New Hampshire Motor Speedway Tag

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer At the start of the weekend, the New Hampshire 301 did not look as if it would be a good race for Greg Biffle and his No. 16 NESN Fuel Ford Fusion team. Biffle was 34th in the opening practice, and qualified his Roush Fenway Racing Ford in the 28th position. In the following practices on Saturday, Biffle’s team improved his car, as he was 15th fastest in the second practice. Biffle was 19th fastest in the final practice. After the race went green onRead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor The pressure on the shoulders of Alex Bowman must have been immense all week long, but you wouldn’t have been able to tell as the young driver from Tucson, Arizona looked calm, cool and collected while driving in relief of NASCAR’s most popular driver — Dale Earnhardt Jr. Bowman got the call mid-week to run the Sprint Cup Series race for Hendrick Motorsports’ No. 88 team, after Earnhardt found out that what he believed to be a sinus infection was actually symptoms of a concussionRead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor For the past three years, Tony Stewart seemed to be a punchline of many jokes in the NASCAR circle. However, after how Stewart has performed over the last month, not many competitors who are vying to hoist this season’s Sprint Cup trophy are laughing anymore. Stewart looks focused, determined and the 45-year old driver showed his competitive spirit again in the New Hampshire 301 on Sunday. Stewart started the day from the 12th position, and he held serve by the time the competition caution came out on lap 35. UnderRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer The last time the NASCAR Xfinity Series visited New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Denny Hamlin took home the victory. Hamlin beat out Austin Dillon by just over a half a second. Daniel Suarez was the highest finishing Xfinity Series regular. Suarez finished fifth. The last time a contender for the Xfinity Series Championship won at New Hampshire was Kyle Busch in 2009. Busch won the NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship in 2009 while also competing full-time in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The last time a contenderRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Contributor In a shock to the NASCAR world, Hendrick Motorsports announced on Thursday that Dale Earnhardt, Jr. would miss Sunday’s race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway after suffering from concussion-like symptoms in the recent weeks. In a team release, Earnhardt noted that he not been feeling well leading into last weekend’s race at Kentucky and after visiting his physicians and being evaluated, he was not cleared to race. Earnhardt missed a handful of races back in 2012 after being diagnosed with a concussion following hard crashesRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Contributor As the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series gears up for their race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend, we’ll take a look back as we do each week at a race from New Hampshire’s past in this week’s edition of “Throwback Thursday Theater.” This week, we’ll go in depth on the very first race at the track – the 1993 Slick 50 300. The track first opened in 1990, with the Busch Series becoming the first NASCAR national series to compete at the track. AfterRead More
Seven-Race Chase Formats to be Implemented in 2016 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (January 19, 2016) – Using the overwhelming success of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup format introduced in 2014 as a guidepost, NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France announced today the implementation of a playoff system in both the NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. On the heels of a 2015 Chase that saw the highest season-finale viewership in nearly a decade, record-breaking page views on NASCAR.com and unparalleled volume on social media, the NASCARRead More
As I’m watching the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series from New Hampshire Motor Speedway, I realize that Kyle Busch is a man on a mission. He made all the right moves and took his third race win on the season. Only Jimmie Johnson has more wins in 2015 at this point. The younger Busch brother, who hails from Las Vegas, is pulling out all of the stops in order to earn a spot in NASCAR’s “playoff” system, The Chase for the Championship. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver missed the first elevenRead More