-55; D. Patrick 56; M. Wallace 57-58; D. Patrick 59-62; J.
Buescher 63; K. Harvick 64-65; J. Allgaier 66-67; D. Patrick 68;
J. Allgaier 69-72; J. Logano 73-75; A. Dillon 76; Kurt Busch
77-81; E. Sadler 82-89; S. Hornish Jr. 90; A. Dillon 91; E.
Sadler 92; A. Dillon 93-95; J. Allgaier 96; A. Dillon 97-99; J.
Logano 100; Kurt Busch 101.
F.W. Webb 200 Entry List
CarDriver, HometownCar/Name
01Mike Wallace (St. Louis, MO)Chevrolet/TBA
2Elliott Sadler (Emporia, VA)Chevrolet/One Main Financial
3Austin Dillon (Lewisville, NC)Chevrolet/Advocare
4Danny Efland (Irmo, SC)Chevrolet/TBA
6Ricky Stenhouse Jr (Olive Brnch,MS)Ford/Cargill
7Danica Patrick (Roscoe, IL)Chevrolet/GoDaddy.com
08Matt Frahm (North Salem, NH))Ford/Harvey Bilding Products
10Jeff Green (Owensboro, KY)Toyota/TBA
11Brian Scott (Boise, ID)Toyota/Dollar General
12Sam Hornish Jr. (Defiance, OH)Dodge/Alliance Truck Parts
14Eric McClure (Chilhowie, VA)Toyota/Hefty/Reynolds Wrap
15Blake Koch (West Palm Beach, FL)Chevrolet/Rick Ware Racing
18Ryan Truex (Mayetta, NJ)Toyota/Grime Boss
19Tayler Malsam (Seattle WA)Toyota/G-Oil/Ryobi
22Brad Keselowski (Rochester Hls, MI)Dodge/Snap-on
23Jamie Dick (Albuquerque, NM)Chevrolet/Viva Auto Group
24Benny Gordon (DuBois, PA)Chevrolet/Maxelence/Luichiny
30Jamie McMurray (Joplin, MO)Chevrolet/TBA
31Justin Allgaier (Riverton, IL)Chevrolet/Brandt
33Kevin Harvick (Bakersfield, CA)Chevrolet/Barber Foods
38Kasey Kahne (Enumclaw, WA)Chevrolet/Great Clips
39Josh Richards (Shinnston, WV)Ford/NSW Kids
40Erik Darnell (Beach Park, FL)Chevrolet//TBA
41Timmy Hill (Port Tobacco, MD)Chevrolet/poynt.com
42Josh Wise (Riverside, CA)Chevrolet/Curtis Key Plumbing
43Michael Annett (Des Moines, IA)Ford/Pilot Flying J
44Mike Bliss (Milwaukie, OR)Toyota/TBA
46Chase Miller (Denver, NC)Chevrolet/The Motorsports Group
47Stephen Leicht (Asheville, NC)Chevrolet/Curtis Key Plumbing
50T.J. Bell (Reno, VA)Chevrolet/TBA
51Jeremy Clements (Spartanburg, SC)Chevrolet/Clements Automotive
52Joey Gase (Cedar Rapids, IA)Chevrolet/Chamber of Commerce
54 *Kyle Busch (Las Vegas, NV)Toyota/Monster Energy
70Johanna Long (Pensacola, FL)Chevrolet/TBA
71Matt Carter (Denver, NC)Chevrolet/Rick Ware Racing
74Mike Harmon (Birmingport, AL)Chevrolet/Koma Unwind
75Scott Riggs (Bahama, NC)Chevrolet/Rick Ware Racing
81Jason Bowles (Ontario, CA)Toyota/American Majority
86Kevin Lepage (Shelburne, VT)Ford/TBA
87Joe Nemechek (Lakeland, FL)Toyota/AM/FM Energy Wood & Pellet
88Cole Whitt (Alpine, CA)Chevrolet/taxslayer.com
89Morgan Shepherd (Conover, NC)Chevrolet/TBA
99Travis Pastrana (Annapolis, MD)Toyota/Boost Mobile
 
* - defending champion.
 
