2017 ISM Connect 300

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2017 ISM Connect 300
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]
Race 28 of 36 in the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Date September 24, 2017 (2017-09-24)
Location New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire
Course Permanent racing facility
1.058 mi (1.703 km)
Distance 300 laps, 317.4 mi (510.9 km)
Average speed 108.958 miles per hour (175.351 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Joe Gibbs Racing
Time 28.203
Most laps led
Driver Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing
Laps 187
Winner
No. 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing
Television in the United States
Network NBCSN
Announcers Rick Allen, Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte
Radio in the United States
Radio PRN
Booth Announcers Mark Garrow, Jim Noble and Jeff Hammond
Turn Announcers Rob Albright (1 & 2) and Pat Patterson (3 & 4)

The 2017 ISM Connect 300 was a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race held on September 24, 2017, at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire. Contested over 300 laps on the 1.058-mile (1.703 km) speedway, it was the 28th race of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, second race of the Playoffs and second race of the Round of 16.

On March 8, 2017 it was announced that the fall NHMS date would move to Las Vegas Motor Speedway starting in 2018.

Report[edit]

Background[edit]

New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the track where the race was held

New Hampshire Motor Speedway is a 1.058-mile (1.703 km) oval speedway located in Loudon, New Hampshire which has hosted NASCAR racing annually since the early 1990s, as well as an IndyCar weekend and the oldest motorcycle race in North America, the Loudon Classic. Nicknamed "The Magic Mile", the speedway is often converted into a 1.6-mile (2.6 km) road course, which includes much of the oval.

The track was originally the site of Bryar Motorsports Park before being purchased and redeveloped by Bob Bahre. The track is currently one of eight major NASCAR tracks owned and operated by Speedway Motorsports.

Entry list[edit]

No. Driver Team Manufacturer
1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford
3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford
10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
13 Ty Dillon (R) Germain Racing Chevrolet
14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
15 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet
17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford
18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford
22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford
23 Corey LaJoie (R) BK Racing Toyota
24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
32 Matt DiBenedetto Go Fas Racing Ford
33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group Chevrolet
34 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford
37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford
41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
51 Cody Ware Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet
55 Gray Gaulding (R) Premium Motorsports Toyota
72 Cole Whitt TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet
77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota
78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota
83 Brett Moffitt (i) BK Racing Toyota
88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet
Official entry list

First practice[edit]

Kyle Larson was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 28.065 seconds and a speed of 135.714 mph (218.411 km/h).[11]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 28.065 135.714
2 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.142 135.342
3 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.172 135.198
Official first practice results

Qualifying[edit]

Kyle Busch scored the pole for the race with a time of 28.203 and a speed of 135.049 mph (217.340 km/h).[12]

Qualifying results[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer R1 R2 R3
1 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.309 28.395 28.203
2 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 28.524 28.287 28.232
3 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.558 28.276 28.263
4 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 28.592 28.265 28.272
5 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 28.605 28.383 28.384
6 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 28.552 28.423 28.401
7 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 28.622 28.420 28.427
8 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 28.555 28.467 28.430
9 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.581 28.324 28.431
10 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.653 28.408 28.490
11 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 28.502 28.416 28.492
12 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.502 28.496 28.857
13 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 28.723 28.547
14 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.710 28.561
15 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.549 28.566
16 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 28.588 28.590
17 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.729 28.609
18 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.628 28.636
19 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.629 28.675
20 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 28.747 28.687
21 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 28.701 28.687
22 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 28.747 28.747
23 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 28.740 28.794
24 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 28.753 28.936
25 19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.753
26 32 Matt DiBenedetto Go Fas Racing Ford 28.766
27 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 28.771
28 34 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford 28.840
29 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 28.894
30 13 Ty Dillon (R) Germain Racing Chevrolet 28.920
31 95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 28.924
32 72 Cole Whitt TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet 29.092
33 23 Corey LaJoie (R) BK Racing Toyota 29.107
34 55 Gray Gaulding (R) Premium Motorsports Toyota 29.257
35 15 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 29.317
36 83 Brett Moffitt (i) BK Racing Toyota 29.364
37 33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 29.886
38 51 Cody Ware Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 30.560
39 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 0.000
Official qualifying results

Practice (post-qualifying)[edit]

Second practice[edit]

Kyle Larson was the fastest in the second practice session with a time of 28.727 and a speed of 132.586 mph (213.376 km/h).[13]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 28.727 132.586
2 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 28.742 132.517
3 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 28.745 132.503
Official second practice results

Final practice[edit]

Martin Truex Jr. was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 28.932 and a speed of 131.647 mph (211.865 km/h).[14]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 28.932 131.647
2 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 28.935 131.633
3 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.961 131.515
Official final practice results

Race[edit]

Race results[edit]

Stage results[edit]

Stage 1 Laps: 75

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 10
2 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 9
3 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 8
4 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 7
5 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 6
6 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 5
7 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 4
8 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 3
9 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 2
10 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 1
Official stage one results

