Found July 14, 2012 on Fan View Point:
NASCAR fans favorite villain, Kurt Busch took the pole for Sunday's Lenox 301 at Loudon. Busch's speed of 133.417 circled the Magic Mile in 28.548 seconds. Rowdy edged Kasey Kahne, at 133.403, Denny Hamlin, at 133.399, and Martin Truex at 133.338. Denny Hamlin was fastest in Saturday's first practice at NHMSEarlier in the week, Busch spoke about the short track tendencies of NHMS. "Loudon is definitely a short track race. It's a lot like Phoenix. You have some good speed down the straighaway, but definitely a lot of braking getting through the tight, paperclip shaped corners." Sprint Cup teams took the to the speedway this morning for practice, before giving way to the Nationwide teams qualifying session. Denny Hamlin was fastest in the morning practice session at 131.478, followed by Jeff Gordon, Martin Truex Jr., Aric Amirola and Clint Bowyer. The Sprint Cup drivers have final "happy hour" practice at 11:20 this morning. The remainder of the wee...

Busch aims for better luck at Loudon

New Hampshire Motor Speedway hasn't always been kind to Kyle Busch. Although he won in just his third start on the one-mile track, NASCAR's transition from the old-style car to the new-style car threw the young driver for a loop. "I won the spring race in 2006, not the last COY (Car of Yesterday) race here, but close to it," Busch said. "I felt like I was...

Hamlin deals with race slipping away

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...

Hamlin says back will be fine

Denny Hamlin says his back is feeling fine and he doesn't expect any issues this weekend at New Hampshire. Hamlin missed practice last week at Daytona and sat out the Nationwide Series race while receiving treatment for back spasms. He says he's had torn and bulging disks for some time, and may someday need surgery on his back. Hamlin played Thursday in a celebrity golf...

Busch claims pole in New Hampshire

Kyle Busch went out last in qualifying at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Friday to claim the pole starting spot for Sunday’s Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at the track with a 28.548-second lap. “I thought it was going to be teammates on the front row, but we’ll take first and third,” Busch said. Coming in between the Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Busch and Denny Hamlin in qualifying...

Race runner-up Hamlin learning from adversity

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...

Kyle Busch seeks 2nd Sprint Cup win

Kyle Busch continues to battle for spot in Chase.

Kahne wins after Hamlin domination at New Hampshire

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...

Kahne takes second win of season

Kasey Kahne has won his second NASCAR Sprint Cup race of the season by holding off Denny Hamlin at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Kahne took the lead from Hamlin during a restart on the 240th lap of the 300-lap race at the 1-mile oval Sunday. He was helped by miscommunication between Hamlin, who wanted two tires changed, and crew chief Darian Grubb, who thought he wanted four...

Kahne holds off Hamlin to notch win at Loudon

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...

F.W. Webb 200 from New Hampshire Final Practice Times

Kyle Busch led the way with a lap of 29.412 seconds in the final practice for the F.W. Webb 200 from New Hampshire. Rounding out the top five was Kevin Harvick, Kasey Kahne, Sam Hornish, Jr., and Austin Dillon. Pos Car Driver Team Time Behind 1 54 Kyle Busch Monster Energy Toyota 29.412 Leader 2 33 Kevin Harvick Barber Foods Chevrolet 29.470 -0.058 3 38 Kasey Kahne...

New Hampshire Motor Speedway – Lenox Industrial Tools 301

This weekends NASCAR race is at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire for the Lenox Tools 301. The track is officially dubbed the “Magic Mile.” The 5 drivers with the best “average finish” since 2010 are Jeff Gordon (AVG 6.25), Tony Stewart (AVG 7.25), Ryan Newman (AVG 10.00), Kevin Harvick (10.75), and Dale Earnhardt Jr (AVG 11.00). Kyle Busch qualified on...

DirecTV NASCAR HotPass lineup: New Hampshire

DirecTV customers have an opportunity during each NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race to choose from among four drivers to follow throughout each event with DirecTV HotPass. the satellite television service offers up four dedicated driver channels, free to its subscribers, during each Sprint Cup race. Each driver channel features multiple camera angles, real-time statistics and live communication...
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