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Wrapup: NH Motor Speedway

Sunday, July 16, 2017


The New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) hosted two NASCAR premier series this past weekend. The XFINITY Series Overton's 200 was featured on Saturday afternoon at the 1.058-mile oval in Loudon, NH. The Monster Energy Cup drivers took their turn with the Overton's 301 on Sunday. The Camping World Truck Series, off this past weekend, will go dirt racing on Wednesday, July 19, with the Aspen Dental 150 at Eldora Speedway. The results and upcoming scheduled events for the ARCA Racing Series, NASCAR Home Tracks and other covered series are also shown below.

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS)
Time Trials: Martin Truex Jr. (No. 78 WIX Filters Toyota Camry) won the Coors Light Pole Award for the Overton's 301 with a lap of 133.077 mph. This is his 13th pole in 424 MENCS races. It is his first pole and 15th top-10 start in 2017 and his first pole in 23 races at NHMS. Jimmie Johnson (second) posted his second top-10 start of 2017 and his 21st in 31 races at NHMS. Matt Kenseth (third) posted his 10th top-10 start at NHMS and his 12th in 19 races this season. Erik Jones (sixth) was the fastest qualifying Rookie of the Year contender.  
Did not qualify: No one. Only 39 cars entered for 40 spots in the lineup.

Results: Denny Hamlin (No. 11 FedEx Office Toyota Camry) won the Overton's 301, his 30th victory in 417 MENCS races. This is his first victory and 10th top-10 finish in 2017. It is his third victory and 14th top-10 finish in 23 races at NHMS. Kyle Larson (second) posted his fourth top-10 finish in seven races at NHMS and his 12th top-10 finish in 2017. Martin Truex Jr. (third) posted his ninth top-10 finish in 23 races at NHMS. Daniel Suarez (sixth) was the highest finishing Rookie of the Year contender. Pole-sitter Kyle Busch led 95 laps and finished the 301-lap event in 12th place.

Standings: Martin Truex Jr. leads the point standings by 38 points over Kyle Larson.

Top 16 - Chase Contenders:
1. Martin Truex Jr.
2. Kyle Larson
3. Kyle Busch
4. Kevin Harvick
5. Denny Hamlin
6. Chase Elliott
7. Jamie McMurray
8. Brad Keselowski
9. Jimmie Johnson
10. Clint Bowyer
11. Matt Kenseth
12. Ryan Blaney
13. Joey Logano
14. Kurt Busch
15. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
16. Ryan Newman

Next: Sunday, July 23, Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (2.5-mile rectangular oval in Speedway, IN)
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NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS)
Time Trials: MENCS regular Kyle Busch, driving the No. 18 NOS Energy Drink Toyota, won the Coors Light Pole Award for the Overton's 200 with a lap of 129.353 mph. This is his 62nd pole in 334 NXS races. It is his fifth pole and fifth top-10 NXS start in 2017 and his fourth pole in 12 NXS races at NHMS. Cup driver Brad Keselowski (second) posted his sixth top-10 NXS start of 2017 and his ninth in nine NXS races at NHMS. Another Cup driver, Kyle Larson (third), posted his second top-10 NXS start at NHMS. It is his eighth in eight NXS races this season. Matt Tifft (fourth) was the fastest qualifying Rookie of the Year contender.
Did not qualify: None. Only 40 cars entered for 40 spots in the lineup.

Results: Pole-sitter Kyle Busch won the Overton's 200, his 89th victory in 334 NXS races. This is his third victory and sixth top-10 NXS finish in 2017. It is his sixth victory and ninth top-10 finish in 12 NXS races at NHMS. Ryan Preece (second) posted his first top-10 finish in four races at NHMS and his first top-10 finish in 2017. William Byron (third), who was making his first series start at the Loudon, NH track, was the highest finishing Rookie of the Year contender.

Standings: Elliott Sadler leads the point standings by 45 points over William Byron.

Top 12 - Chase Contenders:
1. Elliott Sadler
2. William Byron
3. Justin Allgaier
4. Brennan Poole
5. Daniel Hemric
6. Cole Custer
7. Matt Tifft
8. Ryan Reed
9. Michael Annett
10. Dakoda Armstrong
11. Blake Koch
12. Darrell Wallace Jr.

Next: Saturday, July 22, Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS)

Standings: Johnny Sauter leads the point standings by 28 points over Christopher Bell.

Top 8 - Chase Contenders:
1. Johnny Sauter
2. Christopher Bell
3. Chase Briscoe
4. Matt Crafton
5. Ben Rhodes
6. Grant Enfinger
7. Ryan Truex
8. John Hunter Nemechek

Next: Wednesday, July 19, Aspen Dental 150 at Eldora Speedway (0.5-mile clay oval in New Weston, OH)
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NASCAR Home Tracks
K&N Pro Series-East: July 15, United Site Services 70 at NH Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH
Winner: Todd Gilliland  -Pole: Chase Purdy  -Points Leader: Harrison Burton
Next: July 28, Casey's General Store 150 (Combo w/West) at Iowa Speedway (0.875-mile oval in Newton, IA)

K&N Pro Series-West: June 24, Carneros 200 at Sonoma (CA) Raceway
Winner: Kevin Harvick  -Pole: Will Rodgers   -Points Leader: Todd Gilliland
Next: July 28, Casey's General Store 150 (Combo w/East) at Iowa Speedway

Pinty’s Series: July 15, Pinty's Grand Prix of Toronto at Honda Indy Toronto in Ontario
Winner: Kevin Lacroix  -Pole: Andrew Ranger  -Points Leader: Kevin Lacroix
Next: July 26, Velocity Prairie Thunder Twin 100s at Wyant Group Raceway (0.333-mile oval in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan)

Whelen Modified Tour: July 14, All-Star Shootout (non-points) Winner: Ryan Preece
July 15, Eastern Propane and Oil 100 at NH Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH
Winner: Bobby Santos -Pole: (*) Ryan Preece  -Points Leader: Rowan Pennink
Next: August 4 at Stafford Motor Speedway (0.5-mile oval in Stafford Springs, CT)

Peak Mexico Series: July 16 at Autodromo Internacional de Aguascalientes in Mexico
Winner: Abraham Calderon  -Pole: Rogelio Lopez -Points Leader: Ruben Rovelo
Next: August 6 at Autodromo Moisés Solana (1.0874-mile road course in Pachuca, Mexico)
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Other Series
ARCA Racing Series: July 8, Fans With Benefits 150 at Iowa Speedway in Newton, IA
Winner: Dalton Sargeant  -Pole: Shane Lee  -Points Leader: Austin Theriault
Next: July 21, Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200 at Lucas Oil Raceway (0.686-mile oval in Brownsburg, Indiana)

Southern Modified Racing Series: July 8 at Hickory (NC) Motor Speedway
Winner: Jeremy Gerstner   -Pole: Brandon Ward  -Points Leader: Brandon Ward
Next: July 21 at Caraway Speedway (0.455-mile oval in Sophia, NC)

EXIT Realty Modified Touring Series: July 8 at Monadnock (NH) Speedway
Winner: Chase Dowling   -Pole: Jon McKennedy  -Points Leader: Ryan Preece
Next: July 21 at Stafford Motor Speedway (0.5-mile oval in Stafford Springs, CT)
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(*) Qualifying canceled (weather). Lineup set by practice speed or other series rules. Driver not credited with a pole.



Tony Ballantoni runs the NASCAR coverage at RotoWorld.com.
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