Welcome NASCAR race fans to my NASCAR blog. This week in NASCAR starts the second half of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. They will be racing the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Louden, NH. This is a 1.058 mile nearly flat track.
The qualifying record is held by Ryan Newman of 133.357 mph and 28.561 seconds, set 9/12/03. The race record, 317.4 miles was set by Jeff Burton of 117.134 mph 7/13/97. In 2000 there were two deaths in practices in nearly the same place on the track. Adam Petty crashed in Busch practice and later in the year, Kenny Irwin crashed in Cup practice. NASCAR’s solution was to put restrictor plates on the carburetors to slow the cars down. Jeff Burton led all the laps after starting from the pole! Since then, safer barriers were installed around the track and they are allowed to race.
First time winners at this track are Clint Bowyer and Joey Logano, who is the youngest winner here. Last year Jimmie Johnson won this race, while Clint Bowyer won the first race in the chase. For NASCAR tickets you can go to Vivid Seats.
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