Greg Biffle’s struggles continued for a second week at New Hampshire. He lost two laps early and managed to finish only 16th in the Sylvania 300 after scoring a 23rd in the opening Chase race at Chicagoland.
For the first time since the beginning of the season the NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series has a new points leader.
Irwin Vences has chosen the right time in the 2014 NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series Season to go on a hot streak.
AJ Allmendinger converted a solid 13th-place finish at New Hampshire into a 10th-place position in the points’ standings. His Chase hopes remains alive entering Dover, where he has four top-15s during his 13-race career.
Brian Vickers established himself as a contender to finish in the top 10 when he posted the quickest 10-lap average in Saturday morning’s practice session. He fulfilled on that promise with a 10th-place finish on Sunday.
Earnhardt scored his first top-10 in the past five races at New Hampshire. He was ninth in the Sylvania 300.
Kyle Busch sustained significant damage in an accordion-style accident during a restart on lap 189. He dropped to 23rd while make repairs, but stayed on the lead lap and ultimately finished eighth.
Brad Keselowski spun while trying to pass Matt Kenseth on lap 195. He damaged his Ford, but was able to use a rash of cautions in the closing laps to make repairs and climb back into contention. He finished seventh at New Hampshire.
Aric Almirola finished sixth in the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and watched while half of the Chase contenders experienced one problem or another. He is still 16th in the standings, but only 10 point behind 12th position.
Jimmie Johnson quietly finished fifth in the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire. He spent only 24 percent of the laps inside the top five and used some strategy at the end to advance.
Jamie McMurray scored his third consecutive top-10 at New Hampshire and his eighth straight top-15. Having missed the Chase, he is on a mission to prove he is as strong as the playoff contenders and this week’s fourth-place finish does just that.
Kevin Harvick finished third in the Sylvania 300 and is a virtual lock to advance to the Contender round. He has a 41-point advantage over 13th-place in the standings and needs only about a top-35 finish to continue in the Chase.
For the second time this season, Kyle Larson came up one position short of winning his first Sprint Cup race. He finished second in the Sylvania 300 to Joey Logano and earned his seventh career top-five. His other runner-up finish was earned at Auto Club this March.
Joey Logano won the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway to clinch a spot in the second round of the Chase. With 55 laps remaining, he restarted 16th on fresh tires and methodically carved his way to the lead.
Timmy Solomito was credited with an 17th place DNF in Saturday's NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.