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LOUDON, N.H. — Kasey Kahne spoiled Denny Hamlin’s heroic drive through the field and held on to win Sunday’s Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, all but securing a spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup with his second victory of the season.
Kahne led the final 66 laps, as fast-closing Hamlin ran out of time after starting deep in the field on a restart on Lap 240. Hamlin had dominated the race, but a miscommunication on pit strategy cost him track position in the late going, and Hamlin ran out of time after securing the runner-up spot.
Clint Bowyer ran third, followed by Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Brad Keselowski. Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick, Greg Biffle and Ryan Newman completed the top 10.
The victory was Kahne’s first at the Magic Mile and the 14th of his career. Kahne is 12th in the standings — and the only driver in positions 11-20 with two victories — with seven races left before the Chase field is set at Richmond.
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The Chase for the Sprint Cup wild card was custom-made for Kasey Kahne.
In a year marred by accidents and engine failures, Kahne has fought back from a season-low 33rd in the points standings after the race at Phoenix International Raceway in early March to put himself in Chase contention with his win at New Hampshire on Sunday.
Sunday's win, his second victory of 2012, vaulted...
For Denny Hamlin, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Lenox Industrial Tools 301 was his for the taking - until the caution flag flew for oil on the track on Lap 235.
Hamlin, who had led five times for a total of 150 laps at that juncture in Sunday's race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, pitted with the leaders. However, crew chief Darian Grubb misunderstood the radio communication from Hamlin...
THE MODERATOR: We’ll go ahead and get started with our winner’s press conference. We welcome Kasey Kahne, the winner of today’s race. This is his second victory of 2012. With this victory, Kasey moves into the No. 1 wild card position. He now has more victories than any other driver outside of the top 10. This is his first victory and seventh top 10 finish in 17...
Denny, we hardly knew you.
A new, improved Denny Hamlin climbed from his car after a disappointing runner-up finish Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
The new, improved Denny Hamlin bore little resemblance to the zombie-like Denny Hamlin of November 2010 at Phoenix.
The circumstances on the race track were remarkably similar. Hamlin's reactions were markedly different.
THE MODERATOR: Denny, take us through your run out there today.
DENNY HAMLIN: You know, just a great racecar, really a great racecar. You’re going to have days like this. It’s part of racing. That’s why it’s such a team sport. It’s the pit crew, the driver, the car, the crew chief, all those things put together. We just had a slight miscommunication, that one...
Joe Gibbs Racing and Hendrick Motorsports dominated the top-five running order through much of the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday. In the end, a Hendrick driver, Kasey Kahne, drove his No. 5 Chevrolet into victory lane to claim his second win of 2012.
Denny Hamlin, driver of the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Toyota, dominated...
Kasey Kahne celebrates at NHMSA strategy filled afternoon in New Hampshire put Kasey Kahne in victory lane at the end of the race. Kahne won his second race of the season and put himself in the first wild card position. Kahne said to make the chase he “need(s) to stay after it.” This win was definitely a momentum builder for Kahne and will help him come chase time. Rain threatened...
LOUDON, NH – Kasey Kahne narrowly missed placing his No. 5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet in the top spot for Sunday’s Lenox Industrial Tools 301 and collecting his third pole of 2012. Kahne’s lap was a mere one hundredth of a second off of the pole speed of 133.417 mph. The run marks Kahne’s ninth top-five start of the 2012 season.
The No. 39 Army ROTC Chevrolet of Ryan...
After a month of fan voting it came down to two drivers that could have the chance to grace the front cover of the new racing game, NASCAR THE GAME: Inside Line. Fans were directed to the title’s Facebook page where they could cast their vote for either Kasey Kahne or Dale Earnhardt Jr.
With Kasey Kahne finding victory lane at Loudon he was looking to go for the “sweep” and...
LOUDON, N.H. – Kasey Kahne won his second race of the season by holding off Denny Hamlin in the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) in his No. 5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet. Kahne led a total of 66 of the 301-lap event. The victory is his first career win at NHMS in 17 starts. His second trip to winner’s circle has moved him to 12th in the point...
Experience has taught Denny Hamlin the best way to handle adversity.
The 32-year-old NASCAR Sprint Cup star lost a race on Sunday he almost certainly should have won. A mix-up over how many tires to change late in the race dropped Hamlin from the lead to 13th place for the final restart. A furious charge to the end still left him a little more than two seconds and 10 car lengths...
Joe Gibbs Racing had two of the best cars of the field Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch qualified first and third. Combined, those two led 216 of 301 laps. Early on, it looked like Kyle was in another zip code and no one was going to touch him.
Things were going pretty good until his green-flag pit stop. His No. 18 team then experienced a double...
Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Hendrick Farmer’s Chevrolet finds himself in Victory Lane at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the Lenox Industrial Tools 301. Kasey took the lead when the cars pitted on lap 235, and led the last 66 laps of the race. Kasey’s win puts him in the number 1 wild card spot with two wins for the Race for the Chase.
Kyle Busch started the race as the pole...
Below is Kasey Kahne’s burnout at Loudon, New Hampshire where he beat out Denny Hamlin for his second victory of the year.
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NASCAR’s Chase for the Championship wild card hunt took a definitive turn at the 1.058-mile New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday.