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2014 Camping World RV Sales 301
Race details [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
Race 19 of 36 in the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Camping World RV Sales 301 logo.png
Date July 13, 2014 (2014-07-13)
Location New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, New Hampshire
Course Permanent racing facility
1.058 mi (1.703 km)
Distance 305 laps, 322.690 mi (519.415 km)
Scheduled Distance 301 laps, 318.458 mi (512.508 km)
Weather Partly cloudy with temperatures up to 81 °F (27 °C); wind out of the SSW at 15 miles per hour (24 km/h)
Average speed 108.741 mph (175.002 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Joe Gibbs Racing
Time 27.574
Most laps led
Driver Brad Keselowski Team Penske
Laps 138
Winner
No. 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske
Television in the United States
Network TNT & PRN
Announcers Adam Alexander, Wally Dallenbach, Jr. and Kyle Petty (Television)
Doug Rice and Mark Garrow (Booth)
Rob Albright (Backstretch) (Radio)
Nielsen Ratings 2.7/6
4.3 Million viewers [11]

The 2014 Camping World RV Sales 301 was a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car race that was held on July 13, 2014, at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire. Contested over 301 laps, it was the 19th race of the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. This race was the final NASCAR broadcast for TNT, ending a 32-year broadcast partnership with Turner Sports. Brad Keselowski won the race after leading 138 laps. Kyle Busch was second, while Kyle Larson (finishing as the best rookie), Matt Kenseth, and Ryan Newman rounded out the top five. Behind Larson, the top rookies of the race were Austin Dillon in 14th, and Cole Whitt in 28th.

Previous week's race

Aric Almirola scored his first career victory in the rain-shortened Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway. He said he could not "dream" of a better place to get his first win. [12]

Report

Background

New Hampshire Motor Speedway's infield and front straightaway from turn two grandstands.

The track, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, opened June 5, 1990, as a four-turn oval track, 1.058 miles (1.703 km) long. [13] The track's turns are banked at two to seven degrees, while the front stretch, the finish line, and the back stretch are banked at one degree and are 1,500 feet in length. The track has a grandstand seating capacity of 93,521 spectators. [13] Brian Vickers was the defending race winner from the 2013 race.

Entry list

The entry list for the Camping World RV Sales 301 was released on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 11:18 a.m. Eastern time. Forty-three drivers were entered for the race.

No. Driver Team Manufacturer
1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
2 Brad Keselowski (PC2) Team Penske Ford
3 Austin Dillon (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
7 Michael Annett (R) Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet
9 Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet
14 Tony Stewart (PC3) Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota
16 Greg Biffle Roush-Fenway Racing Ford
17 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Roush-Fenway Racing Ford
18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
20 Matt Kenseth (PC5) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford
23 Alex Bowman (R) BK Racing Toyota
24 Jeff Gordon (PC6) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
26 Cole Whitt (R) BK Racing Toyota
27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
32 Eddie MacDonald Go FAS Racing Ford
33 Morgan Shepherd (i) Hillman-Circle Sport LLC Chevrolet
34 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford
36 Reed Sorenson Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet
38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford
40 Landon Cassill (i) Hillman-Circle Sport LLC Chevrolet
41 Kurt Busch (PC4) Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
42 Kyle Larson (R) Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
48 Jimmie Johnson (PC1) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
51 Justin Allgaier (R) HScott Motorsports Chevrolet
55 Brian Vickers Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota
66 Jeff Burton Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota
78 Martin Truex, Jr. Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet
83 Ryan Truex (R) BK Racing Toyota
87 Timmy Hill Identity Ventures Racing Toyota
88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
93 Mike Bliss (i) BK Racing Toyota
98 Josh Wise Phil Parsons Racing Chevrolet
99 Carl Edwards Roush-Fenway Racing Ford
Official entry list
Key Meaning
(R) Rookie
(i) Ineligible for points
(PC#) Past champions provisional

Practice

First practice

Jimmie Johnson was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 28.148 and a speed of 135.313 mph (217.765 km/h). Joey Logano crashed his car in turn one after blowing a left-rear tire; he likened the blowout to a similar occurrence in the race in 2013, adding that he was not "even close to saving that. I needed about 500 more yards of straightaway to save that one". [14]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.148 135.313
2 42 Kyle Larson (R) Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 28.169 135.212
3 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.179 135.164
Official first practice results

Qualifying

Kyle Busch won the pole with a new track record lap time of 27.574 and a speed of 138.130 mph (222.299 km/h). After qualifying second, Johnson stated that "it's so tough to get a good lap around here...but Kyle found a little bit more out there than us". [15]

