Denny Hamlin won his first race of the year by holding off Kyle Larson over the final laps at New Hampshire Speedway on Sunday. Hamlin led 54 of 301 laps for his third career win at New Hampshire and he did it in a back-up car after crashing his primary car in a Friday practice session.
Kevin Harvick dominated Sunday's Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, but gambled on fuel late in the race and lost. After leading 214 of 300 laps, Harvick ran out of gas with two laps left opening the door for Matt Kenseth to win the second race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
Kyle Busch's incredible comeback continues. After missing the first 11 races of the season with a broken leg and foot, Busch has won three of the last four races including Sunday's 5-Hour Energy 301 at New Hampshire. After pitting earlier than the rest of the field for new tires, he took the lead on Lap 253 of 301 after the rest of the lead lap cars pitted one last time and held on to the finish
He’s had some health problems and had only eight Cup starts last year, and this year he’s been sharing the ride with Mark Martin. But yesterday it was Brian Vickers’ chance to shine.
Earlier in the week Denny Hamlin tweeted “We will win” and he backed it up with a dominating victory at New Hampshire in the second race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
That was despite qualifying 32nd because his crew put the wrong air pressure in his tires. Pretty frustrating because he had the fastest car in both practice sessions.
When it matters the most, Tony Stewart is two for two. After going winless up until last week's Chase for the Sprint Cup opener at Chicagoland Speedway, Stewart won for the second week in a row, this time at New Hampshire. Stewart took the lead when Clint Bowyer ran out of gas with two laps to go. It was almost the exact reverse of what happened last year when Stewart ran out of gas with one la
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.
Great day on the track for Stewart-Haas Racing. Pole sitter Ryan Newman won his first race of the year and third at New Hampshire while team co-owner Tony Stewart finished right behind him in second place. That's exactly how they started the race. Newman led 119 laps including the last 72 to end a 47-race winless streak for his 15th career win and third at New Hampshire.
New Hampshire Speedway in Loudon, NH (Getty Images)It’s a busy weekend in racing with Sprint Cup, Nationwide and the Truck Series all in action. Sprint and Nationwide are at New Hampshire while the trucks are running in Iowa.
Kyle Busch won two out of three races last week at Kentucky, winning the Truck series event on
Thursday then the Sprint Cup race on Saturday. He enters this weekend with 99