Loudon Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer No quitting from both Ryan Newman and his entire No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing squad, settling for seventh in Sunday’s Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway after overcoming a coil wiring issue. “Honestly, it was the most fun I’ve had all year in a race car, and that’s mostly because we had a good, competitive Oscar Mayer Ford. I slid through the box,” Newman on his stellar top-10 performance. “We had a bad coil wire. We had a bunch of things that setRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Erik Jones earned third-place in Sunday’s Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway the hardest way imaginable and that’s overcoming multiple setbacks. Whether it’s a speeding penalty or multiple incidents with several drivers, Jones made the most of rallying back to equal his result from last Saturday’s Quaker State 400 at Kentucky. Even if he described his good day as a sloppy one from his viewpoint. “We got good stage points in the first stage and finished well at the end. The Stanley CamryRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It’s a must-win situation for Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. if he wants to make the playoffs after a heavy crash ended his race in Sunday’s Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. On Lap 136, the fourth caution came out when Stenhouse’s left front tire blew up and smacked the backstretch wall, destroying the right side of his No. 17 Fastenal Ford Mustang and will be credited with a 36th place result. The direct cause of Stenhouse’s issues was contact with Erik Jones heading intoRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer That elusive top-five for Justin Allgaier at New Hampshire Motor Speedway ended in Saturday’s Roxor 200, spoiling “The Big Three” sweep in the process. Allgaier’s road to a personal best supremacy at the “Magic Mile” unfolded on Lap 183 when his No. 7 Brandt/Rev1 Energy Chevrolet Camaro was in excellent position of spoiling the dominance from “The Big Three,” and his target was passing championship leader Tyler Reddick. Heading into Turn 3, Allgaier tried clearing Reddick, but the latter went for the crossover to defend hisRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The story of the season has been about Stewart-Haas Racing’s winning ways. For pole sitter Kurt Busch, it appeared he had the car to finally snap a 54-race winless streak and give the team its eighth win of the season. That all ended when a pit miscue cost him several track positions and he ultimately wound up eighth in Sunday’s Foxwood Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. With 74 laps to go, Busch relinquished second and made his penultimate pit stop under green.Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer New Hampshire Motor Speedway will remain an elusive track for Ryan Preece. As his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Christopher Bell took the checkered flag, Preece settled for third in Saturday’s Lakes Region 200 in Loudon, leading six of 200 laps and continuing to impress the NASCAR paddock. The 2013 Whelen Modified Tour Champion was in the mix for the win on the final restart on Lap 183, but wasn’t able to amount a serious charge against Bell and pole sitter Brad Keselowski. His third-place effortRead More
LOUDON, N.H. – The odds in Kyle Busch’s favor made another dramatic surge on Sunday afternoon at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. In winning for the third time in eight starts since returning from an 11-race injury absence, Busch solidified his chances of qualifying for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup with a serendipitous victory in the 5-Hour ENERGY 301 at the Magic Mile. Two critical moves were essential to Busch’s winning for the second time at New Hampshire and the 32nd time in his career. First, with the No.Read More
LOUDON, N.H. – To Denny Hamlin, it was just hard short-track racing for the win. To runner-up Austin Dillon, it was unnecessarily aggressive driving that led to Hamlin’s victory in the Lakes Region 200 NASCAR XFINITY Series race on Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. On Lap 179 of 200 at the Magic Mile, Hamlin drove his No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota to the inside of Dillon’s No. 33 Chevrolet. Hamlin slid up the track into Dillon, broke the No. 33’s momentum and took the lead. Eventual third- andRead More