July 15, 2018
New Hampshire 301 (2016)
5-hour Energy 301 (2015)
Camping World RV Sales 301 (2013–2014)
Lenox Industrial Tools 301 (2008–2012)
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
First race: 1993
Distance: 318.458 miles (512.508 km)
The Overton's 301 is a 301 lap (318.458-mile (512.508 km) annual Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series stock car race held at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire.
In 2018, the New Hampshire 301 will become the 20th race of the season, replacing the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as the crown jewel race at Indianapolis will become the 26th race of the season.
New Hampshire Motor Speedway first opened in 1990, and today it not only hosts the New Hampshire 301 (formely 5-hour Energy 301, Lenox Industrial Tools 301) but also the Sylvania 300 in September. There are only 10 races left until the Chase for the Cup, so drivers are looking for valuable points.
After nine months of building, New Hampshire Motor Speedway was ready for its first race. The year was 1990. It also house races for the Loudon Classic motorcycles, SCCA races, and the WKA go-kart. It held the record for being the largest track in New England until renovations were made to it creating the largest track anywhere in the region. NASCAR held its first race in 1990 during the month of July.
New Hampshire Motor Speedway also hosts competition in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series; the Busch Series, North Division and the Modified Tour, and every car that takes to the track’s unique shape and configuration finds it challenging.
New Hampshire Motor Speedway has been described as “Martinsville on steroids,” and the similarities are apparent. Like Martinsville, New Hampshire Motor Speedway features a pair of long straightaways connected by narrow, relatively flat turns.
Jeff Burton is the career leader with four Cup victories at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, which hosted one Cup event per season from 1993 until 1996 and since then has had two dates per season.
2017 Overton´s 301 Winner:Denny Hamlin
2016 New Hampshire 301 Winner: Matt Kenseth
2015 5-hour Energy 301 Winner: Kyle Busch
2014 Camping World RV Sales 301 Winner
Brad Keselowski led seven times for 138 laps en route to winning his third race this NASCAR season. Keselowski's victory at New Hamsphire, clinched a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, a year after failing to qualify for NASCAR's playoffs.
2013 Camping World RV Sales 301 Winner
Brian Vickers wins the 2013 Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Vickers sped away from Kyle Busch in overtime and took the checkered flag .582 seconds ahead of Busch to win this NASCAR Race.
2012 Lenox Industrial Tools 301 Winner
Kasey Kahne wins 2012 Lenox Industrial Tools 301. Kahne put on a strong finishing kick to hold off hard charging Denny Hamlin to capture NASCAR Sprint Cup’s 2012 win at Loudon. Kahne got the first Sprint Cup race victory of his career at New Hampshire Motor Speedway — second overall of the season and 14th of his career.
2011 Lenox Industrial Tools 301 Winner
Ryan Newman wins Sprint Cup 2011 Lenox Industrial Tools 301 in New Hampshire. This is Newman's 15th career victory. Tony Stewart qualified second fastest. Denny Hamlin finished third and Joey Logano finished fourth while Jimmie Johnson finished fifth.
2010 Lenox Industrial Tools 301 Winner
RESULTS: 1-Johnson 2-Stewart 3-Kurt Busch 4-Gordon 5-Harvick 6-Newman 7-Bowyer 8-Earnhardt Jr. 9-Logano 10-Allmendinger
POINT STANDINGS: 1-Harvick, 2489 Points; 2-Johnson, -105; 3-Kyle Busch, -161; 4-Hamlin, -185; 5-Gordon, -187; 6-Kurt Busch, -201; 7-Kenseth, -285; 8-Burton, -330; 9-Stewart, -331; 10-Biffle, -363; 11-Martin, -442; 12-Edwards, -469