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James Buescher started 17th for the Sta-Green 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Just past the half way point, an incident ahead of the Texas native collected the Rheem machine. He received slight damage and after repairs, Buescher rejoined the field in the 19th position, one lap down. On lap 141, the team took the wave around to put them back on the lead lap. Running just outside the top-15, In 16th, Buescher went to work and climbed all the way up to 12th position. With three laps to go, the No. 99 came up just shy on fuel and relegated Buescher to 22nd position, three laps down.-RAB Racing
Jul 14 - 8:30 AM

John Wes Townley finishes 22nd in Friday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Iowa Speedway.

He started the No. 05 Toyota Tundra 20th in the lineup for the American Ethanol 200. He is currently 10th in the 2014 NCWTS point standings. Townley is also sitting 4th in the 2014 ARCA Racing Series championship standings.
Jul 14 - 8:16 AM

Timmy Solomito finishes 11th in Saturday's NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

He started the No. 75 Chevrolet 5th in the lineup for the Sunoco 100. He is currently 8th in the 2014 NWMT point standings.
Jul 14 - 8:13 AM

Kaz Grala finishes 10th in Friday night's NASCAR K&N Pro Series-East race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

He started the No. 31 Chevrolet 28th in the lineup for the Granite State 100. He is currently 10th in the 2014 KNPSE point standings.
Jul 14 - 8:11 AM

Thomas Martin finishes 9th in Saturday night's NASCAR K&N Pro Series-West race at State Line Speedway in Post Falls, Idaho.

He started the No. 5 Chevrolet 8th on the grid for the NAPA Auto Parts/Toyota 150. He is currently 6th in the 2014 K&N-West point standings.
Jul 14 - 8:07 AM

Alex Tagliani finishes 13th in Friday night's NASCAR Canadian Tire Series race at Edmonton International Raceway (Wetaskiwin, Alberta).

He started the No. 18 Dodge on the pole for the Alberta Has Energy 300. He is currently 9th in the 2014 NCATS point standings.
Jul 14 - 8:05 AM

In the span of less than 10 laps, Jimmie Johnson went from running in the top five to sitting in the garage at New Hampshire. He lost air pressure in his left rear tire on lap six, pitted for fresh rubber, and then crashed six laps later. He finished 42nd in the Camping World RV Sales 301.

Johnson insisted that the team was not running low air pressure in that tire—at least not before the second incident—but officials from Goodyear had a different story to tell. They said the tires failed in a manner consistent with low inflation pressure. Either way this is the second consecutive week in which Johnson finished 42nd. Prior to this weekend, Johnson had back-to-back 40th-place finishes in 2004 at Watkins Glen and Michigan, but has not scored two 40-something results since.
Jul 13 - 10:37 PM

Joey Logano clearly had the second-best car to his teammate Brad Keselowski when he was wrecked on lap 211 of 305 by one of the slowest cars on the track. As Logano attempted to pass Morgan Shepherd in the No. 33, the 72-year-old veteran lost control and slammed into the No. 22 sending him hard into the wall.

Before the incident Logano was well on his way to earning another top-five, which would have kept his perfect record of top-five finishes alive on short, flat tracks. He will remain one of the top choices when the series returns to New Hampshire, Richmond, Martinsville, and Phoenix for the fall races on those tracks.
Jul 13 - 10:25 PM

Another strong run for Kevin Harvick was derailed by a mistake in the pits. This time the decision to remain on track on gasoline fumes caused the No. 4 to stumble on the restart and limp to the finish in 30th.

Harvick was officially credited with running at the end of the race, but this cannot bode well for a team that has had communication and mechanical problems all year. Harvick’s victories at Phoenix and Darlington secure his spot in the Chase, but the Stewart-Haas Racing organization is in jeopardy of losing all of their momentum before the Geico 400 at Chicagoland.
Jul 13 - 10:15 PM

Jeff Gordon attempted to stretch his fuel mileage at New Hampshire, but a green-white-checkered finish extended the race and caused him to run out of gas under caution. He finished 26th in the Camping World RV Sales 301. Gordon was in second when he ran out of gas.

By comparison, Denny Hamlin had been running second prior to the caution with Gordon third, but the No. 11 pitted for fuel and was able to climb into the top 10. Still, the race was a qualified success for Gordon who lost a lap early when a right rear tire lost air during a long green flag segment. His willingness to gamble after scoring a victory this season reveals the danger of starting drivers with nothing to lose.
Jul 13 - 9:53 PM

NASCAR has a way of quickly humbling drivers. One week after scoring his career-first win at Daytona, Almirola wrecked in practice at New Hampshire and failed to fully recover during the race. He finished 23rd in the Camping World RV Sales 301.

Worse still, he was never in contention to score a top-10 finish with an average running position of 22.849. That was the 23rd-best in the field, suggesting that he finished exactly where he should.
Jul 13 - 9:40 PM

If the Chase were to start next week, Paul Menard would still be in Chase contention. His 19th-place finish dropped him one spot in the standings to 11th and with four winners behind him, he would be ranked 15th.

Menard currently has a 17-point cushion over the cutoff, but with the wild card Watkins Glen still on the calendar and several drivers still capable of getting their first win of the season, he needs to pass Clint Bowyer and Ryan Newman in the standings to get some breathing room. Fuel strategy earned him a victory at Indy in 2011, so the team remains hopeful.
Jul 13 - 9:22 PM

Kurt Busch snapped a five-race, top-15 streak dating back to the Pocono 400 when he crossed under the checkers 17th.

The driver was undoubtedly disappointed, but the past seven races have given him an average finish of 11.1, beginning with an 18th at Dover. In the six races that preceded the FedEx 400 his average finish was 32.5, and that turnaround means he is once more becoming fantasy relevant.
Jul 13 - 9:01 PM

Jamie McMurray finished 16th in the Camping World RV Sales 301 and climbed one position in the standings, but he remains well outside of the Chase cutoff in 21st without a 2014 victory to his credit.

McMurray is known for his ability to score big on NASCAR’s grandest stages, however, and the Cup field rolls into Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Brickyard 400 as their next outing. Fantasy players will want to give serious consideration to starting him in that race, but if he does not perform he could be relegated to the bench for the foreseeable future.
Jul 13 - 8:59 PM

Ryan Reed finishes 11th in Saturday's NASCAR Nationwide Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

He started the No. 16 Ford Mustang 13th on the grid for the Sta-Green 200. He is currently 10th in the 2014 NNS point standings.
Jul 13 - 8:49 PM


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