NASCAR Nationwide Series
NASCAR - Nationwide - New England 200 Preview

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DATE: Saturday, July 13
SITE: New Hampshire Motor Speedway -- Loudon, N.H.
TRACK: 1.058-mile oval
CAPACITY: 93,521 (Grandstand Seating)
ANNUAL: 24th
TELEVISION: ABC
RADIO: Performance Racing Network (PRN)/SIRIUS XM Satellite
START TIME: 3:30 p.m. ET
QUALIFYING TIME: Saturday, July 13/10:05 a.m. ET
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Brad Keselowski (Not Defending)
RUNNER-UP: Kevin Harvick
POLE WINNER: Brad Keselowski (finished 1)
LAPS: 200
MILES: 211.6
QUALIFYING RECORD: Brad Keselowski, 2012 (131.035 mph)
RACE RECORD: Kyle Busch, 2009 (111.925 mph)
 
2012 Finish
FinishDriverStartFinishDriverStart
1Brad Keselowski16Kasey Kahne2
2Kevin Harvick47Elliott Sadler7
3Austin Dillon128Justin Allgaier13
4Sam Hornish Jr69Jamie McMurray9
5Ricky Stenhouse Jr.510Ryan Truex11
2012 New England 200 Facts and Figures
AVERAGE SPEED: 106.899 mph
TIME OF RACE: 1 hr., 58 mins., 46 secs.
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 0.717 secs.
CAUTION FLAGS: 4 for 23 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 7 among 5 drivers
POLE WINNER: Brad Keselowski (131.035 mph)
Past New England 200 Winners (car) and Speed
2012 -- Brad Keselowski (1) -- Dodge -- 106.899 mph
2011 -- Kyle Busch (5) -- Toyota -- 92.221 mph
2010 -- Kyle Busch (4) -- Toyota -- 110.673 mph
2009 -- Kyle Busch (9) -- Toyota -- 111.925 mph
2008 -- Tony Stewart (8) -- Toyota -- 109.025 mph
2007 -- Kevin Harvick (1) -- Chevrolet -- 100.669 mph
2006 -- Carl Edwards (9) -- Ford -- 105.624 mph
2005 -- Martin Truex Jr (7) -- Chevrolet -- 92.093 mph
2004 -- Matt Kenseth (21) -- Ford -- 93.709 mph
2003 -- David Green (4) -- Pontiac -- 108.005 mph
2002 -- Bobby Hamilton Jr (2) -- Ford -- 110.388 mph
2001 -- Jason Keller (4) -- Chevrolet -- 108.714 mph
2000 -- Tim Fedewa (1) -- Chevrolet -- 89.366 mph
1999 -- Elton Sawyer (2) -- Ford -- 103.234 mph
1998 -- Buckshot Jones (26) -- Pontiac -- 100.829 mph
1997 -- Mike McLaughlin (12) -- Chevrolet -- 76.752 mph
1996 -- Randy LaJoie (2) -- Chevrolet -- 96.953 mph
1995 -- Chad Little (9) -- Ford -- 104.972 mph
1994 -- Derrike Cope (14) -- Ford -- 88.527 mph
1993 -- Robert Pressley (3) -- Chevrolet -- 89.560 mph
1992 -- Joe Nemechek (10) -- Chevrolet -- 94.897 mph
1991 -- Ricky Craven (1) -- Chevrolet -- 90.832 mph
1990 -- Rick Mast (18) -- Buick -- 94.405 mph
 
