New Hampshire NASCAR Preview
Tony Stewart says he and his team have had a miserable year up until just a few weeks ago when he finished third at Atlanta and then seventh at Richmond before his first win of the season at Chicagoland. His 40th career victory also ended a long winless streak.
the field, seven had a legitimate shot at winning the title, but he didn't consider himself one of them.
Stewart has recorded 15 top-10 finishes, including two victories, in 25 starts at New Hampshire.
Newman has posted three wins and 13 top-10 finishes in 19 races. He's also claimed five poles.
Jeff Gordon is tied with Jimmie Johnson, Kurt Busch and Newman for second most wins at New Hampshire with three each. Gordon is looking to rebound after a disappointing finishe at Chicagoland. He tumbled from third to 11th in the standings after his 24th-place run.
Jeff Burton holds the track record with four victories.
Don't count anybody out of the Chase. Last year Jimmie Johnson finished 25th in the Chase opener at New Hampshire, but went on to win his fifth straight championship.