A Look at Toyota's New Hampshire Dominance: Foxwoods Resort Casino 301- Predictions and Odds
No other manufacturer has been as dominant in recent years at New Hampshire as Toyota.
The stats since 2013, which marked the Gen 6’s introduction, show it clearly.
The Camries have combined for seven wins in 11 starts, while Ford and Chevrolet have three and one, respectively.
A win by Ford last year snapped an impressive run of five wins in six years.
As New Hampshire scaled back to one event, it marked the first time since 2014 that Toyota went winless there.
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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
Toyota’s Past History at New Hampshire
This recent dominance at New Hampshire is clearly related to the Gen 6 switch in 2013.
Previously, Toyota had only scored two wins at the Magic Mile.
The first one came with Joey Logano during a rain-shortened race back in 2009.
The second one came with Denny Hamlin in the final race for the COT at the track.
Toyota then proceeded to score a sweep in 2013, which included Brian Vickers scoring a shock win in July.
Ford went on to win back-to-back in 2014 as Team Penske’s Brad Keselowski and Logano split the victories.
From 2015 until 2018, it was all Toyota, save for a single Chevrolet win in 2016.
Naturally, Joe Gibbs Racing was the one responsible for the five wins during that span.
Kyle Busch kicked off the streak with a win in July 2015, as Matt Kenseth followed that with back-to-back victories.
Kevin Harvick briefly interrupted the run during the 2016 playoffs.
Toyota however picked up where it had left off, as Busch and Hamlin split the sweep in 2017.
Harvick again played spoiler last year, winning the single event in July.
As the Cup Series makes its now yearly trip to Loudon, Toyota certainly wants to reclaim its spot.
Joe Gibbs Racing an Early Favorite
It’s no exaggeration to say that Joe Gibbs’ Toyotas have been the class of the field in 2019.
The team’s Camries have combined for ten wins in 18 races.
Toyota leads the manufacturers’ championship with a comfortable 15 points margin over Ford.
Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch are tied in wins with four, while Denny Hamlin has two.
When it comes to New Hampshire, the prospects also look good.
Hamlin and Busch have two wins in the last three starts.
The 2015 champion has an average finish of 5.0 during that same span.
Martin Truex Jr. might have never won at the Magic Mile, but it could very well change this season.
The 2017 champion has the best average during that span, a solid 4.0.
Truex scored one pole and finished inside the top 5 in all three races.
Having won four of the last 11 races this season, #19 will definitely be in the mix.
In other words, Toyota begins the weekend at Loudon as the safest bet among the manufacturers.
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