Are you ready race fans? The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series are heading for New England this weekend with a stop at the one-mile New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
There have been 38 NASCAR Sprint Cup races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway since the inaugural event back in 1993, but only five wins at the track have come from the pole position, so claiming that spot certainly doesn’t guarantee a victory.
NASCAR Camping World RV Sales 301 Betting Odds
- A.J. Allmendinger 150-1
- Kevin Harvick 7-1
- Jimmie Johnson-5-1
- Jeff Gordon 7-1
- Brad Keselowski 7-1
- Dale Earnhardt Jr. 8-1
- Kyle Busch 10-1
- Matt Kenseth 12-1
- Kasey Kahne 12-1
- Joey Logano 12-1
- Denny Hamlin 12-1
- Clint Bowyer 15-1
- Kurt Busch 25-1
- Tony Stewart 18-1
- Carl Edwards 30-1
- Ryan Newman 40-1
- Martin Truex Jr. 55-1
- Aric Almirola 100-1
- Danica Patrick 150-1
Now as far as this season is concerned, each of the last five NASCAR Sprint Cup races have produced five different winners, though it should be noted that superstar Jimmie Johnson did win two straight to claim three of the last seven visits to the winner’s circle.
— NASCAR Stats (@NASCARStats) July 11, 2014
Bet The One-Mile New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Track: 1.058-mile oval
Capacity: 93,521 (Grandstand Seating)
2013 Race Stats
Defending champion: Brian Vickers
Runner up: Kyle Busch
Pole winner: Brad Keselowski (135.922 mph)
Top 10 Finshes in 2013
- Brian Vickers (Start: 13)
- Kyle Busch (4)
- Jeff Burton (9)
- Brad Keselowski (1)
- Aric Almirola (17)
- Jimmie Johnson (43)
- Kevin Harvick (18)
- Carl Edwards (6)
- Matt Kenseth (12)
- Jeff Gordon (5)
Aric Almirola won a rain-shortened Coke Zero 400 last weekend on July 6 one week after Brad Keselowski brought home the bacon at the Quaker State 400 on June 28.
— NASCAR (@NASCAR) July 11, 2014
Prior to that, Carl Edwards narrowly topped Jeff Gordon to win the Toyota/Save Mart 350 on June 22 at Sonoma one week after Johnson visited victory lane at the Quicken Loans 400. Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the Pocono 400 on June 8 and Johnson won both, the FedEx 400 on June 1 and the Coca-Cola 600 on May 25.
Veteran Carl Edwards say New Hampshire is the type of track where anything could potentially happen and anyone could win.
“This is a short enough race track and close enough quarters that a lot can happen here,” Edwards told reporters. “I think you could see a guy sneak out a win here that maybe hasn’t been running that well all year. It is a tough track and a crew chiefs track and a drivers track and if you get things perfectly and play it right, anybody can get a win here."
My Camping World RV Sales 301 Betting NASCAR Pick
For Sunday’s big race, I’m going to urge you to back three drivers in particular.
First is Jeff Gordon. He’s got six Top-Five finishes this year, 13 Top-10 finishes and one win a few weeks back. Besides, with three wins at New Hampshire in his career, Gordon could be due for another victory.
Next, I like Ryan Newman, mostly because of his incredible success at this track. In addition to claiming a whopping seven poles, Newman also has three wins at New Hampshire and is due for his first win of the year.
Last but not least, I like Tony ‘Smoke’ Stewart in what would have to be termed an ‘upset’ these days. Sure, he hasn’t won a race this year and sits in 20th place in the standings, but ‘Smoke’ also has three wins at New Hampshire in his mostly storied career.