Loudon Event Info:
Date:
Sunday, June 23
Time:
2:30 p.m. ET
Series:
NASCAR Cup Series (NCS)
Location:
Loudon, New Hampshire
Format:
301 Laps, 318.46 Miles, Stages: 70-115-116
TV:
USA
Radio:
PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Channel 90)

Weekend Schedule:
Saturday: 12:35 p.m. ET, Practice (USA, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)
Saturday: 1:20 p.m. ET, Qualifying (USA, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)
Sunday: 2:30 p.m. ET, Race (USA, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Pace Laps:

  • Race No. 18 on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule comes this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the circuit’s annual stop in New England.
  • Loudon is the site of seven wins all-time for Jack Roush in the Cup Series. It also stands as Brad Keselowski’s best track of any on the circuit as he’s finished 10th or better in eight of the last nine races.

6 Team Info:
Crew Chief: Matt McCall
Partner:
BuildSubmarines.com

  • Keselowski and the No. 6 team will sport the colors of the Boston Red Sox this weekend, celebrating in part RFK’s ties to the organization, and BuildSubmarines.com’s partnership with the team beginning this season.
  • The No. 6 will closely mirror the scheme Carl Edwards made famous in 2007 in the No. 99.

17 Team Info:
Crew Chief: Scott Graves
Partner:
Fastenal

Keselowski at NHMS
Starts: 23
Wins: 2 (2014, 2020)
Top-10s:
16
Poles: 4 (2010, 2013, 2014, 2019)

  • NHMS stands as Keselowski’s best track statistically with an average finish of 9.8 and 16 top-10s, the most of any track on the circuit. He’s won in Loudon twice – first in 2014 and most recently in 2020.
  • He’s finished top-7 in five-straight Loudon events, including P5 a season ago. He’s led laps in 15 of his 23 NHMS starts.
  • Keselowski is coming off back-to-back P9 starting spots and has four poles all-time, the last coming in 2019. He carries a 10.2 average starting position into the weekend, third-best of any track on the circuit.
  • He also has two NXS wins in Loudon winning consecutive races in 2012 and 2014. He earned the pole in five of his 10 NXS starts and finished top-10 in every start with an average result of 3.8.

Buescher at NHMS
Starts: 10
Wins:
Top-10s:

Poles:

  • Buescher makes his 11th Cup start at NHMS this weekend where he’s coming off a 15th-place result last season, tied for his career-best finish.
  • He carries a 23.9 average starting position into the weekend with a best effort of 16th (2022).
  • Buescher also made two Xfinity Series starts with a best finish of fifth back in 2014.

RFK Historically at New Hampshire
Cup Wins: 7 (Jeff Burton, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000; Kurt Busch, 2004 (twice); Greg Biffle, 2008

  • Patriot’s Day: This weekend’s NCS event at New Hampshire is in the home territory of RFK’s co-owners, the Fenway Sports Group. FSG is based out of Boston, Massachusetts, and is located just 82 miles from New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
  • Niner Niner: RFK has won in all three of NASCAR’s major touring series at New Hampshire, including seven times in the NCS and once each in Xfinity and the Truck Series. Jeff Burton drove the No. 99 to RFK’s first NCS win at Loudon back in 1997, while Greg Biffle earned the most recent win in 2008. Kurt Busch went to victory lane in 2000 in the trucks while Carl Edwards picked up the win in 2006 in Xfinity series action.
  • Four in a Row: RFK won at least one NCS race at New Hampshire in four consecutive seasons from 1997-2000, with former driver Burton taking the checkered flag on each occasion. In addition, RFK swept both races at New Hampshire in 2004 with former driver Busch.
  • Wicked Good Domination: Former RFK driver Burton posted one of the most dominating wins in NASCAR history at New Hampshire on Sept. 17, 2000, with Burton qualifying on the front row (second) and leading all 300 laps of the event en route to his fourth victory at the New England track. RFK has led over 100 laps in NCS action at New Hampshire on six different occasions, including leading over 150 laps four times and over 190 laps three times. All-in-all, RFK has led 1,557 laps at New Hampshire in the NCS.

RFK Loudon Wins

1997-1   Burton  Cup

1998-1   Burton  Cup

1999-1   Burton  Cup

2000-2   Burton  Cup

2004-1   Busch    Cup

2004-2   Busch    Cup

2008-2   Biffle     Cup

2006       Edwards NXS

2000       Busch    Truck 

Last Time Out & Where They Stand
Iowa: Keselowski earned his ninth top-10 of the season Sunday night in Iowa, driving to a 10th-place result after earning stage points in each of the first two stages. Buescher led a handful of laps before cutting a right-front tire, going on to finish 18th.

Points Standings (6: 9th, 17: 13th): Keselowski sits ninth in points, still with just three points separating him from seventh, while Buescher is just behind in 13th.

RFK Racing PR