NOTE: Formerly called F.W. 200 (2012) Camping World RV Sales 200 (2008-09),
Camping World 200 by RV's.com (2007), Siemens 200 (2004), 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 New England 200 Pole Winners (Finish)
2012 -- Brad Keselowski -- 1
2011 -- Brad Keselowski -- 8
2010 -- Brad Keselowski -- 2
2009 -- Joey Logano -- 2
2008 -- Landon Cassill -- 34
2007 -- Kevin Harvick -- 1
2006 -- Kyle Busch -- 16
2005 -- Kevin Harvick -- 8
2004 -- Jamie McMurray -- 22
2003 -- None -- Weather
2002 -- Shane Hmiel -- 4
2001 -- Kevin Harvick -- 2
2000 -- Tim Fedewa -- 1
1999 -- Jeff Green -- 2
1998 -- Joe Bessey -- 35
1997 -- None -- Weather
1996 -- None -- Weather
1995 -- Mike McLaughlin -- 4
1994 -- Bobby Labonte -- 35
1993 -- Joe Nemechek -- 2
1992 -- Ernie Irvan -- 33
1991 -- Ricky Craven -- 1
1990 -- Ricky Craven -- 4
Last Race Results
RACE: Subway Jalapeno 250 (July 5)
SITE: Daytona International Speedway -- Daytona Beach, Fla.
MILES: 252.5
LAPS: 101
WINNER: Matt Kenseth
RUNNER-UP: James Buescher
THIRD: Elliott Sadler
FOURTH: Kurt Busch
FIFTH: Austin Dillon
POLE WINNER: Austin Dillon (finished 5)
TIME OF RACE: 1 hr., 43 mins., 56 secs.
AVERAGE SPEED: 145.767 mph
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 0.189 secs.
CAUTION FLAGS: 4 for 16 laps
LAP LEADERS: A. Dillon - pole; T. Pastrana 1; B. Scott 2; A. Dillon 3; Kurt
Busch 4; A. Dillon 5-8; S. Hornish Jr. 9-22; M. Kenseth 23; S.
Hornish Jr. 24-31; R. Smith 32; S. Hornish Jr. 33-36; B. Vickers
37-38; S. Hornish Jr. 39-42; B. Vickers 43; S. Hornish Jr. 44-52;
E. Sadler 53-54; S. Hornish Jr. 55-60; J. Allgaier 61; S. Hornish
Jr. 62-64; J. Buescher 65; Kurt Busch 66; S. Hornish Jr. 67-74;
T. Bayne 75; J. Logano 76-77; B. Vickers 78; J. Logano 79; K.
Larson 80-81; M. Kenseth 82; S. Hornish Jr. 83; M. Kenseth 84-89;
S. Hornish Jr. 90-93; M. Kenseth 94-101.
New England 200 Entry List
CarDriver, HometownCar/Name
00Blake Koch (West Palm Beach, FL)Toyota/Compassion International
01Mike Wallace (St. Louis, MO)Chevrolet/TBA
2Brian Scott (Boise, ID)Chevrolet/Shore Lodge
3Austin Dillon (Welcome, NC)Chevrolet/AdvoCare
4Landon Cassill (Fairfax, IA)Chevrolet/TBA
5Kasey Kahne (Enumclaw, WA)Chevrolet/Great Clips
6Trevor Bayne (Knoxville, TN)Ford/Cargill
7Regan Smith (Cato, NY)Chevrolet/taxslayer.com
8Ryan Preece (Berlin, CT)Chevrolet/Hybrid Light
10Jeff Green (Owensboro, KY)Toyota/TriStar Motorsports
11Elliott Sadler (Emporia, VA)Toyota/Sports Clips
12Sam Hornish Jr. (Defiance, OH)Ford/Alliance Truck Parts
14Eric McClure (Chilhowie, VA)Toyota/Hefty/Reynolds Wrap
15Carl Long (Roxboro, NC)Ford/Rick Ware Racing
16Billy Johnson (Torrance, CA)Ford/NESN B-Strong
18Matt Kenseth (Cambridge, WI)Toyota/Dollar General
19Mike Bliss (Milwaukie, OR)Toyota/TriStar Motorsports
20Brian Vickers (Thomasville, NC)Toyota/Dollar General
22Joey Logano (Middletown, CT)Ford/Hertz
23Stanton Barrett (Bishop, CA)Chevrolet/Rick Ware Racing
24Brett Butler (Lilburn, GA)Toyota/5 Star
30Nelson Piquet Jr. (Brasilia, Brazil)Chevrolet/Worx
31Justin Allgaier (Riverton, IL)Chevrolet/Brandt
32Kyle Larson (Elk Grove, CA)Chevrolet/McDonald's
33Paul Menard (Eau Claire, WI)Chevrolet/Rheem/Menards
40Reed Sorenson (Peachtree City, GA)Chevrolet/E-Swisher.com
42Josh Wise (Riverside, CA)Chevrolet/Curtis Key Plumbing
43Michael Annett (Des Moines, IA)Ford/Pilot Travel Centers
44Chad Hackenbracht (New Phila., OH)Toyota/Tastee Apple Inc.
46J.J. Yeley (Phoenix, AZ)Chevrolet/Curtis Key Plumbing
51Jeremy Clements (Spartanburg, SC)Chevrolet/TBA
52Joey Gase (Cedar Rapids, IA)Chevrolet/Donate Life
54Kyle Busch (Las Vegas, NV)Toyota/Monster Energy
55Jamie Dick (Albuquerque, NM)Chevrolet/Viva Auto Group
60Travis Pastrana (Annapolis, MD)Ford/Roush Fenway Racing
70Tony Raines (LaPorte, IN)Toyota/TBA
74To Be AnnouncedChevrolet/TBA
77Parker Kligerman (Westport, CT)Toyota/North American Power
79Jeffrey Earnhardt (Mooresville, NC)Ford/Oath Keepers
87Joe Nemechek (Lakeland, FL)Toyota/TBA
89Morgan Shepherd (Ferguson, NC)Chevrolet/Malamphy Electric
92Dexter Stacey (Kahnawake, Canada)Ford/Maddie's Place
99Alex Bowman (Tucson, AZ)Toyota/TBA
 
