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The 2016 Bad Boy Off Road 300 was a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race held on September 25, 2016, at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire. Contested over 300 laps on the 1.058 mile (2.4 km) speedway, it was the 28th race of the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, second race of the Chase and second race of the Round of 16.

2016 Bad Boy Off Road 300
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]
2016 Bad Boy Off Road 300 logo.jpg
Date September 25, 2016 (2016-09-25)
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 109.291 mph (175.887 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Joe Gibbs Racing
Time 28.119
Most laps led
Driver Martin Truex, Jr. Furniture Row Racing
Laps 141
Winner
No. 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas 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 and Brad Gillie
Turn Announcers Rob Albright (1 & 2) and Pat Patterson (3 & 4)

Contents

ReportEdit

BackgroundEdit

 
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 listEdit

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 Chevrolet
5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford
7 Regan Smith Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet
10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet
14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
15 Clint Bowyer HScott Motorsports Chevrolet
16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford
17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford
18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
19 Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
21 Ryan Blaney (R) Wood Brothers Racing Ford
22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford
23 David Ragan BK Racing Toyota
24 Chase Elliott (R) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
30 Josh Wise The Motorsports Group Chevrolet
31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
32 Jeffrey Earnhardt (R) Go FAS Racing Ford
34 Chris Buescher (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford
38 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford
41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
44 Brian Scott (R) Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
46 Michael Annett HScott Motorsports Chevrolet
47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
55 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet
78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota
83 Matt DiBenedetto BK Racing Toyota
88 Alex Bowman (i) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
95 Michael McDowell Circle Sport – Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet
98 Cole Whitt Premium Motorsports Chevrolet
Official entry list

First practiceEdit

Kyle Larson was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 28.018 and a speed of 135.941 mph (218.776 km/h).[11]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 28.018 135.941
2 24 Chase Elliott (R) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.028 135.893
3 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 28.056 135.757
Official first practice results

QualifyingEdit

Carl Edwards scored the pole for the race with a time of 28.119 and a speed of 135.453 mph (217.990 km/h).[12] He said afterwards that his team "just give me fast race cars. We worked in qualifying trim most of our first practice this weekend and now we have to translate that speed to a good race set-up for Sunday. We’d like to come out of here with the trophy and make our way to the next round of the Chase.”[13]

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer R1 R2 R3
1 19 Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.075 28.187 28.119
2 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 28.255 28.164 28.169
3 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.256 28.343 28.235
4 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.234 28.186 28.243
5 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.192 28.174 28.256
6 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 28.143 28.173 28.280
7 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 28.268 28.240 28.323
8 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.285 28.171 28.347
9 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.257 28.244 28.377
10 24 Chase Elliott (R) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.158 28.215 28.445
11 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 28.300 28.342 28.489
12 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.185 28.300 28.542
13 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 28.434 28.348
14 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.259 28.349
15 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 28.256 28.385
16 21 Ryan Blaney (R) Wood Brothers Racing Ford 28.482 28.401
17 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 28.333 28.417
18 88 Alex Bowman (i) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.545 28.477
19 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 28.253 28.484
20 95 Michael McDowell Circle Sport – Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 28.500 28.609
21 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 28.640 28.631
22 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 28.371 28.642
23 23 David Ragan BK Racing Toyota 28.387 28.686
24 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 28.608 28.895
25 44 Brian Scott (R) Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 28.645
26 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 28.662
27 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 28.705
28 34 Chris Buescher (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 28.720
29 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.725
30 7 Regan Smith Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 28.727
31 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet 28.749
32 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 28.816
33 93 Matt DiBenedetto BK Racing Toyota 28.865
34 38 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford 28.937
35 46 Michael Annett HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 28.958
36 98 Cole Whitt Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 28.962
37 15 Clint Bowyer HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 29.068
38 55 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 29.143
39 30 Josh Wise The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 29.411
40 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt (R) Go FAS Racing Ford 29.826
Official qualifying results

Practice (post-qualifying)Edit

Second practiceEdit

Kyle Larson was the fastest in the second practice session with a time of 28.814 and a speed of 132.186 mph (212.733 km/h).[14]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 28.814 132.186
2 78 Martin Truex, Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 28.814 132.186
3 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.836 132.085
Official second practice results

Final practiceEdit

Kyle Larson was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 28.729 and a speed of 132.577 mph (213.362 km/h).[15]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 28.729 132.577
2 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.735 132.549
3 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.748 132.489
Official final practice results

RaceEdit

First halfEdit

Under clear blue New Hampshire skies, Carl Edwards led the field to the green flag at 2:17 p.m. He held the led for 30 laps before Martin Truex Jr. ran him down to take the lead on lap 31. The first round of green flag stops started on lap 75. Truex pitted from the lead on lap 77 and handed it to Kyle Busch. He pitted on lap 79 and handed the lead to Brad Keselowski. He pitted on lap 80 and the lead cycled back to Truex.

