Race Preview: New Hampshire 301

Race Preview: New Hampshire 301

Ryan Newman, No. 31 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
Race Notes and Quotes

Event: New Hampshire 301
Date: Sunday, July, 22, 2018
Track: New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Location: Loudon, NH

This Week's Chevrolet Accessories Camaro ZL1 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway ... Ryan Newman will make his 604th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start when the No. 31 team competes at the 1.058-mile oval where he owns three victories; the 2002 and 2005 fall events and the 2011 spring race. The "Rocket Man" also owns seven pole awards. In 32 starts at NHMS, he owns seven top-five and 18 top-10 finishes. Also, he has led 722 laps in competition. The South Bend, Indiana native has an average start of 10.3 and average finish of 13.9.

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Richard Childress Racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway ... Richard Childress has four victories as a team owner at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with Robby Gordon (2001), Kevin Harvick (2006) and Clint Bowyer (2007 and 2010). In 124 starts at the 1.058-mile oval, Childress also has two pole awards, 16 top-five and 40 top-10 finishes with 10 different drivers including Dave Blaney, Jeff Burton, Bowyer, Austin Dillon, Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Green, Gordon, Harvick, Ryan Newman, Steve Park and Mike Skinner.

RCR in the MENCS ... In 2,884 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series starts dating back to 1969, RCR has amassed 48 pole awards,108 wins, 487 top-five finishes and 1,057 top-10 finishes, with an average starting position of 17.8 and an average finishing position of 16.2. RCR has earned 15 total championships (six Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championships with Earnhardt in 1986, '87, '90, '91, '93 and '94, six NASCAR Xfinity Series titles, two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series titles and one ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards title) and was the first organization to win titles in NASCAR's three national series.

Interactive RCR ... For up-to-date news and exclusive content, visit RCR's corporate Twitter page - @RCRracing - along with the RCR Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team Twitter page - @RCRCup, and driver Twitter pages @austindillon3 and @RyanJNewman. Information about the 15-time championship winning organization can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RichardChildressRacing and at www.RCRracing.com along with official driver pages - http://www.facebook.com/austindillon3 and www.facebook.com/RyanNewmanNASCAR.

Catch the Action ... The New Hampshire 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway will be televised live Sunday, July 22 beginning at 2 p.m. ET on NBC and will be broadcast live on the Performance Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. 


You've had a lot of success at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Why?

"I've always said New Hampshire is the birthplace of track position. A lot of weight is put on the teams and the performance of the entire weekend is all about qualifying. Qualifying has always been a strong suit for me and looking at my stats, having an average start of 10th is pretty good indication that a solid starting spot increases your changes of a good run. Since Charlotte, we've seen a major improvement in our qualifying program so we need to keep that momentum going. This place produces a limited number of chances to adjust on our race car so we have to work in those windows that either the cautions or the green-flag runs will give us.

Plus, it doesn't hurt when you love racing at a particular track. I have always thought of this place as a fun race track. I take advantage of the track schedule when I am here. I'm once again running the Cup car and the Modifieds."