Qualifying results

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer R1 R2
1 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 27.820 27.574
2 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 27.828 27.642
3 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 27.762 27.785
4 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 27.893 27.786
5 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 27.900 27.798
6 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 27.776 27.839
7 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 27.791 27.841
8 15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 27.870 27.862
9 78 Martin Truex, Jr. Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 27.861 27.877
10 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 27.910 27.970
11 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 27.880 27.994
12 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 27.884 28.024
13 42 Kyle Larson (R) Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 27.927
14 99 Carl Edwards Roush-Fenway Racing Ford 27.945
15 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 27.953
16 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 27.953
17 55 Brian Vickers Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 27.960
18 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 27.968
19 43 Aric Almirola [N 1] Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 27.971
20 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 27.975
21 9 Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 27.982
22 17 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Roush-Fenway Racing Ford 28.022
23 3 Austin Dillon (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.043
24 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.064
25 51 Justin Allgaier (R) HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 28.112
26 34 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 28.133
27 16 Greg Biffle Roush-Fenway Racing Ford 28.150
28 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.168
29 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 28.189
30 66 Jeff Burton Identity Ventures Racing Toyota 28.189
31 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet 28.283
32 98 Josh Wise Phil Parsons Racing Chevrolet 28.332
33 38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford 28.363
34 40 Landon Cassill Hillman-Circle Sport LLC Chevrolet 28.506
35 26 Cole Whitt (R) BK Racing Toyota 28.514
36 23 Alex Bowman (R) BK Racing Toyota 28.583
37 36 Reed Sorenson Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 28.591
38 83 Ryan Truex (R) BK Racing Toyota 28.816
39 7 Michael Annett (R) Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 28.916
40 32 Eddie MacDonald Go FAS Racing Ford 28.951
41 93 Mike Bliss BK Racing Toyota 29.124
42 87 Timmy Hill Identity Ventures Racing Toyota 29.439
43 33 Morgan Shepherd Hillman-Circle Sport LLC Chevrolet 29.783
Official qualifying results

Practice (post-qualifying)

Second practice

Brad Keselowski was the fastest in the second practice session with a time of 28.478 and a speed of 133.745 mph (215.242 km/h). Aric Almirola was forced to unload his backup car after suffering a left-rear tire blowout like Logano and crashing in turn three. Almirola was perplexed as to the reason why the blowout occurred, describing the situation as "weird". [16]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 28.478 133.745
2 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 28.619 133.086
3 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.630 133.035
Official second practice results

Final practice

Brad Keselowski was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 28.583 and a speed of 133.254 mph (214.452 km/h).

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 28.583 133.254
2 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.687 132.771
3 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.694 132.739
Official final practice results

Race

First half

The race was scheduled to start at 1:16 p.m. Eastern time, but the start was delayed by a few minutes due to technical difficulties before the pre-race command. Kyle Busch eventually led the field to the start. Jimmie Johnson had to make an unscheduled stop for a flat left-rear tire on lap seven, losing a lap in the process. A second blowout for Johnson – a left-front tire – five laps later, saw him hit the wall and brought out the first caution of the race on lap 14. [17] The damage to the car ended Johnson's race, scored in 42nd position. The race restarted on lap 21 with Busch leading the field; he held the lead until the 63rd lap, when his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Denny Hamlin assumed the lead. Hamlin gave up the lead on lap 74 to make his first stop, and Brad Keselowski assumed the lead. Keselowski ceded the lead to Kyle Larson when he made his pit stop, before the lead cycled back to Hamlin at the completion of green flag pit stops.

Second half

Keselowski retook the lead on lap 90, and held the lead until the second caution of the race on lap 112, caused by debris. Keselowski lost the lead during the pit cycle; he was beaten out of the pits by Kyle Busch, but Larson had stayed out and assumed the lead. Larson led the field to the restart on lap 119, holding the lead until lap 127, when Matt Kenseth took the lead. On lap 139, Keselowski returned to the lead of the race, and maintained his position until the third caution period of the race, due to debris on the backstretch on lap 153. Joey Logano took the lead during the pit stops, but lost the lead to Clint Bowyer at the restart on lap 158. Keselowski retook the lead on lap 177, just as another debris caution was called for. Keselowski maintained his lead for the next stint of the race, before the caution flag was flown again, on lap 212.

On this occasion, the caution period was down to a collision in turn three, between Logano and Morgan Shepherd, who at 72, was further extending his record of being the oldest driver to compete in a Sprint Cup race. Logano complained that he had “just got taken out by the slowest guy out there", while also stating that NASCAR should implement a driver's test. NASCAR defended Shepherd, saying he passed all the requirements, had his speed monitored, and ran well enough in relation to the leaders not to be black-flagged. [18] NASCAR required that a driver run within 115% of the fastest final practice lap, which was 32.87 seconds at Loudon. Shepherd was well within the limits, running 31-second laps. [19] Shepherd would ultimately finish the race as the last car running, 27 laps down in 39th position. During the pit stops, Bowyer exited first, and led the field to the restart on lap 219.

Final laps

Keselowski retook the lead on lap 230, holding the lead to the sixth caution of the race, on lap 249 for debris. Jeff Gordon stayed out while the leaders pitted and assumed the lead. Gordon held the lead until 32 laps to go, when Keselowski returned to the lead of the race. Keselowski maintained his lead until the end, despite a seventh caution – which caused a green–white–checker finish – with four laps to go, when Justin Allgaier hit the wall in turn three. Keselowski held off the advances of Kyle Busch to win for the second time in three races, and for the third time in 2014. Keselowski described the performance as "definitely good for when we come back here in September", but also stated that his team "have to keep working and plugging away". [20] Gordon maintained his championship lead, despite running out of fuel in the closing stages, and ultimately finished 26th.