Leading Contenders (Finish the last nine years)
Driver200420052006200720082009201020112012
Austin Dillon------------------25---3
Sam Hornish Jr------------------------4
Kasey Kahne412---------------36
Elliott Sadler---4---------1813127
Justin Allgaier---------------136108
Kyle Busch25---16---3WonWonWon28
Matt KensethWon9---3---------------
Joey Logano---------------2429---
Paul Menard1874------359------
Regan Smith---1535------------------
Brian Vickers---------------12---------
Trevor Bayne------------------------513---
 
Mover of the Week
Matt Kenseth - started 19 and finished 1
 
Sports Network Selections
Pick to Win - Kyle Busch
Last Week's Pick to Win (Brian Vickers) - finished 13
 
NOTES:
The New England 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is the 17th race on the 2013 Nationwide Series schedule.

There have been 26 Nationwide races held at New Hampshire, including two events per season from 1990-92 and one each year since then. Tommy Ellis won the inaugural race there, the Budweiser 300, on July 15, 1990.

There have been 24 different winners in 26 Nationwide races at New Hampshire. Kyle Busch is the only driver with multiple victories in the series there. Busch won three races in a row at this track from 2009-11.

The race winner at New Hampshire has started from the pole four times, which is more than any other starting position there. Brad Keselowski most recently did it one year ago. Keselowski is not entered in this year's race.

The furthest back a driver has started and won a Nationwide race at New Hampshire is 26th, accomplished by Buckshot Jones in 1998.

Since NASCAR began using electronic timing and scoring in 1993, the closest margin of victory in a Nationwide race at New Hampshire occurred on May 10, 1997 when Mike McLaughlin beat Steve Park to the finish line by just 0.106 seconds.

Landon Cassill is the only driver on the entry list for this year's race that scored his first career pole in Nationwide at New Hampshire. Cassill started on the pole for the 2008 event there.

Derrike Cope (1994) and Bobby Hamilton Jr. (2002) won their first races in Nationwide at New Hampshire. Cope and Hamilton are not competing in this year's event.

The next race is the July 21 STP 300 at Chicagoland Speedway. Elliott Sadler is the defending race winner.

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