Loudon II: In the loop

'In The Loop' At New Hampshire International Speedway Cream Rises At NHIS DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 12, 2007) -- Statistically speaking, when the checkered flag waves at New Hampshire International Speedway late Sunday afternoon, the ...

'In The Loop' At New Hampshire International Speedway
Cream Rises At NHIS

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 12, 2007) -- Statistically speaking, when the checkered flag waves at New Hampshire International Speedway late Sunday afternoon, the championship outlook should look as tight as it does now.

Only 60 points separate 12th place from first, and figuring how well practically all the Chase drivers perform at New Hampshire, not much should change.

Not surprisingly, the best shine at New Hampshire -- a vital stop on the way to the championship.

Tony Stewart, Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin -- has won at least one race at NHIS (Stewart and Johnson have won two).

The same holds true in combined efforts as well. In every key Loop Data statistic, a Chase driver holds the top spot and is followed by other drivers competing for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup championship.

But of the Chase drivers, Denny Hamlin has been the most consistent in his brief NHIS tenure. Hamlin, with a win there in July, is looking for the Loudon sweep. In three NHIS races, he has never finished worse than sixth, had a Driver Rating below 105.8 or an Average Running Position of under 8.7. Below are some of his numbers over his three races.

-credit: nascar

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Tony Stewart , Kevin Harvick , Denny Hamlin , Kyle Busch