Stage 2 Laps: 75

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 10
2 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 9
3 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 8
4 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 7
5 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 6
6 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 5
7 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 4
8 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 3
9 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 2
10 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 1
Official stage two results

Final stage results[edit]

Stage 3 Laps: 150

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 1 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 300 58
2 2 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 300 50
3 10 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 300 48
4 13 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 300 45
5 5 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 300 47
6 8 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 300 45
7 16 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 300 30
8 25 19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 300 29
9 4 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 300 36
10 39 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 300 27
11 14 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 300 26
12 3 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 300 30
13 18 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 300 24
14 12 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 300 30
15 24 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 300 22
16 11 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 300 22
17 20 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 300 20
18 27 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 300 19
19 17 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 300 18
20 19 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 300 17
21 22 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 299 16
22 30 13 Ty Dillon (R) Germain Racing Chevrolet 298 15
23 31 95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 298 14
24 23 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 298 13
25 28 34 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford 298 12
26 29 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 297 11
27 33 23 Corey LaJoie (R) BK Racing Toyota 297 10
28 35 15 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 297 9
29 21 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 296 8
30 32 72 Cole Whitt TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet 296 7
31 26 32 Matt DiBenedetto Go Fas Racing Ford 295 6
32 36 83 Brett Moffitt (i) BK Racing Toyota 294 0
33 34 55 Gray Gaulding (R) Premium Motorsports Toyota 293 4
34 15 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 289 3
35 9 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 289 2
36 6 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 148 2
37 7 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 148 1
38 37 33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 143 1
39 38 51 Cody Ware Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 74 1
Official race results

Race statistics[edit]

  • Lead changes: 3 among different drivers
  • Cautions/Laps: 6 for 32
  • Red flags: 1 for 13 minutes and 1 second
  • Time of race: 2 hours, 54 minutes and 47 seconds
  • Average speed: 108.958 miles per hour (175.351 km/h)

Media[edit]

Television[edit]

NBC Sports covered the race on the television side. Rick Allen, Jeff Burton – the all-time wins leader at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with four wins – and Steve Letarte had the call in the booth for the race. Parker Kligerman, Marty Snider and Kelli Stavast reported from pit lane during the race.

NBCSN
Booth announcers Pit reporters
Lap-by-lap: Rick Allen
Color-commentator: Jeff Burton
Color-commentator: Steve Letarte
Parker Kligerman
Marty Snider
Kelli Stavast

Radio[edit]

The Performance Racing Network had the radio call for the race, which was simulcast on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.

PRN
Booth announcers Turn announcers Pit reporters
Lead announcer: Mark Garrow
Announcer: Jim Noble
Announcer: Jeff Hammond
Turns 1 & 2: Rob Albright
Turns 3 & 4: Pat Patterson
Brad Gillie
Brett McMillan
Wendy Venturini

Standings after the race[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "New Hampshire Motor Speedway". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group, LLC. January 3, 2013. Retrieved August 18, 2017.
  3. ^ "Entry List". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. September 19, 2017. Archived from the original on September 19, 2017. Retrieved September 19, 2017.
  4. ^ "First Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. September 22, 2017. Archived from the original on September 23, 2017. Retrieved September 22, 2017.
  5. ^ "Qualifying Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. September 22, 2017. Archived from the original on September 23, 2017. Retrieved September 22, 2017.
  6. ^ "Second Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. September 23, 2017. Archived from the original on September 24, 2017. Retrieved September 23, 2017.
  7. ^ "Final Practice Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. September 23, 2017. Archived from the original on September 24, 2017. Retrieved September 23, 2017.
  8. ^ "ISM Connect 300 Results". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. September 24, 2017. Archived from the original on September 25, 2017. Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  9. ^ "Points standings" (PDF). Jayski.com. Jayski's Silly Season Site. September 26, 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 29, 2019. Retrieved September 26, 2017.
  10. ^ "Manufacturer standings" (PDF). Jayski.com. Jayski's Silly Season Site. September 26, 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 29, 2019. Retrieved September 26, 2017.
  11. ^ Spencer, Lee (September 22, 2017). "Larson leads opening NHMS practice; Johnson and Elliott crash". Motorsport.com. Loudon, New Hampshire: Motorsport Network. Retrieved September 22, 2017.
  12. ^ Gelston, Dan (September 22, 2017). "Kyle Busch takes pole at New Hampshire in 2nd NASCAR playoff". Associated Press. Loudon, New Hampshire: AP Sports. Associated Press. Retrieved September 22, 2017.
  13. ^ Spencer, Lee (September 23, 2017). "Larson tops second practice at NHMS over Blaney and Truex". Motorsport.com. Loudon, New Hampshire: Motorsport Network. Retrieved September 23, 2017.
  14. ^ Spencer, Lee (September 23, 2017). "Truex leads final practice at Loudon, Logano forced to sit out session". Motorsport.com. Loudon, New Hampshire: Motorsport Network. Retrieved September 23, 2017.


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