CONCORD, N.C. -- Hendrick Motorsports is looking to take home another Loudon the Lobster trophy this weekend as one of the organization's drivers hopes to earn the checkered flag at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Hendrick Motorsports has crossed the finish line first nine times at New Hampshire, with the last victory coming in 2012 with Kasey Kahne.
Check out more key numbers and stats as Hendrick Motorsports prepares for Sunday’s race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
- Along with nine NASCAR Cup Series wins, Hendrick Motorsports has earned seven pole positions, seven runner-up finishes, 43 top-fives and a track record 77 top-10s at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The team’s 2,561 laps led in the Granite State are the second-most in history.
- If a Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet earns a win on Sunday, New Hampshire will become the 14th track where the organization has posted a double-digit NASCAR Cup Series victory total. The team’s nine NHMS wins have come via five different drivers: Jeff Gordon (three), Jimmie Johnson (three), Kyle Busch, Mark Martin and Kahne.
- Chase Elliott is set to make his seventh NASCAR Cup Series start at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday. In 2018 at the 1.058-mile oval, he had one of the top three best running averages (4.03) and led for 23 laps en route to a career track-best finish of fifth. Elliott also has two starts in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at the track, where he collected a pair of top-10 finishes.
- Of all the tracks on the NASCAR circuit, New Hampshire Motor Speedway has always been good for William Byron. Making his third start at the 1.058-mile oval on Sunday in the No. 24 Liberty University Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE, Byron's two previous Cup Series starts both resulted in top-15 finishes. In fact, with an average finish of 13th, NHMS is Byron’s second-best track based on average finish.
- Byron isn’t the only member of the No. 24 team who enjoys racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. With 36 starts in the Cup Series, crew chief Chad Knaus leads active Hendrick Motorsports crew chiefs with three wins and one pole at the “Magic Mile,” along with 10 top-five finishes and 22 top-10s. In fact, Knaus’ three wins rank him second all-time among crew chiefs for wins at New Hampshire. A win on Sunday for Knaus would put him in a tie for first overall with four wins with fellow Cup Series crew chief Rodney Childers.
- Jimmie Johnson has found victory lane at New Hampshire Motor Speedway three times, including a sweep of the 2003 events when the NASCAR Cup Series raced there twice in a season. The seven-time Cup Series champion also has one pole position at the venue, which he scored in 2016. His three victories tie him with eight other drivers for the second-most at the Loudon, New Hampshire, track, behind only Kevin Harvick and former driver Jeff Burton, who have four wins each.
- Making his ninth Cup Series start at New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend, Alex Bowman has a track-best start of eighth and a best finish of 11th at the venue, both coming in the 2018 race. The Tucson, Arizona, native also has two Xfinity Series starts and two NASCAR K&N Pro Series East starts at NHMS, holding an average finish of ninth across both series.