2016 Bad Boy Off Road 300
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.
|Date||September 25, 2016|
|Location||New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire|
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)|
|Driver||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|Most laps led|
|Driver||Martin Truex, Jr.||Furniture Row Racing|
|No. 4||Kevin Harvick||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|Television in the United States|
|Announcers||Rick Allen, Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte|
|Radio in the United States|
|Booth Announcers||Mark Garrow and Brad Gillie|
|Turn Announcers||Rob Albright (1 & 2) and Pat Patterson (3 & 4)|
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.
|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|
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). 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.”
|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|
|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|
|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|
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.
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. 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. 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.
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.
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.” 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.”
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.”
|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|
- 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)
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.
|Booth announcers||Pit reporters|
|Lap-by-lap: Rick Allen
Color-commentator: Jeff Burton
Color-commentator: Steve Letarte
The Performance Racing Network had the radio call for the race, which was simulcast on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.
|Booth announcers||Turn announcers||Pit reporters|
|Lead announcer: Mark Garrow
Announcer: Brad Gillie
|Turns 1 & 2: Rob Albright
Turns 3 & 4: Pat Patterson
Standings after the raceEdit
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