Could the Still Winless Stewart-Haas End the Drought at New Hampshire? - Predictions and Odds

Back in 2011, Stewart-Haas ended what was its longest drought to start a season by winning at New Hampshire. The team will be looking for a repeat in 2019.

Past the halfway point of the 2019 season, Stewart-Haas Racing finds itself in unfamiliar territory.

Still winless 19 races in, the team now faces its longest drought to start a season.

The previous mark came in 2011, when Ryan Newman ended the drought by winning round 18.

Quite ironically, it happened at New Hampshire.

Team owner Tony Stewart completed the sweep for the team at Loudon by winning the second race.

In the end, 2011 turned out to be an amazing year for the team despite the rocky start.

Stewart would score his first win of the season at Chicago, the postseason opener.

He would go on to win half the races during the Chase, taking the championship over Carl Edwards.

This year, the team will likely hope to get things going at the Magic Mile.

How to Watch

What: Foxwoods Resort Casino 301

Where: New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH

When: Sunday, July 21st at 3:00 PM EST

How: NBC Sports (TV) | Performance Racing Network (Web radio) | NBC Sports App

What Went Wrong for Stewart-Haas Racing in 2019?

The 2018 season now feels like a distant memory.

SHR had one of its best years in the Cup Series history, scoring 12 wins.

Harvick led the way with a career and tied Kyle Busch for a series-leading eight victories.

All four drivers made trips to victory lane.

Clint Bowyer won for the first time since 2018 and ended the year with two wins.

Kurt Busch scored a single victory, while new signing Aric Almirola scored his second career win, the first since 2014.

All in all, it ended nicely for the team, with Harvick making the Final Four and Almirola fifth in points.

This year, on the other hand, hasn't been that great.

According to Harvick, SHR went the wrong direction with the setup and realized that mistake too late.

The series introduced a significant change to the aero package this season.

Ford also introduced its new Mustang model, changing the car's body.

Now the team has to play catch-up to the other front-runners.

It got off to a promising start, with #4 narrowly missing out on wins in rounds 2 and 3.

While Harvick sits at a comfortable third in the standings, the lack of wins has become a recurring theme.

Clint Bowyer, 15th, and new signing Daniel Suarez, 17th, are in real danger of not making it to the playoffs.

It has become quite clear that Stewart-Haas does not have the pace it enjoyed a year ago.

How Do Things Look Like for Stewart-Haas at New Hampshire?

Stewart-Haas Racing does have some positives to look for arriving at New Hampshire.

For starters, the team won the most recent race held at the track.

Kevin Harvick is the defending race winner of the "Extra Mile".

A three time winner at Loudon, the 2014 champion could tie Jeff Burton for the most wins at the track.

He leads all active drivers with 11 top 5 finishes at Loudon, and has the fourth best mark with 718 laps led.

Clint Bowyer is also a two-time winner at the Magic Mile.

There is even more reason for optimism looking at the team's history.

This is SHR's second best track in wins (four), fourth in laps led (1,113) and fifth in top 5s (14).

The two-time champions will definitely be hoping to work some of that magic once again in 2019.

2019 Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 Odds

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Driver Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 Winner Link
Busch, Kyle +250 Bet Now
Truex Jr. Martin +400 Bet Now
Harvick, Kevin +550 Bet Now
Keselowski, Brad +1000 Bet Now
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Busch, Kurt +1800 Bet Now
Blaney, Ryan +2000 Bet Now
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Almirola, Aric +2500 Bet Now
Johnson, Jimmie +2500 Bet Now
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Larson, Kyle +2500 Bet Now
Bowman, Alex +3000 Bet Now
Suarez, Daniel +5000 Bet Now
Byron, William +6000 Bet Now
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