Race Weekend Central

Kevin Harvick Clinches Berth in Second Round of Chase Winning New Hampshire

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On a restart with six laps to go, Kevin Harvick lined up on the bottom lane underneath Matt Kenseth. The No. 20 car led 105 laps until that point, but could not hold off the No. 4 machine as the green flag waved for the final time Sunday afternoon. Harvick started the 300-lap race from the …

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Truck of John Hunter Nemechek Fails Post-Race Inspection

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Roughly an hour following the conclusion of the inaugural Chase race for the Camping World Truck Series, NASCAR officials announced that the No. 8 truck of John Hunter Nemechek failed post-race inspection. Nemechek crossed the finish line ninth, rebounding from a Lap 53 spin underneath Kaz Grala. At the time of the spin, the NEMCO …

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Kaz Grala Posts Career-High Finish at Hometown Track

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(Credit: Mike Neff)

Westborough, MA sits 90 minutes south of Loudon, NH, the site of the inaugural Camping World Truck Series Chase race on Saturday. Though Kaz Grala is not a part of the playoff system, his  career-high seventh-place finish was special, coming at his home track. Grala has competed in seven races for GMS Racing in 2016. …

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William Byron Stomps the Field at New Hampshire

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After winning the pole earlier Saturday morning, William Byron didn’t have far to go to reach the front of the pack. That’s where he stayed for 161 of the race’s 175 laps. Building a large lead late in the race Byron had to weave through lap traffic, costing him valuable track time. His Kyle Busch …

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Kyle Larson Completes New Hampshire Practice Sweep

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In the third and final Cup Series practice of the weekend Kyle Larson found himself on top, again. A speed of 132.577 mph claimed the top spot, edging out Denny Hamlin (132.549 mph) by .006 seconds. Those speeds left Larson, currently 15th in Chase points coming out swinging at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Prepping for Round 1’s …

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William Byron Wins Pole For Inaugural Truck Series Chase Race

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In the final round of qualifying for the Camping World Truck Series, William Byron posted a lap of 132.864 mph, which awarded him the pole. The five-time winner this season was fastest in all three rounds. Over a tenth of a second behind Byron was Timothy Peters (132.374 mph), who will start alongside the No. …

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Kyle Larson, Martin Truex, Jr. Tie in Cup Practice at New Hampshire

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Kyle Larson and Martin Truex, Jr. tied atop the scoring pylon in the first practice Saturday morning at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. At a lap of 132.186 mph, the two Chase drivers were slightly faster than the rest of the Chase field. The first nine times were clocked in by …

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Christopher Bell: ‘We Haven’t Been Where We’ve Wanted to Be’

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(Photo: John Harrelson / NKP)

As the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series approaches the inaugural race to its inaugural Chase, drivers need to be at their best in the final seven races. Series rookie Christopher Bell is in the midst of an up and down season for Kyle Busch Motorsports, one on which he would to improve. That said, Bell, 21, is …

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Carl Edwards Captures New Hampshire Cup Pole, 6th of 2016

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Carl Edwards added another pole to his resume on Friday when he turned the fastest lap in the final round of qualifying in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, at 135.453 mph. The No. 19 has started atop the scoring pylon six times in 2016, the most in a single season of …

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Matt Crafton Paces Final Truck Practice at New Hampshire

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In the final five minutes of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice from New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the top 12 positions changed hands, and as time expired, former Truck Series champion Matt Crafton turned a lap of 132.882 mph, jumping the No. 88 to the top of the leaderboard. After having the fastest truck in …

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Ben Rhodes Tops Opening Truck Series Practice at New Hampshire

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In the last few minutes of opening NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Ben Rhodes jumped a host of Chase drivers on the leaderboard to pace the opening session. The No. 41 Toyota posted a lap of 132.076 mph, the only driver to reach the 132 mph bracket. The first …

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Kyle Larson Leads Opening Cup Practice at New Hampshire

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Late in opening practice, Kyle Larson posted the quickest lap of the session at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, at 135.941 mph. Coming up on the short end of the stick last weekend at Chicagoland Speedway, Chase Elliott was a bridesmaid again, this time pacing second at New Hampshire on Friday (135.893 …

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