What: New Hampshire 301
When: July 16th
Where: New Hampshire Motor Speedway
2016 Winner: Matt Kenseth
Track: New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Opened in 1990, this 1 mile asphalt/granite oval surnamed the "Magic Mile" has a 12 degree banking. It isn't the type of course that drivers open up and require restrictors but it does allow a steady move and turn with it that will test drivers ability to keep slight fluctuations vs. other courses where it's more stop and start.
Kyle Busch. Last 3 years here he has finished in the top 8 each time and has 2 top 3 finishes over that time. He's third in the Monster Energy Cup series with 4 top ten finishes in his last 5 races.
B Drivers. (All Richard Childress for B-Drivers.)
Ryan Newman. With 3 years of top 12 finishes AND 6 consecutive top 15 finishes up until last week (where he finished 22nd). I'm trusting the "Rocket Man" as the front man for Richard Childress Racing.
Austin Dillon. 2 years at New Hampshire and top 15 place finishes. His 2017 season has been mired with wrecks and high place finishes.
Daniel Suarez. Holding out for another race here, I think he will have a top 10 finishes at
Paul Menard. He's a B-driver but I want to come full circle on Richard Childress who clearly has something figured out with New Hampshire. He has top 20 finishes in 2 of his last 3 appearances here and he had back to back top 12 finishes prior to last week. If you want an authentic C-Driver I'd go with Ty Dillon.
Year to date stats:
A Drivers: Avg Finish 14th (39th percentile)
B Drivers: Avg Finish 13th (38th percentile)
C Drivers: Avg Finish 17th (47th percentile)
Dark Horse Drivers: Avg Finish 20th (57th percentile)