Race results

Pos Grid No. Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 7 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 305 48
2 1 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 305 43
3 13 42 Kyle Larson (R) Chip Ganassi Racing Chevy 305 42
4 15 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 305 41
5 24 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 305 39
6 8 15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 305 39
7 4 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 305 37
8 3 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 305 37
9 22 17 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Roush-Fenway Racing Ford 305 35
10 28 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 305 34
11 10 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 305 33
12 9 78 Martin Truex, Jr. Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 305 32
13 14 99 Carl Edwards Roush-Fenway Racing Ford 305 31
14 23 3 Austin Dillon (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 305 30
15 27 16 Greg Biffle Roush-Fenway Racing Ford 305 29
16 5 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 305 28
17 18 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 305 28
18 20 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 305 26
19 16 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 305 25
20 30 66 Jeff Burton Identity Ventures Racing Toyota 305 24
21 17 55 Brian Vickers Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 305 23
22 29 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 305 22
23 19 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 305 21
24 33 38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford 305 20
25 26 34 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 305 19
26 11 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 305 19
27 21 9 Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 304 17
28 35 26 Cole Whitt (R) BK Racing Toyota 304 16
29 32 98 Josh Wise Phil Parsons Racing Ford 304 15
30 12 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 304 14
31 36 23 Alex Bowman (R) BK Racing Toyota 303 13
32 39 7 Michael Annett (R) Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 303 12
33 37 36 Reed Sorenson Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 302 11
34 34 40 Landon Cassill Hillman-Circle Sport LLC Chevrolet 301 0
35 40 32 Eddie MacDonald Go FAS Racing Ford 300 9
36 38 83 Ryan Truex (R) BK Racing Toyota 300 8
37 25 51 Justin Allgaier (R) HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 296 7
38 31 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet 292 6
39 43 33 Morgan Shepherd Hillman-Circle Sport LLC Chevrolet 278 0
40 6 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 211 5
41 42 87 Timmy Hill Identity Ventures Racing Toyota 76 3
42 2 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 11 2
43 41 93 Mike Bliss BK Racing Toyota 6 0

Race statistics

  • Lead changes: 18 among different drivers
  • Cautions/Laps: 7 for 35
  • Red flags: 0
  • Time of race: 2 hours, 58 minutes and 3 seconds
  • Average speed: 108.741 miles per hour (175.002 km/h)

Media

Television

TNT Sports
Booth announcers Pit reporters
Lap-by-lap: Adam Alexander
Color-commentator: Wally Dallenbach, Jr.
Color commentator: Kyle Petty
Matt Yocum
Marty Snider
Chris Neville
Ralph Sheheen

Radio

PRN Radio
Booth announcers Turn announcers Pit reporters
Lead announcer: Doug Rice
Announcer: Mark Garrow
Backstretch: Rob Albright Brett McMillan
Steve Richards
Jim Noble
Wendy Venturini

Standings after the race

Notes

  1. ^ Aric Almirola started last for switching to a backup car post-qualifying.

References

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  4. ^ "First Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. July 11, 2014. Retrieved July 11, 2014.
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  6. ^ "Second Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. July 12, 2014. Retrieved July 12, 2014.
  7. ^ "Final Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. July 12, 2014. Retrieved July 12, 2014.
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  9. ^ "Points Standings". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. July 13, 2014. Retrieved July 14, 2014.
  10. ^ "Manufacturer Standings". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. July 13, 2014. Retrieved July 14, 2014.
  11. ^ Paulsen (July 16, 2014). "Sprint Cup TV Ratings: TNT's Final NASCAR Race Down Double-Digits". SportsMediaWatch.com. Sports Media Watch. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
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  13. ^ a b "NHMS By-the-Numbers". New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Archived from the original on July 14, 2013. Retrieved July 2, 2013.
  14. ^ Report, Staff (July 11, 2014). "Recapping Friday's practices at Loudon and Iowa". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. Retrieved July 11, 2014.
  15. ^ Long, Dustin (July 11, 2014). "Kyle Busch Takes New Hampshire Pole". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. Retrieved July 11, 2014.
  16. ^ DeCola, Pat (July 12, 2014). "Almirola goes to backup after practice wreck". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. Retrieved July 12, 2014.
  17. ^ Estrada, Chris (July 13, 2014). "Jimmie Johnson wrecks early at New Hampshire after tire failure". motorsportstalks.nbcsports.com. NBC Sports. Retrieved July 13, 2014.
  18. ^ Long, Dustin (July 13, 2014). "Logano Wrecked by Shepherd". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. Retrieved July 13, 2014.
  19. ^ Pockrass, Bob (July 13, 2014). "NASCAR has no problem with 72-old-year driver Morgan Shepherd". SportingNews.com. Sporting News. Retrieved July 14, 2014.
  20. ^ Pistone, Pete (July 13, 2014). "Keselowski Sweeps New Hampshire". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. Retrieved July 13, 2014.


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