Hendrick Motorsports' top three moments at New Hampshire

With 138 starts, Hendrick Motorsports is no stranger to the 1.058-mile oval that is New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The team currently owns nine wins at "The Granite State" track, making it the leader in victories among NASCAR Sprint Cup race teams.

  1. In honor of the upcoming race this weekend, let's take a look at Hendrick Motorsports' top three moments at New Hampshire over the years: 
  2. 1. JEFF GORDON: July 9, 1995 
  3. In 1995 at New Hampshire, 23-year-old Jeff Gordon rallied from a 21st starting position to take his first checkered flag at the 1.058-mile oval and for the fifth time that year. His win also marked Hendrick Motorsports' first victory at the Loudon, New Hampshire, racetrack. Gordon went on to win two more races that season before he was ultimately crowned the 1995 Cup champion, marking his first of four career championships. 
  4. 2. JIMMIE JOHNSON: Sept. 14, 2003
  5. Jimmie Johnson came into the fall 2003 race at New Hampshire with plenty of momentum. In the 2003 season thus far, he had collected one pole position, two wins, seven top-five finishes and 11 top-10s -- and he was only in his sophomore season as a full-time driver in the Cup series. Johnson had emerged victorious a few months ago at New Hampshire during the summer race and this race proved to be no different. He took the checkered flag at "The Granite State" track and to this day, is one of two drivers to ever sweep both races in one season at New Hampshire. 
  6. 3. KASEY KAHNE: July 15, 2012
  7. Kasey Kahne began the 301-mile event from the outside pole position and led 66 laps en route to his first victory at "The Granite State" track. Kahne's win at New Hampshire helped him secure a spot in the 2012 Chase for the Sprint Cup and he ultimately finished fourth in the points standings. His 2012 win at New Hampshire also marked Hendrick Motorsports' ninth Victory Lane visit at the 1.058-mile oval. 
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