Debris brought out the first caution of the race on lap 122.

The race restarted on lap 132. A spring rubber on the backstretch brought out the second caution of the race on lap 165.

Second halfEdit

The race restarted on lap 172. Matt Kenseth passed underneath Truex going into turn 3 to take the lead on lap 179. The final round of green flag stops began with 83 laps to go. Kenseth pitted from the lead with 69 laps to go and handed it to Keselowski. He pitted with 66 laps to go and handed the lead to Danica Patrick.[16] Michael Annett getting into the wall in turn 2 brought out the third caution of the race with 60 laps to go. He went on to finish 40th.[17] Patrick pitted under the caution and handed the lead back to Kenseth.

The race restarted with 52 laps to go. The fourth caution of the race flew with 36 laps to go after Michael McDowell suffered a left-rear tire blowout and spun out in turn 3. Edwards was sent to the tail end of the field on the restart for a commitment cone violation.[18]

The race restarted with 32 laps to go. The fifth caution of the race flew with 16 laps to go after Trevor Bayne rear-ended the wall in turn 4.

The race restarted with 11 laps to go. The sixth caution flew with 10 laps to go after Ricky Stenhouse Jr. got turned by Paul Menard in turn 2.

The race restarted with six laps to go. Kevin Harvick beat Kenseth going into turn 3 to take the lead with five laps to go and drove on to score the victory.[19]

Post-raceEdit

Driver commentsEdit

Harvick said in victory lane that the key "was just a smooth restart. I just didn’t want to spin the tires. I don’t know what happened to him, or if I just timed it right. It worked out good when we got to Turn 1.”[20] He added that one of his "main goals this year was to not stretch ourselves out so bad. … The things that we’re doing are good enough to be competitive, and we just need to not make mistakes and go from there.”[21]

Speaking about the final restart in the media center after the race, Kenseth said he "didn’t do a very good job. I let Kevin lay back on me and NASCAR said something about the restart before that and I have no idea what I did wrong. I probably shouldn’t have had that in my mind so I made sure I got rolling early and I spun the tires a little bit and he got half a car length anticipating it and just did it perfect and beat me through one and two and cleared me. It’s my fault. I shouldn’t have worried about what they (NASCAR) said and just got to turn one first.”[22]

Race resultsEdit

Pos Grid No. Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 19 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 300 44
2 8 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 300 40
3 12 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 300 39
4 11 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 300 38
5 13 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 300 36
6 1 19 Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 300 36
7 2 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 300 36
8 4 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 300 33
9 9 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 300 32
10 6 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 300 31
11 15 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 300 30
12 16 21 Ryan Blaney (R) Wood Brothers Racing Ford 300 29
13 10 24 Chase Elliott (R) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 300 29
14 18 88 Alex Bowman (i) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 300 0
15 5 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 300 26
16 29 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 300 25
17 26 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 300 24
18 24 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 300 24
19 7 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Ford 300 22
20 3 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 300 21
21 17 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 300 20
22 37 15 Clint Bowyer HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 300 19
23 22 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 299 18
24 21 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 299 17
25 14 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 299 16
26 20 95 Michael McDowell Circle Sport – Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 298 15
27 31 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Chevrolet 298 14
28 33 93 Matt DiBenedetto BK Racing Toyota 298 13
29 34 38 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford 298 12
30 28 34 Chris Buescher (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 298 11
31 25 44 Brian Scott Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 298 10
32 23 23 David Regan BK Racing Toyota 297 9
33 32 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 297 8
34 30 7 Regan Smith Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 297 7
35 36 98 Cole Whitt Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 294 6
36 38 55 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 293 5
37 40 32 Jeffrey Earnhardt (R) Go FAS Racing Ford 290 4
38 27 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 282 3
39 39 30 Josh Wise The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 268 2
40 35 46 Michael Annett HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 236 1
Official race results

Race summaryEdit

  • Lead changes: 8 among different drivers
  • Cautions/Laps: 6 for 31
  • Red flags: 0
  • Time of race: 2 hours, 54 minutes and 15 seconds
  • Average speed: 109.291 miles per hour (175.887 km/h)

MediaEdit

TelevisionEdit

NBCSN 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. Dave Burns, Mike Massaro, Marty Snider and Kelli Stavast handled pit road on the television side.

NBCSN
Booth announcers Pit reporters
Lap-by-lap: Rick Allen
Color-commentator: Jeff Burton
Color-commentator: Steve Letarte
Dave Burns
Mike Massaro
Marty Snider
Kelli Stavast

RadioEdit

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: Brad Gillie
Turns 1 & 2: Rob Albright
Turns 3 & 4: Pat Patterson
Jeff Hammond
Brett McMillan
Steve Richards
Wendy Venturini

Standings after the raceEdit

ReferencesEdit

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