New Hampshire International Speedway

New Hampshire International Speedway

Fantasy Racing Perspective

Here’s some quick statistics to help set your NASCAR fantasy racing team for the upcoming New Hampshire International Speedway ‘Sylvania 300′.

Best Average Finishes

Just like last weeks race at Richmond, once again, Denny Hamlin has the theoretical best average finish at New Hampshire Speedway. He leads all active drivers with an average finish position of 6th at NHIS. This is from his 6th place finish in the New England 300 in July.

Matt Kenseth is not far behind with an average finish of 6.1 over his last 7 races at New Hampshire. Jimmie Johnson likewise has made great finishes here with an average of 7.7. Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick round out the current NASCAR drivers who average in the Top 10 with a 10.7 place average finish each at New Hampshire International Speedway.

Track Position

50% of the top 10 finish positions during the last 7 races at New Hampshire have been filled with drivers starting in the top 10. 4 of the last 7 winners have started in the top 10. An interesting statistic, but how can you use it for your fantasy team? It’s a toss of the coin. I think more than anything, the real factor is which teams can get themselves to the front through strategic pit calls during the early cautions of the race.

New Hampshire is a Flat Track

New Hampshire Speedway is a flat race track with only 12° of banking. Indianapolis has 9° of banking, Kansas has 15°, Martinsville has 12° and Phoenix has 11° of banking.

A quick look at who runs best at those tracks and you see the same names keep popping up: Matt Kenseth, Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and Greg Biffle.

Everyone of those driver’s look like they would be good points makers for your fantasy NASCAR race team.”