Leading Contenders (Finish the last nine years)
Driver200320042005200620072008200920102011
Kyle Busch---25th---16th---3rdWonWonWon
Kevin Harvick2nd5th8th2ndWon4th5th7th2nd
Kasey Kahne9th4th12th---------------3rd
Ricky Stenhouse Jr---------------------16th4th
Brad Keselowski---------------10th3rd2nd8th
Justin Allgaier------------------13th6th10th
Elliott Sadler------4th---------18th13th12th
Austin Dillon---------------------25th---
Danica Patrick---------------------30th---
Jamie McMurray23rd22nd5th32nd---------------
Sam Hornish Jr---------------------------
 
Mover of the Week
Austin Dillon - Started in the 42nd position and finished 4th
 
Sports Network Selections
Pick to Win - Kevin Harvick
Darkhorse - Justin Allgaier
 
Last Week's Pick to Win (Kyle Busch) - Finished 23rd
Last Week's Darkhorse (Denny Hamlin) - Did Not Start
 
NOTES:
If there is a driver who can win four races in a row at the same track, it would have to be Kyle Busch. The three-time defending race champion has dominated in Nationwide Series competition at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Last year was more of the same, as he defeated Kevin Harvick by less than a second for his 49th of 51 career Nationwide Series victories.

With the win, Busch posted his 100th NASCAR national series title and tied Mark Martin's all-time series wins list mark, a record he would soon break.

The 2011 race saw several lead changes, as Ricky Stenhouse Jr and Harvick dominated most of the race, but it was Busch who came on strong at the end to prevail.

Busch took the lead for the first time on lap 174 and held the lead the final 33 laps to post a 0.304 of a second win.

In 2010, Busch put on a dominating performance to become the first repeat Nationwide Series race winner at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and set a new record for most career laps led in NASCAR's second-tier series.

Busch led 126 of 200 laps, but had to hold off a hard-charging Brad Keselowski in the closing laps for the sixth of 13 wins that year. There had been 23 different winners in as many Nationwide races at New Hampshire before Busch snapped the streak. Busch also surpassed Mark Martin to become the series' all-time career lap leader with 8,117 laps.

Although Joey Logano dominated the race, Busch captured the checkered flag in 2009, as he led the final 36 laps for his 26th career Nationwide Series title. Logano, who started on the pole, led six times for 108 laps, but Busch made a late-race pass to take the lead and held on to become the 23rd different winner in as many Nationwide Series races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

In 2008, Tony Stewart took the checkered flag under caution to capture his seventh career Nationwide Series title. Stewart, who led the final 65 laps, placed ahead of Denny Hamlin and Busch. Pole sitter Landon Cassill failed to finish the race due to an accident and placed 34th.

Harvick dominated this race in 2007, leading 166 laps, as he defeated Carl Edwards by 0.284 of a second. Harvick, who started on the pole. led four times, including the final 29 laps for his 28th career Nationwide Series victory.

Edwards took advantage of a caution flag and went on to win the 2006 race in New Hampshire. The No. 60 Roush Racing Ford crossed the finish line 0.604 of a second ahead of Kevin Harvick for his eighth career Nationwide title. Pole sitter Kyle Busch led the first 15 laps, but faded and finished 16th. Clint Bowyer took over at the top spot and led the next 127 laps, however Edwards led the final 58 laps to win the third of his four 2006 titles. Edwards, who's victory total now stands at 37, saw his streak of six consecutive top-10 finishes snapped last year.

The Nationwide Series resumes next week on July 22nd for the STP 300 at Chicagoland Speedway. Justin Allgaier is the defending race winner.

07/10 18:27:57 ET

As of July 10, 2012, at 06:28 PM ET

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